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With practice, we can see that our wounded child is not only us. Our wounded child may represent several generations. Our mother may have suffered throughout her life. Our father may have suffered. Perhaps our parents weren’t able to look after the wounded child in themselves. So when we’re embracing the wounded child in us, we are embracing all the wounded child in our past generations. This practice is not a practice for ourselves alone, but for numberless generations of ancestors and descendants.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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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Try it for Free! Healing the Roots Writing Workshop spiritual coach workshop writing writing community wwii Jan 04, 2022

Inside each of you lives stories ready to be told. Problems we often face are, where do I even begin? What stories do I tell? How do I make them something my family will want to read? How can I...

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Book Review: Listening to the Voices of Our Ancestors ancestors book review clairs czech genealogy ireland Dec 16, 2021

Several months ago I bought a book called, Listening to the Voices Of Our Ancestors, by Megan Reilly Koepsell. When it arrived I flipped through it and put it on a stack of books to read,...

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