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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!

Sep 12, 2017

Pulling again from our hat of comedians our listeners know and love, we bring on the one, the only, BILLY GRIFFIN. And boy, will you sh*t your pants from laughing so hard, and within in the first minutes no less. We're keepin' things light and a lil cray cray with Billy, a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, and host, who's been on America's Funniest Home Videos, performs local stand-up, and with the infamous Second City Improv Program in Chicago.

Right away we dive into only the most random of everyday thoughts, like "How am I going to pay for my kid's college tuition?", "How did my parents even afford that?", or "Was my father shitting himself in a closet somewhere when he realized how much it cost?" Or if that isn't hitting home for you, Billy opens up about how he went from college football star, moving to Chicago and working shitty recruiting and insurance jobs, and then moving back home. But coincidentally, he won enough money on a game show to move out to Los Angeles and finally pursue comedy. Basically, this is where his comedic journey begins and he explains everything from ...

  • pumping up his crowds
  • getting pre-show jitters no matter how charismatic you are
  • his very first gig
  • all of his comedian friends and their equally funny encounters
  • what it means to be a "Warm Up Guy" for show audiences
  • how dating in LA is like having a JOB - you have to be proactive
  • the fear of grabbing coffee with someone you don't know that well ...
  • dating PET PEEVES
  • the best questions to start dating app convos with 
 
Sep 5, 2017

#ALMOST30NATION, Krista + Lindsey bring you an angel on earth.  Shiva Rose joins us this week to help detoxify us and empower us!  Shiva is the goddess behind the blog "The Local Rose" and the Shiva Rose beauty and skincare line.  From her days as a successful actress in Hollywood, to her marriage at a young age to another successful actor, to her life as a young mom diagnosed with three autoimmune diseases: lupus, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis...and to her life now as an evolved citizen of earth, on a mission to heal herself and others through nature.  Some highlights from their conversation include:

  • how the evolution of her life has built her character and her gratitude
  • how she remained strong at a very young age as she was escaping Iran during the revolution
  • why her rebellious nature helped her to be her own health advocate
  • how nature healed her soul after her 16 year marriage ended in divorce
  • why she believes growing your own food and consciously detoxifying your life should be mainstream
  • the inspiration behind her skincare line
  • why women need to love their pussy's (insert kitty emoji)
Shiva's spirit, her brand, and her mission are nurturing and nourishing, and WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS!  For more Shiva goodness, visit www.shivarose.com.  
 
 
Aug 29, 2017

This week we bring on one of our long-time idols and guru for all things motivational, CHRISTINE HASSLER. Basically, she's a personal transformation genius - along with a bestselling author, podcast host, TV show host on TLC, & keynote speaker. She's a go-to mind for seeking clarity in any part of life, whether it's love, relationships, careers, personal goals, and most importantly, the immense change that happens in your 20's and 30's.


By the time she was 25, she was the youngest agent in Hollywood, getting promoted, attending all of the award shows, making more money than most people her age, and dating a hot-shot producer. She had it all ... but did she? That's what we dive into. This realization that she wasn't truly doing things for herself sparked her big transition, which included quitting her job, going in debt, and losing the love her life by the time she was 26. So needless to say, things were changing and she decided to do something about it. MAJOR KEYWORDS here, people: beliefs, decisions, change, identity ... And not to mention, all of these GOLDEN goodies from Christine:

  • in your 20's you think every decision is a forever decision
  • living for society or living for yourself
  • being a victim or a creator in any difficult situations
  • the idea that things need to fall apart to be rebuilt
  • how everyone deals with their emotions/insecurities/fears, ie. behavior, mannerisms, actions, mentality, etc.
  • as children we don't have control over what happens to us, but when you're an adult, it's UP TO YOU, which can be scary
  • "reacting to the programming" - how did you grow up, what were you told, what does it mean & how does it effect our own personal decisions?
  • what do you BELIEVE about life that makes IT HARDER?
  • ANXIETY coming from beliefs that don't serve us
  • we spend more time avoiding rejecting instead of doing what we want
  • how to show up EXTERNALLY + INTERNALLY for yourself in order to handle REJECTION
  • the toxic game of PEOPLE PLEASING
    Get ready to walk away from this ep feeling MOTIVATED, BADASS, + READY AF for everything!
Aug 22, 2017

"OH HI, HOW ARE YA?  WHAT'S NEW?!  OH EVERYTHING?"....Basically, how this episode starts.  Krista and Lindsey are so in love with #almost30nation, wrapped around all of your lil fingers, that they have not made the time to actually sit down and catch the f*ck up!  So they decided to lock themselves in the studio and do that.  Krista just got back from a few weeks of traveling--she attended 100 weddings and tried to avoid talking about being vegan because LET HER LIVE.  We get all of the travel deets and dont's.  As we follow the convo, the girls get honest about their pet peeves, Lindsey's dating life, and thoughts on aliens.  And then the conversation takes on a mind of it's own:

  • Lindsey receives a sex toy box at work
  • The Erewhon Chronicles
  • WTF is happening at FB...Artificial intelligence going rogue!?
  • Why communication between guys and girls is just the hardest thing you'll ever master
And finally, they answer your questions!  We cover morning routines, supplements, how they juggle all of the jobs, projects, hustles...
 
