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Almost 30

Join us, your hosts Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik, every Tuesday and Thursday for honest, inspiring, and hilarious conversations about wellness, spirituality, entrepreneurship, self-development, and more. Almost 30 was inspired by the transition from our 20s to our 30s, but we realized it’s about so much more. So we expanded our mission, and we’re here to help you navigate any transition in your life. We aren't experts or gurus — we’re your new best friends here to listen and learn right alongside you. We get real and raw about our own experiences and share interviews with fascinating guests that will leave you laughing, reflecting, and feeling less alone. Almost 30 Nation is a global community of conscious, purpose-driven dreamers. The community comes together online AND offline to offer support, love, and connection. We’re so happy you’re a part of this beautiful community!
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Nov 14, 2019

Today K + L are kicking it off with dreams and ways to cleanse your home from unwanted energy! Have you ever experienced a psychic dream? Lindsey shares a friend’s psychic dream that involved L and a new romance, then Krista illustrates her recent natural disaster dreams and the meaning behind them. Krista breaks down the exact way she’s been cleansing her apartment - from playing sounds that break up stuck energy, burning palo santo, and smudge sprays by Tisha Morris, you’ll learn some fun new ways to cleanse your home’s energy!

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are joined by the founder and CEO of Tress for Us and host of Girl We Got This podcast, Laticia Rolle! We can’t express enough admiration for Laticia. She is the definition of a true friend with her unwavering support and love. Growing up in a large family and as an athlete for most of her life, Laticia’s life has always revolved around creating sisterhood and meaningful relationships—which is a central part of today’s conversation.

Laticia vulnerably shares her experience with her parent’s divorce, toxic relationships, and cheating. We talk about the lows that come from heartbreak, the comparison game, and the incessant checking of the other girl’s Instagram. We explore the reasons women don’t leave cheaters, and Laticia explains why she finally ended her toxic relationship. She expresses the importance of asking for help, especially when you start over.

We ask how Laticia began fostering her authentic self, particularly after being surrounded by high-profile individuals and extreme wealth, which influenced who she ‘had’ to be. A huge takeaway from our conversation is how we need to stop comparing ourselves to other women, and begin owning the beauty and uniqueness that is YOU.

 

We also talk about:

-Why Laticia loves modeling

-Defining loyalty after toxic relationships

-Gas-lighting

-Women’s intuition

-Laticia’s inner dialogue while being cheated on

-Fighting for yourself and choosing yourself

-The role guilt plays in women’s lives

-Having a girl squad when you’re a kid

-What Laticia is proud of right now

-Being patient and present to your life

 

Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!

 

Love:

-Sending a heartfelt thank you to our friend from the Onsite Creatives’ Retreat, Thad Cockrell, for sharing the beautiful poem and text to Krista. Be sure to checkout his music!!

 

Resources:

-Learn more: bluhazl.com ; tressforus.com

-Instagram: @laticia.rolle

-Listen: Girl, We Got This ; Almost 30 And Loving It! with K + L

-Referenced Book: Balance is Bull$h!t by Luly B



Upcoming Events:

-November 26th: Melbourne with Rosie Acosta

-November 28th: Sydney with Jessica Sepel

-December 7th: Los Angeles with K&L

-December 12th: Miami with Nikki Novo

 

Sponsors:

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Nov 12, 2019

Today we are bringing it to you LIVE from our event in New York at Chelsea Music Hall with Heather McMahan. Get ready for some wild stories, tender moments, and countless laughs with this comedian, Instagram star, and host of Absolutely Not podcast!

Heather has been practicing stand-up since she was fifteen years old, and professionally for ten years. She shares the beauty she’s found during her hardest moments, like her dad’s sudden passing, and the sheer gratitude for how far she’s come—all while keeping us laughing. We ask about Heather’s relationship with Instagram (and who’s been sliding into her DMs) because she’s always keeping it REAL. Heather also shares the never-before-told, honest story of meeting her fiancé, Jeff a.k.a. “The Italian Stallion.” We get into recent ‘absolutely nots’ for Heather, some ROWDY stories from her shows, and Heather reflects on ways her dad is still impacting her.

 

We also talk about:

-How Heather’s career changed at her lowest point

-Heather’s experience living with her mom

-Shared love of HomeGoods & Heather’s throw pillow obsession

-What reality TV shows Heather’s currently loving

-How Heather feels about where she is in her career

 

Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!

 

Love:

-Thank you to Chelsea Music Hall for hosting our event with Heather McMahan! A big shoutout to our amazing team Tiffany and Chloe, Tommy Cramer, and Asher Gardner—and of course to everyone who attended. WE LOVE YOU!

