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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

Writing to the Ancestors Webinar ancestors channeled writing genealogy genealogy education genealogy writing inherited trauma journal prompts journaling meditation mental health military research veterans Sep 02, 2021

I have a new webinar in September to help you learn how to connect with your ancestors.

Writing to the Ancestors

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Explore some basic ways to tap into what your ancestors have to say...

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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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Breakdown! Unspoken Effects of Genealogy & Military Research Webinar genealogy education genealogy writing genelaogy inherited trauma mental health military research ptsd trauma Aug 31, 2021

I have a new webinar in September to help you explore the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual effects of our often traumatic genealogy and military research.

Breakdown! Unspoken Effects of...

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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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New Webinar Series for September! Coffee With My Ancestors ancestral lineage healing consciousness genealogy genealogy education home front mental health military research ptsd veterans webinar wwii Aug 27, 2021

I'm so excited to announce a new series of webinars, Coffee With My Ancestors

Do you ever wish you could sit down at the table with a cup of coffee or tea and speak with your ancestors who...

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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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Drug Use in the WWII Military addiction aggression drug use genealogy mental health wwii Aug 09, 2021

Last week I was flipping channels looking for something to watch while I ate breakfast. I stumbled on a PBS show called Secrets of the Dead. The topic this day was World War Speed. I was interested...

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