Live webinar Monday 10 April 2023 at 7 p.m. CDT

Have you ever uttered those or similar words? Why was grandma so mean? Why was grandpa so sad or angry? Why did aunt Alice avoid the family when babies or small children were around? These are some of the questions we think in our heads but do not always ask out loud to family members. The time to break the silence is now.

There are always more than two sides to every family story. Do you ever wonder what influenced the behaviors, patterns, & emotions of our ancestors?

In this webinar we will look at our genealogy & military documents to identify events both personal, family, and historical, that may have shaped the behaviors and attitudes of your ancestors. We will also look at the family stories we have heard. Did you ever notice when you sit around a table and discuss the ancestors or major events in your lives or that of the family, that many version of a story emerge?

It is like watching a car accident, everyone has their own perspective about what took place. The same happens with family stories and records. We each have our own blocks, perspectives, unhealed wounds that affect how we receive information, process it and view a family member or ourselves.

I will share new tools & questions to help you better understand who your ancestors were & what shaped their behaviors. We will also explore how their unhealed trauma, family patterns and behaviors were passed down through the generations. Being aware of how their unhealed past may be affecting how you live your life or show you possibilities for why your family is or was the way they were with beliefs, patterns, behaviors, energies, and emotions.

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Meet Your Guide on this Journey

Hello! I'm Jennifer!

I’ve been on a conscious personal healing journey for more than a decade. My journey began while researching & writing about my family & military history. My military ancestors helped me dive deeper into my personal & ancestral trauma to heal.

By 2015 my healing journey & military work allowed me to travel in Europe & create a life both there & in Chicago. I became embedded in Dutch society, life, relationships, healthcare, politics, culture, got a deep dive into grief when I became a caregiver to someone I was in a relationship with & more, which gave me a unique perspective on our world & the layers of trauma we each carry, no matter where we live. Each experience I had in Europe gave me awareness & puzzle pieces for my healing & the healing of our ancestors & the collective. Puzzle pieces & awareness I can now share with you.

We are all connected no matter where we live, what our culture is, what our trauma has been….when one heals, we all heal.

Explore more of my military research work, over six years of articles, record examples, videos, and all the books I've written at the WWII Research & Writing Center.

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