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The Cre8tive Life

Issue 102- March 5, 2021

Issue 102- March 5, 2021

Hello Friends-

"Welcome back to this week's episode of, "The Cre8tive Life"- your weekly newsletter full of lifestyle tips, smiles, and musings.

I hope that each of you are doing well, and have had a great week! For me, this past week was mostly spent with my Comfy (blanket hoodie sweatshirt), work, and doing a little art. I was actually supposed to be gearing up for my first trip out of "quarantine life" to go home and visit my family...but, they pretty much banished me from coming...so, I had to formally cancel my ticket 😔. While I pretty much only go out for my "Adventures in Trader Joes" grocery store runs, and other necessary errands; I must admit I always feel a twinge of sadness in seeing and reflecting on how much the "simpleness" of life has been altered since the pandemic...I do hope and look forward to a day where we can get back to the good normal of the past... 

Anyway...I'll close this bit out now...Wishing each of you love, hugs, light, joy, and peace.


Random stories, pictures, video highlights, and other life musings can be found on my personal instagram page (@e101) and official brand page (@thecre8tiveartisan) throughout the week (when/if I end up posting anything).

*And, if you have missed any previous newsletters, feel free to check out the archive section on my website: HERE.

Continued prayers that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy 

(mentally & physically) out there 💗.


My weekly (random) compilation of some of my favorite "cre8tive" things that I want to share:

  • FAVORITE WORD: Exulansis (noun): The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it


  • ADVICE: "Assumption is the lowest form of knowledge." - Anonymous



  • QUARANTINE RECOMMENDATION: This past weekend I binged the series, "Love Life" on HBO Max. I recommend it for those who are truly fascinated by people and the journey of love.


  • KITCHEN CHRONICLES: I was thinking about easy comfort foods, and decided to look up grilled cheese...I then stumbled across this list of recipes for "The 63 Most Delish Grilled Cheese Sandwiches"...Let me know if you make and/or love any of these!


  • LIFESTYLE TIP: Have a headache? Supposedly, eating 10-12 almonds is the same as taking two aspirins- who knew?!?    





This week's challenge is: To give someone a surprise compliment


I am currently on pause with community activations as my current bandwidth is a bit limited with my full-time work projects. 

Lastly, if you happen to have any future topic ideas, or come across any events I should know about, PLEASE feel free to send those along my way. I always LOVE discovering and learning about new things! 

Have a great day, and be sure to take time to enjoy your life!


*"The Cre8tive Life" is the weekly "feel good" component of my consultancy, The Cre8tive Artisan, which is where I "make the magic happen" and curate engaging lifestyle events that help connect us humans in deeper ways. Feel free to CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE to see what I do, and let me know if there is ever anything I can do to help you out! As always, if this newsletter is "not your thing", please feel free to unsubscribe (however, I really hope you don't). 

The Cre8tive Artisan

New York, NY