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Join us, your hosts Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik, every Tuesday and Thursday for honest, inspiring, and hilarious conversations about wellness, spirituality, entrepreneurship, self-development, and more. Almost 30 was inspired by the transition from our 20s to our 30s, but we realized it’s about so much more. So we expanded our mission, and we’re here to help you navigate any transition in your life. We aren't experts or gurus — we’re your new best friends here to listen and learn right alongside you. We get real and raw about our own experiences and share interviews with fascinating guests that will leave you laughing, reflecting, and feeling less alone. Almost 30 Nation is a global community of conscious, purpose-driven dreamers. The community comes together online AND offline to offer support, love, and connection. We’re so happy you’re a part of this beautiful community!
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Dec 31, 2019

Today’s the last episode of the year and decade! K & L reflect and go deep into their own personal transformations, wins, learnings, and what they want to release moving into 2020. They highlight ways Almost 30 nation has impacted them, and how creating community through the live shows and ambassador program has fed their hearts. Some internal transformations include L sharing how therapy has changed her life, while K explores personal responsibility and her inward journey of co-creating with the universe. If you’re beating yourself up over failures, they gently remind you to have compassion for yourself because that’s where growth occurs. K & L also delve into the evolution of their wellness journeys, being intentional about tracking your goals, and taking feedback when it’s from an aligned space. They share questions you can ask yourself to reflect on 2019 and intentionally move into this new decade.

 

They also talk about:

  • Learning to trust themselves
  • Valuing integrity and having high standards
  • What their mistakes have taught them
  • Creating space for rest & sitting in the pause of life
  • Letting go of fear based patterns
  • Re-institutionalizing A30 online and as a business with Aaron Rose
  • Using feedback and interactions for growth
  • Krista’s acceptance of her body
  • Abraham-hicks influence on thoughts around food & wellness

 

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Dec 26, 2019

Welcome to the Best of 2019 Part 2! We’ve had so many amazing guests and conversations throughout the year and love revisiting some of the most popular and insightful episodes you all love. Today we are highlighting eight conversations from the year.  It was so difficult to choose only eight, but we know you mm hmm and ah-ha you’re way through these~ If we haven’t told you lately, we are so grateful for YOU, our amazing community, and are proud to be on this journey with you.

Today we highlight conversations with…

  • Performer and writer, Travis Alabanza shares their experience being a queer voice in the performance space, dealing with harassment, and how we achieve through community versus individualism.
  • The founder and CEO of Bulletproof, Dave Asprey, unpacks the science of gratitude, making health our own science experiment, biohacking to perform at a high level, and why you need to know your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Triple certified nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner and cognitive behavioral therapist, Dana James, joins us to talk about emotional safety, external factors influencing self-worth, how to reprogram lifestyle and food behaviors, how to eat and live based on archetype (The Archetype Diet), reducing stress, and the gut microbiome.
  • Author of Earth is Hiring, Peta Kelly, talks about her evolution into motherhood, freedom of speech, expectations of social media and making judgments, as well as personal responsibility.
  • Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, delves into diversity in the workplace, teaching boys and girls about money, and the difference in how women and men are taught to view finances.
  • Pia Baroncini, creator of LPA, talks about her experience being in the social space, sharing life on social media, and how she manages experiencing negativity online.
  • Cal Newport is a Georgetown University professor and has written six books, including Digital Minimalism, Deep Work, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You. We talk about smartphone and Facebook addiction, minimizing time on our phones along with daily hacks and strategies for families. He also explores the purpose of boredom and loneliness.
  • Whitney Port, previously seen on ‘The Hills’, is host of the With Whit podcast. She dives into how growing up on reality TV has shaped her, creating her own life and finding her path, losing her father, and gratitude and silver linings after grief.

 

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Dec 24, 2019

Today’s episode is chock full of insight and inspiration from seven people we respect and love! With 2019 coming to a close, we compiled highlights from some of the most impactful and inspirational conversations of the year.

  • It begins with renowed speaker and host of The Unspoken Podcast, Ruthie Lindsey, sharing her thoughts around shame and sex, feeling connected to source, and falling in love with yourself.
  • Shaman Durek, a gifted healer and author of Spirit Hacking, speaking to QUEEN energy, knowing yourself first, and examples of women feeling empowered.
  • We explore confidence, insecurities, finding your path, desire and self-pleasure with clinical sexologist and author of The Game of Desire, Shan BOODY.
  • Travel writer and New York Times best selling author of To Shake the Sleeping Self, Jedidiah Jenkins unpacks how he channels creativity and how to be kind to your future self.
  • We dive into the gut-brain connection, wheat industry in America, and sugar vs. artificial sugar with Board-Certified Neurologist and author of Grain Brain, Dr. Perlmutter.
  • Conscious culture and life design coach (plus our personal coach!), Aaron Rose, gets deep on searching for our relatable brilliance instead of flaws, and giving ourselves permission to dream of what’s possible.
  • We then wrap it up with motivational coach and world-renowned cycle instructor, Angela Manuel-Davis, who shares her upbringing, what it means to hold space, living your purpose, and working through limiting beliefs.

