Unleash Your Inner Creative with Lauren LoGrasso

Lauren LoGrasso Productions LLC

Unleash Your Inner Creative is an Award-Winning podcast to help you become your full self & live a more creative & authentic life! I'm Lauren LoGrasso (a multi-passionate creative) & I believe repressed creativity causes much of the world's suffering, so I want to help you unleash! This pod lives at the intersection of creativity, spirituality, mental health & self-development. With the help of guests like Julia Cameron (The Artists' Way), Guy Raz (How I built This) &brain coach, Jim Kwik, you'll become expressed, redefine your relationship with fear & pursue your heart's deepest desires. read less

Build Self-Acceptance, Own Your Story & Always Keep Dreaming w/ Olivia Christian
3d ago
Build Self-Acceptance, Own Your Story & Always Keep Dreaming w/ Olivia Christian
Hi Creative Cutie! Today’s guest is Olivia Christian. She’s an entrepreneur, coach, sports expert/host and author, best known for her work on NPR, ESPN radio, and her acclaimed workshop  “Own Your Story”,  which helps participants find their personal brand story…Through her workshop she’s partnered companies such as LinkedIN, Facebook, indeed, Microsoft and MANY more!I actually met Olivia when I was producing Girlboss Radio--We met literally RIGHT before the lockdown in march 2020! Wild. Back then I was struck by her warmth, authenticity, bubbly personality and kindness. I also love that her life mission has everything to do with figuring out who you are and how to communicate that to the world. From today’s chat you’ll learn:  How to create a personal brand storyWhy repetition is KEY How to share a new passion with your audienceHow to stop yourself from falling into a comparison trapHow to deal with the distance between where you are with your dreams and where you want to go  And why if you love it, you should always keep going! -Remember to subscribe/follow the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your pods. Please leave us a rating and review- it helps SO much in getting the show out there. And tell a friend about the show- podcasts are very personal and tend to be spread person to person. If this show helped you or made you smile, share the love :) Get Olivia’s Book: https://www.oliviachristian.co/product/ask-olivia Follow the show @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
Julia Cameron on Writing, The Power of Your First Thoughts & Why 'Being Original' is Overrated
Jan 11 2023
Julia Cameron on Writing, The Power of Your First Thoughts & Why 'Being Original' is Overrated
On The Guest: Today I’m honored to say that for the third year in a row Unleash is having on the ironic author of the Artists’ way and prolific creative, Julia Cameron. Julia is  an artist,  teacher, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, journalist, and music composer. She’s best known for writing The Artist’s Way which has sold millions of copies, has been translated into 40 different languages and gave her the title “The Queen of Change” for starting a movement that brought creativity into mainstream conversation. Without the Artist’s way, there would be no Unleash. Her brand new book is called: Write for Life and it’s a love letter and guidebook for writers and aspiring writers. From our Conversation, you’ll learn: How to have gratitude for the gift of your creativityWho she pictures when she writesWhat a longterm creative partnership takesHow she would personify writingHow to maintain flexibility and consistencyWhy setting a daily quota worksThe Power of the morning pages and why she’s STILL religious to themWhy the Morning Pages ARE real writingWhy all good writers are authentic and what that means in practiceHow to not shame yourselfWhy it’s important to not shy away from your first thoughtsHow to talk to the inner criticWhy you can’t get rid of the inner criticHow to Blast Through Creative BlocksThe three most important questions to ask yourself when you’re creatingThe difference between honesty and authenticityWhy simplicity is a good thingWhy repetition is necessaryWhy having fun can actually be difficult for peopleWhy creativity Can come from joyWhy it’s important to share and spotlight other creativesWhy bribing yourself is importantThe desire to be original vs. authenticHow to know when something is “finished” Get Julia’s Book: https://juliacameronlive.com/books-by-julia/write-for-life/ Follow the show @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
Money: Own Your Worth, Better Your Relationship w/ Money, investing tips  + Financial Feminism w/ Her First 100k’s Tori Dunlap
Jan 4 2023
Money: Own Your Worth, Better Your Relationship w/ Money, investing tips + Financial Feminism w/ Her First 100k’s Tori Dunlap
