10 Gifts I Can’t Live Without

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38 by Donna Messerly-Brown There is something very empowering about surviving the unthinkable (over and over), then learning you […]

Out of the Darkness a Healing Experience

On Nov. 20 I joined family and friends at the Out of the Darkness Walk in Hurricane, Utah. We participated in honor of three lost loved ones. Our team of 11 raised almost $1,500! The week prior to the event was painful due to memories and emotions that had been packed away and suddenly let […]

Self Help for Hecklers

by Donna Messerly-Brown Hey, remember Statler and Waldorf? Think “Muppets.” These two old codgers watched every Muppet Show from high up in the balcony. I call them “the hecklers.” Statler and Waldorf heckled the entire cast in all but one show (Waldorf’s wife filled in for Statler once because he was purported to be sick). Together they trashed […]

Everything is Not Broken

‘Little O’: A Frank Discussion About Suicide by Donna Messerly-Brown It is so very hard for me to think of him; I mean to really think of him. The gamut of emotions ranges from disabling grief to fond remembrance to guilt to love to pure anger and back at again. Ronald Wayne Messerly is my little […]

Find Yourself in Family History

African Oral Historian Touched by Importance of Past by Donna Messerly-Brown One of the greatest places to find yourself is in family history. There’s just something about the ability to connect with ancestors unknown that helps me develop a sense of self. For that reason, family history research is a rich form of self-help. Several […]

Send a Santa Letter to Your Child

Save the Life of Someone Else’s by Donna Messerly-Brown Santa and I just played “Let’s Make a Deal!” For every $10 donation made to London Kaye Solomon‘s “Out of Darkness” team walk on Nov. 10,  to help raise funds for suicide prevention, Santa will handwrite and mail a personal letter to one child either in response […]