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Mental Makeover

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!

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A very intimate Q&A with my boyfriend Reece

Hellooo! By now, most of you will probably be familiar with my boyfriend of almost 5 years, Reece. He's the love of my life, my best friend and my soul mate. He's also super shy so it takes a bit of coercing to get him to agree to film a video or record a podcast hehehe but this particular Q&A (Q's asked by you guys) he really enjoyed and gave sooo many personal, insightful and helpful answers. It became quite an intimate discussion about almost everything in our lives (whether it be as a couple or individually), so I really hope you get something out of it :) You can find Reece on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/reeceddaniel/ or on his business page https://bonhommewatches.com/ x

1hr 4mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Ask Lauren: Toxic Friendships, Disloyal Friends + Finding New Friends

Do you have friends that never seem to be happy for you and your achievements? Do they talk behind your back and put no effort into the friendship? Do you wish you had friends but can't seem to meet new people or don't know how to? I asked my followers on Instagram (@lozcurtis) what they needed advice on and toxic friendships was the most common response. Tune in to listen to my take on personal questions asked by real people! For more, head to @lozcurtis, @mentalmakeoverpodcast or www.youtube.com/laurencurtis :)

35mins

27 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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Your expectations are destroying your happiness

How many times have you had an idea of how something would pan out, only to be left feeling disappointed and underwhelmed? You thought your boyfriend would be able to read your mind somehow and do all of the cute things you wanted him to, but when he didn't meet those expectations you became upset and an argument broke out. Perhaps you expected to be married with kids by now, and because you're not quite there, you feel like you've failed. Maybe you thought your business would be more successful by this stage, but because it's still taking a while to get off the ground, you feel unaccomplished and unfulfilled. More often that not, expectations lead to disappointment, so why do we keep doing it to ourselves? How do we stop it? Let's chat! (If you're enjoying the podcast please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review - THANK YOU!)

14mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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Stop comparing yourself on Instagram!

Do you think Instagram has had a positive or negative effect on your life? Our feeds are full of beautiful, successful, wealthy, happy people whose lives seem to be perfect. That's great for them, but what does it mean for the rest of us leading normal, boring lives in comparison? How can we stop getting sucked into the comparison game - and why are we even sucked in in the first place? Listen to find out :) If you're enjoying this podcast please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review! Thank you so much x

31mins

30 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Single and dating? Please listen to this!

I came across an Instagram post with a very insightful caption about dating and I wanted to talk through it with you guys!

15mins

9 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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The TRUTH about diet culture + profitable insecurities

Diet culture is a vulture that preys on the insecure, the unconfident and the naive. According to Google, it "worships thinness and equates it to health and moral virtue", and "oppresses people who don’t match up with its supposed picture of 'health'". You might not know it yet, but your fears and insecurities are big business, and when money talks, do these companies you trust really have your best interests at heart?If you enjoyed, please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review on iTunes! I appreciate it so much x

21mins

3 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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Karissa Pukas and I discuss why we once hated each other and how we came back from it

Karissa Pukas and I have an interesting past. We first connected online back in 2011, and met in person in 2013. We filmed two videos together, one at my house in Perth and another in Sydney with Shannon, Chloe and myself (who remembers?!). All was well until it... wasn't. Something happened (tune in to find out what) and that was the end of our friendship. I blocked Karissa from everything and she unfollowed me right back. I'm a grudge holder, so I genuinely thought that was the end of that chapter for good. It wasn't until I heard from Karissa years later that we were able to reconnect and go over what happened between us; this time with a bit more maturity at our disposal. This episode goes into all of the nitty gritty details about why Karissa was mad at me, why I was mad at her and how we came to a resolution years later. We've both learnt so much over the years and came to discover that we actually have way more in common now, then we ever did before. It's a great story full of lots of life lessons, so we hope you enjoy. You can find Karissa at: http://youtube.com/karissapukas and https://www.instagram.com/karissapukas/ :)

29mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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Can loyalty sometimes be a bad thing?

