Hello from Erika Speed!!!

The Cre8tive Life

Issue 22- June 28, 2019

Issue 22- June 28, 2019

Hello Friends!

Happy Friday- and, "Welcome back to "The Cre8tive Life!"- your weekly newsletter full of lifestyle tips, smiles, and cool things to check out!

I've been in a bit of a "mood" as of late; and, don't really have a lot to "share"...But, I am determined to honor my commitment to myself, and keep my weekly newsletter going. I hope that your week has been AMAZING!



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

  • FAVORITE WORD: Querencia: (noun) A place where one feels safe, a place from which one's strength of character is drawn. 


  • ADVICE:  "We must not allow our circumstances to become the extent of our possibilities" 


  • MOOD MUSIC: Totally feeling (and keeping on repeat) an oldie but goodie from the Commodore's...Zoom


  • MOVIE OF THE WEEK: To know me, is to know that I am a "Hope-FULL Romantic" (I had to switch it up from the term "hopeless" to invoke more positivity for myself in that area-lol), and that I am a HUGE SUCKER for a good Rom-Com. This week I FINALLY got to watch "Always Be My Maybe" and loved it! 


  • THING I'M LEARNING ABOUT: This past week I took a crash course on the process of Design Thinking, and am learning how to implement it into a myriad of things.

  • RANDOM LIFE TIP: One thing I ABHOR are mosquitos!!! These literal suckers will go out of their way to find and bite me even when I am fully clothed (I am still trying to figure out how I got bit through my pants on the subway this week). Anyway...if you suffer from this problem, like I do, you may find these DIY All Natural Mosquito Repellant Recipes helpful.


  • SOMETHING I WANT TO TRY: In an effort to continue to "expand" my palate, I recently purchased a Groupon from a vegan place called, Terri. I am excited to check them out and to see if the food tastes as good as it looks, and what people say!


I'm still a bit low energy on my "sharing" of words this week...so, this portion of the newsletter is subsequently brief. However, in the spirit of "Self-care Saturday & Sunday" being around the corner, I found this graphic that you will hopefully find useful. 


This week I challenge you to remember to take care of yourself- and to tap into something that will bring you jo and peace.


Thank you to everyone that has filled out the survey! I will be sharing some upcoming events that I have been working on in the next couple of newsletters- so stay tuned for more info and invites!

For those who haven't filled out the survey, I can definitely still use your feedback. So, if you have not done so already, please take  5 minutes to fill out:


Thanks sooooooo much in advance for your time!

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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