Lindsey + Krista want to hear more from you!  Like, tell them what has been up!  New relationship?  New Job?  Nightmare wedding story?  Addicted to English muffins?  Can't train your boyfriend to pee in the toilet?  Talk to us.  Love you.
Aug 17, 2017

Krista and Lindsey are so excited to welcome Kimberly Rae Miller to the podcast this week!  #Almost30nation listeners who attended the "Love Your Body" event got to read Kimberly's new book Beautiful Bodies before anyone else!  The response has been, well, beautiful.  Kimberly brings a balanced dose of humor, curiosity, depth, and vulnerability to the body positive space.  

As a child model, she became aware of her body at a very young age.  Kimberly shares what it was like dieting alongside her mom to prepare for a beauty pageant, how her obsession with being perfect stemmed from her father's hoarding, and how the exhaustion with ALL of this eventually inspired her to examine the connection between her upbringing and her relationship with her body.  We unwrap:

  • How being honest about your broken parts opens up a healing conversation  
  • Her first book "Coming Clean", a memoir about her upbringing in a hoarder's household
  • Why she owes her entire career to her poor relationship with her body
  • How a miscarriage showed her how to be compassionate with her body
  • How her exhaustion with the obsession of losing weight inspired her to look beyond her body and seek MORE
  • Highlights from and insight on her new book, Beautiful Bodies, which is a thoughtful  blend of memoir and social history.

FAM, we have all had negative self talk at one time or another.  A thought that buries itself so deep in our subconscious that it creates this alternate reality where we are not good enough.  Well we hope this episode assures you that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  What you are feeling or have felt, someone else has felt that too.  Kimberly is so honest and candid, we can't wait for you to connect with her.  Take a deep breath of gratitude for that body of yours.  IT IS AH-MAZING.  Happy listening, babies!

 

 

 

Aug 15, 2017

Oh, this episode is just a couple of models just having a discussion about models doing model things. JUST KIDDING. But, what a discussion that would be ... On the real tho, Krista and Linds sat down this week with a #reallifemodel KARI CALHOUN, one of the most popular names in America's Next Top Model history (Season 21, what uppppp!). And we get to all the details, from start to finish on her model journey. 

 

We talk about her story, moving from Dallas to Iowa to Los Angeles, and why she fell in love with the city full of so many opportunities. (She literally hopped off the plane at LAX) Although at first she never took her modeling career seriously, she got signed to a boutique agency and started going to auditions, which were as intense as people say they are. There was a long period where Kari's lack of confidence was showing through the camera & kept her asking "Why am I not getting it?" or "What am I doing wrong?" So how did she get her groove back? Soul searching, not giving a f*ck, letting go, taking everything step-by-step, & realizing the auditions that best fit HER.

 

Kari also lays down the law when it comes to #INSTAMODELS & why they shouldn't be honored or idolized. "What goes viral about you should be your character and how you live your life, " she explains. MIC FRICKEN DROP. And in addition, she touches on how gratitude can get lost during the hustle. SUCH A GOOD POINT!

 

But we all know you want to hear about Kari's ANTM career started, which by the way, was when Kari was holding a plank at the gym while a casting director approached her! From the drama to the producers egging things on, Kari TELLS ALL & she learned more than she could have imagined from it. But you'll have to hear for yourself now on #iTunes!

 

Aug 8, 2017

So we're over halfway through 2017 & this is where we can really make or break our year. Whether you're feeling motivated, lost AF, or just need some life inspo, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU. The gal behind Careergasm, SARAH VERMUNT, has a little career pow-wow with Krista and Linds this week, talking everything from finding your perfect job, knowing when to move on, and manifesting it yourself.

Sarah has been a writer and career coach for Forbes, Entrepreneur Inc., The Huffington Post, making her a KILLER resource to have when it comes to finding your work groove. 

