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The Cre8tive Life

Issue 91- December 18, 2020

Issue 91- December 18, 2020

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 and trust this finds you as well! This past week has been quite busy for me-as one of the big virtual projects I have been working on producing finally had its debut. 

Aside from that, I had a spark of joy in the fact that the Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Grill that I have been price watching all year long (and recently found a great deal on) arrived. Totally random insert/share I know...but, I truly find joy in the small things...and am excited to try some of the recipes I've been stockpiling. 

It's really hard to believe that this year end is less than 15 days away...How have you been doing? What has been going on in your world? I would love to hear from you! 

As always, sending lots of love, hugs, and prayers to you all!!!


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: Eudaimonia (n): A Greek word that is hard to translate: some have suggested “human flourishing,” as being accurate. Etymologically, it means “the state of having a good spirit.” It’s the state of contendedness that comes with being a good person.


  • ADVICE: “We can get so much further in life through collaboration rather than competition. One plus one equals eleven, not two.” – Anonymous


  • MOOD MUSIC: My old school nostalgic music mood remains, and I have literally been singing Genesis' "That's All" in my head all week.



  • THE MORE YOU KNOW: As a bit of an empath and HSP, I still have to take my news in extreme doses (as everything can be so draining). But, over the past couple weeks I have discovered Neal Katyal's mini IG news briefings, and have been learning a lot.


  • LIFESTYLE TIP: Stuck on what types of holiday gifts you want to buy people? This Ultimate Gift Guide might be a great resource for you last minute shoppers- as there seems to be something for EVERYONE!


  • FEEL GOOD SHARE: Loved this story about a Grandmother graduating with her granddaughter at college!


Wishing everyone rest.


This week's challenge is: To get some rest!


I will be taking a bit of a mini pause on my community activations as I gear up for some new projects that will taking up a lot more of my bandwidth. But, be on the lookout for some (very sporadic) events here and there. (As doing these events, and sharing in community really does bring me joy.)

 And, if you haven't heard me say it lately, I want to thank you for your support and readership. It means a lot that you take time out of your day to take in my  little musings and life shares!

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