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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

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.

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What Did Your Ancestor Fight For? 5d activism ancestors ancestry consciousness family history great awakening simon parkes voting rights women young adult Jan 21, 2022

This morning on my Instagram account @coffeewithmyancestors, I gave another journal prompt. I do this during the week often asking questions you normally do not see in family history writing books....

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"Naughty" & "Nice" Women female ancestors germany hitler's furies wendy lower women writing wwii Jan 12, 2022

On my Instagram account @coffeewithmyancestors, I shared a Journal Prompt for today asking about the "naughty" or "bad" women in our families. I invited people to write those stories.

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New Holiday Programs! family patterns genealogy military research self-care women wwi wwii Nov 16, 2021

I am excited to announce two new workshops for the holiday season! Whether you would like to learn a new tool to take to your family gatherings to expand your research or learn self-care tips, I...

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