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Perhaps it is only in subsequent generations that trauma can be witnessed and worked through by those who were not there to live it but who received its effects, belatedly, through the narrative, actions and symptoms of the previous generation. ~Marianne Hirsch

Writing Stories of War genealogy genealogy writing military writing women's history month Mar 24, 2022

Photographs. Letters. Military documents. Whispered family stories. Artifacts of war. Questions……so many questions and some answers. Your head is spinning and you are unsure where to...

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The Dead Have No Secrets spiritual writing Mar 23, 2022

The dead have no secrets.

Isn't it time for humanity to write their stories, be raw, vulnerable, and honest? To stop hiding the generations of, and recent, pain and secrets? To talk about...
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Women’s History Month: What Was Her Story? ancestry dna family history genealogy inherited trauma wwi wwii Mar 22, 2022

Have you asked the hard or uncomfortable questions about your female ancestor? Do you ask family members for the stories that are not kind? Have you only heard negative stories about certain family...

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The Healing Power of Stories ancestral lineage healing genealogy military research navy ptsd wwii Mar 21, 2022

My current title reads, Jennifer Holik spiritual coach and an intuitive healer specializing in inherited & war trauma, & personal & ancestral healing. I am also a military researcher,...

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Writing A Love Story brouk genealogy military writing women women's history month Mar 18, 2022

You might be wondering what a love story has to do with World War II research. The answer is simple. The story came out of the research. Only it didn’t. And then, it did.

Pick up any writing...

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Do You Need a Developmental Editor? genealogy memoir military researcher military writing spiritual writing writing coach Mar 12, 2022

Are you writing your military or personal stories and need a fresh set of eyes on your project? A developmental editor might be just what you need!

One of the areas I shine in is seeing...

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Women’s History Month – Writing about the Women of World War II genealogy writing women's history month writing coach wwii Mar 09, 2022

March is Women’s History Month. A month in which we honor the women in our families, communities, and the world. How are you honoring the women in your family who lived during World War II?...

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