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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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Mar 31, 2020

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Even though the state of the world is uneasy right now, people are supporting people in such a beautiful way — and K+L want to celebrate that! Remember, all of the things that are happening in the world right now will pass as we step into our light. If you need some support in these times, you can find a community of super supportive women in the secret Almost 30 Facebook groups.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Julie Nguyen lived the first 30 years of her life believing that her health problems were chronic and incurable. When she realized that changing her diet improved her mood, her eczema, her weight, and her happiness, she had to share that life-changing info with others. But she ran into a roadblock: healthy food has a branding problem, and the bland food churned out by the ‘health food’ industry isn’t doing anything to help it. Julie devoted her life to making healthy, tasty food and nutrition education more accessible through Methodology, an innovative company that delivers fresh, chef-curated food to your door. Not all heroes wear capes, and not all medicine comes in capsules.

If you’d like to try Methodology, K + L have a promo code. Visit gomethodology.com and use the code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first delivery.

 

We also talk about:

  • Julie’s journey with food + health issues
  • Going to college as a Vietnamese immigrant
  • Connecting health issues + emotional stressors
  • Transitioning from finance to tech
  • Finding a functional medicine doctor
  • How our environment impacts our health + diet
  • Advice for female entrepreneurs

 

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Mar 26, 2020

THE SOLO

These are interesting times. Whether you’re working from home, have lost work, or are unsure what each day will bring you as you go into work at an essential business, we’re all having our routines and lives disrupted in a way none of us have experienced before. It’s our mission at Almost 30 to provide you with the tools, resources and support you need to navigate life’s challenges, and now’s the time we need them most. Today’s episode is meant to provide tools, resources, thoughts, + prayers that they can help you stay strong mentally, physically and spiritually. But that’s not all! 

K+L also reached out to some of the most motivational + empowering friends of the podcast and asked them to lend their perspectives and advice on how we can use this time in a positive way and support each other through the uncertainty We are so incredibly grateful to our friends and mentors who offered their support to Almost 30 Nation in this helpful, healing special episode.We hope these messages feel like a virtual hug, and help you feel more peaceful, grounded, and inspired to do something every day that brings you back to yourself.

 

We also talk about:

  • Processing our emotions + coming together as a community
  • How this moment could lead to massive + positive change
  • This moment in time according to human design
  • The top foods, supplements, essentials oils, and practices to boost your immune system
  • Listening to Mother Earth
  • Build up an emergency savings
  • This is happening for us, not to us
  • Processing anxiety through movement and breath
  • Seeing that we are a global community

 

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Mar 24, 2020

THE INTERVIEW

Jen Gotch joined us just over a year ago for a really important conversation about mental health, figuring yourself out, and self-care. Jen is a huge expander for a lot of us in Almost 30 Nation — Krista and Lindsey included! — so we had to have her back for round two to discuss her powerful new book. The Upside of Being Down is an honest account of Jen’s mental health struggles and how that long journey, with all its ups and downs, led to her greatest successes in work and life. She is so inspiring and unapologetic about her life + gives a fresh take on what it’s like being a constant internal battle. We dive deep into what it’s like to push yourself in your career without sacrificing self-care, opening yourself up to receiving praise, and the value of learning to quit things just to prove to yourself that you can.

 

We also talk about:

  • Coming back to compassion
  • Not changing yourself for others
  • Opening up + being able to receive
  • Self-care, self-love, + self-help
  • Being able to separate yourself from negative thoughts
  • Coping with emotional eating
  • Changing your relationship with alcohol

 

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Mar 19, 2020

THE INTERVIEW

We are beyond grateful to Melanie Monaco for inviting us onto The Self-Love Lifestyle for a deep + intimate conversation around, you guessed it, SELF LOVE baby. Melanie is a close friend of the podcast and SO essential to our growth, so her questions come from a thoughtful +  heartfelt place. She inspires us to open up about our self-love journeys, our relationship with our bodies, growing the podcast, and how we’ve learned to show up in life as leaders. The self-love journey is never over, but taking these pit stops to go inward is a critical part of moving forward + we hope that Melanie’s questions help you reflect on your path too!

 

We also talk about:

  • How K+L practice leadership in their lives
  • Learning to follow your intuition
  • Taking charge of your own life
  • What it means for K+L to listen to their bodies
  • What self-love looks like for K+L
  • Cultivating a love for your body + yourself
  • How K+L’s spirituality impacts their bodies

 

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Mar 17, 2020

THE INTERVIEW

We are so glad to have author, filmmaker, health and science journalist Max Lugavere back on the show! Max’s new book, The Genius Life, is all about providing actionable research that anyone can use to start feeling stronger, happier, and healthier immediately. The truth is that most of us already know that there are things in our lives that we really shouldn’t put in, on, or around our bodies, but there’s such a disconnect between what we know and what we do. We dig into why this disconnect exists, break down what it means to live a genius life, argue the merits of plant-based diets, and learn the heart-wrenching story behind why Max became so invested in the relationship between our food and our cognition.

