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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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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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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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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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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THE MUSIC SALON™-2015 October

THE MUSIC SALON™ Next meeting: Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. Upper West Side, New York City Cost: $20* Bring a friend and you both attend half price! Please note:  This is a FRAGRANCE-FREE event so that attendees who have allergies and asthma can be comfortable. Also, there is a strict 48-hour cancellation policy. The Music Salon™ Personnel Bios  *  The Music Salon™ Past…

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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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