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309 Agapi Stassinopoulos: Wake Up to the Joy of You

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'This is the best day of my life because it is the only day of my life!' Say this to yourself every day because regardless of what's happening, who you are with, and what you are doing or not doing, today is worth celebrating because today you are alive. - Agapi Stassinopoulos Is comparing yourself to others stealing your joy?   Get 15% off your CURED Nutrition order with the code WELLNESSFORCE   ---> Get The Morning 21 System: A simple and powerful 21 minute system designed to give you more energy to let go of old weight and live life well.   JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP | *REVIEW THE PODCAST*   Wellness Force Radio Episode 309 Inspirational Speaker, Thrive Global Facilitator, and Author of several books including her latest, Wake Up To The Joy Of You, Agapi Stassinopoulos, shares what you can do now to create radical change in your life, how to see external circumstances through a new perspective, and the power of prayer when you're caught up in worry. 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With warmth and wisdom from a lifetime of spiritual seeking, inspirational force Agapi Stassinopoulos guides you through fifty-two weeks of letting go of what doesn’t work for you and finding what does. You’ll cultivate the building blocks of self-care (meditation, health, making time for yourself) and confront the common roadblocks we all face, like pouring your energy into other people or living in denial. You’ll explore your “conflict” areas, such as relationships, money, self-esteem, anxiety, and your childhood. And you’ll learn to trust your creativity, keep your heart open, and connect to the bigger spirit that lives inside you. Keep this book by your bedside. It is your loving companion. Be creative and have fun with it. Use it as a tool to unlock your goodness, and wake up to the joy of you!   Listen To Episode 308 As Agapi Stassinopoulos Uncovers: 1:30 Wake Up To The Joy Of You Agapi Stassinopoulos Wake Up to the Joy of You The Meditations by Agapi Stassinopoulos - Meditation on Awakening Your Joy 250 Dave Asprey Upgrade Labs Organifi Leave us a review and enter to win a 90-Day supply of Organifi! (6:00) The story behind her book title’s name, Wake Up To The Joy Of You. Arianna Huffington HuffPost Thrive Global Her life growing up in Greece with her sister, Arianna Huffington, plus their different personalities and gifts. The encouraging words that her mother told her when she would compare her school grades to Arianna’s. How her mother ushered her to find her talent for acting and live performance. Why she chose to follow the path of spirituality and psychology when acting wasn’t in alignment for her anymore.   11:40 Chapter 41 – Accepting Where You Are Right Now The power of accepting yourself and where you are in life right now. Byron Katie John-Roger Deep soul searching she did both on her own and with the assistance of John-Roger during her spirituality path. The powerful moment that she realized she was here to look after and love herself. Unbinding the Heart by Agapi Stassinopoulos Her experience of opening her heart energy to love from the universe. (15:00) Why she felt so separated, below, and alone from other people until she opened up her heart. Her own inspiration for the book, Unbinding the Heart. The struggles her parents faced including her father being a concentration camp survivor. All that her mother did for her and Arianna to help them follow their dreams, give them courage and provide them with a good life. 18:50 Comparison Is The True Thief Of Joy Why the quickest way to release any judgment you have is to be of service to someone else. The fact that judging and comparison is a waste of time and not fair to you at all. How you immediately miss out on the magic of your life when you compare yourself to someone else. Why today is the best day of your life regardless of where you are, who you are with, or what you are doing because you are alive. How to get negative emotions out of your system and refill them with positive ones through community, movement, writing, and more. (23:30)   24:00 ‘God Is My Partner’ Her powerful mantra, ‘God Is My Partner,’ and how to see and embrace it no matter your spiritual beliefs. The fact that we all have divine intelligence and we are more than our personalities, egos, and unique selves. How you can begin to feel worthy if that is something you struggle with often. Why she decided to marry herself as a form of interbonding. (27:45) Her love life and desire to be free and truly find herself. Why she decided to take a sabbatical from men and focus on herself. Conversations with the Goddesses: Revealing the Divine Power Within You by Agapi Stassinopoulos Behind the creative process of her first book, Conversations with the Goddesses: Revealing the Divine Power Within You. The fact that we are all avoiding the relationship we have with ourselves which is sacred. Ram Dass Ram Dass, Becoming Nobody | Official Trailer   34:30 The Most Powerful Tool For Worry Is Prayer Why the most powerful tool we can use when we worry, are afraid, or feel anxious is prayer. How prayer is a bridge of healing and how to pray to 'the one that breathes you' right now. Rumi Why movement can only get you so far to let go of worry and you have to come to a point of prayer mastery. The fact that your unique voice carries healing energy and how you can speak to your inner child with love and compassion to nurture it. (38:30) A powerful, daily practice of talking to yourself and giving yourself thanks each night before you go to bed. What it even means to love yourself and how you can start doing that now. How she let go of her own limitations that she had to be cast on a big production like Broadway to be an accomplished actress.   