Today’s guest is Tori Dunlap- she went from graduating as a theatre major to becoming a top financial expert- creative AF. Today she’s a financial educator, entrepreneur, podcaster, author and social media personality best known for founding her company, ‘Her First $100K,’ her podcast ‘Financial Feminist.’ And her many appearances on TV such as Good morning America, The Today Show and for her first book, Financial Feminist.  At the age of 22, Tori started her financial education blog and began saving money towards a goal of saving $100,000 by the age of 25. She did just that and now she helps other women do the same. From this conversation you’ll learn: How she went from being a Theatre Major to becoming a finance ExpertHow to see other women’s financial success as an  inspiration and as expansive vs. having a scarcity mindsetWhat the gender pay gap really is and how it worksHow to become a budget Queen (if you’re currently living on vibes alone)How to figure out your first money memory and how it might be affecting you todayHow to reframe budget as a permission slip Hot and fast investing tipsHow to approach debt + what debt to pay off right away vs. what you can take more time withHow to dispel the conditioning that you aren’t worthy of moneyHow she found her voice as a writer and her writing processHow to get comfortable talking about financesHow to remove the shame around financesHow to see money as a source of joy, abundance, ease, and a tool to build life the way you want -Remember to subscribe/follow the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your pods. Please leave us a rating and review- it helps SO much in getting the show out there. And tell a friend about the show- podcasts are very personal and tend to be spread person to person. If this show helped you or made you smile, share the love :) Get Tori’s Book: https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-tori-dunlap-book Follow the show @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
My Parents on My Boyfriend, Controversial Holiday Takes & Tips + Listener Q's | Unleash Christmas Spectacular!
Dec 21 2022
My Parents on My Boyfriend, Controversial Holiday Takes & Tips + Listener Q's | Unleash Christmas Spectacular!
My parents, Jo Ann and Mike LoGrasso are back for the third annual Unleash Christmas Spectacular and it's as glorious as ever!  On today's episode My parents share their take on hard-hitting topics like:  What should Santa get paid and WHO pays him? Who their deepest self really is and why my Mom's has something to do with a hair brush Your most controversial Christmas Take How to handle having your child's significant other over for the holidays (and tips for the significant others out there, too) Their most creative Christmas Hacks/tipsThe critique they'd like to give Santa What Christmas movie they would like to live in How it feels having me home What Christmas is like with an adult child vs. when I was little Mom Explains Movies- This time, It's A Wonderful Life!! A little insight into our Italian heritage and recent reconnection with our Sicilian relatives PLUS, an impromptu family songwriting session! That and more on this year's glorious Unleash Christmas!  ENJOY!  YOU CAN Vote for Unleash for the Signal Awards here: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2022/shows/general/creativity-marketing  ^It's a huge award and I'm the only indie podcaster nominated! Please vote and support- it takes less than 20 seconds! -Remember to subscribe/follow the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your pods. Please leave us a rating and review- it helps SO much in getting the show out there. And tell a friend about the show- podcasts are very personal and tend to be spread person to person. If this show helped you or made you smile, share the love :) Follow the show @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
Heal Generational Patterns, Ancestral Trauma & Your Emotional DNA w/ Judy Wilkins-Smith
Dec 14 2022
Heal Generational Patterns, Ancestral Trauma & Your Emotional DNA w/ Judy Wilkins-Smith
Family patterns and generational trauma. It’s something I think about a lot. Do you ever? Do you ever wonder how much of your life and your issues are actually based on your own choices vs. how much you’re just playing out patterns that you witnessed and ingested from generations past and present? Through epigenetics, they have found that trauma can be passed through our DNA for up to 16 generations. Mind-blowing. Today’s guest is a family patterns expert who will teach you how to free yourself from ancestral trauma and patterns so you can be your full, truest self and unleash! Today’s guest is Judy Wilkins-Smith. She’s a highly regarded organizational, individual and family patterns expert, systemic coach, motivational speaker and founder of System Dynamics for Individuals & Organizations. She’s also the author of Decoding Your Emotional Blueprint and more! She has 18 years of expertise in assisting high-performance individuals and Fortune 500 executives and their teams, to break limiting cycles and reframe challenges into lasting breakthroughs through an approach called constellations, or interactive mapping, which allows you to map out generational issues at play, feel them and heal them. From our chat you’ll learn: the difference between closed-minded and closed-hearted, how to transform the meaning of ‘trauma’ into ‘possibility,’ how to align your heart and gut, how to identify generation patterns throughout your family, how to decode emotional blueprint so much more! From this conversation you’ll learn: What emotional DNA is and how to figure out yoursHow to align your heart and gut How to identify and heal generational patterns & ancestral trauma How to reframe trauma into possibility How to do family constellations and systemic work (and how it can help you become your authentic self) Why your physical ailments could be manifesting from past generations' pain (and what to do about it) How to do the work to heal up and down the bloodline The danger of family secrets and why it's brave and healing for everyone to be the one who stops an unhealthy patternWhy your nevous system might not *just* be your own And MORE!  -Remember to subscribe/follow the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your pods. Please leave us a rating and review- it helps SO much in getting the show out there. And tell a friend about the show- podcasts are very personal and tend to be spread person to person. If this show helped you or made you smile, share the love :) Follow the show @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
Inside a Creative Coaching Session: Do it For The Joy, Art as Meditation + Refine Your Message
Dec 7 2022
Inside a Creative Coaching Session: Do it For The Joy, Art as Meditation + Refine Your Message
Today I had the honor of doing a creative and career coaching session with one of our creative community members! Her name is Consie Sindet. She’s an expressive mixed media artist, art journaler, art journaling teacher and a creativity coach. She runs her own business, where she does all of this and more called “Atop Serenity Hill.” Consie is an incredibly talented artist and coach, but wants to refine exactly what her niche is...she also wants how to define and articulate what her brand and business is and increase her coaching clients. So today I coach her and offer some ideas on how to do just that! From our chat you’ll learn:  What art journaling is and why it can be impactful as a tool to unleash The power of finding the mid-point between your greatest pain and joy How to find your pure whyHow to use art as meditation & to find PURE joyHow to stop letting fear affect your goals and creative outputHow to zoom out and find your own definition of creativityWays to create and refine a personal brand How to turn your creative passion into a businessAND MORE -Remember to subscribe/follow the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your pods. Please leave us a rating and review- it helps SO much in getting the show out there. And tell a friend about the show- podcasts are very personal and tend to be spread person to person. If this show helped you or made you smile, share the love :) Follow the show: @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me:  @LaurenLoGrasso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
Melody Beattie of Codependent No More on Healing Codependency with Creativity + What IS Self-Love?
Nov 30 2022
Melody Beattie of Codependent No More on Healing Codependency with Creativity + What IS Self-Love?
Today’s guest is Melody Beattie. She’s a New York Times Best Selling Author known for titles such as The Language of Letting Go, Playing It by Heart, The Grief Club, Beyond Codependency, and her most famous book, Codependent No More-which just came out with a revised and updated edition that you should check out! Codependent No More, has sold over 7 million copies since its release in 1986. Melody is a true pioneer in this field and has helped millions find healing. Her work has changed my life, and it might just change yours, too! From our chat you’ll learn: The true meaning of codependency and whether you might be codependentHow to heal codependency through creativityWhat it REALLY even means to love yourself How to not turn on yourself when you're disappointedHow to trust the creative process--even if it takes YEARS!Why Codependent No More IS Actually a romance novelPlus never-before-heard insight into Melody’s creative process and how she birthed the original Codependent No More!And More!  -Remember to subscribe/follow the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your pods. Please leave us a rating and review- it helps SO much in getting the show out there. And tell a friend about the show- podcasts are very personal and tend to be spread person to person. If this show helped you or made you smile, share the love :) Check out Melody's work and get her new edition of Codependent No More here: https://melodybeattie.com/  Follow the show: @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me:  @LaurenLoGrasso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
Can We All Agree to Stop Commenting On What Other People Eat? + Re-Air of No To Getting Weighed at The Doctor's
Nov 23 2022
Can We All Agree to Stop Commenting On What Other People Eat? + Re-Air of No To Getting Weighed at The Doctor's
