Unleash Your Inner Creative with Lauren LoGrasso

Unleash Your Inner Creative with Lauren LoGrasso

By Lauren LoGrasso
Are you creative? Or have you always wanted to be? Then this is the podcast for you. Join host Lauren LoGrasso as she delves into the inspiring, hilarious and vulnerable stories of people who choose to live their lives more creatively than they have to. If you have a creative spark, this show will help you claim your creativity, redefine your relationship with fear and build a new life centered around creative expression. Connect with the creative community and learn how to Unleash Your Inner Creative with Lauren LoGrasso!

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Why The Harder Path is Not Always The Right Path
On today's episode I share a revelation I've had recently about why the harder path is not always the right path. I share how I came to this conclusion and how you can start to look at the choices/paths in your own life, decide why you're engaging with that pattern and whether it's actually beneficial. Also: Would you like would you like to do a zoom creative meet up with other listeners from this show? On the Zoom we can meet, talk about creative projects we’re working on, tell each other how we need support and share work. I am almost thinking of it like an open mic/share/networking event, and, honestly, maybe also a dance party? If you’re interested, either send me a DM on Instagram @UnleashYourInnerCreative or email me at unleashyourinnercreative@gmail.com !
10:30
July 31, 2020
Tap into Spirituality, Own Your Greatness & Sing w/ Latoya Cooper
My guest today is Latoya Cooper, also known as “The Songstress”. She is an MBA, singer/songwriter, business coach, and podcaster.  She is best known for her eclectic soul music, her podcast and her Company, “Music Meets the Boardroom” which helps educate, teach and empower indie Artists to build strong, business savvy practices, that they can apply throughout their career. I wanted to have Latoya on the show because of her incredible story about her journey back to self and creativity. After pushing away music for ten years, she found her way back to it, and she has some great actionable tips for how you can also rediscover your creative spark. She is also a deeply spiritual person, and has wise insight on how your connection to spirit can guide your path. Her journey blew my mind and I can’t wait for you to hear all about it! From our conversation, you’ll also learn: How to walk your own artistic journey and not compare yourself to others How to tune out unhelpful voices How to accept and rise to the occasion of  a challenge The benefits of ‘letting go’ Tips to find your own “Greatness” How volunteer work can tie into your purpose How to use your voice to create change And tons more! Listen to "Like a Bomb" Here: ffm.to/likeabomb Follow me: @laurenlograsso & @UnleashYourInnerCreative
52:51
July 29, 2020
Serve Your Community & Give Your Energy to the RIGHT People
On today’s bonus episode of Unleash, I discuss why it’s so important to serve your community first when it comes to your creativity, the power of engaging with the people who love you for who you are, why it’s important to give back (and how to do it) and the larger impact your creativity can have. I also hit a recent creative milestone that I am very excited about! Thanks for tuning in - Lauren :)  Read my essay in Maria Shriver's publication, The Sunday Paper, Here: https://bit.ly/3hDzyZn  Listen to my single, "Like a Bomb" Here: ffm.to/likeabomb Follow me: @laurenlograsso & @UnleashYourInnerCreative
09:26
July 24, 2020
Are you an Overthinker? Learn Healthy Mental Practices w/ Meredith Arthur!
Meredith Arthur is a mental health pioneer, author, Emmy-Nominated creative producer, and a content leader at Pinterest. She’s best known for being a founding member of the food site: Chowhound, creating the mental health wellness site/community, Beautiful Voyager, writing for Medium and for her debut book, Get Out of My Head: Inspiration for Overthinkers in an Anxious World. I wanted to have Meredith on the show because she has so many actionable tools to help you get out of your own way. So many creatives are overthinkers...Including myself...If we get stuck in our heads, it really can keep us from meaningful opportunities to express ourselves, so I am excited to share her insight to help you stop the anxiety feedback loop! From our conversation, you’ll also learn: What anxiety REALLY is and some great ways to manage it The benefits of anxiety medication How to find your ‘audience’ Methods to shut up the inner critic The best way to let go of the illusion of control Tips to eliminate bad mental habits A brilliant tool to get someone to see you as more than just one type of creative And tons more! Get Meredith's Book HERE! Listen to "Like a Bomb" Here: ffm.to/likeabomb Follow me: @laurenlograsso & @UnleashYourInnerCreative
1:09:23
July 22, 2020
Find Focus, Confidence & Embrace Being a Multi-Passionate Creative w/ D’Ana Joi
Today’s guest is D’Ana Joi of Joi Knows How she is an educator and a coach for multi-passionate creatives. She, herself, is also a multi-passionate creative specializing in writing, plant care, crafts, curating vintage clothes, singing and composing music, public speaking, community building and much more.  Joi and I first met when we were both speakers at The Pretty Thing Tour last November. We were instantly drawn to each other, as we had a similar mission and life outlook. I wanted to have her on the show because she provides invaluable tools for multi-passionate creatives to find focus and own the fullness of who they are. From this conversation you’ll learn: How to break the comparison trap Build a community Find focus Start to learn creative confidence Ground your platform in purpose How to truly see that the fact that you are a multi-passionate creative is a gift, not a burden AND MORE! For more info on Joi, Visit Joi-Knows-How.com! Listen to "Like a Bomb" Here: ffm.to/likeabomb Follow me: @laurenlograsso & @UnleashYourInnerCreative
1:10:14
July 15, 2020
Inside Writing a Song: Embrace The Messy Creative Process
Hi, Creative! If you’ve been listening for a while, you know that I’m a singer/songwriter and have been putting out a bunch a singles the past few months. My Most recent song, “Like a Bomb” was written over the course of years and has had many different iterations. So today, I want to share the full songwriting process with you. I’ll do this by taking you through step-by-step. I have voice memos from almost every songwriting session I’ve had for like a bomb. I will play them for you and also explain how I got to that moment.  From this, you’ll learn: How a messy, long creative process can still yield a beautiful product Why the extra time it takes to finish something is often God’s protection   The amazing improvements you can make through hard work  Why even if you’re almost finished,  it's better to go back to square one and do it the right way! And more!  Listen to "Like a Bomb" Here: ffm.to/likeabomb Follow me: @laurenlograsso & @UnleashYourInnerCreative
29:37
July 8, 2020
Do What Fills You + Changing Creative Patterns
On this episode, I do a creative check in the wake of putting out my most recent single, "Like a Bomb".  Topics covered include:  Why it's better to delay a project and do it correctly than rush it Why it's necessary to change our creative patterns/ideas from time-to-time Why in the beginning of our creative careers/paths, we must take every inch toward our dreams The power of doing what fills you (and the energy that comes along with it)  I can't wait to chat with you! Enjoy :)  Listen to Like a Bomb Here: ffm.to/likeabomb, Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso and the show, @UnleashYourInnerCreative 
12:06
July 1, 2020
Get Ballsy, Release Work You're Proud Of & Listen With Love
On today's episode I discuss the release of my third single, "Like a Bomb". I share a bit of the background behind the song and why it's so deeply personal. It seems each time I release a single it's a different feeling, and this time, I feel really excited and bold. I find myself getting ballsier and ballsier...I discuss why that is and share tips on how you can start to cultivate this in your own life. I also discuss how to listen to yourself through loving ears, Also I forgot to say this on the episode, but I am doing a live show tonight (06/26) on my instagram @LaurenLoGrasso, at 6pm PST/ 9pm EST - tune in to hear my new single and much more!  Listen to Like a Bomb Here: ffm.to/likeabomb 
17:52
June 26, 2020
Courageous Creativity: Own The Fullness of Who You are & Use Your Voice for Change w/ Amir Levi
Amir Levi is an actor, Singer, choreographer, dancer, writer and producer.  Best known for his roles on hit shows such as: New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fresh off the Boat, The Middle,  2 Broke Girls and the Emmy Award-winning Amazon original Series, Transparent. He’s also worked at powerhouse theatres such as the Garry Marshall Theatre and Atlantic Theatre Conservatory. I first met Amir acting in my very first play in LA. I  wanted to have Amir on the show because, simply put, he has helped me become a braver, truer artist. From our conversation, you’ll learn: How to develop the strength to speak up against injustice How to overcome lack of parental support for your dreams Why your creative projects are as important as major life milestones (such as weddings) How Amir came to realize he is non binary why he/she/they isn’t tied to a specific set of pronouns How to truly make creativity the filter for your life How mediums like live theatre are pivoting during covid The importance of being honest about mental health, especially during the pandemic! And More! Watch Nathan C. Jones: A Love Story? Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZxDaLojjpA&t=541s Pre-Save my single, “Like a Bomb” Here: https://ffm.to/likeabomb
1:01:48
June 24, 2020
What's Happening Universally Is Also Happening in You
Everything that once hid beneath the surface is now being pushed to the top. That is happening Universally. And whatever is happening Universally is also happening in your own life and humanity. Meaning, that the things you’ve pushed beneath the surface (but you’ve always really, sort of known are there) are now coming to the top and demanding to be fixed. Not only will this realization help you connect more deeply to the social justice movements happening in our society, it will also bring you to a deeper knowing of yourself and hopefully (after some work) to a better place as a person. And while this show IS about Unleashing Your Inner Creative - we cannot be our truest, most creative selves if we do not know ourselves and if we are not actively working on bettering the self we know. I open up about all of the above and more on this episode. Love you. 
