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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: September, 2019
Sep 27, 2019

Joining us LIVE from Propel CoLabs are two legends in the fitness world and top personal trainers, Gunnar Peterson and Luke Milton. Gunnar is an expert in functional training, and is best known for training professional athletes and celebrities. Luke Milton is a celebrity trainer and the founder of Training Mate (catch him on Revenge Body!).

 

In our interview, both stress the importance of lifting people up and creating a positive, safe environment in order for people to succeed. They each share struggles of their past, like weight issues and anxiety, and how they overcame them. We ask about their morning routines, their relationships with social media, and tips for getting back into the fitness game. This is a fun and energizing conversation you don’t want to miss!

 

We also talk about:

  • Mental and emotional health in fitness
  • Treating the emotional body during physical transformation
  • Coaching clients through their resistance
  • Tools Luke used to help with anxiety
  • Key components of recovery
  • The motivation they find from their children 

 

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Sep 26, 2019

Today, Krista and Lindsey share their profound experience and the lessons they learned at the Onsite Workshops Creatives’ Retreat. It was five days of connecting and healing with some of the most inspiring, impactful people they have ever met. They share details of their group affirmation practice, explore the seven rights of a child, and talk about the power of surprises! From trauma and the subconscious mind, to connecting with others by expressing feelings of shame, to codependency and boundaries—K&L open up about their experiences and the deep healing that occurred.

 

They also talk about:

  • Krista experiencing imposter syndrome
  • Small group therapy & sculpts
  • Codependency, boundaries, & self-care
  • Taking time to acknowledge your own pain
  • Denying emotions
  • Equine therapy

 

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Sep 24, 2019

In today’s episode, we are sitting down with motivational speaker and #1 New York Times Best Selling author, Gabrielle Bernstein! In her new book, Super Attractor, Gabby reveals how to manifest the life you desire. She enlightens us on what stops someone from manifesting, how to stay in alignment with source, and her first experience with channeling.

 

We also get into the topic of mental health as Gabby is incredibly real and transparent about her struggles with postpartum depression. Her newest mission is to be of service to women who suffer from postpartum, and bring awareness through education. Gabby also shares her experience with SIBO and healing gut inflammation by eradicating stress and changing her diet. You’ll learn all about “sleep hygiene” and Gabby’s daily practices like meditation, prayer, and exercise.

 

We also talk about:

  • Transforming our belief systems
  • Having guidance beyond our physical sight
  • Comparison versus judgment
  • Gabby’s experience with resisting joy and play
  • What Gabby’s son has taught her
  • Having trust when channeling 
  • What freedom feels like in your body, heart & mind

 

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Sep 20, 2019

Today, we are live from Propel CoLabs with the creator and CEO of Blogilates, Cassey Ho! With over 4 million subscribers, Blogilates is the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube. In our conversation, Cassey explains how YouTube has changed fitness, and how she mentally navigates the negative comments, such as creating the viral video, The “Perfect” Body. She shares the relationship she had with her body before YouTube, and how childhood insecurities can stay with us throughout our lives. We ask Cassey about her morning routine, how she stays motivated, and what’s upcoming with her brand and community. This conversation is all about loving your workout, cherishing your body, and keeping things simple!

 

We also talk about:

  • Keeping a simple self-care routine
  • How Cassey’s community inspires her content
  • Cassey’s view of the health and wellness industry
  • Creating time and presence for family
  • Shifting our mental space to feel confident

 

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Sep 19, 2019

In today’s solo episode, Krista details her Silent Retreat experience at the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC. For five days, she was free of EMFs, immersed in the Blue Ridge Mountains, meditating, taking walks, and eating based on ayurvedic principles. As someone who always needs to be ‘doing,’ Krista shares how these days of silence impacted her ability to turn inward, slow down, and shed the nonessentials.

 

We also talk about:

  • The Happiness Training & 5 Sutras
  • Bringing acceptance into your life
  • Forming your opinion outside of what others’ think
  • Not seeing intention behind others’ mistakes
  • Surrendering to the flow of life
  • Moving out of victim mentality
  • Being present during meals & eating slow
  • Connecting to your Spirit through play & laughter
  • The way Krista’s body released and energetically shifted

 

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Sep 17, 2019

If you’ve experienced sexual assault or some form of trauma, may today’s guest inspire you with her powerful story of resilience and hope. Brittany Piper is a sexual assault survivor who has taken her pain and turned it into purpose. She is a motivational speaker, sexual violence prevention expert, and healing coach who helps others transform their pain and believe in second chances.

 

Our conversation begins with Brittany recounting her story (this may be triggering for some). This leads into how sexual assault has been normalized by the sensationalization of it, and the sheer lack of sex education in the United States. Brittany explains the science behind why trauma survivors have lapses in memory, and physical ways trauma manifests in the body. She details her experience with learning to love herself again after being so disconnected, and shares thoughtful, grounding questions you can use to help heal your own trauma. We know you’ll be touched by her story, and the work she now does to make a difference in trauma survivors’ lives.

 

We also talk about:

  • Sex education in the U.S. & abroad
  • Media attention focused on attractiveness
  • The role race plays in sentencing
  • Tonic immobility & disassociation
  • Brittany’s modes of healing
  • Reintegration as a foundation of healing
  • The healing curriculum Brittany is building for women
  • Putting resources into those who are incarcerated
  • Brittany’s female healing retreats

 

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Sep 13, 2019

In this week’s bonus episode, we interview financial expert and the author of Rich Bitch, Boss Bitch, and Becoming Super Woman, Nicole Lapin! From starting her first job at fifteen, to becoming a CNN anchor at twenty-one…her story of personal and career growth is powerful—you can’t help but admire this inspiring woman.