 

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Dec 19, 2019

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As 2019 is wrapping up, so have their live shows! K + L reflect on how they’ve been feeling since their tour ended, along with being conscious and intentional with gifts this holiday season. Find out some items on their wish lists (they are all about organization and function), and brands they are gifting this year.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Buckle up for today’s insightful episode with the founder and CEO of BLUblox, Andy Mant! We are huge fans of BLUblox, which provide evidence based products and resources around blue light. Andy is a wealth of knowledge on how light affects our hormones and overall health, and today he shares that with us.

We kick it off with Andy sharing why we should avoid eating all of our meals under artificial light. He explains the problem with most blue blocker glasses on the market, and the different types of light we need throughout the day. Andy reveals the benefits of watching the sunrise and sunset, and the connection between melanin production and UV protection. We talk about hormones, breast milk, and how this can affect a babies sleep cycle.

Andy gives us the run-down on EMFs—what they are and how they harm our health. We also dive into how artificial light affects the nutritional content of plants, and Andy shares his experience on the carnivore diet. We ask him to share a play by play of his day, and he also gives actionable tips you can begin today!

 

We also talk about:

  • The best way to do intermittent fasting
  • What time of the day to eat and how much
  • When and when not to wear sunscreen
  • The problems with melatonin supplementation
  • Hacks for flying and beating jet lag
  • Grounding shoes

 

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  • Looking for new makeup or travel bags? Cuyana leather bags are on our wish lists this holiday season!
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Dec 17, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

In today’s catch up sesh with K + L, they’re talking friends, phones, and psychedelic experiences. They ponder the conundrum of how to connect and support friends without spending more time on our phones. K shares her recent experience with the Saint Jhn concert, fake tickets, and mushrooms. Tune in for some mind-expanding talk about projected reality and K + L’s personal experiences!

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are sitting down with spiritual writer, wellness educator, and author of Vibrate Higher Daily, Lalah Delia! To kick off this empowering conversation, we explore what it means to focus our energy on meaningful causes without spreading ourselves thin. For Lalah, this includes knowing cancer-causing products associated with California Proposition 65. She shares tips for removing toxins from your body and environment, like plants for filtering the air. 

We then ask Lalah about her spiritual journey and what it means to vibrate higher. She shares her personal experience with identifying as a victim to unpack how we can change the beliefs that keep us out of our power. We breakdown what it means to show up, hold space, and be a meaningful presence for those around us. Lalah reveals the essence of being a vibrational being, and how it influences the way we connect with others and experience the world. She provides guidance for learning to let your intuition lead you, and mantras for mindfulness.

 

We also talk about:

  • Vibrating higher in relationships
  • Surrendering to help
  • Fear of being with yourself
  • The power of grace
  • Standing in your knowing
  • Forgiveness & vibratory rate
  • Lalah’s forms of self-care 

 

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Dec 12, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

K + L are back from Australia! Today they are reflecting on their live shows with Rosie Acosta in Melbourne, and Jess Sepel in Sydney. Diet culture, mental health stigmas, intuitive nudges, and K + L’s extreme side-parts are just some of the highlights! K also shares her tactic for getting someone to confess, especially when it comes to cheating.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are joined by Registered Dietitian and creator of Nutrition Stripped, McKel Hill! Our conversation explores nutrition and fostering a healthy lifestyle. We also talk about how she has built a sustainable business and online courses. We kick it off with setting intentions and building self-worth for healthy relationships. McKel then shares her health journey with chronic migraines, and how she learned to practically eliminate them through food and lifestyle adjustment. When it comes to nutrition and diets, we ask how to decipher between what’s trending and what’s going to support YOU. McKel also talks about mindfulness and awareness, and shares two questions to ask yourself to intentionally begin your day!

When it comes to building her business, McKel details what going “all-in” looked like for her, and opens up about the challenges she faced along the way. She shares her tactic for outsourcing business, tips for using social media, and advice for creating and marketing an online course. Throughout our entire conversation, McKel shares actionable steps you can take NOW for your health and business!

 

We also talk about:

  • Practices that build self-worth
  • McKel’s tips for getting to the root cause of migraines
  • Learning to slow down to support yourself
  • One practice to strengthen your intuition
  • Framework for intuitive eating
  • Being in touch with your community’s needs
  • McKel’s morning routine and smoothie tips
  • McKel’s supplement choices

 

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  • BIG THANK YOU to everyone who attended our live shows in Australia with Rosie Acosta and Jess Sepel! Checkout Rosie on Instagram @rosieacosta and Jess @jshealth.

 

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Dec 10, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

As the holidays are approaching, K + L explore feelings that may arise. They talk about past experiences, changing up routines, letting go of expectations, and leaning into uncomfortable emotions. The ladies also dive into the holidays as a rest period and the start of new beginnings. What emotions are up for you? They are here to support you and talk about it all! 

