Almost 30

By Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik

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Tune in for a new episode every Tuesday and Thursday to hear our honest conversations about topics like wellness, entrepreneurship, spirituality & self-development. IT’S REAL, IT’S RAW AND IT’S UNFILTERED. Inspired by our transition from our twenties to our thirties we realized it’s so much more than that. Almost 30’s mission is to provide you with the tools & motivation you need to propel your personal growth and to navigate any transition in your life. We are an online and offline space where listeners can gather, relate and connect to one another in our beautiful and global community.

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Ep. 228 - Catt Sadler on the Equal Pay Movement, Collaborative Parenting + Empowering Women
01:40:03

Today we are sitting down with Catt Sadler, the three-time Emmy-winning journalist, previous host on E!, and host of the podcast NAKED with Catt Sadler.  We are incredibly inspired by Catt’s ability to be vulnerable and honest with us about her experience leaving the E! network to stand up for equal pay in December of 2017. Catt is a powerful voice for women, and has inspired so many to stand up for what they deserve. In this episode we delve into the struggles of being a woman in show business—the outer forces at play, how crucial it is to know your worth, and how to feel safe in your own skin when you’re in the spotlight. We also discuss what parenting is like in today’s digital age, especially with teenagers. Catt shares with us her experience with collaborative parenting after divorce, and how being a child of divorce directly affects her parenting style. This truly showcases the importance of consuming meaningful information, empowering one another, and trusting your inner knowing. 

 

We also talk about:

  • What parenting is like in today’s digital age (especially with teens!)
  • Cultivating a positive self-image when you’re in the spotlight
  • Staying true to yourself in the entertainment industry
  • What it means to stand in your truth
  • How Catt uses her platform to make a difference for women, at the risk of being blacklisted
  • The women who stood with Catt during her departure with E!

 

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Jun 13, 2019
Ep. 227 - The Keto Diet, Chinese Medicine + Finding Purpose for Optimal Health with Dr. Axe
01:20:17

Today we are joined with author of the book Keto Diet and founder of the wildly popular and trusted, Ancient Nutrition, Dr. Josh Axe!  Dr. Axe is a doctor of chiropractic, natural medicine doctor, and clinical nutritionist who also started a world renowned functional medicine center in Nashville, TN.  

 

He begins by opening up about the journey his mom faced with cancer, and how this shaped his relationship with food and medicine. We dive into the many benefits of going keto, from hormone balancing to breaking that sugar addiction, and you’ll learn how to get started on this clean, anti-inflammatory diet. Dr. Axe’s appreciate for and knowledge of Chinese medicine had us taking copious notes for our own health.  The connection between food, emotions and organs is fascinating. We also discuss why herbs should be a staple in each of our homes .

 

We also talk about:

  • Keto diet and herbs for hormonal balance (at all ages!)
  • The relationship between foods and organ health
  • Gut-brain connection & probiotic use (learn #1 probiotic we are missing!)
  • The negative effects and overuse of antibiotics
  • Strength vs. Cardio training vs. Interval training
  • Personal growth in the way of helping others

 

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Jun 11, 2019
Ep. 226 - Your Inner Parent, The Truth of Your Soul + The Healing Power of Tarot with Lindsay Mack
01:30:14

Today on the podcast we welcome Lindsay Mack, the creator of Soul Tarot, and host of the popular Tarot for the Wild Soul podcast. Soul Tarot is a reinterpretation and intentional utilization of the Tarot as a healing tool, assisting us in differentiating the noise of our brain from the truth of our soul. Soul Tarot is a fusion of Lindsay’s 23 years of experience reading and studying Tarot, her work with her mentor, Michelle Sinnette, her own healing journey through complex PTSD/chronic illness, and channeled wisdom from her Guides.

 

Through her regularly sold out workshops, retreats and online Tarot courses, Lindsay has had the profound honor of teaching Soul Tarot to thousands of people from all around the world. In our conversation with Lindsey, the three of us talk about the origins of Tarot, how Lindsay uses it in her day to day, and using Tarot for yourself as a tool in your own journey. Lindsay also shares her path of healing through PTSD and chronic illness, and how her spiritual side has helped her through these hardships.

 

We also talk about:

  • Feeling like she finally found her calling
  • How she found help in her darkest moments
  • Reparenting ourselves
  • Working on herself solo, and with her partner
  • Identifying as a queer woman
  • Staying committed to being yourself
  • Tarot spreads and questions that Lindsay loves to use
  • Guidance for 2019

 

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Jun 06, 2019
Ep. 225 - Building Your Dream Business with The Skimm Founders Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg
01:12:01

Today we are joined by theSkimm co-founders, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg. In 2012, friends Carly and Danielle created this subscription based newsletter full of easy to digest news stories. The Skimm makes it easier to live a smarter life by integrating in the routines of their target audience, female millennials. In our conversation today, the four of us talk about creating culture within a growing company, starting a business with your close friend and what challenges that brings, building a team, and much more.

 

We also talk about:

  • Leaving their jobs to start the Skimm
  • Deciding what to spend their money on
  • Staying aligned with one another + letting other people in
  • Self-care and setting boundaries
  • The upcoming book + tour for Carly and Danielle

 

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Jun 04, 2019
Ep. 224 - On Being Human: Living Real and Listening Deeply with Jen Pastiloff
01:30:54

Today we are sitting down with Jen Pastiloff, author, speaker, and the creator of the workshop series, On Being Human. In her workshops, Jen bring women together along with movement, writing, sharing, and fun in order to create space for awakenings within her guests. Jen has been featured in multiple popular media outlets for her unique style of teaching, which has led to helping thousands of women all over the world. When you’re around Jen, you have no choice but to be yourself. In our conversation today, Jen shares personal journey with hearing loss, the healing process around her father passing away in his late thirties, and the turning point moment in her life where she had a direct connection to her soul.

 

We also talk about:

  • The cost of hearing aids + the BS story that Jen had surrounding receiving them
  • Stepping into the idea that she was worthy enough to write her book
  • Working through depression and anxiety
  • How to listen better with your heart
  • Being a no bullshit mom
  • Bearing witness

 

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May 30, 2019
Ep. 223 - Lizzy Jeff: The Queen of Cannabis on Stepping Into Your Greatness + Connecting to Your Body
01:32:41

Lizzy Jeff, medicine woman and leader of an emerging renaissance, joins us on today’s episode. She is dedicated to elevating consciousness through plant medicine, art and radical self love. Lizzy is an advocate for ascension on SO many levels, with the belief that cannabis & self love is the gateway to the universal healing we need on this planet. In her curated pop-up events, Zen + Kush, Lizzy incorporates marijuana into high frequency creative expression.

 

We love that Lizzy is constantly pushing boundaries and challenging those around her to fully embrace their most authentic selves. In our conversation today, Lizzy shares her journey with us and what it means to be truly high vibe. Lizzy serves as a beautiful reminder that we can have open, grounded, and elevated conversations wherever we go, and this conversation showcases that :)

 

We also talk about:

  • Being a CBD being
  • Honoring our womb
  • Lizzy’s self-love awakening
  • The shifting that’s happening across the world
  • Why being creative is so important to Lizzy
  • Moving forward consciously

 

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May 28, 2019
Ep. 222 - Our Queendom, The Matrix + Unconditional Love with Shaman Durek
01:57:40

Today’s episode with Shaman Durek is MUCH anticipated.  Buckle up! We were ready and willing to go where we have not gone before and holy holy were we cracked open!  A spiritual guide and gifted healer, Shaman Durek acts as a bridge between the spiritual and physical planes, applies ancient spiritual wisdom, coupled with decades of devoted study and practice, to help bring success, happiness and healing into people's lives. He is also an author, activist and a women’s empowerment leader.

 

In our conversation today, Shaman Durek dives deep into his ideas on the “Queendom”, what the matrix truly is, and how women can and should be tapping into their power and intuition every moment of every day. Shaman Durek was so generous and gave Lindsey and Krista  incredibly powerful readings, which get especially personal and emotional, but open so much up for each of us.

 

We also talk about:

  • Letting others serve you while you serve others
  • Being data open
  • The shifts and changes of health and wellness
  • What Queens do + the you-first movement
  • The parties that we need to be having for ourselves

 

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May 23, 2019
Ep. 221 - Codependency, Addiction + Conscious Uncoupling with Danika Brysha and Billy Haley
01:48:14

Our guests today are Danika Brysha and Billy Haley! Danika is our dear friend and the founder and CEO of Model Meals, as well as a successful model.. Billy is a private chef and the owner of Culinary Recovery Foods. Together, the two toured the United States in 2018 to host The Brunch Series, a workshop style gathering to define and design self-care for each woman in attendance.  Lindsey and Krista had the privilege of attending the series in Boston and were blown away by how Danika’s vulnerability and strength empowered every woman there to take an honest look at where they could be taking better care of their mind, body and spirit.  In our conversation today, we hear from Danika and Billy in the middle of their conscious uncoupling, speaking on how that has been both healthy for their relationship together and incredibly painful at times.. This episode is for those trying to navigate relationships, those struggling to understand loved ones in recovery, for those in relationships where you aren’t sure of the outcome but know you need space, and for human beings who are dying to communicate honestly and openly with those they love most.. We are honored that Danika and Billy  chose our platform to share their experiences and current status

 

We also talk about:

  • Planning out the Brunch Series

  • Discovering their codependency dynamic

  • Having intuitive hits in the relationship

  • Shame from the past overpowering love from family and friends

  • The importance of doing the work on yourself

  • Mindful masculinity and what it means to Danika and Billy

  • Using energy work and hypnotherapy to heal

  • Recovery steps being applicable to anyone

  • Billy’s relationship with a higher power

  • Having real, honest conversations

 

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May 21, 2019
Ep. 220 - Lauren Scruggs Kennedy on How Tragedy Defined the True Meaning of Beauty
01:39:13

Today we are joined by Lauren Scruggs Kennedy, a business woman, NY Times Best-Selling Author, activist and blogger. Lauren’s story is one of extreme determination and growth after a tragic accident. Several years ago, Lauren was pulled into the propeller engine of a plane and lost her arm and her eye. In the wake of the accident, her faith in God and in herself is now unshakeable.  But it was a long road to get to where she is now. Lauren’s passion to bring hope, restore dignity, and ignite faith in girls and women with limb loss inspired the Lauren Scurggs Kennedy Foundation. The foundation provides beautiful cosmetic coverings for prostheses. In our conversation today, Lauren shares her personal journey with us all, the work she’s doing to help other women living with limb loss, and how her parent’s relationship influenced all of her future relationships.

 

We also talk about:

  • What she learned from her parents choice to be vulnerable with her
  • Her accident The fears from the aftermath of her accident
  • Experiencing PTSD over a year after her accident
  • EMDR sessions
  • How Lauren met her husband, Jason Kennedy
  • Building confidence + helping others do the same
  • The Lauren Scruggs Kennedy Foundation
  • The Beautifully Flawed Retreat she founded with Bethany Hamilton

 

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May 16, 2019
Ep. 219 - Krista Williams on Her Ayahuasca Experience + Learning Her Superpower
01:14:04

Today, Krista shares her unique experience with ayahuasca  Just a few weeks ago, Lindsey shared her own personal ayahuasca experience, so be sure to give that one a listen, too!  The girls felt that it was important to share their own unique experiences, explain what scared them, what they found to be transformative and what wasn’t.  Even though Krista feels that she is still discovering her journey and receiving downloads on the lessons she’s meant to learn, she wanted to share her experience thus far.  For her, the most profound takeaways have been in the subtle moments. As always, this solo episode is as honest as it gets!

 

Krista talks about:

  • Feeling the medicine call her
  • The reservations that Krista had towards ayahuasca
  • The three things to ask the medicine
  • Allowing herself to operate from the heart
  • Being shown her sexual traumas
  • The power of saying “no”
  • Calling in kindness
  • Stretching her energetic field to a point of discomfort

 

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May 14, 2019
Ep. 218 - The Science of Ayahuasca + Processing Trauma with Dr. Jeff McNairy
01:25:31

Today we have Dr. Jeff McNairy from Rythmia joining us on the podcast. Dr. McNairy is bridging the gap between ancient modalities and western psychology through plant medicine practices. Dr. McNairy has worked in a variety of medical environments and seen the struggle individuals have when actually trying to heal. Through Dr. McNairy’s intense experience with the most desperate patient populations (addiction, acute mental health, and trauma), he has seen that the only real healing can come from within. In this conversation, recorded in Costa Rica at Rythmia, Dr. McNairy shares the medical perspective on what is happening in our brains and bodies while taking plant medicine, what about the medicine is creating the reprogramming, and his own personal journey of connecting with Gerard Powell and joining the team at Rythmia.

 

We also talk about:

  • Jeff’s work at Passages Malibu
  • Why we face our traumas while taking plant medicine
  • Purging and why that happens
  • How to dose ayahuasca
  • The research aspects of plant medicine
  • Jeff’s favorite stories from working at Rythmia
  • Preparing for an ayahuasca experience

 

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May 09, 2019
Ep. 217 - Lindsey Simcik on Her Ayahuasca Experience + The Importance of Ceremony
01:48:38

Today Lindsey is riding solo and sharing her experience with the incredibly powerful plant medicine, Ayahuasca. A few weeks ago, both Krista and Lindsey traveled to Rythmia in Costa Rica for a healing ceremony led by last week’s guest, Gerard Powell– be sure to give his episode a listen! In today’s episode, Lindsey is coming on solo to share her full experience with ayahuasca; real, raw, and unapologetically.

 

Lindsey also talks about:

  • The opportunity to experience ayahuasca
  • Her first night experience at Rythmia
  • The initial download that she received
  • Learning it’s necessary to mother yourself
  • Experiencing her own birth
  • Following and expressing her feelings again
  • Going to the ocean after the experience
  • What Lindsey has been integrating since her experience

 

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May 07, 2019
Ep. 216 - Sh*t The Moon Said: Gerard Powell on How Ayahuasca Saved His Life
01:09:03

Today we are sitting down with Gerard Powell, the owner of Rythmia Life Advancement Center, a healing center in Costa Rica. In March we were able to spend time at Rythmia and had a plant medicine experience ourselves, and are so grateful for Gerard’s team helping us feel safe and supported. In this episode, Gerard shares his journey before welcoming in plant medicine, and how he now lives his life after experiencing the healing properties of ayahuasca. Gerard also talks about creating his healing center, and how he’s been able to help facilitate so many beginnings of others’ healing journeys as well.

 

We also talk about:

  • The struggles Gerard faced early on in his life
  • How he feels about his past self
  • The surgeries that occur within a plant medicine ceremony
  • Being true and authentic to yourself
  • How to know when you’re ready to experience plant medicine

 

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May 02, 2019
Ep. 215 - Don’t Just Sit There: Meditation, Motherhood + The Mindset of Abundance with Biet Simkin
01:25:59

BECOMING.  RESPONSIBILITY.  WISDOM. IMPERFECT PRACTICE.  MOTHERHOOD. MEDITATION. Biet Simkin returns to Almost 30 nearly two years after we first spoke to her.  Since we have become dear friends and have collaborated and connected on a very deep level. She brought her daughter Cash to the studio, which made our entire year.  This child is other wordly and so beautiful.

 

Biet is one of only a handful of teachers in the U.S. qualified to bring meditation to the masses; featured in numerous popular media publications, Biet has led meditations at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, Sundance Film Festival, and luxury hotels from Los Angeles to the Amalfi Coast. She is a dear friend and a woman who inspires us to always dig deep and lean in to what is hard.  In our conversation today, Biet talks to us about breaking negative thought patterns, her new book, welcoming more abundance into her life, and so much more.

 

We also talk about:

  • What pregnancy looked like for Biet
  • The mindset around becoming a mother
  • Shifting her mindset for allowing abundance in
  • The connection she felt with her mother while being pregnant
  • The Law of 7
  • What Biet’s new breathwork practices look like

 

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Apr 30, 2019
Ep. 214 - The Power of Orgasms, Sex Education + How Our Sexuality Impacts our Everyday Relationships with Sexpert Michelle Hope
01:28:29

HOLISTIC SEX. MASTURBATION. SEXUAL EDUCATION.  DISSOLVING THE SHAME. NON-JUDGEMENT. THE POWER OF THE BRAIN.  Here we go fam! The incredible Michelle Hope, sexpert and sexologist, joins us on the podcast today.  Michelle has developed a unique voice in helping people identify how sexuality is impacting their everyday relationships. It is Michelle’s goal to reach the masses to engage in real, raw and unapologetic conversations about sexuality. In our conversation today, the three of us talk about the current state of our education system and sex education, the prominent ideas of sex and sexuality, and reproductive oppression history. Michelle also brings up the spiritual variables that we don’t bring up often enough when it comes to sexuality and sex education, and why it’s so important to be talking about.

 

We also talk about:

  • The interview that Michelle had on Whoreible Decisions regarding R.Kelly
  • How to celebrate sexuality + the problem with porn in the United States
  • The full spectrum of sexualization and sex health
  • Shame around sex and how to remove it
  • Achieving the orgasm you want
  • Fight the patriarchy, get a vibrator  
  • Talking about sex with your partner

 

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Apr 25, 2019
Ep. 213 - Conscious Relationships, Radical Honesty + The Concept of “Deserving” with Krista Williams
01:28:51

CONSCIOUS RELATIONSHIPS.  THE SHADOW SELF. ENERGETICS.  WORTHINESS. Today we have a special one for you, Almost 30 Nation.  Krista was interviewed on a podcast recently, and it was too incredible not to share! Natalia Benson, an astrologer and women’s empowerment coach, interviewed Krista for her podcast in a segment called Power Babe Interviews. The two talk deeply about conscious relationships, growing in a relationship, and calling in those beautiful conscious partnerships. Krista also shares her struggle early on truly expressing herself and vocalizing her feelings, ways she stays centered, and being radically honest with herself in order to open even more opportunities up.

 

We also talk about:

  • Krista’s story growing up + struggling with depression
  • The concept around “deserving”
  • Using tapping as a tool
  • Acknowledging the shadow side of ourselves
  • Energy management
  • Krista’s advice for other women
  • Natalia looks at Krista’s natal chart

 

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Apr 23, 2019
Ep. 212 - The Archetype Diet: Finding Body Balance Through Food, Feelings + Spirituality with Dana James
01:41:29

Today on Almost 30, the intelligent, quick-witted Dana James joins us! Dana is a triple certified nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner and cognitive behavioral therapist. She is a big believer in addressing both the tangible and intangible, and places self-worth at the center of the weight-loss conversation. Dana is the founder of Food Coach NYC, where she has helped over three thousand women decode their body fat. In our conversation today, the three of us talk about the four different archetypes from her book, The Archetype Diet, and what each archetype works best with when it comes to food, lifestyle, and exercise. Dana also shares her own journey with health and nutrition, and how she got into this line of work.

 

We also talk about:

  • Reprogramming what we eat
  • Examples from different clients Dana has seen
  • The role of metabolism with hormones
  • Paying attention to the gut microbiome
  • The subconscious and the role it plays  
  • Stress reducing practices + your sense of self
  • What it’s like to work with Dana
  • The archetypes for men

 

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Apr 18, 2019
Ep. 211 - The LA Foster Care System, Social Work + How We Can Help
01:32:31

We are so grateful for today’s episode and today’s guest, sharing her story and providing an inside look at what it’s like to be a social worker in the foster care system today. On a previous episode, we had mentioned how we’d like to be educated more on the foster care system, and an incredible member of #almost30nation reached out to share her story. This conversation today is emotional, insightful, and is sure to offer you a clearer picture of the field of social work and the world foster kids live in today.

 

Words from our guest:

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working and residing in Los Angeles County. I work with children, teenagers, and families with severe histories of trauma and mental illness. The children and families I work with are a part of the LA County foster care system. I support my clients by helping them process their trauma, empowering them to reach their full potential, advocating for their needs, navigating the foster care system, and guiding them through the roller coaster journey they are on. I have never met more resilient people than my clients, and they inspire me to do this challenging work and be the best version of myself day in and day out.

 

I am originally from the Bay Area and moved to the East Coast to complete my Master of Social Work (MSW) program at New York University. About 5 years ago, I moved to Los Angeles and began working within the LA County Department of Mental Health and Department of Children and Family Services. I was working with a 13 yr old female client who was very suicidal. I was going to her home 3-4 times weekly for therapy sessions to ensure she was safe, had someone to talk to, and could work through her suicidal thoughts. As our time was coming to an end, we wrote each other letters as part of our termination and goodbye process. In her letter to me she wrote, "thank you for letting me realize that life is worth living" THIS is the reason I do what I do.

 

Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it can change the world for one person. Honestly, that is what motivates me day in and day in. That is what I find so rewarding about my job. I know I am not going to “save” all my clients. I know some will fall through the cracks. But I also know that if I can make an impact on just one child, that I am helping change the world for that one person.

 

Statistics (from CASA organization):

Foster youth in LA is 30,000

33% of California’s foster youth currently reside in LA County

73% of foster youth have spent two or more years in the system

38% of youth have had five or more foster care placements

Less than 50% of foster youth graduate from high school and only 3% graduate from college

33% of girls in foster care become pregnant at least once by age 17

25% of youth aging out of foster care will be incarcerated within two years

At age 19, 60% of former foster youth are unemployed

27% of the homeless population spent time in foster care

Only 3% graduate from college

Half of all young adults who age out of foster care end up homeless or incarcerated.

75% of young women in foster care report at least one pregnancy by age 21

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Being in court with her client + the back and forth of cases
  • What drew her to the field of social work
  • Educating others on the foster care system + the money involved in fostering
  • Vetting to be a foster parent
  • How a child ends up in the foster care system
  • Signs of abuse to look out for
  • Working with rauma
  • Preparing for a child a loving family
  • The types of therapies that she uses with her clients
  • Fost-Adopt + adoption and how to go about it in the US
  • The process to work in social work
  • Figuring out boundaries and self-care
  • How we can help

 

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Apr 16, 2019
Ep. 210 - Live with Lacy Phillips: Manifesting, Magnetizing + The Shadow Self
01:41:25

Everyone stop what you are doing. She’s back. Lacy Phillips!!  This master of manifestation joins us LIVE at Soho House in West Hollywood to talk all things, well, manifestation! Our dear friend and former podcast guest, Millana Snow of Wellness Official, asked us to co-host an elevated summer series.   In this episode, you will hear our chat with Lacy, as well as a riveting, inspiring, and relatable Q&A. Questions covered relationships with others, fostering romantic relationships, magnetizing money, all the way to manifesting your dream life. This conversation is real and in-the-moment.  Attendees, including us, are figuring out blocks and triggers, just like you. Lacy is so grounded, loving, and honest in her answers, offering so much help to the audience– and you!– to truly expand into alignment.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • How Lacy grew up + beginning to understand manifestation
  • Getting the signs to teach manifestation
  • Taking a critical look at your shadow self + reparenting
  • Opening up to receive and magnetize more money
  • Recognizing and calling in expanders
  • What the “dark” period is + how to come out the other side of it
  • Where to begin with manifestation
  • Working through trauma and EMDR
  • Revisiting phases in reparenting work
  • Being in the process of expansion in business
  • Figuring out your shadow trigger words
  • Determining the clarity of what you want
  • Using Human Design as a tool

 

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Apr 11, 2019
Ep. 209 - The Truth About Burnout, Imposter Syndrome, and Paving Your Path Financially with Nicole Lapin
01:27:39

Nicole Lapin, the NYT bestselling author of Rich Bitch and Boss Bitch and the host of Hatched on CBS, is BACK. Nicole is our go-to gal for everything finance, money management, and financial empowerment. She helps take the shame and guilt out of financial wellness, and creates space for feeling good about our money decisions and desires. If you haven’t listened to our first episode with Nicole, be sure to check it out! In our conversation today, Nicole shares the inspiration behind her books, dealing with the grief surrounding her father’s death, and the BS around money, dating, and doing it all, especially as women. PLUS Nicole answers questions from Almost 30 Nation!

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Where Nicole’s financial grit came from
  • How Nicole recovered from serious burnout
  • Happiness and success being fluid
  • Reframing your mindset on your job
  • Interviewing Justin Beiber + other celebs at the start of her career
  • Dealing with imposter syndrome
  • Paving the way as a female entrepreneur + refusing to cut her hair
  • Student loans, 401k’s, Roth IRA’s and the money market
  • Being an example for yourself and your children
  • Nicole’s dating life + masculine and feminine energy

 

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Apr 09, 2019
Ep. 208 - A Hilarious Conversation on Hollywood, Dad-Life, and Marriage with Jerry O’Connell
01:42:37

#Almost30nation!!  Give it up for Jerry O’Connell!  Jerry is a mega talented actor, hilarious and humble human, and a stellar dad and husband.  He made his acting debut in the iconic film Stand By Me and has been working consistently ever since.  What we love about Jerry is the levity and passion he brings to every opportunity.  He is eager to learn, whether in front of the camera acting, or behind it directing.  He is generous with his time and quick to help those in and out of the business. His mark on Hollywood is constantly evolving and we’re pretty sure he is getting younger every year.  TELL US YOUR SECRETS, JERRY O. In our conversation today, we talk about working in the entertainment industry, relationships and marriage, and what it was like starring in an iconic movie at such a young age.  

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Guest starring on Workaholics
  • Pregnancy and having children
  • Drinking in relationships
  • Jerry dissects a recent dating experience that Lindsey had...uh oh!
  • Fyre festival
  • Eyebrow stories

 

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Apr 04, 2019
Ep. 207 - Astrological Cycles + Your Soul’s Purpose with Danielle Paige
01:47:25

Today on the podcast, we are joined by intuitive astrologer and spiritual teacher, Danielle Paige. Danielle is able to connect mind, body, and soul through a cosmic lens.. Her soul’s mission in this lifetime is to help people gain more confidence and clarity on their purpose, path, and stepping into their power in a feminine way that is authentic to each soul she encounters. In today’s episode, Danielle shares her personal journey of healing, her transformation from lost to love, and she was generous enough to give Krista and Lindsey incredibly unique readings on air.  Surprise, surprise their charts are intensely connected! We also talk about how Danielle has accelerated healing by changing what she does for her body, her spiritual awakening, full moon rituals, and so much more.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • How difficult the past few years have been for Danielle + what she’s learned
  • Finding faith in her hard times
  • Working through old thought patterns
  • How her breakup opened her up + looking back at the astrology around it
  • Danielle reads Lindsey + Krista’s charts
  • The astrological energy for 2019
  • Being more consciously aware of downloads

 

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Apr 02, 2019
Ep. 206 - Sober Curious: A New Way to Think About Our Relationship with Alcohol with Ruby Warrington
01:33:58

The incredible writer and thought leader, Ruby Warrington is our guest today! Ruby is the brilliant goddess behind The Numinous, a cosmic lifestyle platform that updates all things "new age" for life in the Now Age. Ruby also works as a consultant, while other projects include "sober curious" event series “Club SÖDA NYC” and spiritual coaching program Moon Club. Also an author, Ruby’s first book Material Girl, Mystical World is the perfect guide to modern spirituality. Today, Ruby shares with us the reasons for writing her newest book, Sober Curious, and how she came to unlearn her mindless habit of consuming alcohol. We also talk about our relationship with alcohol and how it’s changed for us as we’ve grown, and dating while sober curious.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Ruby’s event with us last year
  • Who Ruby was before her sober curiosity struck
  • Sitting in the discomfort + transitions of not drinking
  • The acceptance of drinking + the negative focus of the UK
  • Ways that Ruby finds her natural high
  • The health benefits of not consuming alcohol
  • Being in a sober curious relationship with her husband

 

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Mar 28, 2019
Ep. 205 - Pregnancy + Postpartum: Optimizing Nutrition and Harnessing Your Power with Daniela Kende
01:58:14

Daniela Kende, holistic health coach and natural birthing expert, joins us on today’s episode. Daniela runs her coaching programs on the foundation that no one knows your body better than you do– how refreshing is that? She asks her clients to set aside their self-judgements, and give themselves permission to rebel against the rules of the popular “diets” out there. Daniela believes that by strengthening your intuition, you will begin to actually hear what your body needs. In today’s conversation, we go deep into nutrition while pregnant and trying to get pregnant– what to eat, what to pay attention to, and ultimately figuring out what works best for you. Daniela also shares her own personal pregnancy journey, her labor story, what it’s been like since her daughter was born, and the conversation around having a natural birth at a hospital.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Taking herbs during pregnancy
  • Morning sickness
  • What a doula is, and why Daniela decided to use one
  • The different trimesters in pregnancy
  • Other lifestyle changes and adaptations that she made while pregnant
  • The benefits of delayed cord clamping + ingesting the placenta
  • The effect on the pelvic floor
  • Being a part of the motherhood community
  • Daniela’s advice for moms and mom’s to be

 

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Mar 26, 2019
Ep. 204 - Sacred Acoustics: Connecting with Inner Guidance + Releasing Emotional Trauma through Binaural Beats with Karen Newell
01:37:12

Today we welcome Karen Newell to the show! Karen is the co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, alongside Eben Alexander (listen to our episode with him here), an author, and empowers others in their journeys of self-discovery. There’s so much that goes into sound, spirituality, and consciousness, and Karen does an incredible job at teaching and helping us understand it all. She shares how to enter and engage your own consciousness in order to connect to inner guidance, achieve inspiration, improve wellness and develop intuition. In our conversation we talk about what people experience when they incorporate binaural beats to their daily practice, the spiritual connection that is created when listening to the sounds, and the different types of brain waves we experience. Karen also shares with us her thoughts on using sound and tone for ADD and ADHD, and we hear all about Karen’s book, Living in a Mindful Universe.

 

We also talk about…

  • How Karen began using sound in her meditations
  • Meeting her different spirit guides + connecting with them
  • Astral traveling + out of body experiences
  • Why we chant and om in yoga practice
  • Stored emotional trauma

 

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Mar 21, 2019
Ep. 203 - International Women’s Day Panel: Balance Is BS with Jane Wurwand, Danika Brysha, Sara Tan, Deepica Mutyala, Krista Williams, and Lindsey Simcik
01:22:43

We are often asked what balance looks like for us, and honestly, we don’t know!  There is an incredible plus balance looks different to every person. We were part of an event put on by us, Youtube, and Dermalogica on International Women’s Day, surrounding the topic that balance is BS. Achieving balance in life is such a trendy thing to talk about, and at this event, we sat alongside other amazing women to debunk the idea of balance. The panel featured Danika Brysha, Sara Tan, Deepica Mutyala, and Jane Wurwand. Each woman offered so much value and insight to business, entrepreneurism, and this idea that balance is BS. We are so excited for you to give this episode a listen.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Defining milestones for Jane
  • What led Danika to the creation of Model Meals
  • Deepica + Sara on creating boundaries
  • The unsexy side of entrepreneurism and business
  • Different missteps and mistakes we look back on
  • How everyone balances work and personal life
  • Advice for female founder just starting out  

 

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Mar 19, 2019
Ep. 202 - Grain Brain: Disease Prevention, Gluten-Free, and The Truth About Sugar with Dr. David Perlmutter
01:42:45

Today we are joined by Dr. David Perlmutter, a Board-Certified Neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and author of the popular book, Grain Brain. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders, and is a frequent lecturer at top medical universities. Dr. Perlmutter has helped so many people come to understand what excess grain consumption can do to our bodies, and what other ingredients, like sugar, can do as well. In this conversation, we talk about pushback that he’s received about his books and beliefs, the baselines of disease prevention that need attention, and women’s health. Dr. Perlmutter also shares his journey from neurology, into the spark for the work that led him to opening up his own practice, and ultimately to writing Grain Brain.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • What Dr. Perlmutter has learned
  • The disconnection of knowing and acting on information
  • Inflammation and paying better attention to it
  • Maintaining diversity in the gut
  • The wheat industry in America + gluten-free
  • Dr. Perlmutter’s spiritual journey
  • How relationships have played a part in his life and his practice
  • What Dr. Perlmutter eats and how he moves
  • The message that Dr. Perlmutter has for our generation

 

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Mar 14, 2019
For Your Younger Self: A Compilation of Advice from Past Guests + More
01:09:43

So… IT’S OUR 200TH EPISODE! Can you believe it? How the heck did that happen?  It both seems like we’ve done many more, but also feels like we started yesterday.  The past two years have been incredibly expanding for us and for the community, both personally and professionally, and we wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your constant love,support, and inspiration– we absolutely would not be here without you. It has been an honor to be your friends.  Everytime we meet #almost30nation in person, it feels like we’ve known you forever. We are SO proud of you and can’t wait to watch you continue to shine and grow. For today’s episode, we wanted to celebrate this milestone in a special way. You’ll be hearing from people in our community that we admire and respect.  They will answer the question, “What advice would you give your younger self?”

 

We hear advice from…

 

  • Sebastian Terry
  • Millana Snow
  • Candice Kumai
  • Jordan Younger
  • Tim Braun
  • Danielle Pascente
  • Jess Lanyadoo
  • Katrina Scott
  • Karena Dawn
  • Laticia Lee
  • Natalie Miles
  • Sarah Merrill
  • Stacey Simcik
  • Shayla Quinn
  • Bree Melanson
  • Rachel Geicke
  • Michaela Boehm

 

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Mar 12, 2019
Ep. 200 - Finding Purpose in Pain: Ruthie Lindsey On The Ways Love, Plant Medicine + Friends Brought her Back to Herself
01:54:51

We are big fans and have been so deeply impacted by the work and truth of our guest today.  Renowned speaker, author, and podcast host, Ruthie Lindsey joins us for a conversation we will never forget. Ruthie travels the globe sharing her story, empowering others to find purpose in their pain, to look for beauty in the midst of their sacred wounds. Today on the podcast, Ruthie shares her experience with being hit by a vehicle and coming close to death in her youth, and how that trauma set the stage for drug dependence, divorce, and depression in her life. We also talk about the multiple surgeries that Ruthie has endured, what she’s learned through the healing and rising through such trauma, and the incredible journey that’s in front of her. Ruthie’s story of growth from pain and suffering is absolutely unbelievable, and beautiful.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Her father passing
  • Ruthie’s relationship with God
  • Falling back in love with herself
  • Ruthie’s experience with plant medicine
  • Working through anger  
  • How her chosen family has helped her
  • Healing through shame and sexual trauma

 

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Mar 07, 2019
Ep. 199 - Investing, Gender Pay Gap, and Financial Wellness For Women with Ellevest Founder Sallie Krawcheck
01:30:17

You’ve asked for more episodes on financial wellness, and we’re listening! Today on the podcast we are excited to welcome Sallie Krawcheck is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a digital financial advisor for women, and serves as the Chair of Ellevate Network. Her mission is to get more money into the hands of women in order for them to live better, more positive lives. Can we get an amen?! Sallie was recognized as a top female founder, and as the seventh most powerful woman in the world through various top media outlets. She’s changing the game, she’s thoughtful, and she’s funny. In today’s episode, the three of us talk about diversity and socioeconomic disparity, what it was like when Sallie entered the workforce, and the pay gap and investment gap between men and women.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Being on Trevor Noah’s show
  • Being fired
  • Sallie’s relationship with her previous husband and her current husband
  • How men can support the movement
  • Raising a son + daughter with a better money relationship
  • How to invest with Ellevest

 

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Mar 05, 2019
Ep. 198 - Disrupt-Her: Miki Agrawal Inspires Modern Women to Question the Status Quo
01:46:41

Today we sit down with Miki Agrawal. Miki is the Co-Founder + Chief Inventor of THINX, TUSHY, and WILD. THINX is the period-proof underwear company that’s disrupting the feminine-hygiene market, while TUSHY is a modernized bidet set to transform your health, hygiene and life. In Miki’s restaurant, WILD, she serves up seasonal farm-to-table fare that’s gluten-free and delicious. Oh, and did we mention that Miki is also an author, DJ, and mom?  Her new book Disrupt-Her is a  modern woman’s manifesto and now has a permanent spot on our night table’s.  This powerful book is inspiring women all over the world to take powerful action in 13 different areas of their lives.   We know you will say F*CK YEA a few dozen times in this episode, so beware of your surroundings! In today’s conversation we talk about what led Miki to start writing the book and her wakeup call to fulfill her dreams.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • What sparked the idea for THINX
  • How Miki moves past inexperience
  • The way her family champions disruptive mentality
  • Breaking out from societal pre-conditioning  
  • What a S.N.A.G. is + why he’s important
  • Having your voice be heard about the low vibration of porn
  • The contract that Miki and her husband created for the betterment of their relationship
  • Creating and nurturing adult friendships
  • How being on her lit path has enhanced her life

 

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Feb 28, 2019
Ep. 197 - Charity Lighten on Fighting for Peace + Happiness in the Wake of a Cancer Diagnosis
01:39:18

Today we are joined by Charity Lighten, the chief nutritionist, CEO + co-founder of Silver Fern. Charity has been on the podcast before to talk all things gut health (Episode 85).  For this episode, she wanted to share what she is navigating in real time to hopefully help others who might be dealing with grief, denial, disease, mortality and finding joy in every moment.  Her husband is battling stage four colon cancer, and with four children, Charity is navigating with incredible grace. Warning, in this conversation, the three of us get very emotional. Charity talks about her call to be healthy over being skinny, her husband’s health, and how an enriching life takes effort. We are so grateful to Charity for sharing her journey and reminding us that LOVE IS EVERYTHING.

 

We also talk about…

  • Deciding to be a stay-at-home mom
  • How the her family is maintaining “normalcy”
  • Charity’s first time hearing God speak to her
  • What is serving Charity + what’s not
  • How to have hard conversations
  • Creating the life you want
  • Learning that love is everything

 

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Feb 26, 2019
Ep. 196 - An Inclusive Conversation on Implicit Bias, Systemic Oppression, and Racial Equity with Rachel Rosen
01:40:52

On today’s podcast episode, Rachel Rosen joins us.  We were blown away by a talk Rachel gave at Spark Portland, which was incredibly informational and inspired action .  Rachel is the founder of SPARK, an interactive and inclusive card game, and she is on a mission to bring more empathy to the world. In her over six years as a coach and facilitator, Rachel has supported communities to come together across racial, gender, sexual identity differences, and cultural differences, facilitating conversations about implicit bias, systemic oppression, and racial equity. We talk about where her desire for her mission came from, her experience with working in and with school systems and why the system isn’t broken, and how SPARK is serving as a fun way to facilitate all types of conversations.

 

We also talk about…

  • A teaching moment she recently had
  • Her first day teaching + the pivotal moment in her career
  • Creating her card game
  • What unconscious biases are + how to consider them
  • What the card game, Spark, is all about and how to play
  • Facilitating conversations with people of all ages
  • Rachel sharing love for her partner

 

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Feb 21, 2019
Ep. 195 - Pia Baroncini on Losing her Dad, Cancelling Her Wedding + Creating LPA
01:44:51

Today we have Pia Baroncini joining us on the podcast!  Pia is always 100% real, a magnetic quality that attracted us to her immediately!! Pia is the creator of LPA, a clothing brand under the Revolve house label, that carries a long list of celebrity brand fans. We love how real she is in all she does, and the total vibe of honesty and vulnerability that she carries wherever she goes. In our conversation today, Pia shares about the intense year that she went through, from losing her father, to problems that occured at the label, and so much more. Pia also shares the beautiful and heartbreaking experience of traveling to Italy to be beside her mother-in-law who became very ill right before their wedding, losing her father and how she’s been since, and the story of how Pia and her now husband met and dated.

 

We also talk about…

  • How she feels in her 30’s
  • The way she handles social media
  • Dealing with grief after her father's passing
  • What Pia is drinking every morning + how she takes care of herself
  • Everything that Pia is excited for in 2019
  • What 2018 taught Pia

 

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Feb 19, 2019
Ep. 194 - Self Love with Krista + Lindsey: Boundaries, Living with Intention, and Honoring Where You Are
36:19

Happy Valentine’s Day, Almost 30 Nation!  It’s just us today! We discuss candidly our personal journeys to self love, and our favorite ways that we are now practicing self love. We hope that this episode serves as a way for you to reflect and explore this topic for yourself as well.

 

We also talk about…

  • Facebook relationship statuses
  • The boundaries with family and other relationships
  • Being more honest + speaking your truth
  • Honoring where you are as you grow
  • Living intentionally

 

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Feb 14, 2019
Ep. 193 - Breaking the Holding Pattern with Lindsey Simcik
01:32:39

We are back at it with another solo episode from Lindsey! Today, Lindsey is shining a light on something she is working on in real time.   Sparked by her recent energy healing session with Milliana Snow (episode 103), this episode explores “holding patterns”.   Lindsey speaks to where she thinks this patterning started, the areas of her life that tend to get stuck in a loop, and the ways that she’s been able to break free of them. From relationships, career, family to health, and of course, her personal relationship with herself, this conversation covers it all in hopes that you can relate.

 

Lindsey also talks about…

  • Being born with an intuitive feeling + how that changed
  • Stuck in the side-gig holding pattern
  • The holding pattern of romantic relationships + how therapy is helping break this
  • How the drinking culture is affecting holding patterns
  • Being stuck in the creative holding pattern
  • Ways she recognizes her patterns

 

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Feb 12, 2019
Ep. 192 - Game Changers: Optimizing Your Life, Smart Drugs, and Gratitude with Dave Asprey
01:07:40

The Founder and CEO of Bulletproof, Dave Asprey is BACK. If you haven’t listened to his first episode (139) on the podcast, be sure to give it a listen! In today’s conversation with Dave, we talk about his newest book, This book is our go to for a daily dose if inspiration and information to optimize how we feel and how we think. There is a big emphasis on life’sintangibles– whether it’s the words you choose to use and the limitations they create, or the importance of nothingness so your brain can rest and recharge. We also talk about the importance of blue blockers, and Dave’s brand, True Dark, that has a line of the HEV blue light blocking glasses.

 

We also talk about…

  • Smart drugs
  • Balancing the research and the biohacking
  • What Dave has learned about listening to his body
  • Dave’s toe shoes
  • What you should be doing today to better perform as you age
  • Practicing gratitude and forgiveness

 

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Feb 07, 2019
Ep. 191 - Living in Concert with the Mind with Meditation Teacher Light Watkins
01:42:55

Today, author, former fashion model, and meditation leader, Light Watkins joins us on the podcast. Light has been active in the wellness space, first as a practitioner, and later as an apprentice to his Vedic Meditation teacher, and finally in 2007 as a meditation teacher himself. He writes articles on meditation and happiness, leads sold-out meditation trainings and retreats, and produces The Shine—a global pop-up inspirational variety show with a mission to inspire. Light also sends out a popular daily inspirational email each morning called The Daily Dose of Inspiration.  Our community is always buzzing about meditation; Light shares with us how he discovered yoga and meditation, the last decision he made for money and what it taught him, and how he distinguishes between roadblocks. We also talk about how Light transformed his health and lifestyle, his mindset around the happiness myth, and what his movement, The Shine, is all about + how it’s sparking random acts of kindness.

 

We also talk about…

  • Our meditation practices
  • Being a model
  • Listening to the different voices within
  • The sleep deprivation we have as a society
  • The different types of meditations
  • Light’s book, Bliss More, and why he was inspired to write it

 

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Feb 05, 2019
Ep. 190 - Founder of TOMs, Blake Mycoskie on The One-for-One Giving Model + Ending Gun Violence Together
01:16:44

Blake Mycoskie, the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, joins us today on the podcast. Blake created the One for One® business model. It is a business structure that helps a person in need with every product purchased.  In this interview, Blake brings us back to the birth of TOMs and how the giving model has evolved over time and continues to impact tens of millions of people all over the world every year. He is passionate about the latest initiative that TOMs has chosen to take a stand on: Ending gun violence.  Part of this initiative is to make it easy for any American to go online and send their local representative a postcard asking them to vote for universal background checks for the purchasing of guns.Currently, Blake is on an End Gun Violence Tour and needs our help. Please visit the link below to #endgunviolencetogether.

 

We also talk about…

  • Where the drive for entrepreneurship came from
  • Where the donated shoes from TOMs go
  • Creating a giving business structure
  • The challenges that Blake has faced in business
  • Having conversations around gun laws and violence
  • Blake’s newest business concept

 

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Jan 31, 2019
Ep. 189 - Before I Step Outside: A Conversation on Harassment, Influence, and Non-Conformance with Travis Alabanza
59:39

Today we are joined by Travis Alabanza. Travis is a performer, writer and theatre maker, and has been noted by numerous publications, such as Artsy, ID and Mobo Awards, as one of the most prominent emerging queer artistic voices. Travis is also listed in OUT as an influential queer figure, appeared in campaigns with MAC X ASOS and performed across the country and internationally. In today’s conversation the three of us talk about who Travis was before the world knew Travis, how they got into the performance space, and the vocabulary around nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and trans, and how we can better approach those conversations. We also talk about Travis’ book, Before I Step Outside, and how the idea for the book came about, and what the process was like for them.

 

We also talk about…

  • Their relationship with their mom
  • Dealing with harassment
  • Being an influential voice
  • Their spiritual practice and connection
  • The first open mic experience that Travis had
  • Burgerz, next project for Travis

 

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Jan 29, 2019
Ep. 188 - The Importance of the WHY in Entrepreneurship with the Founders of Skinny Dipped
01:27:46

Today we are joined by the founders of Skinny Dipped, our favorite chocolate covered almond company. Skinny Dipped is a brand that we absolutely love and support, and we are so happy to be able to have them on today’s episode to share their women-owned company. Val, Breezy, Lizzie, and Chrissy, are all on to tell us the beautiful human, Josh, that sparked the creation of Skinny Dipped, how they have grown as a brand through the years, and being aware of the processing of almonds and other foods in the United States.

 

We also talk about…

  • Conversations around death, and how Josh’s passing changed their relationship with it
  • Figuring out the logistics of covering an almond with chocolate
  • Doing the research to get the best products
  • Working as women in a manufacturing world
  • Being recognized as a brand
  • The branding transition
  • What they’ve learned so far in building their business + what’s to come

 

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Jan 24, 2019
Ep. 187 - A Conversation On Creative Origins and Marginalized Voices in Hollywood with Brown Girls Creator Sam Bailey
01:35:54

Excited to have Sam Bailey join the girls on the podcast!  Sam is a filmmaker and writer, and creator of the series, You’re So Talented. She is also the director and co-creator of the web series Brown Girls, which was recently nominated for an Emmy. In this conversation, we talk about where Sam’s creative origins sparked from, her first web series and how that began, and the friendships we have as women. Sam also shares what it has been like having Fatimah as a creative writing partner, and the friendship that it has blossomed into, and the incredible growth of their show, Brown Girls.

