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The Cre8tive Life

Issue 101- February 26, 2021

Issue 101- February 26, 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 you have been having a good week (all things considered). Is it me, or did this one seem to fly by? Hard to believe that we will be in the month of March next week...and, that we are approaching a year of "quarantine life." This past week has been a relatively busy one for me- but, I have been trying to be super intentional about "logging out of work" at a decent time every day to keep things a bit more balanced. The highlights of the week were hosting our company wide virtual "Black History Month Trivia Gameshow," and delving into some much needed art therapy to deal with all the things that circle about in my brain...(hence this week's profile pic).

How are you holding up these days? What has been inspiring you? I'd love to hear about it! 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: Laconic (adj): Expressing much in few words


  • ADVICE: "Take what is perception and transform reality."- Bunmi Samuel         

  • MOOD MUSIC: This week's mood music is Weldon Irvine's, "Morning Sunrise." I have been keeping it on a continuous loop over and over.


  • QUARANTINE RECOMMENDATION: Last weekend, I was completely drained and exhausted from "people-ing," and did a major binge fest of sorts of some of the shows that I had been wanting to watch. I ended up stumbling on a series on Hulu called, "Normal People"  (quite ironic, given my mood), and really enjoyed the character development and storytelling.


  • KITCHEN CHRONICLES: In a virtual meet-up I had with some friends this past week, one of them shared a super simple recipe that they recently discovered and loved, 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. I'm hoping to try this soon!


  • LIFESTYLE TIP: While I personally can't vouch for this (yet), a friend of mine, who also hates being cold, has been swearing by The Big Blanket. So, if you're a fellow seeker of all things warm, you might be extra excited about this too.  


  • FEEL GOOD SHARE: I discovered a new favorite line dance song by Big Mucci called, "The Trailriders Shuffle" and have had a good time watching people like this do the dance. Hope this brings a smile to your heart like it did mine! 




This week's challenge is: To realize you're not alone. 


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