Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


Sleep is a Super Power

Hello Lovies

Its been a while!! I have been caught up, literally with our Caribbean Arts Festival - CARIFESTA which is a ten day festival of the Arts and Culture bringing together 20 countries and 2000 delegates - sort of like an Olympic games for the arts!  The festival started on the 16th of August and will run for ten days, so we are now half way through and  Its been quite a whirlwind.

Today I had some time to breathe and there was nothing more that I wanted to do than to touch base with y'all and see what's up!?

I have been paying attention to the lessons on this Journey of being part of a team that executes the largest arts festival in the region

The top five lessons thus far

1. Take nothing personally - a lesson that can apply anywhere and  in any situation

2. Get some sleep - Sleep is a super power - functioning with little

3. Everything cannot be scripted and controlled in the way I want it to be-many times the surrender to the flow and process brings even more joy and awe

4. People show you what is inside them when in crisis so pay attention and recognise the fear

5.Let Go and Let God - when you have done all you can, let it go


Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
The students who attended the function were so inspired by you they want all their friends to be exposed to your story.
— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
I must thank you for your presentation, many people were blown away by it.
— Sharon Christopher, Dep CEO First Citizens Bank Limited
It was a pleasure hosting you. Your reading from Nyabo (Madam) Why Are You Here? - was both thought provoking and insightful, thank you.
— Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - New York
You are an inspiration to us all
— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
I can’t stop telling people about your presentation. You changed my life forever!
— Michele Celestine, Executive Director Heroes Foundation
What an honour and priveledge it was for me and my wife to host you during your stay in Washington DC
— Anthony WJ Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador Extraordinary Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Unveiling was exactly what I needed, thank you.
— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
Akosua, congratulations and thank you for that fabulous and thoughtful sharing from your book. I did NOTHING for the weekend but read your books. Madam, I found your story telling light and entertaining, true Trini style but DEEP.
— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
After hearing Ms. Akosua speak, I now know that I am everything and that I have everything to become who I want to be.
— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
Madam Akosua was awe inspiring. Excellent motivational skills. For me as a new retiree her words encourage me to “give back to the village”
— Anthea Doyle
Inspirational for both year groups. Forms 3 and 5. They were at the edge of their seats. prodding them to plan and even when things do not go as planned... to never give up when faced with life’s challenges
— San Juan South Secondary School
She is complete, sincere and true to herself. Akosua relates to you on what is common in all of us, our humanity.
— Odella Jowaheer