For two years, she felt like she was operating through her job with the mindset that she wasn't supposed to completely love it. And this episode is about realizing what works and what doesn't, and making the changes to allow you to LOVE your job. Hence, CAREERGASM. Okay, but let's get to the good stuff. We dove through ...

  • our PARENT'S generation, where their career mentality is about being financially fruitful and NOT completely loving your job
  • for something to be of value, it has to be HARD?
  • the thought, "I don't want to be as UNHAPPY as my parents"
  • your SATURN RETURN
  • TOP 5 PARALYZING thoughts for stalling your career/success
  • do CREATIVTIY & ARTISTRY go hand in hand? Do you have to be both?
  • start by making a LIST of the things you want MORE of and the things you want LESS of
  • the art of having a SIDE HUSTLE
Aug 1, 2017

Okay ladies + gents ... this episode is a BIG ONE. Not only do we have one but TWO guests, Danielle and Whitney of Sakara Life. They've known each other since they were twelve in Arizona, and moved to the Big Apple for their dreams of modeling and working on Wall Street. But as time passed, their struggles grew along with their go-go-go kind of lifestyle. Things basically got CRAY ... fast. Everything started to add up, from going-out, getting acne, drinking, eating out all of the time, working 80 hours/week, and not taking the time to take care of themselves. And this is how their new new lifestyle started.

They both had a lot of healing and needed to remind each other food is medicine. So from there they started being their own guinea pigs, and cooking their own meals and creating their own recipes. Eventually, they knew they were on to something, and they started delivering meals on their bikes around NYC to their clients.

In terms of the food science aspects of living the Sakara Life, here are some vital topics we touched on:

  • micro biome = bacteria living in your gut
  • 95% of serotonin is made in the gut
  • eating the right food helps that good bacteria thrive, and visa versa
  • adding greens is KEY to every meal - smoothies, sandwiches, soups, etc.
  • eat well and don't stress about it because studies show that stress/anxiety leads to aging faster
  • science points to plants as the key to anti-aging
  • eating a VARIETY of plants is important because it builds the different types of amino acids your body needs
  • studies also show that your personality is more present when eating healthy

It's all about living a life of clarity, freedom, health, and nourishment. We hope you learn more than you can imagine from this episode!

Jul 25, 2017

OKAY THE BOYS ARE BACK EVERYONE ... well, just one. But he's the best. Actor, comedian, man of all things absolutely hilarrrrr, RYAN O'FLANAGAN is our special guest this week. Not only has he been on New Girl, Adam Devine's House Party, Comedy Central, Tosh.0, and American Dad, he graduated with Linds from Boston College in 20 fricken 10. WHA?! Basically, this episode is a force to be reckoned with.

After graduating college, he packed up his stuff, drove cross country to L.A., and never looked back. Ever since, he's been rising and grinding to be the most original comedian. Ryan talks about everything that's happened in between over the years, including ...

  • weird-ass gym encounters
  • living with an 81 year old man from Craigslist
  • dealing with the haters as a performer
  • Linds and Ryan meeting in college
  • what we wore back in the day AKA anything BCBG or platform sandals
  • Ryan's hit tourist show on Funny Or Die called "Ryan Does"
  • the game of dating apps
  • our fave emojis including the mushroom one
  • doing acid in the wilderness
  • finding your voice over the years

This ep is CRAY, RELAXED, + everything you need right now. Enjoy #almost30nation!

Jul 18, 2017

This week Krista + Linds chat with the infamous, celebrity nutritionist Maria Marlowe, a practicing health coach in NYC since 2013. Not only has she worked with celebrities, politicians, executives, working moms and other busy women on the run, her techniques and methods are unlike any other.

Whether you're working long hours, trying to eat healthier, or just find balance, Maria is all about helping women lose weight, clear up acne, and enhance their beauty by eating healthier, on a whole, unprocessed, mostly plant-based diet. So let's repeat that - weight loss, skin, healthy body, SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD TO US!

On the other hand, Maria just released a new book called The Real Food Grocery Guide, which is exactly what a busy working woman needs - someone to help them plan their week AND save some dollar bills. The do's, don'ts, and must-haves of walking down those grocery isles. It includes ALSO some of these hot topics and popular issues with grocery shopping:

  • deciphering buzz words, like "all natural" + "grass-fed"
  • why being picky about animal products goes a long way
  • how to make your produce last longer ... hell. yes.
  • and save some $$$

Enjoy #Almost30Nation + let us know what you think!

Jul 11, 2017

BIET SIMKIN is probably the most interesting person in the world ... seriously, your mind is about to be BLOWN. The sh*t that she's been through and the person who she has become because of that is BEYOND all of our dreams of determination and strength. So Krista + Lindsey are peeling back the layers of the goddess Biet Simkin ...