 

Resources:

-Checkout Heather’s tour dates: heatherontour.com

-Instagram: @heatherkmcmahan

-Listen: Absolutely Not podcast

 

Upcoming Events:

-November 26th: Melbourne with Rosie Acosta

-November 28th: Sydney with Jessica Sepel

-December 7th: Los Angeles with K&L

-December 12th: Miami with Nikki Novo

 

Sponsors:

-Comrad Socks | Visit comradsocks.com/almost30 or use code ALMOST30 at checkout for 20% off your first order.

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Nov 7, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Today’s episode begins with K + L talking about moving your body and releasing emotions! Krista shares her airplane bathroom experience, and Justin’s wtf reaction to her suggesting he scream into a pillow. The ladies then reflect on the Divine Feminine Reawakening ceremony that took place at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. It was a day of connecting, healing, intuitive movement, and a beautiful cacao ceremony for opening the heart. K + L gush over the amazing plant-based menu from the day… L found herself sneaking a cookie in her pocket for later, duh.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Stephen Cabral! He’s a naturopathic doctor, Ayurvedic functional medicine and integrative health practitioner, and author of The Rain Barrel Effect. Dr. Cabral begins by explaining the difference between Eastern and Western medicine, and stresses the need to have both a natural health practitioner and medical doctor. He shares the health issues he struggled with, like Addison's disease, which led him into functional and naturopathic medicine. Our conversation then covers a whole host of wellness topics—from hormone imbalance, mind-body connection, anxiety and supplements, toxins in skincare and food, and Ayurvedic doshas. We ask about alcohol’s effect on the body, how it affects sleep, and if you’re going to drink, when’s the best time. At the end, Dr. Cabral explains when women should begin preparing their bodies for pregnancy and the big five labs to get done. He is truly a wealth of knowledge, so get your notebooks out!

 

We also talk about:

-Hormonal imbalance and cortisol levels

-How cortisol affects sugar levels

-Examples of deficiency leading to anxiety

-When people should begin to supplement

-The different types of labs to look at your vitamin levels

-Steps to take to learn more about your food sensitivities

-The clean fifteen and the dirty dozen lists for pesticides

-What we’ve learned from The Blue Zones about health

-How carbs and protein affect cortisol levels

-Ayurvedic doshas, body types, and mental state

-Research Dr. Stephen is passionate about

 

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Love:

-A huge THANK YOU to healers Felicity Weston and Josie for leading the Divine Feminine Reawakening, and to all the amazing women who attended. We appreciate you and love our forever, sisterly connection! Visit Josie at elevenhealing.com, follow Felicity on Instagram @felicity.weston, and checkout their retreats @wombawakeninguk.

-Give @livhungry a follow on Instagram! We LOVED Olivia’s incredible & nourishing plant-based menu for the Divine Feminine retreat!

 

Resources:

-Learn more: stephencabral.com ; equilibriumnutrition.com

-Instagram: @stephencabral

-Listen: The Cabral Concept podcast

-Stephen’s Book: The Rain Barrel Effect

-Referenced book: The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner

 

Upcoming Events:

-November 26th: Melbourne with Rosie Acosta

-November 28th: Sydney with Jessica Sepel

-December 7th: Los Angeles with K&L

-December 12th: Miami with Nikki Novo

 

Sponsors:

-Teachable | Visit teachable.com/almost30 to get 1 month of Teachable Pro Plan FREE!

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-Better Help | Visit betterhelp.com/almost30 for 15% off your first month.

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Nov 5, 2019

K & L share some details from their trip to NYC! They hit up SoulCycle and FORWARD_Space for some fun workouts, and conducted interviews for upcoming shows. They sat down with today’s guest, Tezza! Photographer, musician, creative director, stylish QUEEN whom they deeply admire… the ladies are thrilled to share this interview with you, as it gets deep and reveals a side of Tezza you may not know.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today’s interview with creative genius and Instagram influencer, Tezza, is so special to us. She has the biggest heart, contagious passion, and deserves every ounce of her fame. She’s the founder of by Tezza and creator of the Tezza app, which has over 1 million users every month! Tezza begins by opening up about her childhood. She was raised in Utah in a family of creative entrepreneurs, which really allowed her creativity to flourish. At age 16, she not only started her own photography business, but attended Parsons School of Design for fashion.

