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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.

May 30, 2017

Linds + Krista get SO retrograde with Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari, AKA the firepower that is That's So Retrograde podcast. Talk about a MAJOR collaboration. They're some of LA's go-to wellness girls, all about living a balanced, healthy, and holistic life. But with a cool twist.

The four of them connect through their childhood days, whether it was growing up in Michigan or Pennsylvania, as well as their journeys that lead them to the west coast. But more importantly, their WELLNESS journeys! And we're not talking just eating health and working out, but getting in touch with yourself and manifesting your dream life. The ladies touch on:

  • finding + building your spiritual practice, no matter what that is
  • the trick with readers/psychics
  • MORNING ROUTINES for the spiritual and well-balanced
  • getting yourself out of negative spirals
  • writing a LOVE letter for yourself, ROMANCING yourself  
  • understanding how you TRULY feel about being single or being in a relationship
May 23, 2017

COMING TO YOU LIVE FROM PALM SPRINGS!

Krista & Linds are soaking up the rays and hanging by the pool in sunny Southern California. This week, they bring back a #almost30nation fan favorite, 20s + 30s US!

*Que expensive "20s US VS 30s US" theme song*

They're talking MAJOR throwbacks like matching your eyeshadow and makeup with your outfits, Lisa Frank, Lindsey's old obsession with all of the #crimping techniques and experiments, and how opposite their beauty routines are today.

HOWEVER, the main topic Krista & Linds are discussing this week is FORGIVENESS. Everything forgiveness, the who, what, when, where, why, and how. They get DEEP during this conversation, especially with:

  • cheating and romantic relationships
  • friends and reciprocation
  • if people can/will change
  • the power and struggle of letting go
  • usually when you're wrong in the situation, you hold on to it more than anyone
  • family, family, family
  • not understanding other's beliefs or values, ie. religion/spirituality
  • people don't want to hear about those people you can't forgive
  • not forgiving others can ruin your other relationships
  • And most importantly, YOURSELF
May 16, 2017

Once again, Linds and Krista bring on the best of the health, wellness, and body positivity industries. This week's guest is DANIKA BRYSHA, a curve model with IMG Models, the CEO of Model Meals, a leader in the health and wellness world, and an inspirational rockstar for everyone. Danika has been featured in InStyle, Shape, PopSugar, People, and many more publications. Her story has inspired thousands of women who are struggling with loving their body, their relationship with food and addiction, and transforming their lives.

Danika shares her story, which starts at a young age, battling drug usage, fad chronic dieting, and being "the chubby girl", using her food to process her emotions. But that didn't stop her from being one of the busiest, most successful curve models in the world, after being discovered in a Bank of America. Needless to say, she took her insecurities and built a life for herself off of them.

Some of the most useful food/body tips you'll ever hear from this episode are:

 

  • drop the FOOD RULES
  • the answer to losing weight is "NOT trying to lose weight"
  • it's never about the food, it's about YOU (your childhood, you mentality about yourself growing up, specific circumstances you were under)
  • don't waste your energy on worrying about food, worry about YOUR DREAMS
  • it's about how you FEEL after you eat food
  • how much the MEDIA REALLY INFLUENCES the way you think about yourself
May 9, 2017

Pick a card, any card ... because on this week's episode we are joined by shamanic energy medicine practitioner, the official shaman for VOGUE Magazine, and founder of STYLE RITUALS, COLLEEN MCCANN. 

If you're into crystals, tarot readings, spirituality, intuition, spirits, ghosts, EVERYTHING MAGIC, this episode is for YOU.

So for those of you who are new to the tarot card and crystal thing thing, it's basically a visual narrative of your past life, your current life, and your future life, as well as the emotions you are currently dealing with. Krista got a past life card, and she's pretty sure she's dealing with some karmic debt, while Lindsey got a Five of Cups card, meaning she's got plenty o' abundance.

On the other hand, shamans are conduits to things people can't see in the unseen world, and provide messages and healing to those who need it. Shamans can realize they have their gifts at any age, and Miss McCann realized her's in her late twenties. From hearing voices constantly, having premonition dreams, seeing ghosts, and having other healers tell her she had a gift, Colleen knew she had to listen to the voices and put her 15 plus year in the fashion industry to an end.

Although Krista, Linds, and Colleen go over a plethora of spirituality- related topics in this episode, the main takeaway is the importance of dabbling in various practices before you find the one you like. Or the one that "speaks" to you.