Of course we all know that every relationship (friendship or romantic) needs to be built on mutual loyalty to one another, but where do you draw the line? Is there a point at which you begin to give too much of yourself in order to be loyal to someone else, especially when they probably wouldn't do the same for you? I tend to be fiercely loyal, which I feel only really benefits the other person, and leaves me feeling a bit exhausted. It's been on my mind after seeing a meme about it on Twitter, so let's chat! Let me know your opinion over on @lozcurtis or @mentalmakeoverpodcast on Instagram x

19mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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Q&A with The Skin Fairy: pimple popping and pore strips, are they really that bad?

As many of you will know, I have been seeing Carmen McNamara aka The Skin Fairy for at least 4 or 5 years now. She's helped me tremendously throughout the years, but more so now since going off the contraceptive pill and experiencing hormonal breakouts. I have received so many messages asking if I could interview her and pick her brains, so that's exactly what I'm doing in this episode! I asked you guys what questions you'd like for her to answer, and then I picked the most commonly asked or interesting ones. I hope you enjoy! You can find Carmen on Instagram at @theskinfairy_, @skinfairyclinic and www.skinfairyclinic.com.au.

40mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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The confronting truth about sponsored posts

The stigma around sponsored posts is still very much alive and thriving, and I almost think that might actually be a good thing. The social media industry is booming, influencers are cashing in, and a lot of the time they're not even disclosing their sponsorships. Many are banking cheques for promoting products they've barely used and it begs the question: who can you really trust? While I pride myself on being 100% honest 100% of the time, I know that many people can't say the same, and it's why I think the distrust of sponsored content might actually be a good thing: it encourages people to be aware, to ask questions and to avoid being taken advantage of. You're absolutely always safe on my page, you never have to question if I've prioritised money over integrity (ever), but I still want you to be fully informed about the almost 'secret' world of sponsorships and paid posts. Please let me know what you think of today's episode, and if you enjoyed it, don't forget to subscribe, rate and review! THANK YOU ❤️

30mins

23 Sep 2019

Rank #10

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Should I leave my relationship?

How do I know if he's into me? Does he see a future with me? Why doesn't he text me back? How soon is too soon to expect exclusivity? Should I leave him? Does he like me? Do I deserve better? Why do I always date losers? Why am I always getting cheated on? If you've ever asked yourself one of these questions (or maybe even all of them), this episode is for you - and I'll give it to you straight! Please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review if you enjoyed today's episode! It means that others can find the podcast and hopefully gain some clarity on their own situation! Lots of love x

19mins

11 Jun 2019

Rank #11

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Quick Flick founder Iris Smit on her mind-blowing, unconventional journey from trauma to triumph

This episode is... mind blowing! I got goosebumps so many times and had to edit out my hundreds of "WOW" remarks (I couldn't help myself!). I really struggled to pick a title because nothing could succinctly summarise how interesting, engaging, informative, inspirational and truly unbelievable her story is. You've probably heard of The Quick Flick by now (winged eyeliner stamp for those who haven't), and maybe even her new venture Beauty Fridge. Iris Smit is only 24 and has managed to build a $15 million dollar empire in 2 years. From the outside, everything seemed perfect. Booming business; long term relationship; dream car; dream life, right? Despite every box being ticked, Iris was unhappier than she'd ever been. After experiencing horrific trauma as a child, she had no identity, no control, nothing to call her own and subsequently felt completely numb. It's the story of what came next that truly blew my mind in more ways than one. I won't spoil it because it deserves to be heard in context and in its entirety. Thank you so much to Iris (@irisjade, @thequickflick, @beautyfridge) for joining me on the podcast, I think this will remain one of my favourite episodes for a very long time x

1hr 12mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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Ask Lauren: plastic surgery regrets, cheating & finding motivation

Do I regret my plastic surgery? What advice would I give to a younger me? How would I overcome cheating? How do I stay motivated? How am I so happy all the time? These are just some of the questions I answered in today's Ask Lauren episode! If you enjoyed please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review - thank you so much! :) x

37mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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She's on the Money's Victoria Devine shares powerful money tips you NEED to know

