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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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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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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

 

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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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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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May 10, 2018

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

 

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

 

We talk about...

 

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

 

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May 8, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

We chat about…

 

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

 

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May 1, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

We discuss…

 

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

 

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Apr 24, 2018

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

 

They discuss...

 

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

 

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Apr 19, 2018

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

 

We discuss…

 

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

 

Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!

 

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Apr 17, 2018

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

 

We discuss...

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

 

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Apr 12, 2018

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

 

We discuss...

 

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

 

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Apr 10, 2018

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

 

We talk about...

 

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

 

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Apr 3, 2018

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

 

We talk about...

 

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

 

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Mar 27, 2018

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

 

We discuss...

 

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

 

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Mar 22, 2018

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

 

We discuss…

 

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

 

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Mar 20, 2018

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

 

We discussed...

 

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

 

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Mar 13, 2018

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

 

We discuss…

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

 

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Mar 8, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

We discuss…

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

 

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Mar 6, 2018

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

 

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

 

This episode includes…

 

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

 

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Feb 27, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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