Our conversation gets real, honest, and emotional when she talks about her love for music and the band she formed with her sister, Sophie. During Tezza’s first year in college, Sophie unexpectedly passed away. She shares about her grieving process and how she and her family live in her sister’s memory.  We also ask about Tezza’s relationship with Instagram, creating a sustainable business, how she chooses partners and collaborations, and misconceptions people have about influencers. Tezza, WE LOVE YOU. Can’t wait for you to listen, #almost30nation.   

 

We also talk about:

-How Tezza’s music is a spiritual experience

-Using your voice and being authentic

-What Tezza’s creative process looks like

-The work dynamic between Tezza and her husband

-Tezza’s self-care routine

-A recent, exciting moment in Tezza’s career

-What Tezza is really proud of right now

 

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Love:

-If you’re in NYC, checkout the dance classes at FORWARD_Space!

-Give Tommy Cramer a follow on insta! He came on tour with us in NYC—we love his humor and photography.

-Shoutout to Sonder for making our stay in NYC cozy and classy! Use code ALMOST30 for a 10% discount on your stay.

 

Resources:

-Learn more: shoptezza.com

-Instagram: @tezza

 

Upcoming Events:

-November 26th: Melbourne with Rosie Acosta

-November 28th: Sydney with Jessica Sepel

-December 7th: Los Angeles with K&L

-December 12th: Miami with Nikki Novo

 

Sponsors:

-SafeSleeve | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at safesleevecases.com

-Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more

-Comrad Socks | Visit comradsocks.com/almost30 or use code ALMOST30 at checkout for 20% off your first order.

-Calm | Get 25% off a Calm premium subscription at www.calm.com/almost30 

-Athletic Greens | Get 20 travel packs FREE ($79 value) with your first purchase at www.athleticgreens.com/almost30

-STUNN | Visit stunnco.com/almost30 or use code ALMOST30 at checkout to receive 20% off your first order.

 

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Oct 31, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

The ladies are back from their tour stops in NYC with Heather McMahan, Erin Claire, and Stewart Pearce! K & L are thrilled to bring you on tour with them as they share these live shows as upcoming episodes—today’s with Erin Claire is the first! It is all about Human Design. K & L begin today’s episode by sharing some information from the blueprints Erin created for them. Krista also details part of her meeting with Deborah Hanekamp, a.k.a. Mama Medicine, who teaches her how to read healthy versus dark auras.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are LIVE at The Assemblage with Human Design Guide, Erin Claire Jones! Get your notebooks out because this episode is full of powerful information related to YOU--your Human Design. Erin breaks down each of the five types of Human Designs (Manifestor, Generator, Manifesting Generator, Projector, and Reflector), so that you can better understand how you operate in your career and relationships. Erin explains how to make decisions based on your ‘Inner Authority,’ and how your ‘Not-Self Theme’ is an easy way to know when you’re off track. We talk about the shadow parts of the chart, the colors of the channels, and what each of the ‘Profile’ numbers mean. Erin fabulously makes this information digestible so you may learn more about yourself and this insightful system.

 

We also talk about:

-The origin story of Human Design

-The white vs. colored areas on the design charts

-The benefits of sleeping alone, alone time, & being in nature

-Navigating relationships based on design

-How human design gives insights into eating and nutrition

-The meaning of the black and red colors in the channels

 

Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!

 

Love:

-So much love and gratitude to everyone who attended our live shows with Heather McMahan, Erin Claire, and Stewart Pearce in NYC!

-Special thanks to The Assemblage John Street for having us for our events with Erin Claire Jones and Stewart Pearce!

 

Resources:

-Want Erin's blueprint? Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at erinclairejones.com/blueprint

-Look up your Human Design at erinclairejones.com/lookup

-Instagram: @erinclairejones

-Human Design Episodes: Ep. 162 Human Design + Deconditioning To Find Yourself with Jenna Zoe ; Ep. 37 Aligning Who You Are With Who Were Made To Be: Human Design with Jenna Zoe

 

Upcoming Events:

-November 26th: Melbourne with Rosie Acosta

-November 28th: Sydney with Jessica Sepel

-December 7th: Los Angeles with K&L

-December 12th: Miami with Nikki Novo

 

Sponsors:

-Sonder Stays | Visit sonder.com and use code ALMOST30 between Sept. 16, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019 for a 10% discount on top of an additional 15% discount when you create a Sonder account.

-STUNN | Visit stunnco.com/almost30 or use code ALMOST30 at checkout to receive 20% off your first order.