Hi Creative Cuties!  TW- Eating Disorders. This is a little Thanksgiving special! I'm doing some new content on what to do when someone comments about what you're eating, how much you're eating or the pace at which you eat, followed by a re-air of my episode originally titled, "Just Say No To Getting Weighed at The Doctor's."  All of the above is based on my real experience. My hope is to give you some tools this holiday season to protect your mental health and serenity when someone makes a careless comment or when a doctor tries to throw you on a scale without even saying hello, let alone getting your medical and mental health history.  We have much more authority in our own lives than we give ourselves credit for. Step up to the plate and protect your inner-child. And, for God's sake, don't comment on what anyone else is eating or how they're eating it. Stay in your lane, babe. We can't Unleash if we're constantly wrapped up in things that don't matter- focus on yourself and your healing journey. The rest will fall into place. NOTE: This is a Video Episode, as well as audio! Check the video out on Spotify :)  -Remember to subscribe/follow the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your pods. Please leave us a rating and review- it helps SO much in getting the show out there. And tell a friend about the show- podcasts are very personal and tend to be spread person to person. If this show helped you or made you smile, share the love :) Follow the show @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
Astrology for Creativity & Self-Development + What’s Self-Acceptance vs. Enabling? w/ Queer Cosmos’ Colin Bedell
Nov 16 2022
Astrology for Creativity & Self-Development + What’s Self-Acceptance vs. Enabling? w/ Queer Cosmos’ Colin Bedell
On The Guest: Today’s guest is Colin Bedell. He’s a  nondenominational, strengths-based Astrologer looking to queer the cosmos and provide secular approaches to personal, relational, and professional development. His work has been seen in Cosmo Magazine, discovery plus, his amazing Instagram, @QueerCosmos and countless podcasts, including his own, Good Risings!  NOTE: We have an amazing discussion at the top about life, self-development, Colin’s career journey and the difference between self-acceptance and self-enabling, but if you just want the astrology deep dive, skip to minute 28! From this conversation you’ll learn: Why Everything is the same everywhereThe Difference between self-acceptance and enablingWhat the Big Three (Sun, Moon & Rising Sign) REALLY are and what they mean about you/your journeyThe best place in the chart to look for career developmentWhere in your chart to look to find information about your creativity and careerHow to develop self-trustHow to not run away from fear but the face it and embrace itThe importance of meditation to seal off your dayWhy Catholic and Italian Culture actually pairs beautifully with astrology -Remember to subscribe/follow the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your pods. Please leave us a rating and review- it helps SO much in getting the show out there. And tell a friend about the show- podcasts are very personal and tend to be spread person to person. If this show helped you or made you smile, share the love :) Follow Colin: @queercosmos Follow the show @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
Find Focus as a Multi-Hyphenate + Authentic Networking & Marketing w/ Music Biz Pro, Laura B. Whitmore
Nov 9 2022
Find Focus as a Multi-Hyphenate + Authentic Networking & Marketing w/ Music Biz Pro, Laura B. Whitmore
Today’s guest is Laura B. Whitmore. She is a singer/songwriter, music marketer, event producer, and founder of the Women’s International Music Network AKA WIMN, as well as the She Rocks Awards, both of which focus on bringing together and honoring women from all facets of the music industry. Laura fell in love with music at a young age and always kept the dream of pursuing it on her heart. Studying business and music in college, Laure earned a B.S. in Music Merchandising and she started her music marketing career right away...Going from a company called Korg, then transitioning to create her own PR and Marketing firm and finally ending up as the senior Vice President for Positive Grid, which is a musical instrument and software company. During her entire professional career, she always remained an artist-putting out music continuously, whole time she kept her passion for songwriting alive, continuously putting out music, she also became a music journalist and interviewed musicians at places like Parade and Guitar World, as well as all her advocacy work to empower and bring together women in music with WIMN and the She Rocks Awards. From Today's Chat, You'll Learn: How to balance multiple passions How to avoid negativity bias in your creativityHow to authentic and effective networkingHow to market yourself and your businessThe best way to choose a path when you have many different optionsWhy it’s okay to step away from your art for a while How to micro-dose courage.How to have an open mindset and be willing to learnWhat your “Big Three’s” are and how to adapt with them through your everyday lifeHow to come into an experience with the question “can I learn?” other than “what can you give me?”How to build self-trustAnd MORE! -Remember to subscribe/follow to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your pods. Please leave us a rating and review- it helps SO much in getting the show out there. And tell a friend about the show- podcasts are very personal and tend to be spread person to person. If it helped you or made you smile, share the love :) Follow the show @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
Meet My Mentee: A Gen Z Take on Mental Health, Social Media, Work & Dreams w/ Unleash Editor, Rachel Fulton!
Oct 26 2022
Meet My Mentee: A Gen Z Take on Mental Health, Social Media, Work & Dreams w/ Unleash Editor, Rachel Fulton!