11:53
June 17, 2020
Inside a Creative Coaching Session: Art + Story = Purpose
On today's episode I do a creative check in about how important it is to use the gifts & skills you already have to help fight injustice. Then, you'll hear a new show format! Today I am trying out (unleashing) a new show format in which I coach someone on air who is creatively blocked and/or not fully living their passion at the moment. If it's something you like, let me know and we will continue to do it! Today's guest is Lindsey Huss, an Unleash listener who is also an incredible artist and woman. She shares her story of survival and strength and I help her tie together her story, pain, and talent to create a path that incorporates art, entrepreneurship and service. Tune into hear more and to get ideas on how you can coach yourself in a similar way! PS- this new format is not something I am trying to make an every week thing, but rather, something I pepper in every-so-often to add to the overall variety of the show! If you like it, DM me and let me know and if you want to try an on air session, mention that, as well! 
58:25
June 10, 2020
Why Creativity is Necessary for Social Change #BlackLivesMatter
On this episode I talk about what is happening in the United States & share my support of Black Lives Matter. I talk about why creativity & Imagination are necessary tools for social change, why shame is NOT a social justice tool, how to be a better ally, tools to make a difference, the importance of talking with people you're close to and I also pose the question: why is it so hard for you to talk about race? These are all things I am working through everyday now, and they are tough conversations to have and concepts to think about, but nothing could be tougher than another black life lost to police brutality. I struggled with whether to do a show this week, I figured as a white woman, why does my voice matter and what if I say the wrong thing? But what I have found in my education thus far, is that the only thing worse than saying the wrong thing would be to look at injustice and say nothing, because then you're complicit. For black listeners, I love you, I see you, I hear you and I promise to keep fighting with and for you. For non-black listeners, I encourage you to educate yourself and speak up today and click the links below for more info on how to help our black brothers and sisters. This is the link I referenced on the show--full of great ways to write emails, texts & make calls, petitions, education: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/  This is an AMAZING list of 100 black-owned Etsy Shops - Support Black Creatives! Buy something from here: https://themadmommy.com/black-owned-etsy-shops/?fbclid=IwAR2uTJwx3pUSQTSL0g9YgB7PHQH8dgV88fPIYiAGYLrNadIPCATo_e5d1AA This article talks about what we're missing when we condemn "Violence" at protests: https://www.vox.com/first-person/2020/5/29/21274891/george-floyd-cop-arrested-minneapolis-breonna-taylor?fbclid=IwAR36xkqYOmLPRZc_nscG1jobE17EbjBaJ_u4SM8FeY7MisTIN-ZRJdEwavY  This is a list of anti-racism resources for white people (lots of books, podcasts, movies, etc.): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic
19:43
June 3, 2020
Overcome Negativity Bias & Go Toward Your Big Idea w/ Susan Robertson
Today's episode is packed with some of the most takeaway of any show I've done to date! First you'll hear me do a creative check in about how lack of specificity can inhibit us from getting what we want. Then I dive into my interview with Susan Robertson. Susan is a Harvard Lecturer, Innovation thought leader, consultant to world-leading companies and a performing artist. She is best known for being an instructor on innovation and applied creativity at Harvard’s Professional Development Program and for working with and teaching some of the world’s largest brands about innovation including Pepsico, Clorox and Bank of America. I wanted to have Susan on because she has tangible advice on how to overcome the negativity bias, which is our tendency not only to register negative stimuli more readily but also to dwell on these events. This bias has an incredible negative effect not only on our creativity as individuals, but as leaders and when we work creatively in groups. Overcoming it is a game-changer! From this conversation, you'll learn:  -What the negativity bias & and three simple steps to overcome it! -How to start reclaiming your creative nature, if you've lost it -The danger of the phrase, “yes but” -The KEY to Great problem solving -What the status quo bias is and how to overcome it -How to get out of your golden (or rusty metal) handcuffs -How to lead as an employee and create a more creative environment  -The difference between innovation & creativity -How you can creatively pivot during the pandemic  And much more! Listen my single, "Rise" out Now: https://ffm.to/laurenlograssorise Read my People Magazine Article: https://people.com/music/lauren-lograsso-new-song-rise/ Follow the show @UnleashYourInnerCreative & @LaurenLoGrasso for updates and exclusive content!
57:47
May 27, 2020
A Meditation for Manifestation, Journaling Tips & Sustainable Self-Worth W/ Lauren
On this solo episode, I delve into some deeply vulnerable topics including the importance of journaling (and some of my younger and somewhat embarrassing failed attempts at it), tips for how to keep a simple journal now to keep track of your days in quarantine, a meditation practice that will change your life, how I’m working on learning to detach from all the unhealthy and unsustainable ways I get validation (and how to recognize what yours are, the profound impact it has when someone in a position of power sees you, the importance of righteous anger and why I wish every adult (that has a non-toxic primary family) could live with their family of origin at some point.
31:16
May 20, 2020
The Science Behind Creative Brain Function, Manifesting & Creating Dopamine w/ Adaire Byerly
On this episode of Unleash, I talk with Adaire Byerly, Founder and CEO of Entertainment Mindframe, a company paving the way for the understanding the Brain function of Creatives. After working for a decade as a professional model and actress, Adaire saw the unprofessional patterns and behaviors that were considered a normality in the industry. These observations led her to dive into years of research surrounding the Brain, and transition into a space that has been long neglected in the Fashion & Entertainment.... The Mind. Today Adaire is a licensed Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programing and Neuroplasticity and also certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques & works with creative and entertainment professionals to help them optimize creativity, best business practices and individual/company growth through Cognitive Sciences. From this episode, you’ll learn: Tactics to create dopamine naturally The science behind manifesting How to increase creativity What makes the brains of creative people different (and how to increase this potential in your own brain) How to get better at hearing the word, ‘no’ The difference between fear and danger How to make a big career transition Why creative life has so many ups and downs, from a neurological perspective And much more! Listen my single, "Rise" out Now: https://ffm.to/laurenlograssorise Read my People Magazine Article: https://people.com/music/lauren-lograsso-new-song-rise/ Follow the show @UnleashYourInnerCreative & @LaurenLoGrasso for updates and exclusive content!
57:57
May 13, 2020
Crashing Auditions, Never Giving Up & Tips for Multi-Hyphenates w/ Geoff Stults
Geoff Stults is an actor, writer and producer best known for his roles on TV shows such as 7th Heaven, Grace and Frankie and Little Fires Everywhere and movies such as The Break Up, Wedding Crashers, 12 Strong and Unforgettable.  Geoff is also from Michigan and he and his brother George (unknowingly) played a very important role in inspiring me to believe I could pursue a career in entertainment. From our conversation you’ll learn: · The WILD way Geoff got his start in Hollywood (Hint it has to do with crashing auditions) · Tips for people pursuing multiple creative paths · Advice for young actors · How Geoff & I originally connected Plus, we also take a VERY deep dive into his backstory, which provides some great life lessons. I hope the trip down Geoff's memory lane allows you to do the same in your life, as you trace your creative journey. Listen my single, "Rise" out Now: https://ffm.to/laurenlograssorise Read my People Magazine Article: https://people.com/music/lauren-lograsso-new-song-rise/ Follow the show @UnleashYourInnerCreative & @LaurenLoGrasso for updates and exclusive content!
57:11
May 6, 2020
The Advantage of Struggle, Listening to The Universe & Britney Spears w/ Shelly Peiken!
Shelly Peiken is a Grammy Award Nominated songwriter, an artist and author, best known for writing songs for the likes of Christina Aguilera, Mandy Moore, Meredith Brooks, Miley Cyrus, NSYNC, Brandi, Demi Lovato and so many more. Shelly has an incredible songwriting resume, including one of my favorite songs, “Bitch” by Meredith Brooks. She had the first number 1 song of the new millennium with, “What a Girl Wants” by Christina Aguilera. Twenty years later, after a whole career of writing for other people’s voices, she finally decided it was time to step forward and put her songs out, herself. She did this by revisiting some of her most beloved hits with an album called 2.0, which will be out this summer. From our conversation you’ll learn: The backstory of how her first hit song, “Bitch” was written Why she almost gave up right before she got her first hit How songwriting has changed in the last 20 years How to know who to take creative advice from Why the universe responds when you follow what feels good Behind the scenes details of what it was like to almost work with Britney Spears (and what she's really like) Why it can be an advantage to hustle and even struggle for a while before you make it Tips for Creative Moms Pre-save Shelly’s New Song: https://cmg.ffm.to/notebook Listen my single, "Rise" out Now: https://ffm.to/laurenlograssorise Read my People Magazine Article: https://people.com/music/lauren-lograsso-new-song-rise/ Follow the show @UnleashYourInnerCreative & @LaurenLoGrasso for updates and exclusive content!
1:11:22
April 29, 2020
Learn Your Triggers, Inner Voice & Heal Mind/Body w/ TEDx Speaker, Megan Gallagher
On today's show, I do a creative check in about the importance of shedding labels that do not serve you and some big lessons my recent single release, "Rise" brought up. Later, I sit down with Megan Gallagher. She is an author, mental health advocate, public speaker and host, best known for her work on AfterBuzz TV, her TedX talks and for being a best-selling author on Amazon! From our conversation you’ll learn practical tools to manage anxiety, how to figure out your triggers, hear your inner voice, what a panic attack REALLY feels like, clues from your body about your mental health, the biggest misconception about therapy, how to break into public speaking, self-publish a book and so much more! Listen my single, "Rise" out Now: https://ffm.to/laurenlograssorise Read my People Magazine Article: https://people.com/music/lauren-lograsso-new-song-rise/ Follow the show @UnleashYourInnerCreative & @LaurenLoGrasso for updates and exclusive content!
