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Jan 30, 2018

Today we’re chatting with entrepreneur Sarah Levey!! Sarah is the Founder of Y7 Studio, the original hip-hop yoga studio. Humble warrior to Kendrick!? Uh, yes please.. BE HUMBLE. At Y7, you’ll find yourself in a dark, mirrorless, warm room, flowing to hip hop beats, inspired to lose yourself in the music and tune in to your body. Sarah founded Y7 with her husband, believing that the yoga space was missing something like this. We chat about...

 

  • How Y7 went from pop-up to phenomenon
  • Designing the brand vision
  • Building a customer-centric experience
  • Self-funding the business
  • Focusing on your own growth (and not the person next to you)
  • Working alongside your husband

 

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Jan 25, 2018

It’s still Storey week! We’re PUMPED to share a double dose of Luke Storey, lifestyle design expert, transformational coach, and host of The Life Stylist Podcast!! If you haven’t already, you should check out Tuesday’s incredible episode to hear how Luke overcame almost two decades of addiction through spirituality + biohacking.

 

Luke has been sober for more than 20 years, and in that time he’s used himself as a human research lab. He has explored a broad (and sometimes extreme) variety of measures to obtain optimal health, performance, and well-being. From surviving being injected with poisonous Amazonian frog venom to three-week silent meditation trainings in India to neurofeedback training in an isolation chamber, Luke has scoured the Earth for both the most cutting edge + ancient technologies for healing + personal transformation.

 

Luke has applied the results of his field research and used them to not only completely transform his own life, but also the lives of thousands of fans and followers. We learn about…

 

  • Having a potty mouth (and when to edit it)
  • Luke’s journeys in the fashion world + podcast world
  • Biohacking tips + tech you’ve probably never heard of before
  • Being a truth seeker + just being REAL
  • Why being inauthentic + judgemental is a waste of time
  • Finding balance with an extreme lifestyle
  • Relationships + intimacy

 

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Jan 23, 2018

It’s Storey week, #ALMOST30NATION!! We bring you part 1 of our conversation with Luke Storey, a lifestyle design expert + transformational coach who has been KILLING IT as host of The Life Stylist Podcast. His podcast is progressive, thoughtful, vulnerable, and enlightening.  WE ARE HUGE FANS.  In this first episode, we dive deep into Luke’s life before sobriety. Please be careful, your jaw will hit the floor. He has nearly died in the depths of addiction multiple times.  His story of transformation will shock and empower you.

 

Luke transformed his life, and is now pushing the boundaries of what it means to be healthy. He is a biohacker relentlessly exploring all corners of the Earth in search of the ultimate lifestyle enhancements for top performance, health, and fulfillment, and he shares insight about some insane supplements + hacks that you’ve probably never heard of.

 

Come back on Thursday (1/25) for another episode with Luke Storey, in which we go into even more detail on health, wellness, and biohacking. We chat about...

 

  • The unseen bullsh**t part of podcasting that most people don’t realize exists
  • How The Life Stylist Podcast has been a vehicle of transformation + growth
  • Luke’s origin story
  • Drugs at an early age + the weird cult-like reform therapy (that saved Luke’s life)
  • Living a rock & roll dream / nightmare
  • How spirituality saved him
  • Living 20 years sober
  • Luke’s intense, multi-year detox
  • Eliminating toxic thoughts
  • Luke’s favorite life hacks

 

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Jan 16, 2018

Krista + Lindsey sit down for a fun chat with Elissa Goodman, who is a cancer survivor, holistic nutritionist, and lifestyle cleanse expert – and an absolute delight.  We wanted to hang all night!   She knows so much about eating for optimal health, as it relates to feeling + looking your best (she is STUNNING!).  

 

Elissa also knows first hand that what you put in your body and how you treat yourself directly relates to your health.  Elissa started to look at the nourishing side of food after she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the age of 32. By combining holistic alternatives and traditional treatments, she was able to beat the disease. In Cancer Hacks, Elissa shares “a comprehensive plan designed to offer some common-sense, natural, and holistic advice to deal with the fear and uncertainty so many people face when confronted by this terrible disease.”

