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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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Feb 6, 2020

CATCH UP WITH K + L

With the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, K + L contemplate how it’s allowed men to feel, and outwardly show their emotions. They talk about ways in which men create sentimental moments compared to women, and how they relate to the world. The ladies also talk about dynamics in relationships, group chats, and Krista’s wedding season.

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THE SOLO

Are you looking to let go and create space in your life? Today, Krista takes us through her process for her total life edit! K shares how she wanted to lay a new foundation for 2020 by being thoughtful about her environment and seeing the truth of every aspect of her life. She looks at technology, her online presence, and finances, sharing resources for email cleanup along with apps for money management. K gets into the nitty gritty of clearing her apartment, from her pantry, kitchen, supplements, makeup, clothes, and car. It’s more than just a physical clear-out—she also explores her mental health process, her decision to start therapy, and relationships. Join K in unpacking the details of your life to allow for an expansive future!

 

She also talks about:

  • K’s decision for a solo holiday
  • Feeling low + off moments
  • Being private with your information
  • Your online presence
  • Stocks, investments + retirement accounts
  • K’s relationship with weight + health
  • Adding in movement + releasing stagnant energy

 

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Feb 4, 2020

CATCH UP WITH K + L

K + L kick off today’s episode by sharing some deets on their new podcast format! More solos? Interviews with Almost 30 Nation? Tune in to hear more!

 

THE INTERVIEW

Joining us in this episode is clinical herbalist, medicine maker, and founder of Anima Mundi Apothecary, Adriana Ayales! Adriana is a wealth of knowledge, studying everything from shamanic style healing and hands on energy work, to medical astrology, cosmology and consciousness. She has always been deeply connected to nature, sharing how as a child, her grandmother helped her cultivate her intuition and engage with spirit energy.

We talk deeply about the power of herbs and how to use them in your life. We dig into herbs that help you lucid dream, expand psychic vision, and decalcify the pineal gland. You’ll learn ways to prepare mushrooms to receive benefits, and a comparison of psychoactive mushrooms versus ayahuasca. Adriana shares her ritual for starting a conversation with plants, and how we all have the ability to connect in that way. At the end, Adriana also explains how to respect cultures when exploring herbalism and ancient practices, like using palo santo and sage.

 

We also talk about:

  • Lucid dreaming, astral travel, + rewiring your stories
  • What it was like for Adriana coming to the U.S.
  • What the pineal gland controls
  • Why adaptogens are fascinating + beneficial
  • Accessibility and sourcing of herbs
  • Mushrooms metabolizing toxicity
  • Herbs for hormone balancing + a healthy microbiome
  • What is a flower essence and how to make them
  • Cleansing tools to use instead of sage

 

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Jan 30, 2020

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Today K + L highlight and discuss a recent article on impulse purchases and the guilt we feel when making them. They expand the conversation to explore shame around money, metaphysical aspects of money, and purchasing things for self-care and growth. Remember to always have grace and compassion for yourself!

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are joined by holistic health coach, yoga teacher, founder of Get Loved Up, and author of Let Your Fears Make You Fierce, Koya Webb! To begin this inspiring conversation, Koya takes us on a journey through her childhood and growing up Southern Baptist. She discovered her love for fitness through VHS tapes, and shares how her upbringing set a strong foundation for her future. During her time as a college athlete, Koya shares how getting a stress fracture led to feelings of worthlessness, until she found yoga and breath work. She reveals how yoga enhanced her spiritual journey and how breath connects us to spirit. We also dive into how Koya stays at a high vibration, nutrition for an alkaline body, and how she processed and healed her trauma.

 

We also talk about:

  • Being bullied in high school + college
  • Fear blocking our Divine Guidance
  • Why Koya started Get Loved Up
  • Kemetic Yoga
  • Being the only woman of color in fitness classes
  • Unpacking history for ancestral healing

 

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Jan 28, 2020

CATCH UP WITH K + L

To kick off today’s episode on hormones, K + L share some background on their journeys, and what they focus on today. They dig into the healing of hormones, like changing aspects of their diets and aligning workouts to their cycles. The ladies also explain why they decided to stop synthetic birth control and how it affected them after.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are talking hormones, cycle syncing, and sex with Functional Nutritionist, Women’s Hormone Expert and author of the Top 50 bestselling women’s health book, WomanCode Alisa Vitti! Her new book, In the FLO, teaches you how to biohack your cycle for better health, sex, productivity, and relationships using The Cycle Syncing Method.

Alisa explains the four phases of our cycles and the corresponding hormones. She explores how your diet and exercise can vary depending on the phase you are in, revealing that napping can be just as effective as working out! We talk about how to unlock creative power, connect more with your feminine, and have increased energy with each phase. Alisa also unpacks the health benefits of the orgasmic plateau, the amount of foreplay you need during each phase, and supplements for orgasms and libido.

