Genealogy, Research, Travel, WWII

Can We Have Gratitude for their Choices?

I've been having many conversations with people about FAMILY. CHOICE. GRATITUDE. JUDGMENT. NEGATIVITY. CHANGE. WAR. LIFE. DEATH. Whenever I have posed some questions, usually in a short video, about family choice and what would it take to stop judging it all, the response I get on the posts and through messages is often filled with… Continue reading Can We Have Gratitude for their Choices?

Travel

Choosing Something New for Life, Business, and Relationship

I've been moving through some interesting things the last few years and they seem to be culminating this year. New choices, new paths, new relationships, and a change in my business. Hear my thoughts on all this as I sit in Naarden-Vesting, Netherlands, and several questions for you to ask yourself about your life and… Continue reading Choosing Something New for Life, Business, and Relationship

Facilitation, Travel, Writing

Finding Inspiration for Your Stories in Fiction

Most of us stick to the same sources when we research our family history or military history. Genealogy books, records, official military documents, histories written about a family or a military unit. How often do you look outside the "usual" sources to find inspiration to help you tell your family's stories? I've been reading more… Continue reading Finding Inspiration for Your Stories in Fiction

Facilitation

What if We Did Not Judge?

I have been reading a book called The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. This is the second of her books I've read in the last month. It brought up so many questions and themes around family, World War II, stories, judgment, allowance, and how we cope as the people going through an experience and those who… Continue reading What if We Did Not Judge?