May 2, 2017

CALLING ALL WOMEN WHO FEEL THAT THEY ARE DESTINED FOR GREATNESS.  Seriously, don't look around.  That's YOU.  Hi!  You don't have to apologize for feeling that innate fire and pull toward something bigger.  Give this episode your full attention--you'll be given permission to take ownership of your dreams.  This week the girls are so excited to be sharing their interview with LORI HARDER.  Lori is the host of the Earn Your Happy Podcast, founder of The Bliss Project, author, cover model, three-time fitness world champion, a "self-love junkie", and a woman at the forefront of the "women supporting women" movement.  Her path to success has been a beautiful zigzag of highs and lows, revelations and resistance, self-love and overflowing generosity.  As Janet Jackson says, "WE GO DEEP"...(love you Janet).  Here's what we discuss:

 
  • How to receive what you need when swimming through the sea of self love books, guru's, programs, video's, practices, etc.
  • Who was early 20's Lori and what did she learn in order to stand in her light and success now
  • When she left home at 18 to essentially break the rules of her religious upbringing to eventually experience the wake-up calls needed to find the freedom and inspiration to follow the call of her soul to do big things
  • How fitness saved her life
  • Why she was the most sad and lonely at the height of her fitness competition career
  • How paying it forward can shift your mindset
  • Why the body doesn't change if the mind doesn't change
  • Her commitment to being a forever student
  • How to effectively set and achieve your goals
  • How writing her book is forcing her to sit with her story and unwrap and reflect on everything and everyone that have brought her to this point
If you connected with this episode, send to a friend who you know would connect with it, too. WE LOVE YOU.
Apr 25, 2017

This week's episode is based off of 2 words: HUMAN DESIGN.

No, it's not an anatomy class or a biology lesson. It's all about YOU. Your body, your mind, but most importantly, your AURA and ASTROLOGICAL MAKE-UP. 

Okay, still confused? Krista and Lindsey each receive a human design reading from an expert and spiritual goddess, JENNA ZOE. She spends this episode showing off her craft by helping the ladies make life decisions, control their minds, and get in touch with their bodies.

Human Design uses your birth time and place to calculate your personal Human Design chart. In this calculation, the positions of Sun, Moon, and planets at the time of your birth play an important role. Astrology also uses the birth time and place to generate your natal chart, but it interprets the data differently – and Human Design is not astrology. Time to get ANTHROPOMORPHIC (In the words of our lovely guest)!

Human Design calculates two moments in time. Our birth, which determines our conscious definition and a moment approximately 88 days before our birth (exactly 88 degrees of the sun before the moment of our birth), which determines our unconscious definition. The second; the pre-natal calculation is unique and crucial part of the Human Design revelation.

Miss Jenna Zoe also breaks down the 4 TYPES OF HUMAN BEINGS

  • manifestos
  • generators
  • projectors
  • reflectors

Definitely a note-taking episode, but an insightful one at that!

Apr 21, 2017

Krista and Lindsey are joined this week by Courtney Violet Bentley, certified personal trainer behind the blog, "Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous", and Annie Spano, founder of Style Collective, an online community for fashion and lifestyle influencers.  All four of the girls are dedicated to creating a culture where women welcome women and support one another.  As Annie says, she's created a "sisterhood" vibe.  LOVE THAT.  But the girls talk honestly about how their relationships with other women haven't always been so AMAZING.  *AHEM* #HIGHSCHOOL. This is such a good one.  They unwrap some GOLD, like:

 

    • How to create a culture where women support women
    • What it actually looks like for women to support other women
    • When each of the girls realized the power of their relationships with other women
    • How challenges with other women earlier in their lives inspired and moved them to change their perspective and want to make social shifts
    • How they stay their authentic selves in business and in relationships with women
YO, GIRLS.  We run this mutha.
Apr 18, 2017

Who's the HEADMISTRESS OF PLEASURE? She studied sexuality at Stanford University AND in the jungles of Asia. Not only has she been featured in Women's Health, The Huffington Post, & Refinery29, but she's our guest on this week's episode of #Almost30!

Ladies & Gentlemen, we present to you sex and love guru LAYLA MARTIN!

Layla sits down with us to breakdown everything AND MORE when it comes to sex. LOVE, HEALTH, and HAPPINESS INCLUDED. So let's get to the good stuff:

  • how your upbringing can affect the way you portray sex - ie. religion, sex shaming, etc.
  • what a successful relationship REALLY means, not just holding it together as long as possible
  • not being afraid to LEARN about sex & what's best for you and your partner
  • using sexuality to access SPIRITUALITY - embracing that LIVING GODDESS inside
  • WOMEN vs. MEN in the bedroom - what kind of sex do you really have?
  • how to keep the honeymoon phase going - the sexual depletion that can be turned upside-down with these tricks for both MEN & WOMEN
  • educating people on THE ORGASM
  • the power of the JADE EGG
  • SENSITIZING your vagina
  • expressing the EMOTIONAL STORAGE in your G-SPOT
Apr 11, 2017

So let's be honest ... finances can be a b*tch. Definitely a theme that appears when you're #Almost30, being an adult and supporting yo'self. Money is a tricky topic. Or in other words, a fear.

BUT DON'T FREAK OUT YET. 

MONETARY MAIDEN HEIDI STEVENS comes to the rescue in this episode. Basically, Heidi is a coach for creative and professional entrepreneurs who want to be SELF-MADE and SELF-SUPPORTING. Everything a woman should be. Her ideas and programs are strategic, realistic, passionate, and accompanying of anyone's dreams. She's also a real estate sales boss babe, who slayed post-grad. FUN FACT: she has a Master's in Spiritual Psychology. Finance and spirituality? BOMB.COM ... let's get down to business, shall we?