For those of you who don't know who Miss Simkin is, she New York native, first-generation American and a leader in the world of meditation. Not only was her father a philosophical shaman and gave her the Book of the Dead at age nine, Biet was singer and fashion fiend who spent a big part of her life living the life of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. And not the glamorous, Hollywood kind.

After struggling with a drug and alcohol addiction, mourning her father's death, as well as her child's passing, Biet talks about her Ah-Ha moment of sobering up and changing her life for good. She knew it was time to find the person she was meant to be, which is what this episode is all about.

The journey to find your identity is hard for everyone, and Biet has developed a meditation technique not only to help you find it but to help you be the best person you can be. Her technique is like "watching a documentary on yourself" and observing your every move AKA "Divided Attention Mediation".

Another amazing point Biet stress' is how we are more than just our body and our minds. Everything from hallucinations, serendipity, and voices - those all mean more than we know. And Biet talks about how listening to these transcendental messages LITERALLY saved her LIFE and how her practice develops this kind of acknowledgment. It's a spirituality POW WOW worth taking a listen to #Almost30Nation!

Jul 4, 2017

This conversation with Thais Sky left Krista and Lindsey with their jaws on the floor.  TRUTH TALK AT ITS REALEST.  The girls welcome this "esteemed women's leadership expert, international speaker and mindfulness teacher whose empathetic approach to worthiness, confidence and emotions have taken her through the healing of her own childhood trauma into a healing career, as well as into the study of cognitive psychology, neurology, spirituality, sociology and spiritual psychology".  THAIS IS NEXT LEVEL WOKE.  Her emotional connection to helping women reclaim not only their feminine power, but their human worthiness is palpable when she speaks.  Thais is a force to be felt and a voice to be heard.  Washingtonian Magazine named her as one of the top “8 bloggers to know.” The Huffington Post calls her “an inspirational woman” and she was nominated for Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 award.  .....AND THIS IS JUST BEGINNING.  This conversation is the definition of FLOW, truly a dreamy inspirational conversation for the girls.  They discuss:

  • why being kind to yourself is the path to self-empowerment
  • how the woman's voice is going to shift the state of this world
  • why noticing the lens we where will wake you up and stir your power to change the world
  • why forcing ourselves to be positive is counterproductive
  • practical ways to up-level your life and align with your purpose
  • how giving yourself permission to feel the low will move you to a place of high vibration
  • how to knock down self-constructed barriers, like guilt, and shift into a state of inner peace and confidence
  • how Thais' healing journey is the foundation for her success as a coach

+ so much more.  You can connect with Thais at www.iamthaissky.com and @iamthaissky on social media.  

 

Jun 29, 2017

We have proclaimed this week, KELLY WEEK, here at Almost 30!  She just released her book Body Love and we just had her on this past Tuesday to chat all about it + answer YOUR questions!  The girls decided that it was completely necessary to re-release Kelly's first sit-down.  I mean, they STILL get e-mails about that episode!  #ALMOST30NATION does not sleep!  Just kidding, we do.  8 HOURS AT LEAST.  Ok, ok.  This one speaks for itself.  You will want to give this your full attention.  Your body will thank you!  HAPPY KELLY WEEK, YA'LL!

Jun 27, 2017

Nutritional KA-WEEN to the stars, KELLY LEVEQUE (of Be Well By Kelly), is back and better than ever on the podcast. Not only is she STILL FREAKIN' FABULOUS and working with celebrity clients like Chelsea Handler, Jessica Alba, and Molly Sims, but she's releasing her new book Body Love today! And yes, we had a copy of the book with us in studio.

("Basically, like having the first copy of the Bible." - Krista)

Anywho, in this episode, we talk with her about the book, the process of actually writing getting a book published, Kelly answers real questions from listeners, and spills the deets on what she knows and does best, ALL THINGS NUTRITION. For example ...

  • how working out, eating, + stress affects cortisol levels + visa versa
  • which "tests" to get figure out what the heck is going on in your body
  • how fasting is probably NOT the best solution for anyone
  • a ketosis/ketone UPDATE! - the tremulous process, how it takes away hunger, it is brain protective, + what she really think about it
  • the deal with fasting before a workout
  • if seltzer water is good for you? like that #LaCroix trend?
  • fruit - a serving a day is all you need!
  • Kelly's fave snacks to get her through the day
  • is collagen a fad or actually the ISH we should all eat?

+ SO MUCH MORE to get you up-to-date on all of your health needs!

