“Wow! What can I say about 47 Chances? This beautifully written book took me on a roller coaster of emotions, and I was gripped right from the first page. What inspires me about Megan is how she listens to her intuition and trust in life; that by leaving her doors open, love will rush in. She is a fearless and relentless warrior fighting to recover herself and her family. Really beautiful and powerful writing that ended too soon.”
Madeleine Black, International Speaker and Best-Selling Author of “Unbroken”
(John Blake Publishing, UK, 2017)
“Through Megan Aronson’s powerfully told story, her innocent family becomes the face of America’s hidden horror story, the current opioid crisis. With rare vulnerability and true poise, her voice calls up our own deepest family secrets and we feel Megan’s pain and courage as she faces the monster of addiction as though we stand beside her.”
Veronika Grace, Operations Manager, Sedona Soul Adventures
I finished 47 CHANCES in two days, and more than once I felt tears creeping up on me. You surrender yourself to us utterly, inviting us into the darkest hours of your life and letting us experience them alongside you. This creates a connection that transcends the page. Moving and honest, 47 CHANCES drives home the realities of addiction and the power of second chances.
Hannah Wood, Editor, formerly of Harper Perennial and DoubleDay Books,
Editor of the New York Times bestseller “This Will Be My Undoing” by Morgan Jerkins
THIS SIDE OF FORGIVENESS, NEW YORK TIMES
We found everything we ever wanted on the other side of forgiveness and forty-seven chances.
"THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED BY"
THE RUMPUS VOICES ON ADDICTION
"I met a man in 2003. He was soy chai lattes and Ben and Jerry’s “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” ice cream. He was flowy, red Hawaiian shirts, country music under neon lights, and moonlight strolls on red rock beaches..."
THE DAILY WISDOM WORDS PODCAST
EP. 20 - RISING AGAIN FROM ROCK BOTTOM WITH MEGAN ARONSON
Megan Aronson is an author, motivational speaker and founder of the popular #RiseAgain movement. From the opioid crisis to multiple deaths in the family to COVID to financial peril, Megan went through it all and still rose again like a phoenix. She's also chronicling her story in an upcoming memoir called 47 Chances.
AN INTERVIEW WITH JANICE BURT & MEGAN ARONSON ~ ON ADDICTION, FORGIVENESS & NEVER GIVING UP
In this interview Megan Aronson talks about her new book "47 Chances" where she goes in depth about the pain of her husband's opioid addiction and the surprise "ending" that few people in her position get. She is full of nuggets of wisdom and stories only a life well lived is able to tell.
"CONVERSATIONS WITH THE INSPIRING MEGAN ARONSON" ~ VOYAGE PHOENIX
"I live by one rule: we can always rise again. I have been knocked down more times than I can count, experienced more suffering in ten years than most will in a lifetime, and it has taught me how to save myself..."
RISE AGAIN WITH MEGAN ARONSON ~
OUR VOICES, 90.3 WKAH NEW YORK
Megan Aronson is an author, speaker, thought leader, and Mental Health and Addiction/Recovery Advocate. After losing 28 people in 8 years, she uses her experiences to remind others that they can always rise again after any fall. She is the author of the forthcoming memoir, “47 Chances,” the true story of how she survived her husband’s battle with opioid addiction. Megan is on a mission to use the spoken and written word to inspire a generation to live, grieve and love out loud. Megan joins Natasha Nurse on Our Voices to share the secrets for really tackling loss and grief.
VERDE VALLEY MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT & THIS IS MY BRAVE ~“I DON’T NEED HELP”
Sometimes it's hard to admit we need help...it took me a long time to realize "no one's coming to save you," but when I finally asked for help, everything changed for the better. Watch this video for one of the most powerful & inspiring stories I've ever told.
Publications, Interviews, Profiles & More
List of Publications
“This Side of Forgiveness.” The New York Times, April 2022
“I Never Thought I’d Be Part of This Club.” #TinyTruth micro-essay, Creative Nonfiction magazine Twitter feed, March 2022
“Voices on Addiction: The Road Less Traveled By.” The Rumpus, December 2021
“Coping with the Loss of Faith Moore.” Verde Independent, August 2021
“Pandemic Takes Toll on Mental Health.” Red Rock News, November 2020
Winner of Zoom Call Masterclass Session with Talent & Literary Manager Marilyn Atlas, When Words Count Retreat, September 2020
Finalist in Guideposts magazine’s Writer’s Workshop Contest (Kimberly Elkins, Editor, sought me out after reading my blog and asked me to write for them and enter the contest, then put me directly into the finalist category after I submitted two pieces)
“Conversations with the Inspiring Megan Aronson.” VoyagePhoenix.com, July 2018
“A Challenge to Save Lives.” Red Rock News, December 2018
“So Much More Than 5 Stages of Grief.” OpentoHope.com, May 2017
“The Safeway Story: Be A Miracle.” Rise Again blog, February 2014 (This blog went viral when it made it to the CEO of Safeway who then flew the employee I wrote about out to their corporate headquarters for a special event to highlight his achievements)
“Grief Speaks: How Can I Be Alone.” YourTribute.com, September 2013
“Grief Tools: Keeping a Journal.” YourTribute.com, August 2013
“Grief Tools: Expressing the Pain.” YourTribute.com, August 2013
“My Baby Died and Taught Me Faith.” OpentoHope.com, March 2012
“This Year I Gave Time for Christmas.” Red Rock News, January 2012
“How to Feel Sedona’s Mystical Energy – An Interview with Mr. Sedona.” WanderingEducators.com Homepage Feature, October 2011
Interviews & Profiles
“How to Use Twitter Spaces to Build Your Brand & Platform with Audio Conversations.” Nonfiction Authors Association podcast, forthcoming August 3, 2022
“Rising Again from Rock Bottom with Megan Aronson.” The Daily Wisdom Words podcast, October 2021
“On Addiction, Forgiveness & Never Giving Up” - An Interview with Janice Burt
“Trevor Bauer hosts bullied boy at Dodgers game: ‘That is a story I identify with’.” Los Angeles Times, written by Bill Shaikin, March 2021
“Bauer gives bullying victim ‘incredible’ day.” MLB.com, profile/interview by Juan Toribio, March 2021
“Megan Aronson: Rise Again.” Our Voices, 90.3 WKAH New York, September 2018
“Author, Advocate & PTSD Survivor Megan Aronson.” Voices for Change 2.0 podcast, August 2018