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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

Did You Assume The War Had Zero Impact On Your Veteran? genealogy inherited trauma korean war vietnam wwii Jun 16, 2022

 A common misconception I’ve heard from family members and clients about veterans who did not have an active combat role during their military service (war-time or not), was that the war...

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Veteran Experiences We Often Ignore 102nd division 406th infantry regiment 94th infantry division czech genealogy czech republic genealogy research a veteran wwii Jun 14, 2022

What happened to your veteran when they served as an occupation force in Europe when the war ended? What about the families of the other side? Have you ever thought about what happened to them?...

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Writing Stories of War genealogy genealogy writing military writing women's history month Mar 24, 2022

Photographs. Letters. Military documents. Whispered family stories. Artifacts of war. Questions……so many questions and some answers. Your head is spinning and you are unsure where to...

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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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The Healing Power of Stories ancestral lineage healing genealogy military research navy ptsd wwii Mar 21, 2022

My current title reads, Jennifer Holik spiritual coach and an intuitive healer specializing in inherited & war trauma, & personal & ancestral healing. I am also a military researcher,...

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Writing A Love Story brouk genealogy military writing women women's history month Mar 18, 2022

You might be wondering what a love story has to do with World War II research. The answer is simple. The story came out of the research. Only it didn’t. And then, it did.

Pick up any writing...

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Do You Need a Developmental Editor? genealogy memoir military researcher military writing spiritual writing writing coach Mar 12, 2022

Are you writing your military or personal stories and need a fresh set of eyes on your project? A developmental editor might be just what you need!

One of the areas I shine in is seeing...

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