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Almost 30

Welcome to Almost 30 — a supportive space to fuel your conscious evolution. Join us, LA-based best friends Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik, for heart-centered, hilarious conversations and real, raw, impactful interviews with brilliant guests. We dive deep into topics like modern spirituality to health and wellness, aliens to entrepreneurship, social justice, and self development.  With every episode, our mission is to empower you, expand what you think is possible and,  make you laugh - a lot. We are honest, open, and above all, human. We are committed to learning right alongside you in real time so we can all find growth in every moment together.  With millions of listeners around the world, Almost 30 has grown from a pioneering leader in the podcast space to a highly engaged global community. #Almost30Nation is full of purposeful dreamers who are curious, passionate, and constantly seeking growth in every aspect of our lives.  Join us for new episodes every Tuesday + Thursday!
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Now displaying: June, 2019
Jun 27, 2019

Our relationship with Mother Earth, and the need for even the smallest of actions to protect her, is our focus in today’s podcast with Ayana Young. She is the founder of the nonprofit For The Wild which now encompasses the 1 Million Redwoods reforestation project, For the Wild podcast, and a new spinoff series birthed from a preservation campaign around the Tongass National Forest. Ayana’s journey as an advocate and protector of our Earth began when she was studying Ecology at Columbia University.  She eventually dropped out to become a full time political organizer. She intertwined the environmental concerns with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement to bring awareness to the decline of our planet’s health.

 

Ayana’s passion comes through as she illustrates how we are connected to everything; our modern lives are directly related to taking resources from the planet and not reciprocating. She explains the detriments of logging and building dams and howgold mining has created genocide in the west by producing high volumes of waste water. She urges us to invest in our local communities, and to educate ourselves and become more aware of climate change even when it’s overwhelming and heartbreaking. Ayana shares how she recommits herself to the Earth every day, and how each of us can reestablish that connection.

 

We also talk about:

  • The politics behind forest fires
  • What organic really means
  • Funding of scientific studies
  • The extinction of animals
  • Being a steward of the earth

 

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Jun 25, 2019

This episode if for anyone who has ever felt disconnected from their body and intuition, for anyone navigating life after betrayal and for anyone wanting to forgive others and themselves. This is an intimate conversation on relationships, trust, listening to your physical and emotional bodies. Joining us is physical therapist Dr. Jen Esquer, founder of the The Mobility Method, known for relieving pain, preventing injury, and optimizing movement. Jen is all about affecting change in the body through education, movement, and building appreciation for what our unique bodies are capable of doing.

 

But we are honored to have Jen talk about more than mobility today. She opens up about her past relationship ending in infidelity, the way she handled the heartbreak, and how connected she became to her inner knowing. It really struck a chord with us when she discusses the importance of having friends that can hold a safe space, without judgment, to release the spectrum of emotions that may arise. We unpack the benefits of breathwork and the effect it can have on your parasympathetic nervous system.  For example, it allows one to release emotions so they don’t stay trapped. Jen gives a generous tool box if we ever lose ourselves in someone or a situation and want to reconnect with who we really are.

 

We also talk about:

  • Knowing when to leave and when to work on a relationship
  • How our triggers may affect other people
  • Finding forgiveness for yourself
  • Expectations versus reality (when someone shows you who they are, believe them!) 
  • Understanding pain, mobility, and breath

 

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Jun 20, 2019

Today we are sitting down with Loraine Dowdy, founder of the American made cosmetics line, Coloured Raine. After 16 years of working a high-powered job in the financial industry, Loraine pursued her dream of creating a cruelty-free makeup line that encourages diversity, self-expression, and shades for women of color. In our conversation, you can feel Loraine’s passion for creating pigments that accentuate the beauty of all skin tones.  We couldn’t help but geek out over our mutual love of nature shows--in fact, Loraine confided how her upcoming makeup line is inspired by nature. Loraine is open and honest about the trials and tribulations she’s gone through starting a business as a woman of color, and how nourishing it is to have relationships with other women in the industry.

 

Keep an eye out for the Coloured Raine’s upcoming partnership, new foundations, makeup tutorials, and Christmas bundles! You are going to love their array of vibrant pigments and cruelty free cosmetics.

 

We also talk about:

  • Self-awareness tips for changing careers
  • Scaling and building a team using trust
  • Tapping into your creativity
  • Behind the scenes of the cosmetic industry
  • Monetizing your podcast

 

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Jun 18, 2019

Today’s episode features world-renowned yoga instructor and author of To Love and Let Go, Rachel Brathen. Also known as Yoga Girl, she is a heart-centered leader who brings the human element of emotion to social media. Becoming who Rachel is today was not without a history of struggle, and she shares with us how her childhood and rebellious teenage years led her to first find meditation, then yoga. This brings us deep into the conversation of finding identity, especially in our teenage years, when we have been influenced by our parent’s traumas and shaped by our communities.

