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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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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Not Crazy, Not Lazy

Not Crazy, Not Lazy by Elena Greco January 14, 2018 In 2011 I suddenly and unexpectedly found myself on the floor. I couldn’t get up. I had no idea why. I tried to stand, shaking as though I were bench pressing 200 pounds. My legs simply would not respond. I crawled to my bed, an inch at a time, dragged…

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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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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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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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Communication: The Key to Getting Ahead in the Vocal Music World

Communication: The Key to Getting Ahead in the Vocal Music World by Elena Greco March 22, 2016 Vocal technique, performance skills, summer programs, young artist programs, networking—all are important in furthering a vocal career.  But there is another important piece that is too often neglected—one that can make or break a career—and that is communication. Communication is the currency with…

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