Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Decisions Tap Into Our Power

once we make a choice for ourselves that is in alignment with our betterment, we are actively telling Source that this is now our intention Hiro Boga

Decision is power

Choice is power

There is nothing more powerful than a made up mind. Trust me on that!

Yesterday I went on a run with a group. I did not ask many questions before hand - somehow I like to be surprised. Actually no, the real reason is if I knew the distance I would have talked myself out of going.

During the run, I noticed it was uphill only, then I heard that it is 10k up - one way!

I froze!

10k one way means 20k both ways.

I have never ran more than 11k.

My mind immediately went into "I cannot" mode, "this is hard" mode, I don't want to do this" mode

I let it wash over me, all the negative talk, then I had to put the lessons into play.

The immediate one was to shift the negative self talk, to change my mind.

1. Ask yourself - Is it true that you cannot make it?

2. Accept that it will not be easy

3. Serious self talk

4. Decide that you will give your best

Once I decided, it was ON! I found the energy to make the run

The lesson was clear. Decide. Believe. Act. Know that there will be challenges along the way

I'm heading into the rest of the week with this in mind


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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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
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— 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