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May 16, 2019

Today we are joined by Lauren Scruggs Kennedy, a business woman, NY Times Best-Selling Author, activist and blogger. Lauren’s story is one of extreme determination and growth after a tragic accident. Several years ago, Lauren was pulled into the propeller engine of a plane and lost her arm and her eye. In the wake of the accident, her faith in God and in herself is now unshakeable.  But it was a long road to get to where she is now. Lauren’s passion to bring hope, restore dignity, and ignite faith in girls and women with limb loss inspired the Lauren Scurggs Kennedy Foundation. The foundation provides beautiful cosmetic coverings for prostheses. In our conversation today, Lauren shares her personal journey with us all, the work she’s doing to help other women living with limb loss, and how her parent’s relationship influenced all of her future relationships.

 

We also talk about:

  • What she learned from her parents choice to be vulnerable with her
  • Her accident The fears from the aftermath of her accident
  • Experiencing PTSD over a year after her accident
  • EMDR sessions
  • How Lauren met her husband, Jason Kennedy
  • Building confidence + helping others do the same
  • The Lauren Scruggs Kennedy Foundation
  • The Beautifully Flawed Retreat she founded with Bethany Hamilton

 

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May 14, 2019

Today, Krista shares her unique experience with ayahuasca  Just a few weeks ago, Lindsey shared her own personal ayahuasca experience, so be sure to give that one a listen, too!  The girls felt that it was important to share their own unique experiences, explain what scared them, what they found to be transformative and what wasn’t.  Even though Krista feels that she is still discovering her journey and receiving downloads on the lessons she’s meant to learn, she wanted to share her experience thus far.  For her, the most profound takeaways have been in the subtle moments. As always, this solo episode is as honest as it gets!

 

Krista talks about:

  • Feeling the medicine call her
  • The reservations that Krista had towards ayahuasca
  • The three things to ask the medicine
  • Allowing herself to operate from the heart
  • Being shown her sexual traumas
  • The power of saying “no”
  • Calling in kindness
  • Stretching her energetic field to a point of discomfort

 

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May 9, 2019

Today we have Dr. Jeff McNairy from Rythmia joining us on the podcast. Dr. McNairy is bridging the gap between ancient modalities and western psychology through plant medicine practices. Dr. McNairy has worked in a variety of medical environments and seen the struggle individuals have when actually trying to heal. Through Dr. McNairy’s intense experience with the most desperate patient populations (addiction, acute mental health, and trauma), he has seen that the only real healing can come from within. In this conversation, recorded in Costa Rica at Rythmia, Dr. McNairy shares the medical perspective on what is happening in our brains and bodies while taking plant medicine, what about the medicine is creating the reprogramming, and his own personal journey of connecting with Gerard Powell and joining the team at Rythmia.

 

We also talk about:

  • Jeff’s work at Passages Malibu
  • Why we face our traumas while taking plant medicine
  • Purging and why that happens
  • How to dose ayahuasca
  • The research aspects of plant medicine
  • Jeff’s favorite stories from working at Rythmia
  • Preparing for an ayahuasca experience

 

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May 7, 2019

Today Lindsey is riding solo and sharing her experience with the incredibly powerful plant medicine, Ayahuasca. A few weeks ago, both Krista and Lindsey traveled to Rythmia in Costa Rica for a healing ceremony led by last week’s guest, Gerard Powell– be sure to give his episode a listen! In today’s episode, Lindsey is coming on solo to share her full experience with ayahuasca; real, raw, and unapologetically.

 

Lindsey also talks about:

  • The opportunity to experience ayahuasca
  • Her first night experience at Rythmia
  • The initial download that she received
  • Learning it’s necessary to mother yourself
  • Experiencing her own birth
  • Following and expressing her feelings again
  • Going to the ocean after the experience
  • What Lindsey has been integrating since her experience

 

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May 2, 2019

Today we are sitting down with Gerard Powell, the owner of Rythmia Life Advancement Center, a healing center in Costa Rica. In March we were able to spend time at Rythmia and had a plant medicine experience ourselves, and are so grateful for Gerard’s team helping us feel safe and supported. In this episode, Gerard shares his journey before welcoming in plant medicine, and how he now lives his life after experiencing the healing properties of ayahuasca. Gerard also talks about creating his healing center, and how he’s been able to help facilitate so many beginnings of others’ healing journeys as well.

