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The goal of this show is to give you tools to take fear out of the driver’s seat & love yourself enough to go after whatever it is that is on your heart! 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 & claim your right to take up space & pursue your dream!

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The goal of this show is to give you tools to take fear out of the driver’s seat & love yourself enough to go after whatever it is that is on your heart! 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 & claim your right to take up space & pursue your dream!

    The Lessons of Tragedy

    The Lessons of Tragedy

    Today's episode is a tough one. Over the weekend, someone very special to me died suddenly and tragically in a hit and run accident. His name was Mat George. He was the co-host of She Rates Dogs: The Podcast, which I executive produce. He was also a friend and one of the most special, talented, hilarious and kind human beings I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with and producing. Today I share a little about him and about how I am processing the loss and shock. I go through the interesting effect that tragedy can have on your perspective and how it is profoundly altering mine. Ultimately, this episode is about paying tribute to a person who was universally loved and who I adored. It's profoundly rare to meet someone as pure of heart as him ever...Let alone in entertainment. I feel blessed to have known him and his light will be deeply missed. Love you, Mat.



    Links:


    Donate to Operation Breakthrough in memory of Mat George: https://operationbreakthrough.org/how-you-can-help/financial-support 




    To buy a ticket to my music show this Wednesday, 07/21 at 7:30pm: https://shows.fanflex.com/campaigns/lauren-lograsso-live-at-urban-press-winery - 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Operation Breakthrough in Mat's name




    Read the New York Times article that was written about Mat after his passing: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/18/arts/mat-george-dead-hit-and-run-death.html


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    • 11 min
    The Mental Health Benefits Of Creating Your Own Content w/actor & TikToker Michael Judson Berry

    The Mental Health Benefits Of Creating Your Own Content w/actor & TikToker Michael Judson Berry

    On The Guest: Michael Judson Berry is an actor, comedian, and famous TikToker known for his incredible impressions of the characters from Schitt’s Creek. His show “QuaranTea Time” with Moira Rose has gone viral across all social media platforms and resulted in PopSugar dubbing Michael’s as one of the top 15 Best TikToks of 2020.

    From this conversation you’ll learn:


    The pros and cons to the path adjacent to your dreams

    The importance of finding ways to fall back in love with your passion

    How to put your pride aside and ask for help

    How to navigate stigma and guilt surrounding mental health

    The importance of finding people you can open up to

    The importance of finding hobbies outside of your passion

    How to work through imposter syndrome

    Why honesty is the main ingredient in social media success

    How to leave room for hope when experiencing failure

    The power in creating your own content

    The benefit of working solo vs collaborating

    The power of manifesting and telling others what you want

    How to use social media for mentorship and acceptance

    How creating is a form of self-love

    Creative Arts Therapy vs Traditional Therapy

    And so much more!


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    Follow me @LaurenLoGrasso


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Myth of Crowded Spaces, Nice vs. Good + View Your Work w/ Love - Best of Creative Check Ins!

    The Myth of Crowded Spaces, Nice vs. Good + View Your Work w/ Love - Best of Creative Check Ins!

    Hi My Babes! Today's episode of Unleash Your Inner Creative is a compilation of some of my favorite past creative check ins. Including a brand new revelation on rest/relaxation and rejuvenation as a part of the creative process!



    From This Episode You'll Learn: 


    Why I don't believe in crowded spaces 
    How to stop asking the wrong people the right questions & Start focusing your energy on people who see you 
    How to listen to/view your work through loving ears and/or eyes 
    Why it's more important to be good than nice and the difference between nice and kind 



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    • 37 min
    Heal Trauma Through Art + Why Sad Songs Aren’t Really Sad w/ Mary Gauthier

    Heal Trauma Through Art + Why Sad Songs Aren’t Really Sad w/ Mary Gauthier

    Today’s guest is Mary Gauthier, she’s a Grammy Nominated Country singer/songwriter, author, and songwriting coach. Her songs have been recorded by huge artists, including Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, and Candi Staton. Her book is called Saved By A Song, it’s out July 6th. Mary wrote her first Song in her 30s, Moved to Nashville at 40 and Got Nominated for her first Grammy in her late 50s. She is proof that creativity has no time or age limits. She's an inspiration! 



    From this conversation you’ll learn:


    How to find success in purpose VS success in career

    Why you should follow ineffable feelings

    Why reinventing yourself later in life makes more sense than deciding your career at 18

    Why you can’t succeed by doing anything halfway

    Why you can only compare yourself to your younger self

    How to make your own job description

    Find your strengths in your creativity

    The definition of Angsty optimism

    How to find the hope in sadness

    How feeling leads to healing

    The importance of telling others truths through your art

    Tips on how to work with your significant other

    Why romantic love won’t save you

    Why you can only find home in yourself

    Why committing to your art means committing to yourself

    Why therapy is crucial as a part of healing

    How writing a song is like making a movie

    How having empathy is about bearing witness and losing all judgment

    How fiction can tell emotional truth

    How art comes through the artist not from the artist

    Why recovery is about integrating all parts of yourself

    And so much more!



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Allow Your Dreams to Change + Embrace Your Weirdness w/ Christian Bladt

    Allow Your Dreams to Change + Embrace Your Weirdness w/ Christian Bladt

    Christian Bladt is a comedy writer, podcaster, and producer, best known for hosting the Bladtcast podcast, writing and and co-hosting on The Dennis Miller Show and The Dennis Miller Option, and executive producing for AfterBuzz TV, and The Tomorrow Show which is actually where we met! He’s a wildly talented comedy writer, an incredible broadcaster and a great friend, husband and Father!



    From this conversation you’ll learn:


    Why you should embrace your weirdness!

    The importance of being yourself in the entertainment industry

    Why you should allow your dreams to change

    Why no one is above grunt work

    How to work for different personalities

    The importance of figuring out what you REALLY want

    How you can manifest without even knowing it

    How to reinvent yourself as an adult

    How to channel your creativity through other people’s brand

    The importance of dreaming big AND setting expectations

    Why it’s not about the size of the audience

    How having fun can be a career goal

    The importance of supporting your partner’s dreams

    Why joy is more valuable than money

    How kids can inspire your creative output

    And so much more!



    Remember, I'm playing a show at Bar Lubitsch in West Hollywood on Tues, 06/29 at 9pm. Cover is $10 at the door- come on over! 

    Download My new single, "Therapy" Here: FFM.TO/LaurenLoTherapy 

    Follow the show @unleashYourInnerCreative

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    • 58 min
    If You Don’t Like My Work, Don’t Date Me!

    If You Don’t Like My Work, Don’t Date Me!

    Well my babes, I’m fired up! I’m on one in this episode, gotta be honest. I had an interaction with a guy on a dating app who asked to hear my music and his reaction was, well, not ideal...What you’ll hear in this episode is the play-by-play of how our interaction went down and my subsequent thoughts for what it means for you as a dater and/or romantic partner. it’s really an episode about how you can honor someone’s full humanity, and a blatant example of what you can do to not do that. HA. All I can say is protect your creative baby at all costs! Love you.



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