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we welcome Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton, Robin Arzón! Robin is the New York Times best selling author of Shut Up and Run, the Global Brand Ambassador for Adidas, former lawyer, an ultra-runner, and certified bada$$.

Our conversation begins with Robin sharing her traumatic experience of being held hostage at gunpoint. On her journey to heal she fell in love with running, which helped her transformher trauma into power. Robin unpacks the difference between victim mentality and acknowledging pain to move through it. We ask why she began studying law, and Robin shares how her parents backgrounds and the area she grew up influenced her mindset, drive, and passion to pursue greatness. Robin explains how she pivoted into a fitness focused career and created a consultancy that developed into her brand.

Robin has always been passionate about legacy creation, and truly lives and breathes her purpose. We ask how she believes we find purpose, along with creating moments of purpose throughout the day. She also shares her view of the fitness and wellness space as a woman of color. To end this impactful conversation, Robin reveals why she became a vegan! There are so many nuggets of wisdom and inspiration in this episode—we can’t wait to share it with you.

 

We also talk about:

  • Listening to your body to unpack emotions
  • Advocating for your own care
  • Type 1 diabetes as a hidden struggle
  • Robin’s spiritual path
  • How Robin began teaching spin
  • Showing up fully and creating space
  • How Robin decompresses and recharges her energy
  • Balance versus purpose
  • The question Robin asks to enter a place of gratitude
  • Why Robin became a vegan

 

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  • Big shoutout to our newest team member, Julia! We wouldn’t be us without our incredible team. So much love and thanks to Cat and Tiffany!

 

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Dec 5, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

K + L are kicking today off with some SNL love, period-talk, sound baths, and church! If you don’t know, now you know—Krista is all about decompressing through sound baths. Today she reflects on how her most recent experience wasn’t conducive to the alone time she’s been craving. Lindsey recounts her second church outing of the week, giving detail on what it’s like to attend this church in Los Angeles. Tune in to find out who L sat behind in church, and how this is tied to K’s favorite Instagram story of all time.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are sitting down with vegan chef, blogger, and author of the cookbook Sweet Potato Soul, Jenné Claiborne! She is the sweetest soul, has amazing vegan recipes, and is a beautiful example of creating a life you love. Before digging into the foodie conversation, Jenné reveals how she did her wedding on a budget (only spending $400 on her wedding dress!). We ask where Jenné’s vegan story began, and she shares how her first introduction to veganism was through her dad’s religious background. It was the exposure to the ethical side of veganism that actually had her changing her diet from mostly plant-based to vegan. Jenné recounts the journey of her career—from going to school for acting, to a private chef in NYC, to now being a full-time blogger with a YouTube channel. We also ask her recommendations for transitioning to veganism, any controversies she encounters online, and her experience with being a woman of color in the wellness space.

 

We also talk about:

  • Helping people align with their values
  • Jenné’s desire to be an entrepreneur
  • How word-of-mouth helped grow her business
  • How ethnic food can easily be vegan
  • Privilege and being vegan
  • Deregulation of organic labeling laws
  • The problems with factory farming
  • How being a mother has fulfilled her
  • Jenné’s experience with mom-guilt

 

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Dec 3, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Get ready for K + L updates from the Land Down Under! The ladies are in Melbourne, Australia for their live event with Rosie Acosta, and have some stories to share about their experience (Aussie accents included!). They also reflect on how their live events have evolved over time. They talk about the importance of each event being a show and also a conversation with the audience, so everyone feels seen and heard!

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today, we are going behind the scenes of Girls Gotta Eat podcast with hosts Rayna Greenberg and Ashley Hesseltine. We absolutely love these ladies’ humor, energy, and HUSTLE! Ashley and Rayna are incredibly thoughtful about making their business sustainable, and they share ways in which they push the envelope. You get the scoop on how they met and began their podcast, along with how they maintain their friendship and business partnership. On their show, R + A are very open about guys they are dating (or banging!), so we ask how that affects relationships. They share how the podcast has strengthened their connections with family and friends, and how they’ve created boundaries around the types of jokes they make. We also dig into their relationship with social media and how they handle negative feedback. R + A share a plethora of funny dating stories, toxic friendship breakup advice, and their personal perspectives on sex and dating!

Ashley and Rayna are currently on tour, so checkout locations and dates here!

 

We also talk about:

  • Loving someone but disliking them on social media
  • Ways A + R have evolved in their careers
  • How A + R separate their responsibilities
  • Ways A + R differ in their personalities
  • Benefits of female partnerships
  • A + R’s view of spirituality and karma
  • Ashley’s tarot reading

 

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  • All the love and thanks to everyone who attended our live event in Melbourne, Australia with Rosie Acosta! Check her out on Instagram @rosieacosta.

 

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Nov 28, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Is it a negative sign to feel pain after the chiropractor? Or could it be locked up emotions that need to be released? Krista is looking for your feedback! K + L also share a personal anecdote from an Almost 30 listener. This sparks a conversation around the power of micro impacts and how messages come to us at the right time.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Buckle up for today’s episode with Georgetown University professor and New York Times bestselling author, Cal Newport! Cal has written six books, including Digital Minimalism, Deep Work, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You. Today, we are scratching the surface of these incredibly powerful and insightful reads.

