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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

Are There Only Bad Memories? cemetery chicago czech genealogy family patterns genealogy infant death mental health pregnancy writing prompts Aug 16, 2021

As I sit here quietly this morning sipping coffee, feeling exhausted after a very rough night, my great grandparents, Joseph & Bessie (nee Zajicek) Kokoska came to my mind. In the photo above,...

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Book Review: Collective Trauma Healing book review collective trauma healing holocaust inherited trauma thomas hubl wwii Aug 11, 2021

Many WWII research clients and others who have come to me for help in finding answers to military research questions and to learn more about who their father, grandfather, uncle, etc. was, are...

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Drug Use in the WWII Military addiction aggression drug use genealogy mental health wwii Aug 09, 2021

Last week I was flipping channels looking for something to watch while I ate breakfast. I stumbled on a PBS show called Secrets of the Dead. The topic this day was World War Speed. I was interested...

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The Impact of Our Research genealogy military research Aug 05, 2021

Exploring our lives and those of our family members is an activity many people engage in today, often as genealogical or military research. Some explore their lives through various energetic and...

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Book Review: The Survivors ancestral lineage healing book review genealogy writing healing modalities holocaust wwii Aug 04, 2021

There is an incredible book The Survivors. A Story of War, Inheritance, and Healing by Adam P. Frankel. I picked this book up to attempt to find another book I could use in my master class on...

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Safety, Fear, War, & Our Ancestral Lineage dna genealogy healing modalities inherited trauma military research wwii Aug 02, 2021

For the last decade I’ve studied the deeper layers of genealogy and family history. Explored the darker sides of family and ancestors. Looked at the grief, loss, war, fear they lived with,...

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Book Review: Facing Codependence codependence healing modalities relationship Jul 27, 2021

There are so many ways to identify family patterns that both help and harm us, our relationships, and way of life. Codependency is one pattern.

Codependence is defined as: excessive emotional or...

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