-Kopari Beauty | Visit www.koparibeauty.com/almost30 for 20% off

-Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30

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Oct 29, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Today’s quick check in is a quick one with K & L! They’re excited to share this special solo.  But first, they share details on Your Podcast Pro and when you can expect it to launch, along with the new date for the Human Design workshop with Jenna Zoe. It’s now taking place on Feb 29, 2020 at Calamigos in Malibu. You read that right—leap year, baby!

THE SOLO

…Krista is ENGAGED! Today she is taking us through the magic that is her and Justin’s story. From meeting over 10 years ago, to the psychic that foretold their relationship, to working through trust issues—you’re getting all the details! She begins by getting real on how it was difficult to own the engagement, and vulnerably shares the variety of emotions involved. We learn the message Krista received in her healing session, and her goal of staying grounded throughout the wedding process. Then K illustrates the journey of their relationship. This includes college decisions, a past relationship, her mantra to manifest Justin, and the importance of expressing appreciation and love. Tune in for this raw, honest and insightful solo episode!

 

She also talks about:

-What K’s working on in 2020

-Pressure and overwhelm of planning a wedding

-Their engagement story!

-K’s meeting with a psychic after her college breakup

-The details of what K wanted in her dream guy

-K’s decision to visit Patagonia for a month before moving to NY

-How K worked through her trust issues

-Moving to LA from NY to find their path and purpose

-The difficulties K & J experienced in LA

-The lesson K learned about treating Justin as her #1

 

Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!

 

Love:

-Thank you Teachable for all your support and assistance in creating Your Podcast Pro!

 

Resources:

 

Upcoming Events:

-October 30th: Philadelphia with K&L

-November 26th: Melbourne with Rosie Acosta

-November 28th: Sydney with Jessica Sepel

-December 7th: Los Angeles with K&L

-December 12th: Miami with Nikki Novo

 

Sponsors:

-Teachable | Visit teachable.com/almost30 to get 1 month of Teachable Pro Plan FREE!

-Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com

-SAKARA | Go to sakara.com/almost30 and use code ALMOST30 for $60 off your first order

-Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com

-Lola | Use code ALMOST30 for 40% off all subscriptions at mylola.com

-Ancient Nutrition | Visit ancientnutrition.com and use code ALMOST20 for 20% off

 

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Oct 24, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

 

Today K & L are sharing thoughts, reflecting on events, and reviewing tips for optimal sleep! The girls begin with a conversation around the “campsite policy”, one Lindsey found in Some Thoughts About Relationships.  The policy is one Dan Savage coined.  Who wants Dan back on the show to discuss!? His belief is that in relationships, you should not leave someone worse off than when you first met them.  FOOD FOR THOUGHT! The ladies then discuss their event with HUM Nutrition and share sleep tips from The Sleep Doctor, Michael Breus. And lastly, K & L fondly reflect on their last show in NYC with Stewart Pearce at The Assemblage.

 

THE INTERVIEW

 

Today we had the pleasure of interviewing the host of the popular podcast,  Don’t Keep Your Day Job and coach for creative entrepreneurs, Cathy Heller! Her upcoming book, Don’t Keep Your Day Job, is all about living life on your terms and pursuing the things that may be scary, but are calling out to you.

 

Our conversation explores emotions, motivation, creativity, entrepreneurship and turning inward. Cathy speaks on how the resistance of feeling is actually what causes the greatest amount of pain. She explains how state of mind trumps everything—from sleep to food—when it comes to motivation and productivity, and shares her knowledge on how to find momentum and enthusiasm. When it comes to pursuing your passion, Cathy gives tips for where to start, like determining your target audience. We talk about the importance of spending time alone and allowing yourself to be creative. Lastly, we ask Cathy what she’s proud of and what she’s working on, and she opens up about her experience with anxiety and relationship OCD.

 

We also talk about:

  • How humans fear and hide from their feelings
  • The isolating feeling of being an entrepreneur
  • Cultivating a community & making people feel seen
  • Responding to the feedback of your community
  • Not being afraid to share your story
  • The four things people crave that equal a sense of purpose
  • What do we ultimately seek in life?
  • What realistic quitting and transition looks like
  • Knowing what creative ideas to pursue

 

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Oct 22, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

 

K & L returned to the place that taught them so much—New York City! With blistered feet, full hearts and fond memories, the gals reflect on the place that saw them through the sh*tstorms, and on their live show with Heather McMahan at Chelsea Music Hall. Stay tuned for the live recording to launch as an episode soon!