Are you searching for an answer as to why we compulsively look at our phones? Cal reveals the role Facebook and social approval indicators have played in our increased usage. We talk about how phones keep us from feeling boredom and loneliness, and why feeling boredom is actually beneficial. When it comes to the concept of ‘deep work,’ Cal explains why it is a valuable yet rare skill, and how practicing it will allow you to produce higher quality work at a faster rate. He explains factors that affect our ability to do deep work, and we discuss how being unavailable due to an appointment is more socially acceptable than taking deep work time. We then ask Cal why “follow your passion” is actually bad advice, and he shares how passion is something you cultivate over time, which leads to fulfillment and success in your career.

You’ll learn daily hacks for minimizing the time on your phone, and a strategy for families that want to use phones as a tool versus a constant companion. Cal emphasizes being intentional about what you use, why you use it, and how you use it. Let’s go!

 

We also talk about:

  • Why ‘focusing’ takes practice
  • How deep work reduces the phenomenon “attention residue”
  • The effect of A.I. on deep work
  • How servicing communications affect our anxiety levels
  • The positives and negatives of “Screen Time”
  • The way social media helps sell books
  • Facebook compared to the original idea for the internet

 

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  • Shoutout to our mobility guru, Dr. Jen Esquer! Check her out on instagram @docjenfit.
  • We first heard Cal Newport on one of our favorite podcasts—Rich Roll! Give him a listen here.

 

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Nov 26, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Get ready for story time with K + L! Krista and her fiancé, Justin, recently attended a comedy show. Krista shares a funny experience she and everyone in line had before they even entered the building. Then, Lindsey recounts her experience attending Sunday Service with Kanye West at the Forum. She loves exploring the concept of God, and shares how she went through every emotion—from crying to laughing—during this soul shaking experience.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today K + L are sharing their interview from the Inspiring Lives podcast, hosted by Gary Bertwistle and created by Athletic Greens! The conversation focuses on how Almost 30 has grown over these three years, and how K + L have personally developed alongside it. As always, K + L don’t hold back when it comes to being vulnerable and honest about certain experiences. Each share what ‘trying too hard’ looks like for them, and Lindsey openly recounts how past experiences have sharpened her moral compass. Krista breaks down the weaknesses she sees in her past interview style, and Lindsey defines purpose and how she has found hers in Almost 30. They also talk about focusing on ‘being’ and slowing down the ‘doing,’ and how they each approach imposter syndrome.

 

They also talk about:

  • Why K + L started Almost 30
  • How K+L identify with Almost 30
  • Oversharing on podcasts
  • What K+L is currently working on
  • Knowing you always know the answer for yourself

 

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  • Special shoutout from Lindsey to Thad Cockrell for bringing her to the Sunday Service experience with Kanye West! Checkout Thad’s music here.

 

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Nov 21, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

K + L kick off today’s episode talking all about emotions! K explores how she’s learning to be comfortable in the uncomfortable, and shares how she’s been feeling since announcing her engagement. The ladies delve into how it isn’t your job to manage others’ experiences, especially when they are displacing their emotions onto you, and the importance of not reacting from an emotional state. L then reveals how she’s been feeling about L O V E — tune in to get some deets on the guy she’s currently dating, and her wild dream about him!

 

THE INTERVIEW

Buckle up for today’s LIVE event with internationally known voice coach, sound healer, and angel communicator—Stewart Pearce! We are stoked to share this with you because Stewart’s work is incredibly powerful, and we truly feel he is an angel in human form. Instead of the normal Q&A interview experience, today’s episode is more workshop style. Stewart takes us through an exercise to find YOUR signature note and sound! He explains how this tool brings you back into harmony, allowing you to find your power by being grounded and rooted in the center of your being. Stewart also talks about speaking from the heart versus the mind, how the quality of someone’s voice shows their integrity, and balancing ‘doing’ with ‘being.’ We wrap up with some audience Q&A, and you’ll learn how to make this a daily practice!

 

We also talk about:

  • Personality as the sum of our being
  • How Greeks & Romans viewed the power of voice
  • How our sound brings our entire being into harmony
  • Love for the sake of love vs. love for the sake of being loved
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • How the tone of our voice displays our feelings

 

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  • A big thank you and all the love to everyone who attended our live event with Stewart Pearce, and The Assemblage for hosting us!
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Nov 19, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Today K + L begin by spotlighting Joe Rogan’s interview with Edward Snowden. They discuss the increase in censorship and shift in power after 9/11, then pivot to chatting about Joe’s ability to be a bada$$ + rad dad at the same time. Get ready for some lol’s as K recounts her story involving a police case, ridiculous clothes for Coachella, and a hit and run! Then L shares her friend’s experience with a medical procedure gone wrong—highlighting the importance of second opinions, asking questions, and being your own advocate in a doctors office. 

