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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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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Art Stands Apart

Art Stands Apart by Elena Greco December 10, 2017 At a time when the dark side of certain creative artists is being exposed, there has been a lot of discussion on Facebook about whether we should allow ourselves to enjoy the art of artists who have done bad things. I strongly feel that art—the product of the artist—stands apart from…

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Farewell, Facebook

Farewell, Facebook by Elena Greco January 23, 2018 This past week, suddenly coming to an awareness that things have changed—as sometimes happens when things change gradually—I’ve been considering what I want my future participation with Facebook to be. My life on Facebook has been important to me personally and professionally, and I wanted to consider this very carefully. When I…

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Let Them Be Children

Let Them Be Children by Elena Greco October 4, 2017 I recently became aware that eight million children in this country, some as young as six months old, are being given psychotropic drugs—amphetamines, anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, anti-however-you-don’t want-your-child to-act. The drugging of children’s developing brains seems insane. Drugging children not only likely damages that child’s brain, potentially destroying that child’s potential for…

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I Am a Feminist

I Am a Feminist by Elena Greco February 16, 2017 I am a feminist. What does that mean? “Feminist” seems to conjure up all sorts of negative images for some people. According to Merriam-Webster, a feminist is “a person who supports ‘feminism’.” Their definition of “feminism” is: – the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities;…

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Oops, He Did It Again

Oops, He Did It Again by Elena Greco January 29, 2017 Well, he’s done it again. Without warning, Trump issued an executive order, implemented immediately, to prevent travelers from seven countries to the US from entering the US through its airports, in many cases sending them back to the country they flew into the US from, even if they were…

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Predictions for 2017, or “How to Survive the Unthinkable”

Predictions for 2017, or “How to Survive the Unthinkable” by Elena Greco January 22, 2017 This is an unusual year. It started with the Inauguration of a new President who is unlike anything this country has ever seen, and who is perhaps the biggest threat to our country’s continuation as a great democracy that we have ever seen. That Inauguration…

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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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