Part One of a two-part series: Learn how the practice of herbal medicine in antiquity was not separate from everyday living; it was an integral part of every custom, celebration, and recipe throughout the ancient world. Written by Bliss Without Bother founder and Clinical Herbalist Maria Christodoulou, this is a must-read for those interested in ancient history, medicine, and nutrition.Read More
In a festive atmosphere, the sixth Yia Mas event was held at the Coco-Mat in Soho on July 25. The final Yia Mas of the summer featured the Panegyri as its topic and also raised money for Plastic Free Greece.Read More
‘Yia Mas’ is an event series and brand dedicated to Hellenism, health, and the community. Beginning as an event in New York City, it has expanded to other states in America and this September the first Yia Mas retreat will be held in Koufonisi, Greece. Bliss Without Bother founder and Clinical herbalist Maria Christodoulou partners with Yia Mas on Greek Herbs for Wellness in Washington, DC, on June 8, 2019.Read More
A conversation with Maria Christodoulou, founder of Bliss Without Bother, and Kristina Headrick, founder of Delphi Reclaimed.Read More
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.Read More
The water is boiling for the Greek coffee as I take another bite of the organic lavender cookie, a slight sweetness lingering as it crumbles in my mouth. Marilena Karadima baked these with lavender picked from the garden. I lean back on the soft, cushioned couch, framed against the burnt Siena walls in my Eco-house here at Eumelia Organic Agrotourism Farm & Guesthouse.
Located 13 km from the iconic Lakonikos Gulf in the Peloponnese region of Greece, Eumelia is an organic farm with luxury, eco-friendly lodging that embodies both agrotourism and ecotourism. Every furnishing and design was created with intention, style, and most importantly, a sustainable focus, offering guests an opportunity to relax and take in the peacefulness of the property. From practicing yoga outdoors to taking a walk through the vineyards and olive groves to partaking in a gastronomy cooking class or wine and olive oil tasting, there is something for everyone here.Read More