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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

 
What Did Your Ancestor Fight For? 5d activism ancestors ancestry consciousness family history great awakening simon parkes voting rights women young adult Jan 21, 2022

This morning on my Instagram account @coffeewithmyancestors, I gave another journal prompt. I do this during the week often asking questions you normally do not see in family history writing books....

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We Are Not Our Grandparents' Children 5d ancestors consciousness generational trauma indigo children rainbow children spiritual coach spiritual growth teenagers teens young adults Jan 20, 2022

What do you think of that title? Are you confused? Wondering what the heck that sentence means?

Do you have a child, teen, or young adult who is "different", diagnosed with ADHD or autism? A child...

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"Naughty" & "Nice" Women female ancestors germany hitler's furies wendy lower women writing wwii Jan 12, 2022

On my Instagram account @coffeewithmyancestors, I shared a Journal Prompt for today asking about the "naughty" or "bad" women in our families. I invited people to write those stories.

Throughout...

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Start the Conversation ancestral lineage healing bohemia chicago czech republic czechoslovakia family history genealogy inherited trauma prague svihlik tregler writing writing community Jan 10, 2022

Today on my Instagram account for @coffeewithmyancestors, I gave a writing prompt on FEAR. I asked the question, What are you afraid of?

This is a question I ask myself often and the answer always...

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That Shocking Genealogy or Military Research Detail chicago finding your roots genealogy generational trauma henry louis gates jr inherited trauma mental health mental illness slavery spiritual coach spirituality suicide transformation wwii research Jan 07, 2022

This morning over breakfast I flipped TV channels and caught half of the genealogy program, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. I almost never watch these genealogy shows but this...

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Book Review: The Ravine book review holocaust the ravine ukraine wwii wwii research Jan 06, 2022

Last week I was on Instagram and someone shared this book, The Ravine. A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed. While I enjoy reading WWII history and historical fiction, it has...

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Reading Between the Lines: U.S. Army Experiences in WWII genealogy writing mental health spiritual coach storytelling writing coach wwii wwii research Jan 05, 2022

The Problem

One of the things I've noticed in my almost 30 years of genealogical research plus helping both genealogy and military clients and reading social media posts and blogs, is that most...

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