I’m a writer, a Mother to 4, and a survivor of…just about everything. In 2011, I wrote a piece called Grim Reaper Girl that went viral, sharing how empathy saved my life after a string of 12 deaths had left me feeling like death followed me everywhere.
Over the next few years, the slew of tragedy continued at a relentless pace. In total, we lost 21 people in 5 years. We moved 4 times. We lost a baby, our home, my daughter’s best friend, and then…oh yeah, there’s this, My Most Amazing Story Yet.
But, my story is not a pity-party-table-for-one-please (although I think those are great sometimes, too, and necessary). My story is one of triumph in tragedy. Little triumphs – many, many little triumphs, that came slowly and carefully while I learned how to fight for my life, my joy and my love.
I have written myself through grief upon grief, and brought myself back to life again and again. I am still doing it now, and along the way, I’m sharing my journey, because I have become a self-certified Heal-Thyself Specialist (it’s a fancy title, I know, I earned it with 14 years at the school of hard knocks. Did you get a degree from there, too?!).
I’m here to tell you, I see you, I get you, I’ve been through it, too, and here’s how we pick ourselves up and keep moving forward again and again, with our broken, open hearts. I’m here to remind you how to open when you’re closed, to soften when you feel yourself turn hard like callouses. I’m here to encourage you to dare greatly, even when vulnerability makes you quake in your boots. I’m here to urge you forward into unfolding again and again to love and possibility.
And, I’m also here to remind myself, and YOU, not to take ourselves or this thing called life too seriously!
I’m so grateful you’re on this journey with me, because every time you speak to me, you heal a bit of me, and I hope I heal a bit of you, too.
Connection is the answer to just about everything, isn’t it?
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She has appeared on AZTV’s AM Arizona several times promoting Sedona, AZ and her dreams. She is known for her inspirational blog, “A Writer’s Journey Inside Out.”
After a devastating string of twenty deaths in four years, Megan now uses her personal experiences of healing and hope to inspire others. She explores difficult topics with vulnerability, honesty, and warmth, leaving readers and audiences with inspiration and practical, functional tools for growth and healing.
She a Contributing Author to YourTribute.com and to www.OpenToHope.com. She is also an Editor for one of the world’s leading news websites, Topix.com.
Megan is known as the host of “Out & About with Megan” on Channel 16 in Sedona, AZ which aired over two-dozen episodes. In her time at the TV station, she co-produced dozens upon dozens of commercials, videos and online video content with Bruce Fraser from Sedona Videos.
She is currently completing her book, which illumines a powerfully transformative healing process she uncovered through her personal experiences. Read more about her story here: Grim Reaper Girl – Part 1
Megan is available for Public Speaking engagements, private speaking functions, and hosts a variety of on-going classes & workshops. If you are interested in scheduling an event please email her directly at Megan.Aronson23@gmail.com.