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are vibin’ so high with this powerful and impactful episode. It resonates so deeply with us; we can’t wait to share it with you. Our guest, Aaron Rose, is a conscious culture and life design coach, and motivational speaker. We recently started working with him to expand our knowledge on being conscious leaders.

Today Aaron joins us to illustrate his journey of growth, and how he began living his truth after growing up in a religious household that limited self-expression. For example, Aaron talks about the family newspaper he started to advocate for himself due to the discord he felt toward their religion’s lack of acceptance. He shares his coming out process, the painful conversations of trying to explain himself to his family, and how his relationship has evolved with them over the years. We then ask what it means to be ‘real’ on Instagram, and love Aaron’s answer about searching for our relatable brilliance versus flaws.

We also talk about being triggered—understanding when you’re being triggered, what to do, and the importance of allowing your emotions to flow through you. Aaron shares how dropping into your heart and cleaning up energetic patterns creates change. To wrap up, he shares his favorite books, and we spend some time nerding out on The Lord of the Rings!

 

We also talk about:

  • How being fully present with others can create discomfort
  • Aaron’s early experiences of discrimination
  • How in conflict we still yearn for connection
  • His involvement in social justice projects in high school and later
  • How we are addicted to the lows
  • Aaron’s relationship with God & faith
  • How Aaron’s work has impacted individuals, teams, work cultures

 

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Nov 14, 2019

Today K + L are kicking it off with dreams and ways to cleanse your home from unwanted energy! Have you ever experienced a psychic dream? Lindsey shares a friend’s psychic dream that involved L and a new romance, then Krista illustrates her recent natural disaster dreams and the meaning behind them. Krista breaks down the exact way she’s been cleansing her apartment - from playing sounds that break up stuck energy, burning palo santo, and smudge sprays by Tisha Morris, you’ll learn some fun new ways to cleanse your home’s energy!

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are joined by the founder and CEO of Tress for Us and host of Girl We Got This podcast, Laticia Rolle! We can’t express enough admiration for Laticia. She is the definition of a true friend with her unwavering support and love. Growing up in a large family and as an athlete for most of her life, Laticia’s life has always revolved around creating sisterhood and meaningful relationships—which is a central part of today’s conversation.

Laticia vulnerably shares her experience with her parent’s divorce, toxic relationships, and cheating. We talk about the lows that come from heartbreak, the comparison game, and the incessant checking of the other girl’s Instagram. We explore the reasons women don’t leave cheaters, and Laticia explains why she finally ended her toxic relationship. She expresses the importance of asking for help, especially when you start over.

We ask how Laticia began fostering her authentic self, particularly after being surrounded by high-profile individuals and extreme wealth, which influenced who she ‘had’ to be. A huge takeaway from our conversation is how we need to stop comparing ourselves to other women, and begin owning the beauty and uniqueness that is YOU.

 

We also talk about:

  • Why Laticia loves modeling
  • Defining loyalty after toxic relationships
  • Gas-lighting
  • Women’s intuition
  • Laticia’s inner dialogue while being cheated on
  • Fighting for yourself and choosing yourself
  • The role guilt plays in women’s lives
  • Having a girl squad when you’re a kid
  • What Laticia is proud of right now
  • Being patient and present to your life

 

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  • Sending a heartfelt thank you to our friend from the Onsite Creatives’ Retreat, Thad Cockrell, for sharing the beautiful poem and text to Krista. Be sure to checkout his music!!

 

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Nov 12, 2019

Today we are bringing it to you LIVE from our event in New York at Chelsea Music Hall with Heather McMahan. Get ready for some wild stories, tender moments, and countless laughs with this comedian, Instagram star, and host of Absolutely Not podcast!

Heather has been practicing stand-up since she was fifteen years old, and professionally for ten years. She shares the beauty she’s found during her hardest moments, like her dad’s sudden passing, and the sheer gratitude for how far she’s come—all while keeping us laughing. We ask about Heather’s relationship with Instagram (and who’s been sliding into her DMs) because she’s always keeping it REAL. Heather also shares the never-before-told, honest story of meeting her fiancé, Jeff a.k.a. “The Italian Stallion.” We get into recent ‘absolutely nots’ for Heather, some ROWDY stories from her shows, and Heather reflects on ways her dad is still impacting her.

 

We also talk about:

  • How Heather’s career changed at her lowest point
  • Heather’s experience living with her mom
  • Shared love of HomeGoods & Heather’s throw pillow obsession
  • What reality TV shows Heather’s currently loving
  • How Heather feels about where she is in her career

 

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  • Thank you to Chelsea Music Hall for hosting our event with Heather McMahan! A big shoutout to our amazing team Tiffany and Chloe, Tommy Cramer, and Asher Gardner—and of course to everyone who attended. WE LOVE YOU!

 

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Nov 7, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Today’s episode begins with K + L talking about moving your body and releasing emotions! Krista shares her airplane bathroom experience, and Justin’s wtf reaction to her suggesting he scream into a pillow. The ladies then reflect on the Divine Feminine Reawakening ceremony that took place at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. It was a day of connecting, healing, intuitive movement, and a beautiful cacao ceremony for opening the heart. K + L gush over the amazing plant-based menu from the day… L found herself sneaking a cookie in her pocket for later, duh.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Stephen Cabral! He’s a naturopathic doctor, Ayurvedic functional medicine and integrative health practitioner, and author of The Rain Barrel Effect. Dr. Cabral begins by explaining the difference between Eastern and Western medicine, and stresses the need to have both a natural health practitioner and medical doctor. He shares the health issues he struggled with, like Addison's disease, which led him into functional and naturopathic medicine. Our conversation then covers a whole host of wellness topics—from hormone imbalance, mind-body connection, anxiety and supplements, toxins in skincare and food, and Ayurvedic doshas. We ask about alcohol’s effect on the body, how it affects sleep, and if you’re going to drink, when’s the best time. At the end, Dr. Cabral explains when women should begin preparing their bodies for pregnancy and the big five labs to get done. He is truly a wealth of knowledge, so get your notebooks out!

 

We also talk about:

  • Hormonal imbalance and cortisol levels
  • How cortisol affects sugar levels
  • Examples of deficiency leading to anxiety
  • When people should begin to supplement
  • The different types of labs to look at your vitamin levels
  • Steps to take to learn more about your food sensitivities
  • The clean fifteen and the dirty dozen lists for pesticides
  • What we’ve learned from The Blue Zones about health
  • How carbs and protein affect cortisol levels
  • Ayurvedic doshas, body types, and mental state
  • Research Dr. Stephen is passionate about

 

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  • A huge THANK YOU to healers Felicity Weston and Josie for leading the Divine Feminine Reawakening, and to all the amazing women who attended. We appreciate you and love our forever, sisterly connection! Visit Josie at elevenhealing.com, follow Felicity on Instagram @felicity.weston, and checkout their retreats @wombawakeninguk.
  • Give @livhungry a follow on Instagram! We LOVED Olivia’s incredible & nourishing plant-based menu for the Divine Feminine retreat!

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Nov 5, 2019

K & L share some details from their trip to NYC! They hit up SoulCycle and FORWARD_Space for some fun workouts, and conducted interviews for upcoming shows. They sat down with today’s guest, Tezza! Photographer, musician, creative director, stylish QUEEN whom they deeply admire… the ladies are thrilled to share this interview with you, as it gets deep and reveals a side of Tezza you may not know.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today’s interview with creative genius and Instagram influencer, Tezza, is so special to us. She has the biggest heart, contagious passion, and deserves every ounce of her fame. She’s the founder of by Tezza and creator of the Tezza app, which has over 1 million users every month! Tezza begins by opening up about her childhood. She was raised in Utah in a family of creative entrepreneurs, which really allowed her creativity to flourish. At age 16, she not only started her own photography business, but attended Parsons School of Design for fashion.

Our conversation gets real, honest, and emotional when she talks about her love for music and the band she formed with her sister, Sophie. During Tezza’s first year in college, Sophie unexpectedly passed away. She shares about her grieving process and how she and her family live in her sister’s memory.  We also ask about Tezza’s relationship with Instagram, creating a sustainable business, how she chooses partners and collaborations, and misconceptions people have about influencers. Tezza, WE LOVE YOU. Can’t wait for you to listen, #almost30nation.   

 

We also talk about:

  • How Tezza’s music is a spiritual experience
  • Using your voice and being authentic
  • What Tezza’s creative process looks like
  • The work dynamic between Tezza and her husband
  • Tezza’s self-care routine
  • A recent, exciting moment in Tezza’s career
  • What Tezza is really proud of right now

 

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  • If you’re in NYC, checkout the dance classes at FORWARD_Space!
  • Give Tommy Cramer a follow on insta! He came on tour with us in NYC—we love his humor and photography.
  • Shoutout to Sonder for making our stay in NYC cozy and classy! Use code ALMOST30 for a 10% discount on your stay.

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Oct 31, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

The ladies are back from their tour stops in NYC with Heather McMahan, Erin Claire, and Stewart Pearce! K & L are thrilled to bring you on tour with them as they share these live shows as upcoming episodes—today’s with Erin Claire is the first! It is all about Human Design. K & L begin today’s episode by sharing some information from the blueprints Erin created for them. Krista also details part of her meeting with Deborah Hanekamp, a.k.a. Mama Medicine, who teaches her how to read healthy versus dark auras.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are LIVE at The Assemblage with Human Design Guide, Erin Claire Jones! Get your notebooks out because this episode is full of powerful information related to YOU--your Human Design. Erin breaks down each of the five types of Human Designs (Manifestor, Generator, Manifesting Generator, Projector, and Reflector), so that you can better understand how you operate in your career and relationships. Erin explains how to make decisions based on your ‘Inner Authority,’ and how your ‘Not-Self Theme’ is an easy way to know when you’re off track. We talk about the shadow parts of the chart, the colors of the channels, and what each of the ‘Profile’ numbers mean. Erin fabulously makes this information digestible so you may learn more about yourself and this insightful system.

