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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: November, 2018
Nov 29, 2018

Today on the podcast we are joined by the Luvvie Ajayi, award-winning author, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. Her book, I’m Judging You, is a hilarious book of essays, inspiring readers to BEHAVE BETTER, one sharp and funny side-eye at a time. In this episode, we talk about where her confidence in what she does comes from, and what her approach was when she started writing. Luvvie shares how she stays in check with herself, and how she began to use humor as a tool without even realizing it. We also talk about Luvvie’s New York Times Best Selling book, I’m Judging You–from what sparked the idea, to how she wrote 80,000 words in 5 months. We are so happy to have Luvvie on the podcast because she has used her voice to fight for those who do not have one, to incite change, and inject humor when necessary.

 

We also talk about…

  • Getting a D in chemistry, and changing her college career
  • Moving to Chicago + feeling like she needed to change herself
  • The apps that helped Luvvie write her book
  • Understanding the tagline in her book
  • The feminism olympics
  • Privilege
  • Social media and how Luvvie manages it

 

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Nov 27, 2018

Today we are talking with Matthew Lillard, successful and talented actor, passionate giver, creator of Beadle & Grimm’s Pandemonium Warehouse (Oh, what!?  Oh, yes!), and one of our new favorite humans. Matthew is kind, hilarious, thoughtful, and insightful. We nearly fell over when Matthew arrived and admitted that he had no idea why he was here!   He was serious. “Why do you want to talk to me?”, he asked. “I’m over 30, I’m a DAD!”. He was confused, but ready to go, open and willing to dive into a conversation. We cover important topics like social anxiety, the dating world today, and body dysmorphia. Matthew also shares what truly brings him joy, and how he believes that being a creative is achievable for everyone, they just need to go out there regardless of the fear and chase their dreams. We also talk about what it’s like to raise young women in today’s society + what Matthew has learned from his daughters, and Matthew’s passion for the social cause , HIVE Be Good.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Why we have a podcast + want Matthew to have one too
  • Matthew’s take on dating apps
  • How Matthew met his wife
  • His experiences at Comic Con events
  • How a love for Dungeons and Dragons sparked a company
  • Deciding he wanted to be an actor
  • Having a learning disability
  • Matthew’s ask for Almost 30 Nation

 

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Nov 22, 2018

Today on the podcast our good friend, Tero Isokauppila, one of the founders of our favorite mushroom company, Four Sigmatic, joins us. Tero melts our hearts and our brains every time we hang., He recently came out with his second book, Santa Sold Shrooms. His company, Four Sigmatic, is a mushroom brand that has people all over the world obsessed with the everyday magic of mushrooms and what they do for vitality and health. We talk about what Tero has been up to recently, (he bought a ghost town!) and what having a company has taught him, especially in receiving customer feedback. We also talk about creating a good, comfortable culture in business + life, what the mushroom growing process is like, and we get a good laugh in about gifts that people send Tero. Tero also gives us the details on his new book, Santa Sold Shrooms, and what sparked the idea to write it.

 

We also talk about…

  • Tero’s Ted talk addiction
  • Four Sigmatic’s success + growth
  • Tero being recognized in public
  • The Four Sigmatic mushroom bus
  • Famous mushrooms
  • Holiday’s that have different meaning than we know
  • Staying balanced
  • Providing long term value + meaningful content

 

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Nov 20, 2018

Today we are joined by the beautiful Jessica Sepel, clinical holistic nutrition expert and best-selling author of The Healthy Life, and Living The Healthy Life. Jessica offers a gentle and simple approach to health and well-being. We talk about how she healed and transformed her mentality around wellness after having a ten year fad-diet obsession, as well as ways that you can change your own mindset around health. Jessica shares how her last two years of nutrition school really changed the game for her personal wellness, the growth of her blog, and how to deal with bad days. We also dive into Jessica’s approach to exercise, what happens to your body when you over-exercise, and achieving weight-balance.

 

We also talk about…

  • Meeting at the GOODfest
  • Guilt surrounding diets
  • How to talk to your kids about health/diet
  • Why you should get rid of your scale
  • Jessica’s relationship with therapy
  • Morning routines + social media
  • Ways that Jessica’s husband helped her find self-worth
  • What Jessica is excited about
  • An average day for Jessica

 

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Nov 15, 2018

Today we are honored to speak with Jessica Lanyadoo, Oakland CA based Astrologer and Psychic Medium. Currently, Jessica is the resident Astrologer for well-known publications such as Girlboss and The Hoodwitch, as well as offering personal readings which incorporate astrology, intuitive ability, tarot, Medium work, and even using animal communication. Jessica’s goals are to counsel her clients to find their own strategies for helping themselves, and she does so in a safe, fun, and enlightening way. In our conversation, we talk about creating healthy boundaries, how Jessica began her practice in a time where astrology wasn’t accepted, and finding out that she can communicate with animals. Jessica also helps us more understand what the Saturn Return is, and offers ways to help those that are currently going through it, she also introduces us to the Christ Year and just what that can look like. Jessica even shares a little bit about what her own Saturn Return was like, and reads both Lindsey and Krista’s charts!