 

The three of us also explore the interconnectedness between spirituality and business, and how Rachel balances motherhood with maintaining closeness with her husband. We also take a dive into plant medicine, sharing the insights and clearings Rachel gained during her cacao ceremony.


We also talk about:

  • Being present in our social media era
  • Nourishing your body and mind during pregnancy
  • How motherhood positively affects your ability to be present
  • The importance of ritual in our day-to-day lives
  • Being vulnerable and open on social media
  • How our ancestors experiences influence us

 

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Jun 13, 2019

Today we are sitting down with Catt Sadler, the three-time Emmy-winning journalist, previous host on E!, and host of the podcast NAKED with Catt Sadler.  We are incredibly inspired by Catt’s ability to be vulnerable and honest with us about her experience leaving the E! network to stand up for equal pay in December of 2017. Catt is a powerful voice for women, and has inspired so many to stand up for what they deserve. In this episode we delve into the struggles of being a woman in show business—the outer forces at play, how crucial it is to know your worth, and how to feel safe in your own skin when you’re in the spotlight. We also discuss what parenting is like in today’s digital age, especially with teenagers. Catt shares with us her experience with collaborative parenting after divorce, and how being a child of divorce directly affects her parenting style. This truly showcases the importance of consuming meaningful information, empowering one another, and trusting your inner knowing. 

 

We also talk about:

  • What parenting is like in today’s digital age (especially with teens!)
  • Cultivating a positive self-image when you’re in the spotlight
  • Staying true to yourself in the entertainment industry
  • What it means to stand in your truth
  • How Catt uses her platform to make a difference for women, at the risk of being blacklisted
  • The women who stood with Catt during her departure with E!

 

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Jun 11, 2019

Today we are joined with author of the book Keto Diet and founder of the wildly popular and trusted, Ancient Nutrition, Dr. Josh Axe!  Dr. Axe is a doctor of chiropractic, natural medicine doctor, and clinical nutritionist who also started a world renowned functional medicine center in Nashville, TN.  

 

He begins by opening up about the journey his mom faced with cancer, and how this shaped his relationship with food and medicine. We dive into the many benefits of going keto, from hormone balancing to breaking that sugar addiction, and you’ll learn how to get started on this clean, anti-inflammatory diet. Dr. Axe’s appreciate for and knowledge of Chinese medicine had us taking copious notes for our own health.  The connection between food, emotions and organs is fascinating. We also discuss why herbs should be a staple in each of our homes .

 

We also talk about:

  • Keto diet and herbs for hormonal balance (at all ages!)
  • The relationship between foods and organ health
  • Gut-brain connection & probiotic use (learn #1 probiotic we are missing!)
  • The negative effects and overuse of antibiotics
  • Strength vs. Cardio training vs. Interval training
  • Personal growth in the way of helping others

 

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Jun 6, 2019

Today on the podcast we welcome Lindsay Mack, the creator of Soul Tarot, and host of the popular Tarot for the Wild Soul podcast. Soul Tarot is a reinterpretation and intentional utilization of the Tarot as a healing tool, assisting us in differentiating the noise of our brain from the truth of our soul. Soul Tarot is a fusion of Lindsay’s 23 years of experience reading and studying Tarot, her work with her mentor, Michelle Sinnette, her own healing journey through complex PTSD/chronic illness, and channeled wisdom from her Guides.

 

Through her regularly sold out workshops, retreats and online Tarot courses, Lindsay has had the profound honor of teaching Soul Tarot to thousands of people from all around the world. In our conversation with Lindsey, the three of us talk about the origins of Tarot, how Lindsay uses it in her day to day, and using Tarot for yourself as a tool in your own journey. Lindsay also shares her path of healing through PTSD and chronic illness, and how her spiritual side has helped her through these hardships.

 

We also talk about:

  • Feeling like she finally found her calling
  • How she found help in her darkest moments
  • Reparenting ourselves
  • Working on herself solo, and with her partner
  • Identifying as a queer woman
  • Staying committed to being yourself
  • Tarot spreads and questions that Lindsay loves to use
  • Guidance for 2019

 

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Jun 4, 2019

Today we are joined by theSkimm co-founders, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg. In 2012, friends Carly and Danielle created this subscription based newsletter full of easy to digest news stories. The Skimm makes it easier to live a smarter life by integrating in the routines of their target audience, female millennials. In our conversation today, the four of us talk about creating culture within a growing company, starting a business with your close friend and what challenges that brings, building a team, and much more.

 

We also talk about:

  • Leaving their jobs to start the Skimm
  • Deciding what to spend their money on
  • Staying aligned with one another + letting other people in
  • Self-care and setting boundaries
  • The upcoming book + tour for Carly and Danielle

 

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