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About familytreegirl

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker

A Commonwealth employee passes away on the job after administrators allegedly refused to accept her doctor’s note

Originally posted on Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill:
Photo by Public Domain Pictures on Pexels.com My late sister-in-law was a long-term and highly regarded employee of DDS and was ready to retire in a few months. She had some attendance problems…

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Sarkis: How to identify a gaslighter

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
Joining the growing literature on gaslighting behaviors is Dr. Stephanie Sarkis’s Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People — and Break Free (2018). Sarkis is both a counselor and a mediator, and her experiences…

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How administrators bullied a state hospital nurse after workplace violence

Originally posted on Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill:
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I was a registered nurse at the a hospital in Worcester from 2014-2016. During that time, I was injured by a patient on the job. I had previously…

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A lot of deniers are simply playing a sick, sociopathic game

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
(Drawing copyright Aaron Maeda) Denier behavior occurs at many levels and in many situations. There are those who deny that the Holocaust ever happened, claiming that millions of souls never perished at the hands…

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Workplace bullying and mobbing: Recovery and possibilities for post-traumatic growth

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What are the recovery prospects for targets of severe workplace bullying or mobbing who are experiencing psychological trauma? Can they access effective treatments and help? Can they recover and heal from their ordeals to…

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Abuse survivors can draw inspiration from John McCain’s life story

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
Here in America, the death of U.S. Senator John McCain is dominating the news, and rightly so. He has been a major political figure for several decades, marked by a penchant for outspokenness and…

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On being restlessly patient in advancing positive law and policy reforms

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
A piece in the current issue of the Economist, the venerable British news magazine, resurrects the tax policy positions of Henry George, an author and political economist who built a worldwide following during the last half of the 19th…

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