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
With all the stressors life has to offer, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious. Unfortunately, it’s a more common problem than not. However, with a little focus and patience, lasting change is achievable. How? By learning a few practical skills, you can manage your emotions and ease your thoughts. Recognizing the present and seizing the moment, is just one of the many tools that help you find inner peace.
This is a guest blog post by Cori Read from Silvernest.Read More
I’m a huge believer in the power of gratitude. I’ve worked with cancer survivors whose gratitude for life’s little and big gifts astounds me. And I’ve worked with people blessed with so much, yet stymied because everything isn’t just right. Regularly focusing on gratitude makes everyone happier. And happier people are most often those living lives of love, meaning and purpose. Brené Brown, one of my favorite storyteller/researchers has worked on this very subject and has found that the happiest people actively think about things they are grateful for.
This is a guest blog post by Barbara Waxman from Silvernest.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
If you can’t get rid of a headache, worry a lot, or always wake up feeling drowsy, science thinks this: You may not have sniffed enough lavender lately. Lavender, lemon verbena and sandalwood are age-old folk remedies. Now, medical researchers are discovering the chemistry behind why certain smells can help us feel better.
This is a guest blog post by the staff at Purple.Read More
Navigating a divorce is stressful and unpredictable. Regular exercise and a healthy diet go a long way in managing our stress and making us feel a whole lot better in general. A grounding activity like yoga or Pilates is relaxing and helpful. Maintaining healthy habits and taking care of ourselves is vital during this uncertain time.
This is a guest blog post by Sandra Hughes from Silvernest.Read More
We pull up on a gravel road and are immediately greeted with warm smiles and a tray of freshly prepared fruit smoothies that quickly quench our thirst. The staff at Finca Luna Nueva, a beautiful retreat center just east of Arenal Volcano, introduce themselves and tell us about the sustainable rainforest eco-lodge hotel that seamlessly blends biodynamic farming with the natural jungle habitat in Costa Rica. As if on cue, we notice a sloth and her baby hanging from the branches of a nearby tree. We are excited to be surrounded by the sights and sounds of such a vibrant landscape for the next five days.Read More