 

We also talk about:

  • The struggles Gerard faced early on in his life
  • How he feels about his past self
  • The surgeries that occur within a plant medicine ceremony
  • Being true and authentic to yourself
  • How to know when you’re ready to experience plant medicine

 

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Apr 30, 2019

BECOMING.  RESPONSIBILITY.  WISDOM. IMPERFECT PRACTICE.  MOTHERHOOD. MEDITATION. Biet Simkin returns to Almost 30 nearly two years after we first spoke to her.  Since we have become dear friends and have collaborated and connected on a very deep level. She brought her daughter Cash to the studio, which made our entire year.  This child is other wordly and so beautiful.

 

Biet is one of only a handful of teachers in the U.S. qualified to bring meditation to the masses; featured in numerous popular media publications, Biet has led meditations at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, Sundance Film Festival, and luxury hotels from Los Angeles to the Amalfi Coast. She is a dear friend and a woman who inspires us to always dig deep and lean in to what is hard.  In our conversation today, Biet talks to us about breaking negative thought patterns, her new book, welcoming more abundance into her life, and so much more.

 

We also talk about:

  • What pregnancy looked like for Biet
  • The mindset around becoming a mother
  • Shifting her mindset for allowing abundance in
  • The connection she felt with her mother while being pregnant
  • The Law of 7
  • What Biet’s new breathwork practices look like

 

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Apr 25, 2019

HOLISTIC SEX. MASTURBATION. SEXUAL EDUCATION.  DISSOLVING THE SHAME. NON-JUDGEMENT. THE POWER OF THE BRAIN.  Here we go fam! The incredible Michelle Hope, sexpert and sexologist, joins us on the podcast today.  Michelle has developed a unique voice in helping people identify how sexuality is impacting their everyday relationships. It is Michelle’s goal to reach the masses to engage in real, raw and unapologetic conversations about sexuality. In our conversation today, the three of us talk about the current state of our education system and sex education, the prominent ideas of sex and sexuality, and reproductive oppression history. Michelle also brings up the spiritual variables that we don’t bring up often enough when it comes to sexuality and sex education, and why it’s so important to be talking about.

 

We also talk about:

  • The interview that Michelle had on Whoreible Decisions regarding R.Kelly
  • How to celebrate sexuality + the problem with porn in the United States
  • The full spectrum of sexualization and sex health
  • Shame around sex and how to remove it
  • Achieving the orgasm you want
  • Fight the patriarchy, get a vibrator  
  • Talking about sex with your partner

 

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Apr 23, 2019

CONSCIOUS RELATIONSHIPS.  THE SHADOW SELF. ENERGETICS.  WORTHINESS. Today we have a special one for you, Almost 30 Nation.  Krista was interviewed on a podcast recently, and it was too incredible not to share! Natalia Benson, an astrologer and women’s empowerment coach, interviewed Krista for her podcast in a segment called Power Babe Interviews. The two talk deeply about conscious relationships, growing in a relationship, and calling in those beautiful conscious partnerships. Krista also shares her struggle early on truly expressing herself and vocalizing her feelings, ways she stays centered, and being radically honest with herself in order to open even more opportunities up.

 

We also talk about:

  • Krista’s story growing up + struggling with depression
  • The concept around “deserving”
  • Using tapping as a tool
  • Acknowledging the shadow side of ourselves
  • Energy management
  • Krista’s advice for other women
  • Natalia looks at Krista’s natal chart

 

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Apr 18, 2019

Today on Almost 30, the intelligent, quick-witted Dana James joins us! Dana is a triple certified nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner and cognitive behavioral therapist. She is a big believer in addressing both the tangible and intangible, and places self-worth at the center of the weight-loss conversation. Dana is the founder of Food Coach NYC, where she has helped over three thousand women decode their body fat. In our conversation today, the three of us talk about the four different archetypes from her book, The Archetype Diet, and what each archetype works best with when it comes to food, lifestyle, and exercise. Dana also shares her own journey with health and nutrition, and how she got into this line of work.

 

We also talk about:

  • Reprogramming what we eat
  • Examples from different clients Dana has seen
  • The role of metabolism with hormones
  • Paying attention to the gut microbiome
  • The subconscious and the role it plays  
  • Stress reducing practices + your sense of self
  • What it’s like to work with Dana
  • The archetypes for men

 

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Apr 16, 2019

We are so grateful for today’s episode and today’s guest, sharing her story and providing an inside look at what it’s like to be a social worker in the foster care system today. On a previous episode, we had mentioned how we’d like to be educated more on the foster care system, and an incredible member of #almost30nation reached out to share her story. This conversation today is emotional, insightful, and is sure to offer you a clearer picture of the field of social work and the world foster kids live in today.