What's your relationship with money like? Do you struggle to save, wish you knew how to budget, or can't get yourself out of debt? Do you feel pressured to buy a house and stop renting? Do you regularly use Afterpay and UberEats? Do you understand what shares are, and the impact of smart investments? Or, do you just have limiting money beliefs that you want to conquer? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, this episode is for you. Victoria Devine from She's on the Money (listen here) sheds invaluable light on all of these topics and more, and some of her answers will shock you! If you enjoyed today's episode, please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review! It means so much :) xxx

52mins

30 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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YouTuber scandals: let's talk about them

Let's be real: we've all indulged in gossip before. Someone you know (or maybe even don't know) has done something to upset you or someone close to you, and so you talk about it. Maybe with one person, maybe with 10, maybe with more. You feel justified in doing so, because they did something wrong, right? You want that person to be held accountable, so you seek justice in the form of forming a group of people together who know how bad that person is and doesn't want to be friends with them anymore. You've won, because you've proven that you're innocent and they're guilty. Most of the time though, these things blow over. Everyone moves on and becomes friends again. Some feelings might have been hurt, but that's about it. Now, let's consider what happens when a YouTuber has a scandal. Tens of thousands (if not millions) of people join together to actively ruin someone's career. They want them to lose their jobs, their income, their stability, their friends, their support, their sanity and sometimes, when it gets bad enough, their lives. All for what? A bad makeup launch, a misconstrued tweet, befriending the wrong person or a mistake they made when they were a teenager, over 10 years ago? Internet culture has taken a turn for the worse, and someone needs to speak up about it. Let's chat... If you enjoyed today's episode, please leave a rating and a review and subscribe if you haven't already :) You can also follow my Instagram page here! x

38mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Break up with your breakup!

Breakups can be soul-destroying, and sometimes it feels like there's no light at the end of the tunnel. I'm here to remind you that the light is most certainly there and it's not as far away as you think! I share all of the gritty details about my own breakup experience, and talk you through the tools I used that helped me come out on top, stronger than ever. I hope you enjoy; please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review so that anyone else who might be struggling through a breakup can find this episode! I love you guys x

38mins

30 May 2019

Rank #16

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There's still time! When life feels like a race against the clock

This episode is all about staying in your lane and running your own race. Too often we focus our attention on what everyone around us is doing, and use those observations as markers for success in our own lives. Do we even truly want that for ourselves? Do we feel ready for that? Do we need that? I think it's important to remind ourselves every now and then that life isn't a journey that looks the same for everyone. Stop looking at who's behind, alongside or in front of you - it doesn't matter. Focus on living a life that feels authentic and joyful and fulfilling! I love you guys - thanks for tuning in again. If you enjoyed today's episode please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review! THANK YOU :)

20mins

2 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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The law of attraction for dummies

Perhaps you've heard about 'manifesting' or the 'law of attraction' and you're intrigued but not quite sure where to start. Perhaps you've had lots of experience with it and you just want to hear about someone else's experience. Or, perhaps you think it's some mumbo-jumbo hippie stuff and you're keen for a laugh. Regardless of what caused you to tune in, I'm here to share my 2 cents on what the law of attraction means to me and why I think it's so powerful. If you'd like a part two or have any specific questions you'd like me to answer about it all, send me a DM over on @mentalmakeoverpodcast or @lozcurtis :) Please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review if you enjoyed today's episode! Thanks guys x

34mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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How to use the law of attraction to successfully manifest your goals

The response to my first episode on the law of attraction was epic! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Many of you wanted a follow-up on what was discussed, so here it is! This is a foolproof guide to using the law of attraction, and what common mistakes you might be making that are sabotaging your results. I love discussing this stuff, so I hope you enjoy! Please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review if you haven't already - THANK YOU :) x

27mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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Do you REALLY want to turn your hobby into a career?

This episode might make some people uncomfortable because it goes against the saying "do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life". I think that statement is very naive and ignorant to the reality of business and being your own boss, and gives people a false sense of hope that monetising your passions will always end well. The truth: it might have the opposite effect. In this episode I talk through why I feel that sometimes hobbies should be left as just that: hobbies, and why the opportunity to make money from them should only be considered if you're primarily driven by financial success, or business success, and NOT happiness! I hope you enjoy, and please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review! THANK YOU :)

23mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #20