In this episode of Passion Struck, host John R. Miles welcomes Maria Menounos, a renowned television personality, actress, and New York Times bestselling author. Maria shares her personal journey of resilience, caregiving, and self-advocacy, highlighting the lessons she learned while caring for her mother during her battle with glioblastoma.
She also opens up about her own health struggles, including a brain tumor and pancreatic cancer, and how she navigated the healthcare system to find answers. Maria’s story is a testament to the power of intuition, self-advocacy, and finding strength in the face of adversity. Join us as we delve into her inspiring journey and discover how she has embraced change and lived a life filled with passion and purpose.
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Empowering Resilience: Maria Menounos Discusses Self-Advocacy, Caregiving, and Motherhood
Maria Menounos believes that we need to take ownership of our own health journey and become the CEO of our own health. She emphasizes the importance of advocating for ourselves and pushing for answers when something doesn’t feel right. Maria’s personal experience with pancreatic cancer taught her the significance of being proactive and persistent in seeking medical care.
During her own battle with cancer, Maria faced challenges in getting a proper diagnosis. Despite experiencing symptoms and seeking medical help, initial tests did not detect her tumor. However, she trusted her intuition and continued to push for answers. Eventually, she sought a second opinion and underwent a full body scan, which revealed the tumor on her pancreas.
Maria’s experience highlights the flaws in the healthcare system and the need for individuals to be proactive in their own care. She encourages people to trust their instincts, seek second opinions, and be persistent in finding the right medical professionals who will listen and provide the necessary care.
By taking control of her health journey, Maria was able to catch her cancer early and undergo successful treatment. Her belief in being the CEO of her own health empowered her to overcome pancreatic cancer and serves as a reminder for others to advocate for themselves and prioritize their well-being.
Key Takeaways You’ll learn on this episode:
- Take ownership of your healthcare and be proactive in seeking answers and solutions.
- Trust your intuition and advocate for yourself when dealing with doctors and healthcare professionals.
- Embrace tools and techniques, such as those from Dr. Joe Dispenza, to calm your nervous system and change negative thought patterns.
- Have open and honest conversations with loved ones, expressing fears and seeking forgiveness when needed.
- Find ways to keep the memory of loved ones alive and cherish the time spent with them.
why is this episode a must-listen?
Embark on a transformative journey with Maria Menounos in this episode. Gain invaluable insights on taking control of your health, advocating for yourself, and navigating challenging times. Maria’s compelling story, coupled with practical tools and wisdom, makes this episode a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration, resilience, and a roadmap to becoming the CEO of their health. Don’t miss the chance to discover the strength within you.
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Empowering Health Advocacy with the Heal Squad
During our Passion Podcast episode, Maria shared a powerful message underscoring the need for individuals to take control of their healthcare journey. With her podcast, Heal Squad, Maria advocates daily for increased ownership over health decisions. She emphasizes that in the face of overwhelmed healthcare systems, individuals must be proactive, recognizing their unique understanding of their bodies.
Navigating the Healthcare Landscape
Maria urges her audience to persevere when seeking answers, especially if something doesn’t feel right. Drawing from her personal experiences, she candidly discusses instances where doctors may inadvertently overlook critical details.
She encourages listeners to consider second opinions, emphasizing that exhaustion and intense life situations can contribute to oversights in healthcare.
The Importance Of Health Literacy
Highlighting the significance of health literacy, Maria stresses the need for education in navigating the complexities of healthcare. Financial literacy also plays a crucial role, as individuals must be aware of their options and advocate for their well-being. In essence, Maria’s insights serve as a rallying cry for everyone to be informed, assertive, and relentless in safeguarding their health.
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Resources From The Show With Maria Menounos
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- Website: https://www.mariamenounos.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariamenounos/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MariaMenounos/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/mariamenounos
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mariamenounos/
- Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/mariamenounos
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- Want to learn the 12 philosophies that the most successful people use to create a limitless life? Pre-order John R. Miles’s new book, Passion Struck, which will be released on February 6, 2024.
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Discover my interview with Julie Fleshman, the CEO of PanCAN, on increasing pancreatic cancer survivor rates: https://passionstruck.com/julie-fleshman-pancreatic-cancer-action-network/
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My solo episode on How To Live Intentionally With Passion And Perseverance: https://passionstruck.com/how-to-live-intentionally/
About Today’s Guest, Maria Menounos
Maria Menounos is a prominent television personality, actress, and journalist known for her resilience and passion. Raised by Greek immigrants, her upbringing instilled determination and a pursuit of dreams.
With a diverse career in film and television, Maria’s journey extends into advocacy for health and caregiving. Facing her mother’s glioblastoma battle and her own health challenges, she emerged as a vocal proponent of taking control of one’s well-being.
Maria shares insights on healthcare communication, self-advocacy, and mental wellness, influenced by her connection to Dr. Joe Dispenza’s teachings. Her journey to motherhood after a decade-long pursuit reshaped her perspective, inspiring a commitment to health empowerment. Maria Menounos stands as a beacon of resilience, authenticity, and empowerment.
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