 

Words from our guest:

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working and residing in Los Angeles County. I work with children, teenagers, and families with severe histories of trauma and mental illness. The children and families I work with are a part of the LA County foster care system. I support my clients by helping them process their trauma, empowering them to reach their full potential, advocating for their needs, navigating the foster care system, and guiding them through the roller coaster journey they are on. I have never met more resilient people than my clients, and they inspire me to do this challenging work and be the best version of myself day in and day out.

 

I am originally from the Bay Area and moved to the East Coast to complete my Master of Social Work (MSW) program at New York University. About 5 years ago, I moved to Los Angeles and began working within the LA County Department of Mental Health and Department of Children and Family Services. I was working with a 13 yr old female client who was very suicidal. I was going to her home 3-4 times weekly for therapy sessions to ensure she was safe, had someone to talk to, and could work through her suicidal thoughts. As our time was coming to an end, we wrote each other letters as part of our termination and goodbye process. In her letter to me she wrote, "thank you for letting me realize that life is worth living" THIS is the reason I do what I do.

 

Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it can change the world for one person. Honestly, that is what motivates me day in and day in. That is what I find so rewarding about my job. I know I am not going to “save” all my clients. I know some will fall through the cracks. But I also know that if I can make an impact on just one child, that I am helping change the world for that one person.

 

Statistics (from CASA organization):

Foster youth in LA is 30,000

33% of California’s foster youth currently reside in LA County

73% of foster youth have spent two or more years in the system

38% of youth have had five or more foster care placements

Less than 50% of foster youth graduate from high school and only 3% graduate from college

33% of girls in foster care become pregnant at least once by age 17

25% of youth aging out of foster care will be incarcerated within two years

At age 19, 60% of former foster youth are unemployed

27% of the homeless population spent time in foster care

Only 3% graduate from college

Half of all young adults who age out of foster care end up homeless or incarcerated.

75% of young women in foster care report at least one pregnancy by age 21

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Being in court with her client + the back and forth of cases
  • What drew her to the field of social work
  • Educating others on the foster care system + the money involved in fostering
  • Vetting to be a foster parent
  • How a child ends up in the foster care system
  • Signs of abuse to look out for
  • Working with rauma
  • Preparing for a child a loving family
  • The types of therapies that she uses with her clients
  • Fost-Adopt + adoption and how to go about it in the US
  • The process to work in social work
  • Figuring out boundaries and self-care
  • How we can help

 

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Apr 11, 2019

Everyone stop what you are doing. She’s back. Lacy Phillips!!  This master of manifestation joins us LIVE at Soho House in West Hollywood to talk all things, well, manifestation! Our dear friend and former podcast guest, Millana Snow of Wellness Official, asked us to co-host an elevated summer series.   In this episode, you will hear our chat with Lacy, as well as a riveting, inspiring, and relatable Q&A. Questions covered relationships with others, fostering romantic relationships, magnetizing money, all the way to manifesting your dream life. This conversation is real and in-the-moment.  Attendees, including us, are figuring out blocks and triggers, just like you. Lacy is so grounded, loving, and honest in her answers, offering so much help to the audience– and you!– to truly expand into alignment.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • How Lacy grew up + beginning to understand manifestation
  • Getting the signs to teach manifestation
  • Taking a critical look at your shadow self + reparenting
  • Opening up to receive and magnetize more money
  • Recognizing and calling in expanders
  • What the “dark” period is + how to come out the other side of it
  • Where to begin with manifestation
  • Working through trauma and EMDR
  • Revisiting phases in reparenting work
  • Being in the process of expansion in business
  • Figuring out your shadow trigger words
  • Determining the clarity of what you want
  • Using Human Design as a tool

 

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Apr 9, 2019

Nicole Lapin, the NYT bestselling author of Rich Bitch and Boss Bitch and the host of Hatched on CBS, is BACK. Nicole is our go-to gal for everything finance, money management, and financial empowerment. She helps take the shame and guilt out of financial wellness, and creates space for feeling good about our money decisions and desires. If you haven’t listened to our first episode with Nicole, be sure to check it out! In our conversation today, Nicole shares the inspiration behind her books, dealing with the grief surrounding her father’s death, and the BS around money, dating, and doing it all, especially as women. PLUS Nicole answers questions from Almost 30 Nation!