Today’s guest is Rachel Fulton- Rachel is a podcaster, producer and student best known for hosting The Impact 89Fm’s podcast, The State and for being the Director of Podcasting for WDBM, which is the top position at Michigan State University’s student radio station, The Impact. She is studying Journalism at Michigan State - which happens to be my alma mater. AND, the reason she’s here today is because she is the latest addition to the Unleash Fam as my editor and mentee and I can’t wait for you to meet her.When I was looking for someone to work with me on Unleash, I kept saying, “I want to hire a little me,” When I met Rachel, I was blown away by our similarities. Such a similar worth ethic - packing our schedules to the brim with what we love, an enthusiasm for life and a passion for podcasting. Today we’ll share:  The story of how we met and came to work togetherWhat it has been like building our working relationship and mentor/mentee relationshipHow to take criticism wellThe difference between her college experience and mineWhat I was like as a college studentWhat I am like as a bossWhy I believe in hiring for heart and training for skill How to manage mental health/social media as a college studentHer journey of finding her place in the world through her passionAND MORE! Remember to Rate, Review and Follow Unleash on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your pods! Links:  Watch Rachel's Video she did about me for her creative thinking class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPJKFpJxIlM  Follow the show @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
Are You Tired of Being Afraid? Say Yes To Yourself & Choose Art Over Content  w/ Musical Artist, Lizzie Weber
Oct 19 2022
Are You Tired of Being Afraid? Say Yes To Yourself & Choose Art Over Content w/ Musical Artist, Lizzie Weber
On The Guest: Today’s guest is Lizzie Weber, the singer/songwriter who first put the idea in my mind that I also might be able to become a songwriter someday. More on that later. For now you should know she is an incredible  indie folk artist known for her features in publications such as the Huffington Post, Glide Magazine and Seattle Weekly, as well as her collaborations with Grammy-award winning producer Sheldon Gomberg and Oscar-winner and singer/songwriter, known for the movie and musical Once, Marketa Irglova and for just being a stellar person. From this conversation you’ll learn: How to take a chance on yourselfHow to take fear out of the driver’s seat and take the risky path that leads to our truest selves.Why your subconscious is a fruitful ground for creativityHow to focus on your long-term creative work rather than social media content aloneTips for cultivating patienceThe merit of being a big fish in a small pondHow to recover from trauma and turn pain into purpose How to adapt to uncomfortable changesWhy a long creative process is okay Lizzie's emotional story about her miscarriage and how she is sharing it through music How to get yourself seen as an indie artist or small business The importance of following instincts And More!  Check out Lizzie's new song here: https://linktr.ee/lizziewebs  Follow the show @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
Honor Your Desires + Live a Life of Choice & 3 Day Work Weeks w/ Business Coach, Elaine Lou Cartas
Oct 12 2022
Honor Your Desires + Live a Life of Choice & 3 Day Work Weeks w/ Business Coach, Elaine Lou Cartas
Hi Creative Cutie! Today’s guest is Elaine Lou Cartas. She’s a business coach, career coach, and speaker for Women of Color and Allies, serving clients in 23 different countries! Elaine has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Money Magazine, Badassery Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, and Good Morning La La Land. She has spoken around the world from Sweden to Indonesia, as well as Fortune 500 companies like Universal Music Studios. From this conversation you’ll learn: How to structure work around your life, not the other way around When it's time to move on from free work Why it’s more important to think about Who you want to speak with and what you want them to feelHow to view money as energyWhy free may no longer be appropriate for youHow to confront your mental health head onWhy it’s never too late to start something you’ve always wanted to doHow to Start Your Dream Project / business How to build a support systemTips for working through fear How to control/manage money while building your businessWhy managing the things you need are important for the things you wantHow to identify your roles outside of your work and learn to understand those rolesWhy learning your outside rules are a crucial part of living a fuller lifeWhy setting boundaries with your work and outside life are importantWhy is your ‘WHY’ important, how to find it, and then once found, figuring out how it guides youHow to shift your thought process from ‘what do I want to achieve?’ to ‘how do I want to feel?’How to move through generational trauma How to live a healthy and holistic lifeThe value of mistakesAnd More!  -Remember to subscribe/follow to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your pods. Please leave us a rating and review- it helps SO much in getting the show out there. And tell a friend about the show- podcasts are very personal and tend to be spread person to person. If it helped you or made you smile, share the love :) Follow the show @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
