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Welcome to Almost 30 — a supportive space to fuel your conscious evolution. Join us, LA-based best friends Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik, for heart-centered, hilarious conversations and real, raw, impactful interviews with brilliant guests. We dive deep into topics like modern spirituality to health and wellness, aliens to entrepreneurship, social justice, and self development.  With every episode, our mission is to empower you, expand what you think is possible and,  make you laugh - a lot. We are honest, open, and above all, human. We are committed to learning right alongside you in real time so we can all find growth in every moment together.  With millions of listeners around the world, Almost 30 has grown from a pioneering leader in the podcast space to a highly engaged global community. #Almost30Nation is full of purposeful dreamers who are curious, passionate, and constantly seeking growth in every aspect of our lives.  Join us for new episodes every Tuesday + Thursday!
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Now displaying: July, 2019
Jul 30, 2019

Today we have shamanic medicine teacher and ritualist, Mimi Young, joining us on the podcast. Mimi offers shamanic readings and healings, spanning from past life healings, to connecting with Guides and Spirits, to soul retrievals, and healing the ancestral line. She shares simple rituals to use in our daily lives, such as her favorite mantra, “In my sacred human heart, I feel and receive my love.”

 

In today’s spiritual share, Lindsey and Krista open up about the readings Mimi offered them. They intimately talk about their animal totems, and the personal insights gained from this level of understanding self. From Lindsey gaining awareness of her creative being, and Krista learning to integrate the masculine and feminine—it is a juicy, beautiful, and deep conversation.

 

We also talk about:

  • Mimi’s journey to becoming a shamanic practitioner
  • Practicing core shamanism
  • Links between shamanism & other healing modalities
  • Mimi’s experience with plant medicine
  • Ritual Mimi creates for her client’s journeys
  • Creating boundaries vs. building walls

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Jul 25, 2019

Today we are talking sex and relationships with clinical sexologist Shan Boodram, aka Shan BOODY! Her new book, The Game of Desire, is all about finding your ideal relationship and building confidence in your love life. Shan found her calling by going back to her earliest interest as a child—human connection. After many disappointing relationships, and reading countless (but boring) books on sex, she committed to her purpose of creating fun and accessible information for the every day person.

 

Shan emphasizes the importance of being in the driver's seat of your dating life—taking action and engaging in purposeful conversation. Her website offers quizzes to help you gain clarity on the type of relationship and sex life you are seeking. We discuss the different apology languages, turn on triggers, and strategies for dating, so your search for love is fulfilling and sustainable. Our conversation gets into the structuring of dating apps, exploring sexuality, monogamy, polyamory, and everything in between. Ladies, get ready for some sex talk!

 

We also talk about:

  • Actively working to build confidence
  • Being open and vulnerable with content
  • Educating yourself to be able to express yourself
  • Breakdown of creating your dating app profile
  • Exploring sexually solo & moving from shame
  • Health benefits of orgasms

 

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Jul 23, 2019

Our guest today, Jill Blakeway, is a board certified acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. Our conversation dives into her new book, Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing, a favorite of ours here at Almost 30!  We not only discuss how energy and reiki work on a spiritual level, but also the scientific research behind these healing modalities.

 

Jill gives us a better understanding of foods’ energetic properties, our ability to self-heal, and the role sound and vibration play in healing. She teaches us an exercise you can do RIGHT NOW to help ground and protect your energy! Between Jill’s personal stories and the science-backed explanations, our belief in our ability to heal ourselves and promote healing in one another is more palpable than ever.  

 

We also talk about:

  • Combining Western medicine & Chinese medicine
  • Expansiveness of love vs. contraction in fear
  • Emotional injury causing stuck energy
  • The importance of breath work in healing
  • The energy transmitted to us through food

 

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Jul 18, 2019

Today’s conversation with Afton Vechery is for ALL of us ladies! Afton is the Co-Founder and CEO of the women’s health company, Modern Fertility. They provide a comprehensive, fertility hormone test you can take in the comfort of your own home. The company offers more than just a test—they also provide research, education, and support to help in making decisions around reproductive health. 

 

Understanding fertility hormones isn’t only about potentially having babies—it gives us a deeper look into our overall health. Afton explains how different lifestyles and cultures affect fertility, and that it’s relevant to us all. Our conversation explains how the test works, the different hormones that are measured, and the deep understanding you gain about your reproductive health.

 

We also talk about:

  • What your egg count says about health
  • Deep look into PCOS and POI
  • Understanding egg freezing
  • Opening up the conversation around miscarriage
  • Modern Fertility’s timeline tool to help you plan

 

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Jul 16, 2019

Today’s listen is applicable for all the women in our community—from mothers, to corporate babes, to entrepreneurs. We are joined by marketing strategist, New York Times best-selling publicist, and host of The Influencer Podcast, Julie Solomon. As the creator of Pitch It Perfect, she teaches bloggers and influencers how to pitch to brands and create a sustainable online business.

 

Our conversation digs into who Julie was before becoming an entrepreneur—working that corporate life as a music publicist turned book publicist in NYC. She explains how she wouldn’t be where she is today without these jobs in corporate America. Her life advice on making the most of a job you don’t love deeply resonated with us. After relocating to Los Angeles, she moved into the lifestyle/mommy blogging space. From there is where Julie figured out her genius, and how to apply it to create her own business. We also talk about her life as a  mom, and experiencing postpartum blues after pregnancy. You’ll leave this conversation feeling motivated and uplifted to let go of expectations, and pursue YOUR unique path!

