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How do we find meaning out of a difficult childhood and a troubled mother-daughter relationship? In this episode Nigerian-American writer, mindfulness practitioner and educator Itoro Bassey speaks with Andrew about how to mother the wounded child inside. Itoro now lives in Nigeria (after being born and raised in the USA) and is the founder of the digital course, From Surviving to Thriving: Becoming Your Own Inner Author. This course uses writing and energy work to bring students into the present moment.  Itoro has published on culture, identity, and healing for over ten years and now offers intuitive counselling sessions for those in need of support. Follow Up Join our Supporters Club to access exclusive behind-the-scenes content, fan requests and the chance to ask Andrew your own questions. Membership starts at just £4.50. https://www.patreon.com/andrewgmarshall  Follow Itoro Bassey on Instagram or contact her at itoro.paula@gmail.com Read some of Itoro’s writing on culture, family and identity: How to let go of your family's expectations. Becoming My Own Woman... The Nigerian and tenderness How I’m Mothering the Wounded Kid Inside Who Just Wanted Love Read about Questions for Ada by Ijeoma Umebinyuo https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26141400-questions-for-ada  Read Andrew’s memoir on the loss of his partner, My Mourning Year https://mymourningyear.com  Get Andrew’s advice on dealing with painful feelings: https://andrewgmarshall.com/seven-ways-to-cope-with-painful-feelings/  Andrew offers regular advice on love, marriage and finding meaning in your life via his social channels. Follow him on: Twitter https://twitter.com/andrewgmarshall  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AndrewGMarshallTherapy  YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF5gT7ru5sblpFaU2-iWTTw 
Itoro Bassey (Udofia) is a writer, blogger, cultural worker, and educator. In her writing, Itoro tells stories that showcase strong female protagonists defying social conventions. Itoro is currently working on her first novel, The Soil Below and is the author of Running. Her Short Story, To the Children Growing Up in the Aftermath of their Parents War received the 2017 Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award. Itoro has a BA in African American Studies and Theatre from Smith College and an MA in International Education and Development from the Marlboro Graduate Institute. AFFILIATE MARKETING Instacart: Save yourself that trip to the market — Instacart delivers groceries in as fast as 1 hour! They connect you with Personal Shoppers in your area who shop and deliver groceries from your favorite stores. Click on this link to let Instacart know we sent you and help support our show. Buzzsprout: Today is a great day to start your own podcast. Whether you’re looking for a new marketing channel, have a message you want to share with the world, or just think it would be fun to have your own talk show...podcasting is an easy, inexpensive, and fun way to expand your reach online. Buzzsprout is hands down the easiest and best way to launch, promote, and track your podcast. Your show can be online and listed in all the major podcast directories (like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more) within minutes of finishing your recording. Following this linklet's Buzzsprout know we sent you, gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and helps support our show.
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Abuja, Borno, Nigeria
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1 hour, 48 minutes
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