Why Every (Happy) Person Needs a Greek Mom

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Actress and author of the recently released Unbinding the Heart Agapi Stassinopoulos and her sister Arianna Huffington were raised by their influential, courageous mother, Elli Stassinopoulous in Athens. Despite marital troubles and limited financial circumstances, Stassinopoulos taught both her daughters to always have an open heart and “an unshakable trust in life.” Today, Agapi explains what we all can learn from Greek mothers about life, love and “being your giant self.”

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Gotham Magazine Features Agapi in their series Real New York Beauties: Ingenues to Icons

Age: 60
Lives: Chelsea
Latest Project: Her third book, Unbinding the Heart
Beauty philosophy: It should enrich us, not enslave us.
Never seen without: Red lipstick; my favorite is Sephora’s Rouge Cream Lipstick in R12.
Best beauty advice ever received: As good as high heels may look, if they are uncomfortable they can ruin your night.
I keep my inner beauty: By meditating for 30 minutes a day
Nips and tucks? Never! You never know how you’ll turn out.
Cause closest to my heart: Institute for Individual and World Peace
Guilty pleasure: The desserts—baklava, melomakarona, and walnut honey cake—at my favorite Greek restaurant, Periyali
No one would ever guess: I love country music.

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‘Unbinding the Heart’ Brings Warmth and Connection to City Club Los Angeles

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by Denise Lumiere

So she entered, her Greek heritage following her, carrying within the entourage of her family, her sister, Arianna Huffington, her mother, a courageous mentor and light, her father, his history also unwinding in the presentation. She played a little Greek music before her speech to bring festivity and joy to the evening presentation at Women 6.0 at City Club, a beautiful oasis with a panoramic view on the 54th floor in downtown Los Angeles. Brave enough, added to the mix, a few men came, intrigued by the author and her subject matter.

Agapi Stassinopoulos wrote a new book, Unbinding the Heart, which truly brings transformational storytelling to the stage. Each chapter unwinds and unbinds her story. It’s fascinating to many to see where these two amazing women came from their Greek background, the entering into the world stage, their influences. Continue reading

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Life and Love Lessons: Agapi Stasinopoulos

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God and goddesses are no strangers to Agapi Stassinopoulos.  Her first book, the 1999 Conversations With the Goddesses, made it clear that she has a direct line of communication.  Then, tapping into them again in her 2004 book, Gods and Goddesses in Love: Making the Myth a Reality for You, she revealed how your archetypal god/goddess characteristics can direct you to finding a suitable new partner or understanding the one you’re with.

John and Margo Catsimatidis with author Agapi Stassinopoulos and her sister Arianna Huffington of "Huffington Post". Photo: Dimitris Panagos

Now, in her brand new, Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love, from Hay House, Inc., the chatty, super-optimistic Ms. Stassinopoulos discusses her own life influences and revelations as in a memoir, offering an inspiring journey of inner exploration that can help you reconnect with your true self.  The author’s name Agapi, love, expressed by the precious link between her mother (d. 2003), her sister Arianna Huffington, and herself, is the underlying theme of her life, thus of the book, which is dedicated to her equally beloved nieces Christina and Isabella. Continue reading

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Unbinding the Heart: A YinOva Book Recommendation

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Agapi Stassinopoulos and I were introduced by a mutual friend who thought I would like her latest book, UNBINDING THE HEART: A DOSE OF GREEK WISDOM, GENEROSITY, AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Agapi was kind enough to send me an advanced copy of the book and my friend was right, I loved it. What’s more, as I got to know Agapi, I began to realize that her life’s journey has led to her “unbinding” her own heart, making her one of the most delightful, warm and wise women.

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