Agapi shares her insights on the power of prayer and personal experiences on how prayer can uplift us and connect us with our inner selves and God.

Speaking with Spirit: The Power of Prayer with Agapi Stassinopoulos

Agapi Stassinopoulos is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. In one of her first books, 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 latest 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. 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 two books on the Greek archetypes, Gods and Goddesses in Love and Conversations with the Goddesses, were turned into PBS specials.

In her newest book, SPEAKING WITH SPIRIT: 52 Prayers to Guide, Inspire, and Uplift You, Agapi presents a non-denominational guide to harnessing this power of prayer in your life and using it to find connection, peace, and gratitude. 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 The Today Show, L’Oreal, Accenture, SAP, LinkedIn, Pandora, Google, Nike, Weight Watchers, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Global Citizen Company, Museum of Modern Art, ABC Carpet & Home, Women’s Health Magazine, Paul Mitchell, NYU, Gympass, and Hearst Communications amongst many others such as podcasts with Deepak Chopra, Lewis Howes, Maria Menounous, Sharon Salzberg, and more. She brings home the importance of self-care, practicing gratitude, generosity, and self-love to enhance performance and productivity so we can experience happiness and fulfillment.


Hello, everyone! Agapi Stassinopoulos is on today’s show. Today, we talk about the importance of evoking the presence, how to bring it into our daily lives, forgiveness, the beauty and power of hugs, and we read some of Agapi’s powerful prayers.

Let’s dive in!

In this Episode you’ll learn:

  • [10:25] Starting with a prayer.
  • [13:30] The importance of evoking presence.
  • [18:23] In our daily lives.
  • [24:10] Agapi’s early spiritual experiences.
  • [29:05] Forgiveness.
  • [43:06] The beauty of hugs.
  • [49:22] Living with a sense of timelessness.
  • [53:40] The prayer.



  • “You’re not responsible for what happened in your childhood, but you’re responsible to heal it.” [33:53]
  • “When you judge it, you rob yourself of the ability to shift it.” [37:59]
  • “We are here to help each other learn from our experiences.” [61:17]
  • “All we have is today.” [61:31]


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