 

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  • Where Nicole’s financial grit came from
  • How Nicole recovered from serious burnout
  • Happiness and success being fluid
  • Reframing your mindset on your job
  • Interviewing Justin Beiber + other celebs at the start of her career
  • Dealing with imposter syndrome
  • Paving the way as a female entrepreneur + refusing to cut her hair
  • Student loans, 401k’s, Roth IRA’s and the money market
  • Being an example for yourself and your children
  • Nicole’s dating life + masculine and feminine energy

 

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Apr 4, 2019

#Almost30nation!!  Give it up for Jerry O’Connell!  Jerry is a mega talented actor, hilarious and humble human, and a stellar dad and husband.  He made his acting debut in the iconic film Stand By Me and has been working consistently ever since.  What we love about Jerry is the levity and passion he brings to every opportunity.  He is eager to learn, whether in front of the camera acting, or behind it directing.  He is generous with his time and quick to help those in and out of the business. His mark on Hollywood is constantly evolving and we’re pretty sure he is getting younger every year.  TELL US YOUR SECRETS, JERRY O. In our conversation today, we talk about working in the entertainment industry, relationships and marriage, and what it was like starring in an iconic movie at such a young age.  

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Guest starring on Workaholics
  • Pregnancy and having children
  • Drinking in relationships
  • Jerry dissects a recent dating experience that Lindsey had...uh oh!
  • Fyre festival
  • Eyebrow stories

 

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Apr 2, 2019

Today on the podcast, we are joined by intuitive astrologer and spiritual teacher, Danielle Paige. Danielle is able to connect mind, body, and soul through a cosmic lens.. Her soul’s mission in this lifetime is to help people gain more confidence and clarity on their purpose, path, and stepping into their power in a feminine way that is authentic to each soul she encounters. In today’s episode, Danielle shares her personal journey of healing, her transformation from lost to love, and she was generous enough to give Krista and Lindsey incredibly unique readings on air.  Surprise, surprise their charts are intensely connected! We also talk about how Danielle has accelerated healing by changing what she does for her body, her spiritual awakening, full moon rituals, and so much more.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • How difficult the past few years have been for Danielle + what she’s learned
  • Finding faith in her hard times
  • Working through old thought patterns
  • How her breakup opened her up + looking back at the astrology around it
  • Danielle reads Lindsey + Krista’s charts
  • The astrological energy for 2019
  • Being more consciously aware of downloads

 

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Mar 28, 2019

The incredible writer and thought leader, Ruby Warrington is our guest today! Ruby is the brilliant goddess behind The Numinous, a cosmic lifestyle platform that updates all things "new age" for life in the Now Age. Ruby also works as a consultant, while other projects include "sober curious" event series “Club SÖDA NYC” and spiritual coaching program Moon Club. Also an author, Ruby’s first book Material Girl, Mystical World is the perfect guide to modern spirituality. Today, Ruby shares with us the reasons for writing her newest book, Sober Curious, and how she came to unlearn her mindless habit of consuming alcohol. We also talk about our relationship with alcohol and how it’s changed for us as we’ve grown, and dating while sober curious.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Ruby’s event with us last year
  • Who Ruby was before her sober curiosity struck
  • Sitting in the discomfort + transitions of not drinking
  • The acceptance of drinking + the negative focus of the UK
  • Ways that Ruby finds her natural high
  • The health benefits of not consuming alcohol
  • Being in a sober curious relationship with her husband

 

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Mar 26, 2019

Daniela Kende, holistic health coach and natural birthing expert, joins us on today’s episode. Daniela runs her coaching programs on the foundation that no one knows your body better than you do– how refreshing is that? She asks her clients to set aside their self-judgements, and give themselves permission to rebel against the rules of the popular “diets” out there. Daniela believes that by strengthening your intuition, you will begin to actually hear what your body needs. In today’s conversation, we go deep into nutrition while pregnant and trying to get pregnant– what to eat, what to pay attention to, and ultimately figuring out what works best for you. Daniela also shares her own personal pregnancy journey, her labor story, what it’s been like since her daughter was born, and the conversation around having a natural birth at a hospital.