1:14:11
April 22, 2020
Find Lost Pieces of Yourself & Embrace What Really Matters
This solo episode starts with a creative challenge to help us all get a little more unleashed during this time. I also reveal a big decision I made that has greatly impacted me on a human and creative level. I walk you through how you can use often overlooked objects to reengage with pieces of yourself that have gotten lost in the shuffle of day-to-day life. I also discuss importance of reconnecting with old friends and schoolmates who truly saw you and why this is a great time to get back in touch. Finally, I talk about my upcoming release of my new single, "Rise" and why I believe this is actually one of the BEST times to release a new creation out into the world.  Pre-Save my single, "Rise" out Friday, 04/17: https://ffm.to/laurenlograssorise  Join me on Instagram (@LaurenLoGrasso) for a live concert this Friday, 04/17 at 6:30pm PST/ 9:30pm EST!  Follow the show @UnleashYourInnerCreative for updates and exclusive content! 
23:35
April 15, 2020
Lessons From Your Younger Self on Courage, Play & Who You REALLY Are W/ Jonny Manganello
On  this week's episode my best friend, Jonny Manganello and I reminisce on some of the funny and creative things that we did together and separately during our teenage and college years and early 20s.  We talk about how it might be helpful to replicate some of the things you did for fun in high school, now since there are similar barriers in place as we quarantine. We also talk about defining moments in our young lives that taught us who we really were, how to set boundaries and stand up for ourselves -we walk you through how to find similar moments in your own journey and use them as a guidebook for how to find strength when you're not feeling yourself. Finally, we talk about creative monsters and saviors and an exercise you might think about doing to banish the monster and thank the savior. Enjoy!
1:01:36
April 8, 2020
Revelations on Rejection, Taste + The Last of the Tuesdays!
On this quickie episode of Unleash Your Inner Creative I do a quick creative check in about a recent revelation I had about rejection and opinions and other people's taste when it comes to your creative projects. I also let you in on the fact that Unleash is now moving to Wednesdays! This is the last Tuesday episode and tomorrow (yes Wed, 04/08) there will be a brand new episode with my bestie Jonny Manganello talking all about our most awkward and hilarious audition stories + the weirdness of theatre school. Hope you're staying safe and healthy. I love you and I believe in you! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE!  Watch the “Road To Glory” music video HERE!
09:01
April 7, 2020
How To Write a Book, Overcome Rejection & The Power of Solitude
Jen is a friend, co-founder and chief creative officer of the lifestyle brand ban.do, podcaster, social media queen and the author of the newly released book, The Upside of Being Down.  Jen was my first-ever guest on Unleash just over a year ago. We first met When I produced her Podcast, Jen Gotch is Ok...Sometimes, and she has been a major creative and emotional influence in my life, ever since.I wanted to have Jen on this time to talk all about the process of writing a book: what it really takes, the ups and downs, breaking points where she almost gave up and breakthroughs that made the rollercoaster of creating all worth it. From our conversation you’ll learn tips to write and publish a book, overcome rejection, why creative timing is always perfect, the power of solitude + WTF REALLY Happened In The Dessert! While this conversation happened prior to quarantine, it has lots of tips, tricks and laughs that will help you get through the time we’re in right now. So without further adieu, here she is, Jen Gotch! Note: Interview starts at about 9 minutes in! For the first few minutes of the show, I do a creative check in about what’s going on in the world and offer up some coping tools I’ve been using to help navigate this new and, at times, unsettling territory. On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE!  Watch the “Road To Glory” music video HERE!
1:22:35
March 31, 2020
Quarantine Talk: Tips To Protect Your Energy, Maintain Healthy Relationships & Find Fun
On today’s episode Lauren talks with one of her best friends, Steffi Hill. Steffi is an actress, writer and Psychic Medium, known as Spirit Sis. This episode contains a lot of great tips, in addition to some deep spiritual insight and some really hilarious moments. Some topics covered include: How life has changed and emotions you might feel when you go out  How this is bringing you closer to others and yourself The power of gratitude- and how to form a gratitude practice The Top meme sources to bring you joy Some of the silver linings of this difficult moment How to set boundaries with social media Tactics to protect your energy How to decompress and take care of yourself if you are working a lot during quarantine What human design is and how you can best use yours Why it’s a great time to learn something new Why this is a great time to date Our thoughts on love is blind What shadow work is How to play creative games with Netflix Insider info from the CDC The proper way to get takeout food (and the anxiety it can provoke) How to properly clean a package Candid Talk about anxiety during this time and what you can do about it What a past life regression and how one could help you Tips for people in relationships
57:27
March 24, 2020
Ease Anxiety, Find Your Wake Up Call & Get Creative During Quarantine
On this solo episode Lauren talks about what's on everyone's mind: The Coronavirus. She shares her fears and how she found a way to turn them into a wakeup call and call to action for how she'll live post-quarantine, tools she's using and recommends you use to ease your anxiety, how to support yourself and other creatives who are out of work, the reason why this is a perfect time for you to start and release your creative project and how to get creative with your quarantine and maintain sanity!  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram, Facebook & Tik Tok and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" here: https://ffm.to/roadtoglory Watch the “Road To Glory” music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTpWmp_3Dh4
30:06
March 17, 2020
Kathy Wakile on Turning Your Passion into a Business, Advice for Creative Moms & Being a REAL Housewife!
Kathy Wakile is a Best-Selling Cookbook Author, restaurateur, chef, Jewelry designer, reality star, Mother and Wife! Of course, we all know Kathy from her time on The New Jersey Housewives, but her creative story sparked long before she ever came into our hearts via Bravo TV. Kathy’s creative journey started in art as a child and shifted into hair styling as her first big creative gig. After she had her kids, she decided to pour her creativity into homemaking and raising her children, but the yearning in her heart, called her back to creative life. She slowly found a way to turn all of her hobbies into businesses by the way of a dessert line, cookbooks, her restaurant, Pizza Love, a culinary school and now, her podcast, Eat, Live, Love, Indulge.  She does all of this while keeping her family her top priority and often, even including or partnering with them on her creative endeavors. From the Conversation you’ll learn: Tips to overcome initial creative rejection How to recover after family trauma How doing reality TV both helped and hurt her creatively How to survive business as a sensitive person How to turn passion into a career How to use your heritage to inform your creative life Tips for working with your spouse and much more! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram, Facebook & Tik Tok and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" here: https://ffm.to/roadtoglory Watch the “Road To Glory” music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTpWmp_3Dh4
1:06:02
March 10, 2020
Own Tik Tok, Block Negativity & Create Confidence w/ Brooklyn Queen
Brooklyn Queen is a musical artist, social media maven and fellow Detroiter, best known for her viral hits, “Emoji” And “Kiki Taught Me” in addition to having millions of followers across various social platforms, collaborating with legends such as Trina and being featured on SiriusXM and Fox! From our conversation, you’ll learn how to: Gain confidence Block Negativity Understand & Master Tik Tok Know when you’ve found your passion Make creativity a family affair Carve out a brand on social media Utilize social media for your creative passion Make a dedication about a business partnership Be a creative force Beat out the algorithm and grow Plus, Why you need to get on dubs mash Why Queens don’t compete What you can expect from upcoming singles A view inside her writing process How to get unblocked creatively Advice for other people who want to do music And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram, Facebook & Tik Tok and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" here: https://ffm.to/roadtoglory  Watch the “Road To Glory” music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTpWmp_3Dh4
46:40
March 3, 2020
Reparent Yourself, Build Self-Trust & Recover Creatively w/ Holly Whitaker
Holly Whitaker is a sobriety coach, teacher, Author speaker, co-host/co-producer of the Home Podcast, Yoga Instructor and the founder and CEO of Tempest, an online sobriety school a modern, accessible, and recovery program that’s build around you! Lauren wanted to have Holly on the show, because she can’t think of many things that are more creative than paving your own path to recovery in a world that tells you a 12 step program is the only way to do it. From the conversation you’ll learn: How to overcome having your creativity stifled as a child Re-mother yourself Start turning toward your truth Why it’s important to choose guilt over resentment What being triggered by another person means about you How to learn from your failures How to creatively forge your own path to healing. And Much More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE!  Watch the “Road To Glory” music video HERE!
1:05:35
February 25, 2020
Own Your Voice & Find Creative Allies + Unleash Turns 1 w/ Liz Fohl
On today’s episode Lauren chat’s with our show composer and the fantastically talented singer/songwriter, Liz Fohl! Liz is a full-time touring musician and has a unique perspective on creativity and life that includes practicality, optimism, versatility and a whole lotta love. On this episode you’ll learn the backstory of Lauren and Liz’s friendship, how to find & develop creative allies, how to enjoy a long creative process, what making your own stuff has to do with the Cheese Cake Factory, how to stop yourself from ripping apart your own work, what to do if you’re in a creative work environment that has turned toxic and reflections on the first year of this beautiful, wonderful show known as Unleash Your Inner Creative with Lauren LoGrasso! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE!  Watch the “Road To Glory” music video HERE!
