Values

VALUES By Elena Greco June 2, 2021 What kind of people have we become? I believe that’s a fair and useful question at this point in time. I was stunned to discover that there is a movement afoot to deny life-saving medical care to people who haven’t received a Covid-19 vaccine. And that one physician proposed putting unvaccinated people who…

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The Creative Activist

THE CREATIVE ACTIVIST By Elena Greco August 9, 2021 (You can also read this article on MEDIUM.) I’d like to look at a particular application of creativity: activism. Creative artists are in a unique position to bring about change or raise awareness of important issues. We already have the public’s attention in some way, in our particular art, in our…

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Solve Performance Anxiety, Finally

SOLVE PERFORMANCE ANXIETY, FINALLY by Elena Greco June 2, 2021 Performance anxiety affects most performers to some degree. For some, it’s debilitating. But don’t despair! There’s a real solution for this problem. Rather than a simplistic fix, try this multi-pronged approach. You just might be a better performer for it. Five ways of neutralizing the effects of performance anxiety It’s…

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Handling the Special Challenges of Performers

Handling the Special Challenges of Performers by Elena Greco June 2, 2021 (You can also read this article on MEDIUM.) There is nothing in the world like performing. People who have never performed can’t know the incredible exhilaration, expansion and gratification that it gives us. If you’re a performer, you live to perform. But being a performer poses demands that…

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Incubating Ideas: The Essence of Creativity

Incubating Ideas: The Essence of Creativity (licensed from Shutterstock) “We do not know until the shell breakswhat kind of egg we have been sitting on.”~ T.S. Eliot T.S. Eliot understood about incubating ideas. He knew that there’s a certain amount of mystery and patience involved in the creative process. The hatching part, or incubation period, is the idea-generating and development…

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Journaling for Your Future Self

Journaling for Your Future Self by Elena Greco I feel as though I were still master of the days I have recorded, even though they are past, whereas those not mentioned in the pages are as though they had never been. ~ Eugène Delacroix February 18, 2021 My journal is an old friend that has been with me for most of my…

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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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Anti-Social Media

ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA by Elena Greco February 20, 2021 An awful lot of us have trouble with social media. We spend an inordinate amount of time surfing and scrolling. We can’t seem to stop using it, even when we want to, even after we’ve declared we’re done with it. Why? Because the tech companies who bring you these products design them…

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A Return to the Essence of Healing: The Possibilities

A RETURN TO THE ESSENCE OF HEALING The Possibilities by Elena Greco The following is an excerpt taken from HEALING: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO FIND IT (click to see it on Kindle) Health, Harmony and Paradise (well, almost) Until we begin to deliberately attune ourselves to other people’s boundaries and to the space around us, as well as…

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Boundaries

BOUNDARIES by Elena Greco The following is an excerpt taken from HEALING: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO FIND IT (click to see it on Kindle) Boundaries When you honor someone’s boundaries, you’re giving them the highest respect that you can give to another person. You’re letting them know, overtly as well as subtly, that you value them and that…

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