 

We also talk about:

  • The origin story of Human Design
  • The white vs. colored areas on the design charts
  • The benefits of sleeping alone, alone time, & being in nature
  • Navigating relationships based on design
  • How human design gives insights into eating and nutrition
  • The meaning of the black and red colors in the channels

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  • So much love and gratitude to everyone who attended our live shows with Heather McMahan, Erin Claire, and Stewart Pearce in NYC!
  • Special thanks to The Assemblage John Street for having us for our events with Erin Claire Jones and Stewart Pearce!

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Oct 29, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Today’s quick check in is a quick one with K & L! They’re excited to share this special solo.  But first, they share details on Your Podcast Pro and when you can expect it to launch, along with the new date for the Human Design workshop with Jenna Zoe. It’s now taking place on Feb 29, 2020 at Calamigos in Malibu. You read that right—leap year, baby!

THE SOLO

…Krista is ENGAGED! Today she is taking us through the magic that is her and Justin’s story. From meeting over 10 years ago, to the psychic that foretold their relationship, to working through trust issues—you’re getting all the details! She begins by getting real on how it was difficult to own the engagement, and vulnerably shares the variety of emotions involved. We learn the message Krista received in her healing session, and her goal of staying grounded throughout the wedding process. Then K illustrates the journey of their relationship. This includes college decisions, a past relationship, her mantra to manifest Justin, and the importance of expressing appreciation and love. Tune in for this raw, honest and insightful solo episode!

 

She also talks about:

  • What K’s working on in 2020
  • Pressure and overwhelm of planning a wedding
  • Their engagement story!
  • K’s meeting with a psychic after her college breakup
  • The details of what K wanted in her dream guy
  • K’s decision to visit Patagonia for a month before moving to NY
  • How K worked through her trust issues
  • Moving to LA from NY to find their path and purpose
  • The difficulties K & J experienced in LA
  • The lesson K learned about treating Justin as her #1

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Oct 24, 2019

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Today K & L are sharing thoughts, reflecting on events, and reviewing tips for optimal sleep! The girls begin with a conversation around the “campsite policy”, one Lindsey found in Some Thoughts About Relationships.  The policy is one Dan Savage coined.  Who wants Dan back on the show to discuss!? His belief is that in relationships, you should not leave someone worse off than when you first met them.  FOOD FOR THOUGHT! The ladies then discuss their event with HUM Nutrition and share sleep tips from The Sleep Doctor, Michael Breus. And lastly, K & L fondly reflect on their last show in NYC with Stewart Pearce at The Assemblage.

 

THE INTERVIEW

 

Today we had the pleasure of interviewing the host of the popular podcast,  Don’t Keep Your Day Job and coach for creative entrepreneurs, Cathy Heller! Her upcoming book, Don’t Keep Your Day Job, is all about living life on your terms and pursuing the things that may be scary, but are calling out to you.

 

Our conversation explores emotions, motivation, creativity, entrepreneurship and turning inward. Cathy speaks on how the resistance of feeling is actually what causes the greatest amount of pain. She explains how state of mind trumps everything—from sleep to food—when it comes to motivation and productivity, and shares her knowledge on how to find momentum and enthusiasm. When it comes to pursuing your passion, Cathy gives tips for where to start, like determining your target audience. We talk about the importance of spending time alone and allowing yourself to be creative. Lastly, we ask Cathy what she’s proud of and what she’s working on, and she opens up about her experience with anxiety and relationship OCD.

 

We also talk about:

  • How humans fear and hide from their feelings
  • The isolating feeling of being an entrepreneur
  • Cultivating a community & making people feel seen
  • Responding to the feedback of your community
  • Not being afraid to share your story
  • The four things people crave that equal a sense of purpose
  • What do we ultimately seek in life?
  • What realistic quitting and transition looks like
  • Knowing what creative ideas to pursue

 

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Oct 22, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

 

K & L returned to the place that taught them so much—New York City! With blistered feet, full hearts and fond memories, the gals reflect on the place that saw them through the sh*tstorms, and on their live show with Heather McMahan at Chelsea Music Hall. Stay tuned for the live recording to launch as an episode soon!

 

THE INTERVIEW

 

Today we are sitting down with travel writer and New York Times best selling author of To Shake the Sleeping Self, Jedidiah Jenkins! We had the privilege of spending time with Jedidiah at the Onsite Workshops Creatives’ Retreat. We’ve admired him from afar for so long, and in meeting this sweet being we were confirmed in our admiration for his authenticity, humor, thoughtfulness, and ability to truly see people and make them feel special by way of the deepest conversations. 

 

In our conversation today, we start by discussing music, concerts and releasing energy such as anger. Jedidiah then begins sharing his story, and paints a picture of his journey in writing his book. From his experience with imposter syndrome to meeting one of his favorites, Cheryl Strayed, and how she came to write a blurb for his book—he has us laughing the whole time. Jedidiah talks about his relationship with his parents after coming out, and shares how he’s never felt shame around his sexuality, even after growing up in an Evangelical Christian household. He also shares how he’s cultivated deep friendships, and how he fosters those relationships and builds community. We have been long awaiting this conversation, and can’t wait to share it with you!