 

THE INTERVIEW

 

Today we are sitting down with travel writer and New York Times best selling author of To Shake the Sleeping Self, Jedidiah Jenkins! We had the privilege of spending time with Jedidiah at the Onsite Workshops Creatives’ Retreat. We’ve admired him from afar for so long, and in meeting this sweet being we were confirmed in our admiration for his authenticity, humor, thoughtfulness, and ability to truly see people and make them feel special by way of the deepest conversations. 

 

In our conversation today, we start by discussing music, concerts and releasing energy such as anger. Jedidiah then begins sharing his story, and paints a picture of his journey in writing his book. From his experience with imposter syndrome to meeting one of his favorites, Cheryl Strayed, and how she came to write a blurb for his book—he has us laughing the whole time. Jedidiah talks about his relationship with his parents after coming out, and shares how he’s never felt shame around his sexuality, even after growing up in an Evangelical Christian household. He also shares how he’s cultivated deep friendships, and how he fosters those relationships and builds community. We have been long awaiting this conversation, and can’t wait to share it with you!

 

We also talk about:

  • Societies view of the body as carnal and animalistic
  • A mixing board as a metaphor for human life
  • Jedidiah’s deep dive into Christianity
  • The repression of sexuality impacting other aspects of life
  • The lack respectful disagreement in our society
  • Gravity points for finding authentic friendships
  • Jedidiah’s creative process

 

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Love:

  • Follow Heather McMahan: @heatherkmcmahan and find her on tour HERE!
  • Thank you to Sonder for our NYC home away from home!
  • To everyone that came out to our Live Show in NYC, we love and appreciate you!

 

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Oct 17, 2019

We are thrilled for today’s interview because this amazing woman’s passion project is a huge part of our everyday lives. Please welcome the founder of ClassPass, Payal Kadakia! ClassPass is a fitness membership that lets you take classes at a variety of locations in your area. Spin, barre, pilates, yoga, or gym time—it’s all under one membership! It also allows you to tap into the local communities when traveling.

 

Payal shares how before founding ClassPass she was unfulfilled in her corporate job, trying to balance work with her love of dance. She illustrates the fear she experienced before leaving her job, along with the passion behind entrepreneurship—like focusing on the problem you’re trying to solve versus your idea. Payal explains the market research and fundraising involved, how ClassPass has grown over the years, and what we have to look forward to in the future. When it comes to her passion for dance, Payal shares how it connects her to her Indian culture and feeds her love of giving to people, which is how she came to found ClassPass.

 

For a free month of ClassPass, visit classpass.com and use the code ALMOST30!

 

We also talk about:

  • Being in your masculine vs. feminine
  • Balancing Payal’s corporate job with dance
  • Payal’s relationship with her parents
  • Having an identity crisis & living two lives
  • When she saw a hole in the market to start ClassPass
  • Most difficult part of keeping partners and customers happy
  • The team atmosphere when starting off
  • The hardship of being an entrepreneur
  • Redefining what words mean to you
  • Instagram accounts L&K love

 

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Oct 15, 2019

Today we are sitting down with Astrological Expert and Women’s Empowerment Coach, Natalia Benson! Natalia shares the struggles she faced in her twenties before embarking on her spiritual journey. From meditation and gratitude, to changing your languaging, Natalia expands on simple tools that greatly impact her life. We discuss at length how to attract what you want, and Natalia illustrates exactly how she called in her current relationship. Our conversation also explores the roles self-love and surrender play in our careers, wealth, and relationships.

 

We also talk about:

  • How Natalia began stepping into her confidence
  • Using EFT tapping to heal emotional anxiety
  • Self-worth’s role in calling in a relationship
  • Being clear on what you want in a relationship
  • What self-love looks like for Natalia
  • The feminine side of money
  • How she uses astrology to step into her power

 

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Oct 10, 2019

Please welcome author and founder of Careergasm, Sarah Vermunt! As a previous guest on the show, she is back to share insights and BS free advice from her new book, Career Rookie. We start off by discussing how job-hopping in your early 20s is actually a good thing, and Sarah gives advice on how to set yourself up for success in your career. We dive into the reasons people end up feeling stuck, and how you need to take action to build confidence and move forward! And if you’re struggling with balancing money-making with the desire to do work that feels good, Sarah has you covered.

 

If you’re a student, graduate, career newbie, or in the process of switching careers, you don’t want to miss this conversation!

