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Ep. 237 - Julie Solomon on Finding Your Genius + Upleveling Your Brand
Today’s listen is applicable for all the women in our community—from mothers, to corporate babes, to entrepreneurs. We are joined by marketing strategist, New York Times best-selling publicist, and host of The Influencer Podcast, Julie Solomon. As the creator of Pitch It Perfect, she teaches bloggers and influencers how to pitch to brands and create a sustainable online business. Our conversation digs into who Julie was before becoming an entrepreneur—working that corporate life as a music publicist turned book publicist in NYC. She explains how she wouldn’t be where she is today without these jobs in corporate America. Her life advice on making the most of a job you don’t love deeply resonated with us. After relocating to Los Angeles, she moved into the lifestyle/mommy blogging space. From there is where Julie figured out her genius, and how to apply it to create her own business. We also talk about her life as a mom, and experiencing postpartum blues after pregnancy. You’ll leave this conversation feeling motivated and uplifted to let go of expectations, and pursue YOUR unique path! We also talk about: Excuses we make to keep ourselves small Shifting mentality to be more expansive and open Getting clear on what truly drives you Letting go of curated perfection How to find your true zone of genius Julie’s experience with a natural pregnancy Authenticity and vulnerability online Creating sacred time with your partner Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: juliesolomon.net Instagram stories: @julssolomon Listen: The Influencer Podcast Upcoming Events: July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips August 17th: The Workshop by PodcastPro in Los Angeles with K + L September 12th: Los Angeles with Nicole Lapin September 18th: Nashville with Julie Solomon Sponsors: HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Fitt | Visit links.fitt.co/almost30 to find your city. Here's more on the Fitt Weekly ambassador program: weekly.fitt.co/ BarkBox | Get 1 FREE MONTH when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan barkbox.com/almost30 Osea Malibu | Use code ALMOST30 to get $10 off $50 or more at oseamalibu.com/almost30podcast Blender Bombs | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off first order and free shipping for orders over $60 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 236 - Whitney Port’s Honest Look at Transitions: Motherhood, Marriage + Grief
Today we are joined by Whitney Port! You might know Whitney from “The Hills”, the MTV spin-off of Laguna Beach. “The Hills: New Beginnings” just debuted on MTV—be sure to tune in! Since her time on the show, Whitney has built a brand and a family. Not only does she have a new podcast, With Whit, she also has a wildly popular series on her YouTube channel, Whitney Port, titled “I Love My Baby, But…”. It gives viewers an honest look at motherhood and how it has affected her, her marriage, and everything in between. Our conversation begins with Whitney’s first year of motherhood. She shares her emotional and physical battle with breastfeeding, and developing mastitis three times. We look at her changes in routine, health, and time spent with her husband, Timmy. We love the beautiful honesty between them—such as discussing fears over having multiple kids. Whitney also opens up about the hardest year of her life, 2013, when her father passed away from cancer. She opens up about her grief, and how she copes every day. From careers to relationships, to motherhood and grief—we can’t wait to share this conversation with you. We also talk about: The importance of honesty in partnership How losing her father impacted her relationship Finding gratitude and silver linings in grief Closing her clothing brand Balancing motherhood with career How reality TV influenced her path Moving out of a lack mentality Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: whitneyport.com Instagram: @whitneyeveport Listen: With Whit YouTube: Whitney Port Visit: we.co/entertainment Upcoming Events: July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips August 17th: The Workshop by PodcastPro in Los Angeles with K + L September 12th: Los Angeles with Nicole Lapin Sponsors: 437 Swimwear | 437swimwear.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Further Food | Use code ALMOST30 for 30% off your purchase at shop.furtherfood.com/discount/ALMOST30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 235 - Sheri Salata on ‘The Beautiful No’ and What It Means To Truly Live
Today’s conversation highlights how the heartbreaking “no’s” we receive in life can take us in a better and more meaningful direction. Our guest is Sheri Salata, whose humor and wild spirit is infectious. After a twenty year career as the Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Sheri is now the author of The Beautiful No, co-host of The Sheri + Nancy Show, and co-founder of thepillarlife.com. Our conversation begins with an emotional recounting of when Sheri’s brother passed away suddenly from a heart attack nine years ago. For years, she avoided processing her grief by immersing herself in work and caring for family. She shares the ways she was able to move through her grief by deepening her spirituality and making self-care a top priority every single day. Sheri’s humor and honesty as she reflects on every single job she’s had, how each one has made her who she is today as an entrepreneur, and how the No’s ultimately gave her everything she needed to succeed, one lesson at a time. From managing a convenience store and a toy store, to working as a secretary. Sheri has started over and felt lost countless times, but kept searching for something to fill her with meaning. At age 35, she landed an entry level job at The Oprah Winfrey Show, and finally found what she was searching for—purpose. We also talk about: Using gratitude for your growth Importance of dreaming and creating Uplifting others, seeing their potential and verbalizing it Being choosy about who you share your space with Cherishing our bodies in a deliberate way Sheri’s decision to have a plant-based diet Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: thepillarlife.com Instagram: @sherisalata Listen: The Sheri + Nancy Show Book: The Beautiful No Upcoming Events: July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips August 17th: The Workshop by PodcastPro in Los Angeles with K + L September 12th: Los Angeles with Nicole Lapin Sponsors: HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Ana Luisa | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off a $50 order at analuisa.com Athletic Greens | Get 20 travel packs FREE ($79 value) with your first purchase at www.athleticgreens.com/almost30 Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more SAKARA | Go to sakara.com/almost30 and use code ALMOST30 for $60 off your first order Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 234 - The Intimacy of Motherhood, Ancestral Healing, + Living Authentically with Peta Kelly
Today we are sitting down with author, mother, and one of our favorite humans, Peta Kelly. Let us give you a few reasons why we love this woman so much: 1) Peta holds family as one of her greatest values 2) She is funny as hell 3) She walks the talk 4) She has taught us how to have hard conversations 4) She is constantly evolving without needing anything from anyone. The list continues to grow—especially after today’s interview. Since becoming a mom, she has really focused on the intimacy of motherhood, and shares the outside fears pushed on her during pregnancy, and the trust she maintained within herself. Peta explains what ancestral healing is and the work she does to help heal the painful experiences of her family’s past, like having open conversations with her husband. While in her twenties, Peta focused on soul growth, while working hard as an entrepreneur to set herself up financially before moving into motherhood. We discuss how she’s evolved spiritually since then, since writing her book, Earth is Hiring, and how her self-care rituals, such as stepping off of social media and Cacao ceremonies, have changed since becoming a mom. We could talk to our girl all day, but we hope this conversation will fill you up for a while—self-expression, personal growth, and relationships—LET’S GO! We also talk about: Peta’s preparation & rituals for her home birth Relationships with plant medicine Importance of trust in soul growth The masculine & feminine in relationships Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: petakelly.com Instagram: @petajean_ Book: Earth is Hiring Upcoming Events: July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips August 17th: The Workshop by PodcastPro in Los Angeles with K + L September 17th: Chicago with Millana Snow Sponsors: Amour Vert | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at www.shopgreenlove.com/almost30 Blender Bombs | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off first order and free shipping for orders over $60 Osea | Use code ALMOST30 for a free travel size of choice ($18 value) with purchase of $40 or more at oseamalibu.com/almost30podcast Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 233 - From Homeless Heroin Addict to Millionaire: Khalil Rafati on Addiction, Forgiveness + The Definition of Success
If you’ve ever struggled with substance abuse, or are the loved one of someone with addiction problems, today’s transformational episode is for you. We are joined with Khalil Rafati, author of I Forgot to Die, owner of SunLife Organics, and founder of the transitional living facility, Riviera Recovery. The son of immigrants, Khalil describes his childhood, especially school, as riddled with racism and bullying. At home, he dealt with violence, neglect, and sexual abuse, which triggered decades of self-hatred. Khalil found alcohol and marijuana at a young age, eventually dropped out of high-school, and found himself in a downward spiral of heroin and cocaine abuse. At 33 years old and 109 pounds, living on Skid Row in Los Angeles, he decided to get sober. He takes us back to the moment that he chose life over death and we get an in depth, raw look at his journey to overcome addiction.Khalil also shares his thoughts on money’s role in happiness,his relationship with God, and his love of crystals. Be on the lookout for his second book (working title of Remembering to Live) and upcoming documentary, as well as SunLife Organics smoothie/juice bars opening near you! We also talk about: Transforming life & health through food and nutrition Khalil’s rituals and self-care routine Astral projection experience as a child The dangers of EMF & ways to block it How media and music influence & desensitize us Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: sunlifeorganics.com Instagram: @khalilrafati ; @iforgottodiebook Book: I Forgot to Die Upcoming Events: July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips August 17th: The Workshop by PodcastPro in Los Angeles with K + L Sponsors: Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Cured Nutrition | ALMOST30 for $10 off $50 or more at curednutrition.com Calm | Get 25% off a Calm premium subscription at www.calm.com/almost30 Pair of Thieves | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off first order at pairofthieves.com/almost30 Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 232 - Ayana Young on Climate Change + How We Can Reconnect with and Save Mother Earth
Our relationship with Mother Earth, and the need for even the smallest of actions to protect her, is our focus in today’s podcast with Ayana Young. She is the founder of the nonprofit For The Wild which now encompasses the 1 Million Redwoods reforestation project, For the Wild podcast, and a new spinoff series birthed from a preservation campaign around the Tongass National Forest. Ayana’s journey as an advocate and protector of our Earth began when she was studying Ecology at Columbia University. She eventually dropped out to become a full time political organizer. She intertwined the environmental concerns with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement to bring awareness to the decline of our planet’s health. Ayana’s passion comes through as she illustrates how we are connected to everything; our modern lives are directly related to taking resources from the planet and not reciprocating. She explains the detriments of logging and building dams and howgold mining has created genocide in the west by producing high volumes of waste water. She urges us to invest in our local communities, and to educate ourselves and become more aware of climate change even when it’s overwhelming and heartbreaking. Ayana shares how she recommits herself to the Earth every day, and how each of us can reestablish that connection. We also talk about: The politics behind forest fires What organic really means Funding of scientific studies The extinction of animals Being a steward of the earth Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn: forthewild.world Listen: For The Wild Instagram: @for.the.wild Twitter: @ForTheWild_ Facebook: For The Wild Email: email@example.com Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour Sponsors: HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Sanctuary World | sanctuaryworld.co or in app store Sanctuary Astrology Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Daily Harvest | Use code ALMOST30 for 3 FREE Cups in your first box at www.daily-harvest.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 231 - Dr. Jen Esquer on Overcoming Infidelity + Reconnecting to Your Body + Intuition
This episode if for anyone who has ever felt disconnected from their body and intuition, for anyone navigating life after betrayal and for anyone wanting to forgive others and themselves. This is an intimate conversation on relationships, trust, listening to your physical and emotional bodies. Joining us is physical therapist Dr. Jen Esquer, founder of the The Mobility Method, known for relieving pain, preventing injury, and optimizing movement. Jen is all about affecting change in the body through education, movement, and building appreciation for what our unique bodies are capable of doing. But we are honored to have Jen talk about more than mobility today. She opens up about her past relationship ending in infidelity, the way she handled the heartbreak, and how connected she became to her inner knowing. It really struck a chord with us when she discusses the importance of having friends that can hold a safe space, without judgment, to release the spectrum of emotions that may arise. We unpack the benefits of breathwork and the effect it can have on your parasympathetic nervous system. For example, it allows one to release emotions so they don’t stay trapped. Jen gives a generous tool box if we ever lose ourselves in someone or a situation and want to reconnect with who we really are. We also talk about: Knowing when to leave and when to work on a relationship How our triggers may affect other people Finding forgiveness for yourself Expectations versus reality (when someone shows you who they are, believe them!) Understanding pain, mobility, and breath Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Instagram: @docjenfit Learn more: docjenfit.com Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour Sponsors: Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Lola | Use code ALMOST30 for 40% off all subscriptions at mylola.com Buffy | Go to www.buffy.co use code ALMOST30 for $20 off Doordash | Download the doordash app and use code ALMOST30 for $5 off your first order of $15 or more Third Love | Head to thirdlove.com/almost30 for 15% off! Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today we are sitting down with Loraine Dowdy, founder of the American made cosmetics line, Coloured Raine. After 16 years of working a high-powered job in the financial industry, Loraine pursued her dream of creating a cruelty-free makeup line that encourages diversity, self-expression, and shades for women of color. In our conversation, you can feel Loraine’s passion for creating pigments that accentuate the beauty of all skin tones. We couldn’t help but geek out over our mutual love of nature shows--in fact, Loraine confided how her upcoming makeup line is inspired by nature. Loraine is open and honest about the trials and tribulations she’s gone through starting a business as a woman of color, and how nourishing it is to have relationships with other women in the industry. Keep an eye out for the Coloured Raine’s upcoming partnership, new foundations, makeup tutorials, and Christmas bundles! You are going to love their array of vibrant pigments and cruelty free cosmetics. We also talk about: Self-awareness tips for changing careers Scaling and building a team using trust Tapping into your creativity Behind the scenes of the cosmetic industry Monetizing your podcast Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: colouredraine.com Instagram: @colouredraine ; @aidensempire Twitter: @ColouredRaine Facebook: Coloured Raine PodcastPro Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour Sponsors: Fitt | Visit Fitt.co to find your city. You can also download the Fitt app, available now on iOS. Android version coming soon. Blender Bombs | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off first order and free shipping for orders over $60 Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 229 - Yoga Girl, Rachel Brathen, on Humanizing Social Media, Ancestral Healing + Honoring Motherhood
Today’s episode features world-renowned yoga instructor and author of To Love and Let Go, Rachel Brathen. Also known as Yoga Girl, she is a heart-centered leader who brings the human element of emotion to social media. Becoming who Rachel is today was not without a history of struggle, and she shares with us how her childhood and rebellious teenage years led her to first find meditation, then yoga. This brings us deep into the conversation of finding identity, especially in our teenage years, when we have been influenced by our parent’s traumas and shaped by our communities. The three of us also explore the interconnectedness between spirituality and business, and how Rachel balances motherhood with maintaining closeness with her husband. We also take a dive into plant medicine, sharing the insights and clearings Rachel gained during her cacao ceremony. We also talk about: Being present in our social media era Nourishing your body and mind during pregnancy How motherhood positively affects your ability to be present The importance of ritual in our day-to-day lives Being vulnerable and open on social media How our ancestors experiences influence us Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: yogagirl.com ; yogagirlfoundation.com Instagram: @yoga_girl ; @yogagirlfoundation Listen: From The Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl Books: Yoga Girl ; To Love and Let Go Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour Sponsors: Amour Vert | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at www.shopgreenlove.com/almost30 SAKARA | Go to sakara.com/almost30 and use code ALMOST30 for $60 off your first order Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Slendier | go to www.amazon.com and search "Slendier" Away | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off a suitcase at awaytravel.com/almost30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 228 - Catt Sadler on the Equal Pay Movement, Collaborative Parenting + Empowering Women
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! Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: thecattwalk.com Instagram: @iamcattsadler ; @theCATTWALK Youtube: Catt Sadler Listen: NAKED with Catt Sadler Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Retreat Sponsors: Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Dermalogica | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at dermalogica.com Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Sanctuary World | sanctuaryworld.co or in app store Sanctuary Astrology Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 227 - The Keto Diet, Chinese Medicine + Finding Purpose for Optimal Health with Dr. Axe
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: draxe.com Instagram: @drchelseaaxe and @drjoshaxe Book: Keto Diet Upcoming Events: September 19th 6:30-8:30 pm in Nashville, TN Sponsors: Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Cured Nutrition | ALMOST30 for $10 off $50 or more at curednutrition.com Calm | Get 25% off a Calm premium subscription at www.calm.com/almost30 Pair of Thieves | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off first order at pairofthieves.com/almost30 Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 226 - Your Inner Parent, The Truth of Your Soul + The Healing Power of Tarot with Lindsay Mack
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: lindsaymack.com Instagram: @wildsoulhealing ; @tarotforthewildsoul Listen: Tarot For The Wild Soul Podcast Upcoming Events: June 20th: Los Angeles with Bree Melanson July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips Almost 30 Retreat Sponsors: Birch Benders | Blender Bombs | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off first order and free shipping for orders over $60 Daily Harvest | Use code ALMOST30 for 3 FREE Cups in your first box at www.daily-harvest.com Further Food | Use code ALMOST30 for 30% off your purchase at shop.furtherfood.com/discount/ALMOST30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 225 - Building Your Dream Business with The Skimm Founders Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: theskimm.com Instagram: @theskimm Download: theSkimm App Listen: Daily Skimm Read: How To Skimm Your Life Upcoming Events: June 20th: Los Angeles with Bree Melanson July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips Almost 30 Retreat Sponsors: Alchemized Life Podcast | Head to avajohanna.com/podcast to learn more Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com FitVine Wine | FitVine is offering 10% off your first order a www.FitVineWine.com. From now until August 4th, use code ALMOST30 at checkout to redeem your discount. Plus when you order a case, shipping is included! Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Buffy | Go to www.buffy.co use code ALMOST30 for $20 off SAKARA | Go to sakara.com/almost30 and use code ALMOST30 for $60 off your first order Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 224 - On Being Human: Living Real and Listening Deeply with Jen Pastiloff
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: jenniferpastiloff.com Instagram: @jenpastiloff ; @nobullshitmotherhood Read: On Being Human Upcoming Events: June 20th: Los Angeles with Bree Melanson July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips Almost 30 Retreat Sponsors: Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Sweaty Betty | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at sweatybetty.com Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 223 - Lizzy Jeff: The Queen of Cannabis on Stepping Into Your Greatness + Connecting to Your Body
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: lizzyjeff.com Instagram: @lizzyjeff ; @zenandkush Listen: S.L.A.P.S. Upcoming Events: May 30th: Denver with Natalie Miles June 20th: Los Angeles with Bree Melanson July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips Almost 30 Retreat Sponsors: Lola | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off your 1st order at mylola.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Cured Nutrition | ALMOST30 for $10 off $50 or more at curednutrition.com Third Love | Head to thirdlove.com/almost30 for 15% off! Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 222 - Our Queendom, The Matrix + Unconditional Love with Shaman Durek
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: shamandurek.com Instagram: @shamandurek Listen: Ancient Wisdom Today Podcast Preorder: Spirit Hacking by Shaman Durek Upcoming Events: May 30th: Denver with Natalie Miles June 20th: Los Angeles with Bree Melanson July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips Almost 30 Retreat Sponsors: SAKARA | Go to sakara.com/almost30 and use code ALMOST30 for $60 off your first order Banish | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off your first order at banish.com Cured Nutrition | ALMOST30 for $10 off $50 or more at curednutrition.com Skinny Dipped | use code ALMOST30 for 20% off + MIndful May on skinnydipped.com – throughout the month of May, Skinny Dipped is turning their Instagram into THE place to get inspired by all things wellness. Each week in May, one of the four female founders will be sharing their tips and tricks for how to stay balanced, healthy and in alignment. From nutrition tips and tricks to yoga flows, custom meditations and holistic beauty 101, you’ll find something to love and learn a little more about how this women-founded company nourishes and nurtures their bodies. Each week they’ll be hosting giveaways and they’ve also created a grand prize package for one lucky winner filled with TONS of goodies and lots of Skinny Dipped of course. Head over to @getskinnydipped on IG to learn more about how you can participate. What Do You Meme? | Right now, ALMOST 30 listeners can get 15% off of For The Girls on Amazon Prime! Just go to Amazon.com and search For The Girls Adult Party Game and make sure to enter the promo code ALMOST30 at checkout. Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 221 - Codependency, Addiction + Conscious Uncoupling with Danika Brysha and Billy Haley
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: danikabrysha.com ; culinaryrecoverfoods.com Instagram: @danikabrysha ; @culinaryrecovery Read: Codependent No More by Melody Beattie Upcoming Events: May 30th: Denver with Natalie Miles June 20th: Los Angeles with Bree Melanson Almost 30 Retreat Sponsors: Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more Calm | Get 25% off a Calm premium subscription at www.calm.com/almost30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 211 - The LA Foster Care System, Social Work + How We Can Help
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Watch: How The Brain Can Change ; Christian the Lion Short Term 12 Nadine Burke on Trauma CASA Upcoming Events: May 4th: London with Millana Snow May 7th: London with Peta Kelly Sponsors: Quip | Right now, you can get your first refill pack for free with a quip ole citric toothbrush by using the code ALMOST30 on getquip.com Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Get ready L.A., Stacks House is about to make it rain. Ladies, you’re going to love this! It’s a pop-up with a purpose to make financial literacy fun...Opening doors in DTLA on April 17 and running for just 5 weeks. At Stacks House, you can… Knock out your debt aggression, take a wild ride in the Retirement Rodeo, Groom Your Side Hustle in the Stacks Salon, Make Money Moves that lead to your best life, Reflect on your future in the Money Infinity Room! Relax with some sippy in the beautiful Gold Bar. Presented by She Stacks and Zelle, In partnership with Charles Schwab, Day Owl and Bulletin. Tickets available at www.stackshouse.com – use the code Almost30 and receive a special “close the gap” 21% off tickets - through May 1! The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 210 - Live with Lacy Phillips: Manifesting, Magnetizing + The Shadow Self
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: tobemagnetic.com (code ALMOST30 for 10% off your purchase) Instagram: @tobemagnetic wellnessofficial.co Listen: Expanded Podcast Almost 30 Ep. 133 with Lacy Phillips Almost 30 Ep. 81 with Lacy Phillips Upcoming Events: May 4th: London with Millana Snow May 7th: London with Peta Kelly Sponsors: Dermalogica | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at dermalogica.com Postmates | Use code ALMOST30 for $100 worth of delivery credit for the first seven days on postmates! Download the free app now! Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at alterrapure.com 99 Designs | www.99designs.com/almost30 for $25 off your first design contest The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 209 - The Truth About Burnout, Imposter Syndrome, and Paving Your Path Financially with Nicole Lapin
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: nicolelapin.com Instagram: @nicolelapin Money School code ALMOST30, @nicolelapin's new online course #TheMoneySchool is out–give (or get!) the gift of financial fitness this year using our code for $50 off your tuition! Head on over to themoneyschool.com to learn more! Check out: The Boss School Read: Rich Bitch ; Boss Bitch Listen: Almost 30 Ep. 129 ft. Nicole Lapin Watch: Hatched www.yourpodcatpro.com Upcoming Events: May 4th: London with Millana Snow May 7th: London with Peta Kelly Sponsors: Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Away | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off a suitcase at awaytravel.com/almost30 Calm | Get 25% off a Calm premium subscription at www.calm.com/almost30 Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 208 - A Hilarious Conversation on Hollywood, Dad-Life, and Marriage with Jerry O’Connell
#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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Instagram: @mrjerryoc Upcoming Events: 2019 Almost 30 Tour Sponsors: Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com BarkBox | Get 1 FREE MONTH when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan barkbox.com/almost30 Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 207 - Astrological Cycles + Your Soul’s Purpose with Danielle Paige
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: healingpaige.com Instagram: @iamdaniellepaige yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming Events: 2019 Almost 30 Tour Sponsors: Quip | getquip.com/almost30 for a free refill pack with your purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush Poo~Pourri | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at poopourri.com Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Third Love | Head to thirdlove.com/almost30 for 15% off! The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 206 - Sober Curious: A New Way to Think About Our Relationship with Alcohol with Ruby Warrington
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: rubywarrington.com ; the-numinous.com Instagram: @rubywarrington ; @the_numinous Read: Sober Curious ; Material Girl, Mystical World Check out: Club SODA NYC Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 Sponsors: Lola | Use code ALMOST30 for 60% off your 1st order at mylola.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Postmates | Use code ALMOST30 for ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS of free delivery credit for your first 7 days when you download the Postmates app Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 205 - Pregnancy + Postpartum: Optimizing Nutrition and Harnessing Your Power with Daniela Kende
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: danielakende.com Instagram: @danielakende Designs for Health vitamins Read: The First Forty Days by Amely Greeven ; Guide to Childbirth by Ina May ; Natural Hospital Birth by Cynthia Gabriel yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming Events: March 26th: Rachel Rosen Event College Tour: Email email@example.com Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 Sponsors: Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at alterrapure.com Daily Harvest | Use code ALMOST30 for 3 FREE Cups in your first box at www.daily-harvest.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 204 - Sacred Acoustics: Connecting with Inner Guidance + Releasing Emotional Trauma through Binaural Beats with Karen Newell
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: sacredacoustics.com Youtube: Sacred Acoustics Read: Living In A Mindful Universe yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming Events: March 26th: Rachel Rosen Event College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 Sponsors: Buffy | Go to www.buffy.co use code ALMOST30 for $20 off Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order. Visit thrivemarket.com/almost30 peep and purchase our morning ritual essentials! Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 203 - International Women’s Day Panel: Balance Is BS with Jane Wurwand, Danika Brysha, Sara Tan, Deepica Mutyala, Krista Williams, and Lindsey Simcik
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Follow each panelist on Instagram: @danikabrysha ; @saratan ; @deepica ; @janewurwand Danika’s self-care checklist Upcoming Events: March 26th: Rachel Rosen Event College Tour: Email email@example.com Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 Sponsors: Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Robinhood | Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at almost30.robinhood.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 202 - Grain Brain: Disease Prevention, Gluten-Free, and The Truth About Sugar with Dr. David Perlmutter
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: drperlmutter.com Instagram: @davidperlmutter Read: Grain Brain ; Brain Maker yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming Events: March 26th: Rachel Rosen Event College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 Sponsors: Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com To Be Magnetic | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off any workshop at www.tobemagnetic.com Perfect Keto | For 27% off site wide, visit PerfectKeto.com/almost30 and enter promo code ALMOST30 Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
For Your Younger Self: A Compilation of Advice from Past Guests + More
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Almost30podcast.com Instagram: @almost30podcast yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming Events: March 26th: Rachel Rosen Event College Tour: Email email@example.com Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 Sponsors: Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Dermalogica | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at dermalogica.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Hourglass | Use code ALMOST30 for free shipping on hourglass.com/almost30 when you purchase Caution Mascara The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 200 - Finding Purpose in Pain: Ruthie Lindsey On The Ways Love, Plant Medicine + Friends Brought her Back to Herself
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: ruthielindsey.com Instagram: @ruthielindsey ; @theunspokenpodcast Listen: The Unspoken Podcast Read: How to Change your Mind by Michael Pollan ; Journey of Souls by Michael Newton ; Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller Check out: The Sacred Feminine Retreat Upcoming Events: March 26th: Rachel Rosen Event College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 Sponsors: Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at alterrapure.com Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order. Visit thrivemarket.com/almost30 peep and purchase our morning ritual essentials! The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 199 - Investing, Gender Pay Gap, and Financial Wellness For Women with Ellevest Founder Sallie Krawcheck
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: salliecrawcheck.com ; ellevest.com Instagram: @sallie.krawcheck ; @ellevest Email: email@example.com Read: Own It by Sallie Krawcheck ; The Food Therapist by Shira Lenchewski Yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming Events: March 26th: Rachel Rosen Event College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 Sponsors: Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com To Be Magnetic | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off any workshop at www.tobemagnetic.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 198 - Disrupt-Her: Miki Agrawal Inspires Modern Women to Question the Status Quo
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: mikiagrawal.com Instagram: @mikiagrawal ; @shethinx ; @hellotushy ; @eatdrinkwild Read: Disrupt Her ; Do Cool Shit Upcoming Events: March 26th: Rachel Rosen Event College Tour: Email email@example.com Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 Sponsors: Further Food | Use code ALMOST30 for 30% off your purchase at shop.furtherfood.com/discount/ALMOST30 Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more To Be Magnetic | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off any workshop at www.tobemagnetic.com Spindrift | Head to spindriftfresh.com and use code ALMOST30 for 15% off The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 197 - Charity Lighten on Fighting for Peace + Happiness in the Wake of a Cancer Diagnosis
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Connect with Charity: Instagram Learn more at silverfernbrand.com + avibrantlife.me Listen: Episode 85 ft. Charity Lighten yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming Events: March 26th: Rachel Rosen Event College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 Sponsors: Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Kalumi | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% on kalumibeauty.com Third Love | Head to thirdlove.com/almost30 for 15% off! Daily Harvest | Use code ALMOST30 for 3 FREE Cups in your first box at www.daily-harvest.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 196 - An Inclusive Conversation on Implicit Bias, Systemic Oppression, and Racial Equity with Rachel Rosen
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: rachelvrosen.com ; spark4community.com Instagram: @rachelvrosen ; @spark4leadership Facebook: SPARK Leadership The National Equity Project Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email email@example.com Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 March 26th: Rachel Rosen Event Sponsors: Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com Spindrift | Head to spindriftfresh.com and use code ALMOST30 for 15% off. “The launch of Spindrift Lime is a direct response to requests from the Spindrift community. Our fans are always submitting new flavor ideas and lime has long been one of the most popular requests.” says Bill Creelman, founder and CEO of Spindrift, “Lime is actually the most popular flavor in the flavored sparkling water category, but Spindrift is the first brand with scale to make it with real squeezed lime juice.” In the excitement to tell the world about the new flavor release, the team noticed that there was a whole basket of fruit emojis – but no lime. Enlisting the help of their community, Spindrift looks to rally those on social media seeking to complete their citrus expression with the tiny lime emoji. To support Spindrift’s commitment to giving back, during the WHY #NOLIMEEMOJI? campaign, Spindrift will donate $1 for every Instagram or Twitter post using #NoLimeEmoji to Whole Kids Foundation (up to $50,000 dollars) through March 31, 2019. Woo More Play | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at www.woomoreplay.com Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 195 - Pia Baroncini on Losing her Dad, Cancelling Her Wedding + Creating LPA
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: lpathelabel.com Instagram: @piaarrobio Gabrielle Reece goop Interview Gwyneth Paltrow on Oprah’s podcast Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 Sponsors: Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at alterrapure.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Robinhood | Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at almost30.robinhood.com Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 194 - Self Love with Krista + Lindsey: Boundaries, Living with Intention, and Honoring Where You Are
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Self Love article Almost30podcast.com Instagram: @almost30podcast ; @hundredblog ; @lindseysimcik Facebook: Secret Almost 30 Podcast Group Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email email@example.com Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 Sponsors: Woo More Play | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at www.woomoreplay.com Further Food | Use code ALMOST30 for 30% off your purchase at shop.furtherfood.com/discount/ALMOST30 Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order. Visit thrivemarket.com/almost30 peep and purchase our morning ritual essentials! Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 193 - Breaking the Holding Pattern with Lindsey Simcik
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: lindseysimcik.com Instagram: @lindseysimcik Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 Sponsors: To Be Magnetic | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off any workshop at www.tobemagnetic.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Hourglass | Use code ALMOST30 for free shipping on hourglass.com/almost30 when you purchase Caution Mascara Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 192 - Game Changers: Optimizing Your Life, Smart Drugs, and Gratitude with Dave Asprey
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: blog.bulletproof.com ; truedark.com Instagram: @dave.asprey Listen: Almost 30 Episode 139 ; Bulletproof Radio podcast Twitter: @bulletproofexec Read: Game Changers ; Head Strong ; Bulletproof: The Cookbook ; The Bulletproof Diet Oura Ring ; Heart Math Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email email@example.com Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 February 9: Unlocking Self-Love Sponsors: Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at alterrapure.com Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Hourglass | Use code ALMOST30 for free shipping on hourglass.com/almost30 when you purchase Caution Mascara The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 191 - Living in Concert with the Mind with Meditation Teacher Light Watkins
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: lightwatkins.com ; theshinemovement.org Instagram: @lightwatkins Read: Bliss More Listen: Monique Benabou Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 February 9: Unlocking Self-Love Sponsors: Dirty Lemon | Use code ALMOST30 for 1 FREE case in your first order at dirtylemon.com Kalumi | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% on kalumibeauty.com Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order. Visit thrivemarket.com/almost30 peep and purchase our morning ritual essentials! Bioclarity | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off first month of a routine at bioclarity.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 190 - Founder of TOMs, Blake Mycoskie on The One-for-One Giving Model + Ending Gun Violence Together
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: toms.com Send A Postcard Instagram: @blakemycoskie ; @toms Read: Start Something That Matters Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email email@example.com Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 February 9: Unlocking Self-Love Sponsors: Spindrift | Head to spindriftfresh.com and use code ALMOST30 for 15% off To Be Magnetic | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off any workshop at www.tobemagnetic.com Perfect Keto | For 27% off site wide, visit PerfectKeto.com/almost30 and enter promo code ALMOST30 Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 189 - Before I Step Outside: A Conversation on Harassment, Influence, and Non-Conformance with Travis Alabanza
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: travisalabanza.co.uk Instagram: @travisalabanza Read: Before I Step Outside [You Love Me] yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 February 9: Unlocking Self-Love Sponsors: Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com Woo More Play | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at www.woomoreplay.com Hungry Root | Get $25 off two deliveries when you visit hungryroot.com/almost30 Third Love | Head to thirdlove.com/almost30 for 15% off! The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 188 - The Importance of the WHY in Entrepreneurship with the Founders of Skinny Dipped
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Check out: skinnydipped.com Instagram: @getskinnydipped Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email email@example.com Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 February 9: Unlocking Self-Love Sponsors: Further Food | Use code ALMOST30 for 30% off your purchase at furtherfood.com Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order. Visit thrivemarket.com/almost30 peep and purchase our morning ritual essentials! Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at alterrapure.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 187 - A Conversation On Creative Origins and Marginalized Voices in Hollywood with Brown Girls Creator Sam Bailey
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: samqbailey.com Instagram: @samb.chi Watch: You’re So Talented ; Brown Girls Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 February 9: Unlocking Self-Love Sponsors: Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Dirty Lemon | Use code ALMOST30 for 1 FREE case in your first order at dirtylemon.com Robinhood | We’re giving our listeners a FREE stock to help build their portfolio at almost30.robinhood.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 186 - The Feminine Revolution: Understanding and Expressing Your Femininity with Amy Stanton
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: femininerevolutionbook.com Instagram: @amykstanton Read: The Feminine Revolution by Amy Stanton yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email email@example.com Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 February 9: Unlocking Self-Love Sponsors: Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at alterrapure.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Hungry Root | Get $25 off two deliveries when you visit hungryroot.com/almost30 Hourglass | Use code ALMOST30 for free shipping on hourglass.com/almost30 when you purchase Caution Mascara The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 185 - My Hormonal Health Journey: Healing My Hormones + Adrenal Fatigue Naturally with Krista Williams
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Your Hormone Balance Learn more: @bodyblissbyjess Listen: Tara Brach Vitamins: Maca, Holy Basil, Ashwagandha, Astragalus Root Read: WomanCode Check out Krista’s blog: hundredblog.com Chat with us on FB: *Secret* Almost 30 Podcast Group Facebook: facebook.com/Hundredblog Instagram: @hundredblog Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 February 9: Unlocking Self-Love Sponsors: Kalumi | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% on kalumibeauty.com Dirty Lemon | Use code ALMOST30 for 1 FREE case in your first order at dirtylemon.com Hungry Root | Get $25 off two deliveries when you visit hungryroot.com/almost30 Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 184 - SuperLife: Rediscovering Herbs, Creating Sustainable Business, and Barukas with Darin Olien
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: superlife.com ; barukas.com Instagram: @superlifeliving Read: Superlife by Darin Olien ; The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown American Botanical Council Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email email@example.com Sponsors: Further Food | Use code ALMOST30 for 30% off your purchase at furtherfood.com Mowellens | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off your first purchase at mowellens.com Modern Fertility | www.modernfertility.com/almost30 for $20 off a purchase Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 183 - From Homeless To Hollywood: Shifting Your Energy, Evolving, and Being Fearless with Arian Simone
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: ariansimone.com Instagram: @ariansimone ; @fearlessmag Read: Fearless Faith + Hustle by Arian Simone ; My Fabulous & Fearless Journey by Arian Simone Listen: Fearless Podcast Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email email@example.com Sponsors: Dirty Lemon | Use code ALMOST30 for 1 FREE case in your first order at dirtylemon.com Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Third Love | Head to thirdlove.com/almost30 for 15% off! Bioclarity | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off your 1st order + free shipping at bioclarity.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 182 - Hannah Bronfman on Doing What Feels Good
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: hbfit.com Instagram: @hannahbronfman Twitter: @hannahbronfman Order: Do What Feels Good HBFIT TV Hannah’s Tom Ford nails Sponsors: Uqora | Use code ALMOST30 for 30% off at uqora.com Woo More Play | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at www.woomoreplay.com Spindrift | Head to spindriftfresh.com and use code ALMOST30 for 15% off Modern Fertility | www.modernfertility.com/almost30 for $20 off a purchase The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Follow Lindsey: @lindseysimcik Follow Krista: @hundredblog Follow: @claritewellness Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Your Podcast Pro: enroll at yourpodcastpro.com Sponsors: Dirty Lemon | Use code ALMOST30 for 1 FREE case in your first order at dirtylemon.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Daily Harvest | Use code ALMOST30 for 3 FREE Cups in your first box at www.daily-harvest.com Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
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. Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Your Podcast Pro: enroll at yourpodcastpro.com College Tour: Email email@example.com Help us create a video! Call our hotline: 1-424-272-1853 Sponsors: Veggie Grill | During the holidays, we are offering an extra $10 for every $40 gift card! Head to veggiegrill.com for yours! Morning Recovery | Use code ALMOST30 for $5 off a single purchase or subscription at morningrecoverydrink.com Nutribullet | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off at nutribulletbalance.com Outdoor Voices | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order of $100 or more at outdoorvoices.com/almost30 Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Candid Co. | Head to candidco.com/almost30 for 25% off the modeling kit The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
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. Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Your Podcast Pro: enroll at yourpodcastpro.com College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Help us create a video! Call our hotline: 1-424-272-1853 Sponsors: Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order. Visit thrivemarket.com/almost30 peep and purchase our morning ritual essentials! Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com FabFitFun | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off at fabfitfun.com Away | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off a suitcase at awaytravel.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 178 - Scarred Not Scared: Body Confidence in The Wake of Surgery + Illness with Michelle Elman
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? Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: michelleelman.com Instagram: @scarrednotscared Youtube: youtube.com/michelleelman Watch: Michelle’s TedX Talk Read: Am I Ugly? Your Podcast Pro: enroll at yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming: College Tour: Email email@example.com Help us create a video! Call our hotline: 1-424-272-1853 Sponsors: No Cow | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off and free shipping at www.nocow.com Spindrift | Head to spindriftfresh.com and pick your favorite flavors of the season! Morning Recovery | Use code ALMOST30 for $5 off a single purchase or subscription at morningrecoverydrink.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com Lola | Use code ALMOST30 when you subscribe and get 40% off first month at mylola.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 177 - Living In A Mindful Universe: Understanding Consciousness Through A Near-Death Experience with Eben Alexander
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: ebenalexander.com Facebook: facebook.com/ebenalexandermd Read: Proof of Heaven ; Living In A Mindful Universe Check out: Sacred Acoustics Your Podcast Pro: enroll at yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming: College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Help us create a video! Call our hotline: 1-424-272-1853 Sponsors: Nutribullet | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off at nutribulletbalance.com Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order. Visit thrivemarket.com/almost30 peep and purchase our morning ritual essentials! Modern Fertility | www.modernfertility.com/almost30 for $20 off a purchase Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Candid Co. | Head to candidco.com/almost30 for 25% off the modeling kit Beekeeper’s Naturals | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at beekeepersnaturals.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 176 - Thriving Where Purpose, Passion + Skill Collide with Amy Jo Martin
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: amyjomartin.com Instagram: @amyjomartin Twitter: @amyjomartin Listen: Why Not Now? Podcast Ep.106 ft. Lindsey + Krista Read: Renegades Write The Rules by Amy Jo Martin Upcoming: College Tour: Email email@example.com Help us create a video! Call our hotline: 1-424-272-1853 Sponsors: Veggie Grill | Veggie Grill is offering and extra $10 for every $40 gift card! Head to veggiegrill.com for yours! Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Nutribullet | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off at nutribulletbalance.com Woo More Play | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at www.woomoreplay.com Brooklinen | Get $20 off AND free shipping when you use code ALMOST30 at brooklinen.com Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 175 - Finding The Medicine Within Yourself with Mama Medicine
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: mamamedicine.nyc Instagram: @mamamedicine ; @spacebymamamedicine Your Podcast Pro: enroll at yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming: College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Help us create a video! Call our hotline: 1-424-272-1853 Sponsors: Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Mowellens | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off your first purchase at mowellens.com Beekeeper’s Naturals | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at beekeepersnaturals.com Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com Skillshare | www.skillshare.com/almost30 for two months of Skillshare for 99 cents Bioclarity | Now when you purchase a skin care routine they will get a FREE Clarifying masque with their order! That’s a $24.95 value for FREE. Plus shipping is always is free! And it comes with a 100% risk-free money back guarantee but you need to enter code ALMOST30 at bioclarity.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 174 - Conscious Pivoting, Relationships, and Shining Your Light with Candice Kumai
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. We also talk about… Receiving harassment from men Manifesting your thoughts Diversity in the city Ways to motivate when feeling stuck Working hard for what you want Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | CandiceKumai.com Instagram | @CandiceKumai Candice’s Book | Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit Twitter | @CandiceKumai YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/candicekumai Listen: Almost 30 Episode 117 ft. Candice ; Wabi Sabi Podcast Upcoming: College Tour: Email email@example.com Help us create a video! Call our hotline: 1-424-272-1853 Sponsors: Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Buffy | Go to www.buffy.co use code ALMOST30 for $20 off Your Podcast Pro | Head to yourpodcastpro.com to enroll Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 173 - Creating An Allyship + Feminism for All with Rachel Cargle
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: rachelcargle.com Instagram: @rachel.cargle Read: Rachel’s Harper’s Bazaar articles ; National Seed Project White Privilege article Your Podcast Pro: enroll at yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming: College Tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Help us create a video! Call our hotline: 1-424-272-1853 Sponsors: No Cow | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off and free shipping at www.nocow.com Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 Nutribullet | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off at nutribulletbalance.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com Veggie Grill | Veggie Grill is offering and extra $10 for every $40 gift card! Head to veggiegrill.com for yours! BarkBox | Get 1 FREE MONTH when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan barkbox.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 172 - Tone It Up, Female Friendships + Tuning in to Your Dream with Karena Dawn + Katrina Scott
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: toneitup.com (code: ALMOST30 for 20% off) Instagram: @toneitup ; @toneitupnutrition ; @karenadawn ; @katrinaascott Download: Studio Tone It Up Read: Balanced and Beautiful Learn more: yourpodcastpro.com Coming Up: Almost 30 Tour | December 4th, Vancouver Almost 30 Tour | December 6th, Vancouver Sponsors: Nutribullet | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off at nutribulletbalance.com Away | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off a suitcase at awaytravel.com/almost30 Talkspace | Use code ALMOST30 to get $45 off your 1st month at talkspace.com/almost30 Robinhood | We’re giving our listeners a FREE stock to help build their portfolio at almost30.robinhood.com HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 171 - Our Responsibility to Do Better with Luvvie Ajayi
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: luvvie.org Instagram: @luvvie Twitter: @luvvie Read: I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi Listen: Rants & Randomness Podcast Check out: Scrivener Watch: Insecure Learn more: yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour | December 4th, Vancouver Almost 30 Tour | December 6th, Vancouver Sponsors: Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Veggie Grill | Veggie Grill is offering and extra $10 for every $40 gift card! Head to veggiegrill.com for yours! LOLA | Head to www.mylola.com use code ALMOST30 for 40% off when you subscribe Woo More Play | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at www.woomoreplay.com Beekeeper’s Naturals | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at beekeepersnaturals.com Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 170 - The Expressionist: Social Anxiety, Finding Joy, and Doing Good with Matthew Lillard
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn More: beadleandgrimms.com Instagram: @matthewlillard Check out: HIVE Be Good Twitter: @matthewlillard Learn more: yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour | December 4th, Vancouver Almost 30 Tour | December 6th, Vancouver Sponsors: Dirty Lemon | www.dirtylemon.com use code ALMOST30 for a free case in your order. Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more FabFitFun | Winter Box is finally here! Sign up for FabFitFun today! FabFitFun boxes make amazing gifts for the holidays! Go to fabfitfun.com to sign-up and start getting the box for a life well-lived! Use promo code ALMOST30 to get $10 off your first box - that’s over $200 for only $39.99! Candid Co. | Head to candidco.com/almost30 , you’ll save 25% on your modeling kit! Skillshare | www.skillshare.com/almost30 for two months of Skillshare for 99 cents. The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 169 - Risk Taking, Shroom Updates + The Real Story of Santa with Four Sigmatic Founder Tero Isokauppila
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: teroisokauppila.com ; foursigmatic.com Instagram: @iamtero ; @foursigmatic Read: Healing Mushrooms ; Santa Sold Shrooms Listen: Almost 30 episode 82 with Tero Learn more: yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour | December 4th, Vancouver Almost 30 Tour | December 6th, Vancouver Sponsors: Nutribullet | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off at nutribulletbalance.com Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 Brooklinen | Get $20 off AND free shipping when you use code ALMOST30 at brooklinen.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Outdoor Voices | For 20% off your first order of $100 or more, visit OutdoorVoices.com/almost30 and enter ALMOST30 Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 168 - Diet Culture, Mindful Eating + Letting Go of Restriction with Jessica Sepel
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: jessicasepel.com Instagram: @jshealth Download: JS Health app Check out: JS Health Supplements Read: The Healthy Life ; Living The Healthy Life Learn more: yourpodcastpro.com Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour | December 4th, Vancouver Almost 30 Tour | December 6th, Vancouver Sponsors: Modern Fertility | www.modernfertility.com/almost30 for $20 off a purchase Chosen Foods | Head to chosenfoods.com/almost30 and use the promo code ALMOST30 for 50% off your first order Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more Make Thanksgiving easier than ever. Veggie Grill is offering and extra $10 for every $40 gift card! Head to veggiegrill.com for yours! Beekeeper’s Naturals | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at beekeepersnaturals.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 167 - Inhabiting Your Wholeness with Jessica Lanyadoo—Psychic Medium, Animal Communicator + Astrologer
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: lovelanyadoo.com Listen: Ghost Of A Podcast Instagram: @jessica_lanyadoo Twitter: @jessicalanyadoo Watch: Explained Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour | December 4th, Vancouver Almost 30 Tour | December 6th, Vancouver Sponsors: Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 they have wine now! HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Nutribullet | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off at nutribulletbalance.com Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Brass Clothing | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at www.brassclothing.com Bioclarity | Use code ALMOST30 for first month for 50% off a Routine plus shipping is free at bioclarity.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 166 - ‘She’s All Fat Podcast’: Finding Your Way To Body Positivity + Social Change with April K. Quioh and Sophia Carter-Kahn
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Listen: She’s All Fat Podcast Instagram: @_sophiack_ ; @aprilkquioh Twitter: @sophiaCK ; @aprilkquioh Learn more about April: aprilkquioh.com Learn more about Sophia: sophiack.com Check out: longform.org Listen to these episodes: @ Our Thin Friends ; The Fat Friend Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour | December 4th, Vancouver Almost 30 Tour | December 6th, Vancouver Sponsors: Nutribullet | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off at nutribulletbalance.com Mowellens | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off your first purchase at mowellens.com Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Veggie Grill | Make Thanksgiving easier than ever. Pre-order our VG Holiday Feast today at veggiegrill.com/holidays. For $74.95 feeds four adults. The feast includes Includes a stuffed holiday roast, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed yams, cauli-mashed potatoes, porcini gravy and cranberry sauce. Article | Head to article.com/almost30 for $50 off a purchase of $100+ Skillshare | www.skillshare.com/almost30 and get two months of Skillshare for just 99 cents The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 165 - Your Super: How A Cancer Diagnosis Inspired A Superfood Company with Michael Kuech and Kristel DeGroot
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: yoursuper.com Instagram: @yoursuperfoods Facebook: facebook.com/yoursuperfoods Twitter: @yoursuperfoods Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour | December 4th, Vancouver Almost 30 Tour | December 6th, Vancouver Sponsors: Nutribullet | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off at nutribulletbalance.com Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 Brooklinen | Get $20 off AND free shipping when you use code ALMOST30 at brooklinen.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Banish | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off your first order at banish.com Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 164 - The Wild Woman: Practical Tantra + A Pleasure-Filled Life with Michaela Boehm
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. We also talk about... 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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: michaelaboehm.com Instagram: @micboehm77 Youtube: youtube.com/michaelaboehm Facebook: facebook.com/boehm.michaela Read: The Wild Woman’s Way by Michaela Boehm Listen: The Michaela Boehm Podcast Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour | December 4th, Vancouver Almost 30 Tour | December 6th, Vancouver Sponsors: Article | www.article.com/almost30 for $50 off your purchase of $100 0r more! Nutribullet | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off at nutribulletbalance.com Mowellens | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off your first purchase at mowellens.com Veggie Grill | Make Thanksgiving easier than ever. Pre-order our VG Holiday Feast today at veggiegrill.com/holidays. For $74.95 feeds four adults. The feast includes Includes a stuffed holiday roast, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed yams, cauli-mashed potatoes, porcini gravy and cranberry sauce. Plus, additional sides and pumpkin spice cakes are available! Skillshare | www.skillshare.com/almost30 for two months of Skillshare for 99 cents Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 163 - Evangelist For Good: The Importance of Voting, Midterm Elections, and The Pink Wave - with Jehmu Greene
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. We also talk about... 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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: jehmugreene.com Instagram: @jehmu Facebook: facebook.com/jehmu Twitter: @jehmu Check out: voterunlead.org Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour | December 4th, Vancouver Almost 30 Tour | December 6th, Vancouver Sponsors: PodcastPro is a digital platform all about bringing podcasts into existence. Whether you are talking to our existing community, promoting your brand or business, or you just want to share your story, we want to make sure your voice will be heard. Through the 6 week intensive course, you will take actionable steps of intention, manifesting and creating your dream podcast. The course starts in January-- head over to www.yourpodcastpro.com to enroll now! Can't wait to work with you. The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 162 - Human Design + Deconditioning To Find Yourself with Jenna Zoe
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. We also talk about... 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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: jennazoe.com Instagram: @jennazoedaily Check out: Almost 30 Ep. 37 ft. Jenna Zoe Listen: The Balanced Blonde Episode with Jenna Zoe Read: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben : Human Design by Ra Uru Hu and Lynda Bunnell Sponsors: Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Veggie Grill | Make Thanksgiving easier than ever. Pre-order our VG Holiday Feast today at veggiegrill.com/holidays. For $74.95 feeds four adults. The feast includes Includes a stuffed holiday roast, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed yams, cauli-mashed potatoes, porcini gravy and cranberry sauce. Plus, additional sides and pumpkin spice cakes are available! Barkbox | Head to www.barkbox.com/almost30 for a FREE month of Barkbox when you subscribe to 6 or 12 month plan Away | Go to www.awaytravel.com/almost30 and use code ALMOST30 for $20 off a piece of luggage Robinhood | Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at ALMOST30.robinhood.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 161 - Vulnerability + Female Empowerment in Comedy with Iliza Shlesinger
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. We also talk about… 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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more: iliza.com Instagram: @ilizas Twitter: twitter.com/iliza Facebook: facebook.com/ilizashlesinger Listen: Ask Iliza Anything Read: Girl Logic by Iliza Shlesinger Watch: Elder Millennial Check out: Moon Cycle Bakery Sponsors: Nutribullet | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off at nutribulletbalance.com Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 …They have wine now! Uwila Warrior | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at uwilawarrior.com/almost30 Banish | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off your first order at banish.com FabFitFun | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off at fabfitfun.com Calm | Get 25% off a Calm premium subscription at www.calm.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 160 - Compatibility, Your Saturn Return + The Other Retrogrades with Aliza Kelly
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! We also talk about... 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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | alizakelly.com Instagram | @alizakelly Twitter | @alizakelly Facebook | facebook.com/alizakelly Read | The Mixology of Astrology Check out: astro.com ; cafeastrology.com Sponsors: Kopari Beauty | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at koparibeauty.com HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Nutribullet | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off at nutribulletbalance.com Uwila Warrior | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at uwilawarrior.com/almost30 Banish | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off your first order at banish.com Beekeeper’s Naturals | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at beekeepersnaturals.com MaxiClimber | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off + free S&H + more than $50 of BONUS accessories at maxiclimber.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 159 - The Abstinence Myth: Breaking The Stigma Around Addiction, Rebuilding Relationships, and Living An IGNTD Life with Dr. Adi Jaffe
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | igntd.com Instagram | @dradijaffe Twitter | @dradijaffe Facebook | facebook.com/dradijaffe Listen | IGNTD Podcast with guest Almost 30 Read | The Abstinence Myth by Adi Jaffe, PHD Tedx Talk | Rebranding Our Shame Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour | December 4th, Vancouver Almost 30 Tour | December 6th, Vancouver Sponsors: Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 for extra 25% off first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30....they have WINE now too! Morning Recovery | Use code ALMOST30 for $5 off your first order at morningrecoverydrink.com Brass Clothing | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at www.brassclothing.com Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 158 - Eat Feel Fresh: Tri-Doshic Eating + Lifestyle Ayurveda for Everyday with Sahara Rose
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | iamsahararose.com Check out | Almost 30 Episode 72 with Sahara Rose Instagram | @iamsahararose Facebook | facebook.com/iamsahararose Twitter | @iamsahararose Youtube | youtube.com/sahararose Read | Eat Feel Fresh by Sahara Rose Listen | The Highest Self Podcast with guest Deepak Chopra Sponsors: Kopari Beauty | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at koparibeauty.com HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Nutribullet | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off at nutribulletbalance.com Fabletics | Sign up for VIP membership and get 2 leggings for $24 at www.fabletics.com/almost30 Follain | Use code ALMOST30 for $22 Clean Essentials Kit + free shipping at follain.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 157 - Overcoming Grief + Loss by Connecting to Spirit with Medium Tim Braun
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | timbraunmedium.com Instagram | @timbraunmedium Facebook | facebook.com/TimBraunMedium Twitter | @timbraunmedium YouTube | youtube.com/channel/UCwyIJ_9wI1tw7ly8Kqoiq_g Read | Life and Death: A Medium's Messages to Help You Overcome Grief and Find Closure Nutribullet | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off at nutribulletbalance.com Uwila Warrior | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at uwilawarrior.com/almost30 Brass Clothing | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at www.brassclothing.com Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 Mowellens | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off your first purchase at mowellens.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 156 - #WhatsOnYourList? The Permission To Define How You Live Your Life with Sebastian Terry
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | 100things.com.au Help someone today | kindsum.com Read | 100 Things: What’s On Your List? Check out Seb’s list | 100things.com.au/seb/the-100-things-list Instagram | @Seb100Things Facebook | facebook.com/whatsonyourlist Twitter | @Seb100Things YouTube | youtube.com/user/sebubba Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 WOO FOR PLAY | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at wooforplay.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Banish | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off your first order at banish.com Calm | Get 25% off a Calm premium subscription at www.calm.com/almost30 Stitch Fix | Get 25% off when you keep all 5 personally styled items from stitchfix.com/almost30 Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Talkspace | Use code ALMOST30 to get $45 off your 1st month at talkspace.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 155 - Letting Your Soul Lead with Spiritual Medium + Channel Bree Melanson
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | breemelanson.com Check out Bree’s FREE Intuitive Training | breemelanson.com/free-intuitive-training Instagram | @bree_melanson Facebook | facebook.com/breemelanson.spiritualmedium Brass Clothing | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at www.brassclothing.com Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Bombas | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your 1st order at Bombas.com/almost30 Scentbird | Use code ALMOST30 to get 50% off your first month + free shipping at scentbird.com/almost30 Bioclarity | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off your 1st order + free shipping at bioclarity.com Beekeeper’s Naturals | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at beekeepersnaturals.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 154 - The Sacredness of Being Single with Lindsey Simcik
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! If there’s something you want to hear about from Lindsey or Krista, if you have a question you just need to ask, or if you just want to hang out with a chill group of people, come join the Secret Facebook Group! 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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | lindseysimcik.com Instagram | @lindseysimcik Chat with us on FB | *Secret* Almost 30 Podcast Group Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at alterrapure.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Morning Recovery | Use code ALMOST30 for $5 off your first order at morningrecoverydrink.com Beekeeper’s Naturals | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at beekeepersnaturals.com Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Branch Basics | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off a starter kit at branchbasics.com Calm | Get 25% off a Calm premium subscription at www.calm.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
#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! Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | nomadnesstv.com Instagram | @evierobbie Twitter | @evierobbie Look glam & give back with Evita’s lipstick | compassbyevita.com Brass Clothing | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at www.brassclothing.com WOO FOR PLAY | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at wooforplay.com Uwila Warrior | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at uwilawarrior.com/almost30 FabFitFun | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off at fabfitfun.com Mowellens | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off your first purchase at mowellens.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 152 - Savage Love: An Honest Look at Monogamy, Sex, & LGBTQ Rights with Dan Savage
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Get advice | “Savage Love” Listen | Savage Lovecast Read | American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics #ITMFA | impeachthemotherfuckeralready.com Instagram | @dansavage Facebook | facebook.com/DanSavage Twitter | @dansavage Organifi | This organic superfood supplement line makes quality trusted nutrition convenient and accessible. Their most popular product, GREEN JUICE, solves the problem of juicing greens ON THE GO! Just add to water, drink and let your body soak up the benefits. Because let's face it: it's a struggle to stay healthy while we're addicted to success. Use code 'ALMOST30' at for 20% off your order at organifi.com! Branch Basics | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off a starter kit at branchbasics.com Après | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at drinkapres.com Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Grove | Use code ALMOST30 for a two-month VIP membership + bonus gift at www.grove.co/almost30 Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 151 - Go With Your Gut for The Healthiest You with Robyn Youkilis
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? Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | robynyoukilis.com Get Robyn’s book | Thin from Within: The Go with Your Gut Way to Lose Weight Instagram | @robynyoukilis Facebook | facebook.com/yourhealthiestyou Twitter | @robynyoukilis Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at alterrapure.com Après | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at drinkapres.com HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Bombas | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your 1st order at Bombas.com/almost30 Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 Fabletics | Sign up for VIP membership and get 2 leggings for $24 at www.fabletics.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 150 - Turning a 401k into Rosé: The Wild Story of Founding Bev & Creating a Brand Dedicated to Female Empowerment with Alix Peabody
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Want to try Bev? Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off an order of $50 or more! | drinkbev.com Instagram | @alixpeabody Twitter | @alixpeabody Join Lindsey + Krista on tour | almost30podcast.com/tour Branch Basics | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off a starter kit at branchbasics.com Organifi | This organic superfood supplement line makes quality trusted nutrition convenient and accessible. Their most popular product, GREEN JUICE, solves the problem of juicing greens ON THE GO! Just add to water, drink and let your body soak up the benefits. Because let's face it: it's a struggle to stay healthy while we're addicted to success. Use code 'ALMOST30' at for 20% off your order at organifi.com! Poo~Pourri | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at poopourri.com Brass Clothing | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at www.brassclothing.com Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at alterrapure.com Robinhood | We’re giving our listeners a FREE stock to help build their portfolio at almost30.robinhood.com Grove | Use code ALMOST30 for a two-month VIP membership + bonus gift at www.grove.co/almost30 Stitch Fix | Get 25% off when you keep all 5 personally styled items from stitchfix.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 149 - Trans Issues are Cis Issues: Challenging the Gender Binary + Connecting Through Differences with Alok Vaid-Menon
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | alokvmenon.com Instagram | @alokvmenon Twitter | @alokvmenon YouTube | youtube.com/channel/UCG_G2mCoGdNUIOPaPrgorHg Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Après | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at drinkapres.com Calm | Get 25% off a Calm premium subscription at www.calm.com/almost30 Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 MaxiClimber | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off + free S&H + more than $50 of BONUS accessories at maxiclimber.com Bioclarity | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off your 1st order + free shipping at bioclarity.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 148 - Turning a Side Hustle into a Career that Satisfies Your Soul with Krista Williams
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Check out Krista’s blog | hundredblog.com Chat with us on FB | *Secret* Almost 30 Podcast Group Facebook | facebook.com/Hundredblog Instagram | @hundredblog Brass Clothing | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at www.brassclothing.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Talkspace | Use code ALMOST30 to get $45 off your 1st month at talkspace.com/almost30 Poo~Pourri | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at poopourri.com Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at alterrapure.com Scentbird | Use code ALMOST30 to get 50% off your first month + free shipping at scentbird.com/almost30 Organifi | This organic superfood supplement line makes quality trusted nutrition convenient and accessible. Their most popular product, GREEN JUICE, solves the problem of juicing greens ON THE GO! Just add to water, drink and let your body soak up the benefits. Because let's face it: it's a struggle to stay healthy while we're addicted to success. Use code 'ALMOST30' at for 20% off your order at organifi.com! The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 147 - Finding Your True Note: The Emotional + Spiritual Power of Voice with Stewart Pearce
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | stewartpearce.com + theangelsofatlantis.com Instagram | @stewartandtheangels Facebook | facebook.com/StewartPearceSoundHealer Twitter | @StewartPearce Read | The Alchemy of Voice Read | The Heart’s Note Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 WOO FOR PLAY | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at wooforplay.com Fabletics | sign up for VIP membership and get 2 leggings for $24 at www.fabletics.com/almost30 Stitch Fix | Get 25% off when you keep all 5 personally styled items from stitchfix.com/almost30 HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Bombas | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your 1st order at Bombas.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 146 - A Lesson on Fasting, Breaking Sugar Addiction, and The Fountain of Youth with Superfood School Founder Lynnette Astaire
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | superfoodschool.com Instagram | @superfoodschool_ Facebook | facebook.com/superfoodschool Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at alterrapure.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Outdoor Voices | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order of $100 or more at outdoorvoices.com/almost30 Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Away | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off a suitcase at awaytravel.com/almost30 Organifi | This organic superfood supplement line makes quality trusted nutrition convenient and accessible. Their most popular product, GREEN JUICE, solves the problem of juicing greens ON THE GO! Just add to water, drink and let your body soak up the benefits. Because let's face it: it's a struggle to stay healthy while we're addicted to success. Use code 'ALMOST30' at for 20% off your order at organifi.com! The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 145 - Diversifying Women’s Health: Conversations on Mental Health, Holistic Wellness, & More with Editor-in-Chief Liz Plosser
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Check out the mag | womenshealthmag.com/ Instagram | @lizplosser + @womenshealthmag Want to try ClassPass? | Get a free 7-day trial at classpass.com/try/almost30 Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 SpringBack | Use code ALMOST30TOUR for 15% off at shopspring.com FabFitFun | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off at fabfitfun.com Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 Poo~Pourri | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at poopourri.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | johnwineland.com Instagram | @john_wineland Facebook | facebook.com/JohnWineland1 Join Lindsey + Krista for a live event! | consciouscityguide.com/almost30podcast WOO FOR PLAY | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at wooforplay.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Grove | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off your 1st order of $10 or more at www.chosenfoods.com/almost30 Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 143 - From Stay-At-Home Mom to $100 Million: Alli Webb, Founder of DryBar, on Building the Mega Blowout Business
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Check it out | thedrybar.com Listen to Alli’s podcast | Raising the Bar Instagram | @alliwebb + @thedrybar Read | The Drybar Guide to Good Hair for All: How to Get the Perfect Blowout at Home by Alli Webb Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Fabletics | sign up for VIP membership and get 2 leggings for $24 at www.fabletics.com/almost30 Robinhood | We’re giving our listeners a FREE stock to help build their portfolio at almost30.robinhood.com Bioclarity | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off your 1st order + free shipping at bioclarity.com MaxiClimber | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off + over $50 of bonus accessories at maxiclimber.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 142 - What is White Privilege? Waking Up to Our Unconscious Biases with Thais Sky
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | thaissky.com Listen to Thais’ podcast | RECLAIM Instagram | @IAmThaisSky Facebook | facebook.com/thaiscsky Twitter | @IAmThaisSky Poo~Pourri | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at poopourri.com Mowellens | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off your first purchase at mowellens.com HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com SpringBack | Use code ALMOST30TOUR for 15% off at shopspring.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 141 - Queen of the Bees Carly Stein on Why We Must #SaveTheBees and How Sustainable Beekeeping Improved Her Health and Gave Her Purpose
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) Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | beekeepersnaturals.com BKN on Instagram | @beekeepers_naturals Carly on Instagram | @stein.carly Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Mowellens | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off your first purchase at mowellens.com Dirty Lemon | Use code ALMOST30 for 1 FREE case in your first order at dirtylemon.com Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 140 - #ItsMiracleSeason: The Bachelorette’s Eric Bigger on Relationships, The Art of Listening and Diversity in Reality TV
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Instagram | @ericbigger Facebook | facebook.com/EricBiggerpositivity Twitter | @Eric_Bigger Listen on Apple Podcasts | Bigger Talks with Eric Bigger Read | The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav Poo~Pourri | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at poopourri.com Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 139 - Dave Asprey (Founder of Bulletproof Coffee) on Spiritual Evolution, Becoming a Biohacker, Hormone Health, & His Entrepreneurial Journey
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | blog.bulletproof.com Instagram | @dave.asprey Twitter | @bulletproofexec Read | Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks by Dave Asprey Read | Bulletproof: The Cookbook by Dave Asprey Want an Almost 30 necklace? | I Am Enough X #Almost30Nation Necklace Join Krista + Lindsey on Tour! | almost30podcast.com/tour Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Daily Harvest | Use code ALMOST30 for 3 FREE cups in your first box at www.daily-harvest.com MaxiClimber | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off + over $50 of bonus accessories at maxiclimber.com Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 138 - Wonder over Worry: Dropping the Shame, Getting Unstuck + Rewriting the Story of Your Life with Amber Rae
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | amberrae.com Get the book | Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential by Amber Rae Instagram | @heyamberrae Facebook | facebook.com/amberrae Twitter | @heyamberrae Join Krista + Lindsey on Tour! | almost30podcast.com/tour Byron Katie’s The Work | thework.com Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com MaxiClimber | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off + over $50 of bonus accessories at maxiclimber.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 137 - The Importance and Impermanence of Your Feelings—A Conversation on Mental Health with Ban.do Founder Jen Gotch
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Shop ban.do | bando.com Listen to Jen’s podcast | Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes Instagram | @jengotch Get help finding the right therapist | Advekit.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Après | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at drinkapres.com FabFitFun | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off at fabfitfun.com Bioclarity | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off your 1st order + free shipping at bioclarity.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 136 - Iconic Fashion Designer Nicole Miller on Her Fearless Approach to Bringing Her Visions to Life
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Instagram | @nicolemillerlife Facebook | facebook.com/NicoleMiller Want to shop Nicole Miller?! | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at NicoleMiller.com Poo~Pourri | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at poopourri.com Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 135 - Family Constellations: Connecting Your Inner Child to Your Adult Self + Healing Generational Trauma with Marine Sélénée
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Take the Course | Family Constellations Instagram | @marineselenee Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/groups/213702025493626/ Dirty Lemon | Use code ALMOST30 for 1 FREE case in your first order at dirtylemon.com Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 Daily Harvest | Use code ALMOST30 for 3 FREE Cups in your first box at www.daily-harvest.com Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Vitruvi | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at vitruvi.com Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% your first order at koparibeauty.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 134 - Nascar Champion Julia Landauer on Breaking the Social Limitations Placed on Women
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | julialandauer.com Instagram | @julialandauer Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/julialandauerracing Twitter | @julialandauer Watch | "Can nice girls win (races)? Julia Landauer at TEDxStanford" Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Mowellens | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off your first purchase at mowellens.com Dirty Lemon | Use code ALMOST30 for 1 FREE case in your first order at dirtylemon.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 133 - Working with Shadow, The Four Steps to Magnetism & Manifesting Opulence with Lacy Phillips
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Check it out | FreeAndNative.com Unblock Your Shadow | freeandnative.com/unblocked-shadow The Four Elements of Magnetism | "Introducing the 4 Elements of Magnetism" Instagram | @freeandnative Facebook | facebook.com/freeandnative Twitter | @freeandnative Want an Almost 30 necklace? | I Am Enough X #Almost30Nation Necklace Get a Bio-Mat | bio-mats.com/imva/store/bio-mat Check out Jamie Graber for Reiki in NYC | organicallyjamie.com Vitruvi | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at vitruvi.com Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com WOO FOR PLAY | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at wooforplay.com Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at alterrapure.com Après | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at drinkapres.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 132 - Amanda Chantal Bacon on Sex, Partnership, Accessible Self-Care + Her Moon Juice Empire
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! Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Check out Moon Juice | moonjuice.com Amanda’s Instagram | @AmandaChantalBacon Moon Juice’s Instagram | @moonjuice Facebook | facebook.com/MoonJuiceShop Twitter | @moonjuiceshop Join Krista + Lindsey LIVE on Tour! | consciouscityguide.com/almost30podcast Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at alterrapure.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 30% off at chosenfoods.com WOO FOR PLAY | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at wooforplay.com Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 131 - Suzy Batiz on Radical Resonance, Ayahuasca + Her $300 Milllion Dollar Idea That Is Liberating People Everywhere
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | suzybatiz.com Instagram | @SuzyBatiz Facebook | facebook.com/SuzyABatiz Twitter | @SuzyBatiz Try Poo-Pourri | poopourri.com Join Krista + Lindsey LIVE on Tour! | consciouscityguide.com/almost30podcast Thrive Market | Save 25% off your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% your first order at koparibeauty.com EverlyWell | Get 15% off your first order using code ALMOST30 at everlywell.com Daily Harvest | Use code ALMOST30 for 3 FREE cups in your first box at www.daily-harvest.com Bioclarity | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off your 1st month at bioclarity.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 130 - Master Your Inner Mean Girl + Rock Your Relationships with Melissa Ambrosini
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | melissaambrosini.com Instagram | @melissaambrosini Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/MelissaAmbrosiniTribe YouTube | youtube.com/channel/UCoUydVMx0tYz4NU5bx8ifXQ Twitter | @mel_ambrosini Listen to Melissa’s podcast | The Melissa Ambrosini Show Listen to Melissa’s husband’s podcast | Broad New World Read | Open Wide: A Radically Real Guide to Deep Love, Rocking Relationships and Soulful Sex Read | Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love Come see Lindsey + Krista LIVE on tour | almost30podcast.com/tour Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 30% off at chosenfoods.com Mowellens | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off your first purchase at mowellens.com WOO FOR PLAY | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at wooforplay.com Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $30 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 Barkuas | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at barukas.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 129 - How to Become a Rich Bitch: The Language of Money, Dealing with Debt + Negotiating Everything with Nicole Lapin
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | nicolelapin.com Instagram | @nicolelapin Facebook | facebook.com/NicoleLapin Twitter | @nicolelapin Read | Rich Bitch by Nicole Lapin Read | Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin Thrive Market | Save 25% off your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% your first order at koparibeauty.com Vitruvi | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at vitruvi.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com EverlyWell | Get 15% off your first order using code ALMOST30 at everlywell.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 128 - Building a Successful Biz on Your First Try with Queen of Kopari Beauty Gigi Goldman
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) Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Check out Kopari | koparibeauty.com (use code ALMOST30 for 20% off) Connect with Gigi on IG | @gigi.goldman Join Krista + Lindsey in person! | almost30podcast.com/tour Vitruvi | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at vitruvi.com Schmidt’s Naturals | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at schmidtsnaturals.com Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% your first order at koparibeauty.com Four Sigmatic | Get 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 127 - The Spirit Upgrade + Unlocking Your Intuition with Spiritual Guide and Psychic Medium, Natalie Miles
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. Resources: Learn more | natalie-miles.com Instagram | @iamnataliemiles Facebook | facebook.com/nataliemilesthespiritupgrade Twitter | @nat_miles YouTube | youtube.com/nataliemilesthespiritupgrade Thrive Market | Save 25% off your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at alterrapure.com Après | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at drinkapres.com Everlywell | Get 15% off your first order using code ALMOST30 at everlywell.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 126 - Breaking Bad Habits + The Science of Being Happy with Loretta Breuning
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) Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | innermammalinstitute.org Listen | The Happy Brain Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/LorettaBreuningPhD Twitter | @innermammal YouTube | youtube.com/c/InnerMammalInstitute Read | Habits of a Happy Brain: serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, endorphin Read | The Science of Positivity Read | I, Mammal: make peace with the animal urge for social power Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Bioclarity | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off your 1st month at bioclarity.com Four Sigmatic | Get 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 125 - Hormone Expert Candace Burch Answers Your Questions on Hormone Imbalance, Low Libido, Waking Up Your Ovaries + More
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more at YourHormoneBalance.com Connect with Candace on Facebook Read | The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution: A Proven 4-Week Program to Rescue Your Metabolism, Hormones, Mind & Mood by Aviva Jill Romm Schmidt’s Naturals | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at schmidtsnaturals.com Vitruvi | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at vitruvi.com Spring Back | Use code ALMOST30TOUR for 20% off at shopspring.com Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% your first order at koparibeauty.com Everlywell | Get 15% off your first order using code ALMOST30 at everlywell.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 124 - Dreaming as a Spiritual Practice: Manifesting from the Realm of Potential + Possibility with Connie Kaplan
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 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. Resources: Learn more | turtledreamers.com Work with Connie | theinvisiblegarment.com Join the International Dream Circle | turtledreamers.com/international-dream-circle Use coupon code GAIA for 20% off | The Woman’s Book of Dreams: Dreaming as a Spiritual Practice Four Sigmatic | Get 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $30 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 123 - It Ain’t Weak to Speak: A Conversation on Mental Health + Breaking the Stigma - with Sam Webb of LIVIN.org
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: Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Or you can find additional resources at speakingofsuicide.com/resources 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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Make a difference | LIVIN.org Instagram | @livinorg Facebook | facebook.com/livinorg Twitter | @livinorg Thrive Market | Save 25% off your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at alterrapure.com Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% your first order at koparibeauty.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 122 - Finding Your Way As An Entrepreneur with Jamie Schmidt of Schmidt’s Naturals
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Check out Schmidt’s | schmidtsnaturals.com Connect with Jaime on IG | @jaimeschmidt22 WOO FOR PLAY | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at wooforplay.com CaliFlour Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off a $50+ purchase at califlourfoods.com Schmidt’s Naturals | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at schmidtsnaturals.com Vitruvi | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at vitruvi.com Four Sigmatic | Get 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
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
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. Resources: Download the app | bodybysimone.com/bbs-app Learn more about nutrition | bewellbykelly.com Simone on IG | @bodybysimone Kelly on IG | @bewellbykelly Read | Body Love Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at alterrapure.com Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at silverfernbrand.com Four Sigmatic | Get 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Scentbird | Get 50% off your first month + free shipping at scentbird.com/almost30 Bioclarity | Use code ALMOST30 to get your 1st month for just $9.95 at bioclarity.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 120 - Debunking Fitness Industry Myths + Your Body as the True Coach with Sal Di Stefano and Adam Shafer of MindPump
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. Resources: Learn more | mindpumpmedia.com Listen to MindPump | https://www.mindpumpmedia.com/pages/podcast Instagram | @mindpumpmedia YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChVak8_IyuqcErdf_jQUOHA/ Twitter | @mindpump Adam on IG | @mindpumpadam Sal on IG | @mindpumpsal Banish | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off your first order at banish.com CaliFlour Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off a $50+ purchase at califlourfoods.com Vitruvi | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at vitruvi.com Your Super | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at yoursuper.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 119 - How to Break Through Superficial Friendships, Release Your Fears + Create Real Connections with Author of "A Tribe Called Bliss", Lori Harder
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | loriharder.com A Tribe Called Bliss | loriharder.com/tribe-called-bliss Earn Your Happy | loriharder.com/podcast/ Instagram | @loriharder Facebook | facebook.com/Lori-Harder-110046032392720/ Twitter | @loriharder Listen to Lindsey + Krista on Lori’s podcast | loriharder.com/episode151 Vitruvi | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at vitruvi.com Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at silverfernbrand.com Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at alterrapure.com Dagne Dover | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at dagnedover.com/almost30 Scentbird | Get 50% off your first month + free shipping at scentbird.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 118 - Sex: A Powerful Healing Modality + Self Actualization Experience with Kim Anami
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | kimanami.com Instagram | @KimAnami Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/KimAnami Twitter | @KimAnami YouTube | youtube.com/user/KimAnami Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at silverfernbrand.com Your Super | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at yoursuper.com WOO FOR PLAY | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at wooforplay.com Four Sigmatic | Get 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 117 - Redefining What It Means To Be Well: Candice Kumai on Acceptance, Letting Go + The Art of Kintsugi
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more | CandiceKumai.com Instagram | @CandiceKumai Candice’s Book | Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit Facebook | facebook.com/CandiceKumai Twitter | @CandiceKumai YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/candicekumai CaliFlour Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off a $50+ purchase at califlourfoods.com Vitruvi | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at vitruvi.com Your Super | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at yoursuper.com Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at silverfernbrand.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 116 - We’re All Going to Die: Celebrating Life Through the Lens of Death with Stefan Hunt
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more about Stefan | stefanhunt.com Watch Stefan’s work | stefanhunt.com/project Instagram | @stefan_hunt We’re All Going to Die | wereallgoingto.com Instagram | @wereallgoingto Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/pg/wereallgoingto We’re All Going to Die (the book) | https://www.wereallgoingto.com/shop/book Watch: “Surfing 50 States Teaser Trailer” | youtube.com/watch?v=xY7rxFdiJas Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at silverfernbrand.com Bright Cellars | Get a $30 credit towards your first box at brightcellars.com/almost30 Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $30 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 Vitruvi | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at vitruvi.com Dagne Dover | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at dagnedover.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 115 - Follow Your Gut: Turning $600 into a Multi-Million Dollar Brand - with Daina Trout, CEO & Co-Founder of Health-Ade Kombucha
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more about Health-Ade | health-ade.com Connect with Daina on Instagram | @dainatrout Your Super | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% OFF at yoursuper.com Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $30 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 114 - Jill Willard on Becoming an Intuitive Being, Intuitive Meditation + Living in the Now
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Check out IM | IMcommunity.com Connect with Jill | JillWillard.com | Instagram Intuitive Being: Connect with Spirit, Find Your Center, and Choose an Intentional Life by Jill Willard Peter Lotterhos | PeterLotterhos.com Jennifer Freed | sbastrology.com Califlour Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off a $50+ purchase at califlourfoods.com Bright Cellars | Get a $30 credit towards your first box at brightcellars.com/almost30 AWAY | Use code ALMOST30 to get $20 off a suitcase at awaytravel.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep 113 - Fertility, IVF, The Impact of Birth Control + The Future of Genetics with Dr. Robert Anderson
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: SoCal Center for Reproductive Medicine | socalfertility.com | Instagram | Facebook Califlour Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off a $50+ purchase at califlourfoods.com Bright Cellars | Get a $30 credit towards your first box at brightcellars.com/almost30 Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at silverfernbrand.com Olivine Atelier | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% OFF at shopolivine.com Bioclarity | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 OFF your 1st month at bioclarity.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep 112 - Manisha Thakor on Empowering Women to Build Financial Strength, Get Out of Debt + Marry Power with Purpose
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! Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Manisha Thakor | Money Zen Website | Contact Manisha | Instagram Your Super | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% OFF at yoursuper.com HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% OFF at humnutrition.com Mowellens | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% OFF your first purchase at mowellens.com Molekule | Use code ALMOST30 for $75.00 OFF your first order at molekule.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
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
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! Resources: Allison Evans (Branch Basics) | Website | Facebook | Instagram Annie Jackson (Credo Beauty) | Website | Facebook | Instagram Thrive Market | Save 25% OFF your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 Bright Cellars | Get a $30 credit towards your first box at brightcellars.com/almost30 Olivine Atilier | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% OFF at shopolivine.com Four Sigmatic | Get 15% OFF your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Want to chat? Give us a ring! Call 1.424.270.1853 Want to have an Almost 30 meetup in your city? Email us at email@example.com! The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 110 - A New Definition of Success + The Spirituality of Humanness with Author of “Earth is Hiring”, Peta Kelly
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. Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Peta Kelly | Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter Buy Peta’s Book TODAY | earthishiring.com Thrive Market | Save 25% OFF your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 Bright Cellars | Get a $30 credit towards your first box at brightcellars.com/almost30 Unbound | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% OFF at unboundbabes.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 109 - Ladies Get Paid: On Career Coaching + Standing in Your Power - with Claire Wasserman
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. Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Claire Wasserman | Website | Instagram Ladies Get Paid | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Your Superfoods | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% OFF at yoursuper.com HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% OFF at humnutrition.com Bioclarity | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 OFF your 1st month at bioclarity.com Four Sigmatic | Get 15% OFF your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is produced by Podcast Masters
Ep. 108 - “Genius Foods” + How Eating for Optimal Brain Health Will Make You Happier and More Productive with Max Lugavere
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!). Want to chat? Give us a ring! Call 1.424.270.1853 Want to have an Almost 30 meetup in your city? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Max Lugavere | Website | Facebook | Instagram Purchase Max Lugavere’s book TODAY | Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life (2018) Four Sigmatic | Get 15% OFF your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% OFF at humnutrition.com Mowellens | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% OFF your first purchase at mowellens.com Bioclarity | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 OFF your 1st month at bioclarity.com The Almost 30 Podcast is produced by Podcast Masters
Ep 107. New and Full Moons + Tapping into the Power of Your Astrological Sign with Spirit Daughter, Jill Wintersteen
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! Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Want to chat? Give us a ring! Call 1.424.270.1853 Want to have an Almost 30 meetup in your city? Email us at email@example.com! Resources: Jill Wintersteen | spiritdaughter.com | Instagram | Facebook | Blog Spirit Daughter Products | New Moon Workbooks | Crystals | Dream Catchers Thrive Market | Save 25% OFF your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 Unbound | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% OFF at unboundbabes.com HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% OFF at humnutrition.com Olivine Atilier | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% OFF at shopolivine.com Bioclarity | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off your 1st month at bioclarity.com The Almost 30 Podcast is produced by Podcast Masters
Ep. 106 - Becoming Bon Qui Qui and Overcoming Life’s Challenges through Faith + Comedy with Anjelah Johnson
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! Want to chat? Give us a ring! Call 1.424.270.1853 Want to have an Almost 30 meetup in your city? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Anjelah Johnson | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Anjelah on Hulu: Mahalo & Goodnight (2017) Anjelah on Netflix: The Homecoming Show (2013) + Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy (2015) Thrive Market | Save 25% OFF your first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30 HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off off at humnutrition.com Four Sigmatic | Get 15% OFF your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 FLEX | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% OFF $15 purchase (3-month supply) flexfits.com/almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is produced by Podcast Masters
Ep. 105 (Pt 2) - Yes We Cannabis: The History + The Future in Treatment with Perry Solomon of Cannabis Community, HelloMD
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. Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Want to chat? Give us a ring! Call 1.424.270.1853 Want to have an Almost 30 meetup in your city? Email us at email@example.com! Resources: HelloMD | hellomd.com HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at humnutrition.com FLEX | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off $15 purchase (3-month supply) Mowellens | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off first purchase at mowellens.com BarkBox | Get 1 free month when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan barkbox.com/Almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is produced by Podcast Masters
Ep. 104 (Pt 1) - Cannabis 101 + Why It’s Important We Lift The Stigma with Dr. Perry Solomon of HelloMD
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Want to chat? Give us a ring! Call 1.424.270.1853 Want to have an Almost 30 meetup in your city? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Resources: HelloMD | hellomd.com Four Sigmatic | Get 15% OFF your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Mowellens | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off first purchase at mowellens.com Illuminate Spa in Brentwood | Treat yourself at illuminatespa.com BarkBox | Get 1 free month when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan barkbox.com/Almost30 The Almost 30 Podcast is produced by Podcast Masters
Ep. 103 - How to Expand Your Consciousness + Align Your Chakras With Reiki Healer Millana Snow
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Millana Snow | Professional Website & Instagram Millana’s “Workbook for Opening to the Flow State of Love” | Workbook Wellness Official | Website & Instagram Caitlin Walsh - British Energy Healer | Website BioClarity | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off your 1st month The FLEX Company | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off $15 purchase (3-month supply) Lola | Use code ALMOST30 for 60% off your first order Beachbody on Demand | Text ALMOST30 to 303030 for a FREE TRIAL
Ep. 102 - The Menstrual Disc That Could Change Your Life, Sexuality, and Female Entrepreneurship with Lauren Schulte, CEO + Founder of The FLEX Company
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) Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Connect with The FLEX Company | http://www.flexfits.com/almost30 | Instagram | Facebook FLEX Insertion | How FLEX works + Menstrual Discs vs Cups FLEX | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off $15 purchase (3-month supply) Squarespace | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at squarespace.com HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at humnutrition.com Illuminate Spa in Brentwood | Treat yourself at illuminatespa.com
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
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. Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Ryan O'Flanagan’s website | http://www.ryanoflanagan.com/ Ryan O’Flanagan’s Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/ryanoflanagancomedy/ Ryan O’Flanagan’s Instagram & Twitter | @ryanoflan Go see him on tour! | http://www.ryanoflanagan.com/shows Official Netflix Trailer | American Vandal Comedy Central | Corporate Funny or Die | Tourist Videos WOO FOR PLAY | https://wooforplay.com/
Ep. 100 - Birth Control, Hormone Health + How to Cycle Sync Your Your Life For Optimal Health with Alisa Vitti of Flo Living
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! What: Journaling and Manifestation Workshop When: Sunday, March 4th | 3:00 - 5:00 PM Where: Saje Natural Wellness | 1421 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 How: RSVP at consciouscityguide.com/a30xkatiedalebout Resources: Learn more + download the app at FLOLiving.com Connect with Alisa: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter HUM Nutrition - Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at humnutrition.com Illuminate Spa in Brentwood - Treat yourself at illuminatespa.com Four Sigmatic - Get 15% OFF your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Branch Basics - Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at branchbasics.com Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!
Ep. 99 - Breathe it All in: Live Breathwork + Meditation at Lululemon feat. Intuitive Healer Jenna Reiss + Osteopathic Physician Dr. Ryan Greene
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Connect with Jenna: BreatheAccentedLife.com | Instagram | Facebook Sign up for WILD HEARTS: A Virtual Guided Breathwork Journey Learn more about Dr. Greene: Monarch Athletics Club Branch Basics - Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at branchbasics.com Four Sigmatic - Get 15% OFF your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 HUM Nutrition - Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at humnutrition.com
Ep. 98 - High Vibrational Beauty + Radical Self-Care with Co-Founders of CAP Beauty, Kerrilynn Pamer + Cindy DiPrima Morisse
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) Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Check out CapBeauty.com Connect with CAP: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter Pre-order your copy of High Vibrational Beauty: Recipes and Rituals for Radical Self-Care HUM Nutrition - Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at humnutrition.com Beachbody - Text ALMOST30 to 303030 for a FREE TRIAL Bioclarity - Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off your 1st month at bioclarity.com Four Sigmatic - Get 15% OFF your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30
Ep. 97 - Sex, Consciousness + Infidelity With Relationship Coach + Teacher John Wineland- Part 2
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 Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more at JohnWineland.com Connect with John: Facebook | Instagram Woo for Play - Get all-natural lubricant at WooForPlay.com
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
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! What: This One’s For The Girls - Galentine’s Day When: 2/13/18 Where: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows - 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 How: Get tickets at http://consciouscityguide.com/thisonesforthegirls Find more to love at almost30podcast.com! Resources: Learn more at JohnWineland.com Connect with John: Facebook | Instagram Mend - Try for FREE at letsmend.com/almost30 Branch Basics - Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at branchbasics.com Four Sigmatic - Get 15% OFF your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 HUM Nutrition - Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at humnutrition.com
Ep 95 - Author and Leader in Female Driven Social Impact, Morra Aarons Mele on Embracing Your Introverted Self While Creating Your Own Success
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 Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: Learn more at WomenAndWork.org Connect with Morra: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Listen to the Hiding in the Room Podcast Harper Wilde - Get 10% off at HarperWilde.com/almost30 HUM Nutrition - Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at humnutrition.com Fabfitfun - Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off at FabFitFun.com Squarespace - Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at Squarespace.com
Ep. 94 - The Beats, The Sweat, The Tribe: How Sarah Levey Created a Yoga Empire
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 Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: Want to chat? Give us a ring! Call 1.424.270.1853 Live in LA or NY? Find a Y7 near you: y7-studio.com Connect on Instagram: @sarah_levey | @Y7studio Harper Wilde - Get 10% off at HarperWilde.com/almost30 HUM Nutrition - Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at humnutrition.com Bioclarity - Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off your 1st month at bioclarity.com Beachbody - Text ALMOST30 to 303030 for a FREE TRIAL
Ep. 93 - The Life Stylist Luke Storey Shares His Best Bio-Hacks for Healing + Personal Transformation - Part 2
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 Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: Learn more at LukeStorey.com Connect with Luke: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube Listen: The Life Stylist Podcast Mend - Try for FREE at letsmend.com/almost30 Four Sigmatic - Get 15% OFF your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Squarespace - Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at Squarespace.com
Ep. 92 - The Life Stylist Luke Storey on Overcoming 17 Years of Addiction + How Biohacking And His Spiritual Exploration Transformed His Life - Part 1
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 Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: Learn more at LukeStorey.com Connect with Luke: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube Listen: The Life Stylist Podcast I Am That by Nisargadatta Maharaj Squarespace - Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at Squarespace.com Mend - Try for FREE at letsmend.com/almost30 Harper Wilde - Get 10% off at HarperWilde.com/almost30
Ep. 91 - Elissa Goodman On “Cancer Hacks” And How To Cleanse Your Body + Soul With Food
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 Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: ElissaGoodman.com Connect with Elissa: Twitter | Instagram Cancer Hacks: A Holistic Guide to Overcoming your Fears and Healing Cancer Join Krista + Linds at GOOD Fest on Feb. 3 in LA: thegoodfest.com Four Sigmatic - Get 15% OFF your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Harper Wilde - Get 10% off at HarperWilde.com/almost30 Want to chat? Give us a ring! Call 1.424.270.1853
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 Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: We have a new site and new MERCH! Check it out at almost30podcast.com/market Want to have an Almost 30 meetup in your city? Email us at email@example.com! We have a phone number! Call 1.424.270.1853 to leave us a message! Dame - Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at dameproducts.com Bioclarity - Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off your 1st month at bioclarity.com Fabfitfun - Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off at FabFitFun.com
Ep. 89 An Almost 30 Highlight Reel: 2017 Recap Part 1
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 Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: Want to have an Almost 30 meetup in your city? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! 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 Lola - Use code ALMOST30 for 60% off your 1st order at mylola.com Beachbody - Text ALMOST30 to 303030 for a FREE TRIAL
Ep. 88 - Astrologist + Author Tanaaz Chubb on Planetary Alignment, The Power of Positive Energy + Honoring the Forever You
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 Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: ForeverConscious.com The Power of Positive Energy by Tanaaz Chubb “How to Communicate With Your Spirit Guides” “How to develop your spiritual practice in 5 easy steps” Join us at GOOD Festival - Feb. 3, 2018 - TheGoodFest.com Harper Wilde - Get 10% off at HarperWilde.com/almost30 Get 15% OFF your order - foursigmatic.com/almost30
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
#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! Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: TarynToomey.com Follow Natalie on Instagram: @thisisnatalie Join us at Yeah Field Trip, Code: Almost30 for $100 off ticket price - Yeahfieldtrip.com Get 15% OFF your order - foursigmatic.com/almost30 Save $20 + get free shipping on your 1st month of BioClarity using code ALMOST30 at bioclarity.com
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
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. Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: TheChalkboardMag.com Join us at Yeah Field Trip - Yeahfieldtrip.com Try Mend for free – letsmend.com/almost30 Harper Wilde - Get 10% off at HarperWilde.com/almost30 HUM Nutrition - Code: ALMOST30 for 20% off! Story Worth - Get $20 off at StoryWorth.com/almost30 Try Mend for free – letsmend.com/almost30
Ep. 85 - Charity Lighten on Digestion, Intermittent Fasting + Facing Cancer With Your Spouse
Charity Lighten is here to inspire and teach. For most of her life she was “dying to be skinny.” We discuss her path to an inner awakening that has led her to honor her body and pursue a career as a Plant-Based Nutritionist + Food for Life Cooking Instructor. She is on a mission to inspire and educate people on keeping our bodies healthy, so that we don’t wait until we are sick to do something about it. Krista and Linds are obsessed with how the gut and bacteria affect our brain, digestion, mood, and holistic health, so this conversation is really enlightening (and emotional!). Charity also opens up about her husband’s battle with cancer. Perhaps the most inspiring part of this conversation was the way in which the Lighten chooses love over fear EVERY DAY. Grab your tissues. You can expect to learn more about: How to stay positive in the face of so much pain How her faith has taught her to trust the plan and find peace How Charity finds BEAUTY and LOVE in the most unlikely places – even cancer The Human Microbiome Project How society is creating a barrier between humans and the ecosystem of bacteria we need to THRIVE What we really mean when we say “gut” + how to promote good gut health How you can harm your healthy bacteria A deep dive into the gut-brain connection Charity’s thoughts on enemas + colonics How different DIETS affect bacteria + disease Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: Get 15% OFF using code ALMOST30 at SilverFernBrand.com Join us at Yeah Field Trip - Yeahfieldtrip.com Shop at Four Sigmatic
Ep. 84 - She’s Back! Danielle Pascente On Varying Your Fitness Routine, Vulnerability on Social Media + How She Balanced Her Hormones Naturally
The #1 fitness babe in LA, Danielle Pascente, is back! Krista and Lindsey love Danielle for so many reasons. At the top of that list is her REALNESS. It has been incredible to watch Danielle over the last year. She has experienced exponential growth in her business, and behind the scenes has been working hard to balance her hormones naturally and heal her digestion issues. Danielle has been super vulnerable and shared her journey on social media, giving women dealing with similar issues hope and support. This is what it’s all about. As always, our sit-down with Danielle is full of laughs and honest convo. What you can expect to learn: How Danielle balanced her hormones naturally How to grow a KICK-ASS business (without getting too burnt out) The changes she made and the foods she swears by to aid in healing her digestion How to create healthy boundaries on social media How she slimmed down + lost weight by lifting heavy weights Why doing what feels good to you will change your life and your body Her latest workout routines that have completely changed her body Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: Danielle Pascente WEBSITE Make a healthy lifestyle with the Kick-Ass Training Guide Try Mend for free – letsmend.com/almost30 Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at sudiosweden.com
Ep. 83 Jessamyn Stanley on How Yoga Will Strengthen You From The Inside Out + Why It Will Save The World
To say Jessamyn Stanley is inspiring would be an understatement! Her truth gave the girls SO MUCH PAUSE. This episode is a shining example of why Krista and Lindsey love interviewing people for Almost 30. They were shaken, shifted, and felt inspired to take a closer look at how they are living. Jessamyn is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and the author of Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body. Linds, Krista, and Jessamyn sit down for an incredible conversation about how she first got into yoga (which she hated at the time), social media, community, self-esteem + self-worth, and why she believes that yoga can save the world. Cultivating a COMMUNITY Why Jessamyn didn’t enjoy yoga the first time she did it + why she kept going Going from negativity to positivity The problematic standards in our society when it comes to race, gender, and body type. Life pre-yoga teacher training + post-yoga teacher training The effects yoga has on the body from the inside out. How to deal with haters and why they are some of her best inspiration to stand her ground Why Every Body Yoga is a love letter to everybody who wants to practice yoga, but doesn’t think it’s for them Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body by Jessamyn Stanley Connect with Jessamyn: JessamynStanley.com | Instagram HUM Nutrition - Code: “Almost30” for 20% off! Join us at Yeah Field Trip - Yeahfieldtrip.com Shop at Four Sigmatic
Ep. 82: Four Sigmatic Founder, Tero Isokauppila, On The Magical Healing Power Of Mushrooms + Why They Hold The Key To Your Healthiest Life
Linds sits down for a one-on-one interview with Tero Isokauppila, the Founder + President of Four Sigmatic, a natural superfoods company specializing in mushroom-based drink powders (that you’ve probably already heard Krista and Linds talking all about). Mushrooms aren’t new, but they’re about to be the next BIG thing! Are you ready to hop on the wellness train? 13 generations of foraging for mushrooms in Finland The SUPER POWERS of women The responsibility of being an expert Theories about why mushrooms aren’t as popular in Anglosaxon cultures Top four adaptogenic mushrooms and how/why to use them Creating FUN ways to consume mushrooms How mushrooms enhance human performance + heal the body Saying NO Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: us.foursigmatic.com Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Adaptogenic Mushrooms for Whole Body Health by Tero Isokauppila Yeahfieldtrip.com
Ep. 81 Much Needed Catch Up + Our Very First Episode We Thought We’d Never Share
Krista & Linds are catching up with each other after an eventful weekend, and they have a lot to talk about! Also, Lindsey isn’t an almost anymore – she’s 30 now (and she’s excited)! Krista spent the weekend at Summit LA17, where she was surrounded by people who are doing BIG things, dreaming bigger, giving back, and wanting to make the most of their lives. Linds went to PatreCon, a conference for creators put on by Patreon. October was a period of TRANSITION Acting classes at The Groundlings + working on the craft Summit LA17 was a conference + a party (but just a conference for Krista...) Krista’s favorite speakers at Summit LA17: Esther Perel, Jessica Alba, Andre Agassi, Brian Grazer, Dean Ornish, Tim Ferriss, Jane Fonda + Biet Simkin Why infidelity is a big topic NOW, but not before Double standards for women in business + society Why for-profit companies can sometimes do more good than non-profit Meeting new people Some of Lindsey’s favorite people at PatreCon, like James Higa + Kina Grannis Patreon preview Learn more at almost30podcast.com. Resources: Check out future Summit events: Summit.co Attend the next PatreCon: Patrecon.com Learn more about relationships w/ Esther Perel: EstherPerel.com
Ep. 80 Your New Formula For Manifesting Your Dream Life With Lacy Phillips
Today on Almost 30, Krista and Lindsey are honored to welcome Lacy Phillips. She is the creative, connected spirit behind the blog Free and Native and a Manifestation Advisor. She had a conscious awakening at 25, which changed the trajectory of her life. Started manifesting her own way after reading a slew of manifestation books that didn't resonate with her. We talk to Lacy about the birth of Free and Native and how she began sharing her own way of manifesting with friends and clients. Soon she realized, IT WORKED. Are you feeling stuck? Wrapped up in the self-help books and wanting clarity on the process to attract what you want? Do you consistently attract the same type of people or the same type of chaos? Are you curious about the deep connection between your subconscious and your reality? Do you want to call in your future partner? If you are simply on a journey to get to know yourself better.....than this episode is for you. We talk about: How Lacy's method of manifesting is fundamentally different than mainstream methods What is reparenting? How the subconscious mind is the magnet in manifestation The purpose of lessons and tests from the universe as it pertains to manifestation Lacy's version of hypnosis Doing the homework and observing the shifting self Reprogramming smallness and finding accountability What are expanders? How to call in your future partner #Almost30nation, we are so stoked to hear from you once you start implementing Lacy's manifestation method. It's exciting and empowering when you realize that you have the ability to attract what you want most in this life. Be sure to check out Lacy's blog, Free and Native, linked above! Grab a notebook, happy listening!! xx
Ep. 79 Leading Lady Mia Serafino On Hollywood, Doing The Work, + Being A Female In Film
Ever wondered what it's actually like to "Follow The Yellow Brick Road"? Well, newsflash IT'S HARD WORK. And the hilarious and talented rising star, MIA SERAFINO is here to tell us why. We're in need of some serious everyday inspo so get ready for grounded girl talk with Mia, an actress who's been on Shameless, Saving Mr. Banks, Crowded, and you guessed it, Oz: The Great & Powerful. This episode is honest and hilarious. We talk about the true consistency it takes to get what you want when pursuing your dream, being an actress in a town like L.A, putting your head down and doing the work, her transition between her early 20's and her late 20's, the challenges of being female in the entertainment industry, doubling for Mila Kunis, and kissing Hugh Jackman. That's right, HUGH FUCKING JACKMAN. Who then became one of her major acting mentors. #SAME. Mia inspired us to the MAX, sharing her mantras that make her feel legitimate and confident in any situation. But in terms of the battle of balance - relationships, career, your craft, money, and everything in between - even if you're not an actress, this conversation is something that we can all relate to. Some goodies from this episode... "I never cared about being famous, I just wanted to be good." "The harder I worked, the luckier I got." "When you just make it about the work, nothing else matters."
Ep. 78 “Don't Sugar Coat Your Diet” - The Power Of Sugar + Finding Every Piece Of The Health Puzzle With Holistic Health Coach Jess Suchan
It's that time of year again ALMOST30NATION. Booze, cookies, candy, holiday craziness in general ... the temptations ARE REAL. That's why we brought in JESSICA SUCHAN, LA Holistic Nutritionist + Health Coach, to save us (and our booty's) from falling off the wagon this holiday season. Not only is this episode going to help navigate you through the next few months, but Jess (of Body Bliss by Jess) is all about navigating you through your food journey, emotionally, physically, spiritually, scientifically, etc. AKA you're gonna need a notebook. Maybe two. If you remember one of our OG Guests, Hormone Queen + Expert, Candace Burch, is actually the mother of Miss Jessica Suchan. Body Bliss Coaching definitely runs in their fam bam. But Jess had a long and unique story on her road to being a health coach. Because her family was health-oriented from the get-go (we're talking buying almond milk before anyone even knew that existed), it was engraved in her brain being active and eating well. It wasn't until high school when she quit sports and continued to eat the junk food she had been consuming for years, that she started going down an unhealthy path with food. In order to loose weight, she restricted herself, binging on the weekends, saving up to buy "the ab belt", and weight loss pills. When Jess got to college, everything just escalated. Her story continues with ... Jess's first job out of college as a nutrition coach for an extremely restricting weight loss company, while she was still dealing with her own demons LOSING + GAINING 40 POUNDS several different times being surrounded by a family that was 100% dedicated to a restricting diet how RESENTMENT was a key part of her battle with food the word "DIET" versus "LIFESTYLE" moving to LA with a "Devil Wears Prada" boss, triggering her former habits, feeling sick and exhausted all of the time how her stressful + unhealthy lifestyle in LA caused constant migraines + how a program for ending migraines saved her life her 3AM OPIPHANY for becoming a HEALTH COACH + quitting her crazy media job "90% of diets fail" - because it's a "quick fix" how EVERYTHING - food, relationships, home life, jobs, self-care - is a piece of the puzzle to create a healthy life "SUGAR COATING YOUR LIFE" - the biological addicting power of sugar what happens when you DON'T eat sugar? THE COMPARISON GAME - it's twisted, it's nasty, and it's not okay
Ep. 77 - Crystals 101, Trusting Your Intuition + Building a Business With Your BFF With The Founders of Energy Muse
This week we're givin' off some HIGH VIBES, talking all things CRYSTALS, and much much more with the founders and CEO's of Energy Muse, HEATHER ASKINOSIE + TIMMI JANDRO! Long story short, Heather and Timmi have been friends for nearly 45 years, living lives of adventure, spirituality, and self-exploration and healing. While Heather was the queen of holistic energy experiments in her home in Manhattan beach for many years, Timmi worked in the garment industry for just as long. And with that combination, Energy Muse was born - celebrating the use of crystals for living your best, most magical life! Back to the show though, for those of you who don't know anything about crystals and need that CRYSTALS 101 lesson, this episode is for you. We start off with a CRYSTAL STONE READING (oooo la fricken la), to reveal what's going on in our lives and find more clarity. And from there we explore ... their stories growing up together, their former careers, and jumping into adulthood first starting their business - making necklaces, performing energy experiments, and doing their low-key crystal deals the evolution of Heather and Timmi's business partnership and trusting relationship when they were trailblazers in the new and fragile crystal industry + the stigma that came with that the energy of the earth + how it got a bad rap how crystals and stones are TOOLS for life - for ritual purposes, gaining composure, touch, feeling comforted, and reminding yourself the value of the Earth what Heather + Timmi have to say to the SKEPTICS our unique ways of realigning ourselves what it was like writing their new book "Crystal Muse" - and how therapeutic and hard the process was showing up for yourself for 11 minutes a day, a ritual, a practice, anything, and if you can't do that, how can you commit to anything else “Do something consistently for yourself for 11 days, or even 40 days, for 11 minutes a day, you’re going to learn more about yourself in that time frame than you can in years of therapy.” Timmi + Heather on how crystals and self-energy work is more than about just you, but it's about being a COLLECTIVE WORLD the power of that recent ECLIPSE in August and what's happened to the Earth since then and LINDSEY'S ACCURATE and MOVING READING from Heather - it's going to BLOW YOUR MIND
Ep. 76 - Viral Poet and Activist Yung Pueblo on The Power of Social Media and The Evolution of Our Collective Consciousness
Originally from Ecuador, our talented guest this week, Diego Perez, actually goes by another name - YUNG PUEBLO! This past year he blew up on Instagram under the pen name @yungpueblo sharing poems, love notes to the universe, and everyday, simple mantras by which to live your life. Not only is he a writer, but a student and expert practicer of Vipassana mediation and speaker. Through his work, he hopes to support the healing of the individual, knowing that when people release their personal burdens it helps humanity build a global peace. MIC DROP. Or more like PEN DROP ... SO LET'S GET TO THE GOOD STUFF & WHAT WE TALK ABOUT: Why "Yung Pueblo"? Diego talks about his Ecuador roots and the true meaning of his people, origins, and name the inspiration for his words, which come from SIMPLE HUMAN LESSONS we learn growing up Fun Fact: Diego mediates for not one but TWO HOURS a day - DAMN, teach us your ways! how his words and his creativity grows through mediation his Catholic upbringing & how he was a big "doubter" - not feeling complete in his spiritual practice his fascination and focus on LIBERATION and FREEDOM what its like to go on a 10 DAY MEDITATION & how much sh*t presented itself to Diego when he embarked on it & how it WORKS Diego's upbringing, his drug + party filled college and post grad experience drugs, alcohol, and how it AFFECTS YOUR RELATIONSHIPS how taking hallucinogenic drugs (LSD, etc.) affect YOU, your THOUGHTS, and the way you LEARN being PRESENT, whether it means you are sober or not the power of MEDITATING instead of doing drugs AKA the mind calming and the mind stressing the idea of ONENESS VERSUS NOTHINGNESS, that there's not one answer to everything how the chaos in our lives are VITAL to understanding your inner self and peace how INNER PEACE contributes to GLOBAL peace and collective consciousness the POWER of SOCIAL MEDIA and lying to yourself
Ep. 75 - Modern Mystic + Sexuality Goddess Alexandra Roxo on Unleashing Your Inner Shaman and Changing the Female Narrative
With everything going on in the world, good & bad, it's about time we have another MYSTICAL MAMA on the show to work with our energy. The fiery and foxy ALEXANDRA ROXO (side note: what a fabulous name) is one of LA's best ENERGY and TRANSFORMATIONAL workers, seeking all things mystical and magic. She's also an actress and director, working with names like Spike Jonze, Clive Owen, and Steven Soderbergh. Needless to say, she's a bundle of creative light that we all need right here, right now (Not to mention, she's speaking at our Sex, Love, & Other Things event). With a Catholic father from a Brazil and a New Age-y mother from Georgia, Alexandra began immersing herself in a spiritual lifestyle from the early age of 12. From angels, spirits, ghosts, and auras, she was constantly surrounded by religion and the curiosity of other-worldlyness, with the help of her guide Bobby. When she got to college at New York University, she took it to the next level and dived into studying meditation in Italy, living a healthy lifestyle, and studying Eastern Religion Traditions. However, when she discovered Moon Rituals from one of her professors at NYU, she realized that kind of feminism was missing from all of the other practices. And she found her calling as a healer and energy worker. From there, we went into ... PLANT MEDICINE - in particular, AYAHUASCA - what is it? why should you use? what does it do? where do people use it in the world? what is it like? how Ayahuasca HELPED Alexandra FORGIVE HERSELF, about everything from body image, doing good, and letting go of guilt and shame "Hey girl you either do good stuff on this planet, like everything you say has to be for the good of all, or don't say a word." - Alexandra on what she realized during her use of Ayahuasca "All of that is useful to heal and to work through things that are causing barriers between you and your best self. It's not just for play but if you really want to break through to the other side, it's self-awareness, self-consciousness issues, body image issues, issues with your parents, all of those things can really help you." - Alexandra on practicing plant medicine we touch on ALIENS and fairies too (hehe) her WRITING about sex, medicine, wellness, and spirituality on The Numinous, Mind Body Green, and Horoscope.com her badass, raw, and real MENTORSHIP PROGRAM - intuitively bringing women into their emotional bodies and connecting with every part of your body MOON CLUB - her group mentorship program based on the Moon's Rituals, making yourself your own healer, and sharing stories in a safe/open community how to find a SPACE OF SURRENDER (not involving tequila) "One thing is that a lot of spiritual practices are actually masculine-centric in the sense that they come from a place of structure and rigidity. Our whole lives are so structured, I mean we have fricken Google Calendar and all of this stuff going on all day. What I find missing from women's lives is a space of surrender." - Alexandra on surrendering the difference between being SLUTTY and SEXUALITY how WOMEN TRIGGER EACH OTHER - especially with men and beauty THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HEAL/EMPOWER YOURSELF!
Ep. 74 - The Philosophie Founder + Wellness Guru Sophie Jaffe Opens Up About Balance, Being a Mom + How She Saved Her Marriage From the Depths of Addiction
This week we are not holding back from getting deep, deep, deep and neither is our angel of a guest SOPHIE JAFFE! If you're in the mood to talk relationships, trusting your instincts, carving your own path, and figuring our your life "philosophies", then this episode is going to change your week (month, or year honestly). For those of you who aren't familiar with the spiritual spearhead that is Miss Sophie Jaffe, she's a Southern Californian, certified raw food chef and yoga teacher, health and wellness expert, and founder of the raw food brand Philosophie! She's also a mother of two beautiful boys, and a wife, making family and relationships a HUGE part of our discussion with her. One thing that people don't realize about Sophie, is that she started making huge, extremely independent life choices at a very young age compared to most people, whether she knew it or not. She started a business, had a publicist, worked religiously when other people were in school, and fell into a serious relationship, with a lot of loose ends. She's FULL of life lessons and Almost 30 wisdom. That being said, here's what she shared with us: her liberal, optimistic, and CAN-DO UPBRINGING, with parents that encouraged her to trust her instincts and do what she wants the rough, but CRAZY INTERESTING BEGINNINGS of her health and wellness career at 19 years old working and COOKING for A-list celebs like George Clooney + Gerard Butler being entrepreneurial/starting a business at a VERY YOUNG AGE getting a serious relationship, very fast the TRUE DEPTHS of falling in love - sex, lies, identity & THE WORK IT TAKES TO MAINTAIN IT the GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY of marriage, children, and making love last dealing with and PROCESSING your emotions in some of the darkest times of your life and HOW TO TURN IT INTO A POSITIVE LIGHT filtering out your SOCIAL NET(WORK) sharing the current events of the world with your kids
Ep. 73 - Polly Rodriguez of Unbound Box on Surviving Cancer and Redefining Sexuality and What it Means to be a CEO
This week we're talkin' about SEX, LOVE & OTHER THINGS (hehe shameless plug for our event on October 14th) with Co-Founder and CEO of Unbound Box, POLLY RODRIGUEZ! We discuss everything from how and why she started Unbound Box, her battle at 21 years old with colon cancer and early menopause, the male dominated sex industry, to sexuality as a whole. Polly and Unbound Box have been featured in press like Bustle, The New York Times, Bravo, Glamour, and POPSUGAR for revolutionizing the sex industry and giving the best advice as a boss-ass business owner. With that being said, here's some of the goodies we explore in the episode: Polly's experience with colon cancer while living abroad in Spain - having the symptoms and not knowing what to do, dropping out of school, chemotherapy, surgeries, being catapulted into menopause, and ultimately being embarrassed by her illness and sexuality the negative stigmas with menopause and any major health deficiency her professional time on Capitol Hill, then moving to Manhattan and deciding to go into business strategy and working for a dating startup why SEX is so stigmatized & how Polly found the market opportunity to address it through a brand new project the resistance and criticism she received for starting Unbound Box, with her reputation being highly judged her first sex trade show, the mechanics of the show, & how it was male dominated what it's really like to not only start a business as a female, but to FIND INVESTORS as a female for a sex business how to get the attention of INVESTORS and the art of the PITCH what is a SEXY that people can relate to how sex is more a WELLNESS and SELF-CARE action than a taboo how for women, sexuality is all about PERMISSION and we talk about how to give to yourself
Ep. 72 - How Curvy Songstress 'Isabelle' Breaks The Music Industry Mold Through Body Positivity
Glad we got her on show before she fricken blows up around the world because ISABELLE is a superstar inside and out. This week we are joined by Isabelle Pasquelone, born and raised in Atlanta, she's a singer, body positivity activist, and former American Idol contestant. Growing up, she was the "singer chick", who was always, always, always singing, starting voice lessons at 7 years old. For college, she attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music, the only college she applied to BTW (*snaps for Isabelle), where she created a vast network for herself, learned traditional songwriting and the craft as a whole, and never regretted her decision. Basically, we dive into her music-based WORLD, including her ... experience with AMERICAN IDOL - how she never wanted to audition, got to the top 20 women finalists, how the whole thing is very unrealistic, and what it did for her career HOPES and EXPECTATIONS on making it + her career during American Idol the deep knowing of the outcomes of your experiences + opportunities time on BROADWAY - and the up's and down's of that life move to LOS ANGELES, like many of our amazing guests new song UNLABELED, the music video, + how it stemmed from being told she was "too big" to be a singer or to be in Hollywood real issues behind being a BODY POSITIVITY ACTIVIST - like Isabelle and Danika Brysha solutions and optimism for building body positivity, whether you're bigger, smaller, older, younger, and anything in between ability to FEED HER CREATIVITY response to people saying she's so "brave" for just being her take on PHOTOSHOP (*thumbs DOWN) SO MANY QUOTABLE GOODIES in this episode #Almost30Nation! We hope you feel as inspired as we do by our conversations with Isabelle.
Ep. 71 - Achieving Ultimate Mind-Body Wellness with Ayurvedic Practitioner Sahara Rose
Raise your hand if you've avoided learning about Ayurveda because you can't pronounce it or it sounds really intimidating! US TOO!! Sahara Rose, author of 'Idiot's Guide to Ayurveda' joins the girls this week to make Ayurveda a practice you can begin TODAY. This 26 year old Ayurvedic practitioner and holistic health coach has been called, "A leading voice for the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift" by Deepak Chopra. Once addicted to junk food and disconnected from the excess and lack in her body systems, Sahara is now bridging the gap between Eastern and Western health systems, by helping people tap into their body's own innate healing wisdom. Have you been feeling bloated? Or lethargic? Has your skin been flaring up? Or have you had trouble losing those last few pounds? An imbalance in your Dosha's could be the answer! Here is what you can expect to learn from this episode: Gain clarity on your life's purpose based on your unique strengths Dosha's and Dharma How ayurvedic practitioners study the body How to detect imbalances in your Dosha's Practices you can implement today to help balance your Dosha's How your Dosha is related to your Dharma What are Krista + Lindsey's Dosha's and how do they explain the way they feel Chakra are energy centers--how they can tell you about what is going on emotionally. Uh, oh...Why Kombucha is not Ayurveda approved Ayurvedic stance on colonics Why listening to her Kosha when it said to go up and introduce herself to Deepak Chopra changed her life SO MUCH MORE. You can connect with Sahara Rose at www.iamsahararose.com, and you can listen to her podcast, "Highest Self", on iTunes!
SPECIAL EPISODE: BIRTHDAY GIRL LINDS SIMS TURNS 30!
Taking a break from regularly scheduled programming to say HBD to LINDSEY! In this very special and very unique episode, we take the time to wish our very own almost 30 podcast host, Lindsey Simcik a happy birthday! We've compiled all the love notes we could from her family, friends and those in #almost30nation to make this birthday extra special for the one that works so hard to bring bomb content to us each week! Now that she's no longer 'Almost 30', we may need to change the name? JK pls stop asking. Enjoy!
Ep. 70 - Redefining Comedy + Owning his Thirties One Embarrassing Story at a Time with Funny Guy Billy Griffin
Pulling again from our hat of comedians our listeners know and love, we bring on the one, the only, BILLY GRIFFIN. And boy, will you sh*t your pants from laughing so hard, and within in the first minutes no less. We're keepin' things light and a lil cray cray with Billy, a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, and host, who's been on America's Funniest Home Videos, performs local stand-up, and with the infamous Second City Improv Program in Chicago. Right away we dive into only the most random of everyday thoughts, like "How am I going to pay for my kid's college tuition?", "How did my parents even afford that?", or "Was my father shitting himself in a closet somewhere when he realized how much it cost?" Or if that isn't hitting home for you, Billy opens up about how he went from college football star, moving to Chicago and working shitty recruiting and insurance jobs, and then moving back home. But coincidentally, he won enough money on a game show to move out to Los Angeles and finally pursue comedy. Basically, this is where his comedic journey begins and he explains everything from ... pumping up his crowds getting pre-show jitters no matter how charismatic you are his very first gig all of his comedian friends and their equally funny encounters what it means to be a "Warm Up Guy" for show audiences how dating in LA is like having a JOB - you have to be proactive the fear of grabbing coffee with someone you don't know that well ... dating PET PEEVES the best questions to start dating app convos with
Ep. 69 - Detoxifying Your Body, Soul + Environment with Shiva Rose
#ALMOST30NATION, Krista + Lindsey bring you an angel on earth. Shiva Rose joins us this week to help detoxify us and empower us! Shiva is the goddess behind the blog "The Local Rose" and the Shiva Rose beauty and skincare line. From her days as a successful actress in Hollywood, to her marriage at a young age to another successful actor, to her life as a young mom diagnosed with three autoimmune diseases: lupus, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis...and to her life now as an evolved citizen of earth, on a mission to heal herself and others through nature. Some highlights from their conversation include: how the evolution of her life has built her character and her gratitude how she remained strong at a very young age as she was escaping Iran during the revolution why her rebellious nature helped her to be her own health advocate how nature healed her soul after her 16 year marriage ended in divorce why she believes growing your own food and consciously detoxifying your life should be mainstream the inspiration behind her skincare line why women need to love their pussy's (insert kitty emoji) Shiva's spirit, her brand, and her mission are nurturing and nourishing, and WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS! For more Shiva goodness, visit www.shivarose.com.
