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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

Listen to the Ancestors' Voices ancestors channeled writing guided writing wwi Oct 12, 2022

A few weeks ago I sat by candlelight and allowed the voices of ancestors to move through me. Interestingly, a WWI voice appeared. Who shows up when you sit in silence? What do you learn?

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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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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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Paper Trail or Ancestral Intervention or Both? genealogy kokoska military writing storyteller wwi Jul 17, 2021

Sometimes in our pursuit of paper records to document an ancestor's life and journey, we hit a brick wall. Sometimes the only way to obtain more information is through connection with the specific...

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