 

We also talk about:

  • Handling parental stress when living at home
  • Over-identifying with your career
  • Two ways to bring inspiration to your job
  • Getting a “just for now” job
  • Debt of gratitude and obligation for parents
  • Tips for salary negotiation and asking for a raise
  • Building professional relationships & asking for mentorship
  • How to fix “mess ups” at work
  • The intertwining of career & personal development

 

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Oct 8, 2019

Today, Lindsey is sharing the journey of frustration and surrender she’s had with her skin. She opens up about cystic acne, hormonal outbreaks, and using birth control. Lindsey explains how changing her relationship with her skin was truly the beginning of the healing process. She also talks about intuitive eating, and how tuning into her body about how food made her feel allowed her to see how it affected her acne. Lindsey also talks about spiritual practices, processing emotions, and gives her product recommendations and skin care routine.

 

Get your notebook out for the second half of the episode! Lindsey interviews her dear friend and healer, Chloe Bañales of Ascended Alchemy. From Chinese herbs to acupuncture, to light therapy and cupping, Chloe shares how these different healing modalities can help decrease inflammation, improve organ function, and benefit skin health. 

 

They also talk about:

  • Removing mucus forming foods from diet
  • What L eats & avoids eating
  • Intuitive eating & connecting with your intuition
  • Herbs for liver & skin health
  • Processing & releasing emotions
  • Creating heat in the body with herbs
  • Foods for cooling the body
  • Gua sha technique for skin care
  • Acupressure points to reconnect with your body

 

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Oct 4, 2019

Today is the last bonus episode from our series at Propel CoLabs Fitness Festival! We are live with the founders of UNDO Magazine, Nai Vasha and Sophia Chang. UNDO is an intellectually and visually stimulating quarterly magazine that sheds light on issues, stories, people and brands in wellness, fashion, and fitness.

 

As two dedicated entrepreneurs who are always pushing the envelope, Sophia and Nai share how they came together and founded UNDO Mag. They explain ways the fitness and wellness industry has changed, like with influencers and athletes. Both ladies are passionate about breaking stereotypes, and making wellness information accessible to all ages and races. They empower individuals to dive into self-discovery and push beyond fear. After listening to these incredible women, you can’t help but feel inspired and motivated to optimize your health beyond the green juice and yoga pants!

 

We also talk about:

  • What health and wellness means to Nai & Sophia
  • Sharing stories around mental health
  • Why they print their magazine vs. digital
  • Ways they break barriers and push their limits
  • Building a platform & community for people to use their voices
  • How they manage their workflow & “business hygiene”

 

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Oct 3, 2019

For Kopari Beauty founders Gigi and Bryce Goldman, their company is more than just a business—it’s a lifestyle they’ve created. They are incredibly humble and transparent about mistakes they’ve made, how they developed their strong partnership, and the role influencers play in growing their business. We talk about the relationships they have with their kids, and setting boundaries with work conversations in the home. This power couple is so easy to talk to, and we are so proud to work with them. Their wisdom on building strong relationships, values, and your dream business inspires us daily--we know it will for you as well!

 

We also talk about:

  • Challenges of being a couple in business together
  • Focusing on the small wins
  • Building a positive work space 
  • How social media gives us voices
  • Advice on starting a business
  • Saying ‘no’ and setting priorities
  • Importance of knowing your company’s values, mission, + vision
  • How they are giving back to the Filipino community

 

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Oct 1, 2019

Today we are joined by the founder of the nonprofit Lunch On Me, LaRayia Gaston. Her work is powerful, her belief in people is unwavering, and today’s episode is both uplifting and heartbreaking. The Los Angeles based charity provides nutritious and organic meals to more than 10,000 people per month. Their mission is to end starvation by redistributing food that would otherwise be wasted. Through Lunch On Me, LaRayia has also created a family dynamic and is teaching people to love and respect themselves.

 

In our conversation, LaRayia shares how she was drawn to Mother Teresa at a young age, and how feeding the homeless was her form of tithing by fourteen years old. She describes the changes she’s seen in the homeless community by providing food, and explains the bitter truth about pharmaceuticals, street drugs, and mental health. LaRayia also shares beautiful, tear-jerking stories that show how small deeds go a long way. She encourages us to be mindful of windows of opportunity where we can not only help, but gain a shift in perspective by connecting with the homeless.

 

We also talk about:

  • How the homeless community has impacted LaRayia
  • How homelessness can be a gift
  • LaRayia’s 43 days on Skid Row
  • What holding space looks like for LaRayia
  • Statistics for foster children and drug use
  • Poverty, corruption, and race relations
  • Corruption in nonprofits from government involvement 

 

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Sep 27, 2019

Joining us LIVE from Propel CoLabs are two legends in the fitness world and top personal trainers, Gunnar Peterson and Luke Milton. Gunnar is an expert in functional training, and is best known for training professional athletes and celebrities. Luke Milton is a celebrity trainer and the founder of Training Mate (catch him on Revenge Body!).

