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Now displaying: April, 2019
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!

 

We also talk about…

 

  • 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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