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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!

Follow the show @UnleashYourInnerCreative, and Lauren @LaurenLoGrasso

Unleash Your Inner Creative with Lauren LoGrasso Lauren LoGrasso

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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!

Follow the show @UnleashYourInnerCreative, and Lauren @LaurenLoGrasso

    Burnout: Why it Happens, How to Spot it & Tools to Stop it w/ Anne Helen Petersen

    Burnout: Why it Happens, How to Spot it & Tools to Stop it w/ Anne Helen Petersen

    Anne Helen Petersen is an academic, journalist, and author best known for her work as the former senior culture writer and western correspondent at BuzzFeed, her book Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation, and her most recent gig as a writer at Substack. On top of that, She has been featured in publications such as Forbes, The New York Times, Business Insider, The Wallstreet Journal, NPR and many more.

    As I mentioned, Anne wrote a book on Millennial burnout and is an expert on it. So I wanted to have Anne on the show, because honestly, I am pretty burnt out. And I have been for a while. Reading her book was a revelation of just how much I’ve been living hand to mouth and my out-of-whack priorities have been.The awareness of what burnout looks like, has helped me start to make small changes to rejuvenate myself and get back in touch with the sweetness and simple joys of life. It’s my hope that this interview can be an inciting moment for you to do the same, if you’re feeling similarly.

    From This Conversation You’ll Learn:


    What burnout is and how to know if you have it

    Why she was drawn to the topic

     How to form a practice to deal with your burnout & rest

    Why millennials suffer for burnout more

    What our boomer parents/history has to do with it

    What to do if you feel like you never work hard enough

    How the pandemic is affecting burnout

    Why you should talk to trees and plants (REALLY)

    Why a traditional office setting lends itself to burnout

    Why employers both overwork millennials and criticize them for not being hardworking enough

    Why Anne believes it’s sometimes better to do what you really like instead of what you love

    How to get over Creative heartbreak

    And more!



    Get Anne's Book Here! 

    Download my new song, "Freakshow" Here: ffm.to/laurenlofreakshow 





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    • 56 min
    If You're Sad, Make Something

    If You're Sad, Make Something

    Hi Babe! Here with a creative check in. Throughout the years I've always heard people talk about using your pain to create art. And while I've done that before, it's never been more blatantly apparent how useful that tactic is and how it can be employed to take you out of your tough moments. I have found a way to do that this week. I share how you can do the same in this pod and how to get in touch with yourself and your creativity/projects, rather than focusing on other people/things you can't control. 


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    • 10 min
    Guy Raz on Powerful Storytelling, Creativity as Curiosity, Tips for Entrepreneurs & Rebranding Optimism

    Guy Raz on Powerful Storytelling, Creativity as Curiosity, Tips for Entrepreneurs & Rebranding Optimism

    Guy Raz is a podcaster, producer, journalist, author and entrepreneur, best known for creating  and hosting some of the most popular podcasts of all time, including NPR’s How I Built This (a show where he interviews successful entrepreneurs about their journey to build their company), Wisdom from the Top and The Rewind on Spotify. He’s also the co-creator of the acclaimed podcasts such as TED Radio Hour, the children’s program Wow in the World and he’s received awards such as the Edward R. Murrow Award, and he was even a Nieman journalism fellow at Harvard.



    From our conversation you’ll learn:


    Why having a child can help you reclaim your creativity

    How to focus on your passion when you’re in a toxic situation

    How to redefine creativity as curiosity

    Why he almost quit broadcasting and what made him stick with it

    Tips on dealing with deep rejection

    How to effectively pivot

    What compassionate leadership looks like

    How to rebrand optimism to something more achievable

    How to know if it’s right to keep going when you’re in a sea of failures

    The key to truly powerful storytelling

    And more!



    Download my new song, "Freakshow" Here: ffm.to/laurenlofreakshow



    Get Guy's book, How I Built This here: https://www.guyraz.com/ 


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    • 53 min
    Lessons Learned from Hysterically Crying

    Lessons Learned from Hysterically Crying

    Who else is feeling literally EVERYTHING right now? I know I am. Yesterday (the day I recorded this episode) I was a wreck. Despite the fact that I was so happy that I put my song out and had a good week at work, there were so many other things bogging me down (things I am not even sure I was/am 100% aware of)...Some of it has to do with the pain of the collective, some of it personal/professional, all of it heavy and weird. So I cried a lot yesterday. And I recorded some of it. Don't worry, I'll spare you and not share the audio of that, but I will share the very important realization I had from doing that, and why you may want to consider also audio recording your next Crying session. We can learn something from honestly (and somewhat objectively) reflecting on our down moments. Hope this helps. Love you! 