 

We also talk about…

  • The gentrification of Chicago
  • A play Sam dropped out of
  • Support from both family and chosen family
  • What it’s like to cast for her show
  • Learning Brown Girls is up for an Emmy
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Sam’s take on spirituality
  • What’s coming up for Sam

 

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Jan 22, 2019
Ep. 186 - The Feminine Revolution: Understanding and Expressing Your Femininity with Amy Stanton
01:14:33

Amy Stanton, founder and CEO of Stanton & Company, joins us today! Amy has a passion for promoting and building positive female role models and messaging for women, and she does exactly that with her company. Prior to creating her own company, Amy was the Chief Marketing Officer for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, as well as the Director of Marketing and Communications for New York’s Olympic bid. Amy is also the author of The Feminine Revolution, a book about stepping into your femininity to create a better world and brighter life. In our conversation we talk about what it was like for Amy starting her own company in women’s sports, and what the feminine revolution means to her. Amy also shares a few ways to ignite the power of your own femininity straight from her brand new book, The Feminine Revolution.

 

We also talk about…

  • The effect that masculine leaders have on women
  • Writing a book with a writing partner
  • Crying in the workplace
  • Creating a space where men can be comfortable with femininity + embrace their own
  • Applying her book to her personal life
  • How dancing has brought Amy deep into her feminine

 

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Jan 17, 2019
Ep. 185 - My Hormonal Health Journey: Healing My Hormones + Adrenal Fatigue Naturally with Krista Williams
01:30:14

You asked and we are delivering; MORE SOLO EPISODES!  In today’s episode, Krista shares her hormone health journey. Hormone health has been an extremely popular topic within our Secret Facebook group, Instagram communities, and in health and wellness at large.  Today Krista shares her own personal journey; the struggles, the wins, how she balanced her hormones naturally, and what she’s learned over the past few years. She goes deep, recalling when she was first put on birth control, the feelings and emotions she was having and deeming normal, and her decision to take an in-depth look at her hormone levels.

 

Krista also talks about…

  • Switching her birth control
  • Taking diet pills + over exercising
  • Getting her results from Your Hormone Balance
  • What the different hormones do + how their levels affect you
  • How she treats her body now
  • The Fab 4
  • How meditation has changed the game
  • Consuming less sugar + incorporating vitamins into her diet

 

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Jan 15, 2019
Ep. 184 - SuperLife: Rediscovering Herbs, Creating Sustainable Business, and Barukas with Darin Olien
01:45:08

Today we have Darin Olien, founder and visionary of SuperLife, is the first ever health and wellness expert to be coined a ” Superfood Hunter. ” He is known uniquely within the health and wellness community as an exotic superfood expert, supplement formulator, and environmental activist who travels the planet to discover new and underutilized medicinal plants. Today we talk about his journey to creating SuperLife; from self-medicating, becoming more aware of his health and well-being, to his father passing away, and rediscovering plants and herbs. Darin also helps us understand what it’s truly like working with Indigenous people, and ensuring fair wages for them while still receiving maining quality, sustainable business practice. We also talk about how breathwork has totally changed Darin’s life, his experiences with Ayahuasca, and building a brand while also setting healthy boundaries.

 

We also talk about…

  • Finding his home
  • Problems with big agriculture
  • Benefits of using superfoods
  • Maintaining positivity while traveling
  • Making superfoods, like Barukas, more accessible to all
  • All about Barukas

 

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Jan 10, 2019
Ep. 183 - From Homeless To Hollywood: Shifting Your Energy, Evolving, and Being Fearless with Arian Simone
01:16:43

Arian Simone joins us on the podcast today for an inspiring conversation on resilience, determination, and faith.  Arian is the founder and CEO of Fearless Mag, a celebrity publicist, author of Fearless Faith + Hustle, podcast host, and philanthropist. Arian has an incredible story to share.  In this conversation we talk about Arian’s journey through entrepreneurism; from moving across the country, living out of her car and off of welfare, and the amazing way she transformed her life. Arian also shares with us her manifesting process, and the opportunities and relationships that she’s been able to manifest.We also talk about tapping into your inner child, and why that  is so necessary-- plus how Arian’s business has evolved over the years.

 

We also talk about…

  • Arian’s knack for building community
  • How important traveling is to Arian
  • Sneaking in to the BET Awards
  • Her spirituality through the journey
  • Arian’s new book, Fearless Faith + Hustle
  • Shifting your energy
  • What Arian is excited for

 

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Jan 08, 2019
Ep. 182 - Hannah Bronfman on Doing What Feels Good
01:30:27

The beautiful Hannah Bronfman joins us today on the podcast. Hannah is the founder of HBFIT, an online space dedicated to health, fitness, and beauty. We had a blast peeling back the layers and getting some serious realness from this superstar entrepreneur. Hannah is also a global ambassador for Adidas, a DJ, and is about to release her very first book, Do What Feels Good. In today’s conversation, we talk about Hannah’s parents and how she was raised, her introduction to body image as a young girl, and her views on the wellness world today. Hannah also shares about her relationship with her husband, and the support they offer one another as individual entrepreneurs and as partners in life and business, and the inspiration behind writing her new book.

 

We also talk about…

  • Inspirational resolutions from the Secret Almost30 Facebook group
  • Hannah’s career in fashion
  • Teaching herself how to DJ
  • The important of collaborating with brands you believe in
  • Staying healthy and well while traveling
  • Hannah’s top wellness tips
  • Her insanely cool nails and favorite stylist

 

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Jan 03, 2019
Ep. 181 - Happy New Year! with Krista and Lindsey
01:01:41

Happy New Year, family!. I’m sure you can relate–we arrived at the end of this transformative year and hadn’t given ourselves the proper credit for the highs and a moment to honor the learnings in the lows. We decided to structure the episode around a game we play over dinner or to kick off meetings: High, Low + What you learned. Our gratitude for #almost30nation pours out of us shamelessly–WE LOVE YOU AND WE DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT!!!  Our hope for you is that you see the light and limitless potential in yourselves that we see in you. Cheers to the continual evolution of you. Thank goodness you are changing from one year to the next. For those that don’t understand that about you, don’t worry. They’ll catch up. Shine your light bright.

 

We talk about…

  • Our dreams lately and what we think they mean
  • The self-work Lindsey has been doing as of late
  • What’s to come for 2019

 

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Jan 01, 2019
Ep. 180 - Best of 2018 Part 2
02:00:12

We hope you’re loving our “Best Of” series!  This time of year we love to go back and re-listen to episodes to hear things we might not have picked up on first time around!  We would totally recommend if you are pulled to one of these excerpts. We love you and wish you an aligned 2019! HERE FOR YOU ALWAYS!

 

In this episode we we highlight our conversations with…

 

  • Stewart Pearce, is a world-renowned voice coach, an intuitive, and a seer of forty years. We talk about maturing quickly, exploring the physical and the resonant voice, and the differences of living in your head and your body.
  • Carly Stein, is the founder and CEO of Beekeepers Natural’s. We talk about beekeeping and bee decline, monocropping and how it affects the bees, propolis, and Carly determining and healing her autoimmune disease.
  • Dave Asprey, is the founder of Bulletproof, and author of The Bulletproof Diet. We talk about energy and spirituality, and his path of losing weight, becoming kinder, and recognizing the connection between the two.
  • Jen Gotch, is the founder of Ban.Do, and host of the Jen Gotch Is OK… Sometimes podcast. We talk about becoming more self aware, mental health, receiving support from parents, and going to therapy.
  • Suzy Batiz, is the inventor, founder, and CEO of Poo~Pourri, and Supernatural. We talk about losing it all and facing her shadow side, being an entrepreneur, cutting energetic cords, and a new take on boundaries.
  • Nicole Lapin, is the NYT bestselling author of Rich Bitch and Boss Bitch, and the host of Hatched. We talk about doing internal work, financial stories and misinformation we’ve been told, and investments.
  • Stefan Hunt, is a filmmaker, artist, and creator of the festival, We’re All Going To Die. We talk about the role of art in his festival, fear and death, and the challenges and response to the festival Stefan created.
  • Millana Snow, is a Reiki healer, meditation teacher and Founder of Wellness Official. We talk about the interconnections between the bodies and the chakras, alignment, creating space for healthy sex, and exploring the solar plexus.
  • Anjelah Johnson, is an actress + comedian. We talk about Anjelah’s journey into acting and Hollywood, being an extra on Friends, and what she learned through it all.
  • Rachel Cargle, is an activist, writer, and lecturer. We talk about the roots of the feminist movement, the cracks in the health and wellness spaces, and Rachel’s incredible fundraiser.

 

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Dec 27, 2018
Ep. 179 - Best of 2018 Part 1
01:29:07

Here we are #ALMOST30NATION!  With 2019 just around the corner, we wanted to take a moment to first thank YOU for being the most loving, supportive, curious, generous community.  We see you out there taking care of yourselves and others, trusting your instincts, making your health a priority, building amazing businesses, taking risks, letting go of what no longer serves you + being yourselves.  You make this possible and for that we thank you from the deepest part of our hearts and recommit to you for 2019! We have so much in store for you—can’t wait to share the details! But for now, we hope you are resting and recharging.  Perhaps we’ll find our way into your ears with our “Best Of” two part series this week! We have sat down with almost 100 guests this year and it nearly killed us to choose under ten to highlight. But here we go!

 

We talk with…

 

  • Luke Storey, is a transformational coach, public speaker, and entrepreneur,  founder of the School of Style, and voice behind The Life Stylist podcast. We talk about working through toxic thoughts.
  • Alisa Vitti, is a functional nutritionist and women’s hormone expert, creator of FLO Living, and author of WomanCode. We talk about the roots of nutritional research, blood sugar stabilizing, auditing your period, and birth control.
  • Tim Braun, is an internationally renowned medium, and author of Life and Death. We talk about his experience with sharing his gifts in large scale and small scale settings, and why some spirits come through and some do not.
  • Kim Anami, is a sex + relationship coach, and vaginal weightlifter. We talk about junk food sex and gourmet sex, the different types of orgasms, the three layers of opening, and exposing yourself.
  • Dan Savage, is an American author, media pundit, journalist, and activist for the LGBT community. He created the It Gets Better Project, and is the writer behind the popular column, Savage Love. We talk about parenting, being culturally Catholic, and dealing with criticism.
  • Robyn Youkilis, is a Certified Health Coach, speaker, leading expert in holistic digestive health, and author of Go with Your Gut and Thin From Within. We talk about what her daily meals look like, her Rule of 5, and the gut and hormonal health connection.
  • John Wineland, a speaker, relationship coach and teacher guiding men and women in the practices of spiritual intimacy, and founder of The New Men’s Work Project. We talk about the levels of sex, having great sex, and the yoga to help you invite in love.
  • Peta Kelly, is a speaker, thought pioneer & leader for the next generation of conscious millennials, founder of Earthess Co, and author of Earth Is Hiring. We talk about staying in alignment with yourself, responsibility and confidence.
  • Alok Vaid-Menon, is an American performance artist, poet, and LGBTQ rights activist. We talk about the fight for total happiness, coexistence, the journey to finding their true self, and healing through friendships.

 

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Dec 25, 2018
Ep. 178 - Scarred Not Scared: Body Confidence in The Wake of Surgery + Illness with Michelle Elman
01:41:49

Today on the podcast we have the incredible Michelle Elman! Michelle is a five board accredited body confidence coach and an award-winning body positive activist. She went viral after posting a bikini picture on Instagram with the hashtag, #ScarredNotScared, starting a global conversation about surgery, illness, chronic pain and ultimately scars. Michelle has since been featured in multiple media sources, given a TedX talk, wrote a book, and was awarded the Body Positive Activist of the Year by Yours Awards. Today we talk about what brought Michelle to the place of loving her body and helping others love theirs, the multiple surgeries she has endured, and what that felt like for Michelle. She also shares with us about dying and coming back to life at the young age of 11, and the day that she decided to start her campaign and wear a bikini. Michelle even explains to us just what the new-age therapy technique, havening, is and how it helped her confront and heal through past traumas. This conversation is a beautiful reminder of just how amazing our bodies are, and how we should embrace our scars, inside and out.

 

We also talk about…

  • How her illnesses affected the relationship between her and her family
  • The moment she realized she was being viewed differently
  • Her journey with her weight mindset
  • Learning to be confident in an unexpected way
  • Being diagnosed with PTSD
  • Deciding to become a life coach
  • Body shaming and other forms of shame
  • Tips to feel better with your body
  • Fears surrounding sex
  • Michelle’s book, Am I Ugly?

 

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Dec 20, 2018
Ep. 177 - Living In A Mindful Universe: Understanding Consciousness Through A Near-Death Experience with Eben Alexander
01:49:40

We are so excited to welcome Dr. Eben Alexander on the show today. Dr. Alexander is a neurosurgeon, and the author of multiple books, including the New York Times #1 Best Seller, Proof of Heaven. Since his own near-death experience, Dr. Alexander has dedicated himself to sharing information about near-death experiences and other spiritually-transformative experiences, and what they teach us about consciousness and the nature of reality. In this conversation we talk about how Eben believes that our generation will make big changes, and the struggle he faced with his religion and his career as a neurosurgeon. Eben recounts an unbelievable experience he had while he was in a coma, and all that he has learned and discovered since.  

 

We also talk about…

  • The alarming stats of his illness while in the hospital
  • Terminal lucidity
  • The power of sound
  • Psychedelics vs. sound
  • Eben’s call-to-action
  • Both of his books

 

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Dec 18, 2018
Ep. 176 - Thriving Where Purpose, Passion + Skill Collide with Amy Jo Martin
01:37:26

Amy Jo Martin – New York Times Bestselling Author, Founder/CEO, Keynote Speaker, Angel Investor, Podcast Host and Innovation Advocate – joins us today on the podcast! Amy Jo has a passion for helping women THRIVE as leaders in business, and an obsession with human connection. In today’s episode, we talk about how Amy Jo found her voice online when the online space didn’t really exist the way it does today, being vulnerable on social media, and her addiction to the adrenaline behind the work she was in. We also talk about self-care and how the definition can vary between different extremes, and Amy Jo’s suggestions for building and reinventing a brand.

 

We also talk about…

  • Teaching Shaq to tweet
  • A definitive scare at her doctor’s office
  • Leaving the NBA
  • Following curiosity
  • Making a valuable post  
  • Humanizing + reinventing your brand
  • What Amy Jo has learned from her podcast + what’s to come

 

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Dec 13, 2018
Ep. 175 - Finding The Medicine Within Yourself with Mama Medicine
01:26:00

Today we have the lovely + powerful Deborah Hanekamp, otherwise known as Mama Medicine, on the podcast. Deborah has been called “fashion’s favorite healer” by Vogue Magazine, and is known in the healing world for her Medicine Readings that she offers in her NYC studio space. Deborah’s work has also been featured in the New York Times, and Marie Claire. In our conversation today, we hear the incredible story of how Deborah met her husband, plant-medicine healing her infertility, and shifting her life to a more organized one. Deborah also shares how she was able to integrate her spiritual + material worlds into one, and she explains just what a medicine reading is and how she offers them. Deborah truly embodies all that she teaches, and we love that she’s helping us all find ways to become our own healers.

 

We also talk about…

  • Traveling + growth in parenting
  • Deborah’s pregnancy
  • Healing her financial stories
  • Grounding down
  • How New York feels different from LA
  • Auras and what they mean
  • Being your own healer

 

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Dec 11, 2018
Ep. 174 - Conscious Pivoting, Relationships, and Shining Your Light with Candice Kumai
01:06:40

Candice Kumai is BACK! For those of you that don’t know Candice, she is a professionally trained chef, best-selling author, wellness + food director, influencer, speaker, and leading wellness journalist. When we hang with Candice, we know it’s going to be real and raw, and a time for us to think more about our relationships with other women within the wellness space. In today’s episode we talk about helpful ways to overcome heartbreak, trusting that everything is happening for your highest self, and finding + maintaining your light.  

 

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  • Receiving harassment from men
  • Manifesting your thoughts  
  • Diversity in the city
  • Ways to motivate when feeling stuck
  • Working hard for what you want

 

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Dec 07, 2018
Ep. 173 - Creating An Allyship + Feminism for All with Rachel Cargle
01:57:33

Today we are joined by Rachel Cargle; activist, writer, and lecturer. Her activist and academic works are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood. Rachel also created an organization called The Loveland Group, which houses multiple companies dedicated to lifelong culture, learning, and opportunity. Rachel was in town from NYC, so the girls hopped on the opportunity to spend time with Rachel in person.  She is leading the movement on some incredibly issues plaguing our society. In today’s episode, we talk about what it was like for Rachel growing up in a predominantly white community, socioeconomic differences between races, and using her platform to create accessible educational lectures. Rachel shares her view on the feminist movement, how the health and wellness space reacts to her, and the way that the welfare system works. We hope this conversation inspires you to have conversations within your community, friend groups, and families—conversations that might not be comfortable but conversations that could, ultimately, change history.

 

We also talk about…

  • Deciding to start teaching what she was learning
  • Her college experience
  • Where to start in order to make a difference
  • Social media posting being taken down
  • Rachel answers questions from Almost 30 Nation
  • Example of modern day colonization   
  • What Rachel is excited about

 

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Dec 06, 2018
Ep. 172 - Tone It Up, Female Friendships + Tuning in to Your Dream with Karena Dawn + Katrina Scott
01:30:59

We know first hand that it is not every day that you can find a best friend and a business partner in the same human being!  Lindsey and Krista feel incredibly lucky to experience this type of relationship, but to sit down with another pair of female entrepreneurs who love each other just as much as they love the business, well you could not have dreamed up a better meeting. The girls from Tone It Up, Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott are on the podcast today.     Tone It Up is an incredible community of strong women who support and motivate you to lead your healthiest, happiest lives (and make your dreams come true). Karena and Katrina are personal trainers who met at the gym, grew their friendship, and set out to create an awesome sisterhood of strong, empowering women. In our conversation, we talk about moving to California, how the two met, and how Tone It Up was born. The two share what it was like to watch their community begin to take off, pitching themselves to Self Magazine and other companies, and what originally sparked their interest into the fitness world. This conversation is such an inspiring look into the beautiful fitness empire that Karena and Katrina have created, and offers insight on the differences that make their relationship work, the consistency it takes to build a fempire like this one, the highs and the lows, the faith and the fear along the way, and what’s to come for Tone It Up.

 

We also talk about…

  • Receiving doubt from outsiders
  • Being competitive
  • Their relationships with women
  • Doing a triathlon together
  • Going on tour
  • Changes + growth over the 10 years
  • The Tone It Up app
  • Their new book, Balanced and Beautiful

 

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Dec 04, 2018
Ep. 171 - Our Responsibility to Do Better with Luvvie Ajayi
01:24:25

Today on the podcast we are joined by the Luvvie Ajayi, award-winning author, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. Her book, I’m Judging You, is a hilarious book of essays, inspiring readers to BEHAVE BETTER, one sharp and funny side-eye at a time. In this episode, we talk about where her confidence in what she does comes from, and what her approach was when she started writing. Luvvie shares how she stays in check with herself, and how she began to use humor as a tool without even realizing it. We also talk about Luvvie’s New York Times Best Selling book, I’m Judging You–from what sparked the idea, to how she wrote 80,000 words in 5 months. We are so happy to have Luvvie on the podcast because she has used her voice to fight for those who do not have one, to incite change, and inject humor when necessary.

 

We also talk about…

  • Getting a D in chemistry, and changing her college career
  • Moving to Chicago + feeling like she needed to change herself
  • The apps that helped Luvvie write her book
  • Understanding the tagline in her book
  • The feminism olympics
  • Privilege
  • Social media and how Luvvie manages it

 

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Nov 29, 2018
Ep. 170 - The Expressionist: Social Anxiety, Finding Joy, and Doing Good with Matthew Lillard
01:54:26

Today we are talking with Matthew Lillard, successful and talented actor, passionate giver, creator of Beadle & Grimm’s Pandemonium Warehouse (Oh, what!?  Oh, yes!), and one of our new favorite humans. Matthew is kind, hilarious, thoughtful, and insightful. We nearly fell over when Matthew arrived and admitted that he had no idea why he was here!   He was serious. “Why do you want to talk to me?”, he asked. “I’m over 30, I’m a DAD!”. He was confused, but ready to go, open and willing to dive into a conversation. We cover important topics like social anxiety, the dating world today, and body dysmorphia. Matthew also shares what truly brings him joy, and how he believes that being a creative is achievable for everyone, they just need to go out there regardless of the fear and chase their dreams. We also talk about what it’s like to raise young women in today’s society + what Matthew has learned from his daughters, and Matthew’s passion for the social cause , HIVE Be Good.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Why we have a podcast + want Matthew to have one too
  • Matthew’s take on dating apps
  • How Matthew met his wife
  • His experiences at Comic Con events
  • How a love for Dungeons and Dragons sparked a company
  • Deciding he wanted to be an actor
  • Having a learning disability
  • Matthew’s ask for Almost 30 Nation

 

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Nov 27, 2018
Ep. 169 - Risk Taking, Shroom Updates + The Real Story of Santa with Four Sigmatic Founder Tero Isokauppila
01:29:52

Today on the podcast our good friend, Tero Isokauppila, one of the founders of our favorite mushroom company, Four Sigmatic, joins us. Tero melts our hearts and our brains every time we hang., He recently came out with his second book, Santa Sold Shrooms. His company, Four Sigmatic, is a mushroom brand that has people all over the world obsessed with the everyday magic of mushrooms and what they do for vitality and health. We talk about what Tero has been up to recently, (he bought a ghost town!) and what having a company has taught him, especially in receiving customer feedback. We also talk about creating a good, comfortable culture in business + life, what the mushroom growing process is like, and we get a good laugh in about gifts that people send Tero. Tero also gives us the details on his new book, Santa Sold Shrooms, and what sparked the idea to write it.

 

We also talk about…

  • Tero’s Ted talk addiction
  • Four Sigmatic’s success + growth
  • Tero being recognized in public
  • The Four Sigmatic mushroom bus
  • Famous mushrooms
  • Holiday’s that have different meaning than we know
  • Staying balanced
  • Providing long term value + meaningful content

 

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Nov 22, 2018
Ep. 168 - Diet Culture, Mindful Eating + Letting Go of Restriction with Jessica Sepel
01:29:10

Today we are joined by the beautiful Jessica Sepel, clinical holistic nutrition expert and best-selling author of The Healthy Life, and Living The Healthy Life. Jessica offers a gentle and simple approach to health and well-being. We talk about how she healed and transformed her mentality around wellness after having a ten year fad-diet obsession, as well as ways that you can change your own mindset around health. Jessica shares how her last two years of nutrition school really changed the game for her personal wellness, the growth of her blog, and how to deal with bad days. We also dive into Jessica’s approach to exercise, what happens to your body when you over-exercise, and achieving weight-balance.

 

We also talk about…

  • Meeting at the GOODfest
  • Guilt surrounding diets
  • How to talk to your kids about health/diet
  • Why you should get rid of your scale
  • Jessica’s relationship with therapy
  • Morning routines + social media
  • Ways that Jessica’s husband helped her find self-worth
  • What Jessica is excited about
  • An average day for Jessica

 

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Nov 20, 2018
Ep. 167 - Inhabiting Your Wholeness with Jessica Lanyadoo—Psychic Medium, Animal Communicator + Astrologer
01:53:39

Today we are honored to speak with Jessica Lanyadoo, Oakland CA based Astrologer and Psychic Medium. Currently, Jessica is the resident Astrologer for well-known publications such as Girlboss and The Hoodwitch, as well as offering personal readings which incorporate astrology, intuitive ability, tarot, Medium work, and even using animal communication. Jessica’s goals are to counsel her clients to find their own strategies for helping themselves, and she does so in a safe, fun, and enlightening way. In our conversation, we talk about creating healthy boundaries, how Jessica began her practice in a time where astrology wasn’t accepted, and finding out that she can communicate with animals. Jessica also helps us more understand what the Saturn Return is, and offers ways to help those that are currently going through it, she also introduces us to the Christ Year and just what that can look like. Jessica even shares a little bit about what her own Saturn Return was like, and reads both Lindsey and Krista’s charts!

 

We also talk about…

  • How to properly sage and clear
  • Day to day ways that Jessica supports herself
  • Being featured on Explained
  • Understanding what houses are + why they matter in your chart

 

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Nov 15, 2018
Ep. 166 - ‘She’s All Fat Podcast’: Finding Your Way To Body Positivity + Social Change with April K. Quioh and Sophia Carter-Kahn
01:33:30

Sophia Carter-Kahn and April K. Quioh, the voices behind the She’s All Fat podcast, join us for an open and honest conversation about varying opinions and their experience in building a body positive podcast. Both April and Sophia have backgrounds in writing, and that’s how the two initially met! We chat about why they decided to create a podcast, and how they picked the name, She’s All Fat, plus we get into their favorites topics to cover on their show. Sophia and April also share their own personal journey towards self-love, and how the road to loving their own bodies and self acceptance—it hasn’t always been linear. The girls all laugh over the ways they take a break to digest all of the (at times heartbreaking) media, mainly in the forms of binge-watching new television series. In our conversation we go deep into how words like “fat” and “skinny” are neutral, and how we need to change the way that these topics are approached, especially in today’s social media-driven culture.

 

We also talk about…

  • Influence from our parents + how that affects us as we grow
  • Comments + backlash
  • How having a podcast has become therapeutic
  • The importance of having a therapist
  • April + Sophia’s life outside of their podcast
  • Where they go to stay educated
  • What’s to come for She’s All Fat

 

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Nov 13, 2018
Ep. 165 - Your Super: How A Cancer Diagnosis Inspired A Superfood Company with Michael Kuech and Kristel DeGroot
01:21:05

The founders of Your Super, Michael Kuech and Kristel DeGroot, join us today for their first ever podcast interview. Your Super is a superfood company focused on the health benefits of the superfood ingredients used. Their inspiring story began after Michael was diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 24. Kristel wanted to create something to help Michael nourish his body while he was recovering from his treatments and into his remission. In our conversation, we talk about the highs and lows of running a company as a couple, bringing spirituality into the workplace, eating plant-based as an athlete, plus the different superfoods they use in their products and what they do for your body. We even get into how the two practice self care outside of the workplace, and how they handle the life/business balance. Michael also shares about his journey with cancer, from diagnosis to remission, and his hope to inspire other men to pay better attention to their health. The products Kristel and Michael have created are not only delicious, but they are made of quality ingredients that are properly sourced.

 

We also talk about...

  • How their business was born
  • The way they source ingredients
  • Prioritizing travel over work
  • What self care looks like as an entrepreneur
  • Why Michael left the corporate world
  • Their favorite superfood mixes
  • What’s next for Your Super

 

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Nov 08, 2018
Ep. 164 - The Wild Woman: Practical Tantra + A Pleasure-Filled Life with Michaela Boehm
01:47:30

Today we get real and raw with Michaela Boehm, intimacy and sexuality expert, and internationally recognized teacher. Michaela is also the author of The Wild Woman’s Way, a tantric book on how to unlock your potential for a pleasure-filled life. We haven’t talked about relationships and sexuality in a while, so we’re excited to dive in with you. Michaela shares with us how she developed a comfort around the topics of love and intimacy (beyond being European). We talk about why opposites really do attract, and what kills sex in relationships and somes tips on how to fix it. Michaela also helps us understand how to separate who we are from the conditioning we received in our youth, as well as an exercise to help determine what kind of person we want to be with. We can never go too deep when talking about relationships and intimacy.  

 

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  • How changing her location has affected her nervous system + energy
  • The ways her parents shaped her view on relationships
  • Today’s dating scene
  • Why pleasure is important + how available it is  
  • How to engage your partner to be more interested in relationship topics
  • Michaela’s new book

 

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Nov 06, 2018
Ep. 163 - Evangelist For Good: The Importance of Voting, Midterm Elections, and The Pink Wave - with Jehmu Greene
01:15:29

Today we are joined by Jehmu Greene, a political and media strategist, television commentator, and social justice advocate. She is well known for her position with Fox News as a correspondent, for her interview in the New York Times article surrounding her own assault, and for her involvement in Rock the Vote. Jehmu’s mission is to disrupt the political atmosphere with her visionary and provocative insight, through both writing and speech. We dive deep into Jehmu’s roots of growing up with activism in her DNA, and how she learned from a young age that women mattered and have a voice. We also talk about how the political atmosphere and the #metoo movement, how Jehmu handles fear, and using her understanding of her privilege as a platform to help others. With the upcoming midterm elections quickly approaching, (November 6th) Jehmu also shares why she believes this is the most important election in our lifetime, especially for women.

 

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  • Receiving feedback from the public on her appearance  
  • Jehmu’s warrior mentality  
  • Her involvement in the #metoo movement
  • Why Jehmu loves the Millennial generation  
  • The upcoming midterm elections
  • Who Jehmu is excited about on the ballot
  • Where you can find helpful information about candidates

 

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Nov 02, 2018
Ep. 162 - Human Design + Deconditioning To Find Yourself with Jenna Zoe
01:25:57

Our girl, Jenna Zoe, joins us today to dig even deeper into Human Design. Jenna first introduced us to this work and has since become a dear friend and guide aswe are constantly learning more about ourselves and those close to us. In today’s episode, we have a little refresher in what Human Design is, as well as deconditioning yourself to move more towards the life you were meant to lead. Jenna also shares how you should use the Human Design and astrology tools in your life, connecting people’s design with their personal qualities and characteristics, and ways you can read your own chart. Plus, we both share a little more about our Human Design - Lindsey is a Manifesting Generator, Krista is a Projector - and how understanding it has helped us so much in connecting more as business partners and best friends. Jenna has a grounded approach to Human Design that allows us to process it and use it to uplevel ourselves, and in the world around us.

 

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  • How Jenna got into Human Design
  • The 5 types of Human Design
  • All of the offerings that Jenna now has
  • Aliens and technology
  • Questions from #ALMOST30NATION
  • What’s next for Jenna

 

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Nov 01, 2018
Ep. 161 - Vulnerability + Female Empowerment in Comedy with Iliza Shlesinger
01:35:27

We have been big fans of Iliza Shlesinger for-ev-er.  Her ability to find humor to connect people around important topics, to stay relevant and inclusive, and to make audiences laugh show after show, is so inspiring.  Iliza has been a comedian for over a decade now, but since winning Season 6 of Last Comic Standing, she has truly been unstoppable and ever-evolving.  With four Netflix comedy specials, a co-star in her first movie out next year, her 5th special on the horizon, and material that is vulnerable, empowering, and hilarious, Iliza is making people laugh and think. . We talk about what it’s like to be recognized in public, positive and negative feedback from society, and what it’s like to be a powerhouse woman in comedy. With Iliza working on a new movie, we also take a minute to laugh over our fake Boston accents!  

 

It’s so refreshing to watch Iliza perform.  Whether she’s in character as a gazelle or herself, there is truth in both.  You can tell she has been herself since day one. Iliza is playful, unbelievably smart, and has worked hard on her way to the top.

 

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  • Letting comments and remarks go
  • The #metoo movement
  • Iliza’s evolution as a comic
  • Creating and preparing for her special, Elder Millennial
  • Why she decided to not share her relationship on social media
  • Plus, Iliza answers questions from #ALMOST30NATION

 

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Oct 30, 2018
Ep. 160 - Compatibility, Your Saturn Return + The Other Retrogrades with Aliza Kelly
01:14:29

We are taking a look into the cosmos today with astrologer, Aliza Kelly! At times, astrology can be confusing, but Aliza’s super down to Earth approach makes astrology so much easier to digest and understand. Aliza serves as the in-house astrologer and occult story columnist for Allure Magazine, as well as creating the moneyscopes for Cheddar.com. She shares with us how her uncle peaked her interest in the world of astrology, but how she didn’t fully immerse herself in the world until many years later, when she created a dating app rooted in astrological compatibility. In our conversation, we talk all about eclipses, retrogrades, and saturn returns - oh my! We also quickly discover the ties that the planetary alignment has with the political atmosphere, relationships, and how we can all use astrology as a window to take a look into the future. Listen up as Aliza gives a glimpse into each planet to helps us all understand our own sign, and why we have the characteristics that we do. The Mixology of Astrology, Aliza’s new book, just came out - be sure to grab a copy to better understand how astrology can be used in all aspects of your life, even down to the happy hour drink you sip on!

 

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  • Eclipses: how they differ + what they mean
  • What’s the big deal with retrogrades?
  • What each planet brings to the astrological table
  • Astrology and relationships
  • The different types of astrology
  • Aliza answers questions from #ALMOST30NATION

 

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Oct 25, 2018
Ep. 159 - The Abstinence Myth: Breaking The Stigma Around Addiction, Rebuilding Relationships, and Living An IGNTD Life with Dr. Adi Jaffe
01:25:05

This conversation with Adi was so refreshing, and totally necessary given today’s climate. He is very clear with his points, his intentions, and his message surrounding drugs and addiction. Adi Jaffe, PhD, is a research psychologist, addiction specialist, and founder of IGNTD - Igniting Lives Beyond Limits. A nationally recognized speaker and expert on mental health and stigma, he has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, CNN and more. His Tedx Talk on shame has been seen by nearly 500,000 people. Adi’s approach to addiction is so incredible, as he lifts the shame around it to make it more suitable for progression and healing, offering grace in a conversation that tends to have none.

Adi’s own story is beautiful, and we appreciate his openness and honesty in sharing it with us all. We take a deep dive into who Adi was before he met Sophie from selling ecstasy, to struggling with depression, to beginning to experiment with harder drugs, like meth. We hear the differences between the drugs he took, and how with each step he took, the harder it was to break free from the addiction. Adi also shares the reality of trying to rebuild a life after addiction and a criminal record, and the beginning stages of his relationship with Sophie. It is truly their differences that make the relationship strong, balanced, and beautiful. Adi tells us all about his brand new book, The Abstinence Myth, and what sparked this incredible take on the connection between abstinence and addiction.

 

We also talk about...

  • Adi’s motivation to get clean
  • What he learned in jail
  • The 4 factors of addiction  
  • Conversations around shame + how to have them
  • Reframing the idea of an addict
  • An IGNTD success story

 

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Oct 23, 2018
Ep. 158 - Eat Feel Fresh: Tri-Doshic Eating + Lifestyle Ayurveda for Everyday with Sahara Rose
01:08:54

We are hanging with our soul sister, the funny + beautiful, Sahara Rose. Everyone in our Secret Facebook group can’t stop talking about our first ever episode with Sahara, over a year ago. With her new GORGEOUS cookbook, Eat Feel Fresh, being released, we knew we had to have her back on. Sahara created this cookbook as a way to bring the beauty of Ayurveda to modern times in easy, accessible recipes that are sure to help you live more aligned with your doshas.

In the episode, you’ll get a run down of the 3 doshas (for a deeper look, listen to our first episode with Sahara), how she brought India to life in the pages of her new cookbook, and why it was important to her to work with local photographers for this project. We all had a good laugh over how Vata Lindsey is, and how Pitta Krista is - but Krista with those beautiful Kapha cheeks and Lindsey spending time on the toilet like a true Pitta, we dive into possible combos! PLUS the why behind the recipes Sahara chose to put in her cookbook. We also dish on dosha’s! Sahara shares why she knew she wanted to be with a Pitta guy, and how her dating experience with a Kapha helped her come to that realization. The two of us just couldn’t love this girl any more.

 

We also discuss...

  • Looking back at Sahara’s transition from her first book to her second  
  • What tri-doshic cooking is
  • The 6 tastes in Ayurveda  
  • Sahara’s favorite recipes in her cookbook
  • Tips on creating powerful passive income

 

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Oct 18, 2018
Ep. 157 - Overcoming Grief + Loss by Connecting to Spirit with Medium Tim Braun
01:48:35

Recent discussions in our Secret Facebook group inspired today’s episode.  So many of you have turned to the group for guidance and advice surrounding the pain of grief and loss.  How do we cope? Does it get easier? When our loved one’s pass, where do they go and how do they feel? Tim Braun is a world-renowned medium who has performed over 15,000 individual sittings across two decades, and has become the medium people connect with to heal in the wake of losing a loved one or immense loss.

 

Tim is so kind, funny, and intentional.  He does not filter what comes through from the other side.  His gift is to bring forth the messages from loved ones passed to those still in the physical world.  Lindsey has been sitting with Tim once a year for about three years. Each time, she experiences deep healing in connecting with her loved ones and friends who have passed.  Often times they have messages for her about what is currently happening in her life, which is immensely comforting and affirming that they are with us always.

 

We discuss…

  • Lindsey and Krista’s reading with Tim
  • Healthy ego + staying within our humbleness
  • When Tim realized he had his gift + how he learned to use it
  • Tim’s aspirations to be a talk show host
  • Getting some answers about aliens, psychics, and more
  • Tim’s skepticism
  • When we pass over
  • What Tim sees, hears, and feels during a reading
  • Grief, loss, and how to cope
  • Everyone has intuition!!
  • What it’s like at Tim’s live events
  • God giveth + God taketh

 

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Oct 16, 2018
Ep. 156 - #WhatsOnYourList? The Permission To Define How You Live Your Life with Sebastian Terry
01:25:22

Today we’re talking to Sebastian Terry, the founder of “100 Things” and “Kindsum”.  Sebastian is inspiring people all over the world to give themselves the permission to define how they want to live their lives.  . Sebastian first created a bucket list of 100 things after losing a dear friend at a young age. He reevaluated the way he was living his life and whether he was truly happy..

 

Sebastian’s priorities shifted and he dedicated his time to his list.  A list that lit him up and helped him to get to know himself better, to know what truly made him happy.  .Once the world caught on to Sebastian’s magnetic adventure, he started to ask others, #WhatsOnYourList? His book, TV series, and talks around the world are inspiring people to shake off what people think they should do, and follow what makes them truly happy.  

 

He’s also launching a new project designed to bring more happiness into the world, Kindsum, which you can think of as a TaskRabbit for kindness. He’s so incredibly genuine and fun, and we’re so grateful for the opportunity to share his story, his mission, and his big heart.

 

And if you want to talk about what’s on your list and how #ALMOST30NATION can add more kindness to the world, head over to Facebook and join our Secret Facebook Group.

 

In this episode, we talk about…

 

  • What high schoolers and middle schoolers think of 100 Things
  • Swimming with a shark, doing a handstand, marrying a stranger, and other incredible  things on Seb’s list
  • How the list grew into a community
  • Getting caught up in what you “should” do
  • The synchronicities that have occurred while pursuing his list
  • Getting offered a book deal
  • Seb’s feature on ESPN
  • Why helping someone run a half marathon has been one of the most meaningful experiences of Seb’s life
  • Discovering the commitment to help others
  • The 100 Things reality show
  • Bootstrapping + launching Kindsum
  • The incarcerated individuals who built Seb’s website

 

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Oct 11, 2018
Ep. 155 - Letting Your Soul Lead with Spiritual Medium + Channel Bree Melanson
01:38:06

Bree Melanson is a spiritual medium, channel, and soul trainer – but Bree isn’t your conventional psychic. She’s on a mission to make getting in resonance with love more accessible to everyone.  In this episode she uses her “spiritual straight talk” to help us understand the limitations of the ego and lift the divide between the physical and spiritual world. She is playful and funny...and as you’ll hear in the reading, our spirit guides are too!

 

This episode includes…

 

  • What exactly is the difference between being a medium and a channel?
  • When and why someone might seek out a channel
  • What blocks most of us from connecting to our higher selves
  • The ages of souls
  • The first time Bree has talked about her abductee experience
  • Creating boundaries as a medium + in her personal life
  • A mini live reading for Lindsey and Krista!
  • Bree’s spirit stories

 

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Oct 09, 2018
Ep. 154 - The Sacredness of Being Single with Lindsey Simcik
01:27:50

We’re doing more solo episodes to connect with all of you in #ALMOST30NATION, and today Lindsey is here with an intimate conversation all about the sacredness of being single. And even if you’re in a relationship, we know you will get a lot out of this episode as well.  The feeling of lonliness can visit us at any time– but being alone doesn’t have to be a time that you rush through or wish away. You can learn to collaborate with that energy to create something special!

 

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This episode includes…

 

  • How Lindsey grew up
  • Never being allowed to have a boyfriend
  • A Peter Pan freakout
  • AIM crushes
  • Lindsey’s first kiss
  • The relationships that were modeled in Lindsey’s childhood & what she grew to expect
  • Lindsey’s college relationship
  • The chaos of your early 20s
  • What comes up inside ourselves when we feel alone
  • The gifts and opportunities to collaborate that manifest in your time being single
  • This time is the main event
  • Creating rituals

 

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Oct 04, 2018
Ep. 153 - Defying Travel Stereotypes with Nomadness Founder Evita Robinson
01:37:59

#Almost30nation! Hello friends! Excited to introduce you to this week’s guest. Evita Robinson founded the NOMADNESS Travel Tribe, a first-of-its-kind movement bringing together and representing the underrepresented in mainstream travel. Their mission is to show the world that travel has no racial, gender, religious, economic, or interest limitations through community representation and relevancy (like the $50,000,000 being injected into the travel industry every year).

 

In today’s political climate, it’s more important than ever to get out and travel, meet different people, and immerse yourself in diverse cultures. It allows us to gain perspective and see ourselves as just a part of humanity; something to keep you modest, keep you grounded, and keep you connected to what’s REAL! We love the way Evita embodies this, and we know you are all going to love her.

 

We discuss…

 

  • A stark view of how people of color are underrepresented in the travel industry
  • The highs and lows of NOMADNESS’ group travel events (but mostly highs)
  • How NOMADNESS came to be
  • Reverse culture shock: when home feels like a foreign country
  • How Evita approaches building a community
  • Navigating a new challenge + stepping into your light
  • How social media changed travel
  • Evita’s relationship with spirituality
  • The Airbnb experience for people of color + partnering with Airbnb
  • Why you need people of color in your marketing teams + HR
  • Creating safe + sacred spaces
  • What’s next for NOMADNESS: the first U.S. festival for travelers of color!

 

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Oct 02, 2018
Ep. 152 - Savage Love: An Honest Look at Monogamy, Sex, & LGBTQ Rights with Dan Savage
01:16:01

While in Seattle, Lindsey + Krista had the privilege of hanging out with one of the city’s most influential and controversial figures: Dan Savage, the bestselling author, sex columnist, and activist for the LGBTQ community. Dan was so incredibly authentic, honest, and open during this conversation, and we are so happy to have explored some topics that we’ve never had the opportunity to cover in our show. Sometimes these conversations aren’t just fun, but completely change the way we perceive our world – and this is definitely one of those episodes.

 

You can find Dan sharing more of his thoughts and providing advice in the “Savage Love” column, his latest best-selling book American Savage, and in the Savage Lovecast.

 

Dan doesn’t hold back and he has a lot to say, so get excited for some Savage Love!

 

We talk about…

 

  • Why Dan lives in Seattle
  • The hardest thing Dan has ever had to do in his life
  • Dealing with criticism
  • Dan Savage in his early 20s
  • Slut shaming
  • Why and how we’ve made monogamy such a big deal in our society (and how that causes problems)
  • People opening up about their kinks
  • Starting the It Gets Better Project 10 years ago & where it is now
  • Where Dan gets his news
  • Hump: America’s best dirty film festival
  • Dan’s advice for his 20-year-old self

 

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Sep 27, 2018
Ep. 151 - Go With Your Gut for The Healthiest You with Robyn Youkilis
01:36:43

Robyn Youkilis is here and ready to talk gut health, emotional weight, and how we can take care of our bodies to better connect with our intuition. This is a girl who knows her genius – healing your gut + your emotional well-being – and we really admire the honesty and consistency in the way she communicates. We also fell in love with Robyn’s most recent book, Thin from Within: The Go with Your Gut Way to Lose Weight, a coaching guide and cookbook mashup that is designed to help you optimize your digestion and shed emotional and physical weight from the inside out.

 

And here’s a fun fact: Robyn is also intuitive, and she weaves that into her nutrition practice in some beautiful, effective ways. We also chat about…

 

  • Crying + Running = Crunning
  • Who was Robyn in her early 20s?
  • Getting certified at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)
  • Emotional weight
  • How gut + intuition became Robyn’s focus
  • What should our poop look like?
  • How Robyn’s diet and eating have changed over the past decade
  • The rule of 5 plate
  • How to break a sugar addiction
  • What’s the best boozy beverage?
  • A shoutout to Cardi B
  • The ferocity of love
  • Breastfeeding
  • How do you train your mind + body to curb emotional and binge eating behaviors?

 

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Sep 25, 2018
Ep. 150 - Turning a 401k into Rosé: The Wild Story of Founding Bev & Creating a Brand Dedicated to Female Empowerment with Alix Peabody
01:35:23

Alix Peabody founded Bev, the rosé “made by chicks” and drank by, well, anyone who enjoys a tasty rosé wine!  

 

We admire the way that Alix walks the walk and talks the talk, nurturing Bev into not just a beverage company but also a mission-driven brand dedicated to female empowerment. Her story is wild, and she’s been a mentor to us over the past few crazy months. She’s helping us grow and spread our wings – and we know she’ll be an expander for you too!

 

We discuss…

 

  • The Bev mission statement
  • Going on destination first dates (like Hawaii with a guy you’ve never met before)
  • How the male-dominated social scene in college led Alix down the path to starting Bev
  • Experiencing ovarian torsion
  • Creating the first bar designed with women in mind
  • Investing her 401k into rosé
  • Finding a wine supplier on Hinge
  • Attending four high schools in three countries
  • The loophole that allows Bev to sell wine directly to consumers, without a distributor
  • What people don’t see in building a business
  • Working in and running a business with radical transparency
  • Knowing your worth

 

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Sep 20, 2018
Ep. 149 - Trans Issues are Cis Issues: Challenging the Gender Binary + Connecting Through Differences with Alok Vaid-Menon
01:30:05

Alok Vaid-Menon is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, and educator.  Taken from Alok’s own writing “In a world that requires everyone to 'pass' within two discrete categories of 'man' OR 'woman' what would it mean for gender non-conformity to be regarded as beautiful, desirable, legitimate, and worthy?”.  They are performing, speaking, and writing from their soul to connect through differences and challenge the archaic social construct that is gender.

 

Alok is so comfortable in their skin and their glam, and the confidence is infectious! We had a ton of fun chatting with them, soaking in their poetic words – and we know you’re going to leave this episode with a little bit more hope, a little bit more inspiration, and new ways to challenge the current paradigm!

