Cosmo clickbait sending wrong message

By Georgina Lavan. Source: Twitter Cosmopolitan US is under fire after its social media outlet misled readers through a weight loss clickbait. The tweet titled “How This Woman Lost 44 Pounds Without ANY Exercise” sucked audiences into reading about one woman’s weight loss journey, as if the article were to answer all the readers prayers. … Continued

Removing a toxic friend from your life

By Georgina Lavan Resource: Buzznet Growing up, I would every so often hear from my mum “I don’t think you should be friends with X” or “X isn’t the right friend for you”. The thought of this was unbearable!! **insert teenage rant voice** “You don’t know what you’re talking about Mum!” The wise woman my … Continued

Why is I’m A Celebrity promoting weight loss?

By Georgina Lavan Source: Wikipedia First things first, I am not a viewer, nor a fan of the Channel Ten show “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”. This did require me to do a bit of research to find out what the show was about. What drove me to write this were the … Continued

The benefits of mindfulness

By Georgina Lavan The practice of mindfulness stems back thousands of years, originating from traditional practices such as Hinduism and Buddhism. In recent years, mindfulness has taken on a Westernised approach, with resources now available in books, CD’s, phone apps and short courses. The purpose of mindfulness is to be living in the moment, accepting … Continued

Let’s bring laughter back into our lives

By Georgina Lavan Source: Twitter Here’s an unfortunate fact. Research carried out by psychologist Robert Provine found that your average four year old will laugh approximately 300 times per day. Sadly, an adult will laugh only 20 times a day (Source: mentalfloss). Doesn’t seem right, does it? Laughter is an essential part of our livelihood. It … Continued

Running on the Happiness Hamster Wheel

By Georgina Lavan  Source: Like Success We are all at some point in our lives searching for the keys to happiness. It is instilled in us to strive to do our best in school, work, our friendships and relationships. What we often find to be challenging is working out the difference between what we believe … Continued

How social media contributes to FOMO

By Georgina Lavan Source: NUBI You’ve travelled to work/school to find that you’ve left your phone at home. That sickening feeling rises in your stomach – “how am I going to check my Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat today?” Welcome to the world of FOMO, the acronym for ‘fear of missing out’. The Oxford Dictionary defines FOMO as “anxiety … Continued

Making friends as an adult

By Georgina Lavan Making new friends as an adult is hard! When you’re working full time and trying to catch up with the friends you currently have via weddings, baby showers and birthdays, you’re spending all your time doing the obligatory events before even saying “I want to see you” for a movie or a … Continued

16 stories to warm your heart

By Georgina Lavan Sometimes, when we’re having a crappy day, all we need is that perfect story or meme to turn our frown upside down. To give you a quick boost of pleasure today, here are some tales that will make you smile with glee! Source: Popsugar 1. Kuma, is a Shih Tzu-Pekingese from Japan … Continued