Hello from Erika Speed!!!

The Cre8tive Life

Issue 33- October 25, 2019

Issue 33- October 25, 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! 

By the time you get this week's newsletter, I will hopefully be in the midst of a little bit of travel therapy to a place I have been wanting to go for a long while. I didn't think I would have time to complete the newsletter this week (because I am a chronic procrasti-packer...); but, if you're seeing this, it means that I have fulfilled my goal of trying to put something together here before I left. I have no idea what this week will holds in it- because I have not yet made it into the future---but, I can speak to some good self-care and fun I had over the past weekend. I had some deep life talks with my "cuz-twin" (I affectionately call her that, because we are real family that serendipitously met 2 years ago when I was visiting her state of Louisiana- and discovered that we have sooooooo much in common, including looking super related ūüėä). And, I attended the Well Summit, where I got to hear from some amazing people about "the world of wellness." Outside of that, I've been intensively researching my travel destination, and trying to pack even more minimally than I typically do.¬†¬†

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 had a great week, and will have an even better weekend and upcoming week (because I know I won't be able to push out 2 newsletters before I go ūüėā).



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

  • FAVORITE WORD: Duende: (noun) A heightened sense of emotion, passion, inspiraration


  • ADVICE:¬† "The best freedom you can give yourself is, freedom from what others think" - Abraham Hicks


  • MOOD MUSIC:¬†Musically, I am feeling a little mellowy and sentimental, so I will share this special gem from my legendary twin, Prince. "I Feel For You." I miss him and his music.


  • NEW FOOD DISCOVERY:¬†I recently had BBQ jackfruit...and, I didn't hate it. It's amazing how people can get so creative with food. This almost tastes just like BBQ chicken!


  • SOMETHING I LEARNED ABOUT:¬†When I was at the Well Summit this past weekend, I learned about something called EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping.¬†It is essentially an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress- and really quite interesting!


  • LIFESTYLE TIP: For those of you with "little ones" in your life, you may find this list of DIY Kid Costumes in handy this season!


  • FEEL GOOD STORY:¬†If you're not touched by this story of Bill & Shirley...then, I don't know what to tell you.¬†


I'm running short on time, and don't have a lot of time to write a detailed musing today...but, I did come across these little "mini stories" that a friend of mine shared on their social media. I hope you find it as enjoyable as I did.

Have an AMAZING day!!!


This week's challenge is to do something "cre8tive" and outside of your usual box. Let me know what you come up with!


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!

***Totally disregard this part of the newsletter if you have already done this.


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