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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

"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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Book Review: The Ravine book review holocaust the ravine ukraine wwii wwii research Jan 06, 2022

Last week I was on Instagram and someone shared this book, The Ravine. A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed. While I enjoy reading WWII history and historical fiction, it has...

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Reading Between the Lines: U.S. Army Experiences in WWII genealogy writing mental health spiritual coach storytelling writing coach wwii wwii research Jan 05, 2022

The Problem

One of the things I've noticed in my almost 30 years of genealogical research plus helping both genealogy and military clients and reading social media posts and blogs, is that most...

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Try it for Free! Healing the Roots Writing Workshop spiritual coach workshop writing writing community wwii Jan 04, 2022

Inside each of you lives stories ready to be told. Problems we often face are, where do I even begin? What stories do I tell? How do I make them something my family will want to read? How can I...

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The Questions I Never Asked ancestraladvice family patterns transformation writing wwii Dec 15, 2021

We all have questions we wish we would have asked our ancestors. As I write more pieces of my next book, I am jotting down questions I wish I would have asked. Questions I wish I would have known...

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Book Review: Ajax, The Dutch, The War book review dutch culture football holocaust jews netherlands wwii Nov 30, 2021

A little background on me before I dive into the book review.

By 2015 my healing journey & military work allowed me to travel in Europe & create a life both there & in Chicago. I became...

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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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