Once again, Linds and Krista bring on the best of the health, wellness, and body positivity industries. This week's guest is DANIKA BRYSHA, a curve model with IMG Models, the CEO of Model Meals, a leader in the health and wellness world, and an inspirational rockstar for everyone. Danika has been featured in InStyle, Shape, PopSugar, People, and many more publications. Her story has inspired thousands of women who are struggling with loving their body, their relationship with food and addiction, and transforming their lives.
Danika shares her story, which starts at a young age, battling drug usage, fad chronic dieting, and being "the chubby girl", using her food to process her emotions. But that didn't stop her from being one of the busiest, most successful curve models in the world, after being discovered in a Bank of America. Needless to say, she took her insecurities and built a life for herself off of them.
Some of the most useful food/body tips you'll ever hear from this episode are:
Pick a card, any card ... because on this week's episode we are joined by shamanic energy medicine practitioner, the official shaman for VOGUE Magazine, and founder of STYLE RITUALS, COLLEEN MCCANN.
If you're into crystals, tarot readings, spirituality, intuition, spirits, ghosts, EVERYTHING MAGIC, this episode is for YOU.
So for those of you who are new to the tarot card and crystal thing thing, it's basically a visual narrative of your past life, your current life, and your future life, as well as the emotions you are currently dealing with. Krista got a past life card, and she's pretty sure she's dealing with some karmic debt, while Lindsey got a Five of Cups card, meaning she's got plenty o' abundance.
On the other hand, shamans are conduits to things people can't see in the unseen world, and provide messages and healing to those who need it. Shamans can realize they have their gifts at any age, and Miss McCann realized her's in her late twenties. From hearing voices constantly, having premonition dreams, seeing ghosts, and having other healers tell her she had a gift, Colleen knew she had to listen to the voices and put her 15 plus year in the fashion industry to an end.
Although Krista, Linds, and Colleen go over a plethora of spirituality- related topics in this episode, the main takeaway is the importance of dabbling in various practices before you find the one you like. Or the one that "speaks" to you.
CALLING ALL WOMEN WHO FEEL THAT THEY ARE DESTINED FOR GREATNESS. Seriously, don't look around. That's YOU. Hi! You don't have to apologize for feeling that innate fire and pull toward something bigger. Give this episode your full attention--you'll be given permission to take ownership of your dreams. This week the girls are so excited to be sharing their interview with LORI HARDER. Lori is the host of the Earn Your Happy Podcast, founder of The Bliss Project, author, cover model, three-time fitness world champion, a "self-love junkie", and a woman at the forefront of the "women supporting women" movement. Her path to success has been a beautiful zigzag of highs and lows, revelations and resistance, self-love and overflowing generosity. As Janet Jackson says, "WE GO DEEP"...(love you Janet). Here's what we discuss:
This week's episode is based off of 2 words: HUMAN DESIGN.
No, it's not an anatomy class or a biology lesson. It's all about YOU. Your body, your mind, but most importantly, your AURA and ASTROLOGICAL MAKE-UP.
Okay, still confused? Krista and Lindsey each receive a human design reading from an expert and spiritual goddess, JENNA ZOE. She spends this episode showing off her craft by helping the ladies make life decisions, control their minds, and get in touch with their bodies.
Human Design uses your birth time and place to calculate your personal Human Design chart. In this calculation, the positions of Sun, Moon, and planets at the time of your birth play an important role. Astrology also uses the birth time and place to generate your natal chart, but it interprets the data differently – and Human Design is not astrology. Time to get ANTHROPOMORPHIC (In the words of our lovely guest)!
Human Design calculates two moments in time. Our birth, which determines our conscious definition and a moment approximately 88 days before our birth (exactly 88 degrees of the sun before the moment of our birth), which determines our unconscious definition. The second; the pre-natal calculation is unique and crucial part of the Human Design revelation.
Miss Jenna Zoe also breaks down the 4 TYPES OF HUMAN BEINGS
Definitely a note-taking episode, but an insightful one at that!
Krista and Lindsey are joined this week by Courtney Violet Bentley, certified personal trainer behind the blog, "Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous", and Annie Spano, founder of Style Collective, an online community for fashion and lifestyle influencers. All four of the girls are dedicated to creating a culture where women welcome women and support one another. As Annie says, she's created a "sisterhood" vibe. LOVE THAT. But the girls talk honestly about how their relationships with other women haven't always been so AMAZING. *AHEM* #HIGHSCHOOL. This is such a good one. They unwrap some GOLD, like:
Who's the HEADMISTRESS OF PLEASURE? She studied sexuality at Stanford University AND in the jungles of Asia. Not only has she been featured in Women's Health, The Huffington Post, & Refinery29, but she's our guest on this week's episode of #Almost30!