 

Using the lessons she has learned throughout her life, Elissa created S.O.U.P. – Superfoods.Organic.Uniquely Designed.Prepared with Love. – 5 Day Food Cleanse, and “Cleanse Your Body, Cleanse Your Life” her 21 day online program.  She also collaborates with leading health and wellness partners and is the creator of M Cafe’s macrobiotic REST Cleanse, signature juice blends at Erewhon Market and L.A. juice and a food program soon to be found at Earth Bar locations. We chat about...

 

  • Toxins + natural medicines
  • Why juicing is an effective way to cleanse your body of toxins
  • Being diagnosed with + treating cancer at 32
  • Why we need to get in touch with our intuition and how it can affect our health
  • The nourishing diet hacks that will take you from feeling OK to feeling GREAT.  
  • The importance of a holistic approach when it comes to achieving optimal health

 

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Jan 11, 2018

Double episode week!!! Prepare for intense inspo. On Monday, Krista + Lindsey shared some of the most impactful and hilarious conversations they had throughout 2017, and today it’s all about the big AHA! moments.

 

Krista + Linds are SUPER excited to connect more with #ALMOST30NATION in 2018! They’re planning more events, Almost 30 meetups around the country, and are committed to hearing more from YOU on air! Want to chat? Give us a ring!!

 

Call 1.424.270.1853 and leave them a message if you have any questions, there’s something you want us to discuss on the show, or you just want to share a story!

 

We reflect on...

 

  • Danika Brysha sharing her flexible approach to self-care
  • Thais Sky on flipping the life and business coaching business on its head
  • Biet Simkin shares her meeting with death
  • Candace Burch helps us understand why hormone health should be a top priority
  • Kari Calhoun on body shaming + finding a greater purpose
  • Lacey Phillips on changing the way we manifest

 

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Jan 9, 2018

To celebrate the end of another year, Krista and Linds are doing something a little different. They’ve put together a handful of conversations from 2017 that had a BIG impact on them… or just made them laugh until they snorted.

 

Krista + Linds are also SUPER excited for #ALMOST30NATION in 2018! They’re planning more events, Almost 30 meetups around the country, and generally just want to get to know more of YOU.  For starter’s, give us a ring!!

 

Call 1.424.270.1853 and leave us a message if you have any questions, there’s something you want us to discuss on the show, or you just want to share a story!

 

We look back and check out...

 

  • Kelly LeVeque on turning off hunger hormones + changing your breakfast to the fab 4 smoothie
  • Layla Martin chats about legendary love + her traumatic road to finding it
  • Sophie Jaffe talking honestly about marriage troubles + evolution
  • Heidi Stevens teaches us to manifest success + break down the limiting stories that we tell ourselves about money
  • Ryan O'Flanagan’s WEIRD trip to the gym
  • Stuffing + destuffing bras
  • Eating and being full
  • Baby talk in bed
  • Eating only kiddie meals
  • + MORE

 

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Jan 2, 2018

Today Krisa + Linds sit down with the spiritual, intuitive, Tanaaz Chubb. She is an astrologist, the co-creator of ForeverConscious.com, and the author of The Power of Positive Energy. We dive deep into moon cycles, planetary alignment, and how you can honor the Forever You – the eternal part of you that is bigger than just this life. We chat about…

 

  • The awakening that revealed Tanaaz’s purpose
  • How starting small is the key to making your dream a reality
  • Manifesting Charmed
  • What Astrology is & how it affects our energy
  • How you can deepen your understanding of astrology + sense of self
  • Listening to your intuition
  • Tanaaz’s spiritual practices
  • How to communicate with your spirit guides (learn more in this article by Tanaaz)
  • Being yourself + embracing positive energy
  • How you can develop your own spiritual practice

 

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Dec 26, 2017

#ALMOST30NATION!  MERRY/HAPPY EVERYTHING!  With 2018 right around the corner, we wanted to gift you an episode that will help you “release the white knuckle grip on what you think should happen” this coming year, and lean into the unpredictable, trusting that you will learn more about who you really are.  Krista and Linds sit down for a beautiful + intimate conversation with Natalie Kuhn, Executive Director of The Class by Taryn Toomey, a cathartic workout that will give you a physical and emotional release unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.  Natalie lives every day following her soul’s purpose.  

 

We touch on a sudden loss and the process of grief – but Natalie never ceases to be positive, honest, vulnerable, and dedicated to finding humor.  We also unwrap...