 

We also talk about:

  • How unhealthy foods often make the most outlandish health claims
  • The plant-based trend
  • The massive problem with food waste
  • Why everyone should prioritize protein
  • What to look for when you are consuming animal protein
  • Integrating rest into your life + optimizing your sleep
  • White fat vs brown fat
  • The effects of melatonin on the body
  • Toxins, plastics, + endocrine disruption

 

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Mar 12, 2020

THE SOLO

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been overwhelmed. 🙌 At some point or another it’s a feeling we’ve all had to uncomfortably confront — you’re not alone. In today’s solo episode with Lindsey, she shares how she has dealt with the feeling of overwhelm head on. Although it is tempting to avoid, Lindsey has learned to embrace the feeling because it is one of the most powerful opportunities for growth that the Universe gives us. When we’re open to understanding how and why it happens, we can harness that energy and turn it into something incredible.

Lindsey has been feeling this ebb and flow of overwhelm over the past two years, and with that consistency, she had to ask: What is the purpose of this overwhelm? She shares the answers that came through during a channeled writing session with her higher self, why she avoided overwhelm for so long, and 3 tips for reframing the idea of being overwhelmed.

 

We also talk about:

  • Where we learn that overwhelm is bad
  • How overwhelm is a challenge to our ego + why that’s a gift
  • Doing the inner work necessary to understand why you are avoiding overwhelm
  • Increasing your tolerance for overwhelm
  • Using breathwork to center yourself
  • Harnessing your daydreams

 

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  • Lindsey does online breathwork with her friend Bree Melanson. It’s digital so you can do it in the comfort of your own home. Check it out here!

 

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Mar 10, 2020

THE INTERVIEW

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt joins us today for a conversation on forgiveness. Her new book, The Gift of Forgiveness, gives readers an opportunity to deeply understand the act of forgiving and how doing so can positively affect everyone involved. But let’s be real: Forgiveness is SO layered. It requires us to be vulnerable, release the ego, and allow change. Katherine’s book speaks to those layers and how we can work out our “forgiveness muscle” daily. Newly married, Katherine gushes about her relationship with Chris Pratt and shares how forgiveness will always play a huge role in their relationship. We are all going to be faced with opportunities to forgive, and Katherine’s hope is that, by reading the inspiring stories of those who were able to forgive in situations you wouldn’t imagine, you will be able to move forward in practicing forgiveness in your life.

 

We also talk about:

  • Her book, I Just Graduated… Now What? and why she felt inspired to speak to this formative time
  • How Katherine got over her fear of sharing details about her life
  • How forgiveness can be a gift you give yourself
  • How to ask for help + advice when you need it
  • The process of finding stories for her book
  • The physicality of holding on to anger
  • Times when you don’t have to forgive
  • Forgiveness within relationships

 

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Mar 5, 2020

CATCH UP WITH K + L

K & L have some exciting information to share about the 2020 Almost 30 retreat coming up in May! Last year, 24 women attended the the retreat in Malibu and it was so transformative they had to do it again. They’ve invited their favorite healers, speakers, tarot card readers, astrologists, trainers, and more to support women through this life-changing experience! If you  feel like you need four days away in a beautiful Malibu oasis to deeply connect with yourself and other women, this retreat is for YOU!

 

For more information, you can go to almost30podcast.com/retreat.

 

THE SOLO

Krista is exploring this one popular concept in today’s episode: authenticity.Catch that gag reflex! Although authenticity has become such a buzz word cliche lately that it doesn’t really mean anything, that’s exactly why it’s worth discussing. K & L were recently asked how they were so authentic during an interview and it gave Krista some pause because it’s not a word that she identifies with. It feels like a word that doesn’t allow you to change. This is why Krista wants to hash out the details of what true authenticity really is, and how we can balance being an authentic human while also allowing ourselves to change and grow.

 

We also talk about:

  • Why K hasn’t identified with the term “authentic”
  • The benefits of authenticity
  • K’s goals for her future self
  • How growth and authenticity interplay
  • Accepting growth as a part of yourself
  • Being authentic to the person you are at any given time
  • The expression of the true self

 

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Mar 3, 2020

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are so excited to sit down with our good friend Kelly LeVeque, holistic nutritionist extraordinaire, to chat about her new book Body Love Every Day. A lot of the health and wellness books out there can be off putting, with an emphasis on aesthetics or diet, but Kelly’s message is about creating a holistic lifestyle approach. We dive into the four different archetypes mentioned in her book and how understanding our archetype can prepare us for success with our health and wellness goals. Kelly opens up about her birth story and all the challenges she and her family had to overcome through her pregnancy and delivery. We wrap things up with some #inspo for the boss babes out there who have to make hard decisions around running a business — and, of course, we had to ask her some of your questions!

 

We also talk about:

  • Investing in brands instead of sponsoring them
  • Loving yourself + still having goals
  • People who work out can change the world
  • How to focus on compositional changes
  • Dealing with a traumatic childbirth
  • The fab four archetypes
  • Ins + outs of intermittent fasting
  • Consistent healthy habits vs. perfectionism

 

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