 

We also talk about:

  • Infradian clock vs. circadian rhythm
  • Men vs. women’s hormone cycles
  • Signs your hormones are out of balance
  • POWR acronym
  • 1st step to beginning Cycle Syncing Method
  • Hormonal birth control’s effect on the (lack of) phases
  • Orgasmic plateau vs. climax
  • Key things to know for sexual response
  • Which phases are wet or dry
  • Cycle Syncing when transitioning sex

 

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Jan 23, 2020

CATCH UP WITH K + L

K + L share a thought-provoking email from an attendee at their Chicago Live Show. It sparks a conversation about pivotal moments in life that help you know yourself, tap into your intuition, and gain clarity on your direction.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are getting into the nitty gritty of red light therapy with the Director of Business Development for Joovv, Wes Pfiffner! Through Joovv, you can purchase medical-grade light therapy devices for personal, in-home use. Wes shares with us the uses for red light therapy—from adrenal support, hormone balance, skin health, and recovery from surgery. We talk about the difference between blue light and red light, and the ideal time of day to be exposed to each. Wes also breaks down how red light therapy works, including its involvement with mitochondria production and blood flow for healing. By the end of our conversation, you’ll be itching to prioritize your light exposure in the same way you prioritize diet and exercise!

 

We also talk about:

  • Growing up in the Midwest
  • The backstory of Joovv
  • Turning your iPhone red
  • How distance and dosage affect results
  • Adenosine’s effect on sleep
  • Using red light with kids and pets
  • Intermittent eating and seasonal eating
  • What to look for when purchasing a red light

 

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Jan 21, 2020

CATCH UP WITH K + L

K + L kick off today with holiday reflection time! The ladies ended their tour in Miami, which turned into a little vacay with some friends, family, and their significant others. Tune in to hear about their clubbin’, beachin’, and shroomin’ adventures! For Christmas, L journeyed into the desert with her family, then spent some dreamy time in New York with her boyfriend. K went the atypical route of spending less time with her family this holiday season. She shares how she spent this much needed decompression and alone time, and her total ‘life edit’ that took place. K + L also delve into the feelings that surfaced, and how they support themselves in those low moments.

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THE INTERVIEW

Today we are digging into the male perspective on upleveling with Heath Ellis! As a Soul Coach for Men, Heath helps men shift the trajectory of their lives and come into alignment with their purpose—what he calls “the path of the conscious man.” Krista’s fiancé, Justin, had a very impactful coaching session with Heath, and is joining in on the conversation.

Heath shares how he was not always on this path of self-knowing, and completely changed the direction of his life in his late 20s. Although successful, he was miserable in his job, and decided to change the course of his life after a meditation retreat and his Akashic Records reading (aka your soul’s record). In our conversation, we talk greatly about the differences in the masculine and feminine approaches to healing. Heath explores holding vs. creating space, patterns of limiting beliefs, and steps to helping men be more sovereign. He explains his structure for checking in with your partner on how each of you is doing, and Krista and Justin share how they implement this practice. We wrap up the conversation with insightful books, and Heath reveals the key to a successful self-care ritual.

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We also talk about:

  • Why Heath left his software company
  • How Heath began shifting problems and pain points
  • What are Akashic Records?
  • How men hold space for each other
  • What women can do to help the men in their life
  • Making vulnerability sexy for men
  • Codependency
  • Fear & lack of self-acceptance
  • How men can hold space for women
  • Holding space & listening without needing to respond

 

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  • Shoutout to our friend and Human Design Expert, Jenna Zoe, for connecting us with Heath! Check her out at jennazoe.com.

 

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Jan 16, 2020

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Tune in for some exciting announcements! On Sunday, January 19 at 5pm PST, K + L are hosting a free live training. They will be giving their 5 tips on how to get your first 1,000 listens and turn it into a million! After the webinar, your PodcastPro 2.0 launches. It is designed to help you launch, grow, and monetize your own podcast based on what has and has not worked for K + L. In this catch up sesh, the ladies also reflect on their growth with Almost 30, and why podcasting is their medium of choice.

 

THE SOLO

In today’s solo episode with Lindsey, she is diving deep into the power of your voice. She explores how it’s an expression of your soul, why alignment affects communication, and tangible takeaways to keep your voice in tiptop shape. Lindsey unpacks how this not only applies to singing, but our ability to communicate and express ourselves.

Lindsey takes you on a journey, exploring periods in life that influenced her self-expression—like being bullied in 8th grade—to where she is now. Her current vocal coach has been integral in her understanding of ‘allowing’ vs. ‘pushing,’ and she invites you to explore ways this applies to you. Lindsey also shares questions to ask yourself to acknowledge physical and emotional blocks, how to warm up your voice for communication and singing, and breath work for opening and surrendering.

