Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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


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You Live What You Believe

What you believe, you will repeat, over and over - Iyanla Vanzant

Core beliefs contribute to our decisions and ultimately our lives. There are times that our core beliefs limit our growth. Unconsciously we believe what we were taught as children many times after we have either outgrown them. We believe some of the religious core beliefs even though they may not be relevant to the times. Myths handed down that are not questioned may also lead to a life less fulfilled.

So, the question is, what do you believe? And if you don't know for sure, look at your life, whatever is inside will manifests itself into your reality. It really is that simple

The part which may be challenging is accepting and facing the unconscious beliefs.

So if you believe that you are unworthy or not enough this is what you you will attract into your life

You attract what you believe!

If you believe you are the bees knees, you will treat yourself accordingly

Belive baby, Believe!!

Have you Read 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

Harvest Time

“One of the greatest challenges in creating a joyful, peaceful and abundant life is taking responsibility for what you do and how you do it. As long as you can blame someone else, be angry with someone else, point a finger at someone else, you are not taking responsibility for your life.”
—Iyanla Vanzant



It takes a Goliath of a spirit to claim the responsibility for one's irresponsible behaviours.
Most choose to defend self, explain self, with a desire to be more desirable based on justification.

This is a personal statement. Directly from me to you.
Something has guided me to the possibility that sharing this message today may be of some semblance of use, to somebody.

You see, putting self aside leads to backups,
backups lead to blockages, & blockages lead to most of the challenges that we face regarding our health (mental, spiritual and physical).
There is a clinical difference between putting something aside & letting something go.
So today I am letting go.
This year, I am letting go.
I am letting go because I don't want to carry anymore stowaway energy or emotion into my future.

Do you continue to carry those thoughts & feelings that haunt your development?
This is a time of choice,
This is a time of alignment & assignment of future perspectives.
Start as you mean to go on.
& remember that you chose what to keep & what to put down.
Remember, for this is a year of responsibility.
This is a year of ownership.
This is a year of acceptance, for this year will not be controlled.
This year will make many things manifest.
A year of harvest.
Which seeds have you sown? Flo

You Are Divine

Accept the fact that you are Divine - Iyanla


The whole concept of "who are you?" is one that still fascinates me for many a reason includeing that we hardly ever contemplate it as a serious question and accept the definition of ourselves from our parents and sociaety, that knowing who we are is critical in making decisions that honor who we are and that knowing it provides a solid platform and foundation upon which to build.


My story of finding out is well documented and told- I was "forced" to contemplate it in a corner in a place in Northern Uganda on the spot, with many eyes upon me. I was told that nothing moves until I know and say out loud who I was with pride and confidence- a seminal moment in the shift of my own living


I sometimes forget who I am, because really remembering who I am holds me accountable and involves busting out comfort zones, unlearning patterns, questionuing norms and at times being darn uncomfortable. But all that never changees who I am and who I am in Divine! Who you are is Divine

What does that mean in simple terms?

It means that you are an extension of Divinity, it means that nothing you DO or nothing you say you are changes who you are at the core

You are Divine - you possess the attributes of the creator of the Universe

You are Divine - you are an extension of all that is abundant, good and loving

You are Divine - you are vastness

You are Divine - you are possess the wisdom and infinite inteeligence inside you

Nothing that you did, have done, will do can change that. That is just how it is

It is now up to you to accept, remember and act upon that. Who is ready for the challenge?


When I remember and act from who I trust the process knowing that once I act from this knowing that whatever the outcome is, is for the greatest good and I can handle anything that comes along with it

What an awesome feeling!




Who Are You Becoming?

We have yet to know the person we will be a year from now. And between now and that point will be conversations and experiences and challenges and life surprises and who knows what else that will yet again and once more introduce you to some unknown part of you. Carolyn Myss

One of the bonuses of achieving goals or even going after goals is who you become in the process. The qualities that you gain on the journey to the goals you set out

The courage

the discipline, 

the wisdom, 

the compassion, 

the forgiveness. 

These are some of  the qualities you gain in achieving the clear goals that you have set for yourself. 

I heard before that the lessons are on the path, and the path is the journey. I get it

The qualities   you gain on that journey hold you in good stead for the next phase of the journey, and the beauty of this life is if one does not master the lesson events are repeated to give you another chance to, and sometimes the second chance can be helpful

Often times I found myself always wanting to be somewhere else, doing something else, with someone else. The old, tomorrow theory. I want to be doing something else! It's a trick, a set up

Right where I am is where I am suppose to be! This is it, this is the place where the lessons, the fun, the love, the everything reside. Right here in this moment

I remember when I realise this an started p[racticing it, I was sitting on a stool in Kampala wanting to be somewhere else and I looked up and I just felt a sense of peace and a voice saying it's right here boo, whatever you are looking for is right here! I stopped and started. I stopped wishing to be somewhere else and was present in every moment- got me two books and a peace that passes all unerstanding

Today I am reminded that I am here, be here, now, paying attention

Who are you becoming on the journey?  Are you paying attention to who you are becoming? Do you even care?

Pay attention


Akosua is on the Why Are You Here in DC Tour?

Catch it, share it, do it

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