Maria Menounos is in a reflective mood as 2017 ends.
The Medford-bred TV personality had a roller coaster year marked by health issues. In April, an MRI revealed she had a benign, golf ball-size brain tumor, which was removed on her 39th birthday, and her mother, Litsa, is still battling stage 4 brain cancer. Menounos talks about all of it in the January/February issue of Women’s Health magazine.
“Would you believe me if I told you that the brain tumor is the best thing that ever happened to me?” Menounos told Women’s Health. “It’s freed me from all of that anxiety of having to be perfect. You can’t control everything; leave it to God and just say, ‘Okay, this is my journey.’ ”
Before the tumor was discovered, Menounos said she hadn’t been to a primary care physician in about eight years due to work, but her mother’s cancer shocked her into making a change.
“Just a few months after we found my mom’s brain cancer, I started having similar symptoms: blurred vision, light-headedness, headaches,” she said. “I was having trouble speaking. But my mom’s tumor was growing and I thought, ‘I don’t have time to deal with my own issue, whatever it is.’ We’re so empathetic with everyone except ourselves.”
Menounos said she’s resolved to spend more quality time with friends and limit time online.
“I found myself thinking, ‘I’m almost halfway through my life, if I’m lucky,’ ” she said, adding that she doesn’t want to look back and ask “when you look back, have you really lived? Have you enjoyed your life? Or were you on your phone the whole time?”
“I broke the rule for him and him alone,” the actress told The Hollywood Reporter.Continue reading »
The reality star is also trying to get the hospital new beds.Continue reading »
Move quickly and, with any luck, these will make it under the tree just in time.Continue reading »
The crisis of conversation is at the heart of Turkle’s new book, “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age.”Continue reading »
Anyone who saw Matt Damon host “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend knows at least half the sketches had a Boston connection — including the dinner party debate over Weezer.Continue reading »
“Our intention is to honor the revolutionary spirit of Boston by creating something really new for the city.”Continue reading »
Catriona Gray studied music theory, ear training, and harmony through the college.Continue reading »
Providence gets all the accolades, but for my money and time, I’d head to this tiny town of 10,000 on the East Bay that attracts artists and artisans and their supporters.Continue reading »
One actress has reportedly left the show over the handling of her sex scenes.Continue reading »