Ep. 68 - The Expectation Hangover + the Art of Letting Go with Guru of Change Christine Hassler
This week we bring on one of our long-time idols and guru for all things motivational, CHRISTINE HASSLER. Basically, she's a personal transformation genius - along with a bestselling author, podcast host, TV show host on TLC, & keynote speaker. She's a go-to mind for seeking clarity in any part of life, whether it's love, relationships, careers, personal goals, and most importantly, the immense change that happens in your 20's and 30's. By the time she was 25, she was the youngest agent in Hollywood, getting promoted, attending all of the award shows, making more money than most people her age, and dating a hot-shot producer. She had it all ... but did she? That's what we dive into. This realization that she wasn't truly doing things for herself sparked her big transition, which included quitting her job, going in debt, and losing the love her life by the time she was 26. So needless to say, things were changing and she decided to do something about it. MAJOR KEYWORDS here, people: beliefs, decisions, change, identity ... And not to mention, all of these GOLDEN goodies from Christine: in your 20's you think every decision is a forever decision living for society or living for yourself being a victim or a creator in any difficult situations the idea that things need to fall apart to be rebuilt how everyone deals with their emotions/insecurities/fears, ie. behavior, mannerisms, actions, mentality, etc. as children we don't have control over what happens to us, but when you're an adult, it's UP TO YOU, which can be scary "reacting to the programming" - how did you grow up, what were you told, what does it mean & how does it effect our own personal decisions? what do you BELIEVE about life that makes IT HARDER? ANXIETY coming from beliefs that don't serve us we spend more time avoiding rejecting instead of doing what we want how to show up EXTERNALLY + INTERNALLY for yourself in order to handle REJECTION the toxic game of PEOPLE PLEASING Get ready to walk away from this ep feeling MOTIVATED, BADASS, + READY AF for everything!
Ep. 67 - Solo Dolo: Krista + Linds Are Back for the Ultimate Uncensored Catch-Up!
"OH HI, HOW ARE YA? WHAT'S NEW?! OH EVERYTHING?"....Basically, how this episode starts. Krista and Lindsey are so in love with #almost30nation, wrapped around all of your lil fingers, that they have not made the time to actually sit down and catch the f*ck up! So they decided to lock themselves in the studio and do that. Krista just got back from a few weeks of traveling--she attended 100 weddings and tried to avoid talking about being vegan because LET HER LIVE. We get all of the travel deets and dont's. As we follow the convo, the girls get honest about their pet peeves, Lindsey's dating life, and thoughts on aliens. And then the conversation takes on a mind of it's own: Lindsey receives a sex toy box at work The Erewhon Chronicles WTF is happening at FB...Artificial intelligence going rogue!? Why communication between guys and girls is just the hardest thing you'll ever master And finally, they answer your questions! We cover morning routines, supplements, how they juggle all of the jobs, projects, hustles... Lindsey + Krista want to hear more from you! Like, tell them what has been up! New relationship? New Job? Nightmare wedding story? Addicted to English muffins? Can't train your boyfriend to pee in the toilet? Talk to us. Love you.
Ep. 66 - Kimberly Rae Miller on the Origin of Perfection + Her New Book 'Beautiful Bodies'
Krista and Lindsey are so excited to welcome Kimberly Rae Miller to the podcast this week! #Almost30nation listeners who attended the "Love Your Body" event got to read Kimberly's new book Beautiful Bodies before anyone else! The response has been, well, beautiful. Kimberly brings a balanced dose of humor, curiosity, depth, and vulnerability to the body positive space. As a child model, she became aware of her body at a very young age. Kimberly shares what it was like dieting alongside her mom to prepare for a beauty pageant, how her obsession with being perfect stemmed from her father's hoarding, and how the exhaustion with ALL of this eventually inspired her to examine the connection between her upbringing and her relationship with her body. We unwrap: How being honest about your broken parts opens up a healing conversation Her first book "Coming Clean", a memoir about her upbringing in a hoarder's household Why she owes her entire career to her poor relationship with her body How a miscarriage showed her how to be compassionate with her body How her exhaustion with the obsession of losing weight inspired her to look beyond her body and seek MORE Highlights from and insight on her new book, Beautiful Bodies, which is a thoughtful blend of memoir and social history. FAM, we have all had negative self talk at one time or another. A thought that buries itself so deep in our subconscious that it creates this alternate reality where we are not good enough. Well we hope this episode assures you that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. What you are feeling or have felt, someone else has felt that too. Kimberly is so honest and candid, we can't wait for you to connect with her. Take a deep breath of gratitude for that body of yours. IT IS AH-MAZING. Happy listening, babies!
Ep. 65 - Super Model + Bad B Kari Calhoun on How to be Your Authentic Self and Change Industry Standards
Oh, this episode is just a couple of models just having a discussion about models doing model things. JUST KIDDING. But, what a discussion that would be ... On the real tho, Krista and Linds sat down this week with a #reallifemodel KARI CALHOUN, one of the most popular names in America's Next Top Model history (Season 21, what uppppp!). And we get to all the details, from start to finish on her model journey. We talk about her story, moving from Dallas to Iowa to Los Angeles, and why she fell in love with the city full of so many opportunities. (She literally hopped off the plane at LAX) Although at first she never took her modeling career seriously, she got signed to a boutique agency and started going to auditions, which were as intense as people say they are. There was a long period where Kari's lack of confidence was showing through the camera & kept her asking "Why am I not getting it?" or "What am I doing wrong?" So how did she get her groove back? Soul searching, not giving a f*ck, letting go, taking everything step-by-step, & realizing the auditions that best fit HER. Kari also lays down the law when it comes to #INSTAMODELS & why they shouldn't be honored or idolized. "What goes viral about you should be your character and how you live your life, " she explains. MIC FRICKEN DROP. And in addition, she touches on how gratitude can get lost during the hustle. SUCH A GOOD POINT! But we all know you want to hear about Kari's ANTM career started, which by the way, was when Kari was holding a plank at the gym while a casting director approached her! From the drama to the producers egging things on, Kari TELLS ALL & she learned more than she could have imagined from it. But you'll have to hear for yourself now on #iTunes!
Ep. 64 - What Do You Really Want To Do? How To Face the Fear of Going Out on Your Own with Sarah Vermunt of Careergasm
So we're over halfway through 2017 & this is where we can really make or break our year. Whether you're feeling motivated, lost AF, or just need some life inspo, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU. The gal behind Careergasm, SARAH VERMUNT, has a little career pow-wow with Krista and Linds this week, talking everything from finding your perfect job, knowing when to move on, and manifesting it yourself. Sarah has been a writer and career coach for Forbes, Entrepreneur Inc., & The Huffington Post, making her a KILLER resource to have when it comes to finding your work groove. For two years, she felt like she was operating through her job with the mindset that she wasn't supposed to completely love it. And this episode is about realizing what works and what doesn't, and making the changes to allow you to LOVE your job. Hence, CAREERGASM. Okay, but let's get to the good stuff. We dove through ... our PARENT'S generation, where their career mentality is about being financially fruitful and NOT completely loving your job for something to be of value, it has to be HARD? the thought, "I don't want to be as UNHAPPY as my parents" your SATURN RETURN TOP 5 PARALYZING thoughts for stalling your career/success do CREATIVTIY & ARTISTRY go hand in hand? Do you have to be both? start by making a LIST of the things you want MORE of and the things you want LESS of the art of having a SIDE HUSTLE
Ep. 63 - How Sakara Life Founders Made Their Mess Their Mission + Managing Your Microbiome
Okay ladies + gents ... this episode is a BIG ONE. Not only do we have one but TWO guests, Danielle and Whitney of Sakara Life. They've known each other since they were twelve in Arizona, and moved to the Big Apple for their dreams of modeling and working on Wall Street. But as time passed, their struggles grew along with their go-go-go kind of lifestyle. Things basically got CRAY ... fast. Everything started to add up, from going-out, getting acne, drinking, eating out all of the time, working 80 hours/week, and not taking the time to take care of themselves. And this is how their new new lifestyle started. They both had a lot of healing and needed to remind each other food is medicine. So from there they started being their own guinea pigs, and cooking their own meals and creating their own recipes. Eventually, they knew they were on to something, and they started delivering meals on their bikes around NYC to their clients. In terms of the food science aspects of living the Sakara Life, here are some vital topics we touched on: micro biome = bacteria living in your gut 95% of serotonin is made in the gut eating the right food helps that good bacteria thrive, and visa versa adding greens is KEY to every meal - smoothies, sandwiches, soups, etc. eat well and don't stress about it because studies show that stress/anxiety leads to aging faster science points to plants as the key to anti-aging eating a VARIETY of plants is important because it builds the different types of amino acids your body needs studies also show that your personality is more present when eating healthy It's all about living a life of clarity, freedom, health, and nourishment. We hope you learn more than you can imagine from this episode!
Ep. 62 - LA Comedian Ryan O'Flanagan Talks All the Weirdness: From Pizza Delivery Dude to Internet Superstar
OKAY THE BOYS ARE BACK EVERYONE ... well, just one. But he's the best. Actor, comedian, man of all things absolutely hilarrrrr, RYAN O'FLANAGAN is our special guest this week. Not only has he been on New Girl, Adam Devine's House Party, Comedy Central, Tosh.0, and American Dad, he graduated with Linds from Boston College in 20 fricken 10. WHA?! Basically, this episode is a force to be reckoned with. After graduating college, he packed up his stuff, drove cross country to L.A., and never looked back. Ever since, he's been rising and grinding to be the most original comedian. Ryan talks about everything that's happened in between over the years, including ... weird-ass gym encounters living with an 81 year old man from Craigslist dealing with the haters as a performer Linds and Ryan meeting in college what we wore back in the day AKA anything BCBG or platform sandals Ryan's hit tourist show on Funny Or Die called "Ryan Does" the game of dating apps our fave emojis including the mushroom one doing acid in the wilderness finding your voice over the years This ep is CRAY, RELAXED, + everything you need right now. Enjoy #almost30nation!
Ep. 61 - Celeb Health Coach Maria Marlowe On the Dos + Don'ts of Eating For Clear Skin + A Healthy Life
This week Krista + Linds chat with the infamous, celebrity nutritionist Maria Marlowe, a practicing health coach in NYC since 2013. Not only has she worked with celebrities, politicians, executives, working moms and other busy women on the run, her techniques and methods are unlike any other. Whether you're working long hours, trying to eat healthier, or just find balance, Maria is all about helping women lose weight, clear up acne, and enhance their beauty by eating healthier, on a whole, unprocessed, mostly plant-based diet. So let's repeat that - weight loss, skin, healthy body, SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD TO US! On the other hand, Maria just released a new book called The Real Food Grocery Guide, which is exactly what a busy working woman needs - someone to help them plan their week AND save some dollar bills. The do's, don'ts, and must-haves of walking down those grocery isles. It includes ALSO some of these hot topics and popular issues with grocery shopping: deciphering buzz words, like "all natural" + "grass-fed" why being picky about animal products goes a long way how to make your produce last longer ... hell. yes. and save some $$$ Enjoy #Almost30Nation + let us know what you think!
Ep. 60 - Finding Your Identity + Peace Through Life's Darkest Times with Meditation Guru, Biet Simkin
BIET SIMKIN is probably the most interesting person in the world ... seriously, your mind is about to be BLOWN. The sh*t that she's been through and the person who she has become because of that is BEYOND all of our dreams of determination and strength. So Krista + Lindsey are peeling back the layers of the goddess Biet Simkin ... For those of you who don't know who Miss Simkin is, she New York native, first-generation American and a leader in the world of meditation. Not only was her father a philosophical shaman and gave her the Book of the Dead at age nine, Biet was singer and fashion fiend who spent a big part of her life living the life of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. And not the glamorous, Hollywood kind. After struggling with a drug and alcohol addiction, mourning her father's death, as well as her child's passing, Biet talks about her Ah-Ha moment of sobering up and changing her life for good. She knew it was time to find the person she was meant to be, which is what this episode is all about. The journey to find your identity is hard for everyone, and Biet has developed a meditation technique not only to help you find it but to help you be the best person you can be. Her technique is like "watching a documentary on yourself" and observing your every move AKA "Divided Attention Mediation". Another amazing point Biet stress' is how we are more than just our body and our minds. Everything from hallucinations, serendipity, and voices - those all mean more than we know. And Biet talks about how listening to these transcendental messages LITERALLY saved her LIFE and how her practice develops this kind of acknowledgment. It's a spirituality POW WOW worth taking a listen to #Almost30Nation!
Ep. 59 - Healing Your Worthiness Wound + Claiming Your Confidence with Thais Sky
This conversation with Thais Sky left Krista and Lindsey with their jaws on the floor. TRUTH TALK AT ITS REALEST. The girls welcome this "esteemed women's leadership expert, international speaker and mindfulness teacher whose empathetic approach to worthiness, confidence and emotions have taken her through the healing of her own childhood trauma into a healing career, as well as into the study of cognitive psychology, neurology, spirituality, sociology and spiritual psychology". THAIS IS NEXT LEVEL WOKE. Her emotional connection to helping women reclaim not only their feminine power, but their human worthiness is palpable when she speaks. Thais is a force to be felt and a voice to be heard. Washingtonian Magazine named her as one of the top “8 bloggers to know.” The Huffington Post calls her “an inspirational woman” and she was nominated for Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 award. .....AND THIS IS JUST BEGINNING. This conversation is the definition of FLOW, truly a dreamy inspirational conversation for the girls. They discuss: why being kind to yourself is the path to self-empowerment how the woman's voice is going to shift the state of this world why noticing the lens we where will wake you up and stir your power to change the world why forcing ourselves to be positive is counterproductive practical ways to up-level your life and align with your purpose how giving yourself permission to feel the low will move you to a place of high vibration how to knock down self-constructed barriers, like guilt, and shift into a state of inner peace and confidence how Thais' healing journey is the foundation for her success as a coach + so much more. You can connect with Thais at www.iamthaissky.com and @iamthaissky on social media.
Ep. 58 - #TBT the First Time Holistic Nutritionist Kelly LeVeque Rocked Our World
We have proclaimed this week, KELLY WEEK, here at Almost 30! She just released her book Body Love and we just had her on this past Tuesday to chat all about it + answer YOUR questions! The girls decided that it was completely necessary to re-release Kelly's first sit-down. I mean, they STILL get e-mails about that episode! #ALMOST30NATION does not sleep! Just kidding, we do. 8 HOURS AT LEAST. Ok, ok. This one speaks for itself. You will want to give this your full attention. Your body will thank you! HAPPY KELLY WEEK, YA'LL!
Ep. 57 - Nutrition Kaween Kelly LaVeque is Back to Answer Your Questions + Talk Her New Book, 'Body Love'
Nutritional KA-WEEN to the stars, KELLY LEVEQUE (of Be Well By Kelly), is back and better than ever on the podcast. Not only is she STILL FREAKIN' FABULOUS and working with celebrity clients like Chelsea Handler, Jessica Alba, and Molly Sims, but she's releasing her new book Body Love today! And yes, we had a copy of the book with us in studio. ("Basically, like having the first copy of the Bible." - Krista) Anywho, in this episode, we talk with her about the book, the process of actually writing getting a book published, Kelly answers real questions from listeners, and spills the deets on what she knows and does best, ALL THINGS NUTRITION. For example ... how working out, eating, + stress affects cortisol levels + visa versa which "tests" to get figure out what the heck is going on in your body how fasting is probably NOT the best solution for anyone a ketosis/ketone UPDATE! - the tremulous process, how it takes away hunger, it is brain protective, + what she really think about it the deal with fasting before a workout if seltzer water is good for you? like that #LaCroix trend? fruit - a serving a day is all you need! Kelly's fave snacks to get her through the day is collagen a fad or actually the ISH we should all eat? + SO MUCH MORE to get you up-to-date on all of your health needs!
Ep. 56 - Artist, Fashion Designer, + Woman of Change Chelsea Leifken on the keys to Happiness
Artist, designer, woman of change, and amazing light of creativity, CHELSEA LEIFKEN, joins Krista + Linds this week in the #Almost30Lounge, and it's as real as it gets, people. If you don't know who Chelsea is, YOU SHOULD/GET ON IT. Not only is she one of LA's coolest designers, but she's the creator of fabulous lines of leather goods, hand painted by her with love and the most inspirational messages. After studying at FIDM and working the 9-5 lifestyle in the tremulous fashion industry, Chelsea realized she was meant for something greater. That she had more to give to the world as an artist. Battling depression, anxiety, and the challenges of starting your own business, she's the badass we all need more of. Talk about a motivational episode right? SIDE NOTE: There's A LOT of laughs in this one. Some hot points in this one include... high school BS learning about, understanding, and knowing yourself the power of LISTS part-time Starbucks employees have bomb health insurance?!?! Chelsea's journey as a designer, from her first trade show to manufacturing her designs all of the tools in Chelsea's toolbox for HAPPINESS the importance of giving back dating through the phone ie. Tinder, Bumble, etc.
Ep. 55 - How Every Woman Can Rock Her Career + Be Fearless As She Evolves, with CEO of Career Contessa, Lauren McGoodwin
BOSS BABES assemble! We have Lauren McGoodwin CEO of CAREER CONTESSA in the Almost 30 studio this week. If you are: 1) Not sure what the heck you want to do 2) Looking for a new job 3) Want to advance in your current career....This episode is FOR YOU. Lauren gets real and breaks down the current career landscape for women and how to effectively navigate it. Did you know that there are more men CEOs named "John" than there are female CEO's of Fortune 500 companies!? YO, take cover...KNOWLEDGE BOMBS AWAY. We cover: -the questions to ask yourself and potential employers as you explore different career options -how Lauren went from hating her first job, to rocking it at HULU to CEO of Career Contessa -why avoiding connecting with those with your job title or those with the job title you want is your major block -how to ask employee for flex time (if you're having a baby!!) -why investing in the quality of your site is everything -how to show em' who's boss babe and ask for what you want -how to network inside of your company and why it should be your priority -how to detox your toxic work environment -why ensuring that your co-workers like to work with you will take you to the next level in your career Um, women supporting women for the WIN. There is room for us all at the top! As always, notebooks out..Happy listening!
Ep. 54 - Feng Shui-ing Your Life for Good Vibes, with Dana Claudat
Ever heard of the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui?! It's not some crazy interior design technique people have used for centuries. It's a way of cleaning your space AND your life! To dive further into what this technique and practice is all about, Krista and Linds sat down this week with Feng Shui expert and personal curator, DANA CLAUDAT. Dana studied Art History at Stanford University and then moved on to become a Pyramid School Feng Shui consultant. Krista and Linds literally asked her, "DANA TEACH US YOUR WAYS." Because it's about time we all learned about how bomb feng shui is ... Feng Shui means "wind" and "water", so it's all about BALANCE. And in ancient times, it was all about survival and structure of your home in relation to the wind, weather, geography, and water. Dana's job is "expansive design", design to help you expand your life, through art and feng shui. She also breaks down the stereotypes of feng shui, everything from how strict it is and what are the rules. Ways to make any space feel better! Big ... small ... doesn't matter, Dana's got you. How do homeowners "fung-shei" a previously owned home? Mysterious stuff? Weird neighbors? That's stuff you gotta find out ... What to do to "fung-shei" YOUR DESK at work! THIS is a big one. Getting good vibes in your house for under $10 NOTEBOOKS OUT #ALMOST30NATION
Ep. 53 - Business Coach Angie Lee on What Makes An Entrepreneur + Building the Mindset To Be the Best
Find yourself drifting off during your daily routine, thinking of big ideas, money, and a life you truly want? Stuck in your ways but distracted by your passions? Love health & wellness and don't know how to monetize it? THIS is your episode homies. Angie Lee is a business coach to the best wellness coaches out there. She went from broke to six figures by finding a hole in the health market. And trust us, she tells us exactly how it is. One small idea she had in college grew to a multi-million dollar reality. She sits down with Linds + Krista to talk about her journey and everything in-between: Don't doubt or ignore your naiive motivation the constant battle of corporate jobs and monotonous 9-5 routines entrepreneurs are who they are because they're "stupid enough to do it" and go through with their "crazy" ideas what to do when you don't know what to do as an entrepreneur how taking a break from EVERYTHING, even motivational speakers and inspirational books, can bring you more answers than anything her mistakes over the years as a coach & how they're VITAL to your development the power of showing up how to be EMOTIONALLY ready for entrepreneurship how making money and doing a lot of good are mutually exclusive To say you need your notebook out for this one is an understatement.
Ep. 52 - Talking Balance, Rituals, + Self-care with the Gals of 'That's So Retrograde'
Linds + Krista get SO retrograde with Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari, AKA the firepower that is That's So Retrograde podcast. Talk about a MAJOR collaboration. They're some of LA's go-to wellness girls, all about living a balanced, healthy, and holistic life. But with a cool twist. The four of them connect through their childhood days, whether it was growing up in Michigan or Pennsylvania, as well as their journeys that lead them to the west coast. But more importantly, their WELLNESS journeys! And we're not talking just eating health and working out, but getting in touch with yourself and manifesting your dream life. The ladies touch on: finding + building your spiritual practice, no matter what that is the trick with readers/psychics MORNING ROUTINES for the spiritual and well-balanced getting yourself out of negative spirals writing a LOVE letter for yourself, ROMANCING yourself understanding how you TRULY feel about being single or being in a relationship
Ep. 51 - Forgiving Our 20s Us + The Art of Forgiving In Your 30s
COMING TO YOU LIVE FROM PALM SPRINGS! Krista & Linds are soaking up the rays and hanging by the pool in sunny Southern California. This week, they bring back a #almost30nation fan favorite, 20s + 30s US! *Que expensive "20s US VS 30s US" theme song* They're talking MAJOR throwbacks like matching your eyeshadow and makeup with your outfits, Lisa Frank, Lindsey's old obsession with all of the #crimping techniques and experiments, and how opposite their beauty routines are today. HOWEVER, the main topic Krista & Linds are discussing this week is FORGIVENESS. Everything forgiveness, the who, what, when, where, why, and how. They get DEEP during this conversation, especially with: cheating and romantic relationships friends and reciprocation if people can/will change the power and struggle of letting go usually when you're wrong in the situation, you hold on to it more than anyone family, family, family not understanding other's beliefs or values, ie. religion/spirituality people don't want to hear about those people you can't forgive not forgiving others can ruin your other relationships And most importantly, YOURSELF
Ep. 50 - Curve Model + CEO of Model Meals Danika Brysha On Her Battle With Food, and How It Transformed Her Life
Once again, Linds and Krista bring on the best of the health, wellness, and body positivity industries. This week's guest is DANIKA BRYSHA, a curve model with IMG Models, the CEO of Model Meals, a leader in the health and wellness world, and an inspirational rockstar for everyone. Danika has been featured in InStyle, Shape, PopSugar, People, and many more publications. Her story has inspired thousands of women who are struggling with loving their body, their relationship with food and addiction, and transforming their lives. Danika shares her story, which starts at a young age, battling drug usage, fad chronic dieting, and being "the chubby girl", using her food to process her emotions. But that didn't stop her from being one of the busiest, most successful curve models in the world, after being discovered in a Bank of America. Needless to say, she took her insecurities and built a life for herself off of them. Some of the most useful food/body tips you'll ever hear from this episode are: drop the FOOD RULES the answer to losing weight is "NOT trying to lose weight" it's never about the food, it's about YOU (your childhood, you mentality about yourself growing up, specific circumstances you were under) don't waste your energy on worrying about food, worry about YOUR DREAMS it's about how you FEEL after you eat food how much the MEDIA REALLY INFLUENCES the way you think about yourself
Ep. 49 - How Crystals, Cards, + Shamans Save Lives: Colleen McCaan Shares Her Psychic Gift
Pick a card, any card ... because on this week's episode we are joined by shamanic energy medicine practitioner, the official shaman for VOGUE Magazine, and founder of STYLE RITUALS, COLLEEN MCCANN. If you're into crystals, tarot readings, spirituality, intuition, spirits, ghosts, EVERYTHING MAGIC, this episode is for YOU. So for those of you who are new to the tarot card and crystal thing thing, it's basically a visual narrative of your past life, your current life, and your future life, as well as the emotions you are currently dealing with. Krista got a past life card, and she's pretty sure she's dealing with some karmic debt, while Lindsey got a Five of Cups card, meaning she's got plenty o' abundance. On the other hand, shamans are conduits to things people can't see in the unseen world, and provide messages and healing to those who need it. Shamans can realize they have their gifts at any age, and Miss McCann realized her's in her late twenties. From hearing voices constantly, having premonition dreams, seeing ghosts, and having other healers tell her she had a gift, Colleen knew she had to listen to the voices and put her 15 plus year in the fashion industry to an end. Although Krista, Linds, and Colleen go over a plethora of spirituality- related topics in this episode, the main takeaway is the importance of dabbling in various practices before you find the one you like. Or the one that "speaks" to you.
