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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The Quiet Epidemic

THE QUIET EPIDEMIC by Elena Greco March 15, 2016 Many people have not heard of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)—an unfortunate misnomer, since the disease is not about being “fatigued.”  It is known by several other names, including Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), and Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID). It affects all systems in the body.…

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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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Purchasing Health

Purchasing Health by Elena Greco December 30, 2015 Every year I choose a cause or topic to focus on, one which is urgent or important to our culture and our planet. I learn as much as I can about it, post about it on social media, and write about it. That’s part of my activism, something I think is particularly…

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Gratitude: Why Bother?

Gratitude: Why Bother? by Elena Greco We hear a lot about gratitude. It seems like something we should be having, or aspiring to have. But what is it and how do we get some? And why bother, really? When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. ~ Willie Nelson At times our own light goes out and…

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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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Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones by Elena Greco Credit: Blaze Press April 9, 2015 We need to communicate with others. It seems obvious, doesn’t it? In order to come to agreement about pressing issues, in order to create positive change in our world, we have to have a dialogue—with friends, with enemies, with other political parties, with other countries. I have to…

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The Music Salon™: Will It Continue?

THE MUSIC SALON™ by Elena Greco Will It Continue? July 27, 2015 Hello, Music Salon Friends. I hope you’re having a great summer so far! THE MUSIC SALON™ is in its eighth year now, and I’ve been taking an objective look at it, appreciating its value in the past, the positive contribution it has made, and considering its place in…

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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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To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate – What a Loaded Question…

To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate – What a Loaded Question… by Elena Greco August 10, 2015 Vaccination is a topic which seems to bring out rabid and vicious disagreement. Those on either “side” of the debate (they seem to see it as an either/or situation) seem to have an unusually negative reaction to those opposing their view. People have…

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