 

In our interview, both stress the importance of lifting people up and creating a positive, safe environment in order for people to succeed. They each share struggles of their past, like weight issues and anxiety, and how they overcame them. We ask about their morning routines, their relationships with social media, and tips for getting back into the fitness game. This is a fun and energizing conversation you don’t want to miss!

 

We also talk about:

  • Mental and emotional health in fitness
  • Treating the emotional body during physical transformation
  • Coaching clients through their resistance
  • Tools Luke used to help with anxiety
  • Key components of recovery
  • The motivation they find from their children 

 

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Sep 26, 2019

Today, Krista and Lindsey share their profound experience and the lessons they learned at the Onsite Workshops Creatives’ Retreat. It was five days of connecting and healing with some of the most inspiring, impactful people they have ever met. They share details of their group affirmation practice, explore the seven rights of a child, and talk about the power of surprises! From trauma and the subconscious mind, to connecting with others by expressing feelings of shame, to codependency and boundaries—K&L open up about their experiences and the deep healing that occurred.

 

They also talk about:

  • Krista experiencing imposter syndrome
  • Small group therapy & sculpts
  • Codependency, boundaries, & self-care
  • Taking time to acknowledge your own pain
  • Denying emotions
  • Equine therapy

 

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Sep 24, 2019

In today’s episode, we are sitting down with motivational speaker and #1 New York Times Best Selling author, Gabrielle Bernstein! In her new book, Super Attractor, Gabby reveals how to manifest the life you desire. She enlightens us on what stops someone from manifesting, how to stay in alignment with source, and her first experience with channeling.

 

We also get into the topic of mental health as Gabby is incredibly real and transparent about her struggles with postpartum depression. Her newest mission is to be of service to women who suffer from postpartum, and bring awareness through education. Gabby also shares her experience with SIBO and healing gut inflammation by eradicating stress and changing her diet. You’ll learn all about “sleep hygiene” and Gabby’s daily practices like meditation, prayer, and exercise.

 

We also talk about:

  • Transforming our belief systems
  • Having guidance beyond our physical sight
  • Comparison versus judgment
  • Gabby’s experience with resisting joy and play
  • What Gabby’s son has taught her
  • Having trust when channeling 
  • What freedom feels like in your body, heart & mind

 

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Sep 20, 2019

Today, we are live from Propel CoLabs with the creator and CEO of Blogilates, Cassey Ho! With over 4 million subscribers, Blogilates is the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube. In our conversation, Cassey explains how YouTube has changed fitness, and how she mentally navigates the negative comments, such as creating the viral video, The “Perfect” Body. She shares the relationship she had with her body before YouTube, and how childhood insecurities can stay with us throughout our lives. We ask Cassey about her morning routine, how she stays motivated, and what’s upcoming with her brand and community. This conversation is all about loving your workout, cherishing your body, and keeping things simple!

 

We also talk about:

  • Keeping a simple self-care routine
  • How Cassey’s community inspires her content
  • Cassey’s view of the health and wellness industry
  • Creating time and presence for family
  • Shifting our mental space to feel confident

 

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Sep 19, 2019

In today’s solo episode, Krista details her Silent Retreat experience at the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC. For five days, she was free of EMFs, immersed in the Blue Ridge Mountains, meditating, taking walks, and eating based on ayurvedic principles. As someone who always needs to be ‘doing,’ Krista shares how these days of silence impacted her ability to turn inward, slow down, and shed the nonessentials.

 

We also talk about:

  • The Happiness Training & 5 Sutras
  • Bringing acceptance into your life
  • Forming your opinion outside of what others’ think
  • Not seeing intention behind others’ mistakes
  • Surrendering to the flow of life
  • Moving out of victim mentality
  • Being present during meals & eating slow
  • Connecting to your Spirit through play & laughter
  • The way Krista’s body released and energetically shifted

 

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Sep 17, 2019

If you’ve experienced sexual assault or some form of trauma, may today’s guest inspire you with her powerful story of resilience and hope. Brittany Piper is a sexual assault survivor who has taken her pain and turned it into purpose. She is a motivational speaker, sexual violence prevention expert, and healing coach who helps others transform their pain and believe in second chances.

 

Our conversation begins with Brittany recounting her story (this may be triggering for some). This leads into how sexual assault has been normalized by the sensationalization of it, and the sheer lack of sex education in the United States. Brittany explains the science behind why trauma survivors have lapses in memory, and physical ways trauma manifests in the body. She details her experience with learning to love herself again after being so disconnected, and shares thoughtful, grounding questions you can use to help heal your own trauma. We know you’ll be touched by her story, and the work she now does to make a difference in trauma survivors’ lives.