Jun 20, 2017

Artist, designer, woman of change, and amazing light of creativity, CHELSEA LEIFKEN, joins Krista + Linds this week in the #Almost30Lounge, and it's as real as it gets, people. If you don't know who Chelsea is, YOU SHOULD/GET ON IT. Not only is she one of LA's coolest designers, but she's the creator of fabulous lines of leather goods, hand painted by her with love and the most inspirational messages. After studying at FIDM and working the 9-5 lifestyle in the tremulous fashion industry, Chelsea realized she was meant for something greater. That she had more to give to the world as an artist. Battling depression, anxiety, and the challenges of starting your own business, she's the badass we all need more of.

Talk about a motivational episode right? SIDE NOTE: There's A LOT of laughs in this one. Some hot points in this one include...

  • high school BS
  • learning about, understanding, and knowing yourself
  • the power of LISTS
  • part-time Starbucks employees have bomb health insurance?!?!
  • Chelsea's journey as a designer, from her first trade show to manufacturing her designs
  • all of the tools in Chelsea's toolbox for HAPPINESS
  • the importance of giving back
  • dating through the phone ie. Tinder, Bumble, etc.
Jun 15, 2017
BOSS BABES assemble!  We have Lauren McGoodwin CEO of CAREER CONTESSA in the Almost 30 studio this week.  If you are: 1) Not sure what the heck you want to do 2) Looking for a new job 3) Want to advance in your current career....This episode is FOR YOU.  Lauren gets real and breaks down the current career landscape for women and how to effectively navigate it.  Did you know that there are more men CEOs named "John" than there are female CEO's of Fortune 500 companies!?  YO, take cover...KNOWLEDGE BOMBS AWAY.  We cover:
 
-the questions to ask yourself and potential employers as you explore different career options
-how Lauren went from hating her first job, to rocking it at HULU to CEO of Career Contessa
-why avoiding connecting with those with your job title or those with the job title you want is your major block
-how to ask employee for flex time (if you're having a baby!!)
-why investing in the quality of your site is everything
-how to show em' who's boss babe and ask for what you want
-how to network inside of your company and why it should be your priority
-how to detox your toxic work environment
-why ensuring that your co-workers like to work with you will take you to the next level in your career
 
Um, women supporting women for the WIN.  There is room for us all at the top!  As always, notebooks out..Happy listening!
Jun 13, 2017

Ever heard of the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui?! It's not some crazy interior design technique people have used for centuries. It's a way of cleaning your space AND your life!

To dive further into what this technique and practice is all about, Krista and Linds sat down this week with Feng Shui expert and personal curator, DANA CLAUDAT. Dana studied Art History at Stanford University and then moved on to become a Pyramid School Feng Shui consultant. Krista and Linds literally asked her, "DANA TEACH US YOUR WAYS." Because it's about time we all learned about how bomb feng shui is ...

  • Feng Shui means "wind" and "water", so it's all about BALANCE. And in ancient times, it was all about survival and structure of your home in relation to the wind, weather, geography, and water.
  • Dana's job is "expansive design", design to help you expand your life, through art and feng shui.
  • She also breaks down the stereotypes of feng shui, everything from how strict it is and what are the rules.
  • Ways to make any space feel better! Big ... small ... doesn't matter, Dana's got you.
  • How do homeowners "fung-shei" a previously owned home? Mysterious stuff? Weird neighbors? That's stuff you gotta find out ...
  • What to do to "fung-shei" YOUR DESK at work! THIS is a big one.
  • Getting good vibes in your house for under $10

NOTEBOOKS OUT #ALMOST30NATION

Jun 6, 2017

Find yourself drifting off during your daily routine, thinking of big ideas, money, and a life you truly want? Stuck in your ways but distracted by your passions? Love health & wellness and don't know how to monetize it? THIS is your episode homies.

Angie Lee is a business coach to the best wellness coaches out there.  She went from broke to six figures by finding a hole in the health market. And trust us, she tells us exactly how it is. One small idea she had in college grew to a multi-million dollar reality. She sits down with Linds + Krista to talk about her journey and everything in-between:

  • Don't doubt or ignore your naiive motivation
  • the constant battle of corporate jobs and monotonous 9-5 routines
  • entrepreneurs are who they are because they're "stupid enough to do it" and go through with their "crazy" ideas
  • what to do when you don't know what to do as an entrepreneur
  • how taking a break from EVERYTHING, even motivational speakers and inspirational books, can bring you more answers than anything
  • her mistakes over the years as a coach & how they're VITAL to your development
  • the power of showing up
  • how to be EMOTIONALLY ready for entrepreneurship
  • how making money and doing a lot of good are mutually exclusive

To say you need your notebook out for this one is an understatement.

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