 

  • The origins of The Class
  • The importance of the women who mentor us
  • Turning heart-wrenching loss into mind-blowing beauty
  • Following her heart to manifest a beautiful life (with her best friend!)
  • What it means to pause
  • Three of the best words to hear in any relationship
  • Why giving ourselves moments to RECHARGE is essential
  • Being in a place of choice
  • PLUS a bonus chat with some of the creatives behind Yeah Field Trip...Krista + Linds are teaching a class on starting a podcast at YFT in February! Join us!! WOO!

 

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Dec 19, 2017

The funny, the passionate, and mega intelligent Suzanne Hall, Co-Founder + Editor-In-Chief of The Chalkboard Mag, joins Krista and Lindsey this week for a wellness pow-wow. The girls LOVE Chalkboard because it offers a really positive, motivational, and sexy space for people to learn about the hottest new trends in wellness. Interested in living well, building a brand, building a business in the wellness space, or how to find your gateway to wellness?  Suzanne is your gal.  We chat about:  

 

  • The origin of The Chalkboard Mag
  • Pressed Juicery--making juicing sexy
  • Flipping the ON switch for wellness
  • Why is has made it her mission to make products and practices that are good for people, more attractive
  • Where her passion for health and wellness started
  • The link between spirituality and food
  • Listening to your gut + intuition when immersing yourself in wellness practices
  • How to start a blog or wellness business today
  • Ruthless honesty + self-love

 

We’re also getting excited for the New Year, so Suzanne reflects on her favorite trends of 2017 and predicts what she believes will be the biggest + best trends of 2018.



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Dec 12, 2017

Charity Lighten is here to inspire and teach. For most of her life she was “dying to be skinny.” We discuss her path to an inner awakening that has led her to honor her body and pursue a career as a Plant-Based Nutritionist + Food for Life Cooking Instructor. She is on a mission to inspire and educate people on keeping our bodies healthy, so that we don’t wait until we are sick to do something about it. Krista and Linds are obsessed with how the gut and bacteria affect our brain, digestion, mood, and holistic health, so this conversation is really enlightening (and emotional!). Charity also opens up about her husband’s battle with cancer. Perhaps the most inspiring part of this conversation was the way in which the Lighten chooses love over fear EVERY DAY. Grab your tissues.

 

You can expect to learn more about:

  • How to stay positive in the face of so much pain
  • How her faith has taught her to trust the plan and find peace
  • How Charity finds BEAUTY and LOVE in the most unlikely places – even cancer
  • The Human Microbiome Project
  • How society is creating a barrier between humans and the ecosystem of bacteria we need to THRIVE
  • What we really mean when we say “gut” + how to promote good gut health
  • How you can harm your healthy bacteria
  • A deep dive into the gut-brain connection
  • Charity’s thoughts on enemas + colonics
  • How different DIETS affect bacteria + disease

 

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Dec 7, 2017

The #1 fitness babe in LA, Danielle Pascente, is back!  Krista and Lindsey love Danielle for so many reasons.  At the top of that list is her REALNESS.  It has been incredible to watch Danielle over the last year.  She has experienced exponential growth in her business, and behind the scenes has been working hard to balance her hormones naturally and heal her digestion issues.  Danielle has been super vulnerable and shared her journey on social media, giving women dealing with similar issues hope and support.  This is what it’s all about.  As always, our sit-down with Danielle is full of laughs and honest convo.  What you can expect to learn:

 

  • How Danielle balanced her hormones naturally
  • How to grow a KICK-ASS business (without getting too burnt out)
  • The changes she made and the foods she swears by to aid in healing her digestion
  • How to create healthy boundaries on social media
  • How she slimmed down + lost weight by lifting heavy weights
  • Why doing what feels good to you will change your life and your body
  • Her latest workout routines that have completely changed her body

 

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Dec 5, 2017

To say Jessamyn Stanley is inspiring would be an understatement! Her truth gave the girls SO MUCH PAUSE. This episode is a shining example of why Krista and Lindsey love interviewing people for Almost 30.  They were shaken, shifted, and felt inspired to take a closer look at how they are living. Jessamyn is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and the author of Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body.

 

Linds, Krista, and Jessamyn sit down for an incredible conversation about how she first got into yoga (which she hated at the time), social media, community, self-esteem + self-worth, and why she believes that yoga can save the world.