 

We also talk about:

  • Societies view of the body as carnal and animalistic
  • A mixing board as a metaphor for human life
  • Jedidiah’s deep dive into Christianity
  • The repression of sexuality impacting other aspects of life
  • The lack respectful disagreement in our society
  • Gravity points for finding authentic friendships
  • Jedidiah’s creative process

 

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  • Follow Heather McMahan: @heatherkmcmahan and find her on tour HERE!
  • Thank you to Sonder for our NYC home away from home!
  • To everyone that came out to our Live Show in NYC, we love and appreciate you!

 

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Oct 17, 2019

We are thrilled for today’s interview because this amazing woman’s passion project is a huge part of our everyday lives. Please welcome the founder of ClassPass, Payal Kadakia! ClassPass is a fitness membership that lets you take classes at a variety of locations in your area. Spin, barre, pilates, yoga, or gym time—it’s all under one membership! It also allows you to tap into the local communities when traveling.

 

Payal shares how before founding ClassPass she was unfulfilled in her corporate job, trying to balance work with her love of dance. She illustrates the fear she experienced before leaving her job, along with the passion behind entrepreneurship—like focusing on the problem you’re trying to solve versus your idea. Payal explains the market research and fundraising involved, how ClassPass has grown over the years, and what we have to look forward to in the future. When it comes to her passion for dance, Payal shares how it connects her to her Indian culture and feeds her love of giving to people, which is how she came to found ClassPass.

 

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We also talk about:

  • Being in your masculine vs. feminine
  • Balancing Payal’s corporate job with dance
  • Payal’s relationship with her parents
  • Having an identity crisis & living two lives
  • When she saw a hole in the market to start ClassPass
  • Most difficult part of keeping partners and customers happy
  • The team atmosphere when starting off
  • The hardship of being an entrepreneur
  • Redefining what words mean to you
  • Instagram accounts L&K love

 

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Oct 15, 2019

Today we are sitting down with Astrological Expert and Women’s Empowerment Coach, Natalia Benson! Natalia shares the struggles she faced in her twenties before embarking on her spiritual journey. From meditation and gratitude, to changing your languaging, Natalia expands on simple tools that greatly impact her life. We discuss at length how to attract what you want, and Natalia illustrates exactly how she called in her current relationship. Our conversation also explores the roles self-love and surrender play in our careers, wealth, and relationships.

 

We also talk about:

  • How Natalia began stepping into her confidence
  • Using EFT tapping to heal emotional anxiety
  • Self-worth’s role in calling in a relationship
  • Being clear on what you want in a relationship
  • What self-love looks like for Natalia
  • The feminine side of money
  • How she uses astrology to step into her power

 

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Oct 10, 2019

Please welcome author and founder of Careergasm, Sarah Vermunt! As a previous guest on the show, she is back to share insights and BS free advice from her new book, Career Rookie. We start off by discussing how job-hopping in your early 20s is actually a good thing, and Sarah gives advice on how to set yourself up for success in your career. We dive into the reasons people end up feeling stuck, and how you need to take action to build confidence and move forward! And if you’re struggling with balancing money-making with the desire to do work that feels good, Sarah has you covered.

 

If you’re a student, graduate, career newbie, or in the process of switching careers, you don’t want to miss this conversation!

 

We also talk about:

  • Handling parental stress when living at home
  • Over-identifying with your career
  • Two ways to bring inspiration to your job
  • Getting a “just for now” job
  • Debt of gratitude and obligation for parents
  • Tips for salary negotiation and asking for a raise
  • Building professional relationships & asking for mentorship
  • How to fix “mess ups” at work
  • The intertwining of career & personal development

 

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Oct 8, 2019

Today, Lindsey is sharing the journey of frustration and surrender she’s had with her skin. She opens up about cystic acne, hormonal outbreaks, and using birth control. Lindsey explains how changing her relationship with her skin was truly the beginning of the healing process. She also talks about intuitive eating, and how tuning into her body about how food made her feel allowed her to see how it affected her acne. Lindsey also talks about spiritual practices, processing emotions, and gives her product recommendations and skin care routine.

 

Get your notebook out for the second half of the episode! Lindsey interviews her dear friend and healer, Chloe Bañales of Ascended Alchemy. From Chinese herbs to acupuncture, to light therapy and cupping, Chloe shares how these different healing modalities can help decrease inflammation, improve organ function, and benefit skin health. 

 

They also talk about:

  • Removing mucus forming foods from diet
  • What L eats & avoids eating
  • Intuitive eating & connecting with your intuition
  • Herbs for liver & skin health
  • Processing & releasing emotions
  • Creating heat in the body with herbs
  • Foods for cooling the body
  • Gua sha technique for skin care
  • Acupressure points to reconnect with your body

 

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