1:04:15
February 18, 2020
Seek Discomfort & Share Your Story w/ LGBTQ&A Host, Jeffrey Masters
On this week’s episode Lauren chats with actor, host writer and producer, Jeffrey Masters. Jeffrey’s best known for his hit podcast, LGBTQ&A, being the director of podcasts at Pride Media, and for being featured in outlets such as The Advocate, BuzzFeed, The New York Times, USA Today, People Magazine and many more. Jeffrey has great advice on the importance of seeking discomfort in order to grow and he’s a brilliant example of the magic that can happen when you combine creativity with activism. From this conversation you’ll learn the benefits of walking through open doors, taking the long way around, what makes compelling content, how to create flexibility for your creative pursuits within your full time job, why you MUST study your craft & do the work and the power of asking tough questions.
56:05
February 11, 2020
The Mind/Body Creative Connection + Finding Your ‘Why’
On today’s show Lauren talks with two creatives from the fitness world. One is named Mimi Benz, she’s best known for founding Sweat Cycle: which is the original heated cycling studio. The other is an interior designer, business owner and one of Sweat Cycle’s most coveted teachers, Latosha Lovell. Lauren wanted to have these women on the show to talk about what it takes to start and build a business, the difference between a boss and a leader, what makes a positive creative partnership and the connection between body/mind/spirit when it comes to creativity! We hit all of the above in addition to how to find and remember your why, keep your word to yourself and deal with recurring creative crossroads and oh ‘shit’ moments. Now here they are: Mimi Benz and Latosha Lovell! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE!  Watch the “Road To Glory” music video HERE!
58:24
February 4, 2020
Tame the Inner Critic & Embody Your Full Self
On this solo episode of Unleash, Lauren takes you through topics such as how to tame the inner critic, stay present, the creative gems you find through organization, why sometimes you need to just start over and how to start bringing your full self to the table, no matter where you go and who you're with.  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE!  Watch the “Road To Glory” music video HERE!
16:21
January 28, 2020
How to Build Thicker Skin & Make a Film + Hollywood Double Lives w/ Gus Krieger
Gus Krieger is an actor, writer, director and producer, best known for working with names such as Nick Cannon, Chloe Sevigny and Glee’s Max Adler and getting his films featured at prestigious festivals such as Sundance. From this conversation, you’ll learn how to make your day job meaningful,  get creatively unblocked,  get back to your childhood passion, build thicker skin, make a movie, stay hopeful through failure, the importance of managing expectations, and the truth about Hollywood double lives.  If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso! 
1:02:58
January 21, 2020
Brain Coach, Jim Kwik on Creativity, Digital Overload & Dream Work
Jim Kwik is an International Speaker, Founder of Superhero You, Social Entrepreneur Memory & Speed-Reading Expert & hit podcaster with his show Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik—Some of his brain training clients innovators such as Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Oprah, Bono, Michelle Obama and many more! Jim has the ultimate story of turning adversity into purpose. A childhood head injury at age five left him struggling in school, to the point where a teacher called him, “The Boy with a Broken Brain”.  When he was 18, he finally had a breakthrough...That breakthrough was learning how to learn. With that knowledge, and a desire in his heart to help others, he found both his passion and his purpose, and has never looked back since. From this conversation you’ll learn: the importance of asking the right questions, the key to longterm memory, how to build self-awareness, why you should NEVER look at your phone first thing in the morning, the connection between your dreams and creativity, how to think more like Elon Musk and other innovators and why EVERYONE can and should access creativity! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE!  Watch the “Road To Glory” music video HERE!
1:36:51
January 14, 2020
Music, Mental Health & Finding Your Voice w/ Jesse Palter
About Jesse: Jesse Palter is a singer/songwriter, Jazz Vocalist, full time working musician and mental health advocate best known for playing venues such as cliff bells, Hotel Cafe, writing for publications such as Thrive Global and for speaking at The Recording Academy (aka the people who put on the Grammys) and BMI! From this conversation, you’ll learn: The benefit of not knowing how hard something is How to attack a creative path as a family The difference between contemplating with your heart and your mind How to manage expectations The Ideal partner for a true creative How to stay excited when your expectations are broken Why you need to think of your passion as a job job Her amazing connection to Eminem How to get over imposter syndrome The benefits and drawbacks to going to music school How to deal with unsolicited criticism The perils of the creative soulmate How to find your own voice How to get back to your why How to trust your gut The mental health crisis in the music industry How to find your story How to separate who your are from what I do How to get out of a hole of depression And a lot more! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE!  Watch the “Road To Glory” music video HERE!
1:28:55
January 7, 2020
Intention Setting, Year End Review + A HUGE Secret Reveal!
In the last podcast of the year Lauren walks you through how to effectively review your year and set intentions for 2020. She shares her top moments, lessons, pain, joy and what she is hoping to manifest in the New Year. She also opens up about a painful event that happened this fall, that changed her life significantly and offers her advice for others who might be going through a similar situation.  Thank you for all the support of the podcast this year- you have made dreams come true! Happy New Year - may you Unleash Your Inner Creative and live a life that reflects your true self!  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend about the show! Join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE!  Watch the “Road To Glory” music video HERE!
28:25
December 30, 2019
Maximize Creativity in Free Time + Tips for Dealing w/ Family Drama
Lauren has another one of her best friend on the show. Her name is Annie (or Anne) Sorge - she is a lawyer, painter, musician and all-around amazing person. They have been BFFs since high school and frequently create things together -especially music! On the episode, Anne and Lauren discuss the merits of keeping your creativity as your hobby, how to know when it's time to move on from your day job to your creative pursuits,  some ways to make your holiday extra creative (and how to best use any time off you might have) and tips for dealing with family drama this Holiday season. Enjoy the Unleash Holiday special - it's just for you! MWAH!  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE! 
39:00
December 24, 2019
How to Shift Careers, Build a Brand & Increase Engagement w/ Sophia Joan Short
On Sophia: Sophia Joan Short is a marketing expert, PR professional, writer and influencer, best known for her inspirational, viral Instagram page, @SophiaJoanShort. From this conversation, you’ll learn: The importance of having fun and playing! A toolbox for recent grads / those in their early 20 How to overcome social media related depression How to become better at building an aesthetic The vital importance of moving your body Why sometimes it’s best to keep creativity as your hobby How to authentically engage with brand partnerships How Instagram can bring you a job Advice on how to make a big move Tips to overcome anxiety The importance of enjoying the process and having fun! How people unfollowing you can actually be the gift that you need to help shift your content How to increase your engagement What her brand is/ how to figure out yours The toughest moment on her path so far and how she got through it How to heal from rejection Whether influencers can/should be utilized by independent creatives How hiring an influencer really works One way to secure brand partnerships How to keep the inner-child alive And a lot more! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE!  Watch the "Road to Glory" music video HERE!
45:22
December 17, 2019
Creative Break Ups, Stand Up & Asking For What You Want w/ Jordan Leer
On Jordan: Jordan Leer is an actor, stand up comedian, musician, writer and director, best known for appearing on Young Sheldon, Amazon Prime’s Secret Agent Challenge, his frequent work as a comic at the Hollywood Improv, and for being one half of the musical Duo, LoJo and The Truth. FYI, Lauren was the other half! Jordan is her musical brother, and though they perform together a lot less frequently these days, he has been a big part of her songwriting journey.  From this conversation, you’ll learn: The importance of having fun and playing! How to get your start as a stand up comedian What to do when you bomb at comedy (or in life) Why you need to practice your craft more than once or twice a week How to amicably have a creative separation Why inspiration can come from unlikely places The sacrifice you must make to achieve your dreams & how to make it through Why it’s necessary things up every now and then with your creative outlet The power of telling people what you want Why having an attitude of non-attachment might help you in your creative pursuits How what you watched as a kid affected your creative path How to make it through if you hate networking How to know which passion you should focus on A creative tip to overcome anxiety How drawing can help your creative process How to build your fear tolerance Why as you get better, life can get tougher How to get back your childlike wonder Tips for creatives from small towns And a lot more! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE! 
1:17:46
December 10, 2019
Finish Your Project & Believe in Yourself w/ Hit Film Producer, James D. Stern
On James: James D. Stern is a prolific and award-winning writer, director, producer and storyteller. Some of his best-known projects include, The Producers, Hairspray, Stomp, Academy Award-nominated films such as An Education and Hotel Rwanda and more recently, Netflix’s Murder Mystery and coming up, Amazon Studios’ Bliss. From this conversation, you’ll learn: How James got his start as a producer and director Why sometimes your biggest break can come from your hometown The power of Genuine Curiosity & Leaning in How to talk with people who disagree with you, politically How to NEVER EVER Give Up How seeing objectively bad work can help you on your journey How to believe in Yourself when no one else does Why he never gave up on Netflix’s Murder Mystery (and how you can keep your faith in your long-stalled projects) No one knows anything, so it’s fine that you don’t either! How to recover from failure and how he has! How to finance independent films (and where the money actually comes from) Why Theatre people are special Tips for Young Filmmakers How to know if you have what it takes to become an actor Why the entertainment industry is in a way closer to the old studio model than it has been in years Why you should write a script you NEED to do How he has taken fear out of the driver’s seat of his life How to Stay present Why time is our most valuable asset And a lot more! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE! 