 

She also talks about:

  • Why we limit our self-expression
  • L’s college relationship vs. current relationship
  • How failing to ground affects communication
  • The ways we make things more difficult
  • How to check in with yourself + nourish yourself
  • Revisiting your childlike self

 

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Jan 14, 2020

We’re talking sex, pleasure, and relationships with sexologist, Alexandra Fine! Alexandra is the cofounder and CEO of the sexual wellness company, Dame Products. From personal and couple’s vibrators, to sex pillows and natural lubricants—Dame is a one-stop-shop for all your sexual needs.

In our conversation, Alex unravels her journey to creating Dame. She felt the sex toy industry was out of date, so she began by making vibrators in her kitchen and having her friends test them out. We ask about her experience with pushback and shame for her career choice, and how she navigates that. Alex shares her experience with getting to know and exploring her own body, and why she encourages diversity in masturbation routines. We dive into non-monogamy relationships, with Alex being very open about her monogamish marriage, including how they make it work and benefits of sexual freedom. We also talk about the polarity of the porn industry, health benefits of orgasms, and masturbation as a form of meditation.

 

We also talk about:

  • The process of building prototypes
  • Statistics on women’s orgasms
  • Having gratitude for passion from jealousy
  • Men’s responses to bringing toys into the bedroom
  • Education and communication with our sexual needs

 

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Jan 9, 2020

CATCH UP WITH K + L

K + L are celebrating Almost 30 nation. Today they are highlighting an inspiring message from community member, Lucinda! This sparks a conversation around pursuing your passion, quitting your job, and the energetic compensation from creating art. Krista admits what she recently learned aboutInstagram story highlights, and they ladies share some funny DMs.

 

THE INTERVIEW

She is an icon, a complete open book, and always speaks her damn truth—please welcome comedian Nikki Glaser! If you’re familiar with Nikki’s comedy, you know she doesn’t hold back. She shares how, as a child, she learned to keep quiet because her dark humor wasn’t received well. Comedy gave her permission to be herself, so she’s passionate about being that open and honest voice for women. Be sure to checkout Bangin’, her recent stand-up special on Netflix, as well as her morning radio show, You Up With Nikki Glaser.

 

In today’s conversation, we dive deep into the fear of intimacy, expectations around dating, self-worth & appearance, and sexual relationships. Nikki vulnerably shares how intimacy and sex don’t come naturally to her, and how recently she’s focused on creating a friendship before entering a romantic relationship. She shares her view on orgasms and her new rule when it comes to compliments. We talk about how society places such an emphasis on aesthetic and appearance, and how this can be damaging for women more than men. Nikki also shares her evolution of self-care, including no longer drinking alcohol, and how transcendental meditation helped her overcome depression.

 

We also talk about:

  • Being sheltered as a kid
  • Managing men’s emotions
  • Commitment before sex
  • Playing games with guys
  • Why Nikki quit drinking
  • Leaning into your feelings

 

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Jan 7, 2020

CATCH UP WITH K + L

K + L are coming at you from their new studio! They kick off today’s conversation by sharing a deeply resonating quote. Arriving to our truth, the purity of our essence, and allowing ourselves to be are some of the ideas the ladies discuss. Also tune in for L’s story about her peculiar neighbors and their hallway gym!

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are sitting down with writer, illustrator, and author of Am I There Yet?, Mari Andrew! In our conversation, we talk greatly about emotions and creativity—from growing up as a creative, self-parenting, emotional intelligence, boundaries, and public vulnerability. Mari shares her experience as an only child who never fit in, but knew adult life would be different. She reflects on how this allowed her to really explore her soul through writing, stories, and poetry, although she didn’t identify as a creative person when she was younger. Mari opens up about being estranged from her father for six years before he died, and the spectrum of emotions that accompanied that loss. We also talk about the difficulties that come with dating, what inspires Mari to get out of a creative block, and her struggle with recovery from her autoimmune disease.

 

We also talk about:

  • Traveling solo
  • Feeling comfortable being alone
  • Bringing yourself out of your own circumstance
  • Why Mari decided to write a book
  • Deriving self-worth from a man
  • Self-parenting and knowing your worth
  • Putting energy into all areas of life vs. a new relationship 
  • Importance of play & laughter
  • What’s in store for 2020

 

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Jan 2, 2020

CATCH UP WITH K + L

K + L are kicking off the new year with some honest conversation and inward reflection! They explore what it means to embody gratitude and live in joy, while also moving through the difficult times in life. They share how they’ve been feeling about their workflow, and how their previous corporate jobs have benefited them today. You’ll also learn who makes up the amazing team of Almost 30!

