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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

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

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
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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An advocate sees a pattern of abusive bosses

Originally posted on Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill:
Photo by mentatdgt on Pexels.com Sara worked in the fashion industry for nine years. She just quit her job and started working for herself. “I feel a lot happier,” said Sara. Here’s her…

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What are the roots of cruelty at work?-David Yamada

Here is a site to follow-lots of critical information linked to bullying in the workplace. Check out David Yamada’s latest blog at https://newworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/03/21/what-are-the-roots-of-cruelty-at-work/

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Yet another study links workplace bullying to suicides. When is enough enough?

Originally posted on Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill:
We reported earlier this year that a Norwegian study revealed that bullied targets are twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts than those who were never bullied. Pioneer Heinz Leymann estimated that 10 percent of those bullied take their…

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In the news

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
It has been a year of prominent news stories related to the workplace, especially the avalanche of accounts concerning sexual harassment. Here are many of the 2017 news stories in which I’ve been quoted…

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