9 Simple Tips to Reclaim Your Time, Your Life + Work Toward Your Dreams W/ Laura Vanderkam
Oct 5 2022
9 Simple Tips to Reclaim Your Time, Your Life + Work Toward Your Dreams W/ Laura Vanderkam
Today’s guest is Laura Vanderkam. She’s an author, speaker and productivity expert best known for her wildly popular Tedtalk, which has been viewed over 7.4 million times, for hosting the Do it by Breakfast Podcast AND co-hosting the Best of Both Worlds Podcast, and for authoring several books, including The New Corner Office, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast and more Her most recent book, TRANQUILITY BY TUESDAY, is out October 11th and teaches readers to:Think about time strategically by creating a resilient, not perfect, schedule. That’s what we’re discussing today. Oh and she’s also married and a Mother of 5 children, so you best believe her time-management methods work! Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, City Journal, Fortune, and Fast Company. She has been on a number of television programs as well including The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and HUNDREDS of radio segments. From This Conversation You’ll Learn: How to start tracking your scheduleWhy time management is an important factor in creating a life you love & reclaiming your timeWhy creating a schedule isn’t restrictive, it’s actually expansiveHow to take a normal life and make it joyful and adventurous, by small adjustmentsThat organizing your life will help increase creativityHow to plan ahead for the things you want to doHow to prioritize stressful things that need to get done to help with anxietyWhy we all need a bedtimeHow to create a habit in just three daysWhy making a list of your wildest dreams is importantWhy adventure is crucial to living a fulfilled lifeAnd Much More! Get Laura’s new book, Tranquility by Tuesday, HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Tranquility-Tuesday-Ways-Chaos-Matters-ebook/dp/B09Q7SWZRV Follow the show @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso Check out our new Website: UnleashYourInnerCreative.com! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
200 Episodes: Lessons, Revelations & Stuff I Still Don't Get + Why Regret is a Myth & Unleashing Is an Inside Job
Sep 28 2022
200 Episodes: Lessons, Revelations & Stuff I Still Don't Get + Why Regret is a Myth & Unleashing Is an Inside Job
Can you believe???? My little baby (podcast) is all grown up. When I started this show all I knew was I wanted to use my voice to connect with other people and I really wanted to do that through a podcast AND that I knew repressed creativity was the cause of so much of the world's suffering and I wanted to help people unleash. What I have learned, the community I've gained and the love I've poured into this show and it has poured into me has been so much greater than what I could have anticipated. Through it I have gotten to meet some of the kindest, most talented souls in the world (you,) talk with my heroes and discover and bring myself to the table in a more authentic way than I knew possible. So today we're taking a trip down memory lane - I'm going to share some of my favorite Unleash Lessons and my top takeaways from 200 episodes.  From this, you'll learn:  -Why inspiration is great, but at the end of the day, unleashing is an Inside Job -Why you should never let fear of making a mistake rule you  -Why going through pain is necessary sometimes in order to get the life you want  -Why maybe multi-passionate life has its drawbacks and ways to overcome them/focus for a time  -Why Planning is overrated  -The importance of consistency (and why it's hard AF for me)  -How to overcome a creative block from yourself or others with the negativity bias antidote  -How the artist alchemizes pain -Why let go, let God really works for sensitive souls trying to achieve a dream  -How Morning Pages have saved my life (and my gentle plea that you try them, too)  -Why ageism is BS -creativity does NOT have an age limit  -Why regret is a myth  -Why just because something is more popular, doesn't mean it's better AND MORE! -Remember to subscribe/follow to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your pods. Please leave us a rating and review- it helps SO much in getting the show out there. And tell a friend about the show- podcasts are very personal and tend to be spread person to person. If it helped you or made you smile, share the love :)  Follow me/the show:  @laurenlograsso  @UnleashYourInnerCreative --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
How to Unleash Your Sexuality, Creativity & Stop Caring What Other People Think w/ Cougar Queen, Karenlee Poter
Sep 21 2022
How to Unleash Your Sexuality, Creativity & Stop Caring What Other People Think w/ Cougar Queen, Karenlee Poter
