Mesa-based businesswoman, Carolyn Murphy, has created Family Tree Quest, a web-based company that offers a unique perspective when it comes to genealogy and family history. It's emphasis is on healing the heartache of dysfunction and stress in families while creating safe, loving relationships. She states, "As we value our history, it becomes clear how we can become our best, most happy and capable selves. We learn which personal character traits contribute to strong, safe, secure family relationships. In contrast, we can see what detracts from and destroys them. This knowledge helps us develop a healthy concern about contributing positively to the future of our family line."
She continues, "Since lives are changing in this generation, it’s time to Rise (stand up) and Shine (do something to create positive change). In a world of shifting values and all-out assault on individuals and families, despair, despondency, depression and discouragement are running rampant. While in the 'survival mode' of all-too-busy lives, it’s tempting to throw in the towel and want to quit or escape the realities and responsibilities of the daily grind. Happy perspectives can be lost and purpose-filled lives can seem muddied by the everyday problems for which no solution seems to be obvious."
She says that no matter how discouraged they may be, something calls to the heart of Today’s ChangeMakers—a term coined by Murphy to describe people who refuse to give up on creating a better future for themselves or their families.
Inviting people to "Join the Quest" to find time-tested, principle-centered solutions to strengthening themselves and their families in this generation, Murphy is seeking to find those people who are willing to BE the catalyst for change that their family line has been waiting for. This has become a world-wide movement using family history as springboard toward positive generational change. Today, people from four countries are participating.
With deep conviction, Murphy states, "Whatever your background, your choices in this generation will affect future generations. You have the opportunity to turn the tide of bickering, contention, divorce, trauma, abuse, addictions, illness, conflict, self-doubt, death of a family member, or other adversity into a bright and beautiful future—in spite of the odds. What’s important is that you realize, you are the one who bridges the gap between your family history and a bright and beautiful future."
She's created a free two-generation family tree chart for those who "Join the Quest" to help them remember their crucial role on their own family tree, and invites all to discover the amazing power of their own positive influence--beginning today.