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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

Family Patterns, Mental Health & Our Kids ancestral lineage healing family patterns genealogy genogram mental health teenagers young adult Aug 22, 2022

Parents!

It's time to take a deeper look at our own healing journey and remember our kids are on their own paths. We each came into these bodies with specific soul goals, lessons to learn,...

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How Many Perspectives Are You Gathering? genealogy genealogy education genogram inherited trauma wwii Aug 18, 2022

A big question I hear from those researching their ancestor's military service is, 'How do I know which account of the battle is correct?'

My answer is always, 'It depends on which perspective of...

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They Never Got to Say Goodbye ancestral healing family patterns genealogy inherited trauma research a veteran veterans Aug 16, 2022

Have you always been able to say goodbye to the people you loved? People with whom you had strong energetic connections or were in significant relationships? What happened when you never had the...

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Military Seminar is now Virtual genealogy genealogy education genealogy seminar military seminar research a veteran wwii research Aug 15, 2022

The full-day military seminar I was to teach in Zeeland, Michigan on 27 August 2022 has now GONE VIRTUAL! Due to health concerns, we made the switch from live to virtual.

In the Stories from the...

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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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