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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

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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What's Wrong With Daddy? Webinar collective trauma dna genealogy genealogy education history home front inherited trauma mental health military research military writing multigenerational trauma ptsd veterans veterans administration veterans administration hospital vietnam wwii wwii home front Sep 01, 2021

I have a new webinar in September to help you explore the effects of war on our veterans and family. What was kept in silence post-WWII (or any war) has a tremendous impact on us through inherited...

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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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Questions to Explore Your Family Patterns ancestral lineage healing ancestry dna family history family patterns genealogy journal prompts writing prompts wwii Jun 04, 2021

Yesterday I wrote an article called Trauma of Being the ‘Bad Guy’ in War. I invited readers to start looking at the stories, beliefs, and patterns in your ancestral lineage. Today I...

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