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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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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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 The beginning of the year is the time 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…

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