A View With Sound: Sound View Greenport

I woke up and from my bed I could see streaks of light pink emerging from behind the clouds. The sun was rising and my body, unfamiliar with the view, was responding with anticipation. I walked to the sliding door and took in the view of the water's expanse and energy. It had been too long since I'd woken up so naturally and so peacefully. The sounds of the subway rumbling by, hurried passerbys outside my apartment window, and my neighbors getting ready for work were all far away, as if that life was a dream, and I was just waking up. 

I had been invited to Sound View Greenport by Teach Mayer, the general manager who, despite a very busy schedule, exudes a charming and gentle unhurried kindness. As soon as I arrived on the premises, which originally developed from a 1930s beachside concession stand, Teach was gracious to provide me a tour of the quarter mile property.

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From Delphi Reclaimed: Why Greece’s Healing Prowess will Make it Your Next Wellness Destination

As featured in Delphi Reclaimed, "Why Greece’s Healing Prowess will Make it Your Next Wellness Destination" will have you planning your summer vacation there. 

While many destinations market themselves as healthy, Greece is unintentionally the perfect wellness destination. When you think of destinations associated with wellness and healing it’s likely that the following places come to mind: Bali and its Eat Pray Love stamp of approval, India and its gurus, or Costa Rica, the unofficial capital of yoga retreats. Greece, on the other hand, is more likely to conjure up images of beach time, sunset captures on Santorini, eating feta, and activity of the general vacation sort.

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Eumelia Farm & Guesthouse in Travel+Leisure's The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

Eumelia Organic Agrotourism Farm & Guesthouse, a wellness retreat center in the Bliss Without Bother network, was listed in Travel+Leisure's The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018! Consider visiting them this year for a real Greek treat. Opa!

Farming is still integral to the region, and agritourism resorts like Eumelia constantly refresh their food and wellness-themed workshops, in addition to serving local dishes like maniatiki pasta with dry mizithra cheese, and moustokouloura, or cookies made with grape molasses."

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Cosmic Forecast of 2018 from The Wellness Mercantile

As featured in The Wellness Mercantile, this cosmic forecast of 2018 was provided by Tracy Atkinson, an amazing Vedic astrologer and coach based on Brooklyn, NY, who has also been a contributing practitioner in our Happy Hour For Your Wellness series. 

This year, Saturn continues to transit the freedom loving and truth seeking sign of Sagittarius. Saturn here is asking us to drill down and get in touch with our beliefs, to put our beliefs to the test and walk the walk. It’s time to manifest our beliefs in a practical way, to take our accumulated knowledge and concretize it out into the world.

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Our Wellness Highlights of 2017

As we come to the end of 2017 and say goodbye to another year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon this past year and share some of our favorite highlights with you. This reflection practice provides me with perspective on the past twelve months and helps guide me into the new year, as I start to set new intentions, both personal and professional. 

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Podcast: A Conversation About Ayahuasca and Our Upcoming Retreat in Peru

Bliss Without Bother and Medicinal Herbal Healer Rachelle Robinett are offering a 10-day Sacred Plant Medicine Retreat in Peru this February. The retreat includes four sacred ceremonies with a local, direct-lineage shaman, guided tours of sacred sites, and a nourishing environment to reflect and experience the power of sacred medicine.

In this podcast, Bliss Without Bother Founder Maria Christodoulou and Rachelle Robinett announce the retreat, discuss sacred plant medicine, and offer guidance on if this retreat is right for you. Listen in and consider joining them for a life-changing experience this February. 

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A Visit to Raven Crest Botanicals in Berne, NY

The road turned from asphalt to gravel and the trees arched their branches towards each other. The drive to Raven Crest Botanicals, a small-scale organic herb farm, is at once mysterious and magical. I had taken Amtrak to Albany from Penn Station, New York and was graciously picked up by Sam, an herbalist managing the farm. My week had been busy with events and obligations, and being in the presence of calm, peaceful beings helped me release my shoulders and clear my thoughts almost immediately. 

Inside the charming red stone farmhouse, I noted the accents of gifts from the earth - raven bird feathers, dried herbs, and stones, to name a few. Owned by herbalist Susanna Raven, the property is a clear reflection of her intentions and practices to offer therapeutic experiences with plants. Susanna's experience with plants began during a trip to the Peruvian Amazon, and since then, she has transformed the property into a small-scale organic farm of herbs which she uses to create a variety of herbal products.

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Stay fit everywhere you go! Bliss Without Bother + JETSWEAT

Trying to stay in shape on vacation? We've partnered with the newest workout app that will help you stay on top of your fitness game wherever you go! 

Sure, it’s nice to indulge in food and luxury while traveling, but the five-star cuisine can really add up — and not just for your bank account, but also for your waistline. Whether you’re treating yourself to a Caribbean vacation or stuck on a 14-hour long-haul flight, your body can go through long periods of in-activity.

Welcome to JETSWEAT, your new favorite on-demand fitness app that allows you to stay on top of your fitness game wherever you go — no more excuses! 

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