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are joined by holistic psychologist, Dr. Nicole LePera! We love following her inspiring posts on Instagram that give insight and tools into mental wellness and healing. Dr. LePera begins by sharing how she struggled with high anxiety for most of her life, which led her into self-researching ways to heal. She emphasizes the importance of consistency with diet, sleep, and movement for helping to lower anxiety and regulate a dis-regulated nervous system. We ask about anxiety around sleep, and Dr. LePera explains how retraining our focus to be outside of our mind through breath work can help with sleep issues. She unpacks how we create stories about ourselves based on others’ behavior, and how to depersonalize those experiences. We also dive into authenticity in relationships, the power of our subconscious mind, and the connection between anxiety and being out of alignment.

 

We also talk about:

  • Nutrition and lifestyle affecting anxiety
  • Gut health and emotional wellness
  • Changing the definition of trauma
  • Big ’T’ vs. little ’t’ trauma
  • Bringing awareness to our emotions
  • Familiarity and our subconscious
  • Boundary vs. ultimatum
  • Highest self work

 

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Dec 31, 2019

Today’s the last episode of the year and decade! K & L reflect and go deep into their own personal transformations, wins, learnings, and what they want to release moving into 2020. They highlight ways Almost 30 nation has impacted them, and how creating community through the live shows and ambassador program has fed their hearts. Some internal transformations include L sharing how therapy has changed her life, while K explores personal responsibility and her inward journey of co-creating with the universe. If you’re beating yourself up over failures, they gently remind you to have compassion for yourself because that’s where growth occurs. K & L also delve into the evolution of their wellness journeys, being intentional about tracking your goals, and taking feedback when it’s from an aligned space. They share questions you can ask yourself to reflect on 2019 and intentionally move into this new decade.

 

They also talk about:

  • Learning to trust themselves
  • Valuing integrity and having high standards
  • What their mistakes have taught them
  • Creating space for rest & sitting in the pause of life
  • Letting go of fear based patterns
  • Re-institutionalizing A30 online and as a business with Aaron Rose
  • Using feedback and interactions for growth
  • Krista’s acceptance of her body
  • Abraham-hicks influence on thoughts around food & wellness

 

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Dec 26, 2019

Welcome to the Best of 2019 Part 2! We’ve had so many amazing guests and conversations throughout the year and love revisiting some of the most popular and insightful episodes you all love. Today we are highlighting eight conversations from the year.  It was so difficult to choose only eight, but we know you mm hmm and ah-ha you’re way through these~ If we haven’t told you lately, we are so grateful for YOU, our amazing community, and are proud to be on this journey with you.

Today we highlight conversations with…

  • Performer and writer, Travis Alabanza shares their experience being a queer voice in the performance space, dealing with harassment, and how we achieve through community versus individualism.
  • The founder and CEO of Bulletproof, Dave Asprey, unpacks the science of gratitude, making health our own science experiment, biohacking to perform at a high level, and why you need to know your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Triple certified nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner and cognitive behavioral therapist, Dana James, joins us to talk about emotional safety, external factors influencing self-worth, how to reprogram lifestyle and food behaviors, how to eat and live based on archetype (The Archetype Diet), reducing stress, and the gut microbiome.
  • Author of Earth is Hiring, Peta Kelly, talks about her evolution into motherhood, freedom of speech, expectations of social media and making judgments, as well as personal responsibility.
  • Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, delves into diversity in the workplace, teaching boys and girls about money, and the difference in how women and men are taught to view finances.
  • Pia Baroncini, creator of LPA, talks about her experience being in the social space, sharing life on social media, and how she manages experiencing negativity online.
  • Cal Newport is a Georgetown University professor and has written six books, including Digital Minimalism, Deep Work, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You. We talk about smartphone and Facebook addiction, minimizing time on our phones along with daily hacks and strategies for families. He also explores the purpose of boredom and loneliness.
  • Whitney Port, previously seen on ‘The Hills’, is host of the With Whit podcast. She dives into how growing up on reality TV has shaped her, creating her own life and finding her path, losing her father, and gratitude and silver linings after grief.

 

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Dec 24, 2019

Today’s episode is chock full of insight and inspiration from seven people we respect and love! With 2019 coming to a close, we compiled highlights from some of the most impactful and inspirational conversations of the year.

