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The Cre8tive Life

Issue 27- September 6, 2019

Issue 27- September 6, 2019

Hello Friends!

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

This week has been quite eventful for me. I attended a couple of talk show launches (that I am not supposed to talk about yet), a leadership conference at NASDAQ, met and talked with General Jim Mattis, and went to a beautiful tribute benefit for the 9/11 Museum (special thanks to my dear friend, Julie, for sharing the information on this). Definitely a busy and "cre8tive" week of adventure!


Be sure to check out my random pictures, video highlights, stories, and other life musings on my personal instagram page (@e101) and official brand page (@thecre8tiveartisan) throughout the week as well!

I hope that you have a great weekend, and upcoming week!



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

  • FAVORITE WORD: Pabulum: (noun) Material for intellectual nourishment


  • ADVICE:  "Don't just live your life- love your life."



  • SOMETHING I AM EXPLORING: I recently discovered Mel Robbins' 5 Second Rule--and am testing it out on some new habits I want to create.


  • FEEL GOOD STORY: THIS STORY of a community coming together to help a little boy who is quarantined to his house because of sickness is sure to bring you a smile.


  • RANDOM LIFE TIP: Sharing my random Facebook post that popped up in my memory for today from a few years back, "Sometimes there can be something truly magical in the words of a stranger asking, "How are you doing today?" or, even telling you to, "Have a nice day." Whether it is simply said out of the confines of cultural habit, or if they actually really care, one should never underestimate the power and impact that such an act of simple words can make in someone's life or day. You never really know what someone may be going through..."


  • SOMETHING I WANT TO TRY:  A friend of mine recently made THIS AMAZING FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE for a brunch I attended; and, I absolutely LOVED it. I'm looking forward to trying to re-create it myself!


I am under the weather today- and am fully  "Robitussined up 😷"- so, I am not necessarily in the best energy and spirit of writing something "profound" today 😔.  But, I am leaving you with this little motivational bit from Lewis Howes- and, am hoping that it will serve as some inspiration! 


This week I challenge you to actively work on one of these every day the following week!


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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