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] Self Love requires humility

Sometimes, we "act" like we love ourselves so that we don't have to change.
I Love myself completely and no changes are required, I'm THAT rad. Except
our spirit very much wants to change what's not working for our lives. But
we're afraid (often misdiagnosed as lazy or arrogant) to do what it takes
to change. Fake self Love can turn into a cop out for really growing.

What do you say when people as you "How are you?" Do you have a standard
response? A positive or not so positive? Self love is really a journey, one that sometimes finds you down roads and
paths that are completely unknown, it is a conscious decision that involves
some inner work and home truths Before I knew this, my concept of self love was pampering - pedicures,
manicures, massages, facial most likely including a spa day throw in come
wool bathrobes and cucumber over my eyes and there you go, overflowing with
self love. And having tried that a few times there was still a void inside
me, I kept asking myself what is going on? And this is what I have learnt

  1. Self Love is a decision to be your absolute full whole self
  2. Self Love is a decision to embrace your freedom
  3. Self Love requires humility and the ability to hear the truth
  4. Self Love takes courage to make decisions that are uncomfortable,
    against the status quo and different
  5. Self Love is not about being defensive, making excuses and accepting
    other people's lies and bad behaviour in the name of "it's not the right
    time or I will deal with it when I am good and ready"
  6. Self Love takes patience
  7. Self Love is your birthright and all the love you are searching for is
    right within you The question is - how much love can you stand? Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 2/13/2016 01:54:00 pm

Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
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— 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