  • It begins with renowed speaker and host of The Unspoken Podcast, Ruthie Lindsey, sharing her thoughts around shame and sex, feeling connected to source, and falling in love with yourself.
  • Shaman Durek, a gifted healer and author of Spirit Hacking, speaking to QUEEN energy, knowing yourself first, and examples of women feeling empowered.
  • We explore confidence, insecurities, finding your path, desire and self-pleasure with clinical sexologist and author of The Game of Desire, Shan BOODY.
  • Travel writer and New York Times best selling author of To Shake the Sleeping Self, Jedidiah Jenkins unpacks how he channels creativity and how to be kind to your future self.
  • We dive into the gut-brain connection, wheat industry in America, and sugar vs. artificial sugar with Board-Certified Neurologist and author of Grain Brain, Dr. Perlmutter.
  • Conscious culture and life design coach (plus our personal coach!), Aaron Rose, gets deep on searching for our relatable brilliance instead of flaws, and giving ourselves permission to dream of what’s possible.
  • We then wrap it up with motivational coach and world-renowned cycle instructor, Angela Manuel-Davis, who shares her upbringing, what it means to hold space, living your purpose, and working through limiting beliefs.

 

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Dec 19, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

As 2019 is wrapping up, so have their live shows! K + L reflect on how they’ve been feeling since their tour ended, along with being conscious and intentional with gifts this holiday season. Find out some items on their wish lists (they are all about organization and function), and brands they are gifting this year.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Buckle up for today’s insightful episode with the founder and CEO of BLUblox, Andy Mant! We are huge fans of BLUblox, which provide evidence based products and resources around blue light. Andy is a wealth of knowledge on how light affects our hormones and overall health, and today he shares that with us.

We kick it off with Andy sharing why we should avoid eating all of our meals under artificial light. He explains the problem with most blue blocker glasses on the market, and the different types of light we need throughout the day. Andy reveals the benefits of watching the sunrise and sunset, and the connection between melanin production and UV protection. We talk about hormones, breast milk, and how this can affect a babies sleep cycle.

Andy gives us the run-down on EMFs—what they are and how they harm our health. We also dive into how artificial light affects the nutritional content of plants, and Andy shares his experience on the carnivore diet. We ask him to share a play by play of his day, and he also gives actionable tips you can begin today!

 

We also talk about:

  • The best way to do intermittent fasting
  • What time of the day to eat and how much
  • When and when not to wear sunscreen
  • The problems with melatonin supplementation
  • Hacks for flying and beating jet lag
  • Grounding shoes

 

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  • Looking for new makeup or travel bags? Cuyana leather bags are on our wish lists this holiday season!
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Dec 17, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

In today’s catch up sesh with K + L, they’re talking friends, phones, and psychedelic experiences. They ponder the conundrum of how to connect and support friends without spending more time on our phones. K shares her recent experience with the Saint Jhn concert, fake tickets, and mushrooms. Tune in for some mind-expanding talk about projected reality and K + L’s personal experiences!

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are sitting down with spiritual writer, wellness educator, and author of Vibrate Higher Daily, Lalah Delia! To kick off this empowering conversation, we explore what it means to focus our energy on meaningful causes without spreading ourselves thin. For Lalah, this includes knowing cancer-causing products associated with California Proposition 65. She shares tips for removing toxins from your body and environment, like plants for filtering the air. 

We then ask Lalah about her spiritual journey and what it means to vibrate higher. She shares her personal experience with identifying as a victim to unpack how we can change the beliefs that keep us out of our power. We breakdown what it means to show up, hold space, and be a meaningful presence for those around us. Lalah reveals the essence of being a vibrational being, and how it influences the way we connect with others and experience the world. She provides guidance for learning to let your intuition lead you, and mantras for mindfulness.

 

We also talk about:

  • Vibrating higher in relationships
  • Surrendering to help
  • Fear of being with yourself
  • The power of grace
  • Standing in your knowing
  • Forgiveness & vibratory rate
  • Lalah’s forms of self-care 

 

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Dec 12, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

K + L are back from Australia! Today they are reflecting on their live shows with Rosie Acosta in Melbourne, and Jess Sepel in Sydney. Diet culture, mental health stigmas, intuitive nudges, and K + L’s extreme side-parts are just some of the highlights! K also shares her tactic for getting someone to confess, especially when it comes to cheating.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are joined by Registered Dietitian and creator of Nutrition Stripped, McKel Hill! Our conversation explores nutrition and fostering a healthy lifestyle. We also talk about how she has built a sustainable business and online courses. We kick it off with setting intentions and building self-worth for healthy relationships. McKel then shares her health journey with chronic migraines, and how she learned to practically eliminate them through food and lifestyle adjustment. When it comes to nutrition and diets, we ask how to decipher between what’s trending and what’s going to support YOU. McKel also talks about mindfulness and awareness, and shares two questions to ask yourself to intentionally begin your day!

When it comes to building her business, McKel details what going “all-in” looked like for her, and opens up about the challenges she faced along the way. She shares her tactic for outsourcing business, tips for using social media, and advice for creating and marketing an online course. Throughout our entire conversation, McKel shares actionable steps you can take NOW for your health and business!

