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The Cre8tive Life

Issue 23- July 5, 2019

Issue 23- July 5, 2019

Hello Friends!

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

I have been in a radical self-care zone as of late (and a bit antisocial); and, don't necessarily have a "ton" to report on or write about...The highlights of my week were catching up with some of my dear friends who I met on a cruise in Alaska (who were visiting NYC from Texas), and going to a July 4th BBQ in Brooklyn where I got to see some AMAZING panoramic fireworks from a rooftop. I hope that your week has been WONDERFUL, and that you are enjoying the extra time off (if you have it)!



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

  • FAVORITE WORD: Chimerical: (adjective) Created by unchecked imagination; fantastically visionary or highly improbable. 


  • ADVICE:  "“Energy is the currency of the universe. When you “pay” attention to something, you buy that experience. So when you allow your consciousness to focus on someone or something that annoys you, you feed it your energy, and it reciprocates with the experience of being annoyed. Be selective in your focus because your attention feeds the energy of it and keeps it alive, not just within you, but in the collective consciousness as well.”
    ― Emily Maroutian


  • MOOD MUSIC: My "little sister" turned me on to a new collaboration song between Daniel Caesar and John Mayer that I am liking called, "Superposition."


  • MOVIE OF THE WEEK: I haven't seen this...but, this Toni Morrison documentary, "The Pieces I Am" looks and sounds really interesting. 


  • THING I'M LEARNING: This past week I decided to take a Kizomba dance class (and will be signing up for a series of classes). I am determined to learn this dance!

  • RANDOM LIFE TIP: To save your ice cold beverages' taste from getting diluted with the water from traditional ice cubes, make the cubes out of the actual beverage. This will ensure that the taste of the beverage won't be compromised from the ice.



This week I am doing another simple share. I am featuring a graphic from one of my all-time favorite books, "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz. (This is seriously a great read if you have never checked it out- and is one of those books you can constantly go back to for a little "life refresher."). I have found that these "simple" yet profound agreements are really great for those moments of frustration in life, or when youneed to do a little re-centering, I hope that you will get something out of them too!


This week I challenge you to learn/try something new!


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!

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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