Life in Balance-Part 5: Mind Your Mind

LIFE IN BALANCEPart 5. Mind Y0ur Mind by Elena Greco LIFE IN BALANCE is a multi-part series exploring health–what it is, how to get it and how to maintain it, easily and naturally. Read Life in Balance:Part 1 – What Is Health?Part 2 – It’s All in Your PerspectivePart 3 – Symptoms of HealthPart 4 – Let’s Get Physical The…

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Life in Balance: Part 4

LIFE IN BALANCEPart 4. Let’s Get Physical by Elena Greco LIFE IN BALANCE is a multi-part series exploring health–what it is, how to get it and how to maintain it, easily and naturally. Read Life in Balance:Part 1 – What Is Health?Part 2 – It’s All in Your PerspectivePart 3 – Symptoms of Health The Physical Body In the first…

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Let Us Grieve

Let Us Grieve by Elena Greco The vista in the picture above was one of my favorite places in Central Park. Sitting in the sunlight on my favorite bench and staring at this incredibly beautiful vista from this vantage point was something I looked forward to every day. This was my special moment; it reset and recharged me, no matter…

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Life in Balance: Part 3

LIFE IN BALANCEPart 3. Symptoms of Health by Elena Greco LIFE IN BALANCE is a multi-part series exploring health–what it is, how to get it and how to maintain it, easily and naturally. Read Life in Balance:Part 1Part 2 So far I’ve asked you to think about what “health” means to you and, in the last segment, I asked you…

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Life in Balance: Part 2

LIFE IN BALANCEPart 2. It’s All in Your Perspective by Elena Greco LIFE IN BALANCE is a multi-part series exploring health–what it is, how to get it and how to maintain it, easily and naturally. Read Life in Balance: Part 1 here. In the first part of this series, we learned that health is balance, and that to be healthy,…

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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 (This is a chapter in The Great Book of Journaling available on Amazon this spring.) February 18, 2021…

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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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Accountability

ACCOUNTABILITY by Elena Greco April 28, 2020 What do you think of when you hear the word accountability? You might think of some pretty unpleasant things, like justifying your spending, meeting your employer’s demands, accepting blame for something … it’s not a fun word, right? But there is another way of looking at that word and experiencing it in your…

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How to Survive an Apocalypse

HOW TO SURVIVE AN APOCALYPSE by Elena Greco April 9, 2020 Well, here we are in the middle of an apocalypse.  Bet you didn’t see that coming, did you?! The COVID-19 situation mushroomed quickly, and we have all found ourselves in an upside-down life we never could have predicted, with pending goals, travels and dreams ripped from us.  And we’ve…

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Awareness

AWARENESS by Elena Greco April 7, 2020 During the pandemic, many of us were required to spend time alone or at our home instead of at an office or at public gatherings. And we were asked to do a lot of things to avoid catching Covid-19, things that were tedious. But maybe that was not such a bad thing! There…

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Life in Balance: Part 1

LIFE IN BALANCE Part 1. What is health? by Elena Greco LIFE IN BALANCE is a multi-part series exploring health–what it is, how to get it and how to maintain it, easily and naturally. This article is published on MEDIUM: Life in Balance: Part 1. Part 1. What is health? I want to start by asking a question: What is…

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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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