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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: October, 2019
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

CATCH UP WITH K + L

 

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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Oct 4, 2019

Today is the last bonus episode from our series at Propel CoLabs Fitness Festival! We are live with the founders of UNDO Magazine, Nai Vasha and Sophia Chang. UNDO is an intellectually and visually stimulating quarterly magazine that sheds light on issues, stories, people and brands in wellness, fashion, and fitness.

 

As two dedicated entrepreneurs who are always pushing the envelope, Sophia and Nai share how they came together and founded UNDO Mag. They explain ways the fitness and wellness industry has changed, like with influencers and athletes. Both ladies are passionate about breaking stereotypes, and making wellness information accessible to all ages and races. They empower individuals to dive into self-discovery and push beyond fear. After listening to these incredible women, you can’t help but feel inspired and motivated to optimize your health beyond the green juice and yoga pants!

 

We also talk about:

  • What health and wellness means to Nai & Sophia
  • Sharing stories around mental health
  • Why they print their magazine vs. digital
  • Ways they break barriers and push their limits
  • Building a platform & community for people to use their voices
  • How they manage their workflow & “business hygiene”

 

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Oct 3, 2019

For Kopari Beauty founders Gigi and Bryce Goldman, their company is more than just a business—it’s a lifestyle they’ve created. They are incredibly humble and transparent about mistakes they’ve made, how they developed their strong partnership, and the role influencers play in growing their business. We talk about the relationships they have with their kids, and setting boundaries with work conversations in the home. This power couple is so easy to talk to, and we are so proud to work with them. Their wisdom on building strong relationships, values, and your dream business inspires us daily--we know it will for you as well!

 

We also talk about:

  • Challenges of being a couple in business together
  • Focusing on the small wins
  • Building a positive work space 
  • How social media gives us voices
  • Advice on starting a business
  • Saying ‘no’ and setting priorities
  • Importance of knowing your company’s values, mission, + vision
  • How they are giving back to the Filipino community

 

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Oct 1, 2019

Today we are joined by the founder of the nonprofit Lunch On Me, LaRayia Gaston. Her work is powerful, her belief in people is unwavering, and today’s episode is both uplifting and heartbreaking. The Los Angeles based charity provides nutritious and organic meals to more than 10,000 people per month. Their mission is to end starvation by redistributing food that would otherwise be wasted. Through Lunch On Me, LaRayia has also created a family dynamic and is teaching people to love and respect themselves.

 

In our conversation, LaRayia shares how she was drawn to Mother Teresa at a young age, and how feeding the homeless was her form of tithing by fourteen years old. She describes the changes she’s seen in the homeless community by providing food, and explains the bitter truth about pharmaceuticals, street drugs, and mental health. LaRayia also shares beautiful, tear-jerking stories that show how small deeds go a long way. She encourages us to be mindful of windows of opportunity where we can not only help, but gain a shift in perspective by connecting with the homeless.

 

We also talk about:

  • How the homeless community has impacted LaRayia
  • How homelessness can be a gift
  • LaRayia’s 43 days on Skid Row
  • What holding space looks like for LaRayia
  • Statistics for foster children and drug use
  • Poverty, corruption, and race relations
  • Corruption in nonprofits from government involvement 

 

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