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Tune in for a new episode every Tuesday to hear our honest conversations about topics like wellness, entrepreneurship, spirituality & self-development. IT’S REAL, IT’S RAW, AND IT’S UNFILTERED. Inspired by our transition from our twenties to our thirties, we realized it’s so much more than that. Our mission is to provide you with the tools & motivation you need to propel your personal growth and to navigate any transition in your life.
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Aug 16, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Aug 14, 2018

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

 

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

 

This episode includes…

 

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

 

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Aug 9, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Aug 7, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

We talk about...

 

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

 

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Aug 2, 2018

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

 

We talk about...

 

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

 

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Jul 31, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Jul 26, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Jul 24, 2018

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

 

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

 

We discuss…

 

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

 

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Jul 19, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Jul 17, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

This episode includes…

 

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

 

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Jul 12, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Jul 10, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Jul 5, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Jul 3, 2018

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

 

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

 

In this episode we talk deeply about…

 

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

 

Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!

 

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

 

What to expect:

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

 

Want a ticket?! Click here to RSVP.

 

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Jun 28, 2018

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

 

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

 

We discuss…

 

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

 

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Jun 26, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Jun 21, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Jun 19, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

We talk about…

 

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

 

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Jun 14, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Jun 12, 2018

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!!

 

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

 

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Jun 5, 2018

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

 

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

 

Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!

 

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

 

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May 29, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

We talk about…

 

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

 

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May 24, 2018

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

 

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

 

We chat about…

 

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

 

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May 22, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

We get into...

 

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

 

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May 15, 2018

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

 

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

 

We chat about...

 

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

 

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