 

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  • Taking herbs during pregnancy
  • Morning sickness
  • What a doula is, and why Daniela decided to use one
  • The different trimesters in pregnancy
  • Other lifestyle changes and adaptations that she made while pregnant
  • The benefits of delayed cord clamping + ingesting the placenta
  • The effect on the pelvic floor
  • Being a part of the motherhood community
  • Daniela’s advice for moms and mom’s to be

 

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Mar 21, 2019

Today we welcome Karen Newell to the show! Karen is the co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, alongside Eben Alexander (listen to our episode with him here), an author, and empowers others in their journeys of self-discovery. There’s so much that goes into sound, spirituality, and consciousness, and Karen does an incredible job at teaching and helping us understand it all. She shares how to enter and engage your own consciousness in order to connect to inner guidance, achieve inspiration, improve wellness and develop intuition. In our conversation we talk about what people experience when they incorporate binaural beats to their daily practice, the spiritual connection that is created when listening to the sounds, and the different types of brain waves we experience. Karen also shares with us her thoughts on using sound and tone for ADD and ADHD, and we hear all about Karen’s book, Living in a Mindful Universe.

 

We also talk about…

  • How Karen began using sound in her meditations
  • Meeting her different spirit guides + connecting with them
  • Astral traveling + out of body experiences
  • Why we chant and om in yoga practice
  • Stored emotional trauma

 

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Mar 19, 2019

We are often asked what balance looks like for us, and honestly, we don’t know!  There is an incredible plus balance looks different to every person. We were part of an event put on by us, Youtube, and Dermalogica on International Women’s Day, surrounding the topic that balance is BS. Achieving balance in life is such a trendy thing to talk about, and at this event, we sat alongside other amazing women to debunk the idea of balance. The panel featured Danika Brysha, Sara Tan, Deepica Mutyala, and Jane Wurwand. Each woman offered so much value and insight to business, entrepreneurism, and this idea that balance is BS. We are so excited for you to give this episode a listen.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Defining milestones for Jane
  • What led Danika to the creation of Model Meals
  • Deepica + Sara on creating boundaries
  • The unsexy side of entrepreneurism and business
  • Different missteps and mistakes we look back on
  • How everyone balances work and personal life
  • Advice for female founder just starting out  

 

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Mar 14, 2019

Today we are joined by Dr. David Perlmutter, a Board-Certified Neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and author of the popular book, Grain Brain. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders, and is a frequent lecturer at top medical universities. Dr. Perlmutter has helped so many people come to understand what excess grain consumption can do to our bodies, and what other ingredients, like sugar, can do as well. In this conversation, we talk about pushback that he’s received about his books and beliefs, the baselines of disease prevention that need attention, and women’s health. Dr. Perlmutter also shares his journey from neurology, into the spark for the work that led him to opening up his own practice, and ultimately to writing Grain Brain.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • What Dr. Perlmutter has learned
  • The disconnection of knowing and acting on information
  • Inflammation and paying better attention to it
  • Maintaining diversity in the gut
  • The wheat industry in America + gluten-free
  • Dr. Perlmutter’s spiritual journey
  • How relationships have played a part in his life and his practice
  • What Dr. Perlmutter eats and how he moves
  • The message that Dr. Perlmutter has for our generation

 

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Mar 12, 2019

So… IT’S OUR 200TH EPISODE! Can you believe it? How the heck did that happen?  It both seems like we’ve done many more, but also feels like we started yesterday.  The past two years have been incredibly expanding for us and for the community, both personally and professionally, and we wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your constant love,support, and inspiration– we absolutely would not be here without you. It has been an honor to be your friends.  Everytime we meet #almost30nation in person, it feels like we’ve known you forever. We are SO proud of you and can’t wait to watch you continue to shine and grow. For today’s episode, we wanted to celebrate this milestone in a special way. You’ll be hearing from people in our community that we admire and respect.  They will answer the question, “What advice would you give your younger self?”

 

We hear advice from…

 

  • Sebastian Terry
  • Millana Snow
  • Candice Kumai
  • Jordan Younger
  • Tim Braun
  • Danielle Pascente
  • Jess Lanyadoo
  • Katrina Scott
  • Karena Dawn
  • Laticia Lee
  • Natalie Miles
  • Sarah Merrill
  • Stacey Simcik
  • Shayla Quinn
  • Bree Melanson
  • Rachel Geicke
  • Michaela Boehm

 

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Mar 7, 2019

We are big fans and have been so deeply impacted by the work and truth of our guest today.  Renowned speaker, author, and podcast host, Ruthie Lindsey joins us for a conversation we will never forget. Ruthie travels the globe sharing her story, empowering others to find purpose in their pain, to look for beauty in the midst of their sacred wounds. Today on the podcast, Ruthie shares her experience with being hit by a vehicle and coming close to death in her youth, and how that trauma set the stage for drug dependence, divorce, and depression in her life. We also talk about the multiple surgeries that Ruthie has endured, what she’s learned through the healing and rising through such trauma, and the incredible journey that’s in front of her. Ruthie’s story of growth from pain and suffering is absolutely unbelievable, and beautiful.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Her father passing
  • Ruthie’s relationship with God
  • Falling back in love with herself
  • Ruthie’s experience with plant medicine
  • Working through anger  
  • How her chosen family has helped her
  • Healing through shame and sexual trauma