Ladies & Gentlemen, we present to you sex and love guru LAYLA MARTIN!
Layla sits down with us to breakdown everything AND MORE when it comes to sex. LOVE, HEALTH, and HAPPINESS INCLUDED. So let's get to the good stuff:
So let's be honest ... finances can be a b*tch. Definitely a theme that appears when you're #Almost30, being an adult and supporting yo'self. Money is a tricky topic. Or in other words, a fear.
BUT DON'T FREAK OUT YET.
MONETARY MAIDEN HEIDI STEVENS comes to the rescue in this episode. Basically, Heidi is a coach for creative and professional entrepreneurs who want to be SELF-MADE and SELF-SUPPORTING. Everything a woman should be. Her ideas and programs are strategic, realistic, passionate, and accompanying of anyone's dreams. She's also a real estate sales boss babe, who slayed post-grad. FUN FACT: she has a Master's in Spiritual Psychology. Finance and spirituality? BOMB.COM ... let's get down to business, shall we?
Biggest messages from Heidi in this episode?
Feeling so connected to you #ALMOST30NATION! Your questions are so relevant and real, we couldn't help but dedicate a minisode to answering some of them. INBOX AND HEART FULL. Unwrapping these questions together, reminded us, yet again, that we are not alone. Knowing we don't have to just lean on ourselves feels SO DAMN GOOD. Lean on, friends.
OKAY, so in this mini we discuss:
Lil' nugget from the ep: Have you ever thought about making your passion part of your identity so that you are accountable and consistent? #FEELS. These answers are super raw and IN REAL TIME. We are going through many of these as we speak. We don't want to spoil anything, so jump into this episode...it is 'notebook nearby' worthy, FO SHO.
P.S. Keep those questions coming! >> www.almost30podcast.com
She's balanced, she's blonde, and she's a BALLER. And this week, she's our very special guest on #Almost30.
JORDAN YOUNGER, aka yoga instructor, fellow podcaster, author, health guru, "The Balanced Blonde", is an LA-based blogger, who's been featured in Health Magazine, Teen Vogue, The Today Show, Refinery 29, Elle Magazine, and so many more media and news publications. Needless to say, we SCORED with this wellness babe.
Let's breakdown the episode for you:
-how blogger's deliver their content through today's technology, like Snapchat Stories, Instagram Stories, Facebook, and the ancient art of YouTube
-the negative stigma behind being a "blogger" OR EVEN A VEGAN for a career
-the evolution of a blogger
-how writing is a key part of blogging and creating new and exciting content, IE. Jordan's collegiate background in creative writing
-everyone's methods when it comes to creating content, AKA getting in the FLOW
-what it's really like to teach a yoga class - the feeling post-class, and is it really worth all of the work?
-how much self-disclosure is too much self-disclosure when it comes to blogging?
-the importance of sharing your life and your soul, BUT NOT GIVING TOO MUCH
-and last but not least, her newest eBook, SOUL ON FIRE!
Ever heard of a Bridesmaid-For-Hire?!?!?! Neither have we, until NOW. Introducing former guest, author, go-getter, and professional bridesmaid, JEN GLANTZ + her BEAU, Adam. She's an OG Almost 30 homie, back and ready to make us all ball our eyes out with the most amazing stories.
If you weren't around when Jen's first episode came out (Episode 3 !!!), she's the original Katherine Heigl from 27 Dresses, people. She put out a Craigslist ad to be a bridesmaid, and now she's professionally a bridesmaid, living her best life, meeting new people and traveling all over.
But now she's ALSO and author! Jen's new book Always A Bridesmaid For Hire was released in February, where she discusses her love life, her passion for her job, marriage, weddings, and everything in between.
+ POWER COUPLE ALERT: Adam and Jen are as real as it gets when it comes to relationships. Linds and Krista ask them about how they push each other, why they "make each other better" despite the clichés, the healthy fights, and not changing who they are. We get into the all of the things that go into relationships and marriages, including the life changes, friends, family, and tradition versus unconventionality. TOO. MUCH. GOODNESS.