 

We also talk about:

  • Practices that build self-worth
  • McKel’s tips for getting to the root cause of migraines
  • Learning to slow down to support yourself
  • One practice to strengthen your intuition
  • Framework for intuitive eating
  • Being in touch with your community’s needs
  • McKel’s morning routine and smoothie tips
  • McKel’s supplement choices

 

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Dec 10, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

As the holidays are approaching, K + L explore feelings that may arise. They talk about past experiences, changing up routines, letting go of expectations, and leaning into uncomfortable emotions. The ladies also dive into the holidays as a rest period and the start of new beginnings. What emotions are up for you? They are here to support you and talk about it all! 

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we welcome Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton, Robin Arzón! Robin is the New York Times best selling author of Shut Up and Run, the Global Brand Ambassador for Adidas, former lawyer, an ultra-runner, and certified bada$$.

Our conversation begins with Robin sharing her traumatic experience of being held hostage at gunpoint. On her journey to heal she fell in love with running, which helped her transformher trauma into power. Robin unpacks the difference between victim mentality and acknowledging pain to move through it. We ask why she began studying law, and Robin shares how her parents backgrounds and the area she grew up influenced her mindset, drive, and passion to pursue greatness. Robin explains how she pivoted into a fitness focused career and created a consultancy that developed into her brand.

Robin has always been passionate about legacy creation, and truly lives and breathes her purpose. We ask how she believes we find purpose, along with creating moments of purpose throughout the day. She also shares her view of the fitness and wellness space as a woman of color. To end this impactful conversation, Robin reveals why she became a vegan! There are so many nuggets of wisdom and inspiration in this episode—we can’t wait to share it with you.

 

We also talk about:

  • Listening to your body to unpack emotions
  • Advocating for your own care
  • Type 1 diabetes as a hidden struggle
  • Robin’s spiritual path
  • How Robin began teaching spin
  • Showing up fully and creating space
  • How Robin decompresses and recharges her energy
  • Balance versus purpose
  • The question Robin asks to enter a place of gratitude
  • Why Robin became a vegan

 

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  • Big shoutout to our newest team member, Julia! We wouldn’t be us without our incredible team. So much love and thanks to Cat and Tiffany!

 

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Dec 5, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

K + L are kicking today off with some SNL love, period-talk, sound baths, and church! If you don’t know, now you know—Krista is all about decompressing through sound baths. Today she reflects on how her most recent experience wasn’t conducive to the alone time she’s been craving. Lindsey recounts her second church outing of the week, giving detail on what it’s like to attend this church in Los Angeles. Tune in to find out who L sat behind in church, and how this is tied to K’s favorite Instagram story of all time.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are sitting down with vegan chef, blogger, and author of the cookbook Sweet Potato Soul, Jenné Claiborne! She is the sweetest soul, has amazing vegan recipes, and is a beautiful example of creating a life you love. Before digging into the foodie conversation, Jenné reveals how she did her wedding on a budget (only spending $400 on her wedding dress!). We ask where Jenné’s vegan story began, and she shares how her first introduction to veganism was through her dad’s religious background. It was the exposure to the ethical side of veganism that actually had her changing her diet from mostly plant-based to vegan. Jenné recounts the journey of her career—from going to school for acting, to a private chef in NYC, to now being a full-time blogger with a YouTube channel. We also ask her recommendations for transitioning to veganism, any controversies she encounters online, and her experience with being a woman of color in the wellness space.

 

We also talk about:

  • Helping people align with their values
  • Jenné’s desire to be an entrepreneur
  • How word-of-mouth helped grow her business
  • How ethnic food can easily be vegan
  • Privilege and being vegan
  • Deregulation of organic labeling laws
  • The problems with factory farming
  • How being a mother has fulfilled her
  • Jenné’s experience with mom-guilt

 

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Dec 3, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Get ready for K + L updates from the Land Down Under! The ladies are in Melbourne, Australia for their live event with Rosie Acosta, and have some stories to share about their experience (Aussie accents included!). They also reflect on how their live events have evolved over time. They talk about the importance of each event being a show and also a conversation with the audience, so everyone feels seen and heard!

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today, we are going behind the scenes of Girls Gotta Eat podcast with hosts Rayna Greenberg and Ashley Hesseltine. We absolutely love these ladies’ humor, energy, and HUSTLE! Ashley and Rayna are incredibly thoughtful about making their business sustainable, and they share ways in which they push the envelope. You get the scoop on how they met and began their podcast, along with how they maintain their friendship and business partnership. On their show, R + A are very open about guys they are dating (or banging!), so we ask how that affects relationships. They share how the podcast has strengthened their connections with family and friends, and how they’ve created boundaries around the types of jokes they make. We also dig into their relationship with social media and how they handle negative feedback. R + A share a plethora of funny dating stories, toxic friendship breakup advice, and their personal perspectives on sex and dating!

