Megan Griswold brings her funny, self-deprecating and poignant observations about a lifetime of therapy and self-help to The Dairy Center for the Arts (2590 Walnut St., Boulder) on August 3 for a three-night run. Griswold’s never-ending attempts to “fix it” include more than 10,000 hours of therapy including traditional talk therapy, meditation, yoga training, fasting, traditional Chinese medicine, rolfing, plant spirit medicine and so much more.
Fix It explores the journey of self-discovery and the unwavering belief that a solution to life’s problems is just one therapy session or medical miracle away. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling 303-444-SEAT (7328). Performances are Aug. 3, 4 & 5 at 8 p.m. Group discounts are available.
So, how does a smart, successful, well-educated woman embark on the path of obsessive self-help? She starts young. When she was just seven-years-old, Megan asked for a mantra for Christmas. When she was 12, she participated in a multi-weekend self-help seminar. When her college peers were saving for Eurail Passes, Megan was embarking on a year-long training course for personal development. When her marriage began to fail, Megan entered therapy with her husband and engaged in countless hours of psychotherapy, spiritual practices and alternative treatments with the belief that if she could just fix herself then everything would work out.
At the age of 37 she made the radical decision to freeze her eggs for future fertility. A barrage of news reports and studies told single career women everywhere that their chances of getting pregnant dropped dramatically as they approached the age of 40. Megan, in a struggling relationship at the time, decided to take matters into her own hands by using modern medicine. One of the first women to choose this expensive and medically unproven tactic to increase fertility, Megan was featured on ABC’s “Nightline,” on NBC Nightly News, on Anderson Cooper’s “360,” and more. She will be talking about her experiences on an upcoming edition of NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
Though she pokes fun at her own obsessive need to seek professional help for every problem, Megan still believes in the healing powers of self-discovery. Far from being an emotional wreck, Megan is an accomplished and independent woman. She holds a graduate degree in International Relations from Yale and a bachelor’s degree from Columbia. She worked for NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” and the BBC News program “The World” and as a freelance reporter in Seattle. She is a licensed acupuncturist and runs a thriving practice in Seattle.
Fix It makes its world premiere at The Dairy Center. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Tiffany Q. Tyson at 303-971-0290 or Megan Griswold at 206-276-2801.
Megan Griswold, L.Ac.
Fix It: A Comedy About Love, Self-Help
and the Recovery from Both
Megan Griswold runs a thriving acupuncture practice in Seattle. She trained in Boulder, Colorado, with one of the foremost experts in Classical Five Element Acupuncture, Hilary Skellon.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Columbia University and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Yale. She has worked for NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” and the BBC News program “The World” and as a freelance reporter in Seattle.
Fix It is the comical story of her lifelong relationship with the self-help industry and her many attempts to “fix” herself.