Jesse Saint John
On Episode 5, we get Right To The Source of Jesse Saint John’s empowering journey as an all-around music, visual and artist development tour-de-force, exploring how working across multiple mediums keeps him inspired and how he balances his own artist project with developing, and writing songs for, other artists. We dive into Jesse’s views on the importance of activism, how to stay positive while handling the rejection the comes with having a creative job, manifesting the things you want and then learning how to let go, the importance of getting enough sleep and of course A Rose & A Thorn, The Daily, and all new Golden Nuggets. So let it go and let’s go…RIGHT TO THE SOURCE!
Phone-Free Mornings & Centered Creativity
After waking up, he doesn’t look at his phone until he brushes his teeth, showers, drinks coffee and then goes on his amazing balcony. He always centers himself before his day starts. He does yoga which he loves so much and he tries to do meditation as much as possible. He opens himself up to whatever the day is going to be and lets go of tension and pre-conceived notions. That allows him to be creative and think objectively and to be efficient, kind, and funny.
A ROSE & A THORN
Her husband, LSDream. He lets Sarah just be her kooky self and can tell him anything. He’s accepting and understanding and she really loves when he’s not on tour and they can spend time together at home.
Sarah has a double thorn - the surface is her husband being gone for two months. But underneath are her abandonment issues. She likes being alone, but sometimes if she’s alone for too long she feels neglect and abandonment from her childhood.
His birthday and all of the joy he received from the festivities with family and friends. On this birthday he had a massage, saw a movie, played video games and had a sushi dinner at Nozawa Bar, then on the weekend had a Harry Potter themed brunch at home followed by the scavenger hunt at the Getty with Watson Adventures.
His fear of rejection. He can overcome and move on from it quickly, but it stops him from taking chances because he’s concerned about people saying no. He wishes he could go to the roots of that and pull out the weed of self doubt.
His friendship with Muriel. Muriel is a 98-year-old woman Jesse met on the street that he befriended and still talks to every day. Muriel is genealogist and writer and she hand-knit Jesse a beret.
The envy he feels when he sees other people easily getting the things he works really hard for. It’s part of the process of being a creative and he’s grateful for the process, but he does see certain things and wishes he had them too.
Having a "good luck" charm. Hers is a lighter that actor, comedian, podcast host, and good friend Andrew Dice Clay gave her. There’s a lot energy and power in this playboy lighter that he used in shows in the 80s. It gives her confidence and makes her feel iconic. Sarah recommends a personal item or charm that gives you inspirational energy.
The Chili Pad . It's changed his life sleep-wise. It’s a mattress pad with cooling and heating technology regulated by circulating water through a series of micro tubes under you. When its too cold or too hot it regulates the temperature to help you get good sleep. Sleeping enough is important because it reduces stress, improves your overall health, immunity, memory, and can help with weight loss. You can get it at Chilitechnology.com
A double golden nugget! The first one is sun and air - that’s free! Go outside--you don’t have to be Beyoncé to get some and air. The second is an app called Wordscapes. It gives you a series of letters and you make as many words as you can with them. It helps wake up his mind and gets his creative thinking going. It’s a mind stimulant that gives him access to more words for his writing.