Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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

 

[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] #Not Enoughness be gone

We combat our belief that we are not good enough by perfecting,
pleasing,performing we go through our lives trying to be who we think we
are supposed to be doing and saying what we want we think we want people to
hear, putting on what mask we think we need for that moment and that leaves
us exhausted (pleasing, perfecting, performing). 
Courage requires us to show the willingness and the ability to be
uncomfortable and to feel our way through emotions  
Brene Brown

It hit me like a ton of brinks yesterday, and I felt quite embarrassed at
first and then I started laughing uncontrollably because I got it, a penny
dropping moment. I did not feel good enough and did not feel as if I
measured up to the task. I kept making excuses and making up reasons for
doing the shite that I know was just in an attempt to make that particular
person happy and in my circle. Hey as we say here "party done...."

I am enough!

I have nothing to protect. I have nothing to defend. I have nothing to
deny. I have nothing to prove. and the moment I start acting that way it is
time to make another choice and make another move.

And this explains so many of my choices and relationships especially with
men...

So here we go

down with the not enoughness...

Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 2/22/2016 03:34:00 pm

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