Ashley and Rayna are currently on tour, so checkout locations and dates here!

 

We also talk about:

  • Loving someone but disliking them on social media
  • Ways A + R have evolved in their careers
  • How A + R separate their responsibilities
  • Ways A + R differ in their personalities
  • Benefits of female partnerships
  • A + R’s view of spirituality and karma
  • Ashley’s tarot reading

 

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  • All the love and thanks to everyone who attended our live event in Melbourne, Australia with Rosie Acosta! Check her out on Instagram @rosieacosta.

 

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Nov 28, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Is it a negative sign to feel pain after the chiropractor? Or could it be locked up emotions that need to be released? Krista is looking for your feedback! K + L also share a personal anecdote from an Almost 30 listener. This sparks a conversation around the power of micro impacts and how messages come to us at the right time.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Buckle up for today’s episode with Georgetown University professor and New York Times bestselling author, Cal Newport! Cal has written six books, including Digital Minimalism, Deep Work, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You. Today, we are scratching the surface of these incredibly powerful and insightful reads.

Are you searching for an answer as to why we compulsively look at our phones? Cal reveals the role Facebook and social approval indicators have played in our increased usage. We talk about how phones keep us from feeling boredom and loneliness, and why feeling boredom is actually beneficial. When it comes to the concept of ‘deep work,’ Cal explains why it is a valuable yet rare skill, and how practicing it will allow you to produce higher quality work at a faster rate. He explains factors that affect our ability to do deep work, and we discuss how being unavailable due to an appointment is more socially acceptable than taking deep work time. We then ask Cal why “follow your passion” is actually bad advice, and he shares how passion is something you cultivate over time, which leads to fulfillment and success in your career.

You’ll learn daily hacks for minimizing the time on your phone, and a strategy for families that want to use phones as a tool versus a constant companion. Cal emphasizes being intentional about what you use, why you use it, and how you use it. Let’s go!

 

We also talk about:

  • Why ‘focusing’ takes practice
  • How deep work reduces the phenomenon “attention residue”
  • The effect of A.I. on deep work
  • How servicing communications affect our anxiety levels
  • The positives and negatives of “Screen Time”
  • The way social media helps sell books
  • Facebook compared to the original idea for the internet

 

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  • Shoutout to our mobility guru, Dr. Jen Esquer! Check her out on instagram @docjenfit.
  • We first heard Cal Newport on one of our favorite podcasts—Rich Roll! Give him a listen here.

 

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Nov 26, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Get ready for story time with K + L! Krista and her fiancé, Justin, recently attended a comedy show. Krista shares a funny experience she and everyone in line had before they even entered the building. Then, Lindsey recounts her experience attending Sunday Service with Kanye West at the Forum. She loves exploring the concept of God, and shares how she went through every emotion—from crying to laughing—during this soul shaking experience.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today K + L are sharing their interview from the Inspiring Lives podcast, hosted by Gary Bertwistle and created by Athletic Greens! The conversation focuses on how Almost 30 has grown over these three years, and how K + L have personally developed alongside it. As always, K + L don’t hold back when it comes to being vulnerable and honest about certain experiences. Each share what ‘trying too hard’ looks like for them, and Lindsey openly recounts how past experiences have sharpened her moral compass. Krista breaks down the weaknesses she sees in her past interview style, and Lindsey defines purpose and how she has found hers in Almost 30. They also talk about focusing on ‘being’ and slowing down the ‘doing,’ and how they each approach imposter syndrome.

 

They also talk about:

  • Why K + L started Almost 30
  • How K+L identify with Almost 30
  • Oversharing on podcasts
  • What K+L is currently working on
  • Knowing you always know the answer for yourself

 

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  • Special shoutout from Lindsey to Thad Cockrell for bringing her to the Sunday Service experience with Kanye West! Checkout Thad’s music here.

 

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Nov 21, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

K + L kick off today’s episode talking all about emotions! K explores how she’s learning to be comfortable in the uncomfortable, and shares how she’s been feeling since announcing her engagement. The ladies delve into how it isn’t your job to manage others’ experiences, especially when they are displacing their emotions onto you, and the importance of not reacting from an emotional state. L then reveals how she’s been feeling about L O V E — tune in to get some deets on the guy she’s currently dating, and her wild dream about him!

