Episode 6: THE Empress
On Episode 6, we get Right To The Source of MNDR’s extraordinary creative exploration that began in rural North Dakota, criss-crossed the US and eventually brought her overseas to collaborate with Mark Ronson on his first hit “Bang Bang Bang”, all before finding massive success as a recording artist, songwriter AND music producer. Join us as we learn more about energy clearing, discuss the importance of connecting before creating, how to deal with nighttime anxiety, Sarah’s experience with The Hoffman Institute 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!
She goes through different patterns, but her body and energy is extremely physical. She likes to do extremely challenging and physical things. No matter when she goes to bed, she wakes up at 6:40am every morning. Then she goes running or does something physical every day. Sometimes she goes through meditation phases and sometimes her meditation is being physical itself. Sometimes to get ready creatively, she’ll listen to some of her favorite music to inspire her.
A ROSE & A THORN
Disneyland on Halloween! Sarah has never been for Halloween, and she's finally going this year.
Ocean pollution. She was at an underwater-themed party over the weekend, and the entryway to the party was an art exhibit on pollution in the ocean. The ocean is such a rose for Sarah, and her heart breaks for these creatures whose homes are no longer thriving.
The mind and the body. Evan was recently in a car accident and broke a bone in his back. 2 weeks later he was moving around when he thought he'd be out for the rest of the year! It blows his mind how the human body heals itself.
Kitty, Evan's foster kitten through the ASPCA, was sick over the weekend. They ultimately had to take her to the vet, and the ASPCA connected them with someone amazing. Shout out ASPCA!
Making music. She's coming to the end stages of putting together her next album, where she's through the fog and feeling great about the music!
Apathy towards homelessness. It's such a problem in LA, so she decided that on weekends whenever she has free time, she's going to make a bunch of food and give it to the homeless people in her neighborhood. These are problems that are right in front of you and these people are not invisible.
Hoffman Institute - Sarah went on a Hoffman retreat and it changed her life. The program focuses on releasing negative patterns and becoming the best version of yourself.
You can learn more about it at www.hoffmaninstitute.com
“Picture all of the people you love laughing before you go to bed” - Evan was recently on a songwriting trip in London and learned about this valuable golden nugget from a producer during a session. Evan does this any night he feels work anxiety in order to release that stressful energy before bedtime. It allows him to get a better night sleep and wake up with less anxiety.
Here are some other techniques to manage evening anxiety.
A song she produced from the band Makeout, “You Can’t Be Friends With Everyone” - For Amanda, it’s a metaphor and way of life for everything she does. It reminds her to spend her time and energy playing to her strengths. Whenever she feels insecure, she just thinks of that song and it makes her laugh.
Listen to the song here.