Biggest messages from Heidi in this episode?

  • ASKING FOR WHAT YOU WANT in order to MAKE the money you want.
  • visualization is KEY
  • you can be BOTH spiritually successful and financially successful
  • money ain't about materialism, it's about YOU
  • what does it truly mean to be "anchored" in your masculinity and femininity
  • how money can have a negative impact on your HEALTH
  • we can HAVE it all but we can't DO it all
 
Apr 7, 2017

Feeling so connected to you #ALMOST30NATION!  Your questions are so relevant and real, we couldn't help but dedicate a minisode to answering some of them.  INBOX AND HEART FULL. Unwrapping these questions together, reminded us, yet again, that we are not alone.  Knowing we don't have to just lean on ourselves feels SO DAMN GOOD.  Lean on, friends.

OKAY, so in this mini we discuss:

  • How to keep your passion ALIVE
  • The practices and skills we put into action to manage our time
  • The risks we've taken to get on our paths  

Lil' nugget from the ep: Have you ever thought about making your passion part of your identity so that you are accountable and consistent?  #FEELS.  These answers are super raw and IN REAL TIME.  We are going through many of these as we speak.  We don't want to spoil anything, so jump into this episode...it is 'notebook nearby' worthy, FO SHO.  

P.S. Keep those questions coming!  >> www.almost30podcast.com

Apr 4, 2017

She's balanced, she's blonde, and she's a BALLER. And this week, she's our very special guest on #Almost30.

JORDAN YOUNGER, aka yoga instructor, fellow podcaster, author, health guru, "The Balanced Blonde", is an LA-based blogger, who's been featured in Health MagazineTeen VogueThe Today Show, Refinery 29, Elle Magazine, and so many more media and news publications. Needless to say, we SCORED with this wellness babe.

Let's breakdown the episode for you:

-how blogger's deliver their content through today's technology, like Snapchat Stories, Instagram Stories, Facebook, and the ancient art of YouTube

-the negative stigma behind being a "blogger" OR EVEN A VEGAN for a career

-the evolution of a blogger

-how writing is a key part of blogging and creating new and exciting content, IE. Jordan's collegiate background in creative writing

-everyone's methods when it comes to creating content, AKA getting in the FLOW

-what it's really like to teach a yoga class - the feeling post-class, and is it really worth all of the work?

-how much self-disclosure is too much self-disclosure when it comes to blogging?

-the importance of sharing your life and your soul, BUT NOT GIVING TOO MUCH

-and last but not least, her newest eBook, SOUL ON FIRE!

Mar 28, 2017

Ever heard of a Bridesmaid-For-Hire?!?!?! Neither have we, until NOW. Introducing former guest, author, go-getter, and professional bridesmaid, JEN GLANTZ + her BEAU, Adam. She's an OG Almost 30 homie, back and ready to make us all ball our eyes out with the most amazing stories.

If you weren't around when Jen's first episode came out (Episode 3 !!!), she's the original Katherine Heigl from 27 Dresses, people. She put out a Craigslist ad to be a bridesmaid, and now she's professionally a bridesmaid, living her best life, meeting new people and traveling all over.

But now she's ALSO and author! Jen's new book Always A Bridesmaid For Hire was released in February, where she discusses her love life, her passion for her job, marriage, weddings, and everything in between. 

+ POWER COUPLE ALERT: Adam and Jen are as real as it gets when it comes to relationships. Linds and Krista ask them about how they push each other, why they "make each other better" despite the clichés, the healthy fights, and not changing who they are. We get into the all of the things that go into relationships and marriages, including the life changes, friends, family, and tradition versus unconventionality. TOO. MUCH. GOODNESS.

And THE BEST & THE WORST of wedding stories you can find in Jen's book! Not to mention, all of the determination, work, and listening to others it took for Jen to finish her book. So buy the book, listen to the podcast, and get fricken inspired #Almost30Nation

Mar 21, 2017

LINDS + KRISTA BACK IN ACTION from their weekend getaway in Palm Springs. Lot's of new stuff coming for you #almost30nation.

They're ridin' solo this week and bringing back the infamous 20's Us VS. 30's Us. The ladies talk about their "healthy" ways back in the day, including gliding on ellipticals, eating ranch salads, and rocking Hardtail pants and Nike running shorts like nobody's business. SO GOOD FOR YOU, PEOPLE. #lol And if you did't know, diet cokes were also key to a "healthy" diet ten years ago ...

And guess who's back?!?! Your favorite sound guy, STEVE. Now you HAVE to listen. 

Halfway through the episode we have a brand new CALLER, Roxanne, DC lawyer and founder of the successful blog Glass Of Glam! The ladies chat about how your friends' egos can get in the way of your goals and dreams, and how their supportive (or unsupportive) attitudes are a reflection of what's going on with them.

Happy Listening #ALMOST30NATION :)

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