Ep. 48 - Lori Harder On Owning Your Story, Loving Your Body, & Cultivating Your Tribe
CALLING ALL WOMEN WHO FEEL THAT THEY ARE DESTINED FOR GREATNESS. Seriously, don't look around. That's YOU. Hi! You don't have to apologize for feeling that innate fire and pull toward something bigger. Give this episode your full attention--you'll be given permission to take ownership of your dreams. This week the girls are so excited to be sharing their interview with LORI HARDER. Lori is the host of the Earn Your Happy Podcast, founder of The Bliss Project, author, cover model, three-time fitness world champion, a "self-love junkie", and a woman at the forefront of the "women supporting women" movement. Her path to success has been a beautiful zigzag of highs and lows, revelations and resistance, self-love and overflowing generosity. As Janet Jackson says, "WE GO DEEP"...(love you Janet). Here's what we discuss: How to receive what you need when swimming through the sea of self love books, guru's, programs, video's, practices, etc. Who was early 20's Lori and what did she learn in order to stand in her light and success now When she left home at 18 to essentially break the rules of her religious upbringing to eventually experience the wake-up calls needed to find the freedom and inspiration to follow the call of her soul to do big things How fitness saved her life Why she was the most sad and lonely at the height of her fitness competition career How paying it forward can shift your mindset Why the body doesn't change if the mind doesn't change Her commitment to being a forever student How to effectively set and achieve your goals How writing her book is forcing her to sit with her story and unwrap and reflect on everything and everyone that have brought her to this point If you connected with this episode, send to a friend who you know would connect with it, too. WE LOVE YOU.
Ep. 47 - Aligning Who You Are With Who You Were Made To Be: Human Design with Jenna Zoe
This week's episode is based off of 2 words: HUMAN DESIGN. No, it's not an anatomy class or a biology lesson. It's all about YOU. Your body, your mind, but most importantly, your AURA and ASTROLOGICAL MAKE-UP. Okay, still confused? Krista and Lindsey each receive a human design reading from an expert and spiritual goddess, JENNA ZOE. She spends this episode showing off her craft by helping the ladies make life decisions, control their minds, and get in touch with their bodies. Human Design uses your birth time and place to calculate your personal Human Design chart. In this calculation, the positions of Sun, Moon, and planets at the time of your birth play an important role. Astrology also uses the birth time and place to generate your natal chart, but it interprets the data differently – and Human Design is not astrology. Time to get ANTHROPOMORPHIC (In the words of our lovely guest)! Human Design calculates two moments in time. Our birth, which determines our conscious definition and a moment approximately 88 days before our birth (exactly 88 degrees of the sun before the moment of our birth), which determines our unconscious definition. The second; the pre-natal calculation is unique and crucial part of the Human Design revelation. Miss Jenna Zoe also breaks down the 4 TYPES OF HUMAN BEINGS manifestos generators projectors reflectors Definitely a note-taking episode, but an insightful one at that!
Ep. 46 - Women Supporting Women: Together We Run This Mutha
Krista and Lindsey are joined this week by Courtney Violet Bentley, certified personal trainer behind the blog, "Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous", and Annie Spano, founder of Style Collective, an online community for fashion and lifestyle influencers. All four of the girls are dedicated to creating a culture where women welcome women and support one another. As Annie says, she's created a "sisterhood" vibe. LOVE THAT. But the girls talk honestly about how their relationships with other women haven't always been so AMAZING. *AHEM* #HIGHSCHOOL. This is such a good one. They unwrap some GOLD, like: How to create a culture where women support women What it actually looks like for women to support other women When each of the girls realized the power of their relationships with other women How challenges with other women earlier in their lives inspired and moved them to change their perspective and want to make social shifts How they stay their authentic selves in business and in relationships with women YO, GIRLS. We run this mutha.
Ep. 45 - Epic Sex + Legendary Love With Headmistress Of Pleasure Layla Martin
Who's the HEADMISTRESS OF PLEASURE? She studied sexuality at Stanford University AND in the jungles of Asia. Not only has she been featured in Women's Health, The Huffington Post, & Refinery29, but she's our guest on this week's episode of #Almost30! Ladies & Gentlemen, we present to you sex and love guru LAYLA MARTIN! Layla sits down with us to breakdown everything AND MORE when it comes to sex. LOVE, HEALTH, and HAPPINESS INCLUDED. So let's get to the good stuff: how your upbringing can affect the way you portray sex - ie. religion, sex shaming, etc. what a successful relationship REALLY means, not just holding it together as long as possible not being afraid to LEARN about sex & what's best for you and your partner using sexuality to access SPIRITUALITY - embracing that LIVING GODDESS inside WOMEN vs. MEN in the bedroom - what kind of sex do you really have? how to keep the honeymoon phase going - the sexual depletion that can be turned upside-down with these tricks for both MEN & WOMEN educating people on THE ORGASM the power of the JADE EGG SENSITIZING your vagina expressing the EMOTIONAL STORAGE in your G-SPOT
Ep. 44 - Get That Money Honey: Building Wealth Consciousness with Heidi Stevens
So let's be honest ... finances can be a b*tch. Definitely a theme that appears when you're #Almost30, being an adult and supporting yo'self. Money is a tricky topic. Or in other words, a fear. BUT DON'T FREAK OUT YET. MONETARY MAIDEN HEIDI STEVENS comes to the rescue in this episode. Basically, Heidi is a coach for creative and professional entrepreneurs who want to be SELF-MADE and SELF-SUPPORTING. Everything a woman should be. Her ideas and programs are strategic, realistic, passionate, and accompanying of anyone's dreams. She's also a real estate sales boss babe, who slayed post-grad. FUN FACT: she has a Master's in Spiritual Psychology. Finance and spirituality? BOMB.COM ... let's get down to business, shall we? Biggest messages from Heidi in this episode? ASKING FOR WHAT YOU WANT in order to MAKE the money you want. visualization is KEY you can be BOTH spiritually successful and financially successful money ain't about materialism, it's about YOU what does it truly mean to be "anchored" in your masculinity and femininity how money can have a negative impact on your HEALTH we can HAVE it all but we can't DO it all
Ep. 43 - This Mini Matters: Keeping Your Passion Alive, Managing Your Time, & Taking Risks To Get On Your Path
Feeling so connected to you #ALMOST30NATION! Your questions are so relevant and real, we couldn't help but dedicate a minisode to answering some of them. INBOX AND HEART FULL. Unwrapping these questions together, reminded us, yet again, that we are not alone. Knowing we don't have to just lean on ourselves feels SO DAMN GOOD. Lean on, friends. OKAY, so in this mini we discuss: How to keep your passion ALIVE The practices and skills we put into action to manage our time The risks we've taken to get on our paths Lil' nugget from the ep: Have you ever thought about making your passion part of your identity so that you are accountable and consistent? #FEELS. These answers are super raw and IN REAL TIME. We are going through many of these as we speak. We don't want to spoil anything, so jump into this episode...it is 'notebook nearby' worthy, FO SHO. P.S. Keep those questions coming! >> www.almost30podcast.com
Ep. 42 - How To Evolve & Align With Your Soul's Desire with The Balanced Blonde, Jordan Younger
She's balanced, she's blonde, and she's a BALLER. And this week, she's our very special guest on #Almost30. JORDAN YOUNGER, aka yoga instructor, fellow podcaster, author, health guru, "The Balanced Blonde", is an LA-based blogger, who's been featured in Health Magazine, Teen Vogue, The Today Show, Refinery 29, Elle Magazine, and so many more media and news publications. Needless to say, we SCORED with this wellness babe. Let's breakdown the episode for you: -how blogger's deliver their content through today's technology, like Snapchat Stories, Instagram Stories, Facebook, and the ancient art of YouTube -the negative stigma behind being a "blogger" OR EVEN A VEGAN for a career -the evolution of a blogger -how writing is a key part of blogging and creating new and exciting content, IE. Jordan's collegiate background in creative writing -everyone's methods when it comes to creating content, AKA getting in the FLOW -what it's really like to teach a yoga class - the feeling post-class, and is it really worth all of the work? -how much self-disclosure is too much self-disclosure when it comes to blogging? -the importance of sharing your life and your soul, BUT NOT GIVING TOO MUCH -and last but not least, her newest eBook, SOUL ON FIRE!
Ep. 41 - Jen Glantz Is Back + She Brought Her Bae To Talk Her New Book, Marriage, & Being A Bridesmaid For Hire
Ever heard of a Bridesmaid-For-Hire?!?!?! Neither have we, until NOW. Introducing former guest, author, go-getter, and professional bridesmaid, JEN GLANTZ + her BEAU, Adam. She's an OG Almost 30 homie, back and ready to make us all ball our eyes out with the most amazing stories. If you weren't around when Jen's first episode came out (Episode 3 !!!), she's the original Katherine Heigl from 27 Dresses, people. She put out a Craigslist ad to be a bridesmaid, and now she's professionally a bridesmaid, living her best life, meeting new people and traveling all over. But now she's ALSO and author! Jen's new book Always A Bridesmaid For Hire was released in February, where she discusses her love life, her passion for her job, marriage, weddings, and everything in between. + POWER COUPLE ALERT: Adam and Jen are as real as it gets when it comes to relationships. Linds and Krista ask them about how they push each other, why they "make each other better" despite the clichés, the healthy fights, and not changing who they are. We get into the all of the things that go into relationships and marriages, including the life changes, friends, family, and tradition versus unconventionality. TOO. MUCH. GOODNESS. And THE BEST & THE WORST of wedding stories you can find in Jen's book! Not to mention, all of the determination, work, and listening to others it took for Jen to finish her book. So buy the book, listen to the podcast, and get fricken inspired #Almost30Nation
Ep. 40 - We're Back With Questions: When Your Haters Are Your Friends + 20s Us 30s Us
LINDS + KRISTA BACK IN ACTION from their weekend getaway in Palm Springs. Lot's of new stuff coming for you #almost30nation. They're ridin' solo this week and bringing back the infamous 20's Us VS. 30's Us. The ladies talk about their "healthy" ways back in the day, including gliding on ellipticals, eating ranch salads, and rocking Hardtail pants and Nike running shorts like nobody's business. SO GOOD FOR YOU, PEOPLE. #lol And if you did't know, diet cokes were also key to a "healthy" diet ten years ago ... And guess who's back?!?! Your favorite sound guy, STEVE. Now you HAVE to listen. Halfway through the episode we have a brand new CALLER, Roxanne, DC lawyer and founder of the successful blog Glass Of Glam! The ladies chat about how your friends' egos can get in the way of your goals and dreams, and how their supportive (or unsupportive) attitudes are a reflection of what's going on with them. Happy Listening #ALMOST30NATION :)
Ep. 39 - Renew Juicery Queen Brooke Rewa: How She Turned Her Cure Into A Career
OKAY OKAY OKAY, juicing and nut-based milks may only seem like a bougie social trend. But listen up Almost 30 Nation, RENEW JUICERY is the REAL DEAL. If you didn't know, Renew Juicery was voted home to LA's best cleanses. Brooke Rewa, founder and creator of this amazing company, joins Krista and Lindsey this week to chit chat about her business, Renew's newest addition Cryotherapy, taking your passion seriously, and of course, health and wellness. Needless to say, Brooke and Renew do SO much more than juice. pantry products, potions, and many more health goodies consumer knowledge of products going into the body the fact that you can't use RAW CALI ALMONDS to make Almond Milk?!?!?!? your dreams disregard time what's f*cked up about food labeling laws the benefits of juicing, like increased energy, hair growth, ... why NOT to believe in juice cleanses CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO MEET BROOKE & LISTEN TO ALL HER GOODNESS!
Ep. 38 - Let's Get Metaphysical w/ Psychic Medium Chris Medina
Okay #almost30nation, time to get METAPHYSICAL this week! That's right, Lindsey and Krista sat down with psychic medium CHRIS MEDINA and things got spiritual to say the least. They talk about each of their individual readings, when Chris realized he has a gift or "second sight", his struggles with these gifts, and also how they helped him grow to be the person he is today. YOU WILL GET CHILLZ. -Chris gets honest about some of his craziest readings, including an old lady soiling herself -having this gift as child, including knowing about things before they happened & manipulating teachers and students to cover up his gift -how "they" helped Chris pick the names for his kids -what SOULMATES really mean -do we even have JUST ONE life? -Lindsey & Krista's ACCURATE AF READINGS about careers, love, and making NEW moves There's SO MUCH UNREALNESS in this episode, it's hard to put into words people. So, sit down in a quiet place, maybe with a cup of tea, and embrace all of Chris Medina's words.
Ep. 37 - Top LA Trainer Danielle Pascente on Building Your Business (and Your Booty)
Got beyond the realms of realness this week with LA Fitness superstar DANIELLE PASCENTE. She's honest, funny, extremely open about her personal and professional journey, and down to talk about anything. Basically, this episode is MONEY. Not only did she swim, do gymnastics, and run track and field growing up, Danielle went to college on a scholarship for Division I Cheerleading. #SUPERHUMAN. Coming up on her ninth year in the City of Angels, she's become an unstoppable fitness guru who's not afraid to do her own thing. That being said, let's get into her journey and what went down this week ... -how she started her professional fitness journey, including gaining the freshman 20 in college, drinking all the alcohol, being in a toxic relationship that spills over into other relationships -what she would say to EARLY 20'S DANIELLE -learning from and listening to your instincts in long distance relationships -why you should UNFOLLOW social media accounts WHO INSPIRE YOU if you want to stay focused on yourself and not get in your head -sacrificing Instagram followers for HONESTY -how to make a healthy lifestyle with Danielle's KICK ASS TRAINING GUIDE - EVERYWHERE! -a few of her FOOD RITUALS that keep her energized and feeling good -RECOVERY & ACTIVE RECOVERY Let's just say, Danielle isn't a regular trainer, she's a cool trainer. So listen to the episode and get to know her!
Ep. 36 - TV Host + Fashion Designer Orly Shani On Being Your Own Inspiration
LA entrepreneur/designer of TUC + WES, DIY extraordinaire, mother, and TV host, ORLY SHANI chats with the gals about exactly what you're thinking: HOW DOES SHE DO IT ALL?!?! Turns out, Lindsey and Orly go way way back to their NYC bartending days, before Orly went on to make a kick-ass career for herself, get married, and become a mother. #SAME So what are the deets from this episode? -being traditional & following social norms is not always going to work for you -degrees are BULL if you don't have passion -taking it till you make it -Orly's experiences/expectations/failures in her early 20's -how being on NBC's reality fashion competition, "Fashion Star", led to her career as a host on E! -the REAL art of DIY -are your friend's INSTA followers fake or real? Orly will tell ya! TUC+WES Giveaway on the INSTA (@almost30podcast) this week too! Keeps your eyes open for it friends!
Ep. 35 - Crazy Sex Hormones: How They Affect EVERYTHING In Your Life - with Expert Candace Burch
What better thing to learn about on Valentine's Day than HORMONES?! Hormone Health Educator, Candace Burch, shares her 30+ years of knowledge on women's health and hormone balancing this week with Lindsey and Krista. SO TAKE OUT YOUR NOTEBOOKS PEOPLE. For those of you who are wondering about the importance of hormones and why you should be in tune with yours, WE GOT YOU. Feeling tired and fatigued? Moody or stressed? Candace spills the beans on: Synthetic VS Natural (bioIdentical) hormones Testing your hormones IS A MUST Why your belly fat just won't budge The battle between Progesterone and Estrogen Sorry Mom, but you could be driving my hormones CRAZY Which birth control is best? NONE. Food & Vitamins you should be consuming to help So much information is covered in this episode, so please check out the links in the "Show Notes" on our website www.almost30podcast.com !
Ep. 34 - "Boundaries, anyone?" + How To Navigate BIG Changes & Never Look Back
The holidays are OVER. And of course, we need to talk about them. So, this week, Krista and Lindsey discuss the outcomes of their holiday ventures. We’re talking the good, the bad, and the ugly: everything from family, revisiting bad habits, spending Christmas alone, and creating new traditions as a result. Did anyone take a cool vaca? Do something by yourself and actually enjoy your own company? Or did y’all visit the old fam' bam and get asked ALL the questions about life and work and relationships? It's okay, we did too. Krista and Lindsey also bring in a STELLAR caller, Nicole from Boston, who get's real and to the point right away (she get's it). During the call, we get deep and down-to-earth about 2016 was a year of change, but 2017 is the year you make shit happen doing you & not worrying about what other people think surviving & getting out of the "in-between" our SOULCYCLE JOURNEYS! #tapitback #findyoursoulbaby plus and minuses of moving across the country going with your gut & letting your instincts pull you where they will This week, the girls will help you honor the changes in your life so you can continue to do what you love and love what you do.
Ep. 33 - How To Do What You Love w/ Danielle Cuccio: CEO, Blogger, & Celeb Yoga Instructor
Danielle Cuccio, CEO of yoga brand Cuccio Somatology, blogger behind "The Beauty Blender", and yoga teacher to the stars, joins the ladies this week! This is an in depth convo that covers it all...like recognizing when you are forcing the wrong path, having the guts to sacrifice and follow what excites you, making your passion your business, making your business a strong brand, dealing with the numbers game, handling social media pressures, and so much more. The girls take it back to Danielle's early 20's, where her habits and people she was hanging out with did not align with the vision she had for her life. They track her path, the ups and down, and the unexpected twists and turns. In the midst of these life changes, Danielle met her husband on Match.com. HOW FREAKIN' CUTE. The girls are fascinated and ask one hundred questions. A former aesthetician, Danielle also shares her beauty secrets and favorite products. OMG PEN AND PAPER THIS SH*T. Beauty and wellness is her ISH. Take note! We also talk vision boarding. Dreamy. As always, the girls keep it REAL AF. They know you will relate to Danielle's dream, drive, and downright realness.
Ep. 32 - How To Make Friends *MINISODE* With Steve The Sound Guy
YOU GUYS, Steve, our angel baby sound technician, is our special guest this week (and his RAD tunes close out the episode). How the heck do you make new friends as an adult? It's awkward AF sometimes, no? You might have "enough" friends, or you might be in a new city and want to make some new ones, or you might be meeting the same type of people over and over. Wherever you find yourself on this spectrum, this episode will inspire you to get out there. The trio compiles a list that you can look to the next time you're bored, lonely, sick of the same old group, alone at the bar. How about shaking up your routine and following your bliss, mimicking children and not giving a f*ck? Plus, Steve shares his beautifully weird way of attracting new friends, Krista recounts her session with a hypnotherapist that helped her understand the role her energy plays in attracting new people into her life, and Lindsey shares her experience meeting friends on the DM (hehe).
Ep. 31 - Finding Inspiration: In Work, In Love, + Within Yourself
The girls are joined this week by their friend Danika Miller, who like them, is a creative living in LA. They candidly discuss their individual relationships with LA, why this city fills them up one day and can leave them feeling bleak AF in the inspiration department another day. Why is that? Is it them? Is it HIM?! JK. But the struggle is real when filtered faces and "epic" sunsets flood your social feed on the regular. Krista, Lindsey, and Danika share their inspo hacks when it comes to pursuing your dreams, making sh*t happen against all odds, rising up from the ashes of a break-up, navigating a filtered Instagram world, and living inspired for others. The girls give us insight on: The struggle to create when everything feels copied Aligning with what you believe, while staying creative, while making a living. SAY WHAT? Consumerism and creating. Do we have to always be SELLING SOMETHING all the time? The power of social media The power of a partner to incite creativity or suck it out of us Unapologetically going after sh*t Maintaining momentum and deepening your commitment to your vision(s) Letting go of what's not working We go deep. An intimate convo for the masses. For the record, this podcast is inspired by you. Thank you for listening and for writing in. ALMOST 30 LOVES YOU.
Ep. 30 - Celebrity Holistic Nutritionist, Kelly LeVeque of Be Well By Kelly
Put on your robe, whisk some matcha tea and get your notebook ready. Kelly LeVeque of Be Well By Kelly, Celeb Holistic Nutritionist, author, and overall bad-ass entrepreneur joins the girls this week for an in-depth discussion about all things nutrition. Jessica Alba and Chelsea Handler swear by Kelly's approach to health and nutrition. If you want to feel empowered when planning and eating your meals, this episode is for YOU. Her tips and insight are fad-free and easy to incorporate into your busy lifestyle. Kelly's goal is to have you feeling confident in the way that you eat. Oh and she shares with us some of her favorite (and famous) Be Well Smoothie recipes. HELLO EASY BREAKFAST. Kelly teaches us how to turn off the hunger hormones in our body with a fun, simple requirement for every meal that she likes to call "The Fab Four". Wait, hold up, we have hunger hormones that can be TURNED OFF?! Literally, the girls have been Fab Four-ing it since they recorded and have both felt the shift in their cravings and energy. Krista and Lindsey are also curious about juicing. What's the deal? Why do people want to run over squirrels and tend to snap at their colleagues while juicing? Spoiler alert: Kelly hates juice cleanses. She tells you why. The girls dial it back and find out what lead Kelly to build her successful wellness brand. How long was she moonlighting her business while working in cancer and genetics before she took the leap to focus on Be Well by Kelly full time? Where did she find inspiration and support? Why she is obsessed with education...and so much more. To be honest, you may want to listen to this one a few times through to fully digest this yummy interview. Bad joke, amazing episode. LOVE YA. P.S. Kelly's new book "Body Love" is out this June!!
Ep. 29 - New Year Pow-Wow: Reflecting, Goal Setting + Slowing the F*ck Down
HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS! Almost 30 Nation is growing every day and we are so grateful. The girls dream about grabbin' a brewski with each and every one of you to express our thanks. But they don't really drink beer and traveling to 34 countries would be uh #GOALS. If they could, they would. But, YOU GUYS RULE. For now, e-mail them! They answer. Anyway, did anyone else need like a week to collect their thoughts and wrap up whatever the hell happened in 2016? THE GIRLS, TOO. But now, NOW, they're ready to reflect, set their goals, and proceed mindfully into the new year. 2017. JEEZ, weren't we supposed to be sleeping in tubes by now? Krista and Lindsey are legit catching up on the pod this week. They share just how awesome CHILLIN' on the eve really is. One of us didn't make it to midnight. GUESS WHO! But seriously, chillin' over Dom Perignon showers at the club any day. #ALMOST30. In this episode, the girls go deep and discuss: How to reflect..IT'S A PROCESS. How to shift the focus from what didn't get done to what did and what will NOW What the girls learned last year What they want to incorporate more of this year How to set goals and commit to them (GOD DAMNIT!) You're going to turn challenges into positive shifts this year....If you answer yes to these questions, LISTEN NOW: Do you have trouble asking for help? Are you repeating a self-sabotaging story to yourself or people in your life? Are you living at a million miles per hour without a clear idea as to why you are doing things? Do you have ZERO boundaries with people in your life? The girls are holding their hands up, too. The discussion is, as always, honest and raw. Set your goals and intentions with Krista and Lindsey this week...it's NEVER TOO LATE.
Ep. 28 - Bad Boyz 4 Life? What We Deserve In Relationships + Sexy Lice Vibes
This weeks' podcast is back with the classic format, both Krista and Lindsey are together this week to chat about their youth, and what it REALLY means to be an awkward kid. Like, no teeth, and LICE vibes. Sexy, right? Starting out we talk about what to do when you're not feeling 'hundred'. Forcing or fronting a feeling isn't needed. When the holiday season is in full swing, tensions are high and it's challenging to stay grounded. There is a tendency to over commit, and overworked. When you're working all year and losing inspiration, as a creative, it's challenging to find that spark and that excitement and bring it everyday. The girls talk strategies to stay motivated, grounded and inspired. No matter what field you're in, staying 'inspired' means staying in the game of life. Our question this week comes from a listener who is writing in about a mysterious object found in...um....her lady parts. After that initial shock they run through the real question, about expectations, and what each one of us 'deserves' in relationships. It's another buffet of hilarious stories, and relevant insights from The Almost 30 crew. Thanks for subscribing, rating and reviewing! We love you!
