Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is a talented singer and songwriter who has performed across the country, opening for musical legend John Denver and performing on well-known stages such as Carnegie Hall and The Birchmere.
I had the pleasure of meeting and listening to the talented Megon McDonough perform at a recent gala where she entertained and delighted the audience with her mixture of heartfelt and humorous songs. From Patsy Cline to Elvis to Cher, I was in awe by her range and the variety of songs she performed that evening. But the best part for me was how she shared her heart, her humor, and her story through her songs.
Megon’s interest in music sparked when she was 11 years old after watching The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. She spent the next year begging her parents for a guitar until they finally gave in. The rest, as they say, is history. Megon now has four decades of music performance and 15 solo albums to her credit.
She’s authentic and funny, tenacious and talented. Please read on and get to know this #RealLifeWonderWoman…Megon McDonough.
KR: Tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment–your work, your passions, your dreams.
MM: What brings me joy? Hmm… yep, singing is still #1. Couple other things – not necessarily in this order, Jerry Seinfeld’s show Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Three of my favorite things – Comedians, – who I think of as The Firemen of the entertainment world. Spending time with my son who’s 26 and a really talented artist. Time with friends, theater, movies, life coaching, songwriting, and believe it or not – therapy.
KR: Like Wonder Woman, we all have inner super powers, also known as character qualities. What are some of yours?
MM: I’d have to say one of my super powers is humor. And while I am not always able to find the funny, I have found laughter is as healing as singing for me, and my number one connector to God. Being a Science of Mind Prayer Practitioner, prayer is definitely a super power. Wisdom. I have actually LEARNED from my mistakes, and while I still make them, they are not as frequent as they once were. I have new mistakes!!
KR: Can you tell us about an influential woman in your life and how she inspired you?
MM: I would say the most influential woman in my life was my Mom. We worked out a LOT. She was the most creative, spiritual, maddening person in my life for many years. We were very close though, and I know she did the best she could. I think at a certain point in your life, you realize your parents are more like your siblings. My mom was an only child, and her mom was cruel to her – I’m the 7th of 9 kids, and I really think my mom gave birth to her brothers and sisters! She passed at 103 in Oct 2016. I miss her. I tell my girlfriends – you’re gonna miss your mom every day – maybe even if you didn’t get along! I think the Mom connection is the most significant.
Click HERE for a link to the lyrics of Megon’s song, The Karmic Ride, that talks about the connection with parents.
KR: If you could have one super-human power, what would it be?
KR: Knowing what you know at this stage of your life, what words of wisdom would you give to your 20-year-old self?
MM: Love yourself.
You’re beautiful – 24/7 with or without makeup and hair done.
Stop drinking and find someone you can trust and tell them how you’re FEELING, that you are afraid and don’t know what you’re doing
You are loved unconditionally by the entire Universe.
Pray for yourself and others.
Forgive yourself and others.
Ask for help!
Don’t try so hard.
Do not gossip, it will bite you in the ass EVERY TIME.
Let that guy go, he is dangerous and abusive and MARRIED. He will cost you a career.
Let the world come to you.
FortheloveaGod eat something.
Drink more water.
Take a NAP.
Megon graciously sent a song she wrote about real life wonder women like YOU!
Click HERE for a link to a song about women–our choices, our beauty and what we give to the world. Enjoy!