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    • 13 min
    Playing Big, Reclaiming Your Creativity & The Power of Partnership w/ Lili Taylor & Tara Mohr

    Playing Big, Reclaiming Your Creativity & The Power of Partnership w/ Lili Taylor & Tara Mohr

    Today my guests are Lili Taylor and Tara Mohr. Lili is an Emmy Nominated actress, writer and birder best known for her work on projects such as mystic pizza, The Conjuring, Six Feet Under, American Crime and her one-woman show Birdland. Tara Mohr is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being as well as an author and coach. She’s best known for her book Playing Big, creating the global Playing Big leadership Program, and for appearing on media such as The Today Show and in the New York TImes. Lili and Tara really have a creative mastermind. Together they have  teamed up to share their insights, stories and lessons learned about creativity, personal growth and empowerment through a series of online conversations, which live on Tara’s website.

    From our conversation, you’ll learn:


    How to reclaim your creativity after it was stolen or lost

    How to stop comparing and despairing

    How to tame the inner critic

    Why creative partnerships expedite success & what to look for in one

    How to follow the flow of creativity

    What playing big is and how you can start to play big in your life today

    Tips for handling criticism

    Why you should NEVER read reviews

    How to recover from creative monsters

    And more!


    Pre-Save my new single, “Freakshow” Here: https://ffm.to/laurenlofreakshow

    Follow me/The Show: @laurenlograsso & @UnleashYourInnerCreative


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    • 58 min
    Legal Advice for Creatives: Copyrights, Contracts, LLCs & Trademarks 101 w/ Legalpreneur, Andrea Sager

    Legal Advice for Creatives: Copyrights, Contracts, LLCs & Trademarks 101 w/ Legalpreneur, Andrea Sager

    Andrea Sager is a lawyer, entrepreneur, podcast host and blogger, best known for the Legalpreneur, podcast and for revolutionizing legal expertise for small business owners and creatives.

    I wanted to have Andrea on the show because she is an incredibly creative lawyer with real, actionable advice for entrepreneurs and artists. Her innovative law practice offers all access memberships (where you pay a flat monthly fee and can access her expertise at any time), flat fee contracts and you can also pay a flat fee to have her file something like a copyright or trademark. It is such a smart, creative and helpful way of practicing law, that really benefits people like you and me. If you ever wondered how to protect your intellectual property, this is the show for you!



    From our conversation you’ll learn:


    How Andrea got the guts to take the leap from her high-paying/soul-sucking law job and start doing what she’s doing now

    How to be a creative in a usually straight-laced field

    The TOP legal mistakes creatives make and how to prevent them

    The importance of LLCs, Copyrights and trademarks + how to file all of them

    Some facts on contracts

    Why you should NEVER use Paypal (SHOOT!) 

    Get out your notebook, because Andrea is coming in HOT with the lawyering - so much helpful information.



    To work with Andrea visit: Andreasager.com 

    Pre-Save my new single, “Freakshow” Here: https://ffm.to/laurenlofreakshow

    Follow me: @laurenlograsso & @UnleashYourInnerCreative


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181 Ratings

DeeVader ,

Dig in!

Lauren is an incredible podcast host who isn't afraid to be real or to go deep! Creativity is such a difficult and subjective topic to discuss, and it's often overlooked, under-appreciated, and confused with "talent", which is also...you guessed it...subjective! If you want to feel inspired, learn something new, come to a greater apprecition of your creativity, and have a good laugh, Lauren LoGrasso has the hook up!

babygotbabs ,

My new go to podcast for inspo and learning

Happened to find this podcast because another account I follow was interviewed. Followed Lauren on IG and she reached out to me right away. Love the positivity and the way the podcasts flow. Gonna binge on them. ☺️

Houa U ,

Coaching session 🤍

Loved hearing the coaching session you did recently. It was reaffirming to follow along as you used the artist’s personal history, her professional & interpersonal strengths, her life patterns, and your intuition in your process as a creative coach. Thank you for sharing this!

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