42:40 The Extraordinary Comes From the Ordinary The extraordinary comes from the ordinary and we don’t have to be seen as worthy by others because we are already incredible beings. Agapi takes you through a powerful meditation of breathwork, inner focus, and self-love to connect with your heart center. (43:10) Why no one has the right to make you feel less than you are worth. The fact that it is our responsibility to do the work to achieve greater wellness, self-love, and let go of the past. How to get yourself out of a rut by taking a month to explore something new every day in your world. (55:00) Steps to take to bring the divine to you with gratitude and reverence. M21 Wellness Guide Wellness Force Community   Power Quotes From The Show   Moving From Unworthiness to Worthiness "We are all avoiding the relationship with ourselves which is sacred because we have to go there and love ourselves. You have to go and love the part that feels unworthy. How do you move from unworthiness to worthiness? You bring your love, heart, and compassion." - Agapi Stassinopoulos   Your Soul's Calling "The reason why I have so much compassion now for anybody who says, 'I don't feel like I know my place in the world. I don't feel like I belong. I feel like a stranger in a strange land.' So, I tell them, 'My darling, let me tell you how that is the case for most of us. If you really think that people get up in the morning and feel like they belong in this world, there are very rare cases of that and God bless them if they feel that way. 99% of people walk around feeling amiss, feeling like they're not enough, and feeling the human condition. For me, my awareness was basically my soul had a calling to be here and to find itself without the man, the children, or a successful career. My soul had a calling to find it in the universality of its immense love and then my heart opened up."  - Agapi Stassinopoulos   Exploring Our Divine Intelligence "We have 37.2 trillion cells give or take that are giving us life in this moment. So, the fact that we all have Divine Intelligence and that we are more than our personalities, egos, or unique selves. When we go deep inside of ourselves in a meditative state, we can see that we are the ocean of love and mercy. We are the divine, the spirit, and the soul. And you do have a personality, a history, and your inner child but that all becomes part of your human experience. So, how you get to own that is to know that you are worthy of the love of the Divine that is your cells and the worthiness of that takes courage." - Agapi Stassinopoulos   Links From Today's Show 250 Dave Asprey Upgrade Labs Organifi Leave Wellness Force Radio a review Arianna Huffington HuffPost Thrive Global Byron Katie John-Roger Unbinding the Heart by Agapi Stassinopoulos Conversations with the Goddesses: Revealing the Divine Power Within You by Agapi Stassinopoulos Ram Dass Ram Dass, Becoming Nobody | Official Trailer Rumi M21 Wellness Guide Wellness Force Community Wake Up to the Joy of You by Agapi Stassinopoulos The Meditations by Agapi Stassinopoulos - Meditation on Awakening Your Joy Agapi Stassinopoulos Facebook Instagram Twitter   About Agapi Stassinopoulos Agapi Stassinopoulos a best-selling author and speaker who inspires 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. In her new book, Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life, she takes readers on a journey and inspires them to let go of what doesn’t work and instead create the lives they really want. Thrive Global and Beyond Agapi was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and then moved on to receive her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Her previous books on the Greek archetypes, Gods and Goddesses in Love and Conversations with the Goddesses, were turned into PBS specials. She is currently conducting workshops for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, to help change the way we work and live. Agapi has spoken and conducted meditations at many organizations and companies including ABC Carpet & Home, Women’s Health Magazine, Museum of Modern Art, IBM Watson, SAP, Pandora Radio, CVS Corporate, Weight Watchers, PepsiCo, Google, Nike, Starbucks, Fortune Health Conference, and The Heart Association, amongst many. She divides her time between New York and Los Angeles and was born and raised in Athens, Greece.   Join The #WellnessWarrior VIP Club **Click on the photo above to get exclusive discounts on new wellness tools, be first in line for new podcasts, get access to invite-only events, and so much more.**   More Top Episodes 226 Paul Chek: The Revolution Is Coming (3 Part Series) 131 Drew Manning: Emotional Fitness 129 Gretchen Rubin: The Four Tendencies  183 Dr. Kyra Bobinet: Brain Science 196 Aubrey Marcus: Own The Day 103 Robb Wolf: Wired To Eat Best of The Best: The Top 10 Guests From over 200 Shows Get More Wellness In Your Life Join the #WellnessWarrior Community on Facebook Tweet us on Twitter: Send us a tweet Comment on the Facebook page

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