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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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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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 MUSIC SALON™-2015 November

THE MUSIC SALON™ Next meeting: Tuesday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. Upper West Side, New York City Accompanist:  Lucas Barkley Cost: $20* Bring a friend and you both attend half price! Come join us for a great time singing, noshing and networking!  We’ll have an accompanist who can read anything and is aligned with the purpose of THE MUSIC SALON™, which…

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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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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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Simple, Everyday Actions That Support Mental Health

Simple, Everyday Actions That Support Mental Health by Elena Greco Published in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY and on MEDIUM (This article was presented as a part of the KALEIDOSCOPE™ concert, a concert in the CONCERTS FOR HEALING™ series.) May 2015 What exactly is “mental health”?  Life is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of feelings and experiences!  No one is happy all the time, just as no one…

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MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™-2015 March

MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™ Next meeting: Sunday, March 8, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Upper West Side, New York City Suggested Donation: $20* www.elenagreco.com/lifestyle/meditationforcreatives 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 the workshop with the tools and knowledge to create a unique, practical,…

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