Ep. 27 - Would You Rather w/ The Boys: Whipped Cream Bikinis + Dating Profile Pics
THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN. Well, they never left, but the girls bribed them with goldfish crackers and beer to come back and hang. ZACH JOHNSON (eligible bach, funny AF, kind, former Mormon) and JUSTIN HALL (he belongs to Krista so don't freakin' ask!...jk he's amazing) join the girls this week for a hilarious round of "Would You Rather"...Topics include: -Whipped cream bikinis -Dating profile pics -Buying a house before marriage -Ordering kiddie meals as an adult -Baby talk during sex -BOYS, what's your type? Before they get into all of that, the gang connects with a listener from Denver! She is talking to TWO GUYS from a dating app. The guys and gals weigh in on this interesting predicament. The situation is a LIIIITTTLE complicated. The boys are so helpful in decoding the body language and textual exchanges. DON'T MISS THIS ONE.
Ep. 26 - Holy Sh*t It's The Holidays! Love, Almost 30
The girls wanted to gift you all a HOLIDAY EPISODE! They're also sending homemade granola in the mail, carried by a snail wearing a Santa hat, be on the lookout. When it comes to making the most of family time, chic, unique holiday decor, mindful nutrition, and inspired,flexible fitness tips, Lindsey, Krista, and their three experts have you covered. Krista and Lindsey discuss how to let go of expectations when you go home to family and/or friends so that you can truly value your time together. Sometimes seeing family and friends can give you a bit of an emotional hangover. As the girls approach 30, they are noticing that they are embracing WHAT IS...that they are LOVING who everyone is choosing to be. There has been a shift, they discuss. First, the girls chat with one of New York City's most sought after interior designers, Matthew Cane of Matthew Cane Designs about holiday interior inspiration. WE'RE ALMOST 30, HELP US ADULT. WHAT'S A NAPKIN RING!? Matthew's approach is modern, chic, easily implemented, personal, and fun! After all, this is YOUR space, don't limit yourself to Homegoods Nutcrackers and sparkle snow! His tips are not to be missed. Cameron Simcik is a Holistic Nutrition coach based on the east coast and is sharing amazing tips to help us come out the other side of this holiday eating fest filled with more caramel popcorn tins than we can fit in our cars. The girls are curious about how stress affects our eating habits. Cameron dishes some mega helpful tips on how to combat stress and feel energized in the wake of indulging in Mom's Holiday Log. Cameron is passionate about treating people from the inside out, you'll love her ideas. Finally, the girls welcome Danielle Pascente to the show. Danielle is an established LA based personal trainer, fitness model, and she was recently named as a trending fitness star by Shape Magazine in 2016! How the heck do you go home and stay active when friends/family are sh*tting on your morning runs!? Danielle shares her secrets to staying fit AF during the holidays no matter where you are! This episode feels like a survival guide. Maybe it is. Just remember, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. The girls are too busy eating liquid Nutella to even write their own show notes. But we will all come out the other side....But let's make the choices to set us up for success this year. YOU IN!?
Ep. 25 - BTS With A John Mayer Groupie, 20s Us/30s Us Holiday Edition + Body Image Issues
We got STORIES this week. It's just the gal's (and Sound Guy Steve) this week. Still no sign of PRESIDENT Donald Trump. He's playing the part of a 15 year old girl in the new Mean Girls sequel. At the top of his priorities, the dude is bitching about an SNL skit. Sorry, what? They discuss. Krista recounts her stint as a John Mayer groupie. Post show hang details. How high was that Hollister skirt, girl!? Their 20's Us/30's Us segment is inspired by the holiday season this week. Every dread going home for the holidays when you were in your 20's? The girls get honest about how and why they would wish away time with family. Krista shares how she made the shift from holiday expectation hangover to being present and loving family and loving current situations for who and what they are. Also SO 20's us? Overspending on materialistic bullsh*t during the holidays. Why the gold, sequin holiday dress, Lindsey? PUT IT DOWN. Lindsey also get's a little personal...sharing a mega high and super low that happened in the span of 3 hours, yet left her realizing what she wants to take into her 30's. Closing out this episode is a topic to which EVERYONE can relate. Body image. The girls discuss a simple, honest prompt from a listener: "How do you deal with body image issues?". It's not easy...they discuss. But, man, it's so nice to know you are not alone.
Ep. 24 - A Babe's Best Beauty Buys *Special Minisode*
In this week's special surprise minisode, Krista and Lindsey share their FAVORITE, can't-freakin-live-without-'em, don't-you-dare-borrow-a-dollop beauty products. They believe it's an art to curate a collection of high-end and low-end products that really work. When you are "almost 30", taking care of YOU becomes a very real/necessary/vain practice. Mud mask made from 300 year old clay and bat droppings guarantees to erase fine lines? SIGN THEM UP. From your hair, to your face, to your décolletage...YOUR WHAT!? ...And to a few areas in between, your gal's have you covered. OH AND STEVE, THE SOUND GUY, WEIGHS IN.
Ep. 23 - Manifesting Your Dream Job, Honoring Your Spiritual Path, Crystals + More with Erica Kmeic
The girls have been waiting to share their interview with this special, soulful goddess. ERICA KMIEC, Marketing Outreach Manager for "Energy Muse", and beauty behind the blog, Soulnotion, joins the girls this week for an intimate chat. Not too long ago, Erica was stuck in a job she didn't love, feeling uninspired and anxious. Her soul searching and interest in holistic alternatives for her anxiety led her down an ever-changing, beautifully rewarding spiritual path. The girls find out how Erica turned her obstacles into opportunities and how her spiritual practice helped to manifest her dream job. Erica is one of those people who makes you feel heard, seen, and accepted. She helps the girls to understand why it's important to honor the pace and space in which people are spiritual. There are a few OH, WOW moments in there, for sure. CRYSTALS ARE WEIRD, BUT THEY WORK. It's true. If you give them an intention, they will work. THE GIRLS GO DEEP HERE. If you are curious about crystals, if you think people who use crystals are bat-sh*t crazy, if you want to start incorporating crystals into your daily routine/into your space, if you collected rocks as a kid, if you are drawn to beautiful rocks from the earth, if you are curious.....THIS IS FOR YOU. The girls share some incredibly true/bizarre/amazing crystal stories. Erica should be a contestant on Crystal Jeopardy because damn she knows her sh*t. Lindsey and Krista sit in awe as Erica spits some crystal knowledge for our listeners. Oh, you're going to die. Erica is incorporating crystals into her wedding. The girls being GIRLS, ask ALL ABOUT IT. And, HEY GUYS...The girls also ask Erica what her fiance thinks about her spirituality/rituals/practices/crystals. Take note, fellas.
Ep 22 - Part 2: A Major Fav on "The Bachelorette", Brooks Forester & His Gal, Lauren Young, Get Personal
In Part 2 of "Almost 30"'s interview with former bach on "The Bachelorette", BROOKS FORESTER, and his rad girlfriend LAUREN YOUNG, the couple gets personal. Let's just say #couplegoals. It isn't always easy, but these two are working hard to maintain an honest, loving, supportive relationship in a world that filters the crap out of what's really going on. This REALNESS is contagious. You'll find out: *How they met *Why their first goodbye was awkward AF *How Social affects their relationship and the role it plays in building their careers *How the heck Lauren deals with all of Brooks' female fans *What it's like living together *The question Brooks is asked ALL THE TIME *The REAL REASON why Brooks left "The Bachelorette" Visit www.almost30podcast.com for extended show notes, and to write in! Let us know what you think about this episode!
Ep. 21 - Bachelor Brooks Forester On That Final Rose Life, His Babe Lauren Young, Mormonism + Dry Humping (PART 1)
They could have talked for hours. The girls peed their pants when they finally nailed down their favorite couple, Brooks Forester and Lauren Young. They are pretty damn busy loving each other and being awesome human beings. JUST WAIT until you hear their story....HINT: Lauren was a fan of Brooks on "The Bachelorette" AND they both grew up MORMON. Krista and Lindsey have a freakin' suitcase full of questions, so they bring you the interview in two parts! In PART 1 you can expect to find out: *What it was like filming "The Bachelorette" *Behind the scenes secrets *If Nick Vail, the new "Bachelor", is cool or nah *What it was like growing up Mormon *What it was like leaving the Mormon church *....DRY HUMPING *Their view on political policies in Utah Stay tuned for Part 2! WE'RE GIVIN' YOU ALL FINAL ROSES, OKAY?
Ep. 20 - Election Aftermath, Crushin' on a Fitness Professional + Our Craziest Question Yet
You guys, the girls are still recovering from this one. This week they have a murder mystery on their hands (how frickin' dramatic is that!?). But first, Krista and Lindsey share their "HUNDRED/NOT HUNDRED" of the week. Two weeks post election, and the girls are able to articulate their emotional response to the election outcome. This is unedited. STAY WOKE FAM. CHASE THE DARK WITH BRIGHT LIGHT. Speaking of bright light...It's an uber driver (again) and a fitness instructor that fill 'em up. Prepare for a full blown profession of love on air. And, uh, Lindsey's Uber Driver is friends with a raccoon. UBER ROCKS. FINALLY, WHAT WE ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. A listener calls in with a crazy story, followed by a "what the heck should I do"? Sorry, can't ruin this one. Let's just say the girls never thought dating on an app could be so darn KOOKY and LAW & ORDER-esque. This story is not to be missed.
Ep. 19 - Badass Biz CEO Tips + Tricks: Bonus Episode With Annie Spano Of The Style Collective
ATTN: All bosses, dreamers, goal-chasers, entrepreneurs, small business owners, millennials and anyone who wants to get paid for doing what they love... We've got a treat for you. Today's special BONUS episode is an interview with the amazing CEO and brains behind The Style Collective--an online community that helps lady entrepreneurs and influencers grow their following and reach long term goals. Annie left her corporate job where she was bullied by her evil manager, and pursued a calling in influencer marketing. She created a full blown dream business by listening to the market, responding to it, thinking strategically, and being HERSELF. She is a loving, smart, creative business woman with a knack for self-made opportunities. If you want to do your own thing, branch out, create a brand, become a blogger, star a business, this one is FOR YOU. In this episode we discuss: The challenges that changed her life The end of her corporate career (which involved an emotionally abusive boss who bullied her constantly) How to find your mission, while still working hard at your goals The blog bubble, and helping women become entrepreneurs through their blog How to be successful working from home How you can make money from your blog COMPARISON, what we do about it, who we compare ourselves to, and how it's the true thief of joy What a jar of awesome is, and why you need it Why less planning and more doing is sometimes the key
Ep. 18 - Cleav, Slutty Costumes, Drunk Cooking, + The Call to Manifest
Cleavage, man. Too much is always enough. And not enough, always has intention. In the candid opening of this weeks Almost 30, Krista and Lindsey reflect on their cleavage practices back in the day and how it serves them now. It's been way too long since the girls have shared their "20's Us, 30's Us". Halloween gave Krista some serious inspiration. Hey ladies, still have that 'slutty inmate' costume in a plastic bin under your bed just in case? Fella's, admit it, how confused/disturbed were you by girls' attempts at 'sexy grandma'. Krista reflects on Halloween past and present. The two are alarmingly/thankfully very different. Lindsey remembers her late night eating habits in her early 20's...Turkey and Eggo Waffles anyone? She talks about her current commitment to a more mindful relationship with food. This week the girls call a listener from Utah! UTAH! Ali's question about the law of attraction develops into a full blown discussion about manifestation, cultivating your tribe, and how you are the average of the five people you spend most of your time with. This episode is like an EVERYTHING BAGEL. You can't not love something about it. *double negative, sorry English teachers of past*.
Ep. 17 - Interview with the Ladies of 'Le Sweat', Charlee Atkins & Meridith Miller
We'd like to interrupt this week's show notes with a quick disclaimer regarding the first 8 minutes of this episode: The sound is gently distorted by the sweet aliens that were helping to connect Le sweat in NYC to Almost 30 in LA. Feel free to skip over the part where Lindsey messaged some guy on Instagram because he had beautiful succulents. THEY WERE BEAUTIFUL, OKAY!? Around, the 8 minute mark, all is right in the world. This week Almost 30 welcomes the ladies behind Le Sweat, a fresh online publication that shakes up the idea of 'working out'. Charlee Atkins, an uber popular SoulCycle Instructor and fitness model, and Meridith Miller, a lady boss of partnerships at Twitter, are exploring their own idea of "working on working out". The physical sweat is just the beginning. The ladies talk 'inner-cising', being alone (not lonely), social media, knowing thyself after the end of a long-term relationship, why everyone should take a friend-moon, their popular articles filed under "Stroke His Ego", and how Charlee and Meredith are already OWNING their 30's. This one is candid and inspiring. After you listen, check out www.le-sweat.com!
The girls have a very candid conversation about rejection. Krista shares what it was like auditioning for SoulCycle, what she learned, how she was redirected, and how it helped to pave the path to her successful blog. Lindsey shares how putting herself in front of rejection more often (auditions, auditions, auditions) creates a healthy non-attachment to the outcome so that her pursuit is always exciting. They discuss the "something greater" that is at work, the challenge to trust it, and what happens when our preparation meets it. If you are experiencing rejection in your career, romantic relationships, family life, in the pursuit of your dreams, internally between you and you....YOU WILL RELATE.
The topic table is a BUFFET this week. Krista and Lindsey share their "Hundred, NOT Hundred's". Lindsey got a haircut, so tell ya friends. But on a note that is so typical/weird us: Who would have thought that finding out what your moon sign is would open up a whole new world of understanding? Like, "OH WOW I become two different people when someone calls me on my sh*t" becomes less psycho and more acceptable when you are able to lean on your astrological moon sign. The girls also celebrate and talk about the importance of cultivating a tribe of people that support and lift you up, that give you permission to be vulnerable and open, and that acknowledge your vision and give it light. Their NOT HUNDRED's are pretty darn relevant . Let's just say they talk the circus that is the 2016 election, as well as the moment your "EX" finds a new gf/bf. *GASP* FINALLY. GHOSTING. What the heck is that? What qualifies as "ghosting"? Have we done it? Have we been ghosted? What is acceptable? How does one prevent the ghost? We get a call from a listener. She has just experienced a pretty gnarly case of ghostage. Sound guy, Steve, was apparently just ghosted last week. We come together as a fam and figure out what the EFF is going on here.
Ep. 14 - Interview with Overall Badass, Social Media Genius, and CEO of NO BREAD Nicole Cogan
No bread takes NO SHIT. Nicole Cogan, CEO, Creator and Visionary behind the brand, website, and amazing recipe library of gluten free amazingness of NO BREAD sits down IRL with the ladies of Almost 30. NO BREAD started out as a diary of the best gluten free recipes at restaurants in NYC and has evolved into a movement, and now partners with brands like Stoli Vodka and Kind Bars. In this exciting episode, they discuss: What she does, and how the heck influencers make money nowadays How she started her business and what it took to create a life of flexibility and creativity Her journey from sickness to health, and the game change of becoming gluten free How she stays motivated and organized as the CEO of her own life and now a mega brand How she handles rejection (this one was really interesting!) Social media, and the strategies she leveraged to grow her account to over 100k followers Whats next for NO BREAD This episode and the conversation around gluten free eating, being your own boss, being creative, creating your tribe and building a business is really thought provoking, and as always REAL.
It's just you and the girls this week, so grab some Cheez-Itz and get comfy. It's time for a little catch up by way of "Hundred, NOT Hundred". Krista is back from Bali, a place she never thought she would visit in her lifetime. They talk the trip, and how she got there...ON A HELLO KITTY PLANE. SWEAR. Lindsey was picked up by an amazing Uber driver and lifted up by his story and his candy collection. Their NOT hundred's are juuuust as good. Finally, a listener has written in asking the girls for their advice on letting go of friends as an adult. The girls talk redirection, priority shifts, dwindling common interests, and more. The truth is some friendships take more effort than they are worth. How do you make more room for those friends that will ride the wave with you no matter what? Krista and Lindsey share their experiences and discuss.
#Almost30 is having a mindful morning. That first hour will set the tone for the rest of your day, so quit half-assing and hating it. Krista and Lindsey outline their best mornings and explain why the rituals they have incorporated set them up for the BEST DAY EVER. Why the heck should you drink water first thing in the morning? Are you carving out a "moment" for yourself? How quickly do you grab phone after waking up? Get excited!! Your morning is about to become your sacred time.
Ep. 11 - Holistic Health Coach, Daniela Kende of Color Me Complete
"Daniela Kende is a board certified Holisitic Health Coach who supports busy professionals who want to lose weight, reveal more radiant skin, and find abundant energy to create the life they've always imagined." Are you raising your hand and screaming "ME, ME, ME, ME, ME!!"? The girls nearly fell off of their swivel chairs because they were nodding so hard during this interview. Daniela believes in peeling back the layers, digging deeper to reveal the real intention behind superficial 'wants'. Want to lose 20 lbs? Why? What would that mean for you? She talks about actually allowing ourselves to think about what we would IDEALLY feel like each day. We need permission for that? YUP. The girls share their dreams and goals and how aligning with your intention will increase the drive towards that goal. How does creating a rule, like "I'm not a morning person", sell yourself short? Daniela and the girls discuss the limitations and how releasing the rule could change your life. What are your limiting beliefs...could they be the one thing holding you back from reaching your full potential? Grab a pen and paper because Daniela also drops extremely useful tips on skin care, diet, balancing hormones, protein powders, and sugar. DANIELA KENDE is about to change the way to LIVE.
In this episode of Almost 30, Lindsey and Krista interview each other. You'd think they know everything about one another, but the coolest part of friendship is finding out new sh*t about the other person every time you are together. You know!? The girls dig deep and get curious. Lindsey explains how attending an all-girls, private, Catholic school shaped who she is today, Krista gives us her vision of where she will be in ten years, and SO much more. It's still the beginning here at Almost 30, so the girls thought it was important you get to know them a little better.
The girls could be driving a Nissan Sentra (uh, one of them does) or a G-wagon, but if there is a sun roof, they feel like BALLERS no matter what. Ya feel that? It's the little things...and a few profound things in this weeks "Hundred, NOT Hundred". It is always a treat, when they can share "Sh*t that Stuck". Their revelations this week brought up that presence is your power and self awareness can be paralyzing at times, but such a gift if nurtured. A question from a listener stirs a discussion about separating from an ex's family after a break-up. How do you do it? Do you keep in touch? Is it right? Is it dead wrong? Why do we want to keep in touch? All of this and MUCH MORE in this weeks episode of "Almost 30!"
Ep. 8 - How to Learn from People You Are Dating *Minisode*
Too often we walk away from a break-up or a passionate fling feeling angry, frustrated, hopeless, lead-on, or just plain PISSED. BUT HEY, he/she entered your life for a reason, and made an exit FOR A REASON. In this minisode, Krista and Lindsey give us advice on how to learn from and then move on from those that we loved or lusted after. It's not easy, but it's worth the shift.
Whether you're a guy or a girl, you've felt it. THE PRESSURE. Some girls equate happiness with marriage and kids. At a certain age the thirst is REAL and pretty overwhelming for both parties involved. Krista and Lindsey connect with a male listener, who wonders why that is and what makes other girls refuse to settle down. His insight is ON POINT, and together, the three get personal and get to the bottom of the issue. BUT FIRST, the girls share their weekly "Hundred, NOT Hundred's" and "20's Us, 30's Us". Have you ever asked for a beautiful tech-nerd baby angel from heaven...and gotten one? Or, have you sent nudes to your boyfriend and not received a reply? Anyone cake their face with make-up in their 20's? Or do you wonder whether you and your partner will agree on what to feed your kids? There is a RANGE this week...WOW. ALMOST 30 IS HAVING RANGE, OKAY?! Listen on, friends!
Ep. 6 - (Unwritten) Fitness Class Etiquette *Minisode*
In Almost 30's first minisode, Krista and Lindsey talk FITNESS CLASS ETIQUETTE. The girls skip deodorant talk and serve up some deep do's and dont's. These tips will help you set the vibe in the room and the tone for the rest of your day. What a waste of time to dread your workout. The girls want you to have fun, feel sexy, and fill it with intention. Tune in for 8 minutes, your sweaty sanctuary awaits.
In Episode 5 of Almost 30, Lindsey and Krista begin by celebrating no longer stuffing their bra's and recounting a meet-up with a high school crush 12 years later. They highly suggest the latter. In one of their favorite segments, "20's Us, 30's Us", the girls lay it all out there--from chronic car accidents to over-giving, to their slowing metabolism to wanting to know more about their finances. Knowledge is power, right?! Their question of the week comes from "Courtney", As Courtney approaches 30, she finds herself getting in deep when it comes to relationships--moving in together, purchasing pets, and cooking for one another. Sounds successfully adult. But what happens when it doesn't work out? Could be an UGLY mess.
In Episode 4, Krista and Lindsey jump right in to their 100 and Not 100 of the week, admitting that a boring Vegas night is actually freakin' cool, sharing how crystals have healed them, and having an honest convo about how family drama has a freakish power of affecting them 3,000 miles away. Man, it feels good to grow. In one of their favorite segments, the girls share what stuck with them this week. Ya know those people who urk you? Those energy vampires? Yeah, they are there to TEACH YOU A LESSON. BA-LIEVE DAT. And they discover how getting quiet could be the key to receiving the loudest messages. The question of the week comes from our listener "Lauren" who is dealing with a "friend with benefits" who is acting like a gosh darn BOYFRIEND. POOR THANG, right? Well, he doesn't want to be her boyfriend. SAY WHAT? We're confused. So is she. We discuss.
The best interviews should make you cry happy tears, right? Our first interview to share with you, is with the amazing, lovely and talented Jen Glantz. A lady who made her name by posting an ad on Craigslist to be a professional bridesmaid. Yes, you heard it right. A sneak into her story: "I DID WHAT ANY POETRY MAJOR WOULD PROBABLY DO WHEN THEY WANT TO START A BUSINESS, I TURNED TO CRAIGSLIST. I WROTE AN AD OFFERING MY SERVICES TO STRANGERS AS THEIR BRIDESMAID FOR HIRE, SHUT DOWN MY COMPUTER SCREEN, DIDN'T TELL ANYONE ABOUT THIS, AND WENT TO SLEEP. TWO DAYS LATER, THE AD WENT VIRAL, MY INBOX WAS FILLED WITH EMAILS FROM BRIDES-TO-BE, AND MY HEART WAS BEATING TOWARD A GIGANTIC OPPORTUNITY I CREATED ALMOST BY PURE ACCIDENT." IN THIS EPISODE WE TALK WEDDINGS, DATING, STARTING A BUSINESS AND LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE. Listen and let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear what you think about some of the truth bombs that Jen drops on us during this one.
In this week's episode of Almost 30, we bring on two very special guests who will speak for the single and taken males of 2016. We'll discuss dating on dating apps, what they find attractive about women, and other deep and important topics related to LOVE in your almost thirties. Oh, and one of the guests is dating one of our hosts. Very naughty! Enjoy, and looking forward to your feedback on this super relevant topic!
The very first episode of The Almost 30 Podcast gets right into it. Our first segment, '20's Us, 30's Us' is a hilarious, real and raw look back into what the F we were doing in our twenties (like TANNING BEDS - what?) Then we go into the deepness of: 'Keep and Let Go'. Which is a discussion around what serves us at the moment, and the shiz we can seriously just let go! #boybye Our question of the week (we'll answer one each week!) just happens to be on NUDES. So we'll dive into the do's/dont's, tips, how do we feel about them, etc. Super well rounded, super fresh and super new. This is our first! So be KIND, and let's figure this out together. xo