1:01:36
December 3, 2019
Rejection: How to Pick Yourself Back Up 
Today’s show is all about…you guessed it…rejection. In this raw, open and brutally honest episode, Lauren discusses a recent barrage of creative disappointment, betrayal and rejection. It has certainly been a “creative crossroads moment”. She is joined by her BFF & friend of the show, Jonny Manganello to talk through what happened, how she is managing the emotions that come along with the no’s and tactics to pick yourself back up when it feels like all the doors are closing around you. The show is a mix of laughter, tears and heartfelt advice that will help you feel less alone. You’ll even hear a little guest appearance by Lauren’s Mom, Jo Ann, who gives a hilarious (and highly biased) take on what Lauren should say to those who have rejected her! From this conversation, you’ll learn: How to pick yourself back up after creative heartbreak Why it’s important to take time to acknowledge your accomplishments The importance of setting deadlines Tips to get unblocked, creatively Why having an accountability buddy can help (and why you might need to be your own buddy) Tips to deal with your judgmental family at Thanksgiving How to know when it’s time to ask for help Plus, you’ll  even a hear a heated debate on which breakfast foods are best, and so much more! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE! 
59:16
November 26, 2019
Not Engaged & Creative AF w/ @NotEngaged's Mary McCarthy
On Mary: Mary McCarthy is an actor, writer and the face behind the left hand of the viral instagram account, @NotEngaged. Since her account’s inception, her comedy has appeared in and on media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Skimm, Rachael Ray, Huffington Post, Sunrise Australia, Elite Daily, and many more. Mary is also the creator behind the series The Goodpie Girl, which was a Network Notes selection at the HBO sponsored ITV Fest. From this conversation, you’ll learn: What pursuing a career in acting REALLY looks like and how to get through Her advice for how to get specific with your career Why rejection is important for your creative journey Why being an actor is the biggest ripoff in the world but why it’s so worth it How to keep your passion alive when the business part of it is beating you down Why you need to take your creativity into your own hands Why the word aspiring is a farce How she got the idea for @NotEngaged How to find your creative community How to barter creative skills The full story of how she created and built her viral Instagram account The failures and pain points that led to her success How to recover from rejection How making a list can help you manifest Why focus and specificity is the key to manifestation How one creative project influences another, energetically The importance and power of vulnerability How to prepare yourself for the time when your creative project gets huge! Advice on how to thicken your skin Advice for anyone with the feeling that time is passing you by Why if you’re not hitting traditional milestones, you’re doing great ! How to explain to your non-creative or entrepreneurial friends what your milestones mean Plus find out if she ever gets jealous of her left hand! How to use what’s working creatively to support your projects that need more love Whether she’s afraid of what will happen to the content if she does get engaged Whether she’s still single And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE! 
1:06:54
November 19, 2019
So You Released Your Creative Project…Now What?
On today’s show Lauren reflects on what it feels like in the wake of her single release and offers up some tips on how to take care of yourself mentally and physically while in the middle of a hectic moment and/or a creative release. She weighs in on: · The guilt about some of her other projects not getting enough attention · Now the project is out, what her next move will be · Why marketing is key · Why sometimes you need to cut yourself a break · Thinking about how she can create a world where all of her creative projects can exist under one roof · How important it is to take care of yourself when you’re going through a hectic season of life · Why you shouldn’t be a drill sergeant to yourself & how to practice kindness and self-care · How beautiful it is when people support your creativity · The struggle and importance of staying in gratitude On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso You can download Lauren's debut single, "Road To Glory" HERE! 
18:03
November 14, 2019
The Difference Between Your Gut & Anxiety
On this solo episode, Lauren shares some of the thoughts, feelings and emotions, as well as the lessons she’s learning leading up to her music release this week, on Friday, November 8th! She also reveals that she is going through some significant life changes and shares some of the important revelations that those changes have brought about. From her lil monologue session, you’ll learn her take on how to: Give yourself Grace when you don’t know the answer Trust your gut The difference between gut and anxiety Tools to make a big decision How to not be in a personal fight club Why your opinion is the one that matters How to let someone go from your project Why it’s important to enjoy the process Find your own creative process (don't rely on what has already been set up)  Allow yourself freedom  Play to your strengths On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso Get Lauren's Debut Single, "Road To Glory" on November 8th! You can pre-save the song on Spotify and Apple Music HERE, so you'll be the first to get it as soon as it drops! Come see Lauren play Bar Lubitsch in West Hollywood on Monday, 11/11 at 8:30pm for her single release show!
24:04
November 5, 2019
Just Start: The Power of Deadlines w/ Zoe Kanters
On Zoe:  Zoe Kanters is an actor, writer and producer best known for writing, executive producing and starring in her original feature film, titled, Up There. Zoe is also a friend of my bestie, Jonny Manganello aka Jonny cakes, who you know and love from his past appearance on this show! From our chat you'll learn:  The benefits of going to acting school (or art school in general)  Why clowning class was Zoe's favorite, what it is and why you should try it, too! Why you MUST take creativity into your own hands and self-generate  Tactics to take fear out of the driver's seat  The need to find complimentary creative skills Why when you’re writing it’s important to get something on the page, even if it sucks The connection between tight deadlines and success How to get a film distributed Tips for working with your romantic partner Plus why a throuple can be a huge benefit when it comes to creative life!  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
56:19
October 29, 2019
How to Raise a Creative Child
On today's very special episode of Unleash Your Inner Creative, Lauren Talks with her parents, Jo Ann and Mike LoGrasso. They talk all about what it was like to raise a creative child, their tips for parents who are raising or hope to raise creative children and tips for people who might not have had that encouraging base as a start. They also reveal the first time they realized Lauren was creative, the dreams that they still hope to achieve and the most difficult part of raising a passionate child. Check it out!  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
26:34
October 22, 2019
Manifest Mental Health & Find Purpose w/ Analog Girl
On The Analog Girl: The Analog Girl also known as LaToya D, is an anxiety awareness advocate, podcaster, and singer best known for her show, Analog Girl Podcast and for her instagram page @The.AnalogGirl. From our conversation, You’ll learn: The power of finding the words to describe what you’re experiencing What depersonalization is How to crack your anxiety code Tips for overcoming cultural barriers How to make affirmations work for you! Why it’s so important to think from the end in order to manifest Why repetitive, memorized prayers can be a helpful tool to manage anxiety How to pick which parts of religion work for you How to get to the bottom of your life’s purpose How to find your life’s purpose by deconstruction what’s underneath your creative pursuit How to be creative with religion How to transition one mode of creativity into another How to take your creativity off the pedestal The power of the late-bloomer How do deal with being in between Advice on how to move to New York (or make any big move in your life) How hitting rock bottom can actually release fear’s grip on your life How to baby step your way out of fear Why sometimes you shouldn’t overthink creative endeavors On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
1:02:01
October 15, 2019
How to Play Through Your Mistakes & Level Up w/ Jason Land
On Jason: Jason Land is an entrepreneur, music instructor, professional guitar player and wait for it, Hand model. He’s best known for founding his company, guitar ninjas, playing in a sick Led Zeppelin cover band and for hand modeling with the one and only William Shatner! Oh and he is also my guitar teacher, mentor and friend! From this conversation, You’ll learn: How to exit a toxic work relationship Baby step your way to your dreams Take fear out of the driver’s seat How to figure out what kind of learner you are How to level up The best way(s) to learn Why it’s best to always stay hungry Why being a starving artist in your youth can actually help your relationship with money down the line How to build it your self-worth His unique take on setting price! Why it’s so important to understand the struggle of the beginner How to recognize a failure and move on Tips for setting personal and professional  boundaries And more!  For more info on Jason, check out GuitarNinjasOnline.com or listen to his podcast at  www.musicianmindsetpodcast.com On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you love the show, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
1:06:01
October 8, 2019
Beat Anxiety at It’s Own Game & Release
Today on this solo episode, Lauren shares insight into her journey to put out her very first single (which is coming out on November 8th!) , and how it might relate to your creative project. She details all of the stress, anxiety and emotional breakdowns that come along with it and how to navigate the tricky waters of doing something that is at once terrifying and life-affirming. From this episode, you’ll learn: How to deal with the fear of investing into your dreams Why it’s valid to feel a wide array of emotions when you’re putting out work Why it’s so important to take care of yourself as a creator Tips to enjoy life in the midst of a major project Why you’re always protected Why you need to ask for help from the right people How to choose who to work with HINT- it goes far beyond talent! The difference between should and want and why sometimes you need to choose what you want! The BEST advice Lauren has ever gotten & how you can use it Actionable tools to lessen anxiety On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
23:13
October 1, 2019
Why Being The Underdog Can Be Your Greatest Gift w/ Don Yaeger
