Awareness

AWARENESS by Elena Greco April 7, 2020 During this pandemic, many of us are going to be required to spend time alone or at our home instead of at an office or at public gatherings.  Maybe this is not such a bad thing! And there’s another benefit, which is all the attention we’re being asked to pay to our surroundings…

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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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Religion: Who Needs It?

Religion:  Who Needs It? by Elena Greco August 30, 2016 I’m going to have to say something once again that I know will not be very popular.  It’s about this religion thing. It’s not about being intolerant; I’m not. For me, it’s not about which religion is being practiced, either; they all have the same issues.  It’s about the wreaking of…

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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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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 October

THE MUSIC SALON™ Next meeting: Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. Upper West Side, New York City Cost: $20* Bring a friend and you both attend half price! Please note:  This is a FRAGRANCE-FREE event so that attendees who have allergies and asthma can be comfortable. Also, there is a strict 48-hour cancellation policy. The Music Salon™ Personnel Bios  *  The Music Salon™ Past…

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MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™-2015 October

MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™ Next meeting: Tuesday, October 6, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Upper West Side, New York City Cost: $20* * Bring a friend and you both attend half price! Sign up at egreco@elenagreco.com MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™ (offered this month through THE MUSIC SALON™) is a workshop exploring the Art of Meditation geared specifically for Creative Artists. You will come away from…

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Simple, Everyday Actions That Support Mental Health

Simple, Everyday Actions That Support Mental Health by Elena Greco Published in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY (This article was presented as a part of the KALEIDOSCOPE™ concert, a concert in the CONCERTS FOR HEALING™ series.) May 2015 What exactly is “mental health”?  Life is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of feelings and experiences!  No one is happy all the time, just as no one is sad all…

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MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™-2015 March

MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™ Next meeting: Sunday, March 8, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Upper West Side, New York City Suggested Donation: $20* www.elenagreco.com/lifestyle/meditationforcreatives MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™ (offered this month through THE MUSIC SALON™) is a workshop exploring the Art of Meditation geared specifically for Creative Artists. You will come away from the workshop with the tools and knowledge to create a unique, practical,…

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