 

We talk about…

 

  • The ins and outs of your passion being your business
  • Growing up (emotionally repressed) in a small Texas town
  • Southern “politeness”
  • Balancing being a strong example for others + being a complex, flawed human
  • Why it hurts when we turn someone into a metaphor and a symbol
  • Visibility does not mean safety for women and trans people
  • Where Alok developed their emotional vocabulary
  • Gender + shame
  • Learning not to fear their own gender nonconformity
  • The psychology of fascism
  • Why Alok is frustrated by the individualism of self-care
  • The people who bully us want to be us
  • Aesthetics as political resistance
  • Violence against gender non-conforming individuals has escalated over the past few years
  • What we can all do, every day, to challenge the current paradigm

 

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Sep 18, 2018
Ep. 148 - Turning a Side Hustle into a Career that Satisfies Your Soul with Krista Williams
01:17:41

We’ve been getting a lot of DMs and comments in our Secret FB Group saying that you all want to hear more from Lindsey + Krista, and we hear you! So today we have an intimate SOLO episode with the one and only Krista Williams (the first of many!) all about a topic that a lot of you have been asking about: Krista’s transition from the corporate world to full-time entrepreneur!

 

Krista reflects on the ups and downs of her career journey, why and how she decided to quit her job, discovering her path to spirituality, when the Universe sent her a BIG sign, and so much more!

 

This episode includes…

 

  • Krista’s childhood + growing up in a small Midwestern town
  • Feeling the pressure to get into a good school
  • Wanting to transfer during the first year of college
  • Krista’s eventful Freshman year: a close family member passing away, getting dumped, & getting arrested
  • Aspiring to be a female sportscaster
  • Learning how to kiss someone for the first time
  • What Krista learned from her first job
  • The sexual harassment suit that was filed on Krista’s behalf
  • Learning what spirituality was
  • Manifesting a magical future
  • The genesis for The Hundred Blog
  • Meeting Lindsey for the first time!
  • Going from side hustle to full-time job
  • Starting to serve people

 

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Sep 13, 2018
Ep. 147 - Finding Your True Note: The Emotional + Spiritual Power of Voice with Stewart Pearce
01:27:54

Stewart Pearce is a world-renowned voice coach, an intuitive, and a seer of forty years. He was the highlight of a SoulCycle Legends retreat that Lindsey attended and, after teaching her how to find her true tone, we knew we had to introduce Stewart to all of you..

 

How many of us have a different voice that  answers the phone, that leads meetings, that  talks to a partner, that talks to children? Kind of crazy right?  As women, we often pitch up to sound more lady-like--yet, disconnected from our belly breath and gut instinct.  Your voice is connected to so much more than just your larynx – it’s deeply emotional + spiritual, and today we explore the dynamics of that relationship. We wanted to know what it meant and what it felt like to express from your true tone.  Also, as a special treat, Stewart leads us through a beautiful meditation in finding our true note!

 

We talk about…

 

  • Expressing your highest self
  • Stewart’s ethereal experience with sound
  • Growing up synaesthetic
  • Grounding yourself in the human experience
  • The relationship between exploring your sexual being + the development of your voice
  • Being a spiritual being having a human experience
  • How our relationships with the people around us affect our voice
  • Why we need to meditate
  • The physicality of your voice
  • Grounding yourself
  • Stewart’s relationship with Princess Diana

 

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Sep 11, 2018
Ep. 146 - A Lesson on Fasting, Breaking Sugar Addiction, and The Fountain of Youth with Superfood School Founder Lynnette Astaire
01:46:21

Today we chat with a great friend of ours, Lynnette Astaire, the Founder of Superfood School. Lynnette has an incredible story and a fascinating relationship with food, a tool she’s used to overcome PCOS and radiate from the inside out.

 

Just as a disclaimer for this episode: we talk a lot about juice fasting, but we’re not pushing anything or suggesting anyone do a fast necessarily. Our philosophy is always do what is best for your body! But Lynette’s take on fasting and the science behind it is unique.  We loved digging into the mental and spiritual awakenings she experiences during her fasts.

 

We talk about...

 

  • Lynnette’s famous green juice
  • The two different types of juicers
  • Why the most important part of a fast is how you break it
  • Lynnette’s journey with food
  • An entrepreneurial Rice Krispie Treat story
  • Learning how to run a franchise
  • The origins of Superfood School
  • Lynnette’s favorite superfoods
  • What you can do to get the nutrients you need when life is just too busy
  • The controversy around smoothies + juice fasting
  • How to break a sugar addiction
  • Impossible Burger VS Beyond Burger
  • What makes a healthy snack bar?
  • This cycle we call life

 

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Sep 06, 2018
Ep. 145 - Diversifying Women’s Health: Conversations on Mental Health, Holistic Wellness, & More with Editor-in-Chief Liz Plosser
01:24:47

Liz Plosser is the Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Health, a magazine we’ve always loved because they showcased real women + real bodies – and as you’ll hear in this episode, Liz is taking big steps to further to diversify what the publication shares and evolve the brand! This is the largest health-focused media brand, reaching 36 million women in the United States alone, so it’s critical that we have awesome people like Liz pushing for more conversations on topics like mental health and bringing incredible columnists like Gabby Bernstein into the fold.

 

But before the interview, Krista + Lindsey answer some of YOUR questions about health + wellness from the Secret Facebook Group!! Stay tuned (and join the group to get in on the fun) because soon we’ll be sharing an episode that is all answers to your questions for Lindsey + Krista!

 

This episode includes…

 

  • Liz’s journey to Women’s Health
  • Advice for managing a team
  • Why they’re adding mental health content to every single issue
  • 360° holistic wellness
  • Liz’s self-care routine + spiritual practice
  • What Liz is excited about in the future
  • Transitioning from digital to print
  • Tips for manifesting the career you want

 

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Sep 04, 2018
Ep. 144 - John Wineland LIVE: Deeper Sex, Masculinity + Spiritual Intimacy
01:52:57

A few weeks ago, Lindsey + Krista had the pleasure of hosting a live conversation and Q+A with John Wineland, a transformational relationship expert, a spiritual intimacy teacher, and the guest on episode 96 + episode 97 of this show. John led the audience through a conversation about practicing the art of embodiment, intimate communication, and feeling for better relationships and a deeper connection in your love life.

 

And as always, #ALMOST30NATION was so open and vulnerable with their questions.  Questions answered touched on topics like intimacy and dating, the energetic dynamics of a relationship, sex, and so much more. (Of course, we’ll also be chatting all about it in the Secret Facebook Group!)

 

We discuss…

 

  • The 3 layers of sex: physical, emotional, & energetic
  • Masculine essence + sex
  • Yogic practices for strengthening your consciousness + turning your body into an invitation for love
  • Do you have a masculine or feminine energy? Maybe both?
  • Cultivating both your feminine + your masculine
  • You can have a conscious one night stand
  • How to live thriving, energized lives aligned with a deep purpose
  • Invaluable tools that evoke the best from your partners for years to come
  • How to reinvigorate relationships full of love, connection – and sex!
  • Training your nervous system to express what’s true at a deeper level

 

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Aug 30, 2018
Ep. 143 - From Stay-At-Home Mom to $100 Million: Alli Webb, Founder of DryBar, on Building the Mega Blowout Business
01:41:22

Alli Webb has managed to capture that lightning in a bottle with Drybar.  Alli has never let the fear of failure stop her from building a business. She has experienced exponential growth over the last 8 years because she filled a gap in the market at the perfect time.  105+ Drybar locations (doing 1.2 million blowouts every year), developing a hair care product line, writing a New York Times bestseller, and raising two incredible children.

 

Alli is down-to-earth, funny, present and so, so kind.  This powerhouse was recently on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list—GOALS.  She took time away from her busy schedule for an afternoon with us. She is such an expander for us, and we know she will be for you too!

 

We chat about…

 

  • Alli’s always-changing routine
  • The journey to creating Drybar (by way of house calls)
  • The ups + downs of running a business with your family
  • Accessible self-care
  • The most difficult parts of being an entrepreneur (especially in the first few years of building a business)
  • Showing up as a mom + building a business
  • Transitioning from stay-at-home mom to badass breadwinner
  • Creating the unique Drybar branding + Alli’s advice for creating your own brand
  • Why working at Drybar isn’t for every stylist
  • Balancing being open + creating reasonable boundaries online
  • Making the time to take care of yourself as an entrepreneur
  • Alli’s advice for her younger self

 

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Aug 28, 2018
Ep. 142 - What is White Privilege? Waking Up to Our Unconscious Biases with Thais Sky
01:31:33

Thais Sky is a truth speaker, healer, women's coach, and feminist on a heart-led mission to have important conversations at the intersection of feminism + spirituality, and today she’s re-joining Lindsey + Krista to once again tackle some really big questions: How can we begin to dismantle our unconscious biases?  How can we all be better allies to one another? And how can we provide a safe space for more conversations like these?

 

We are constantly striving to evolve ourselves and this show by bringing more diverse voices into the conversation –as always, we are learning right along with you all.  So thank you for being to open and vulnerable

 

This episode includes…

 

  • Opportunities for growth
  • Being addicted to our shitty thoughts + shitty people
  • Trying not to compartmentalize our own spirituality
  • Feeling unworthy of your own self-care
  • We can't show up for others if we’re not showing up for ourselves.
  • Everything is about power dynamics
  • The governmental + societal systems that keep certain groups of people oppressed
  • How white women contribute to + benefit from racism
  • How we can REALLY educate ourselves about systematic oppression + privilege
  • If you don’t look at a wound, if you don’t take care of it, it’s going to get worse
  • As privileged white girls, what is our place in the conversation?
  • With privilege comes responsibility
  • Living in an emotionally illiterate culture
  • “You can’t love other people until you love yourself” sounds really nice – but that’s not necessarily the case!
  • How to avoid tokenizing people of color
  • When people say they’re “color blind”
  • People need to do this work imperfectly (because perfect just isn’t going to happen)
  • Deciding what kind of legacy we want to leave

 

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Aug 23, 2018
Ep. 141 - Queen of the Bees Carly Stein on Why We Must #SaveTheBees and How Sustainable Beekeeping Improved Her Health and Gave Her Purpose
01:27:22

Carly Stein lives and breathes bees. She is a beekeeper herself, an advocate for saving the bees (and our food supply) through sustainable beekeeping, and the Founder + CEO of Beekeeper’s Naturals.

 

If you haven’t heard of it yet, Beekeeper’s Naturals is an incredible company with a simple purpose: to bring us the highest quality products from the hive and nurture a greater awareness for saving our bees. Their naturally-sourced superfoods are effective alternatives to some of your typical, chemical-based OTC medicines – and these superfoods have become an important part of Lindsey + Krista’s daily routines as of late, helping them feel their best by leveraging the magic of nature!

 

Carly’s story also has a way of making you want to keep bees, too! Should we?!?!  She’s so smart, so kind, and on a mission to #savethebees. This episode’s conversation includes…

 

  • How propolis changed Carly’s life + not being able to find any in Vancouver inspired her to start Beekeeper’s Naturals
  • Falling in love with beekeeping
  • The female-driven bee society
  • Why “organic” honey is actually extremely difficult to produce (even if it’s made on an organic farm)
  • Why we’re losing a disproportionate number of bees – and why that’s a HUGE problem!
  • All the bee products: propolis, pollen, honey, and royal jelly
  • Why Carly washes her face with honey
  • The benefits of CBD + how BKD created a unique CBD honey
  • Building up the Beekeeper’s Naturals business
  • Finding your dream job
  • The hardest part of running BKN
  • How you can turn your vision + passion into a business
  • Learning to ignore the BS stories we tell ourselves that hold us back
  • How Beekeeper’s Naturals will change the world (and how you can help)

 

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Aug 21, 2018
Ep. 140 - #ItsMiracleSeason: The Bachelorette’s Eric Bigger on Relationships, The Art of Listening and Diversity in Reality TV
01:43:47

So many people in the Secret Facebook Group have been talking about it, so today #ALMOST30NATION is invading Bachelorette Nation for a conversation with Eric Bigger, previously a cast member on The Bachelorette Season 13, currently a cast member on Bachelor in Paradise Season 5 (which just premiered on August 7th) – and so so so much more than that!

 

Eric offers us a peek behind the scenes of a reality TV show, dishes on all the dirt, and offers an interesting perspective on the lack of diversity in shows like these. Of course, it’s not all reality TV. We also chat about...

 

  • Krista + Eric have the same birthday
  • Dating on TV + in the real world
  • Listening to understand, not be understood
  • Being “emotion rich” (as opposed to material rich)
  • Understanding why people cheat
  • Commitment isn’t the same thing for everyone
  • Connecting with the other men on The Bachelorette
  • Being told to “tone it down” + “not be too deep”
  • Becoming a new-age role model
  • Diversity in Reality TV
  • What Eric does at the end of day
  • What The Bachelorette house is like on a day-to-day basis
  • The 600-question questionnaire contestants have to fill out
  • How being on The Bachelorette has affected Eric’s dating life

 

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Aug 16, 2018
Ep. 139 - Dave Asprey (Founder of Bulletproof Coffee) on Spiritual Evolution, Becoming a Biohacker, Hormone Health, & His Entrepreneurial Journey
01:26:01

You’ve probably already heard of Dave Asprey, or at least Bulletproof Coffee and the Bulletproof Diet. It’s pretty much grown from a trend to a phenomenon over the past couple years. Lindsey + Krista, honestly, didn’t quite know what Dave would be like in an interview – but Dave really showed up for this conversation and, as you’ll hear, he is truly passionate about the brand, the mission, and the movement behind Bulletproof.

 

We were also able to ask a lot of your questions in this episode! We love being able to bring all of you into the conversation, before and after the episode. So if you want to talk Bulletproof with #ALMOST30NATION (or provide your own insight and commentary for future episodes), click here to join the secret Facebook group!

 

This episode includes…

 

  • How Dave made a small fortune by the time he was 26... and then lost it when he was 28
  • Being the first person to sell a product over the internet
  • The connection between gut health + brain health
  • Importing smart drugs from Europe
  • Dave’s journey building the Bulletproof brand + business
  • You are simultaneously a rational human being + an irrational animal
  • Raising $50M+ in funding for Bulletproof
  • How holotropic breathing (a successor to Stanislav Grof’s LSD-based psychedelic therapy) transformed Dave’s life
  • The biology of belief
  • Why younger people are wiser today than they were 40 years ago
  • What you eat affects how you feel – more than anything else!
  • If you stop doing the things that make you weak, that’s more powerful than doing the things that make you strong
  • Ketones + ketosis
  • The relationship between Bulletproof, ketones, ketosis, and hormones
  • Intermittent fasting for women
  • Why almost every spiritual traditional has an element of fasting
  • The staples of the Bulletproof diet that everyone should be leveraging
  • How inflammatory foods affect you days later
  • What’s up with coffee?
  • Dave’s favorite biohack right now

 

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Aug 14, 2018
Ep. 138 - Wonder over Worry: Dropping the Shame, Getting Unstuck + Rewriting the Story of Your Life with Amber Rae
01:15:27

Amber Rae is an artist, writer, creative, and curious human being – and joins the girls this week for an in-depth, candid conversation about the stories we tell ourselves. If you’ve ever found yourself in a job, a situation, or a relationship where you’ve felt stuck or weighed down, Amber has been there too and has written a beautiful, relatable book to help others ignite their curiosity and move through their fear.

 

Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential is helping people all over the world become unstuck and conquer their fears, and we are so excited to share it with #ALMOST30NATION. Keep your eyes on Instagram (@almost30podcast) because we’ll also be giving away three copies of the book!

 

Another thing that kind of blew us away about this conversation was the level of vulnerability and honesty that Amber shares. She’s already caused us to start thinking more about being really honest and open with our feelings so that we can expand and grow, in our relationships and just our lives in general, and we know she’ll help all of you grow as well! We chat about…

 

  • Creating a story about your life that doesn’t serve you – and then rewriting it!
  • Learning to listen to your intuition
  • Numbing yourself with pharmaceuticals + overcoming an addiction to Adderall
  • Losing your father as a child
  • Our relationship with death
  • We always find the evidence for what we choose to believe
  • The unique process Amber went through to write her book
  • Becoming aware of the story you tell yourself
  • What scientific insights Amber learned while researching her book
  • Fear of being radically raw + open
  • Open relationships
  • Dropping the shame around doing things differently
  • Being a shadow artist: someone who is behind other people, helping to elevate and push them forward because they’re afraid to step into the light
  • Living your life out of alignment

 

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Aug 09, 2018
Ep. 137 - The Importance and Impermanence of Your Feelings—A Conversation on Mental Health with Ban.do Founder Jen Gotch
01:18:10

Jen Gotch walked in for this episode wearing the most beautiful, colorful, happy dress: exactly what you’d expect from the creator of ban.do, an inspiring + positive lifestyle brand that’s grown tremendously since it began as a one-of-a-kind hair accessories company.

 

Jen is very transparent about how she is feeling on her good days and her bad days (which you know if you follow her on Instagram @jengotch). Jen is open about the mental health struggles she’s dealt with throughout her life, and she has been diligently learning to get closer to who she really is and care for herself – all the while building this incredible brand.

 

If you want to join in on this conversation, head over to the secret Facebook group!

 

We talk about...

 

  • Social media
  • Needing to leave the place you grew up
  • Learning to own your creativity
  • Starting in LA as a prop and food stylist
  • Launching ban.do as a side project
  • The difficult transitional period that is your 20s
  • Emotional intelligence + becoming self-aware
  • Finding a therapist (get help finding one for you at Advekit)
  • What fuels Jen’s creativity
  • Getting dressed makes you feel better!
  • How social media changed ban.do
  • Creating a unique planner
  • Jen’s relationship with spirituality
  • When & why Jen sold her company
  • Celebrating 10 years of ban.do
  • Supporting a brand you can connect with
  • Jen’s advice for others struggling with anxiety
  • The difference between self-deprecating or self-soothing and self-care

 

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Aug 07, 2018
Ep. 136 - Iconic Fashion Designer Nicole Miller on Her Fearless Approach to Bringing Her Visions to Life
01:03:29

Today we’re talking to Nicole Miller—an ICON in the fashion world.  Thank you to Nicole for dressing us for every prom!! Nicole opened up her first shop on Madison Avenue in 1986 and since then she’s taken the fashion world by storm, finding creative ways to combine modern American concepts with the classic French techniques of haute couture.

 

We talk about...

 

  • Krista’s stylin’ Nicole Miller jacket
  • Studying fashion in France + the U.S.
  • There used to be the style of the seasons, but everybody wants to look different now
  • The blue sundress that catapulted Nicole’s career
  • What’s in style right now?
  • The purchasing mistake that led to a big score (and a cute outfit)
  • How Nicole met her husband
  • Nicole’s advice for young female entrepreneurs
  • The upcoming Nicole Miller collection
  • How Nicole creates a new collection, beginning with the prints
  • The Nicole Miller company culture
  • Nicole’s surprisingly chill reaction to people copying her designs
  • Embracing social media
  • What Nicole is excited for this year

 

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Aug 02, 2018
Ep. 135 - Family Constellations: Connecting Your Inner Child to Your Adult Self + Healing Generational Trauma with Marine Sélénée
01:32:47

You may not know it (at least not yet), but your family story might be the one thing holding you back from success.

 

We can’t change our parents or our family – and we can’t change what’s already happened – but we can change our perception around it. Unresolved traumatic events in your family can hinder how happiness and success flow to us in the present and future.  Marine Sélénée is a Family Constellations specialist who is dedicated to bringing peace, love, and respect to families. Krista + Lindsey can attest that Family Constellations will help you break free from any negative painful patterns – and it will be life changing.

 

After hitting rock bottom at the age of 25, Marine started her own healing journey and discovered the power of Family Constellations firsthand. Now she shares that gift with others, helping people finally bring order back to their lives, make peace with what was, and accept what they did receive and did not receive. We talk about…

 

  • Moving from France to the U.S.
  • Hitting rock bottom at the age of 25 + going through a spiritual awakening
  • Starving to be be seen, to be heard, and to be recognized
  • Everyone has a different perception
  • Why you can’t heal unconscious, underlying problems in your family – you need to unearth them
  • The little boy or girl inside of you who is just waiting to be seen or heard
  • Storing trauma in your body + healing it
  • When a mom or dad might need their kid to take care of them
  • How to discover what affected you subconsciously
  • Why parents need to respect their children enough to tell them the truth, even when it’s hard
  • How you can be impacted by past generations, beyond your mother and father
  • Practicing acceptance + respect
  • Do we choose our parents?
  • Healing ghosts by recognizing them

 

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Jul 31, 2018
Ep. 134 - Nascar Champion Julia Landauer on Breaking the Social Limitations Placed on Women
01:24:23

Today we have a bonafide #bossbabe and pioneer: Julia Landauer, a NASCAR driver and two-time champion who is empowering women all over the world.

 

After becoming the first woman to win a NASCAR Track Championship at Motor Mile Speedway in her division, Julia graduated to the televised NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. She finished 4th in the K&N championship, becoming the highest finishing female in the series’ 64-year history. Plus, this girl is frickin’ smart – she graduated from Stanford with a BS in Science, Technology, and Society!

 

She is standing in her strengths and her light, paving the way not only for aspiring female racecar drivers but also for any women who want to live in their truth + what really makes them happy. We chat about…

 

  • How Julia (and the rest of her family) got into racing when she was a young girl
  • 15 years of racing experience at the age of 26
  • Going from go karting to stock car
  • Why there have been so few women in NASCAR
  • Being a female driver with an all-male pit crew
  • How parents can empower their children
  • Being on Survivor Season 26 (while attending college!)
  • What Julia learned from her experience on Survivor
  • Dealing with social media haters
  • Promoting Cars 3 with Disney
  • Driving at 174 miles per hour
  • Asking for help
  • Value comes in all different shapes and sizes
  • How the divine feminine has been beneficial as a racer

 

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Jul 26, 2018
Ep. 133 - Working with Shadow, The Four Steps to Magnetism & Manifesting Opulence with Lacy Phillips
01:41:51

Last time Lindsey + Krista talked to Lacy Phillips, the creative spirit and Manifestation Advisor behind Free and Native, she taught us how to manifest our dream lives. It was a life-changing conversation and we are all honored by the incredible support that #ALMOST30NATION has offered Lacy since. But we had to have Lacy back on the show because she has come so far since we last spoke to her!

 

One of Lacy’s gifts (and one of the reasons we love her so much) is that she’s an expander... she’s just so grounded and real, so comforting and inspiring, constantly holding a space for others to realize their own sense of self. We can’t say enough good things about her and we know this episode is going to change lives!

 

We discuss…

 

  • Overcoming whatever is blocking your opulence + abundance
  • De-conditioning what we’ve learned about money
  • Closing the portals in your life that don’t serve you
  • Unblocking your shadow
  • Filling the void in manifestation education
  • Understanding the energetics of manifestation
  • Finding expanders
  • How to differentiate between a sign and a test
  • An exercise you can do to tap into your body + practice intuiting
  • The 4 elements of pure magnetism

 

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Jul 24, 2018
Ep. 132 - Amanda Chantal Bacon on Sex, Partnership, Accessible Self-Care + Her Moon Juice Empire
01:25:43

Amanda Chantal Bacon (now Amanda Rogove) is a magical star seed. You heard us right. Amanda is the creator of Moon Juice, a world-traveling chef, a sustainable lifestyle leader, and a passionate food educator. What she’s been able to build with Moon Juice is of another planet. They always have what your body and soul have been craving. It’s delicious, beautiful, and it’s ethically sourced. Amanda + Moon Juice are truly a cosmic beacon for anyone seeking support and healing through the holistic lifestyle that we’ve seen change our lives and the lives of others!