On Don: Don Yaeger is an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, eleven-time New York Times best-selling author, contributor for Forbes, and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated. He’s worked with people such as Michael Jordan, Walter Peyton and basically every big name you can think of in sports and has appeared on shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Nightline, CNN and Good Morning America. From this conversation, you’ll learn: Why coincidence can also be miraculous The key to powerful storytelling Why natural gifts are less important than mindset- mindset is key Why being the underdog can be your greatest gift The power of asking questions Why curiosity might be your most important quality The 16 keys to greatness How to turn your pain into purpose How to place value in your best qualities Why IQ isn’t everything (and what IS) How to shift your focus toward your strengths Why sports are the great equalizer Tips for seamless and compassionate marketing How to strengthen your inner circle How to get comfortable selling if you’re not a natural salesperson Tips for Creative marketing How to Play to your strengths What greatness REALLY is And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso AND For Your chance to win a FREE Journey to Greatness Course with Don, visit: https://unleash.donyaeger.com
1:02:59
September 24, 2019
How to Innovate, Follow Your Gut & Break into Local TV w/ Maria Dasaro
On Maria: Maria Dasaro is an entrepreneur, TV Personality, and singer, best known for owning and running her clothing store, Dawood Boutique, her frequent appearances on FOX 2 Detroit as a fashion correspondent, a feature on Bravo.com and for being one of my best friends! From this conversation, You’ll Learn: How to Quickly Shift Career paths without overthinking How to become an innovator How to take risks How to change the family business Why content and research are key to innovation How to effectively translate your brand into your social media and website pages The merit of constant creation How to keep the voice of your business consistent How to start getting booked as an expert correspondent on local TV & Radio The BTS of LOCAL TV The power of takeaway Why being helpful is more important that “Selling” Why if you’re meant for something, you’ll always end up there, no matter what path you take! How to follow your gut The power of prayer The merit of taking an alternate route How to know whether you’re better off in a big or small pond and what type of fish (human) you are How to be a strong woman How to overcome Gender-barriers in business Why Persistence is Key And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
49:53
September 17, 2019
The Meaning of Dreams That Don’t Come True + Finding Peace W/ Kristen Agee
On Kristen: Kristen Agee is a multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, composer, songwriter and public speaker, best known for speaking at SXSW & ASCAP EXPO, and for founding her company, 411 Music Group, which provides tons of different musical services including custom score, music publishing, a music library, artist development and digital distribution for music rights holders. Other career highlights include learning bass from Darryl Jones of the Rolling Stones and getting one of her sound designs placed in a recent trailer for Game of Thrones! From this chat, you’ll learn: How to deal with creative criticism The benefits of creative parenting How another artist’s work can encourage you to believe in yourself The best way to seek out a mentor Why a late start is a great start The power of setting deadlines How to push through creative blocks How to let go of perfectionism Why sometimes you need a break from your creative path How to access creativity in the face of grief Tips to stay present How to get grounded How to reinvent yourself Why planning is overrated Why you need to read contracts What she learned from her near death experience How to live in light & darkness simultaneously And focusing on spiritual accomplishments And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
1:02:36
September 10, 2019
How to Keep Your Word to Yourself & Let Go of Outcome
On this vulnerable solo episode, Lauren takes you through an array of creative check ins and emotions....With her big single release just around the corner, she is feeling all the emotions and wants to share her top takeaways with you.  From this show you'll learn:  How to keep your word and the promises you make yourself The importance of play  The need to set up morning rituals that reflect your creative goals  An easy way to set boundaries with your "job job"  Why focusing on outcome brings anxiety (and what to put your energy on instead) The difference between anxiety and a gut feeling The feeling you should get when you go into a creative partnership Why rejection has a lot less to do with you than the rejector  How to lovingly reject someone  Why it is a huge achievement just to create & share your project with the world  What would happen if you took the leap and allowed the Universe to support you! How to take time to envision your desires And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
24:16
September 3, 2019
Jessica Lanyadoo on Truth, Rebellion & Asking For What You’re Worth
On Jessica: Jessica Lanyadoo is an internationally respected astrologer, Psychic Medium, Animal communicator, Author and Podcaster. She’s best known for her work on the Self-Service Podcast, being Girlboss’s resident astrologer, TLC’s Stargazing and as an astrology columnist for publications, such as The Hoodwitch, Martha Stewart's Body and Soul Magazine and Glamour Magazine. From this conversation, you’ll learn: How to redefine (not abolish) your relationship with fear To harness the rebel within Why it's so important to live for yourself How to get into astrology work The type of focus & commitment it takes to become an expert How to set your price The BEST way to build a business The difference between materialism and capitalism How to become more patient How to overcome negative beliefs attached to money What ancestral trauma is and how to begin the healing process through astrology How to develop emotional intelligence How to use your creative gifts to speak out against injustice Why it is important to be cheap and save when you're young to build the life you want down the road! Why you might have to compromise your short term happiness for long term happiness Why and when it's okay to do something for trade Why maybe the best way to "Manifest" is just to ask how you can best serve How to keep yourself from going down an instagram spiral of doom How to use astrology to enhance creativity And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
1:08:00
August 27, 2019
Release Shame & Start Doing What You LOVE Today w/ Ian Maxion
On Ian Maxion:  Ian Maxion is a celebrity makeup artist and hair stylist, photographer, and advertising/branding expert. He’s best known for working with celebs and brands like Michael Costello, Jessica Lowndes, Sarah Jones, Bebe and many more!  From our Conversation, You’ll Learn: Why you need to release negative "FRIENDS"  What happens when you declare what you want  How to stop caring about other people’s opinions  How to Stop living a lie and go toward your truth How to release shame & familial boundaries How to creatively deal with death and loss How to use your creativity to honor those you lost A great hack to get your name in the ring to become whatever type of creative path you want  How to put yourself in the way of what you want How he made connections with celebrities How to start to step into Your light Just Say Yes!  The power of ASKING! How to use complimentary skillsets to achieve your creative goal Tips for working for "Big Personalities" when you're a big personality, yourself Why having the right friends is the key to your creative success How to Release Shame and Step into Your Light And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
55:17
August 20, 2019
How to Turn Your Hobby into Income + Meet My BFF!
On today’s show Lauren has one of her best friends in the world on the show- his name is Jon Manganello. He’s an incredibly talented actor, writer, producer, director and cake baker/designer. Less than one year after creating his first cake, he turned a hobby into a legit money making side hustle.  Today we’re getting a little creative and switching things up a bit! Just for today,  we’re changing up the format from formal interview, to informal friendship chat! It’s a fun change of pace and you’ll love hearing this vulnerable, hilarious chat between two lifelong pals!  From the conversation, you’ll learn how to:  How to have a creative friendship Turn your hobby into income Keep yourself out of creative jail  Why it’s so important to know your worth and ask for what you want The power of not knowing how hard something really is  What a lack of attachment can do to bring you closer to your goal The Art of Being Bad at something  What creative stability is, and why it's a good thing to have And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
35:53
August 13, 2019
What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? W/ Ben Nemtin
On Ben:  Ben Nemtin is a #1 New York Times Best Selling author, Public Speaker, producer and TV personality, best known for the hit MTV show, The Buried Life, his TedX Talk,  his book, What Do You Want To Do Before You Die and for being named one of Global Guru’s, Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals in the world. From the conversation you’ll learn:  The key action steps to achieve any dream The BEST way to maintain creative control when working with a large company How creativity & mindfulness can help those dealing with depression The benefit of working with friends Why it’s important to both ask for and give help The power of the ripple effect Why being young, dumb and broke is actually a good thing!  And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
59:59
August 6, 2019
Why Life Is Happening for You, Not to You w/ Keven Undergaro
On Keven:  Keven Undergaro is a career coach, New York Times Best Selling Author, Film & TV Producer, writer, podcast personality, and former Carny. Yes, you read that correctly. More later. He is best known for his work on MTV’s Singled Out, The Howard Stern Show, Sam Roberts’ Show, The Tomorrow Show with Keven Undergaro and Roxy Striar, AfterBuzz TV and managing his wife, Maria Menounos' career.  From This Chat You'll Learn:  Why life is happening for you, not to you The dreams you find on the way to your dreams  How to overcome lack of familial support Why you should continue an “unrealistic” path and/or career Why you should NOT suppress your feelings How to make peace with your 9 to 5 and let it feed your passion How to continue to pursue your creative goals when others are shaming them  Tips to acknowledge people and see their true talent How to gain that courage and reach out to possible mentors Why you should start working hard NOW! That your worth ethic and struggles are important for your future and career How to get back up after a creative heartbreak The different opinions on creativity from the late 70s to present day  Why you should never have a rigid mentality Why it's not all or nothing when it comes to creativity  Why your worst moments could become your greatest lessons And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you heard, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso 
1:01:30
August 6, 2019
Tracing The Lines of Your Creative Lineage
On this episode, Lauren reveals what you can learn from tracing the lines of your creative lineage. She does this by sharing a short biography of her Grandmother, Elida Ribaudo, who recently passed, and what she learned about herself as a creative/human by delving into her Grandma's story. She also shares how you, the listener, can find out more about who you are, and what's possible for you, based on who and where you came from. This powerful, vulnerable and bitesized episode is is a must-listen, full of deep takeaway. 