 

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Mar 5, 2019

You’ve asked for more episodes on financial wellness, and we’re listening! Today on the podcast we are excited to welcome Sallie Krawcheck is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a digital financial advisor for women, and serves as the Chair of Ellevate Network. Her mission is to get more money into the hands of women in order for them to live better, more positive lives. Can we get an amen?! Sallie was recognized as a top female founder, and as the seventh most powerful woman in the world through various top media outlets. She’s changing the game, she’s thoughtful, and she’s funny. In today’s episode, the three of us talk about diversity and socioeconomic disparity, what it was like when Sallie entered the workforce, and the pay gap and investment gap between men and women.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • Being on Trevor Noah’s show
  • Being fired
  • Sallie’s relationship with her previous husband and her current husband
  • How men can support the movement
  • Raising a son + daughter with a better money relationship
  • How to invest with Ellevest

 

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Feb 28, 2019

Today we sit down with Miki Agrawal. Miki is the Co-Founder + Chief Inventor of THINX, TUSHY, and WILD. THINX is the period-proof underwear company that’s disrupting the feminine-hygiene market, while TUSHY is a modernized bidet set to transform your health, hygiene and life. In Miki’s restaurant, WILD, she serves up seasonal farm-to-table fare that’s gluten-free and delicious. Oh, and did we mention that Miki is also an author, DJ, and mom?  Her new book Disrupt-Her is a  modern woman’s manifesto and now has a permanent spot on our night table’s.  This powerful book is inspiring women all over the world to take powerful action in 13 different areas of their lives.   We know you will say F*CK YEA a few dozen times in this episode, so beware of your surroundings! In today’s conversation we talk about what led Miki to start writing the book and her wakeup call to fulfill her dreams.

 

We also talk about…

 

  • What sparked the idea for THINX
  • How Miki moves past inexperience
  • The way her family champions disruptive mentality
  • Breaking out from societal pre-conditioning  
  • What a S.N.A.G. is + why he’s important
  • Having your voice be heard about the low vibration of porn
  • The contract that Miki and her husband created for the betterment of their relationship
  • Creating and nurturing adult friendships
  • How being on her lit path has enhanced her life

 

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Feb 26, 2019

Today we are joined by Charity Lighten, the chief nutritionist, CEO + co-founder of Silver Fern. Charity has been on the podcast before to talk all things gut health (Episode 85).  For this episode, she wanted to share what she is navigating in real time to hopefully help others who might be dealing with grief, denial, disease, mortality and finding joy in every moment.  Her husband is battling stage four colon cancer, and with four children, Charity is navigating with incredible grace. Warning, in this conversation, the three of us get very emotional. Charity talks about her call to be healthy over being skinny, her husband’s health, and how an enriching life takes effort. We are so grateful to Charity for sharing her journey and reminding us that LOVE IS EVERYTHING.

 

We also talk about…

  • Deciding to be a stay-at-home mom
  • How the her family is maintaining “normalcy”
  • Charity’s first time hearing God speak to her
  • What is serving Charity + what’s not
  • How to have hard conversations
  • Creating the life you want
  • Learning that love is everything

 

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Feb 21, 2019

On today’s podcast episode, Rachel Rosen joins us.  We were blown away by a talk Rachel gave at Spark Portland, which was incredibly informational and inspired action .  Rachel is the founder of SPARK, an interactive and inclusive card game, and she is on a mission to bring more empathy to the world. In her over six years as a coach and facilitator, Rachel has supported communities to come together across racial, gender, sexual identity differences, and cultural differences, facilitating conversations about implicit bias, systemic oppression, and racial equity. We talk about where her desire for her mission came from, her experience with working in and with school systems and why the system isn’t broken, and how SPARK is serving as a fun way to facilitate all types of conversations.

 

We also talk about…

  • A teaching moment she recently had
  • Her first day teaching + the pivotal moment in her career
  • Creating her card game
  • What unconscious biases are + how to consider them
  • What the card game, Spark, is all about and how to play
  • Facilitating conversations with people of all ages
  • Rachel sharing love for her partner

 

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