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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: November, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

THE INTERVIEW

This interview with Gunny Sodhi is the perfect thing to set off your ayurvedic Thanksgiving! Gunny has so much wisdom to offer when it comes to taking care of yourself from a natural, holistic perspective. The way he talks about how he’s managed to heal himself naturally through anxiety and trauma is incredibly powerful. K + L have talked ayurveda before, but there’s something beautiful about bringing in this personal story of moving through loss, and it’s sure to offer you so many lifestyle and nutrition changes you can adapt to your own life to feel so, so much better.

 

We also talk about:

  • Growing up steeped in ayurveda
  • How Gunny used ayurveda to heal after a tragic accident
  • The specific structures that helped him
  • The lifestyle changes you can make to service a thriving microbiome
  • The eight branches of ayurveda
  • How children can practice ayurveda
  • Herbs to aid your immunity
  • Oil pulling—should you do it?

 

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Nov 24, 2020

THE INTERVIEW

K+L originally spoke to Alok Vaid Menon about two years ago — or, in 2020 terms, a lifetime ago — and it continues to be a relevant and important conversation for us to share. There are few people who have had such a lasting impact, not just from the show but from life. K+L left this conversation feeling more human, more connected, more aware of how they affect others: exactly what our world desperately needs more of right now. Alok also recently released a book, “Beyond the Gender Binary,” which shows that gender is a malleable and creative form of expression only limited by your creativity. So, to celebrate the book and this beautiful, powerful, kind, and heart-centered soul, we wanted to share the conversation again.

 

We also talk about:

  • The ins and outs of your passion being your business
  • Growing up (emotionally repressed) in a small Texas town
  • Southern “politeness”
  • Balancing being a strong example for others + being a complex, flawed human
  • Why it hurts when we turn someone into a metaphor and a symbol
  • Visibility does not mean safety for women and trans people
  • Where Alok developed their emotional vocabulary
  • Gender + shame
  • Learning not to fear their own gender nonconformity
  • The psychology of fascism
  • Why Alok is frustrated by the individualism of self-care
  • The people who bully us want to be us
  • Aesthetics as political resistance
  • Violence against gender non-conforming individuals has escalated over the past few years
  • What we can all do, every day, to challenge the current paradigm

 

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Nov 19, 2020

THE INTERVIEW

Did you know that we are spending more than EVER on supplements, but we aren’t statistically healthier?

Many of us have been taking supplements for years without realizing all the additives that go into them, such as binders and fillers made from sheep's wool, corn, soy and other less desirable ingredients.We’re finding out that what we’re taking to improve our internal harmony may not be as helpful as we’ve been told. This conversation with Sara Cullen, the founder of GEM (get 20% off with code ALMOST30), brings to light some of the things that we should be considering when shopping for supplements, as well as the benefits of GEM: “anti-vitamin” alternative made with real food.. She also goes into the synergistic effects of food and how some foods work together to create greater bioavailability of nutrients, the importance of Vitamin D, why algae is the new trend in nutrition, and her story of starting a company with some great advice for any budding entrepreneurs.

 

We also talk about:

  • The early days of GEM and the inspiration behind it
  • Finding out what’s in the vitamins and minerals you’re taking
  • Reducing the amount of filler in our diets
  • The regulation loopholes of the supplement industry
  • Learning from the mistakes of your first company
  • Using algae for nutrition
  • The effectiveness of food synergy
  • Advice for early stage entrepreneurs

 

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Nov 17, 2020

THE INTERVIEW

Alignment is the goal - in mind, body and spirit. Being in alignment affects not only our physical body but our emotions, our mental state, our relationships — truly everything. There’s never been a better time to get into alignment, and Aaron Alexander, manual therapist and movement coach and creator of The Align Method, is here to help us work through a more holistic lifestyle. We talk about mobility, mental health, social health, and how it’s all interconnected. Plus, he gives us some hacks for dealing with the detrimental effects of quarantine, and we could all use a few more of those.