19:19
July 30, 2019
How to Help The Underdog -- Lessons From My 3rd Grade Teacher
My guest today is a teacher, Jewelry maker, poet, writer, collage artist and the person, outside of my parents who has most profoundly changed my life. He is best known for the innumerable positive ripples his teaching has had throughout the years. His name is Mr. Rand Swansey. Up until the end of this year, he was a third grade teacher at my alma mater, Richard Elementary. I assure you, if I had never met him, you wouldn’t be listening to this podcast today. I came into his classroom after having two teachers who had decimated my self-esteem and instilled in a genuine belief in me, that I was not intelligent. He saved me with his faith in my then hurting creative soul. He saw my light and through his support, I was able to bring it out. He taught me I could work hard to be smart. And that it was safe to be my full self. These simple, profound truths have been the foundation for so much of my life and creative journey.  From our Conversation, you’ll learn:  How to spot and help the underdog Find your own voice How to release other’s negative opinions of you How to find the courage to pursue your soul’s work How to do self-therapy How to recover after a big loss How to stop giving f’s - in a good way  How to creatively approach teaching How to overcome lack of family support  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
46:52
July 23, 2019
Why You Need a Trip Back Home
In this episode, you'll hear from host, Lauren LoGrasso as she explores the importance of taking a trip back home to heal, rejuvenate, be with the people who understand you and open yourself up to stories you might have forgotten. Learn why you, too, may need a trip back home! "If you feel blessed to be from where you're from, and you're displaced...and you're feeling overwhelmed and you're getting wrapped up in things that don't really matter, I highly recommend a trip back home to remind you that who you are is more important than what you do. And if home is painful for you, then seek out the people, places and things that remind you that you matter...and that you're a person to be believed in, loved and cherished." -Lauren LoGrasso, on going home ;) On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso 
15:42
July 9, 2019
Reinvent Your Dream & Get Creative with Cannabis w/ Whitney Beatty
On Whitney:  Whitney Beatty is an actor, director, producer, entrepreneur and leader in the Cannabis industry, who has been featured in Forbes, INC, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, The LA Times and most recently, on Trevor Noah’s podcast, which is called, “On Second Thought”. From this conversation you’ll learn: How to be a boss parent! Tips to produce your own content  How to pursue your dreams when others are holding you back  How to push through judgement and naysayers’ How to validate your own worth  Tips to accept challenges and believe in your vision  How to find joy and balance in your life Stand up and address community issues  How to overcome bias towards cannabis and embrace its healing properties and entrepreneurial opportunities  Tips to find creativity in all things that are presented to you How to pay homage to all your passions  Redirect your child self/dreams Ways to find opportunity within the “taboo” careers Statistics on African Americans within the cannabis industry Conversation on social equity and legalization  The history and reason for stigma around cannabis And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso 
1:13:57
July 2, 2019
How To Rebuild Post-Breakup & Selling Sunset w/ Heather Young
On Heather:  Heather Young is a model, real estate agent, and reality star best known for her work in Playboy, Netflix’s new reality show, ‘Selling Sunset’, and one of LA’s top real estate agencies: The Oppenheim Group.  From this conversation you’ll learn: How to secure your creativity in an inflexible workplace How to remain true to yourself in demanding situations Why you should embrace the beauty that lives inside you! Why relationships are the key to business Tips and cures for a broken heart  How to beat the mind game of insecurity How to radiate inner confidence How to rebuild yourself after a downfall in a relationship Inside scoop on the Netflix show Selling Sunset How to tackle negative assumptions How to cherish your abilities and your potential  When it is time to “let go” and refocus your priorities The power of saying “no”  How to smoothly transition into veganism and an all natural lifestyle How to use kindness as your superpower How to overcome imposter syndrome And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso 
54:40
June 25, 2019
Bust Self-Doubt & Ask For What You Want w/ Emily Sklar
On Emily: Emily Sklar is a Singer, Pure Barre instructor and Radio host best known for her work on iHeart Radio in DC and Detroit.  From our conversation You’ll Learn:  Why your day job can reveal your purpose How your Day Job Can Attract your purpose  Why it’s so important to ask for what you want Why you shouldn’t be ashamed to accept help  How to pursue your side passions  Tips for making it through your 20s  Why your creative project might just change another person’s life How to deal with self-doubt The truth about moving away from everyone and everything you know How to deal with questioning if you’re on the right path How to reignite your passion for what you do when you’re feeling tapped out How to know when you’ve done enough How to get out of a creative block How to let other’s doubts drive your success Why being present is actually the most creative thing you can do How to make happiness the root of everything you do And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso 
1:04:40
June 18, 2019
Disarm Fear & Build Confidence with Kurt Yaeger
On Kurt Yaeger:  Kurt Yaeger is an actor, writer, producer, inclusion advocate and former professional X-Games Athlete, best known for his work on Sons of Anarchy, NCIS: New Orleans & Los Angeles, The Village and Shameless.  From this conversation you’ll learn:  Why self discovery is important for growth How to fight through difficult obstacles and overcome them How to be more than just your own “representative” How to use fear as your motivator How to apply previously learned skills towards new goals Why it's so important to get more people with disabilities both in front of and behind the camera Why frustration as a stimulus is acceptable Why taking a step back to focus on the smaller objectives is healthy and necessary How to create a calmer environment during anxious moments  How to maintain future goals while taking care of what is present and mandatory How to come back stronger than before after adversity Why confidence is (or should become) your best friend! Why you should evaluate your emotional and physical limit Tips to win that pitch from the beginning!  How to become your best advocate Tips to make yourself seem legit in ANY industry  The BEST Way to Disarm Fear  And More!  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso 
1:00:35
June 11, 2019
How To Access The Power of ‘No” with Lindsay McCormick
On Lindsay:  Lindsay McCormick is a sports broadcaster, entrepreneur and philanthropist, known for her work on Showtime, NBC, CBS, ESPN, MTVU and even doing live events for the Superbowl!  From this conversation you'll learn:  Tips for breaking into sports broadcasting How to craft the perfect creative pitch How to access your creativity in the middle of a health struggle How you can learn to let the word ‘no’ empower you Why it’s better to apologize than to ask for permission.  How to become more of a visionary  The power of surrender  How to lessen the power of creative monsters  The power of releasing a burdensome secret Why one self-produced creative project can lead to a world of other creative opportunities And More!  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
1:06:19
June 11, 2019
Invent Your Dream Job & Rock Instagram with Sara Wilson
On Sara Wilson:  Sara Wilson is a social media expert, writer and storyteller, best known for her work at Instagram, The Huffington Post and her business, SW Projects. She’s worked to develop digital content for brands such as Vogue, Bumble, WeWork, the New York Times, Bustle, Playboy, The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, Nora Ephron and more!  From our conversation you’ll learn:  Why Nora Ephron excelled as a leader Why certain dreams aren’t meant to come true If the job you want doesn’t exist, invent it! (how to invent your dream job) The power of mentorship  Why Women are so AMAZING at Reinventing themselves What makes a successful creative person & Brand Why people and brands are the same What it REALLY means to be a lifestyle brand Why interviewing for a job should be like dating How she brought fashion to Instagram Her best tips for Pitching an idea  Why it’s important to set aside time to get inspired How to find out who your audience is and what they REALLY want How you can use kindness as a superpower How to make sure your instagram posts get seen! And More! On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso 
1:02:30
June 4, 2019
Jerico Mandybur on Self-Care, Healing & Outgrowing a Dream
About Jerico:  Jerico Mandybur is an writer, podcaster, intuitive guide and a spiritual self-care coach, best known for her work at Girlboss, The Self Service Podcast and her new book, Neo Tarot.   From our conversation you’ll learn:  Why Jerico left Girlboss  Why Healing is a lifelong process What Tarot REALLY is and Why it’s NOT part of the Dark arts, but rather, a self-care tool  The True Meaning of Self-Care How to overcome false childhood programming  How to know when you’ve outgrown your dream  How to get more in touch, spiritally What a Chakra is and how to cleanse it  Why Weird is cool  How your greatest adversity could be the very reason you are creative  How to take the good out of a bad situation! And much More!  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
1:04:19
May 28, 2019
Take Off Your Golden Handcuffs & Pursue Your Passion with Dulma Altan
On Dulma:  Dulma Altan is an entrepreneur, writer and creative, best known for founding the natural fragrance company Potion Naturals!  From this conversations you’ll learn: WHY Google is such an amazingly run company (and how we can all become a little bit more like them)  How to overcome cultural norms How to honor an idea’s natural development How to overcome perfectionism  How to let go of a great opportunity for an authentic one How to know when it’s time to START your project Tips for beginning entrepreneurs  Why doing genuinely good work is what will bring you more success than any funding, publicity or influencer ever could!  And much More!  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
51:25
May 21, 2019
How to Ask For Help & Listen To Your Body with Farrah Aviva
On Farrah:  Farrah Aviva is an actor, director and photographer, best known for her acting work on UnReal, Lucifer, Supernatural and Bates Motel and for creating the viral photography project, BITE THE BULLET Stories.  From this conversations you’ll learn: The truth about merging the business and creative ends How to ask for help How to follow yes’s, BUT ALSO, how to know when those yes’s aren’t for you  The benefit of having multiple creative passions  The truth about funding your dream How to know when a Yes isn’t really for you Why your body and health can be an indication of your happiness  And more!  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
1:01:42
May 14, 2019
How to Develop Your Intuition & Embrace Your Age with Mitra Rahbar
On Mitra:  Mitra Rahbar is a healer, intuitive, singer, author, humanitarian and spiritual teacher to stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Gisele Bundchen, Sheryl Crow and Courteney Cox. From this conversation you'll learn:  How to use creativity for connection  How to embrace & enhance your intuition How to own being a creative multi-hyphenate How to embrace the power that comes with age  How to get into a creative flow state Tips for remembering your roots through your art How we can redefine the word artist to be more inclusive  The best way to honor your roots  And more!  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
55:59
May 7, 2019
Hannah Berner on How To Reinvent Yourself, Learn Self-Love & Find Happiness