 

But most importantly, this is a conversation that is just going to make you feel good. Amanda’s story, an epic journey, being in love… it just feels nice. We chat about...

 

  • The difficulty of always having to be “on” on social media
  • How Amanda met her husband + he became the love of her life
  • Shifting into your feminine energy
  • Why Amanda’s early years were emotionally trying + how she rebelled
  • Not going to college but still yearning to learn
  • What we’ve learned from psychedelic experiences
  • Naturally healing + feeling happy in your own body
  • Talking about sex with your kid
  • Cooking to relax
  • Amanda’s morning routine
  • A not-so-hot wellness tip: freeze-dried coffee!
  • Why there is no one-size-fits-all in wellness or self-care
  • Moon Juice is coming to Sephora!

 

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Jul 19, 2018
Ep. 131 - Suzy Batiz on Radical Resonance, Ayahuasca + Her $300 Milllion Dollar Idea That Is Liberating People Everywhere
01:28:09

This episode has pretty much everything you could want out of a podcast: it’s natural, hilarious, interesting, fun, and with just a little bit of poop. That’s because Krista + Lindsey got to sit down with Suzy Batiz, creator of Poo-Pourri.

 

After her second bankruptcy at 40, Suzy embarked on a spiritual quest and discovered the lost art of tapping the body for stored creativity and ideas. She grew Poo-Pourri into a $300M+ business using a combination of somatic training, quantum physics, and interpersonal evolutionary processes, which she’s dubbed the Radical Resonance System.

 

We definitely spend some time talking about the product and what it’s like to be a female founder, but things get a lot deeper than that – there’s even an absolutely incredible ghost story that Lindsey + Krista can not stop sharing at parties!

 

And if you’ll be near Dallas on Tuesday, September 25th, you can catch Lindsey, Krista, and Suzy LIVE! Click here to get your tickets now!!

 

This episode includes…

 

  • Suzy’s awesome experiences with ayahuasca
  • Healing the wounds of an abusive and tumultuous childhood
  • Finding the light to physical and spiritual wellness
  • Coming up with (and being drawn towards) the idea for Poo-Pourri
  • Overcoming two bankruptcies
  • Why Suzy never says she’s sorry for saying no
  • The 4 signs of resonance
  • Suzy’s relationship with fear + how she accepts those thoughts
  • Bringing a conscious lifestyle into your business culture
  • Conscious parenting
  • Why there have to be aliens
  • Talking about taboo topics + the (often hilarious) poop stories that Suzy hears every day
  • Living in a church
  • Suzy’s relationship with the spirits in her home
  • How JP Sears has inspired Suzy

 

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Jul 17, 2018
Ep. 130 - Master Your Inner Mean Girl + Rock Your Relationships with Melissa Ambrosini
01:28:11

So many of us feel stuck in our relationships, in our jobs, and in our lives – but today, we’re talking about everything you need to know and do to get unstuck. Our guest, Melissa Ambrosini, is the bestselling author of two incredible books (Open Wide: A Radically Real Guide to Deep Love, Rocking Relationships and Soulful Sex + Mastering Your Mean Girl), the host of The Melissa Ambrosini Show, and a self-love teacher.  

 

Her message — that love is sexy, healthy is liberating, and wealthy isn’t a dirty word — is inspiring, and she’s a living, breathing, walking, talking example of what it means to live life on your own terms. We chat about...

 

  • How Melissa ended up in the hospital, hit rock bottom, and decided to change
  • The steps Melissa took to transform her own health + happiness
  • Overcoming with The Imposter Syndrome
  • Sharing your experience + speaking from your heart
  • Shifting your mindset to overcome an disordered relationship with food
  • Enrolling in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition + learning to understand food as medicine
  • 3 steps for silencing your Inner Mean Girl
  • How Melissa manifested her soul mate – and how you can too!
  • Soulful sex VS junkfood sex
  • Stepping away from relationships that no longer serve you
  • Nourishing your most important relationships with love + attention
  • How to practice crystal clear communication

 

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Jul 12, 2018
Ep. 129 - How to Become a Rich Bitch: The Language of Money, Dealing with Debt + Negotiating Everything with Nicole Lapin
01:45:22

As women, we need to have more money to have more power and change the world, so we are trying to get on the right side of finance, #ALMOST30NATION! And we don’t know anyone who makes finances and money more approachable than Nicole Lapin, the NYT bestselling author of Rich Bitch and Boss Bitch and the host of Hatched on CBS.

 

So if you want to feel empowered and don’t know where to start, look no further! We talk about…

 

  • Sex toys, Pure Romance parties, and coconut oil lube (shout out to Woo for Play!)
  • How Nicole’s money mindset changed over the years
  • Faking it until you make it in your first job
  • Diving headfirst into the world of finance
  • Translating the language of money
  • Making what you do something that you love
  • What you need to know and do before you quit your job to pursue your side hustle
  • Why you might want to choose to rent over buying
  • “Conventional wisdom” about money VS real world TRUTHS about money
  • Preparing for retirement
  • Managing multiple streams of income
  • Having difficult conversations about money & debt in your relationships
  • The 3 F’s: Family, finance, & fun
  • Questions from YOU in the Facebook Group
  • Fun fact: EVERYTHING is negotiable. You can even negotiate the interest rate on your credit card or medical debt!
  • Not all debt is created equal – so you need to know how to tackle it intelligently
  • Nicole’s favorite money-saving hacks
  • The 3 E’s: Essentials, endgame, & extras
  • Nicole’s journey with IVF

 

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Jul 10, 2018
Ep. 128 - Building a Successful Biz on Your First Try with Queen of Kopari Beauty Gigi Goldman
01:07:06

Gigi Goldman and her husband Co-Founded Kopari Beauty just two years ago and it is already the go-to brand for coconut based beauty products– Kopari is all over Instagram and magazines, in Sephora and Nordstrom, and it’s no wonder why. Kopari products are INSANELY clean, effective and yummy! Clean, simple, and natural beauty options are vitally important, and we need people like Gigi out there changing the beauty industry as we all move forward and evolve as human beings.

 

You will fall in love with the way Gigi lives her life: no regrets or hesitation, putting full trust in the process and the choices that brought her to the present moment. She’s candid, present, and so down to Earth as we talk about...

 

  • Working as a reporter out of college
  • Using coconut oil for everything
  • Making beauty approachable, cool, & fun
  • Trying to force things VS flowing with the current
  • Sourcing coconut products the right way
  • Kopari’s project to build houses for coconut farmers
  • How digital advertising put Kopari on the map
  • Creating a business that fits into real lives
  • Listening to your customers
  • Connecting with your gut
  • Working with your husband + balancing being a mom
  • What’s next for Kopari
  • Being as pure as possible (and what that means)

 

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Jul 05, 2018
Ep. 127 - The Spirit Upgrade + Unlocking Your Intuition with Spiritual Guide and Psychic Medium, Natalie Miles
01:30:16

This episode changed Lindsey + Krista’s life... and it’s going to absolutely blow your mind. Natalie Miles is an intuitive spiritual guide & mentor who specializes in connecting people with their spirit guides, helping people find answers and clear blocks so that they feel more clear, confident, and connected.

 

Your conversations with an intuitive can be so heart and eye opening because the answers are already inside of you – but with some help from your spirit guides, your cheerleaders in the spiritual realm, you can really learn so much about who you are and how to navigate as a spiritual being on this Earth.

 

In this episode we talk deeply about…

 

  • When Natalie started getting downloads + messages
  • Intuitive circles in the UK
  • What spirit guides sound like
  • How you can start talking to your spirit guide + develop that skill
  • Our lifelong relationship with our main spirit guide
  • Knowing whether your guide is masculine or feminine
  • Choosing the human experience
  • Learning for your guide’s name
  • Being in a relationship as an intuitive
  • The challenges + benefits of growing up in an intuitive family
  • A crazy, scar story that Natalie has never shared before #ALMOST30EXCLUSIVE
  • Safely exploring your shadow side so you can continue to evolve
  • Learning what happened in your past lives
  • Connecting with your dreams
  • Lindsey + Krista’s sessions with Natalie (and the huge shifts they experienced)

 

Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!

 

Join Almost 30 + Natalie Miles in Seattle on August 11 @ 3:00 PM!!

 

What to expect:

  • Guided meditation for our Guides to step forward
  • An exclusive LIVE READING
  • Personal and collective unlocking of your intuition
  • Live Q&A with Natalie Miles
  • Natalie Miles’s conversation and messages with Spirit

 

Want a ticket?! Click here to RSVP.

 

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Jul 03, 2018
Ep. 126 - Breaking Bad Habits + The Science of Being Happy with Loretta Breuning
01:20:25

Almost 30 is all about tools, tricks, and insights that anyone can use to feel happier and more aligned as they navigate the big transitions in their life… but we’ve never really talked about WHY people feel happy. Like what’s going in these mammal brains of ours? So Lindsey + Krista sat down with Loretta Breuning, PhD, a professor, an author, and the Founder of The Inner Mammal Institute. Loretta teaches people how to build power over their mammalian brain chemistry and understand nature’s operating system.

 

Because if we understand the science of what’s happening when we form habits or feel a certain way, we have the power to manipulate those chemicals, rewire our brains, and ultimately, live a better life. Are you ready to make peace with your inner mammal?

 

We discuss…

 

  • Early brain development
  • Why it’s so difficult to create new neural pathways in our brains after puberty
  • Our impulse to want more
  • Serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, & endorphin
  • The medical model VS the animal world
  • Ups + downs being NORMAL
  • Do animals have memories like we do?
  • Why the size of your brain directly correlates to the length of childhood (and the animal with the biggest brain)
  • The amazing miracle of reproduction
  • Breaking an addictive habit
  • Getting back to neutral after experiencing trauma
  • Endorphins + GABA
  • Every single person being wired for an individual experience (and feeling a little different from the herd)

 

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Jun 28, 2018
Ep. 125 - Hormone Expert Candace Burch Answers Your Questions on Hormone Imbalance, Low Libido, Waking Up Your Ovaries + More
01:39:07

Krista + Lindsey’s first episode with Candace Burch blew up #ALMOST30NATION, so we asked what you all wanted to know about hormone health, and today, Candace is back to answer all of your questions! Like how do you get off birth control naturally? How do you know which birth control is right for you? What does hormone imbalance look like?!

 

When it comes to our body, the answers aren’t always easy... but they are important! We discuss...

 

  • The Women’s Health Initiative’s first long-term study on synthetic hormones for women’s health
  • Symptoms of hormonal imbalance
  • Young women today having the same symptoms as women in menopause
  • What exactly ovulating is (and how to know when you’re not ovulating)
  • Why you may want to be on birth control
  • How you can wake your ovaries up
  • Researching new birth control options
  • Low libido in young women
  • The 11 different forms of estrogen in some milk
  • Endocrine disruptors (learn more from the Environmental Working Group at ERG.org)
  • How light affects you
  • Candace’s advice for coming off the pill
  • How adaptogens strengthen and nourish the adrenals
  • Candace’s thoughts on PCOS
  • Hormone health & digestion
  • The new challenges of the busy, modern world
  • Sexy Sugar Cleanse

 

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Jun 26, 2018
Ep. 124 - Dreaming as a Spiritual Practice: Manifesting from the Realm of Potential + Possibility with Connie Kaplan
01:12:22

Krista + Lindsey have been dying to talk about dreams forever, so they put the call out there and manifested the lovely Connie Kaplan. Connie is a spiritual mentor who teaches dreaming as a spiritual practice and a unique form of theology, which centers around an understanding of each person’s life purpose.

 

Connie found her calling after contracting a mysterious virus and spending nearly two years of her life in bed. She slept, and she slept and slept and slept, and she experienced a profound spiritual transformation which altered not only her inner experience of life but her outer expression of life.

 

We kind of pass dreams off as being silly, crazy, or dumb, but they have a deep meaning and purpose. We spend half of our lives in this unconscious state – there’s so much happening and so much to be learned, if we choose to take control of it and use it as a method to transform. This conversation gets a little out there, but you know us! We talk about…

 

  • The illness that changed Connie’s life
  • How the moon affects our dreams + tracking your dreams according to the lunar cycle
  • Everyone’s unique dreaming pattern
  • Dreaming to heal
  • Collective dreams about 9/11
  • How dreams allow our subconscious minds to communicate with the collective energies
  • Heather’s dream pillow
  • The 13 different types of dreams
  • Menstruation + dreams
  • The unique chakra system that Connie received as a download
  • Doing the subconscious work
  • Jungian vs Freudian analysis
  • Using a dream journal

 

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Are you ready to see Almost 30 LIVE?! We can’t wait to see all of you, but you better hurry because the tickets are going fast! You can find all the deets and get your tickets at almost30podcast.com/tour.

 

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Jun 21, 2018
Ep. 123 - It Ain’t Weak to Speak: A Conversation on Mental Health + Breaking the Stigma - with Sam Webb of LIVIN.org
01:19:13

Today’s episode is an important conversation. 1 in 7 young people experience a mental illness in any given year, and far too many suffer in silence due to the stigma that surrounds mental health and lack of understanding. Sam Webb, Co-Founder of LIVIN.org, is on a mission to change this.  

 

Sam is championing a space where people feel comfortable talking about any mental health issues, and any emotions that feel so overwhelming you can’t cope with them on your own. He is a bright light that has experienced a lot of darkness. Since his best friends suicide, Sam has made it his mission to promote the mantra “It Ain’t Weak to Speak” to save others who might be suffering silently.

 

Sam reminds us that that our presence, our listening and caring ear, our encouragement to find help, can change someone’s life.

 

If you or anyone you know are having thoughts of suicide, there is always someone available to listen:

 

We talk about…

 

  • The tragic origin story of LIVIN
  • Making the conversation around mental health cool
  • Asking for help
  • The lack of understanding around mental illness
  • Sam’s own mental health journey
  • The relationship between masculinity and silence
  • Substance abuse and mental health
  • The sleep deprivation epidemic
  • Sam’s self-care routine
  • Experiencing compassion fatigue
  • Why listening is THE most important thing when someone is seeking support
  • Giving people the tools to seek and help + identify warning signs
  • Feeling alone being part of the mental health challenge
  • Working with parents + helping them listen
  • Finding the unique mental health “workout” that works best for you

 

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Jun 19, 2018
Ep. 122 - Finding Your Way As An Entrepreneur with Jamie Schmidt of Schmidt’s Naturals
01:03:15

Today’s guest Jaime Schmidt, Founder of Schmidt’s Naturals, is a straight up self-made baller. But building a business that changes lives doesn’t come easy, and Jaime gets really raw and open about the fact that she didn’t know what she was doing for the longest time. But after following her heart + intuition to Portland, Jaime found her calling.

 

Schmidt’s started with a simple mission, changing the way people think about deodorant, but things are blowing up and they are expanding their scope to changing the way people think about natural. Krista + Lindsey have been using Schmidt’s Naturals for a few months now, and they can vouch that this company is really setting the new gold standard for natural body care products.

 

Jaime is sweet, kind, and funny as hell – and this episode is an absolute blast! We chat about…

 

  • Growing up in 1-800-FUN-TOWN
  • How Jaime created a niche in natural body care
  • How the vegan lifestyle + restaurants are starting to blow up
  • Just not feeling right in your job… and then chasing your bliss!
  • Cooking up vegan hot dogs + other service industry jobs
  • When Jaime met her husband almost a decade ago
  • Where the entrepreneurial spirit comes from
  • What products + ingredients Schmidt’s uses
  • Why clean beauty is so important (and the potential health risks of common body care products)
  • Getting these products in as many people’s hands as possible
  • Alicia Silverstone being one of Schmidt’s early influencers
  • When a feature on Fox of all places overwhelmed their shipping system
  • Producing the products in Portland
  • Selling to Unilever
  • Literally going from farmer’s markets to CostCo, with no business plan!!
  • What Jaime has learned in her relationship
  • Jaime’s kid’s product development ideas + strong opinions on fragrances
  • Advice for female entrepreneurs in today’s business environment

 

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Jun 14, 2018
Ep. 121 - Dreams Do Come True: Kelly LeVeque + Simone De La Rue on Their Incredible New App Colab, Real Talk on the Exercise-Diet Connection + Why We Need to Challenge Body and Brain
01:43:03

Is this real life?  Krista and Lindsey had the dreamiest chat with two of their WCW’s and boss babe inspirations: Kelly LeVeque and Simone De La Rue. These two gurus are dominating the nutrition and fitness world, and have honestly changed Krista and Lindsey’s lives.  They chat about collaborating on the new Body By Simone (BBS) app, which has a nutrition component that Kelly created (including exclusive recipes!). Body By Simone Studios already offer some of the best, safest, and most FUN workouts for women, but now anyone can get that same amazing workout anywhere and anytime using the app. It’s like having your trainer + nutritionist in your pocket!

 

If you don’t already know who these women are, Simone De La Rue is a former dancer turned Hollywood fitness expert and owner of the Body By Simone empire, which includes studios, a book, an online streaming service, and now the app.

 

Kelly is an Almost 30 OG, the queen of nutrition, the creator of Be Well By Kelly, and the author of Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever. This is hands down one of the best books about nutrition and sustainable nourishment and it has some DE-LIC-IOUS recipes.

 

The girls talk about…

 

  • How Simone got into fitness + dancing
  • Why Simone left the dancing world to create something of her own
  • Becoming a Fab Four Smoothie junkie
  • Why food and diets can’t be so black and white
  • The relationship between exercise and diet
  • Eating to fuel your body
  • How Body By Simone challenges the body and brain – while having fun!
  • Cardio VS strength
  • Challenging your muscles without overtraining
  • What you can explore in the Body By Simone app
  • How the app constantly updates your personal workout based on your feedback
  • LIVE classes in the app!
  • How Kelly created recipes for the app, including her first vegetarian + vegan recommendations!
  • What alcohol does to your body + other questions from the Almost 30 Secret Facebook Group
  • Being straight hustlers in business
  • Trusting your gut + instinct
  • A surprise appearance by Chloe!
  • Kelly and Simone’s self-care routines
  • An EXCITING announcement from Kelly LeVeque!!

 

Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!

 

Good news, LA fam! On July 25th, Almost 30, Kelly LeVeque, and Charity Lighten from Silver Fern are teaming up for an event! The Love Your Body - Love Your Gut event will be at the girls’ favorite venue in LA, the Saje Wellness on Abbot Kinney. Kelly is going to talk all about health and nutrition, Charity is going to give the low down on digestive and gut health, and then the Almost 30 girls will run a Q+A on all things gut health and nutrition! You can get more details and RSVP by clicking here.

 

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Jun 12, 2018
Ep. 120 - Debunking Fitness Industry Myths + Your Body as the True Coach with Sal Di Stefano and Adam Shafer of MindPump
02:13:00

Sal Di Stefano and Adam Shafer of Mind Pump Media and the MindPump Podcast join Krista and Lindsey for a fluid conversation about fitness, business, nutrition, social media, porn, cryptocurrency, biohacking, and performance optimization! With over 40 years of combined fitness experience and a commitment to keeping up on the trends and myths in this industry, these guys are overflowing with the know-how that will help anyone optimize their performance, fuel their bodies properly, and live their best life. Their no-B.S. approach is refreshing in a space where we are constantly being sold the next best program or the most effective workout supplement. There is a funny thing that happens when fellow podcasters hang. THERE ARE NO RULES. These guys are hilarious, passionate, and equally inquisitive. They flip the script and ask the girls some questions, too – which you can check out by becoming a Patron on our Patreon page (www.patreon.com/almost30). This is a notebook episode, so get your pens out! Lots to learn and debunk! We’ll dig into...

 

  • 99% of fitness information out there being just terrible
  • What’s good for you isn’t sexy
  • The problems with the popular gym model
  • Why the Western medical model isn’t effective at treating chronic problems
  • Stroking the ego
  • The difference between themselves now and in their 20s when it comes to sex, business, & everything else
  • Keeping your ego in check
  • Being open on the mic
  • Connecting with your audience
  • Dealing with feedback + haters
  • The HUGE problems in the bodybuilding industry
  • The message that’s not being taught + told in the fitness or wellness industries
  • The ins + outs of supplements
  • How the mind pump guys are approaching exercise these days
  • Optimizing VS adapting
  • Cryptocurrencies + disruption
  • The future of MindPump
  • Investing time in people
  • Podcasters supporting podcasters
  • Creating systems in your business
  • How adapting to extreme situations allows us to transform
  • Comparing porn to highly processed foods
  • Making health cool

 

Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!

 

Are you ready to see Almost 30 LIVE?! We can’t wait to see all of you, but you better hurry because the tickets are going fast! You can find all the deets and get your tickets at almost30podcast.com/tour.

 

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Jun 05, 2018
Ep. 119 - How to Break Through Superficial Friendships, Release Your Fears + Create Real Connections with Author of "A Tribe Called Bliss", Lori Harder
01:39:46

Krista recently attended the launch party for Lori Harder’s new book, A Tribe Called Bliss, and was blown away by Lori's presence. This boss babe is so charismatic, so tapped in, and so real. We fell in love with her approach to creating a tribe and friendships. A Tribe Called Bliss is years in the making, and the way she shares her story actually makes women supporting women feel more tangible. It should be on every woman’s bedside table.

 

If you don’t already know, Lori is a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love. She has grown multiple multi-million dollar businesses as a lifestyle entrepreneur, founding The Bliss Project, the Bliss Habit online course for mental transformation, and the Body and Soul Program. She wears a lot of hats, and she’s rocking all of them!

 

Lori is giving away 20 copies of A Tribe Called Bliss to the Almost 30 audience!! If you want a chance to win a free copy of the book, and a FREE one-hour workshop on building your tribe, use the code ALMOST30 at loriharder.com/freebook!

 

Are you ready to see Almost 30 LIVE?! We can’t wait to see all of you, and everyone who attends one of the live shows on our tour is going to receive a copy of A Tribe Called Bliss!! You can find all the deets and get your tickets at almost30podcast.com/tour.

 

We talk about…

 

  • How women can support women
  • Being your own marketer
  • Sacred agreements + boundaries
  • Becoming a self-help junkie
  • The vulnerability in authenticity
  • Going on friend dates
  • What it looks like to truly support other women
  • The Why of your tribe
  • Recommitting + belonging to yourself
  • Radical responsibility
  • How a mastermind changed Lori’s life
  • Tribe Talks

 

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May 29, 2018
Ep. 118 - Sex: A Powerful Healing Modality + Self Actualization Experience with Kim Anami
01:25:13

Kim Anami is one of the freest spirits we’ve ever talked to, her energy is so pure and electrifying. Kim is a Holistic Health + Relationship Coach and a Vaginal Weightlifter (you have to hear about Vaginal Kung Fu) who infuses passion into the lives + beds of thousands of people worldwide. She’s enlightened, empowered, and an inspiring force for anyone exploring their sexual being.

 

Kim is leading the charge to boldly + openly talk about sex, and how we can use it as a tool to learn more about ourselves.