And THE BEST & THE WORST of wedding stories you can find in Jen's book! Not to mention, all of the determination, work, and listening to others it took for Jen to finish her book. So buy the book, listen to the podcast, and get fricken inspired #Almost30Nation
LINDS + KRISTA BACK IN ACTION from their weekend getaway in Palm Springs. Lot's of new stuff coming for you #almost30nation.
They're ridin' solo this week and bringing back the infamous 20's Us VS. 30's Us. The ladies talk about their "healthy" ways back in the day, including gliding on ellipticals, eating ranch salads, and rocking Hardtail pants and Nike running shorts like nobody's business. SO GOOD FOR YOU, PEOPLE. #lol And if you did't know, diet cokes were also key to a "healthy" diet ten years ago ...
And guess who's back?!?! Your favorite sound guy, STEVE. Now you HAVE to listen.
Halfway through the episode we have a brand new CALLER, Roxanne, DC lawyer and founder of the successful blog Glass Of Glam! The ladies chat about how your friends' egos can get in the way of your goals and dreams, and how their supportive (or unsupportive) attitudes are a reflection of what's going on with them.
Happy Listening #ALMOST30NATION :)
OKAY OKAY OKAY, juicing and nut-based milks may only seem like a bougie social trend. But listen up Almost 30 Nation, RENEW JUICERY is the REAL DEAL. If you didn't know, Renew Juicery was voted home to LA's best cleanses. Brooke Rewa, founder and creator of this amazing company, joins Krista and Lindsey this week to chit chat about her business, Renew's newest addition Cryotherapy, taking your passion seriously, and of course, health and wellness. Needless to say, Brooke and Renew do SO much more than juice.
CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO MEET BROOKE & LISTEN TO ALL HER GOODNESS!
Okay #almost30nation, time to get METAPHYSICAL this week! That's right, Lindsey and Krista sat down with psychic medium CHRIS MEDINA and things got spiritual to say the least. They talk about each of their individual readings, when Chris realized he has a gift or "second sight", his struggles with these gifts, and also how they helped him grow to be the person he is today. YOU WILL GET CHILLZ.
-Chris gets honest about some of his craziest readings, including an old lady soiling herself
-having this gift as child, including knowing about things before they happened & manipulating teachers and students to cover up his gift
-how "they" helped Chris pick the names for his kids
-what SOULMATES really mean
-do we even have JUST ONE life?
-Lindsey & Krista's ACCURATE AF READINGS about careers, love, and making NEW moves
There's SO MUCH UNREALNESS in this episode, it's hard to put into words people. So, sit down in a quiet place, maybe with a cup of tea, and embrace all of Chris Medina's words.
Got beyond the realms of realness this week with LA Fitness superstar DANIELLE PASCENTE. She's honest, funny, extremely open about her personal and professional journey, and down to talk about anything. Basically, this episode is MONEY.
Not only did she swim, do gymnastics, and run track and field growing up, Danielle went to college on a scholarship for Division I Cheerleading. #SUPERHUMAN. Coming up on her ninth year in the City of Angels, she's become an unstoppable fitness guru who's not afraid to do her own thing. That being said, let's get into her journey and what went down this week ...
-how she started her professional fitness journey, including gaining the freshman 20 in college, drinking all the alcohol, being in a toxic relationship that spills over into other relationships
-what she would say to EARLY 20'S DANIELLE
-learning from and listening to your instincts in long distance relationships
-why you should UNFOLLOW social media accounts WHO INSPIRE YOU if you want to stay focused on yourself and not get in your head
-sacrificing Instagram followers for HONESTY
-how to make a healthy lifestyle with Danielle's KICK ASS TRAINING GUIDE - EVERYWHERE!
-a few of her FOOD RITUALS that keep her energized and feeling good
-RECOVERY & ACTIVE RECOVERY
Let's just say, Danielle isn't a regular trainer, she's a cool trainer. So listen to the episode and get to know her!
LA entrepreneur/designer of TUC + WES, DIY extraordinaire, mother, and TV host, ORLY SHANI chats with the gals about exactly what you're thinking: HOW DOES SHE DO IT ALL?!?!
Turns out, Lindsey and Orly go way way back to their NYC bartending days, before Orly went on to make a kick-ass career for herself, get married, and become a mother. #SAME
So what are the deets from this episode?