Today’s guest is Karenlee Poter, a self-proclaimed “COUGAR,” as well as an author, influencer, and co-host of the popular podcast, “Sex Talk with My Mom." Karenlee is  a true phoenix. At age 47, her husband of 24 years was tragically murdered and she found herself a widowed Mother of three, having to completely rebuild her life from the ground up. With courage and tenacity, she rose from the ashes and transformed her pain into purpose. She ended up reinventing herself and creating a new career as a host, sex expert and author, talking about her life as a cougar and a sexually expressed woman. Her and her work have been featured on Tosh.0, The Today Show, Comedy Central, the Huffington Post, Pop Sugar, esquire and today she adds Unleash to the list! From this conversation you’ll learn: How to embrace all that you are & own itHow to recover from trauma and come out even strongerThe BEST way to deal with trollsWhy allowing yourself to be uncomfortable can only help your growthHow to STOP caring what other people thinkHow to reinvent yourself at any ageHow to get comfortable talking about sex with ANYONE (even your parents And/or your kids)How to become comfortable with your body and figure out what you likeWhy you should never hold back from going for your dreams and to “just do it”How to release fear How to stop giving a f*ck and start living boldly AND how to have great sex life! Follow the show @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
Stop Waiting! Ask & Make Your Own Dreams Come True + Invest in People Not Ideas w/ Filmmaker, Joshua Brandon
Sep 14 2022
Stop Waiting! Ask & Make Your Own Dreams Come True + Invest in People Not Ideas w/ Filmmaker, Joshua Brandon
On The Guest: Today’s guest is Joshua Brandon. Josh is a writer, director, and producer. He has been part of many films including CBS’s Friend Me, Syfy’s Haven, Fox’s Houdini & Doyle, and his upcoming production film A Thousand Little Cuts. He also became a coauthor for one of William Shatner’s books called Boldly Go. Joshua came to America from Australia with a goal to be a TV writer. Through struggles he has developed skills to independently make his dreams a reality. He brings a lot of stories through his experiences that we can all learn from. From this Conversation You’ll Learn: -Why Fear of Regret can actually be a great motivator -The anxiety of keeping your big break -Why you must keep creating even when no one asked you to -Why Relationships are EVERYTHING in Business -The importance of owning your power and your ability to make Your Own Dreams Come True -What being inside of a writer’s room really looks like -How do authentic networking (and build REAL relationships) -Why people are everything -if you have good people in your life success is inevitable -Why you should Invest in people, not ideas -How to recover from Rejection -How curiosity can lead your career -The power of asking, “Hey Can I come and Learn from you?” -How to recover from your creative pandemic slump -How important planning is in a creative’s life + How to get better at planning -How to use your privilege to make art to help disenfranchised groups -Leadership tips for working in creative places -The importance of therapy for creatives -The power of asking Relevant Info: Remember to Rate, Review and Follow Unleash on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your pods! Follow the show on Instagram: @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso Find out what I am up to and more: https://linktr.ee/laurenlograsso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message
The Difference Between Being Alive & LIVING +The Power of WE w/ Elissa Kalver of We Got This
Sep 7 2022
The Difference Between Being Alive & LIVING +The Power of WE w/ Elissa Kalver of We Got This
Today’s guest is Elissa Kalver, founder and creator of We Got This, an online platform whose goal is to support people going through cancer as well as a support for their loved ones. Elissa was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer in July of 2021. Elissa hopes to inspire, empower and lift cancer patients spirits through their lives. She has a lot of tips and tricks to seeing the beauty in bad situations and is so true to heart. From this conversation you’ll learn: -The difference between Being alive & Truly Living -How to help people through the hardest parts of life -How to allow people to help you -Why the WE is always more powerful than the I -How she partnered with huge companies -Alchemize your pain -The best thing you could do to help a cancer patient + the thing you should NEVER do -Why you don’t have to handle your burden alone and in fact, no one can -Why you shouldn’t try to relate to someone going through cancer -How to Join Elissa's non-profit, We Got This and help cancer patients and their loved ones everywhere!  Relevant Info: More info on We Got This: https://wegotthis.org/ Remember to Rate, Review and Follow Unleash on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your pods! Link to Authority Magazine Article: https://medium.com/authority-magazine/rising-music-star-lauren-lograsso-on-the-five-things-you-need-to-shine-in-the-music-industry-a836075cd6da?fbclid=IwAR0suB5Z-GawaAb9cKM_Uta-LWbvkZSN_CJCgQHmK8pQMBZZ2p8dTojA0bU Follow the show on Instagram: @unleashyourinnercreative Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso Find out what I am up to and more: https://linktr.ee/laurenlograsso --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unleashyourinnercreative/message