 

We also talk about…

  • How to properly sage and clear
  • Day to day ways that Jessica supports herself
  • Being featured on Explained
  • Understanding what houses are + why they matter in your chart

 

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Nov 13, 2018

Sophia Carter-Kahn and April K. Quioh, the voices behind the She’s All Fat podcast, join us for an open and honest conversation about varying opinions and their experience in building a body positive podcast. Both April and Sophia have backgrounds in writing, and that’s how the two initially met! We chat about why they decided to create a podcast, and how they picked the name, She’s All Fat, plus we get into their favorites topics to cover on their show. Sophia and April also share their own personal journey towards self-love, and how the road to loving their own bodies and self acceptance—it hasn’t always been linear. The girls all laugh over the ways they take a break to digest all of the (at times heartbreaking) media, mainly in the forms of binge-watching new television series. In our conversation we go deep into how words like “fat” and “skinny” are neutral, and how we need to change the way that these topics are approached, especially in today’s social media-driven culture.

 

We also talk about…

  • Influence from our parents + how that affects us as we grow
  • Comments + backlash
  • How having a podcast has become therapeutic
  • The importance of having a therapist
  • April + Sophia’s life outside of their podcast
  • Where they go to stay educated
  • What’s to come for She’s All Fat

 

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Nov 8, 2018

The founders of Your Super, Michael Kuech and Kristel DeGroot, join us today for their first ever podcast interview. Your Super is a superfood company focused on the health benefits of the superfood ingredients used. Their inspiring story began after Michael was diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 24. Kristel wanted to create something to help Michael nourish his body while he was recovering from his treatments and into his remission. In our conversation, we talk about the highs and lows of running a company as a couple, bringing spirituality into the workplace, eating plant-based as an athlete, plus the different superfoods they use in their products and what they do for your body. We even get into how the two practice self care outside of the workplace, and how they handle the life/business balance. Michael also shares about his journey with cancer, from diagnosis to remission, and his hope to inspire other men to pay better attention to their health. The products Kristel and Michael have created are not only delicious, but they are made of quality ingredients that are properly sourced.

 

We also talk about...

  • How their business was born
  • The way they source ingredients
  • Prioritizing travel over work
  • What self care looks like as an entrepreneur
  • Why Michael left the corporate world
  • Their favorite superfood mixes
  • What’s next for Your Super

 

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Nov 6, 2018

Today we get real and raw with Michaela Boehm, intimacy and sexuality expert, and internationally recognized teacher. Michaela is also the author of The Wild Woman’s Way, a tantric book on how to unlock your potential for a pleasure-filled life. We haven’t talked about relationships and sexuality in a while, so we’re excited to dive in with you. Michaela shares with us how she developed a comfort around the topics of love and intimacy (beyond being European). We talk about why opposites really do attract, and what kills sex in relationships and somes tips on how to fix it. Michaela also helps us understand how to separate who we are from the conditioning we received in our youth, as well as an exercise to help determine what kind of person we want to be with. We can never go too deep when talking about relationships and intimacy.  

 

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  • How changing her location has affected her nervous system + energy
  • The ways her parents shaped her view on relationships
  • Today’s dating scene
  • Why pleasure is important + how available it is  
  • How to engage your partner to be more interested in relationship topics
  • Michaela’s new book

 

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Nov 2, 2018

Today we are joined by Jehmu Greene, a political and media strategist, television commentator, and social justice advocate. She is well known for her position with Fox News as a correspondent, for her interview in the New York Times article surrounding her own assault, and for her involvement in Rock the Vote. Jehmu’s mission is to disrupt the political atmosphere with her visionary and provocative insight, through both writing and speech. We dive deep into Jehmu’s roots of growing up with activism in her DNA, and how she learned from a young age that women mattered and have a voice. We also talk about how the political atmosphere and the #metoo movement, how Jehmu handles fear, and using her understanding of her privilege as a platform to help others. With the upcoming midterm elections quickly approaching, (November 6th) Jehmu also shares why she believes this is the most important election in our lifetime, especially for women.

 

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  • Receiving feedback from the public on her appearance  
  • Jehmu’s warrior mentality  
  • Her involvement in the #metoo movement
  • Why Jehmu loves the Millennial generation  
  • The upcoming midterm elections
  • Who Jehmu is excited about on the ballot
  • Where you can find helpful information about candidates

 

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Nov 1, 2018

Our girl, Jenna Zoe, joins us today to dig even deeper into Human Design. Jenna first introduced us to this work and has since become a dear friend and guide aswe are constantly learning more about ourselves and those close to us. In today’s episode, we have a little refresher in what Human Design is, as well as deconditioning yourself to move more towards the life you were meant to lead. Jenna also shares how you should use the Human Design and astrology tools in your life, connecting people’s design with their personal qualities and characteristics, and ways you can read your own chart. Plus, we both share a little more about our Human Design - Lindsey is a Manifesting Generator, Krista is a Projector - and how understanding it has helped us so much in connecting more as business partners and best friends. Jenna has a grounded approach to Human Design that allows us to process it and use it to uplevel ourselves, and in the world around us.

 

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  • How Jenna got into Human Design
  • The 5 types of Human Design
  • All of the offerings that Jenna now has
  • Aliens and technology
  • Questions from #ALMOST30NATION
  • What’s next for Jenna

 

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