 

THE INTERVIEW

Buckle up for today’s LIVE event with internationally known voice coach, sound healer, and angel communicator—Stewart Pearce! We are stoked to share this with you because Stewart’s work is incredibly powerful, and we truly feel he is an angel in human form. Instead of the normal Q&A interview experience, today’s episode is more workshop style. Stewart takes us through an exercise to find YOUR signature note and sound! He explains how this tool brings you back into harmony, allowing you to find your power by being grounded and rooted in the center of your being. Stewart also talks about speaking from the heart versus the mind, how the quality of someone’s voice shows their integrity, and balancing ‘doing’ with ‘being.’ We wrap up with some audience Q&A, and you’ll learn how to make this a daily practice!

 

We also talk about:

  • Personality as the sum of our being
  • How Greeks & Romans viewed the power of voice
  • How our sound brings our entire being into harmony
  • Love for the sake of love vs. love for the sake of being loved
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • How the tone of our voice displays our feelings

 

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  • A big thank you and all the love to everyone who attended our live event with Stewart Pearce, and The Assemblage for hosting us!
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Nov 19, 2019

CATCH UP WITH K + L

Today K + L begin by spotlighting Joe Rogan’s interview with Edward Snowden. They discuss the increase in censorship and shift in power after 9/11, then pivot to chatting about Joe’s ability to be a bada$$ + rad dad at the same time. Get ready for some lol’s as K recounts her story involving a police case, ridiculous clothes for Coachella, and a hit and run! Then L shares her friend’s experience with a medical procedure gone wrong—highlighting the importance of second opinions, asking questions, and being your own advocate in a doctors office. 

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are vibin’ so high with this powerful and impactful episode. It resonates so deeply with us; we can’t wait to share it with you. Our guest, Aaron Rose, is a conscious culture and life design coach, and motivational speaker. We recently started working with him to expand our knowledge on being conscious leaders.

Today Aaron joins us to illustrate his journey of growth, and how he began living his truth after growing up in a religious household that limited self-expression. For example, Aaron talks about the family newspaper he started to advocate for himself due to the discord he felt toward their religion’s lack of acceptance. He shares his coming out process, the painful conversations of trying to explain himself to his family, and how his relationship has evolved with them over the years. We then ask what it means to be ‘real’ on Instagram, and love Aaron’s answer about searching for our relatable brilliance versus flaws.

We also talk about being triggered—understanding when you’re being triggered, what to do, and the importance of allowing your emotions to flow through you. Aaron shares how dropping into your heart and cleaning up energetic patterns creates change. To wrap up, he shares his favorite books, and we spend some time nerding out on The Lord of the Rings!

 

We also talk about:

  • How being fully present with others can create discomfort
  • Aaron’s early experiences of discrimination
  • How in conflict we still yearn for connection
  • His involvement in social justice projects in high school and later
  • How we are addicted to the lows
  • Aaron’s relationship with God & faith
  • How Aaron’s work has impacted individuals, teams, work cultures

 

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Nov 14, 2019

Today K + L are kicking it off with dreams and ways to cleanse your home from unwanted energy! Have you ever experienced a psychic dream? Lindsey shares a friend’s psychic dream that involved L and a new romance, then Krista illustrates her recent natural disaster dreams and the meaning behind them. Krista breaks down the exact way she’s been cleansing her apartment - from playing sounds that break up stuck energy, burning palo santo, and smudge sprays by Tisha Morris, you’ll learn some fun new ways to cleanse your home’s energy!

 

THE INTERVIEW

Today we are joined by the founder and CEO of Tress for Us and host of Girl We Got This podcast, Laticia Rolle! We can’t express enough admiration for Laticia. She is the definition of a true friend with her unwavering support and love. Growing up in a large family and as an athlete for most of her life, Laticia’s life has always revolved around creating sisterhood and meaningful relationships—which is a central part of today’s conversation.

Laticia vulnerably shares her experience with her parent’s divorce, toxic relationships, and cheating. We talk about the lows that come from heartbreak, the comparison game, and the incessant checking of the other girl’s Instagram. We explore the reasons women don’t leave cheaters, and Laticia explains why she finally ended her toxic relationship. She expresses the importance of asking for help, especially when you start over.

We ask how Laticia began fostering her authentic self, particularly after being surrounded by high-profile individuals and extreme wealth, which influenced who she ‘had’ to be. A huge takeaway from our conversation is how we need to stop comparing ourselves to other women, and begin owning the beauty and uniqueness that is YOU.

 

We also talk about:

  • Why Laticia loves modeling
  • Defining loyalty after toxic relationships
  • Gas-lighting
  • Women’s intuition
  • Laticia’s inner dialogue while being cheated on
  • Fighting for yourself and choosing yourself
  • The role guilt plays in women’s lives
  • Having a girl squad when you’re a kid
  • What Laticia is proud of right now
  • Being patient and present to your life

 

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  • Sending a heartfelt thank you to our friend from the Onsite Creatives’ Retreat, Thad Cockrell, for sharing the beautiful poem and text to Krista. Be sure to checkout his music!!

 

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