 

  • Cultivating a COMMUNITY
  • Why Jessamyn didn’t enjoy yoga the first time she did it + why she kept going
  • Going from negativity to positivity
  • The problematic standards in our society when it comes to race, gender, and body type.
  • Life pre-yoga teacher training + post-yoga teacher training
  • The effects yoga has on the body from the inside out.
  • How to deal with haters and why they are some of her best inspiration to stand her ground
  • Why Every Body Yoga is a love letter to everybody who wants to practice yoga, but doesn’t think it’s for them

 

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Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body by Jessamyn Stanley

Connect with Jessamyn: JessamynStanley.com | Instagram

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Nov 28, 2017

Linds sits down for a one-on-one interview with Tero Isokauppila, the Founder + President of Four Sigmatic, a natural superfoods company specializing in mushroom-based drink powders (that you’ve probably already heard Krista and Linds talking all about). Mushrooms aren’t new, but they’re about to be the next BIG thing! Are you ready to hop on the wellness train?

 

  • 13 generations of foraging for mushrooms in Finland
  • The SUPER POWERS of women
  • The responsibility of being an expert
  • Theories about why mushrooms aren’t as popular in Anglosaxon cultures
  • Top four adaptogenic mushrooms and how/why to use them
  • Creating FUN ways to consume mushrooms
  • How mushrooms enhance human performance + heal the body
  • Saying NO

 

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Nov 21, 2017

Krista & Linds are catching up with each other after an eventful weekend, and they have a lot to talk about! Also, Lindsey isn’t an almost anymore – she’s 30 now (and she’s excited)!

 

Krista spent the weekend at Summit LA17, where she was surrounded by people who are doing BIG things, dreaming bigger, giving back, and wanting to make the most of their lives. Linds went to PatreCon, a conference for creators put on by Patreon.

 

  • October was a period of TRANSITION
  • Acting classes at The Groundlings + working on the craft
  • Summit LA17 was a conference + a party (but just a conference for Krista...)
  • Krista’s favorite speakers at Summit LA17: Esther Perel, Jessica Alba, Andre Agassi, Brian Grazer, Dean Ornish, Tim Ferriss, Jane Fonda + Biet Simkin
  • Why infidelity is a big topic NOW, but not before
  • Double standards for women in business + society
  • Why for-profit companies can sometimes do more good than non-profit
  • Meeting new people
  • Some of Lindsey’s favorite people at PatreCon, like James Higa + Kina Grannis
  • Patreon preview

 

Learn more at almost30podcast.com.

 

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Learn more about relationships w/ Esther Perel: EstherPerel.com

Nov 14, 2017

Today on Almost 30, Krista and Lindsey are honored to welcome Lacy Phillips.  She is the creative, connected spirit behind the blog Free and Native and a Manifestation Advisor.  

She had a conscious awakening at 25, which changed the trajectory of her life.  Started manifesting her own way after reading a slew of manifestation books that didn't resonate with her.  We talk to Lacy about the birth of Free and Native  and how she began sharing her own way of manifesting with friends and clients.  Soon she realized, IT WORKED.

 Are you feeling stuck?  Wrapped up in the self-help books and wanting clarity on the process to attract what you want?   Do you consistently attract the same type of people or the same type of chaos?  Are you curious about the deep connection between your subconscious and your reality?  Do you want to call in your future partner?  If you are simply on a journey to get to know yourself better.....than this episode is for you.

We talk about:

  • How Lacy's method of manifesting is fundamentally different than mainstream methods
  • What is reparenting?
  • How the subconscious mind is the magnet in manifestation
  • The purpose of lessons and tests from the universe as it pertains to manifestation
  • Lacy's version of hypnosis 
  • Doing the homework and observing the shifting self
  • Reprogramming smallness and finding accountability
  • What are expanders?
  • How to call in your future partner

#Almost30nation, we are so stoked to hear from you once you start implementing Lacy's manifestation method.  It's exciting and empowering when you realize that you have the ability to attract what you want most in this life.  Be sure to check out Lacy's blog, Free and Native, linked above!  Grab a notebook, happy listening!! xx

Nov 7, 2017

Ever wondered what it's actually like to "Follow The Yellow Brick Road"? Well, newsflash IT'S HARD WORK. And the hilarious and talented rising star, MIA SERAFINO is here to tell us why. We're in need of some serious everyday inspo so get ready for grounded girl talk with Mia, an actress who's been on Shameless, Saving Mr. Banks, Crowded, and you guessed it, Oz: The Great & Powerful.

This episode is honest and hilarious. We talk about the true consistency it takes to get what you want when pursuing your dream, being an actress in a town like L.A, putting your head down and doing the work, her transition between her early 20's and her late 20's, the challenges of being female in the entertainment industry, doubling for Mila Kunis, and kissing Hugh Jackman. That's right, HUGH FUCKING JACKMAN. Who then became one of her major acting mentors. #SAME. 

Mia inspired us to the MAX, sharing her mantras that make her feel legitimate and confident in any situation. But in terms of the battle of balance - relationships, career, your craft, money, and everything in between - even if you're not an actress, this conversation is something that we can all relate to. Some goodies from this episode...

  • "I never cared about being famous, I just wanted to be good."
  • "The harder I worked, the luckier I got."
  • "When you just make it about the work, nothing else matters."

 

Oct 31, 2017

It's that time of year again ALMOST30NATION. Booze, cookies, candy, holiday craziness in general ... the temptations ARE REAL. That's why we brought in JESSICA SUCHAN, LA Holistic Nutritionist + Health Coach, to save us (and our booty's) from falling off the wagon this holiday season. Not only is this episode going to help navigate you through the next few months, but Jess (of Body Bliss by Jess) is all about navigating you through your food journey, emotionally, physically, spiritually, scientifically, etc. AKA you're gonna need a notebook. Maybe two.

If you remember one of our OG Guests, Hormone Queen + Expert, Candace Burch, is actually the mother of Miss Jessica Suchan. Body Bliss Coaching definitely runs in their fam bam. But Jess had a long and unique story on her road to being a health coach. Because her family was health-oriented from the get-go (we're talking buying almond milk before anyone even knew that existed), it was engraved in her brain being active and eating well. It wasn't until high school when she quit sports and continued to eat the junk food she had been consuming for years, that she started going down an unhealthy path with food. In order to loose weight, she restricted herself, binging on the weekends, saving up to buy "the ab belt", and weight loss pills. When Jess got to college, everything just escalated.

Her story continues with ...

  • Jess's first job out of college as a nutrition coach for an extremely restricting weight loss company, while she was still dealing with her own demons
  • LOSING + GAINING 40 POUNDS several different times
  • being surrounded by a family that was 100% dedicated to a restricting diet
  • how RESENTMENT was a key part of her battle with food
  • the word "DIET" versus "LIFESTYLE"
  • moving to LA with a "Devil Wears Prada" boss, triggering her former habits, feeling sick and exhausted all of the time
  • how her stressful + unhealthy lifestyle in LA caused constant migraines + how a program for ending migraines saved her life
  • her 3AM OPIPHANY for becoming a HEALTH COACH + quitting her crazy media job
  • "90% of diets fail" - because it's a "quick fix"
  • how EVERYTHING - food, relationships, home life, jobs, self-care - is a piece of the puzzle to create a healthy life
  • "SUGAR COATING YOUR LIFE" - the biological addicting power of sugar
  • what happens when you DON'T eat sugar?
  • THE COMPARISON GAME - it's twisted, it's nasty, and it's not okay
Oct 24, 2017

This week we're givin' off some HIGH VIBES, talking all things CRYSTALS, and much much more with the founders and CEO's of Energy Muse, HEATHER ASKINOSIE + TIMMI JANDRO! Long story short, Heather and Timmi have been friends for nearly 45 years, living lives of adventure, spirituality, and self-exploration and healing. While Heather was the queen of holistic energy experiments in her home in Manhattan beach for many years, Timmi worked in the garment industry for just as long. And with that combination, Energy Muse was born - celebrating the use of crystals for living your best, most magical life!

Back to the show though, for those of you who don't know anything about crystals and need that CRYSTALS 101 lesson, this episode is for you. We start off with a CRYSTAL STONE READING (oooo la fricken la), to reveal what's going on in our lives and find more clarity. And from there we explore ...

