Episode 83: About staying creative and inspired, with Sean Brennan

podcast Oct 21, 2021

Sean Brennan is my friend and collaborator, an incredible musician, and the editor of this podcast. And today I’m bringing him in front of the mic to share with us about his creative process.

A lot of us have been taught that being creative and making art requires diligence and routine. Sean’s here to argue that routine can often be the enemy of creativity. So instead, what can you do today to mix things up? To change your perspective? I’ll say, this is all stuff I really needed to hear!

And for a special treat, listen all the way to the end of the episode and you’ll get to hear the latest song from his band Strange Weather. 

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Show Notes:   


  • 0:00 - Welcome our very own editor, Sean Brennan to the podcast!
  • 3:00 - Elissa shares how she and Sean met.
  • 4:15 - Sean shares a little about his life and journey to becoming a freelance composer, audio engineer, and sound designer.
  • 11:15 - Elissa asks Sean to share how he balances work and making money with pursuing his passion and creating his own work. 
  • 15:30 - In the “great pause” of COVID, Sean has seen so many people going for their passions, rather than what they believe they should be doing. Sean relates this to his own experience as a musician and producer.
  • 22:44 - A pep talk on balance: routines, creativity, and inspiration. 
  • 29:35 - Static environments create static people. 
  • 30:25 - Balance is a moving target. 
  • 32:30 - Sean shares what it means to him to have a voice and to speak his truth. 
  • 35:40 - Elissa and Sean share more deeply about their creative processes.
  • 43:20 - Sean shares a little about the music we are about to hear. 
  • 45:10 - Sean’s recent song, “What Everybody Wants.”




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Production Credits:

Our Editor is Sean Brennan

Our Photographer and Graphic Designer is Laura Sills

Our Videographer is Miguel Garzón Martínez

And our theme song is “Waters of Body” by Strange Weather


Please note that Amazon links in the show notes are connected to the Voice Body Connection Associates account. All other partner links are acknowledged. Thank you for supporting the podcast! 


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