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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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Now displaying: June, 2018
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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The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters

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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The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters

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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The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters

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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The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters

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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The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters

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