Kosterina
Kosterina

Mykonos, you complete me

Email sent: Jul 31, 2020 7:55am

Is this your brand on Milled? You can claim it.

Your Weekly Wellness Roundup is here.
View this email in your browser
SHOP        SUBSCRIPTION        RECIPES
Dear Kosterina Family,
 
The poet, W.H. Auden coined the term ‘Topophilia’ (which is Greek for “love of place”) to describe the way people experience a strong sense of place and how it drives their sense of identity and an underlying sense of belonging. It turns out we do form deep connections with places.
 
A study called Places That Make Us, which included MRI scans and surveys of 2,000 people, revealed that such places don’t just make us feel happy, but even more importantly, create a sense of completeness. For me, the Greek island of Mykonos is one such place. 
 
What is it that makes Mykonos so special to me? The sense of freedom that it evokes. The happiness of its people, the beauty of its beaches and sunsets, the incredible fresh food and the fun-loving vibe of the island drew me in fifteen years in a row. Everyone on the island is in a good mood and for some reason, no one goes to bed until dawn. It is a place where I feel free of all responsibilities. Kostas and I even decided to host a group honeymoon there following our wedding. 

This year, like many of you, I’m not able to go to my special place and I feel like I'm missing a little part of myself. The science tells us that a significant place holds meaning for us and activates the part of our brain that's in charge of our deepest emotional responses.

The good news is -- apparently we don't have to physically go there to receive the benefits. Researchers found that even just evoking a memory, looking at an old picture of your place or remembering it through any of the 5 senses can help you feel more connected, safe, and happy. So that’s what I did. Visit our Instagram for some of my favorite Mykonos memories, courtesy of my camera roll. 

Also, my brother, Peter -- our head of customer service for Kosterina and family DJ – has put together a Greek Island Vibes playlist for us on Spotify to help bring us that Mykonos feeling through sound. Enjoy.
Peace, love & EVOO,
Katerina
MORE FROM THE KOSTERINA BLOG

STUFF WE'RE INTO

What we're reading, watching, listening to and trying this week...
  • What we're listening to: Kosterina's Greek Island Vibes Spotify Playlist. Our little gift to you to help evoke the feeling of being on a Greek Island, even if you're just in your backyard. Enjoy! 
  • What we're loving: Daphne Oz's homemade herb vinaigrette dressing. This past week, Daphne Oz, former host of The Chew and best-selling author, shared her super simple herb vinaigrette - her favorite salad dressing for summer. We love how simple it is (and our Original EVOO is a star component!).
  • What we're reading: The Vanishing Half. If you're looking for a beach (or backyard) read this summer, look no further. This novel by Britt Bennett is a #1 NY Times Best-seller for good reason; it's a deep, encapsulating read that touches on real-world issues while also taking you away from wherever you are right now. I couldn't recommend more! 


IN THE NEWS

Here's the news we found interesting this week...
  • Secrets about The Blue Zones, longevity hot spots around the world. Here's what makes each region stand out - and practices you can incorporate into your life. [Well + Good]
  • Being a couch potato can literally confuse your body into gaining weight. Scientists are finding that sitting for long periods of time tricks our body's weight management system. [NY Times]
  • Heads up: There might be glyphosate in your hummus. The Environmental Working Group just conducted a study on our favorite spread - and it's an important read. [Environmental Working Group]
  • Our favorite news yet - Tom Hanks + Rita Wilson are officially Greek Citizens. We couldn't let this amazing news pass without keeping you in the loop. [CNN]
 WIN-WIN SITUATION
We love it when delicious things are also healthy
SHOP NOW
Have any questions?

Contact hello@kosterina.com
Facebook
Instagram
Terms of Service & Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2020 Kosterina, All rights reserved.
Thank you for signing up on the Kosterina website!

Our mailing address is:
Kosterina
233 E 54th St
3D
New York, NY 10022

Add us to your address book


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Other emails from Kosterina

Kosterina
Jul 28, 2020
My favorite Greek meal in the summer
Kosterina
Jul 24, 2020
Your Weekly Wellness Roundup
Kosterina
Jul 21, 2020
No-bake chocolate dessert for the heat wave
Kosterina
Jul 17, 2020
Why go gluten-free?
Kosterina
Jul 14, 2020
The Summer Salad Round Up
Kosterina
Jul 11, 2020
How One Woman Drove Massive Change