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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Anti-Social Media

SOCIAL MEDIA by Elena Greco An awful lot of us have trouble with social media. We spend an inordinate amount of time surfing and scrolling. We can’t seem to stop using it, even when we want to, even after we’ve declared we’re done with it. Why? Because the tech companies who bring you these products design them that way! Their…

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A Return to the Essence of Healing: The Possibilities

A RETURN TO THE ESSENCE OF HEALING The Possibilities by Elena Greco The following is an excerpt taken from HEALING: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO FIND IT (click to see it on Kindle) Note: This book was written in 2004. Creating a Healing Environment in Our Life The global implications of the context of healing described in this book…

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Boundaries

BOUNDARIES by Elena Greco The following is an excerpt taken from HEALING: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO FIND IT (click to see it on Kindle) Boundaries When you honor someone’s boundaries, you are giving them the highest respect that you can give to another person. You are letting them know, overtly as well as subtly, that you value them…

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Accountability

ACCOUNTABILITY by Elena Greco April 28, 2020 What do you think of when you hear the word accountability? You might think of some pretty unpleasant things, like justifying your spending, meeting your employer’s demands, accepting blame for something … it’s not a fun word, right? But there is another way of looking at that word and experiencing it in your…

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How to Survive an Apocalypse

HOW TO SURVIVE AN APOCALYPSE by Elena Greco April 9, 2020 Well, here we are in the middle of an apocalypse.  Bet you didn’t see that coming, did you?! The COVID-19 situation mushroomed quickly, and we have all found ourselves in an upside-down life we never could have predicted, with pending goals, travels and dreams ripped from us.  And we’ve…

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Awareness

AWARENESS by Elena Greco April 7, 2020 During this pandemic, many of us are going to be required to spend time alone or at our home instead of at an office or at public gatherings.  Maybe this is not such a bad thing! And there’s another benefit, which is all the attention we’re being asked to pay to our surroundings…

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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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Art Stands Apart

Art Stands Apart by Elena Greco December 10, 2017 At a time when the dark side of certain creative artists is being exposed, there has been a lot of discussion on Facebook about whether we should allow ourselves to enjoy the art of artists who have done bad things. I strongly feel that art—the product of the artist—stands apart from…

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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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