  • their stories growing up together, their former careers, and jumping into adulthood
  • first starting their business - making necklaces, performing energy experiments, and doing their low-key crystal deals
  • the evolution of Heather and Timmi's business partnership and trusting relationship
  • when they were trailblazers in the new and fragile crystal industry + the stigma that came with that
  • the energy of the earth + how it got a bad rap
  • how crystals and stones are TOOLS for life - for ritual purposes, gaining composure, touch, feeling comforted, and reminding yourself the value of the Earth
  • what Heather + Timmi have to say to the SKEPTICS
  • our unique ways of realigning ourselves
  • what it was like writing their new book "Crystal Muse" - and how therapeutic and hard the process was
  • showing up for yourself for 11 minutes a day, a ritual, a practice, anything, and if you can't do that, how can you commit to anything else
  • “Do something consistently for yourself for 11 days, or even 40 days, for 11 minutes a day, you’re going to learn more about yourself in that time frame than you can in years of therapy.”

  • Timmi + Heather on how crystals and self-energy work is more than about just you, but it's about being a COLLECTIVE WORLD

  • the power of that recent ECLIPSE in August and what's happened to the Earth since then

  • and LINDSEY'S ACCURATE and MOVING READING from Heather - it's going to BLOW YOUR MIND

Oct 17, 2017

Originally from Ecuador, our talented guest this week, Diego Perez, actually goes by another name - YUNG PUEBLO! This past year he blew up on Instagram under the pen name @yungpueblo sharing poems, love notes to the universe, and everyday, simple mantras by which to live your life. Not only is he a writer, but a student and expert practicer of Vipassana mediation and speaker. Through his work, he hopes to support the healing of the individual, knowing that when people release their personal burdens it helps humanity build a global peace. MIC DROP. Or more like PEN DROP ...

SO LET'S GET TO THE GOOD STUFF & WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:

  • Why "Yung Pueblo"? Diego talks about his Ecuador roots and the true meaning of his people, origins, and name
  • the inspiration for his words, which come from SIMPLE HUMAN LESSONS we learn growing up
  • Fun Fact: Diego mediates for not one but TWO HOURS a day - DAMN, teach us your ways!
  • how his words and his creativity grows through mediation
  • his Catholic upbringing & how he was a big "doubter" - not feeling complete in his spiritual practice
  • his fascination and focus on LIBERATION and FREEDOM
  • what its like to go on a 10 DAY MEDITATION & how much sh*t presented itself to Diego when he embarked on it & how it WORKS
  • Diego's upbringing, his drug + party filled college and post grad experience
  • drugs, alcohol, and how it AFFECTS YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
  • how taking hallucinogenic drugs (LSD, etc.) affect YOU, your THOUGHTS, and the way you LEARN
  • being PRESENT, whether it means you are sober or not
  • the power of MEDITATING instead of doing drugs AKA the mind calming and the mind stressing
  • the idea of ONENESS VERSUS NOTHINGNESS, that there's not one answer to everything
  • how the chaos in our lives are VITAL to understanding your inner self and peace
  • how INNER PEACE contributes to GLOBAL peace and collective consciousness
  • the POWER of SOCIAL MEDIA and lying to yourself
Oct 10, 2017

With everything going on in the world, good & bad, it's about time we have another MYSTICAL MAMA on the show to work with our energy. The fiery and foxy ALEXANDRA ROXO (side note: what a fabulous name) is one of LA's best ENERGY and TRANSFORMATIONAL workers, seeking all things mystical and magic. She's also an actress and director, working with names like Spike Jonze, Clive Owen, and Steven Soderbergh. Needless to say, she's a bundle of creative light that we all need right here, right now (Not to mention, she's speaking at our Sex, Love, & Other Things event).

With a Catholic father from a Brazil and a New Age-y mother from Georgia, Alexandra began immersing herself in a spiritual lifestyle from the early age of 12. From angels, spirits, ghosts, and auras, she was constantly surrounded by religion and the curiosity of other-worldlyness, with the help of her guide Bobby. When she got to college at New York University, she took it to the next level and dived into studying meditation in Italy, living a healthy lifestyle, and studying Eastern Religion Traditions. However, when she discovered Moon Rituals from one of her professors at NYU, she realized that kind of feminism was missing from all of the other practices. And she found her calling as a healer and energy worker.

From there, we went into ...

  • PLANT MEDICINE - in particular, AYAHUASCA - what is it? why should you use? what does it do? where do people use it in the world? what is it like?

  • how Ayahuasca HELPED Alexandra FORGIVE HERSELF, about everything from body image, doing good, and letting go of guilt and shame

  • "Hey girl you either do good stuff on this planet, like everything you say has to be for the good of all, or don't say a word." - Alexandra on what she realized during her use of Ayahuasca

  • "All of that is useful to heal and to work through things that are causing barriers between you and your best self. It's not just for play but if you really want to break through to the other side, it's self-awareness, self-consciousness issues, body image issues, issues with your parents, all of those things can really help you." - Alexandra on practicing plant medicine

  • we touch on ALIENS and fairies too (hehe)

  • her WRITING about sex, medicine, wellness, and spirituality on The Numinous, Mind Body Green, and Horoscope.com

  • her badass, raw, and real MENTORSHIP PROGRAM - intuitively bringing women into their emotional bodies and connecting with every part of your body

  • MOON CLUB - her group mentorship program based on the Moon's Rituals, making yourself your own healer, and sharing stories in a safe/open community

  • how to find a SPACE OF SURRENDER (not involving tequila)

  • "One thing is that a lot of spiritual practices are actually masculine-centric in the sense that they come from a place of structure and rigidity. Our whole lives are so structured, I mean we have fricken Google Calendar and all of this stuff going on all day. What I find missing from women's lives is a space of surrender." - Alexandra on surrendering

  • the difference between being SLUTTY and SEXUALITY

  • how WOMEN TRIGGER EACH OTHER - especially with men and beauty

  • THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HEAL/EMPOWER YOURSELF!

Oct 3, 2017

This week we are not holding back from getting deep, deep, deep and neither is our angel of a guest SOPHIE JAFFE! If you're in the mood to talk relationships, trusting your instincts, carving your own path, and figuring our your life "philosophies", then this episode is going to change your week (month, or year honestly). For those of you who aren't familiar with the spiritual spearhead that is Miss Sophie Jaffe, she's a Southern Californian, certified raw food chef and yoga teacher, health and wellness expert, and founder of the raw food brand Philosophie! She's also a mother of two beautiful boys, and a wife, making family and relationships a HUGE part of our discussion with her. One thing that people don't realize about Sophie, is that she started making huge, extremely independent life choices at a very young age compared to most people, whether she knew it or not. She started a business, had a publicist, worked religiously when other people were in school, and fell into a serious relationship, with a lot of loose ends. She's FULL of life lessons and Almost 30 wisdom.

That being said, here's what she shared with us:

  • her liberal, optimistic, and CAN-DO UPBRINGING, with parents that encouraged her to trust her instincts and do what she wants
  • the rough, but CRAZY INTERESTING BEGINNINGS of her health and wellness career at 19 years old
  • working and COOKING for A-list celebs like George Clooney + Gerard Butler
  • being entrepreneurial/starting a business at a VERY YOUNG AGE
  • getting a serious relationship, very fast
  • the TRUE DEPTHS of falling in love - sex, lies, identity & THE WORK IT TAKES TO MAINTAIN IT
  • the GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY of marriage, children, and making love last
  • dealing with and PROCESSING your emotions in some of the darkest times of your life and HOW TO TURN IT INTO A POSITIVE LIGHT
  • filtering out your SOCIAL NET(WORK)
  • sharing the current events of the world with your kids
Sep 26, 2017

This week we're talkin' about SEX, LOVE & OTHER THINGS (hehe shameless plug for our event on October 14th) with Co-Founder and CEO of Unbound Box, POLLY RODRIGUEZ!  We discuss everything from how and why she started Unbound Box, her battle at 21 years old with colon cancer and early menopause, the male dominated sex industry, to sexuality as a whole. Polly and Unbound Box have been featured in press like BustleThe New York Times, Bravo, Glamour, and POPSUGAR for revolutionizing the sex industry and giving the best advice as a boss-ass business owner. With that being said, here's some of the goodies we explore in the episode:

  • Polly's experience with colon cancer while living abroad in Spain - having the symptoms and not knowing what to do, dropping out of school, chemotherapy, surgeries, being catapulted into menopause, and ultimately being embarrassed by her illness and sexuality
  • the negative stigmas with menopause and any major health deficiency
  • her professional time on Capitol Hill, then moving to Manhattan and deciding to go into business strategy and working for a dating startup
  • why SEX is so stigmatized & how Polly found the market opportunity to address it through a brand new project
  • the resistance and criticism she received for starting Unbound Box, with her reputation being highly judged
  • her first sex trade show, the mechanics of the show, & how it was male dominated
  • what it's really like to not only start a business as a female, but to FIND INVESTORS as a female for a sex business
  • how to get the attention of INVESTORS and the art of the PITCH
  • what is a SEXY that people can relate to
  • how sex is more a WELLNESS and SELF-CARE action than a taboo
  • how for women, sexuality is all about PERMISSION and we talk about how to give to yourself
Sep 21, 2017

Glad we got her on show before she fricken blows up around the world because ISABELLE is a superstar inside and out. This week we are joined by Isabelle Pasquelone, born and raised in Atlanta, she's a singer, body positivity activist, and former American Idol contestant. Growing up, she was the "singer chick", who was always, always, always singing, starting voice lessons at 7 years old. For college, she attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music, the only college she applied to BTW (*snaps for Isabelle), where she created a vast network for herself, learned traditional songwriting and the craft as a whole, and never regretted her decision.

Basically, we dive into her music-based WORLD, including her ...

  • experience with AMERICAN IDOL - how she never wanted to audition, got to the top 20 women finalists, how the whole thing is very unrealistic, and what it did for her career
  • HOPES and EXPECTATIONS on making it + her career during American Idol
  • the deep knowing of the outcomes of your experiences + opportunities
  • time on BROADWAY - and the up's and down's of that life
  • move to LOS ANGELES, like many of our amazing guests
  • new song UNLABELED, the music video, + how it stemmed from being told she was "too big" to be a singer or to be in Hollywood
  • real issues behind being a BODY POSITIVITY ACTIVIST - like Isabelle and Danika Brysha
  • solutions and optimism for building body positivity, whether you're bigger, smaller, older, younger, and anything in between
  • ability to FEED HER CREATIVITY
  • response to people saying she's so "brave" for just being her
  • take on PHOTOSHOP (*thumbs DOWN)

SO MANY QUOTABLE GOODIES in this episode #Almost30Nation! We hope you feel as inspired as we do by our conversations with Isabelle.

Sep 19, 2017

Raise your hand if you've avoided learning about Ayurveda because you can't pronounce it or it sounds really intimidating!  US TOO!!  Sahara Rose, author of 'Idiot's Guide to Ayurveda' joins the girls this week to make Ayurveda a practice you can begin TODAY.  This 26 year old Ayurvedic practitioner and holistic health coach has been called, "A leading voice for the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift" by Deepak Chopra.  Once addicted to junk food and disconnected from the excess and lack in her body systems, Sahara is now bridging the gap between Eastern and Western health systems, by helping people tap into their body's own innate healing wisdom.  Have you been feeling bloated?  Or lethargic?  Has your skin been flaring up?  Or have you had trouble losing those last few pounds?  An imbalance in your Dosha's could be the answer!  Here is what you can expect to learn from this episode:

  • Gain clarity on your life's purpose based on your unique strengths
  • Dosha's and Dharma
  • How ayurvedic practitioners study the body
  • How to detect imbalances in your Dosha's
  • Practices you can implement today to help balance your Dosha's
  • How your Dosha is related to your Dharma
  • What are Krista + Lindsey's Dosha's and how do they explain the way they feel
  • Chakra are energy centers--how they can tell you about what is going on emotionally.
  • Uh, oh...Why Kombucha is not Ayurveda approved
  • Ayurvedic stance on colonics
  • Why listening to her Kosha when it said to go up and introduce herself to Deepak Chopra changed her life 
  • SO MUCH MORE.  
You can connect with Sahara Rose at www.iamsahararose.com, and you can listen to her podcast, "Highest Self", on iTunes!  
Sep 14, 2017

Taking a break from regularly scheduled programming to say HBD to LINDSEY! In this very special and very unique episode, we take the time to wish our very own almost 30 podcast host, Lindsey Simcik a happy birthday! We've compiled all the love notes we could from her family, friends and those in #almost30nation to make this birthday extra special for the one that works so hard to bring bomb content to us each week! Now that she's no longer 'Almost 30', we may need to change the name? JK pls stop asking. Enjoy!

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