 

We also talk about:

  • The Ram Dass documentary on Netflix
  • Taking time to be more introspective and determining your impact
  • Operating in the world in a way that’s open to give and receive
  • Making connections with people
  • How to be more aligned when you’re stuck at home
  • The consequences of a lack of facial communication
  • Calming your nervous system
  • The phone biomechanisms
  • The benefits of breathing through the nose
  • The ideal work from home setup
  • The hardest parts of the last few months

 

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Nov 12, 2020

THE SOLO

Almost 30 Nation asks the BEST questions. Community is a big part of what keeps K+L inspired, and that makes answering your questions so much fun. We dive into topics ranging from dealing with jealousy in a relationship to preferred toppings for sourdough bread, sober curiosity, style icons, and more.

 

We also talk about:

  • Favorite sourdough bread toppings
  • Dealing with jealousy in a relationship
  • Our style icons
  • Favorite parts of being a woman
  • Drinking in moderation
  • Intuitive insights and downloads

 

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Nov 10, 2020

THE INTERVIEW

We’ve been having some wild and crazy experiences in 2020, and a lot of that is extending into our dreams. Charlie Morley is a lucid dreaming teacher, and he helps people face their deep shadow work while they sleep. We talk about sex dreams, the importance of nightmares, what certain dreams mean, how to heal through lucid dreaming, and why we’re going to have some crazy dreams in 2020 during Saturn Return. Everyone dreams, whether they remember it or not, and Charlie gives us some really practical tips on taking advantage of our sleeping hours to process emotions, practice skills, and integrate trauma. This interview is so powerful, you’ll honestly believe you’re in a dream!

 

We also talk about:

  • How dreams help us understand ourselves
  • The connection between brain and body and how that translates into our dreams
  • How to practice lucid dreaming
  • Improving your skills during a lucid dream
  • The importance of recalling your dreams
  • Eating foods and supplements that support dreaming
  • Dreams for addressing addiction and trauma
  • Recognizing your shadow self
  • How shadows manifest

 

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Nov 5, 2020

When Lindsey was single, she started taking solo trips. It’s one of those things she always gets questions about: What do you recommend? How do you not freak out? How do you manage anxiety or loneliness? Being alone is a chance to come back to center and recognize your own energy, and by doing something active and engaging alone, without having to juggle others’ expectations, it can be a great opportunity to tune into your own wants, needs, and desires.

She goes into the purpose of solo trips, things that might come up, the feelings around anticipation, managing excitement and anxiety, and maximizing the opportunities found in taking a trip like this. Solo trips are an incredible way to heal your soul.

 

We also talk about:

  • Why it’s important to be thinking about this now, during this time of year
  • Why Lindsey started taking solo trips
  • Planning your solo trip
  • Spending on what’s important to you
  • Creating a mood board
  • Taking safety precautions
  • Finding a balance of routine and freedom
  • Five things Lindsey loves to do on her trips

 

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Nov 3, 2020

THE INTERVIEW

Sex work has a stigma... Notice:  how do you feel when you hear the title “Sex Worker”?  What assumptions do you make?  K + L want to give sex work the conversation it deserves.  Alice Little joins the girls for an intimate, enlightening, and empowering conversation about her career in sex work. She answers literally any question you’d ever want to ask a sex worker and she does not hold back. There’s something about what she does that is incredibly healing and therapeutic. There’s so much shame around expressing yourself sexually and through your body, but this conversation with Alice is educational and dynamic, which we hope will clear up the confusion about what the sex industry is all about.

 

We also talk about:

  • The stigma around sex work
  • Misconceptions are sex workers
  • The current legality of sex work in the United States
  • The way the internet is changing the field
  • Getting “the girlfriend experience”
  • Where it can be empowering and disempowering
  • Feeling good in your skin
  • Taking care of yourself
  • How people develop fetishes
  • The place for porn stars

 

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