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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

Why Was Grandma So Mean Webinar ancestral lineage healing czech genealogy family patterns genealogy education historical context mental health webinar Aug 30, 2021

I have a new webinar in September to help you dive into the layers of why a family member was who they were. Or, who we perceived them to be. Was that really who they were?

Why Was Grandma So...

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Channeled Writing - Do You Know What They Did? channeled writing empath family patterns holocaust medium wwii Aug 26, 2021

History has shown again and again while humanity always say, 'Never Forget!', and then does due to layers of trauma, that some things never change.

However, we are living in a moment in time when...

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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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The Secret Life of an Ancestor ancestry family patterns genealogy secrets wwii Jul 16, 2021

I read a lot of historical fiction set in Europe World War II. Recently I finished the book, The Paris Apartment, by Kelly Bowen.

In this book, the main character discovers her grandmother...

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Family Secrets & Patterns After World War II family patterns genealogy inherited trauma veterans wwii Jun 07, 2021

We are living through a period of years where many things are coming to the light that were previously hidden in the darkness. It will be up to each of us to choose whether or not to look at these...

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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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Emotions Are A Good Thing ancestral lineage healing emotions family patterns May 30, 2021

Emotions are not a bad thing. They help us to feel what is there beneath the surface that has shown up for healing and release. My invitation to you the next few days is to be in non-judgment of...

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