Entertainment Maria Menounos Talks Resetting Career After Brain Surgery

03:35  10 august  2018
03:35  10 august  2018 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Maria Menounos shares her steady recovery in the hospital only a day after her brain surgery , surrounded by her friends and family.

“Women are just so wired to be everything to everyone and nothing to themselves, and I was too. It took its toll on me, and I don’t want people to have to

After she was diagnosed with a brain tumor last summer, entertainment journalist Maria Menounos took a yearlong leave from her work. During that hiatus, she underwent a seven-hour surgery to remove a benign mass and began an extensive recovery.

Stepping down from her role as co-anchor of E! News, Menounos said, was exactly what she needed. "I'm so thankful that this happened because I know that I got the break that I needed to reset myself," she told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday at the SheKnows Media #BlogHer18 Creators Summit in New York.

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Maria Menounos reveals how she's had to 'slow down' since brain tumor surgery . "I started setting boundaries after my mom's diagnosis,'' she said. "One day I found myself telling her, 'Hold on, I can't talk right now.

Photos: Celebrities battle cancer. Former CNN talk -show host Larry King revealed in September 2017 that he underwent surgery for lung cancer. Maria Menounos was diagnosed with a brain tumor after she began feeling lightheaded on set and suffering from headaches and slurred speech in

The 41-year-old said that she originally planned to return to her busy schedule six months post-surgery, but ultimately decided to take more time to ensure she made a full recuperation. "For me, it was so important to make this new foundation so solid, so that no matter what gets added in my schedule, I'm able to apply the tools I've learned in a real kind of instant way," Menounos said.

a person in a white shirt© Provided by The Hollywood Reporter She has returned to jam-packed workdays, focused on growing her digital broadcast network, Afterbuzz TV, but stresses that her physical, emotional and spiritual health are priorities in her life.

"We're all working harder than we ever have," said Menounos, echoing the sentiment she expressed to attendees during her talk at the summit earlier that day. "I do believe in hard work, but it can't be at your detriment."

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News' After Brain Tumor Surgery . Menounos said doctors were able to remove 99 percent of the benign growth. So please keep her in your prayers.” A post shared by maria menounos (@ mariamenounos ) on Jul 3, 2017 at 7:48am PDT. Careers .

Update: On the six-month anniversary of her surgery to remove a brain tumor, Maria Menounos shared a video on Instagram showing her recovering right after the procedure.

Menounos, who filled in for Kelly Ripa on Live With Kelly and Ryan this week, says women need breaks in their schedule in order to reach the "next level" in their careers. For the journalist, that means taking lunch breaks with friends and going on walks.

Earlier in her career, Menounos said that she was "a human doing, not a human being." Her surgery, she said, flipped this mind-set.

"I really was excited to become a human being again," she said.

Now at the helm of her own media company, Menounos said she wants to create a positive work environment for young, aspiring hosts while also spreading the message of self-care.

"I'm really, really adamant about keeping this perspective and this mindset," said Menounos. "I love every opportunity I get to be able to share it because it's my mission now."

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