 

We also talk about:

  • Sex education in the U.S. & abroad
  • Media attention focused on attractiveness
  • The role race plays in sentencing
  • Tonic immobility & disassociation
  • Brittany’s modes of healing
  • Reintegration as a foundation of healing
  • The healing curriculum Brittany is building for women
  • Putting resources into those who are incarcerated
  • Brittany’s female healing retreats

 

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Sep 13, 2019

In this week’s bonus episode, we interview financial expert and the author of Rich Bitch, Boss Bitch, and Becoming Super Woman, Nicole Lapin! From starting her first job at fifteen, to becoming a CNN anchor at twenty-one…her story of personal and career growth is powerful—you can’t help but admire this inspiring woman.

 

From this conversation, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of financial wellness and creating goals. Nicole stresses the need to change your mindset around finances from deprivation to a place of aspiration. We talk about imposter syndrome, being of service to build a network, and Nicole shares tips for individuals starting a business. By the end, you’ll have expanded your awareness on moving from burnout to balance in your personal and work life.

 

We also talk about:

  • The #1 sign you have burnout
  • Nicole’s experience with imposter syndrome
  • Work relationships and peer mentors
  • Creating a spending plan
  • Opening the dialogue around money
  • Slowing down & prioritizing yourself
  • Nicole’s hobbies & her form of meditation

 

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Sep 12, 2019

Get ready to talk all things reiki, quantum healing, ascension, and aliens with the founder of Santa Monica Healing, April Pfender! April is a Reiki master teacher, meditation instructor, and author of Chakra Balance and Essential Chakra Meditation. She specializes in quantum healing practices, using plant medicine for healing, and holds sacred workshops and retreats.

 

April is Krista’s personal reiki teacher, so Krista shares her experience with training and shifting her energy. We dive into quantum crystal bed technology for chakra alignment and using specific energy waves for healing. April reveals how we have moved into the time of light, which explains the increase in people waking up to their own truth. We discuss everything you want to know about aliens, connecting with light beings, and understanding star systems. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss!

 

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  • Reiki attunement & the 12 chakras
  • Being in the age of Aquarius
  • Bashar Channeled by Darryl Anka
  • Interplanetary and interdimensional travelers
  • The galactic channel & star systems
  • How the planet is healing
  • Our connection with ancient cultures
  • Navigating skepticism around reiki & aliens
  • Plant medicine & our consciousness

 

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Sep 10, 2019

Are you looking to live a greener, nontoxic life? Then today’s episode is for you! We are joined by Kelly Love to discuss all things clean living. Due to serious health issues stemming from the toxins in food and cleaners, Kelly and her co-founders created Branch Basics—plant and mineral based, nontoxic cleaning products safe for the whole family.

 

In our conversation, Kelly explains the health implications of using conventional cleaning products, and the pollution it creates in our homes. Reading labels and ingredients is critical due to the lack of regulation and safety testing in the United States. Kelly educates us on what to avoid, and provides resources to make understanding ingredients easier, like using EWG and Think Dirty. She provides simple solutions, so you can begin cleaning out your home today!

 

We also talk about:

  • How to dispose of toxic products
  • Difference between unscented vs. fragrance
  • How not all ‘green’ products are safe
  • Ingredients in Branch Basics products
  • Looking out for toxic chemicals in furniture & paper products
  • Using the sun to help remove toxicity
  • Books L&K are reading

 

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Sep 6, 2019

Today’s special, Friday treat is from our summer series at Propel CoLabs Fitness Festival! Joining us for this live recording is Lauren Ash, the founder and executive director of the culture shifting, lifestyle brand, Black Girl in Om. As a yoga and meditation guide, Lauren has made an incredible impact in the wellness space with creating diversity and intentional sisterhood with other women of color.

 

In our conversation, Lauren shares how she found yoga and was called to create the global community of Black Girl in Om. We dive into the power of rejuvenation and rest, and the importance of giving to yourself so you can give to others. Lauren also paints for us the vulnerable picture of the work she’s done to feel deserving of unconditional love and support.

 

We also talk about:

  • The lack of diversity in mainstream wellness
  • Creating allyship for change 
  • Awareness of self for preventative self-care
  • Learning to receive
  • Becoming clear on your values to attract more of that to you
  • What Lauren’s looking forward to in 2020
  • Owning and honoring your emotions

 

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