The Mental Makeover podcast shares relatable, honest and actionable advice on all things happiness, body image, self-love, relationships, spirituality and reaching your goals. Hosted by Lauren Curtis, social media influencer with over 7 million followers across her platforms. For more, head to @lozcurtis on Instagram or search Lauren Curtis on YouTube!
Does life keep knocking you down? Listen to this!
A month or so ago, I uploaded a podcast episode called 'sooo my life has been a bit of a mess this year', and the response really surprised me. So often when we're going through something tough, we feel isolated and alone; as if we're the only ones having a rough time. It wasn't until I uploaded that episode that I realised the sheer volume of other people in the exact same position, all clinging to a glimmer of hope that things will get better. It got me thinking. I managed to get out of my year-long rough patch, which means I can now look back on it in hindsight, and see it for what it was. I've been able to identify the myriad of lessons I learnt along the way, why seemingly bad things just had to happen in order for me to achieve the result I wanted, what I would do differently next time and what I wouldn't change for the world. It was another reminder of the importance of letting go of the 'hows' and trusting in your end result, no matter how bumpy the road to get there might be. This episode talks through all of that. I hope you enjoy! Please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review if you enjoyed :) x
How to find your purpose in life
From a young age, we're asked what we want to be when we grow up. Then, when we're almost all grown up and about to graduate high school, we're asked again. We feel a pressure to have it all figured out. I need to do well in my exams so that I can graduate with a great grade and get into my preferred university so I can become qualified so I can pursue my dream career so I can be happy. And while that's the path that some people will take, most of us struggle to know what we want to eat for lunch, let alone do for the rest of our lives. I'm one of those people. I've always taken life as it comes (which has thankfully worked well for me so far) and have never been one to plan too far ahead. My life purpose? No idea. Helping people feel good makes me feel good, so perhaps that's what it is, but had I not stumbled onto YouTube in 2011 I probably would have never discovered it. Most of the people in my life have no idea what their purpose is. They don't have one particular passion. If they do, they don't know what to do with it. I honestly believe it's something that 90% of us struggle with, and that's why I wanted to record this episode. I share a different take on what your 'life purpose' might be, and how you can harness that and use it to your advantage. If you enjoyed, please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review :) Thank you!
Q&A: dealing w/ failure, changing life paths, cheating, negative thinking, fear of abandonment + more
Hey guys! Today's ep is a fun one. I received lots of very interesting questions from you all about a large range of topics, and I've picked a handful to cover today. Let me know if you enjoy this format! xx
Just eat the damn burger
How many times a day do you beat yourself up about the food you eat? Do you eat a meal and then immediately feel guilty for doing so? Do you tell yourself you're not allowed to eat certain foods? I've struggled with this my entire life, and it's only the past few years that I've managed to finally get a grip on it. Whether it be viewing certain foods as 'good' or 'bad', limiting my portion sizes so I don't consume too many calories, making myself feel horrible and ashamed for eating junk food even though I enjoy it, or just going on health-kicks every once in a while because I thought I needed to eat 'cleaner', my relationship with food had been strained since I was young. I got to a point where enough was enough. Reece was sick of hearing me complain ever time I ate a delicious meal, and I was sick of the constant self-inflicted guilt trips. If this all sounds familiar, please give this episode a listen. It might help you see things a little differently.
If you enjoyed, please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review if you haven't already - I appreciate it so much! X
We need to talk about racism
In Australia, racism towards Indigenous Australians is embedded into the fabric of our country. It has become part of our culture. It presents itself in subtle, covert ways that make it difficult to pinpoint, so if you pull someone up on their "innocent joke", you'll be shunned and told to "lighten up". Or better yet, to stop being so "politically correct" because it was "just a joke". In a culture that celebrates lightheartedness and demonises taking things too seriously, how do we evolve as a nation? How do we acknowledge our past for what it truly is, and take accountability for the ways in which we are consciously or subconsciously repeating the toxic behaviour that continues to keep Indigenous Australians oppressed and marginalised? While I still have so much to learn myself, I share my perspective on a few small, foundational steps we can all take to help end the institutional racism PoC face every day. It is our responsibility to educate ourselves, not theirs.
Sooo my life has been a bit of a mess this year :)
This year has been a mess for most people... myself ~very much~ included. It all started in January and went downhill pretty quickly from there. Reece and I went from our usual happy, optimistic and upbeat selves to feeling defeated, hopeless and pessimistic. It wasn't just one thing that went wrong; it felt like every time we finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel the tunnel was extended and the light disappeared. I do want to mention that a lot of what went wrong wasn't a huge deal in the scheme of things, and we are so grateful to still have our health in times like these, but this episode is less about what went wrong and more about how it made us feel, and how that ties into the deeper meaning behind everything happening the way it did. It really brought it home that what's meant for you will never miss you and what misses you was never meant for you. I won't give too much away, but if you're interested in listening to a little story time and have an hour and a half (yikes) spare, then I hope you enjoy :) x
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