-being traditional & following social norms is not always going to work for you
-degrees are BULL if you don't have passion
-taking it till you make it
-how being on NBC's reality fashion competition, "Fashion Star", led to her career as a host on E!
-the REAL art of DIY
-are your friend's INSTA followers fake or real? Orly will tell ya!
TUC+WES Giveaway on the INSTA (@almost30podcast) this week too! Keeps your eyes open for it friends!
What better thing to learn about on Valentine's Day than HORMONES?!
Hormone Health Educator, Candace Burch, shares her 30+ years of knowledge on women's health and hormone balancing this week with Lindsey and Krista. SO TAKE OUT YOUR NOTEBOOKS PEOPLE.
For those of you who are wondering about the importance of hormones and why you should be in tune with yours, WE GOT YOU. Feeling tired and fatigued? Moody or stressed? Candace spills the beans on:
So much information is covered in this episode, so please check out the links in the "Show Notes" on our website www.almost30podcast.com !
The holidays are OVER. And of course, we need to talk about them.
So, this week, Krista and Lindsey discuss the outcomes of their holiday ventures. We’re talking the good, the bad, and the ugly: everything from family, revisiting bad habits, spending Christmas alone, and creating new traditions as a result.
Did anyone take a cool vaca? Do something by yourself and actually enjoy your own company? Or did y’all visit the old fam' bam and get asked ALL the questions about life and work and relationships? It's okay, we did too.
Krista and Lindsey also bring in a STELLAR caller, Nicole from Boston, who get's real and to the point right away (she get's it). During the call, we get deep and down-to-earth about
This week, the girls will help you honor the changes in your life so you can continue to do what you love and love what you do.
YOU GUYS, Steve, our angel baby sound technician, is our special guest this week (and his RAD tunes close out the episode). How the heck do you make new friends as an adult? It's awkward AF sometimes, no? You might have "enough" friends, or you might be in a new city and want to make some new ones, or you might be meeting the same type of people over and over. Wherever you find yourself on this spectrum, this episode will inspire you to get out there. The trio compiles a list that you can look to the next time you're bored, lonely, sick of the same old group, alone at the bar. How about shaking up your routine and following your bliss, mimicking children and not giving a f*ck? Plus, Steve shares his beautifully weird way of attracting new friends, Krista recounts her session with a hypnotherapist that helped her understand the role her energy plays in attracting new people into her life, and Lindsey shares her experience meeting friends on the DM (hehe).
The girls are joined this week by their friend Danika Miller, who like them, is a creative living in LA. They candidly discuss their individual relationships with LA, why this city fills them up one day and can leave them feeling bleak AF in the inspiration department another day. Why is that? Is it them? Is it HIM?! JK. But the struggle is real when filtered faces and "epic" sunsets flood your social feed on the regular. Krista, Lindsey, and Danika share their inspo hacks when it comes to pursuing your dreams, making sh*t happen against all odds, rising up from the ashes of a break-up, navigating a filtered Instagram world, and living inspired for others. The girls give us insight on:
Put on your robe, whisk some matcha tea and get your notebook ready. Kelly LeVeque of Be Well By Kelly, Celeb Holistic Nutritionist, author, and overall bad-ass entrepreneur joins the girls this week for an in-depth discussion about all things nutrition. Jessica Alba and Chelsea Handler swear by Kelly's approach to health and nutrition. If you want to feel empowered when planning and eating your meals, this episode is for YOU. Her tips and insight are fad-free and easy to incorporate into your busy lifestyle. Kelly's goal is to have you feeling confident in the way that you eat. Oh and she shares with us some of her favorite (and famous) Be Well Smoothie recipes. HELLO EASY BREAKFAST.
Kelly teaches us how to turn off the hunger hormones in our body with a fun, simple requirement for every meal that she likes to call "The Fab Four". Wait, hold up, we have hunger hormones that can be TURNED OFF?! Literally, the girls have been Fab Four-ing it since they recorded and have both felt the shift in their cravings and energy. Krista and Lindsey are also curious about juicing. What's the deal? Why do people want to run over squirrels and tend to snap at their colleagues while juicing? Spoiler alert: Kelly hates juice cleanses. She tells you why.