 

We chat about…

 

  • Sex as a pathway to enlightenment
  • Our first times
  • Taboos + conditioning
  • Cervical orgasms
  • Junk food sex VS gourmet sex
  • Experiencing your first orgasm (if you’ve never experienced one before)
  • When to have sex + one-night stands
  • Open communication, transparency, and radical honesty
  • Kim’s simple tips for great sex
  • Rehabilitating numb vaginas
  • How men + women can train themselves for better sex
  • Vaginal Kung FuTM
  • The ass is the storehouse of our shit
  • Threesomes
  • Sex while inebriated or on recreational drugs

 

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May 24, 2018
Ep. 117 - Redefining What It Means To Be Well: Candice Kumai on Acceptance, Letting Go + The Art of Kintsugi
01:48:19

Candice Kumai is the “Golden Girl of Wellness,” a professionally trained chef, best-selling author, wellness + food director, influencer, speaker, and leading wellness journalist. She was constantly struggling against other people's fears and insecurities while trying to work in food TV, so she went out on her own to connect with her soul’s purpose. As always, this conversation organically flowed every which way—so grateful for Candice’s candidness.  

 

Candice’s new book, Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit, is a beautiful homage to her heritage and an enlightening perspective on holistic wellness. It’s different from most other wellness books and philosophies out there, and we dive into why.  She writes it in a way that is easily understood and applied.

 

Candice is also giving 3 copies of Kintsugi Wellness away to #ALMOST30NATION!! Learn more on our Instagram: @almost30podcast.

 

We get into...

 

  • Social media, trolls, and haters
  • Dealing with other people’s fears + insecurities when you work in mainstream media
  • Being a multifaceted hustler
  • Candice’s family + upbringing
  • Why Candice transitioned out of modeling
  • Getting cast in the first season of Top Chef
  • Leaving mainstream media to start writing + do something bigger
  • Love + relationships
  • Integrating her culture + heritage into a book that anyone can apply + understand
  • Standing up every time you fall down + constantly striving to improve
  • Welcoming the new while cherishing the old
  • Finding purpose
  • The importance of being kind (without letting people take advantage of you)
  • Taking time for yourself

 

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May 22, 2018
Ep. 116 - We’re All Going to Die: Celebrating Life Through the Lens of Death with Stefan Hunt
01:26:54

On the first night of Yeah Field Trip, a festival for the creative and the curious, an awesome speaker brought down the house: Stefan Hunt!!

 

Stefan talked about fear, taking ownership of fear, the relationship between fear + death, and changing our relationship with death – and we just had to share all of that awesomeness with #ALMOST30NATION. Through We’re All Going to Die - The Festival and some incredible art, Stefan is inspiring others to live more radically, pursue their dreams, and just be more alive.

 

We chat about...

 

  • Krista + Lindsey’s session on podcasting at Yeah Field Trip
  • Stefan’s honesty + authenticity in his opening speech
  • The inspiration for We’re All Going to Die - The Festival
  • Shifting your perspective around death
  • The integral role of art at WAGTD
  • Creating a deeper connection with the people around us
  • Choosing between a ‘what if’ and a ‘why not’
  • Why we fear death + avoid talking about it
  • Bringing the WAGTD Festival to the United States
  • Stefan’s work as a director
  • Volunteering with various global charities

 

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May 15, 2018
Ep. 115 - Follow Your Gut: Turning $600 into a Multi-Million Dollar Brand - with Daina Trout, CEO & Co-Founder of Health-Ade Kombucha
01:11:28

We like highlighting the stories behind the brands we love. That’s why we reached out to Daina Trout, the coolest Co-Founder in the land + the CEO of Health-Ade. She has an incredibly interesting, grass roots story – and she’s raw + honest about the struggle that all entrepreneurs experience along that journey.

 

Daina started Health-Ade Kombucha in 2012, alongside her husband and best friend. She was working in corporate America when she decided to pursue her passion for “real” food and develop the best-tasting, highest quality kombucha on the market. Under her fearless leadership, Health-Ade has grown from a small production, artisanal item made in a tiny apartment and sold at local farmers markets into the fastest growing brand in the category, now available in more than 12,000 stores and restaurants nationwide.

 

We talk about...

 

  • Create & Cultivate
  • Daina’s story
  • Why kombucha?
  • The struggle of starting a business
  • Keeping up with demand
  • Forcing yourself into the unknown
  • Tapping in to intuition
  • The ups + downs of starting a business with your husband + best friend
  • Why people invest in you
  • Women need to acquire more capital
  • Taking a 60% pay cut (and why it was a bad idea)
  • The kombucha scandal
  • What it means to make fermented food
  • Hitting goals
  • New flavors on the horizon

 

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May 10, 2018
Ep. 114 - Jill Willard on Becoming an Intuitive Being, Intuitive Meditation + Living in the Now
02:04:30

Jill Willard is an intuitive medium + meditation leader who helps people tune into their intuition and live in the now, gifts that allow anyone to feel more balanced and present. Jill blew us away with the wisdom in her book, Intuitive Being, and now she’s offering tools and tips on meditation and being here in presence through IM, a heart-based and intuitively-focused meditative company.

 

Sitting down with Jill was an incredible experience for the us.  Whenever you’re around a healer, an intuitive being, or someone else on a really high-vibrational level, your energy is affected – and spending time with Jill is like 10x’ing your energy!! It was honestly like the we were wrapped up in angel food energy: stuck, sticky, sweet, comfortable, and covered in clouds.

 

And afterwards, it’s hard to describe how we felt... except to say that weare changed!

 

We chat about…

 

  • Connecting with your intuition
  • Growing up as a psychic + Hearing voices as a child
  • Getting clear on the relationship you want with yourself, as an intuitive
  • Connecting with angels and spirit guides
  • Our culture’s misunderstanding of sexuality
  • The afterlife
  • Manifesting a broken ankle
  • Motherhood + rebirthing
  • The power of our relationships with parents and family
  • Healing yourself
  • Our chakras
  • Jill’s thoughts on dreams + the different types of dreams (make sense of your dreams at dreammoods.com)
  • Why self-care needs to be simple
  • Why Jill created IM
  • Transitioning to 30
  • Listening to + trusting your body

 

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May 08, 2018
Ep 113 - Fertility, IVF, The Impact of Birth Control + The Future of Genetics with Dr. Robert Anderson
01:38:12

As we approach (and pass) 30, a lot of us are thinking about our plans for conceiving – and, unfortunately, many of us are or will experience fertility issues! Most women assume that they’re fertile and can have a baby tomorrow, if they want to, but until you try to get pregnant or see a fertility expert, you just don't know.

 

We want our listeners to be fully informed, PERIOD. So we dive into a topic that we believe is not being talked about enough—Fertility! The truths, the myths, and the incredible new options available due to advances in In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) procedures – and that’s why we sat down with our dear friend, Dr. Robert Anderson, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist & Founder of the Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.

 

Dr. Anderson is an innovator in the field, running one of the top fertility clinics in the world, and he takes us deep into the process, including the physical, emotional, and financial commitments involved.

 

We discuss…

 

  • Our first attempt at recording this interview (over two years ago…)
  • Founding SoCal Center for Reproductive Medicine 25 years ago
  • People traveling from all over the world for fertility treatment with Dr, Anderson
  • How much IVF has improved
  • What a healthy embryo is
  • Why you may want to freeze your eggs
  • Egg donors + surrogates
  • What both parts of the IVF procedure is like
  • The multiple pregnancy problem of yesterday
  • Choosing gender
  • The new procedure that Dr. Anderson invented
  • Why you should consider getting your eggs tested
  • Dr. Anderson’s kind + direct bedside manner
  • How the industry markets IVF unrealistically + setting realistic expectations
  • The emotional + financial aspects of IVF
  • Restoring your hormonal environment
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Holistic treatments that Dr. Anderson offers
  • Genetic testing + treatment for diseases
  • The promising future of CRISPR
  • Testing + improving male fertility
  • Accessibility for LGBTQ communities

 

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May 01, 2018
Ep 112 - Manisha Thakor on Empowering Women to Build Financial Strength, Get Out of Debt + Marry Power with Purpose
01:06:47

On today’s episode, Krista and Lindsey are SO excited to introduce Manisha Thakor- the founder and CEO of MoneyZen Wealth Management and a "Wall Street Journal" expert panelist. She has an MBA from Harvard and possesses a wealth of experience in all things finance.  She is regularly in the "New York Times" + "More Magazine" and on CNN + "The Today Show.” The conversation is empowering and eye-opening.  The girls also open up about where they are personally struggling in their relationship with money. After all, they can’t be alone!

 

They discuss...

 

  • How this generation is the first to be dealing with unprecedented levels of student debt, and that this financial stress takes up MAJOR mental space and serves as a real distraction.
  • Women and their changing relationship with finances- becoming primary breadwinners and stepping into our POWER.
  • Women wanting to use their money to make a stand. For women, it’s not about how much we make, but about how we can make an impact with our finances while still being smart and receiving financial return.
  • Tips for getting people on the front end of the funnel before even getting into student loan debt! Moreover, ways to climb out of debt once you’re already in the thick of it.
  • Pursuing certain career paths where you can get loan forgiveness after you have gone through a certain number of years of teaching school in certain kinds of neighborhoods or doing more community oriented work.
  • Manisha’s definition of what it means to possess financial strength.
  • Approachable and salient definitions + metaphors for understanding financial terms that may intimidate those of us not in the know. Alternatively, “Male Speak” in finance.
  • Shutting down your femininity or silencing yourself in “business” or “finance” settings to blend in and be more accepted- and the ways in which “me too” is changing this coping mechanism/default behavior!
  • Manisha’s recommendation to read The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.
  • How the third person in a committed romantic partnership is MONEY. So getting right with that part of your life will help your relationships become infinitely more cohesive!

 

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Apr 24, 2018
Ep. 111 - Rethinking Clean, Going Beyond Your Diet with Annie Jackson and Allison Evans - The Women Behind Today’s Top Clean Beauty and Household Brands
01:47:20

In today’s episode, we talk to TWO amazing ladies in the clean home + beauty products space. Allison Evans, of Branch Basics, talks to us all about her journey leading up to partnering up with her aunt (Marilee) and best friend (Kelly) to form Branch Basics, which sells a multi-purpose Concentrate to make cleaning simple, affordable and sustainable. All their products are refillable and can be used for ANY cleaning job. The Concentrate is significantly less expensive than similar single-use products. Annie Jackson, acting COO of Credo Beauty, shares her wide-ranging knowledge about the beauty industry (both conventional and natural). Between Credo’s brands, the leadership, and their consumers, there is a common thread: transparency. Credo promises INTEGRITY. They will never carry products with known harmful ingredients and they only stock brands that never test on animals. Both Allison and Annie share SO much amazing information on why you should buy CLEAN and vote with your dollar.

 

We discuss…

 

  • All the ways in which the Almost 30 podcast has grown and progressed since its inception about a year and a half ago.
  • The details relating to Allison Evans’ (Branch Basics) testimony that safe, clean household products along with ridding her home of toxins and eating a real-food diet have healed her various serious health issues.
  • How much perseverance + trial and error went into coming up with the PERFECT all purpose cleaner.
  • That many conventional household cleaners actually utilize harmful (+ unlisted) ingredients (i.e. pesticides).
  • The importance of educating the masses on why they ought to purchase safer cleaning products. The keys to a healthier life are AWARENESS + BRAND TRANSPARENCY.
  • Annie Jackson’s employment history in the beauty industry, beginning with Estée Lauder + Sephora!
  • Annie’s transition out of conventional beauty and into cleaner beauty options.
  • The challenge of getting consumers to ditch their beloved skincare products for the ones you’re selling (even if yours ARE cleaner, safer, + better).
  • Misconceptions about natural, safe beauty products.
  • How Credo Beauty hires estheticians and make up artists to work in house and assist clients personally.
  • Moving away from the feeling of GUILT for the past use of “unhealthy” beauty products, and just making the best possible choices going forward.

 

Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!

 

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Apr 19, 2018
Ep. 110 - A New Definition of Success + The Spirituality of Humanness with Author of “Earth is Hiring”, Peta Kelly
01:26:49

Peta Kelly, wow.  In a space so saturated, Peta stands out.  She is human AF. She’s an entrepreneur, speaker, philanthropist, cacao enthusiast, and a voice for the millennial generation. Recently ranked by Inc magazine as a "Top 10 Female Entrepreneur" changing the world, Peta’s mission is to mobilize the next generation of conscious change makers. In today’s episode, we talk all about Peta’s book, Earth is Hiring, learn about how Peta has cultivated this HUMAN AF life, and moreover, the ways in which she has flipped the script on the old school of thought that you can’t live a life that you love while also making a lot of money. This interview is a total game-changer, and gets better and better as the episode progresses.

 

We discuss...

  • All things regarding Peta’s book, Earth is Hiring.
  • Peta’s transition from her life as a scientist to becoming an entrepreneur and a voice for the millennial generation.
  • Her thoughts on creating financial freedom in order to give back to the world in greater, more plentiful ways.
  • Why Peta feels inspired to lead as an example for others and where this desire originated from.
  • That the key to her success is unwavering focus.
  • Her thoughts on looking for inspiration within oneself rather than outside forces.
  • Learning that spirituality is humanness.
  • Peta’s thoughts on the initial righteousness people experience when shifting their lifestyles, and then transitioning to a place of less rigidity and more acceptance.
  • How Peta’s definition of success shifted over time.
  • Peta’s cacao ceremonies + finding activities as a mother that are just for her.
  • “Working hard” vs. THRIVING.

 

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Apr 17, 2018
Ep. 109 - Ladies Get Paid: On Career Coaching + Standing in Your Power - with Claire Wasserman
01:15:21

Claire Wasserman is a career coach + founder of Ladies Get Paid, an organization + global community that helps women rise up at work. She says on her website of this business endeavor: “I created Ladies Get Paid because I needed it. The lack of women in leadership roles disturbed me and I was craving a space where women could support one another.” With a background in event planning, Claire launched her businesses to both career coach and help women negotiate salaries like a pro with Ladies Get Paid. In this episode, we delve into all things gender, creative directing, film representation, and more! You’re going to love her helpful advice as much as we did!!

 

We discuss...

 

  • Claire’s tips for how to negotiate like a pro! These include knowing your market value, learning to brag about yourself, what to do if the company in question doesn’t have a budget, how to be less nervous, and understanding ways to combat gender biases.
  • Knowing your value at work and sensitivity around discussing money.
  • How the perspectives of creative directors (largely white men) shape our understanding of the world.
  • Claire’s Ladies Get Paid salary negotiation course.
  • Advocating for yourself financially, because when YOU are negotiating for yourself, you are actually negotiating for HER!
  • The gendered notion of apologizing excessively over email, etc. and how to combat the temptation to say “sorry.”
  • Finding small successes in your day-to-day life rather than waiting to become “successful.” It’s all about mindset!
  • Educating yourself about money as a means of self-love.

 

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Apr 12, 2018
Ep. 108 - “Genius Foods” + How Eating for Optimal Brain Health Will Make You Happier and More Productive with Max Lugavere
02:04:49

Max Lugavere is a TV personality, health and science journalist, filmmaker, musician, and author of the recently published book, Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life (2018). Max’s expertise is wide-ranging, but he is particularly passionate about preventing neurodegenerative diseases by honing in on the effects of diet and lifestyle on brain health. In today’s episode we get REAL science-y, but also dive deep into the personal motivations behind Max’s professional journey. We can’t wait for you to check it out!

 

We talk about...

 

  • Max’s workout routine + splitting his time between NYC and West Hollywood!
  • The research + science behind why exercise is SO good for you.
  • Max’s thoughts on veganism + plant-based eating.
  • How Max transitioned from a TV career to one specializing in studying the intersection of nutrition + disease prevention.
  • How Max has navigated his mother’s challenging neurodegenerative disease diagnosis.
  • Disease prevention as a MILLENNIAL issue!
  • How people today are being POISONED by our food supply.
  • The fallacies in the USDA MyPlate grain suggestion (successor to the Food Pyramid).
  • How eating a brain-healthy diet impacted Max’s personal cognitive function.
  • Research on the correlation between diet + depression and anxiety (“Food & Mood” connection).
  • Why “everything in moderation” may be bad advice!
  • How under-sleeping exacerbates emotional turmoil and pain.
  • All the details on Max’s newly released book, Genius Foods, + a list of some of his favorite superfoods for brain health (hint: CHOCOLATE!).

 

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Apr 10, 2018
Ep 107. New and Full Moons + Tapping into the Power of Your Astrological Sign with Spirit Daughter, Jill Wintersteen
01:31:58

Today we welcome Jill Wintersteen to the Almost 30 pod! She is the woman behind the quickly growing Venice based brand, Spirit Daughter. She was introduced to astrology and yoga as a teenager, but at first, Jill followed a more traditional path to become a neuroscientist. While studying at Hopkins, Jill had the opportunity to study Chinese Medicine in Venice Beach. This relocation brought her to her calling and she began a practice of “helping others to find grounding, peace, and their true path.” On today’s episode, we discuss Jill’s business, Spirit Daughter, where you can purchase Moon Workbooks, Crystals by Season, and Dreamcatchers. This conversation is centered around Jill’s personal and professional background, her insanely deep understanding of energy and astrology, and her insights into the ways cosmic energy impacts our day-to-day living.

 

We talk about...

 

  • Jill’s teenage years spent playing with crystals and astrology charts!
  • Her experience attending Upattinas School, known for fostering individuality and lifelong learning.
  • Jill’s background as a neuroscientist, studying at Hopkins, + eventually relocating to Venice Beach to study Chinese Medicine.
  • Planting intentions on a new moon, and then sharing the new version of ourselves during the full moon - which marks a period of release.
  • How Jill wrote an AMAZING forward for Allie Michelle’s new poetry book, Explorations of a Cosmic Soul.
  • The rise of the feminine energy in both men and women + how the #MeToo movement may actually align with the cosmic energy.
  • Bringing the world’s masculine and feminine energy into balance.
  • How to bring more of what you want and need into your life.
  • Why Jill isn’t afraid of Mercury Retrograde!
  • Jill’s newest project currently in the works - you heard it here first - a brand new APP!

 

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Apr 03, 2018
Ep. 106 - Becoming Bon Qui Qui and Overcoming Life’s Challenges through Faith + Comedy with Anjelah Johnson
01:53:22

We are SO excited to welcome Anjelah Johnson-Reyes onto the show today!! She is an actress + comedian, and was a cast member on the series MADtv during its 13th season! Anjelah’s MADtv characters included a Vietnamese nail salon employee named Mi Ling/Tammy and a fast food employee, the famous Bon Qui Qui! On today’s episode we talk all about her life’s journey — how her career began (hint: FREE church joke-writing class!?), overcoming obstacles, navigating relationships, growing spiritually and personally, building a career in LA + more!!

 

We discuss...

 

  • Anjelah’s beautiful marriage and partnership with husband, Manwell.
  • How Anjelah unexpectedly began her comedic career in a FREE church joke-writing class.
  • Learning to be famous after her very first video went VIRAL.
  • Her belief that this career path in comedy is a gift and that joy is medicine for all who are hurting.
  • Anjelah’s upbringing and how she navigated the residual hardship and trauma in her teen years.
  • How attending a church camp and delving into her Christian faith changed her life forever.
  • Anjelah’s journey from San Jose, CA to Oakland, CA to become an NFL cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders.
  • How Anjelah became an extra on Friends for seasons 9 + 10, and all that she took with her from those 2 years of growth and on-the-job education
  • Finding the energy and inspiration to both create your art and get closer to God spiritually, even amidst ‘downtime’ and hardship.
  • Changing your perspective + mindset to embody the principle, “It’s not about me.”
  • Uplifting other women because there is room for all of us!

 

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Mar 27, 2018
Ep. 105 (Pt 2) - Yes We Cannabis: The History + The Future in Treatment with Perry Solomon of Cannabis Community, HelloMD
55:02

Today’s guest, Dr. Perry Solomon, is the Chief Medical Officer at HelloMD, the leading digital platform for the cannabis industry. HelloMD’s tagline is, “Nourish your mind, body and soul by learning and sharing in the largest medical cannabis community.” Joining the HelloMD community gives you access to medical professionals, cannabis experts, educational materials, and cannabis products by HelloMD partners. Say no more! You’re listening to Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Perry Solomon, where we continued our conversation of the medicinal efficacy of cannabis and CBD products.

 

We discuss…

 

  • Cannabis as a remedy for pain and a “health and wellness” supplement
  • How CBD can help reduce stress, anxiety, migraines, pain, menstrual cramps, sport related injuries, and insomnia
  • Why people were tricked into believing that cannabis is harmful to their health
  • Harry Anslinger: the godfather of cannabis prohibition
  • The roots of the opioid and heroin addiction crisis in the United States
  • How CBD oil- void of THC- is used in suppository form as a remedy for menstrual cramps
  • How run of the mill, generic CBD companies use hemp to produce CBD oils from areas that heavily rely on pesticide usage
  • Legalized “adult use” of marijuana in the state of California
  • Cannabis use terminology: “adult use” vs “recreational use”
  • The high tax on cannabis in California driving customers to the black market
  • Dr. Solomon’s thoughts on  “fake news” regarding cannabis and how to get the real deal info at HelloMD.

 

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Mar 22, 2018
Ep. 104 (Pt 1) - Cannabis 101 + Why It’s Important We Lift The Stigma with Dr. Perry Solomon of HelloMD
53:27

Today’s guest, Dr. Perry Solomon, is the Chief Medical Officer at HelloMD, the leading digital platform for the cannabis industry. HelloMD’s tagline is, “Nourish your mind, body and soul by learning and sharing in the largest medical cannabis community.” Joining the HelloMD community gives you access to medical professionals, cannabis experts, educational materials, and cannabis products by HelloMD partners. Say no more! In Part 1 of our episode with Dr. Solomon, we dig in deep to explore the many uses for cannabis. We’ll continue this in Part 2, to be released later this week.

 

We discussed...

 

  • Dr. Solomon’s early career as a board certified anaesthesiologist (20+ years), followed by his consulting work with medical device companies and medical startups
  • The details surrounding Dr. Solomon’s career pivot in March 2015 when he joined HelloMD as the Chief Medical Officer
  • Doctors, generally, being unfamiliar with cannabis and the science behind it due to the stigmatization of the drug
  • How cannabis is a trial and error compound which everyone reacts differently to and, thus, ought to identify a personalized ideal ratio
  • That in most industrialized countries, cannabis is still illegal
  • Why people were tricked into believing that cannabis is harmful to their health
  • How there is only 1 medical school out of 144 that teaches a course in the endocannabinoid system
  • The overprescription and proper prescription of opioids, and where cannabis fits into the picture
  • Cannabis as a remedy for pain and as a “health and wellness” supplement
  • The distinction between CBD vs marijuana

 

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Mar 20, 2018
Ep. 103 - How to Expand Your Consciousness + Align Your Chakras With Reiki Healer Millana Snow
01:51:54

Today on Almost 30, we are overjoyed and seriously honored to welcome Millana Snow, an incredibly wise Reiki Healer, Speaker, + Entrepreneur. A model and actor for over 12 years, Millana is now a meditation teacher and Founder of Serene Social + the new WellnessOfficial.co. She aims to connect with, empower, and support others as they heal themselves by expanding their consciousness in their everyday lives. In this episode, Millana’s insight on practicing and benefitting from reiki, the physical benefits of energy healing, and understanding our chakras is invaluable.

