I was so honored to have the opportunity to interview best selling author and highly sought-after speaker, Agapi Stassinopoulos on Extraordinary Women Radio this week. Agapi’s most recent book is Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life.
This book is a treasure trove of how to live a life full of joy. We talk about mindfulness, meditation and intimacy with your SELF. We talk about the importance of knowing yourself from that deep inside place, and how the Universe can get all in behind you – and open all kinds of doors when you have that knowing of who you are.
Agapi has a wise approach to life and we’re so aligned in our own inner truths and perhaps, even how we are both meant to making a difference on this earth!
Agapi is a best-selling author and speaker who has inspired audiences around the world. In her previous book, Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love, she shares the wisdom from her life’s adventures and experiences. I love this book – there are so many beautiful, funny and memorable stories that teaches us so much about life!
Agapi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. At age 18, she entered the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and later moved to the United States to do film and television. In her books and in our interview, Agapi shares that acting didn’t quite work out the way she wanted it to – and in hindsight now, it’s pretty easy to see that the Universe had other plans for her. The Universe kept dropping in the clues and pathways that led her to a different journey. I love stories like this.
While her sister, Arianna Huffington, was doing research for her book about Greek mythology, Agapi’s love for the gods and goddesses was ignited and led to Agapi’s own first two books—Conversations with the Goddesses and Gods and Goddesses in Love. In addition her journey led her to creating a one-woman show and a PBS special – Conversations with the Goddesses.
“Joy is an inner stream that is bubbling all the time” ~Agapi Stassinopoulos
Agapi has been featured on Oprah.com, HuffPost Live, CBS’s The Talk, and The Martha Stewart Show, among many others. She has spoken at conferences for the American Heart Association, The Spirit of Women, the Whole Foods Leadership Academy, Time Inc., the Girl Scouts of America, TEDx, Wisdom 2.0 Conference, Nike, Starbucks, Kaiser Permanente, and many more.
“Inhabit your heart.” ~Agapi Stassinopoulos
To learn more about Agapi and to follow her work, visit her web site at unbindingtheheart.com or follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If you’d like her 68 Tips of Agapi for Joyful Living and her free guided meditation, email Agapi her at Agapi@unbindingtheheart.com. In addition, Agapi mentions a video in our interview of her speaking at the World Domination Summit and you can watch it here. And if you’re in New York City on February 1st, join Agapi at Love Who You Are, Create What You Want: an interactive workshop with Agapi to awaken your joy and set your intentions for 2018. Wish I was there!