 

From this conversation, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of financial wellness and creating goals. Nicole stresses the need to change your mindset around finances from deprivation to a place of aspiration. We talk about imposter syndrome, being of service to build a network, and Nicole shares tips for individuals starting a business. By the end, you’ll have expanded your awareness on moving from burnout to balance in your personal and work life.

 

We also talk about:

  • The #1 sign you have burnout
  • Nicole’s experience with imposter syndrome
  • Work relationships and peer mentors
  • Creating a spending plan
  • Opening the dialogue around money
  • Slowing down & prioritizing yourself
  • Nicole’s hobbies & her form of meditation

 

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Sep 12, 2019

Get ready to talk all things reiki, quantum healing, ascension, and aliens with the founder of Santa Monica Healing, April Pfender! April is a Reiki master teacher, meditation instructor, and author of Chakra Balance and Essential Chakra Meditation. She specializes in quantum healing practices, using plant medicine for healing, and holds sacred workshops and retreats.

 

April is Krista’s personal reiki teacher, so Krista shares her experience with training and shifting her energy. We dive into quantum crystal bed technology for chakra alignment and using specific energy waves for healing. April reveals how we have moved into the time of light, which explains the increase in people waking up to their own truth. We discuss everything you want to know about aliens, connecting with light beings, and understanding star systems. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss!

 

We also talk about:

  • Reiki attunement & the 12 chakras
  • Being in the age of Aquarius
  • Bashar Channeled by Darryl Anka
  • Interplanetary and interdimensional travelers
  • The galactic channel & star systems
  • How the planet is healing
  • Our connection with ancient cultures
  • Navigating skepticism around reiki & aliens
  • Plant medicine & our consciousness

 

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Sep 10, 2019

Are you looking to live a greener, nontoxic life? Then today’s episode is for you! We are joined by Kelly Love to discuss all things clean living. Due to serious health issues stemming from the toxins in food and cleaners, Kelly and her co-founders created Branch Basics—plant and mineral based, nontoxic cleaning products safe for the whole family.

 

In our conversation, Kelly explains the health implications of using conventional cleaning products, and the pollution it creates in our homes. Reading labels and ingredients is critical due to the lack of regulation and safety testing in the United States. Kelly educates us on what to avoid, and provides resources to make understanding ingredients easier, like using EWG and Think Dirty. She provides simple solutions, so you can begin cleaning out your home today!

 

We also talk about:

  • How to dispose of toxic products
  • Difference between unscented vs. fragrance
  • How not all ‘green’ products are safe
  • Ingredients in Branch Basics products
  • Looking out for toxic chemicals in furniture & paper products
  • Using the sun to help remove toxicity
  • Books L&K are reading

 

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Sep 6, 2019

Today’s special, Friday treat is from our summer series at Propel CoLabs Fitness Festival! Joining us for this live recording is Lauren Ash, the founder and executive director of the culture shifting, lifestyle brand, Black Girl in Om. As a yoga and meditation guide, Lauren has made an incredible impact in the wellness space with creating diversity and intentional sisterhood with other women of color.

 

In our conversation, Lauren shares how she found yoga and was called to create the global community of Black Girl in Om. We dive into the power of rejuvenation and rest, and the importance of giving to yourself so you can give to others. Lauren also paints for us the vulnerable picture of the work she’s done to feel deserving of unconditional love and support.

 

We also talk about:

  • The lack of diversity in mainstream wellness
  • Creating allyship for change 
  • Awareness of self for preventative self-care
  • Learning to receive
  • Becoming clear on your values to attract more of that to you
  • What Lauren’s looking forward to in 2020
  • Owning and honoring your emotions

 

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Sep 5, 2019

Today we are talking all things essential oils with the CEO of Vitruvi, Sara Panton! Vitruvi started as a passion project by Sara and her brother after Sara decided to leave medical school. They committed to many late nights while working multiple jobs. By combining Sara’s background in medical anthropology, her love for the science of scent, and her brother’s entrepreneurial skills, they’ve developed a line to complement your daily rituals. Sara shares the advice she’d give to someone pursuing their passion while still in their career.

 

In our conversation, Sara explains the science behind scent and our limbic system, and why smells can trigger memories. She dives deep into the history of essential oils, how they are created, and why they have such a positive effect on our emotions and immune system. And of course, we had to ask… which oils are best for blemish spot treatments, high stress, and what’s the sexiest scent!

 

We also talk about:

  • Face tools for skin beauty
  • Products to use for cystic acne
  • Carrier oils vs. essential oils
  • How Sara cares for herself as an entrepreneur
  • Why Vitruvi doesn’t promote ingestion of E.O.
  • How to be safe while using oils
  • What L&K eat in a day

 

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Sep 3, 2019

Are you looking to connect with people through dating, making new friends, or networking? Today we are joined by former Chief Brand Officer of Bumble, Alex Williamson, to discuss what makes Bumble different from other social and dating apps. As a company, they value kindness and respect, and empower women to make the first move.

 

Alex describes how Bumble ensures that their users have a positive experience and feel safe. For example, they are taking steps to criminalize the sending of lewd pictures. She gives tips for creating a profile, like avoiding group pictures, and the importance of showcasing who you are to avoid heartache. We love and appreciate how Alex really dives into the issues with online dating, outdated gender norms, and how you can find true connection (friendships and relationships!) through the use of Bumble.

 

We also talk about:

  • Feeling empowered in relationships
  • Advice to avoid abuse from dating apps
  • Respectful & compassionate dating
  • Bumble BFF & Bizz
  • Favorite stories from couples who have met on bumble
  • Establishing a strong brand voice

 

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