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The Cre8tive Life

Issue 104- March 19, 2021

Issue 104- March 19, 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'm feeling a little bit drained today, and won't be lingering too much on this portion of the newsletter...but, I hope each of you are doing well, and taking care of yourself. And, I hope you have a great day and weekend! 


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: Nudiustertian (noun): the day before yesterday


  • ADVICE: "...It was not the truth they wanted, but an illusion they could bear to live with.”
    ― Anaïs Nin



  • QUARANTINE RECOMMENDATION: I somehow ended up binge watching a show that I heard murmurings about last year called, "The Undoing." If you haven't seen it yet, and like a good quick (only 6 episodes) suspense, I'd solidly recommend it.


  • THE MORE YOU KNOW: In solidarity with my Asian American friends (and the community at large), I wanted to share some helpful allyship resources, and a touching read that my friend, Ko Im, wrote: 

                      🔹Bystander Intervention Trainings

                      🔹 "I'm an Asian Woman and I'm Not OK" article


  • LIFESTYLE TIP: I can't personally vouch for this Zoom Escaper product (and probably won't be testing it out); but, I must admit that there is quite the plausible use case case for it...Let me know if you decide to try it out!


  • FEEL GOOD SHARE: Sharing this story of Ryan Lowry lifted my spirits and I hope it does yours as well.




This week's challenge is: to aim to be this person.


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