The girls dial it back and find out what lead Kelly to build her successful wellness brand. How long was she moonlighting her business while working in cancer and genetics before she took the leap to focus on Be Well by Kelly full time? Where did she find inspiration and support? Why she is obsessed with education...and so much more. To be honest, you may want to listen to this one a few times through to fully digest this yummy interview. Bad joke, amazing episode. LOVE YA. P.S. Kelly's new book "Body Love" is out this June!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS! Almost 30 Nation is growing every day and we are so grateful. The girls dream about grabbin' a brewski with each and every one of you to express our thanks. But they don't really drink beer and traveling to 34 countries would be uh #GOALS. If they could, they would. But, YOU GUYS RULE. For now, e-mail them! They answer.
Anyway, did anyone else need like a week to collect their thoughts and wrap up whatever the hell happened in 2016? THE GIRLS, TOO. But now, NOW, they're ready to reflect, set their goals, and proceed mindfully into the new year. 2017. JEEZ, weren't we supposed to be sleeping in tubes by now?
Krista and Lindsey are legit catching up on the pod this week. They share just how awesome CHILLIN' on the eve really is. One of us didn't make it to midnight. GUESS WHO! But seriously, chillin' over Dom Perignon showers at the club any day. #ALMOST30.
In this episode, the girls go deep and discuss:
You're going to turn challenges into positive shifts this year....If you answer yes to these questions, LISTEN NOW: Do you have trouble asking for help? Are you repeating a self-sabotaging story to yourself or people in your life? Are you living at a million miles per hour without a clear idea as to why you are doing things? Do you have ZERO boundaries with people in your life? The girls are holding their hands up, too. The discussion is, as always, honest and raw. Set your goals and intentions with Krista and Lindsey this week...it's NEVER TOO LATE.
THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN. Well, they never left, but the girls bribed them with goldfish crackers and beer to come back and hang. ZACH JOHNSON (eligible bach, funny AF, kind, former Mormon) and JUSTIN HALL (he belongs to Krista so don't freakin' ask!...jk he's amazing) join the girls this week for a hilarious round of "Would You Rather"...Topics include:
-Whipped cream bikinis
-Dating profile pics
-Buying a house before marriage
-Ordering kiddie meals as an adult
-Baby talk during sex
-BOYS, what's your type?
Before they get into all of that, the gang connects with a listener from Denver! She is talking to TWO GUYS from a dating app. The guys and gals weigh in on this interesting predicament. The situation is a LIIIITTTLE complicated. The boys are so helpful in decoding the body language and textual exchanges. DON'T MISS THIS ONE.
The girls wanted to gift you all a HOLIDAY EPISODE! They're also sending homemade granola in the mail, carried by a snail wearing a Santa hat, be on the lookout. When it comes to making the most of family time, chic, unique holiday decor, mindful nutrition, and inspired,flexible fitness tips, Lindsey, Krista, and their three experts have you covered.
Krista and Lindsey discuss how to let go of expectations when you go home to family and/or friends so that you can truly value your time together. Sometimes seeing family and friends can give you a bit of an emotional hangover. As the girls approach 30, they are noticing that they are embracing WHAT IS...that they are LOVING who everyone is choosing to be. There has been a shift, they discuss.
First, the girls chat with one of New York City's most sought after interior designers, Matthew Cane of Matthew Cane Designs about holiday interior inspiration. WE'RE ALMOST 30, HELP US ADULT. WHAT'S A NAPKIN RING!? Matthew's approach is modern, chic, easily implemented, personal, and fun! After all, this is YOUR space, don't limit yourself to Homegoods Nutcrackers and sparkle snow! His tips are not to be missed.
Cameron Simcik is a Holistic Nutrition coach based on the east coast and is sharing amazing tips to help us come out the other side of this holiday eating fest filled with more caramel popcorn tins than we can fit in our cars. The girls are curious about how stress affects our eating habits. Cameron dishes some mega helpful tips on how to combat stress and feel energized in the wake of indulging in Mom's Holiday Log. Cameron is passionate about treating people from the inside out, you'll love her ideas.
Finally, the girls welcome Danielle Pascente to the show. Danielle is an established LA based personal trainer, fitness model, and she was recently named as a trending fitness star by Shape Magazine in 2016! How the heck do you go home and stay active when friends/family are sh*tting on your morning runs!? Danielle shares her secrets to staying fit AF during the holidays no matter where you are!
This episode feels like a survival guide. Maybe it is. Just remember, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. The girls are too busy eating liquid Nutella to even write their own show notes. But we will all come out the other side....But let's make the choices to set us up for success this year. YOU IN!?