Creativity as a Way of Life

CREATIVITY AS A WAY OF LIFE by Elena Greco Published also on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY and THRIVE GLOBAL and Eric Maisel’s FINE ARTS AMERICA March 2, 2021 “Never be without your little pad.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci Do you want to be more creative? Have you been wanting forever to write a book, or long to paint, or would love to…

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Coach, Counselor or Therapist?

Coach, Counselor or Therapist? by Elena Greco What is the difference in coaching, counseling and psychotherapy? And what exactly is a creativity coach?  I’m often asked those questions. A psychotherapist is someone who helps you with emotional or psychological problems. They often have labels such as social worker, mental health counselor, psychologist and psychiatrist, and are usually, but not always,…

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Full Voice

Full Voice by Elena Greco August 13, 2017 As I prepare for the first two interviews tomorrow in the EGMP Interviews Part 2, I recall the filming of the four interviews of Part 1. It was on the day I lost my voice. I remember this with a mixture of regret, grief, gratitude and hope. It was February 2. I’d…

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The Psychology of Meditation

The Psychology of Meditation by Elena Greco February 19, 2017 I’ve intended to write an article about meditation for quite some time. I planned to discuss the true nature of meditation, what it is and isn’t, and the best ways of experiencing it—in short, a meditation primer. I have some knowledge and experience that I believe would be useful, and…

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Art As (My) Life

Art As (My) Life by Elena Greco September 24, 2016 I will surely break open. That’s what I’m feeling today.  Falling into the abyss, emotions too big to contain.  Defeated, despondent, dejected, depressed.  Angst in the form of great sadness, anguish, despair.  For once in my life, regret is a factor in this emotional soup.  Regret for time wasted, opportunities…

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On Singing: My Philosophy of Teaching Voice

On Singing: My Philosophy of Teaching Voice by Elena Greco February 5, 2016 Being a singer poses demands that no other professional has to face. With an instrument that is both organic and sentient, there are unique challenges. Also, like acting, singing is a profession fraught with rejection. And in modern times, it is very much a business, and the…

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Intention—Our Portal to Creation

Intention—Our Portal to Creation by Elena Greco It’s the time of year when people are talking about their New Year’s Resolutions. The word “resolution” has the root “resolve,” so we might think that resolutions would be strong predictors of the future. Unfortunately, we would be wrong. What most people mean by “New Year’s Resolution” is more wishful thinking than resolve,…

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Gratitude: Why Bother?

Gratitude: Why Bother? by Elena Greco We hear a lot about gratitude. It seems like something we should be having, or aspiring to have. But what is it and how do we get some? And why bother, really? When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. ~ Willie Nelson At times our own light goes out and…

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The Psychology of Performance

The Psychology of Performance by Elena Greco Published in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/rethinking-mental-health/201511/the-psychology-performance Also published in CLASSICAL SINGER as “Overcoming Performance Anxiety” https://www.csmusic.net/content/articles/overcoming-performance-anxiety November 9, 2015 Like many performers, I started off my singing career with severe stage fright.  I never let it stop me – the inner drive to perform and make music was too strong – but it did…

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THE MUSIC SALON™-2015 November

THE MUSIC SALON™ Next meeting: Tuesday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. Upper West Side, New York City Accompanist:  Lucas Barkley Cost: $20* Bring a friend and you both attend half price! Come join us for a great time singing, noshing and networking!  We’ll have an accompanist who can read anything and is aligned with the purpose of THE MUSIC SALON™, which…

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