 

We discuss…

  • Krista’s emotional reiki session with Millana
  • Causes of energetic depletion and ways to fill up your energy container
  • That we are all vessels through which energy flows out to the world
  • Millana’s past stint as a 14-year-old witch (spellbook + all) turned Born-Again Christian
  • The concepts of reiki and chakras + how Millana began her journey as a healer
  • Millana’s real life examples of her energy healing journey + opening up chakras
  • Millana’s boyfriend who chose to work with an energy healer in the UK to heal his very serious health issue
  • That you don’t have to be in the room with someone to experience true healing
  • Our thoughts on millennials + choosing “millennial pink” as this generation’s color
  • Energy work is about maintenance
  • Meditation and spending time with yourself

 

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Mar 13, 2018
Ep. 102 - The Menstrual Disc That Could Change Your Life, Sexuality, and Female Entrepreneurship with Lauren Schulte, CEO + Founder of The FLEX Company
01:15:58

It was such a joy + a pleasure to interview Lauren Schulte, the CEO + Founder of The FLEX Company. We totally went there in today’s episode! From how to insert the disc, to experiencing painful vaginal infections, and even chatting about the way partners (without vaginas) say they feel about supporting women through PMS symptoms - we covered it all!

 

Lauren shares with us how she suffered in silence with intense period pain and subsequent infections. When Lauren’s doctor informed her that tampon usage could be culpable for her chronic issues, she quit using them immediately and tried more than 30 alternative feminine hygiene products from all over the world (including the menstrual cup).

 

Already a successful businesswoman herself, Lauren ditched her career in Silicon Valley to meet a HUGE need in the female healthcare market. Lauren decided it was time to invest appropriate resources into creating a solution to the period woes women all around the world could identify with. A perfect storm of personal experience and business + marketing smarts, Lauren’s initiative has changed the menstruation game with the best alternative to using tampons!

 

We discuss…

  • FLEX - A new period product called a “menstrual disc.” Tampons and menstrual cups, by design, “plug up” the vagina (causing cramping + bloating), while menstrual discs are meant to sit higher up, much like a diaphragm
  • How FLEX can be left in for 12 hours AND you can have sex while it’s inserted - no infections or cramps!
  • The way tampons absorb all bacteria, including the GOOD bacteria, and can often lead to an imbalance (+ subsequent vaginal infections)
  • Lauren’s transition from a career in Silicon Valley to becoming the Founder + CEO of a start-up (which included taking big risks + pitching to many male investors)
  • Navigating the imposter syndrome as a female/Founder + CEO
  • Addressing challenging relationship dynamics in the workplace through open and honest conversations (Lindsey + Krista also chime in on their experiences working together on Almost 30 Podcast)
  • How to give feedback well (Hint -  ALWAYS lead with inquiry)
  • Men who feel afraid and embarrassed about not knowing how to help their girlfriends through intrusive PMS symptoms
  • Being a leader - a people and performance manager - as the Founder + CEO and, thereafter, shaping the workplace culture
  • Lauren’s TEDx talk (in the works) - She plans to present the sociological understanding that there is no such thing as “gay” or “straight,” but rather sexuality is a spectrum ( + her own experience falling in love with a woman)
  • Men embracing their feminine energy in heterosexual relationships (not necessarily being effeminate)

 

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Mar 08, 2018
Ep. 101 - ‘American Vandal’ Star, Ryan O’Flanagan, Is Back To Talk About His Breakout Year in Hollywood + Share The Inspiring (And Weird) Stories That Defined It
01:31:26

Our favorite guy is back by popular demand!! Ryan O'Flanagan is a supremely talented LA-based actor, writer, and comedian who has appeared on Netflix's unexpectedly hilarious "American Vandal" and Comedy Central's "Corporate,” among others! In 2017, Ryan partnered with Funny or Die to produce a series of Tourist Videos, and this April you’ll be able to watch Ryan's half-hour comedy special on Comedy Central.

 

Ever have days where all you want to do is laugh?  Today’s the day #almost30nation. Enjoy this super fun, long-form conversation about all things life + comedy (with a few bonus friends added into the mix).

 

This episode includes…

 

  • Updates on our favorite products right now, including Bitch Stix, pre-workout drinks such as Silver Fern and Revere, Four Sigmatic Lion’s Mane Elixir, this Peppermint Halo Wand, Dermalogica skin care products, Thistle meal deliveries, and the NuFace Microcurrent Facial Toning Device. Total game-changers!
  • Ryan’s story about landing his latest role on Netflix’s “American Vandal.”
  • Free-flowing conversation about clubbing, bar fights, fleas, and bed bugs!
  • Ryan’s thoughts on moving back to NYC.
  • Post-college thoughts on all the things we’ve yet to learn.
  • Ryan’s experience shooting a Mexican commercial with Sylvester Stallone!
  • A long awaited update re: our last Recap episode! Ryan chats about his new calf tattoo and the subsequent run-in at the gym.
  • Fitness goals for 2018!
  • Lindsey’s early stint as a director at BC.

 

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Mar 06, 2018
Ep. 100 - Birth Control, Hormone Health + How to Cycle Sync Your Your Life For Optimal Health with Alisa Vitti of Flo Living
01:24:20

You all have been asking for her, and now she’s here: Alisa Vitti, the author of WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source + Founder of FLO Living!!

 

We see too many women settle for feeling just okay every single day, and it’s impacting every part of their lives – but we don’t have to settle. Alisa has revolutionized the way women view their health and sync their cycle so that we can feel un-be-lievable every single day of the month, whether you’re out with friends, working out, or spending some much-needed time with yourself. We chat about...

 

  • How Alisa took her health into her own hands to heal Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Nutritional changes you can make today to improve your health
  • How to manage your cycle naturally
  • All about birth control + how you can go off of it naturally
  • Exercise + eating tips that will help you feel more in tune with your cycle
  • How you can bring your partner into the conversation + make them more aware of your cycle
  • What you can do with the MyFLO app

 

Come join Krista, Lindsey, and Katie Dalebout (from the Let it Out Podcast) for a Journaling + Manifestation Workshop!

 

 

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Feb 27, 2018
Ep. 99 - Breathe it All in: Live Breathwork + Meditation at Lululemon feat. Intuitive Healer Jenna Reiss + Osteopathic Physician Dr. Ryan Greene
01:38:18

Today’s episode is a recording of the live Breathwork and Meditation event we recently held at the Lululemon in Brentwood (thank you Lulu fam!). We recommend that you listen in a place where you are able to practice the meditation and breathwork along with us.  You will will experience sensations in the body that would not be best felt in a car!

 

We kick off the session with an opening meditation by Jenna Reiss, an Intuitive Healer, Writer, and Breathwork Meditation Coach. Using a two-part active breathing technique, intuitive guidance, and life coaching tactics, Jenna helps us break free from old patterns and improve our everyday perspective.  Krista and Lindsey lead a Q + A with Jenna, who opens up about why meditation saved her life.

 

We then move from the spiritual to the scientific! Dr. Ryan Greene, an Osteopathic Physician specializing in human performance + recovery, unwraps the science behind breathwork and explains why these exercises are so beneficial, both psychologically and physiologically.  Dr. Greene also serves as principal medical advisor at Monarch Athletic Club in West Hollywood, the first private, sustainable health and wellness facility delivering traditional training services combined with physician directed, evidence-based integrative medical intervention.  Our audience was eager to learn how they could be training and recovering smarter.

 

You will discover...

 

  • How Breathwork Meditation makes you feel more like YOU
  • Why meditation doesn’t have to be so serious
  • What the 4-7-8 breathing technique is
  • How integrative medicine incorporates physical activity and mindfulness
  • Why breathwork could reduce your medical bills every year
  • How to achieve peak performance using breathwork + mindfulness

 

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Feb 22, 2018
Ep. 98 - High Vibrational Beauty + Radical Self-Care with Co-Founders of CAP Beauty, Kerrilynn Pamer + Cindy DiPrima Morisse
01:15:18

Some people start businesses – Kerrilynn Pamer + Cindy DiPrima Morisse, Co-Founders of CAP Beauty, started a movement.  They believe in high vibrational beauty, inspired by a simple philosophy: “Beauty is Wellness. Wellness is Beauty.” These two are master curators and are committed to defining the Why in what they do. They are so clear about their mission at CAP Beauty (which we discuss), and consistently revisit that “North Star”. At their stores and online, these natural beauty powerhouses and best friends are sharing the products, practices, and knowledge that create true radiance – and we could not be more inspired by their mission. We chat about...

 

  • Being friends in business
  • Creating a sense of community throughout CAP Beauty
  • Getting into the holistic wellness lifestyle + sharing it with the people they care about
  • How today’s children are evolving
  • The power of plants
  • Making CAP Beauty accessible
  • Why Kerrilynn + Cindy don’t view other natural beauty brands as competitors
  • Products that Kerrilynn + Cindy swear by
  • The half-cookbook, half-ritual book that these girls just finished writing: High Vibrational Beauty: Recipes and Rituals for Radical Self-Care (releasing April 3, 2018)

 

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Feb 20, 2018
Ep. 97 - Sex, Consciousness + Infidelity With Relationship Coach + Teacher John Wineland- Part 2
01:05:04

We’re winding down the weekwith part 2 of our conversation with John Wineland, a relationship coach who leads men + women to learn, practice, and master the capacity to experience depth and intimacy that is compassionate, understanding, exciting, and truthful.

 

We chat about...

 

  • Communicating what you want so that everyone feels empowered by sex
  • When you should have sex with a potential partner (and what waiting does in our brains)
  • How your frequency you put out attracts different types of people
  • Swiping left + right
  • The secret formula for captivating men
  • The patterns in our relationships that stunt our intimacy
  • Going on a feminine cleanse
  • Navigating unfaithfulness
  • Why we get ghosted
  • #MeToo + the current state of affairs

 

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Feb 15, 2018
Ep. 96 - Relationship Coach + Teacher John Wineland on Creating and Sustaining the Intimacy We all Desire + The Masculine/Feminine In All Of Us - Part 1
01:11:45

Valentine’s Day is what it is for you this year!  Whether you are single or in a relationship, we want you to celebrate your current state of affairs!!!  There is purpose and growth living there, so trust that.

 

We’re celebrating with a double dose of John Wineland, a relationship coach, speaker, and teacher who leads men + women in the practices of embodied masculine leadership, spiritual intimacy, and sexual polarity.  There is a palpable integrity in John’s work--his vulnerability in exploring these questions and challenges himself make his coaching and teaching style so unique and captivating,  He is here to debunk the myth that connection and intimacy just happens.  While he outlines the specific work that needs to be done, he assures us that the process will unlock an incredible realm of possibility in your intimate relationships.

 

We listened to this episode a few times.  One solo, one with friends, and some of us with our partners.  Notepads out fam!  We all have something to learn here!  John discusses:

 

  • The masculine + feminine in all of us
  • Managing every type of relationship (not just romantic ones)
  • Why certain patterns keep coming up in our relationships
  • Why we choose who we choose
  • Metabolizing the energy that your partner puts out
  • What we are taught about intimacy and why we are unable to maintain it
  • Consciousness in a relationship
  • Infidelity/Coping with infidelity

 

If you’re listening to this on February 13th, 2018 + you’re near Santa Monica, come say hello at our event!

 

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Feb 13, 2018
Ep 95 - Author and Leader in Female Driven Social Impact, Morra Aarons Mele on Embracing Your Introverted Self While Creating Your Own Success
01:08:05

Morra Aarons-Mele joins Krista and Lindsey this week for an impactful conversation. She is the author of Hiding in the Bathroom and the Founder of award-winning social impact agency Women Online and its database of women influencers, The Mission List.

 

We’ve talked to a lot of you about the struggle of being an introvert with big plans. You want to get out there and pursue your dreams, but you also want to stay true to who you are… and it’s a constant battle!! Morra spent years fighting this battle, but now she’s figured out how to wield introversion as a tool that makes her even more successful. We chat about...

 

  • Helping women thrive in this digital age
  • Morra’s problem with mentorship
  • Finding a strong niche + following your passion
  • The secret to good digital marketing
  • Why you don’t necessarily have to worry about building a personal brand online
  • Business building hacks for introverts
  • Why Morra dedicated her life to social good around women
  • The world post-2017 election
  • How women can ask for what they deserve in the workplace
  • Work-life balance VS work-life fit
  • What it was like working with the Obama administration
  • Morra’s self-care rituals

 

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Feb 06, 2018
Ep. 94 - The Beats, The Sweat, The Tribe: How Sarah Levey Created a Yoga Empire
01:16:59

Today we’re chatting with entrepreneur Sarah Levey!! Sarah is the Founder of Y7 Studio, the original hip-hop yoga studio. Humble warrior to Kendrick!? Uh, yes please.. BE HUMBLE. At Y7, you’ll find yourself in a dark, mirrorless, warm room, flowing to hip hop beats, inspired to lose yourself in the music and tune in to your body. Sarah founded Y7 with her husband, believing that the yoga space was missing something like this. We chat about...

 

  • How Y7 went from pop-up to phenomenon
  • Designing the brand vision
  • Building a customer-centric experience
  • Self-funding the business
  • Focusing on your own growth (and not the person next to you)
  • Working alongside your husband

 

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Jan 30, 2018
Ep. 93 - The Life Stylist Luke Storey Shares His Best Bio-Hacks for Healing + Personal Transformation - Part 2
01:37:10

It’s still Storey week! We’re PUMPED to share a double dose of Luke Storey, lifestyle design expert, transformational coach, and host of The Life Stylist Podcast!! If you haven’t already, you should check out Tuesday’s incredible episode to hear how Luke overcame almost two decades of addiction through spirituality + biohacking.

 

Luke has been sober for more than 20 years, and in that time he’s used himself as a human research lab. He has explored a broad (and sometimes extreme) variety of measures to obtain optimal health, performance, and well-being. From surviving being injected with poisonous Amazonian frog venom to three-week silent meditation trainings in India to neurofeedback training in an isolation chamber, Luke has scoured the Earth for both the most cutting edge + ancient technologies for healing + personal transformation.

 

Luke has applied the results of his field research and used them to not only completely transform his own life, but also the lives of thousands of fans and followers. We learn about…

 

  • Having a potty mouth (and when to edit it)
  • Luke’s journeys in the fashion world + podcast world
  • Biohacking tips + tech you’ve probably never heard of before
  • Being a truth seeker + just being REAL
  • Why being inauthentic + judgemental is a waste of time
  • Finding balance with an extreme lifestyle
  • Relationships + intimacy

 

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Jan 25, 2018
Ep. 92 - The Life Stylist Luke Storey on Overcoming 17 Years of Addiction + How Biohacking And His Spiritual Exploration Transformed His Life - Part 1
01:50:08

It’s Storey week, #ALMOST30NATION!! We bring you part 1 of our conversation with Luke Storey, a lifestyle design expert + transformational coach who has been KILLING IT as host of The Life Stylist Podcast. His podcast is progressive, thoughtful, vulnerable, and enlightening.  WE ARE HUGE FANS.  In this first episode, we dive deep into Luke’s life before sobriety. Please be careful, your jaw will hit the floor. He has nearly died in the depths of addiction multiple times.  His story of transformation will shock and empower you.

 

Luke transformed his life, and is now pushing the boundaries of what it means to be healthy. He is a biohacker relentlessly exploring all corners of the Earth in search of the ultimate lifestyle enhancements for top performance, health, and fulfillment, and he shares insight about some insane supplements + hacks that you’ve probably never heard of.

 

Come back on Thursday (1/25) for another episode with Luke Storey, in which we go into even more detail on health, wellness, and biohacking. We chat about...

 

  • The unseen bullsh**t part of podcasting that most people don’t realize exists
  • How The Life Stylist Podcast has been a vehicle of transformation + growth
  • Luke’s origin story
  • Drugs at an early age + the weird cult-like reform therapy (that saved Luke’s life)
  • Living a rock & roll dream / nightmare
  • How spirituality saved him
  • Living 20 years sober
  • Luke’s intense, multi-year detox
  • Eliminating toxic thoughts
  • Luke’s favorite life hacks

 

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Jan 23, 2018
Ep. 91 - Elissa Goodman On “Cancer Hacks” And How To Cleanse Your Body + Soul With Food
01:32:40

Krista + Lindsey sit down for a fun chat with Elissa Goodman, who is a cancer survivor, holistic nutritionist, and lifestyle cleanse expert – and an absolute delight.  We wanted to hang all night!   She knows so much about eating for optimal health, as it relates to feeling + looking your best (she is STUNNING!).  

 

Elissa also knows first hand that what you put in your body and how you treat yourself directly relates to your health.  Elissa started to look at the nourishing side of food after she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the age of 32. By combining holistic alternatives and traditional treatments, she was able to beat the disease. In Cancer Hacks, Elissa shares “a comprehensive plan designed to offer some common-sense, natural, and holistic advice to deal with the fear and uncertainty so many people face when confronted by this terrible disease.”

 

Using the lessons she has learned throughout her life, Elissa created S.O.U.P. – Superfoods.Organic.Uniquely Designed.Prepared with Love. – 5 Day Food Cleanse, and “Cleanse Your Body, Cleanse Your Life” her 21 day online program.  She also collaborates with leading health and wellness partners and is the creator of M Cafe’s macrobiotic REST Cleanse, signature juice blends at Erewhon Market and L.A. juice and a food program soon to be found at Earth Bar locations. We chat about...

 

  • Toxins + natural medicines
  • Why juicing is an effective way to cleanse your body of toxins
  • Being diagnosed with + treating cancer at 32
  • Why we need to get in touch with our intuition and how it can affect our health
  • The nourishing diet hacks that will take you from feeling OK to feeling GREAT.  
  • The importance of a holistic approach when it comes to achieving optimal health

 

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Jan 16, 2018
Ep. 90 - Almost 30 Recap Part 2
01:43:31

Double episode week!!! Prepare for intense inspo. On Monday, Krista + Lindsey shared some of the most impactful and hilarious conversations they had throughout 2017, and today it’s all about the big AHA! moments.

 

Krista + Linds are SUPER excited to connect more with #ALMOST30NATION in 2018! They’re planning more events, Almost 30 meetups around the country, and are committed to hearing more from YOU on air! Want to chat? Give us a ring!!

 

Call 1.424.270.1853 and leave them a message if you have any questions, there’s something you want us to discuss on the show, or you just want to share a story!

 

We reflect on...

 

  • Danika Brysha sharing her flexible approach to self-care
  • Thais Sky on flipping the life and business coaching business on its head
  • Biet Simkin shares her meeting with death
  • Candace Burch helps us understand why hormone health should be a top priority
  • Kari Calhoun on body shaming + finding a greater purpose
  • Lacey Phillips on changing the way we manifest

 

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Jan 11, 2018
Ep. 89 An Almost 30 Highlight Reel: 2017 Recap Part 1
01:20:31

To celebrate the end of another year, Krista and Linds are doing something a little different. They’ve put together a handful of conversations from 2017 that had a BIG impact on them… or just made them laugh until they snorted.

 

Krista + Linds are also SUPER excited for #ALMOST30NATION in 2018! They’re planning more events, Almost 30 meetups around the country, and generally just want to get to know more of YOU.  For starter’s, give us a ring!!

 

Call 1.424.270.1853 and leave us a message if you have any questions, there’s something you want us to discuss on the show, or you just want to share a story!

 

We look back and check out...

 

  • Kelly LeVeque on turning off hunger hormones + changing your breakfast to the fab 4 smoothie
  • Layla Martin chats about legendary love + her traumatic road to finding it
  • Sophie Jaffe talking honestly about marriage troubles + evolution
  • Heidi Stevens teaches us to manifest success + break down the limiting stories that we tell ourselves about money
  • Ryan O'Flanagan’s WEIRD trip to the gym
  • Stuffing + destuffing bras
  • Eating and being full
  • Baby talk in bed
  • Eating only kiddie meals
  • + MORE

 

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  • Want to have an Almost 30 meetup in your city? Email us at almost30podcast@gmail.com!
  • We have a phone number! Call 1.424.270.1853 to leave us a message!
  • Try Mend for FREE using this link: letsmend.com/almost30
  • Squarespace - Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at Squarespace.com
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Jan 09, 2018
Ep. 88 - Astrologist + Author Tanaaz Chubb on Planetary Alignment, The Power of Positive Energy + Honoring the Forever You
01:10:49

Today Krisa + Linds sit down with the spiritual, intuitive, Tanaaz Chubb. She is an astrologist, the co-creator of ForeverConscious.com, and the author of The Power of Positive Energy. We dive deep into moon cycles, planetary alignment, and how you can honor the Forever You – the eternal part of you that is bigger than just this life. We chat about…

 

  • The awakening that revealed Tanaaz’s purpose
  • How starting small is the key to making your dream a reality
  • Manifesting Charmed
  • What Astrology is & how it affects our energy
  • How you can deepen your understanding of astrology + sense of self
  • Listening to your intuition
  • Tanaaz’s spiritual practices
  • How to communicate with your spirit guides (learn more in this article by Tanaaz)
  • Being yourself + embracing positive energy
  • How you can develop your own spiritual practice

 

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Jan 02, 2018
Ep. 87 - Natalie Kuhn On Investigating Your Soul’s Purpose, Being in a Place of Choice + The Healing Power of The Class by Taryn Toomey
01:33:33

#ALMOST30NATION!  MERRY/HAPPY EVERYTHING!  With 2018 right around the corner, we wanted to gift you an episode that will help you “release the white knuckle grip on what you think should happen” this coming year, and lean into the unpredictable, trusting that you will learn more about who you really are.  Krista and Linds sit down for a beautiful + intimate conversation with Natalie Kuhn, Executive Director of The Class by Taryn Toomey, a cathartic workout that will give you a physical and emotional release unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.  Natalie lives every day following her soul’s purpose.  

 

We touch on a sudden loss and the process of grief – but Natalie never ceases to be positive, honest, vulnerable, and dedicated to finding humor.  We also unwrap...

 

  • The origins of The Class
  • The importance of the women who mentor us
  • Turning heart-wrenching loss into mind-blowing beauty
  • Following her heart to manifest a beautiful life (with her best friend!)
  • What it means to pause
  • Three of the best words to hear in any relationship
  • Why giving ourselves moments to RECHARGE is essential
  • Being in a place of choice
  • PLUS a bonus chat with some of the creatives behind Yeah Field Trip...Krista + Linds are teaching a class on starting a podcast at YFT in February! Join us!! WOO!

 

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Dec 26, 2017
Ep. 86 - Co-founder and Editor in Chief of The Chalkboard Mag, Suzanne Hall on Creating a Wellness Empire + The Hottest Wellness Trends for 2018
01:26:39

The funny, the passionate, and mega intelligent Suzanne Hall, Co-Founder + Editor-In-Chief of The Chalkboard Mag, joins Krista and Lindsey this week for a wellness pow-wow. The girls LOVE Chalkboard because it offers a really positive, motivational, and sexy space for people to learn about the hottest new trends in wellness. Interested in living well, building a brand, building a business in the wellness space, or how to find your gateway to wellness?  Suzanne is your gal.  We chat about:  

 

  • The origin of The Chalkboard Mag
  • Pressed Juicery--making juicing sexy
  • Flipping the ON switch for wellness
  • Why is has made it her mission to make products and practices that are good for people, more attractive
  • Where her passion for health and wellness started
  • The link between spirituality and food
  • Listening to your gut + intuition when immersing yourself in wellness practices
  • How to start a blog or wellness business today
  • Ruthless honesty + self-love

 

We’re also getting excited for the New Year, so Suzanne reflects on her favorite trends of 2017 and predicts what she believes will be the biggest + best trends of 2018.



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