On Hannah:  Hannah Berner is a podcaster, comedian, producer and reality star, best known for work on her podcast Berning in Hell, Bravo’s Summer House and Betches! Learn how Hannah went from Tennis to TV on today’s podcast! From this conversation you'll learn:  Tips to Reinvent your life Handle creative criticism How to get through anxiety and depression Whether Creatives should date each other  How to rediscover yourself after shedding an old dream How to heal wounded family relationships Tips for manifesting How to stay present  How to start learning to love yourself Whether two creatives should be in a relationship  How to focus on intention rather than outcomes How to start honing your comedic voice Tips to get a creative job And more!  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
1:07:10
April 30, 2019
The Power of Passion, Persistence & Pain with Roxy Striar
On Roxy: Roxy Striar is an actor, host, writer, creator and one of my dearest friends. She is best known for her work on AfterBuzz TV, The Tomorrow Show, Screen Junkies, Collider Live, Nerdist and The Jim and Sam show. From this conversation you'll learn:  How to get creativity back after experiencing a tragic loss Necessary tools to take the long way around (and why sometimes the indirect way to your dreams is best) How to know if you’re better suited for freelance or full time work The BEST way to deal with a bully  How to access creativity wherever you are - both literally and metaphorically.  How to continue your main passion even while you’re making money from another fields How to let someone in on your passion  What Roxy feels her true life purpose is  Intimate details from some of her most heartbreaking moments in this industry  And more!  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
1:06:46
April 16, 2019
How To Overcome Creative Heartbreak & Stay Present with Greg Holden
On Greg: Greg Holden is a singer/songwriter and musical artist, best known for writing the hit song, “Home” by Phillip Phillips and for his song “The Lost Boy” which was featured prominently on the Hit show Sons of Anarchy. His new album, World War Me is out now! From this conversation you'll learn:  How to overcome creative heartbreak  The difference between Self-deprecation and mental violence  Why ALL creatives need therapy Tips for young songwriters Why it’s SO important to do work that reflects who you are Whether Greg regrets giving his hit song away  What to do when you’re at war with yourself How to incorporate creativity into the mundane How to stay present  The importance of therapy  The benefits of getting a late start to creative life How to overcome early childhood programming  And more!  On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
59:35
April 9, 2019
Jamie Otis on How To Claim Creativity & NEVER Let Anyone Dull Your Shine
Jamie Otis is a writer, TV host, Reality Star, Influencer and even a Registered Nurse! She’s best known for Lifetime’s Hit Show, Married At First Sight. From this conversation you'll learn:  Practical tools to rise out of financial adversity Tips for managing anxiety and depression  Strategies for making it through loss  How to NEVER let anyone dull your shine  How to find compassion for those who have wronged you How to claim the word Creative  How to manifest abundance How to Live in Gratitude  Jamie's update on finding her Father  Where Jamie's at with her fertility struggles  How to shed the title of 'Good girl or boy' in order to learn to stand up for yourself and set boundaries  More on Jamie:  Jamie grew up with a lot of adversity. She went from living in a trailer park, to putting herself through school and becoming a nurse, to going on a reality show to find love and unintentionally becoming a star. Now makes her living as an author, blogger, influencer, podcaster and occasionally she even still nurses--In addition to being a wife (to Doug who she met on Married at First Sight) and a Mother to their daughter, Gracie. She broke the poverty cycle in a major way. Her story is incredibly creative and there is much to learn from her path.    On The Unleash Your Inner Creative: If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter! Follow host @LaurenLoGrasso
1:15:45
April 2, 2019
Amanda Oleander on How to Overcome ANY Creative Block & the Creative Reward of Discomfort
Many people are under the impression that it’s hard to make it as a visual artist in 2019. Amanda Oleander is busting that myth with her career and wants fellow artists to join her! Amanda Oleander is an artist, influencer, podcaster and entrepreneur who was recently honored as one of Pure Wow's 100 Women Emerging In Culture. Her and her work have been featured in in New York Magazine, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, and The Hollywood Reporter, to name a few and has even given a Ted Talk!  In 2014, she joined a live streaming app called Periscope, and became the most popular woman on the app. This visibility helped her achieve her goal of becoming her own boss and she now works creating her own art full time.  Amanda’s work bridges fine art, technology, performance art, and commercial work. Her most recent collection involves illustrations depicting life behind closed doors. It is deeply emotional work that will not allow you to view it without feeling something deeply and makes you better for having seen it.  I wanted to share Amanda with you because she is an incredible example for any creative on the power of belief - in yourself, your work and what’s possible for your life.  From our conversation you’ll learn her trick to NEVER get creatively blocked, how to set prices for your creative work, overcome self-doubt,  how to find a romantic relationship that enhances your creativity and why all creatives should embrace a period of discomfort.  If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter!
1:03:20
March 26, 2019
How to Pursue Multiple Creative Careers At Once, Set Boundaries & Make it in Music with Laura Escudé
Laura Escudé is a musical artist, entrepreneur, top tier music technologist and the world's most in demand live show designer. And that title is no BS, she has designed shows for the likes of Kanye, Drake, Miguel, Jay Z, Iggy Azalea AND Childish Gambino! Through her company, Electronic Creatives -  which she is the CEO of, she has worked with even more names including the Weekend, Harry Styles, Camila Cabello, and Ariana Grande.   Laura started as a violinist and an artist, shifted to producing electronic music, then to music technology and live shows, then entrepreneurship and now, after almost 20 years in the business, she has found a way to combine her diverse set of skills into one badass career.  We sat down to record this interview at her hotel room during the National Association of Music Merchants conference AKA NAMM, back in January2019 in between her performances. I wanted to have her on for a multitude of reasons, the biggest one being to show you (and me) That you can have many lives within your one life, and what’s more, if you work really hard, you can live  all those lives simultaneously! She also has tons insight into so many different areas in the music industry, so if you’ve ever wondered about OR Wanted to get into  music, this talk will tickle you.  From our conversation you’ll learn how to set boundaries, break through glass ceilings, tap into your intuition, tips for combating perfectionism and how to pursue many creative careers at once. Enjoy! If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative on Instagram & Facebook and @UrInnerCreative on Twitter!
51:51
March 19, 2019
How To Turn Pain into Purpose with Maxine Tatlonghari
Maxine Talonghari is a Blogger, Philanthropist and entrepreneur best known for founding the company, Vanity Girl Hollywood. Her Vanities have been used by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Karrueche Tran, Brooke Burke and more!  Vanity Girl Hollywood started in a moment of pain after getting laid off from her Job at the American Cancer Society. She took that pain and turned it into purpose--creating and selling her very first vanity within months of coming up with the idea. The concept: to have an Original Hollywood Mirror available to  the “everyday gal.”  Her vanities are both affordable and of a great quality. So not only did she appeal to the everyday girl, but also, to tons of celebs!  I wanted to bring her on the podcast to show you that sometimes the moments in our life that we think are great tragedies are actually our gift. She is a brilliant example of turning adversity into purpose. From our chat you’ll learn tips for how to land jobs in creative fields, how to partner with influencers, the best way to ask for help with your project and the key to getting into a creative flow state! If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative For more info on our sponsor, Potion Naturals, click HERE!
54:01
March 12, 2019
How to Overcome Fear of Failure & Access the Creative Power of Vulnerability with Rachel DeAlto
Rachel DeAlto is a coach, media personality, keynote speaker, and hypnotherapist, best known for being a relationship expert on Lifetime’s hit show, Married at First Sight. She has been featured on a multitude of media outlets including The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, and Access Hollywood Live. She has also given three TEDx talks: one on Being Authentic in a Filtered World, one on the Power of Kindness and the final on Killing Fear. I wanted to share her with you to show that you can have many lives within your one lifetime: Rachel went from working in advertising, to law, to coaching, to TV Personality in the span of less than 15 years--all while raising small children. Through this conversation you’ll learn how to reinvent yourself, access the creative power of vulnerability, the importance of redefining failure and why she says you don’t a back up plan!  If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative! For more info on our sponsor, Potion Naturals, click HERE!
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March 5, 2019
How to Manifest Your Dream Life & Develop Self-Love with Gala Darling
Gala Darling is a speaker, bestselling author, manifestation expert, social media maven and truly one of the most unique, and bold souls on Planet Earth. Lauren and Gala sat down at Gala's neon pink home to talk all things creativity--and it's no surprise that she had an incredibly innovative take on the subject.  From Gala you’ll learn how to manifest your dream life, follow joy, develop radical self-love, better self-talk and overcome your fear of failure. If you like what you hear, remember to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend! And, join our creative community by following @UnleashYourInnerCreative! For more info on our sponsor, Potion Naturals, click HERE!
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February 26, 2019
Surviving Your 20s, Mental Health & the Benefits of Success Later in Life
Jen Gotch is the Chief Creative Officer of Ban.do, a writer, podcaster, mental health advocate,  influencer and one of the most creative humans out there. Today she joins the podcast to share her insight on surviving your 20s, the power of claiming the word 'creative', the link between creativity & mental health and the benefits of having success later in life. Jen and also Lauren discuss the pain and joy of leading a creative life and being a human, in general. 
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February 19, 2019
Inside a Creative Mental Breakdown + Overcoming Perfectionism
Perfectionism. Procrastination. Overthinking. Self doubt. All of these are huge barriers to creativity. In this short preview episode, you'll hear the self-doubt that Lauren experienced (and honestly, is still experiencing) in making this project. Fear is real, but in the end, if what you're doing is important to you, you have to forgive yourself for being imperfect and put your work out there. You can do it! 
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February 18, 2019
Unleash Your Inner Creative with Lauren LoGrasso Trailer
 Are you creative? Or have you always wanted to be? Then this is the podcast for you. Join host Lauren LoGrasso as she delves into the inspiring, hilarious and vulnerable stories of people who choose to live their lives more creatively than they have to.  This show will help you make creativity the filter for your life, redefine your relationship with fear (and take it out of the driver's seat), step more fully into the essence of who you are and claim your right to have a dream and take up space. Connect with the creative community and learn how to Unleash Your Inner Creative with Lauren LoGrasso! 
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February 5, 2019