 

We also talk about:

  • Excuses we make to keep ourselves small
  • Shifting mentality to be more expansive and open
  • Getting clear on what truly drives you
  • Letting go of curated perfection
  • How to find your true zone of genius
  • Julie’s experience with a natural pregnancy
  • Authenticity and vulnerability online
  • Creating sacred time with your partner

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Jul 11, 2019

Today we are joined by Whitney Port! You might know Whitney from “The Hills”, the MTV spin-off of Laguna Beach. “The Hills: New Beginnings” just debuted on MTV—be sure to tune in!  Since her time on the show, Whitney has built a brand and a family. Not only does she have a new podcast, With Whit, she also has a wildly popular series on her YouTube channel, Whitney Port, titled “I Love My Baby, But…”.  It gives viewers an honest look at motherhood and how it has affected her, her marriage, and everything in between.

 

Our conversation begins with Whitney’s first year of motherhood. She shares her emotional and physical battle with breastfeeding, and developing mastitis three times. We look at her changes in routine, health, and time spent with her husband, Timmy. We love the beautiful honesty between them—such as discussing fears over having multiple kids. Whitney also opens up about the hardest year of her life, 2013, when her father passed away from cancer. She opens up about her grief, and how she copes every day. From careers to relationships, to motherhood and grief—we can’t wait to share this conversation with you.

 

We also talk about:

  • The importance of honesty in partnership
  • How losing her father impacted her relationship
  • Finding gratitude and silver linings in grief
  • Closing her clothing brand
  • Balancing motherhood with career
  • How reality TV influenced her path
  • Moving out of a lack mentality

 

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Jul 9, 2019

Today’s conversation highlights how the heartbreaking “no’s” we receive in life can take us in a better and more meaningful direction. Our guest is Sheri Salata, whose humor and wild spirit is infectious. After a twenty year career as the Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Sheri is now the author of The Beautiful No, co-host of The Sheri + Nancy Show, and co-founder of thepillarlife.com.

 

Our conversation begins with an emotional recounting of when Sheri’s brother passed away suddenly from a heart attack nine years ago. For years, she avoided processing her grief by immersing herself in work and caring for family. She shares the ways she was able to move through her grief by deepening her spirituality and making self-care a top priority every single day.

 

Sheri’s humor and honesty as she reflects on every single job she’s had, how each one has made her who she is today as an entrepreneur, and how the No’s ultimately gave her everything she needed to succeed, one lesson at a time. From managing a convenience store and a toy store, to working as a secretary. Sheri has started over and felt lost countless times, but kept searching for something to fill her with meaning. At age 35, she landed an entry level job at The Oprah Winfrey Show, and finally found what she was searching for—purpose.

 

We also talk about:

  • Using gratitude for your growth
  • Importance of dreaming and creating
  • Uplifting others, seeing their potential and verbalizing it
  • Being choosy about who you share your space with
  • Cherishing our bodies in a deliberate way
  • Sheri’s decision to have a plant-based diet

 

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Jul 4, 2019

Today we are sitting down with author, mother, and one of our favorite humans, Peta Kelly. Let us give you a few reasons why we love this woman so much: 1) Peta holds family as one of her greatest values 2) She is funny as hell 3) She walks the talk 4) She has taught us how to have hard conversations 4) She is constantly evolving without needing anything from anyone.  The list continues to grow—especially after today’s interview.

 

Since becoming a mom, she has really focused on the intimacy of motherhood, and shares the outside fears pushed on her during pregnancy, and the trust she maintained within herself. Peta explains what ancestral healing is and the work she does to help heal the painful experiences of her family’s past, like having open conversations with her husband. 

 

While in her twenties, Peta focused on soul growth, while working hard as an entrepreneur to set herself up financially before moving into motherhood. We discuss how she’s evolved spiritually since then, since writing her book, Earth is Hiring, and how her self-care rituals, such as stepping off of social media and Cacao ceremonies, have changed since becoming a mom. We could talk to our girl all day, but we hope this conversation will fill you up for a while—self-expression, personal growth, and relationships—LET’S GO!


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  • Peta’s preparation & rituals for her home birth 
  • Relationships with plant medicine
  • Importance of trust in soul growth
  • The masculine & feminine in relationships

 

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Jul 2, 2019

If you’ve ever struggled with substance abuse, or are the loved one of someone with addiction problems, today’s transformational episode is for you. We are joined with Khalil Rafati, author of I Forgot to Die, owner of SunLife Organics, and founder of the transitional living facility, Riviera Recovery.

 

The son of immigrants, Khalil describes his childhood, especially school, as riddled with racism and bullying. At home, he dealt with violence, neglect, and sexual abuse, which triggered decades of self-hatred. Khalil found alcohol and marijuana at a young age, eventually dropped out of high-school, and found himself in a downward spiral of heroin and cocaine abuse.

 

At 33 years old and 109 pounds, living on Skid Row in Los Angeles, he decided to get sober.  He takes us back to the moment that he chose life over death and we get an in depth, raw look at his journey to overcome addiction.Khalil also shares his thoughts on money’s role in happiness,his relationship with God, and his love of crystals.  

 

Be on the lookout for his second book (working title of Remembering to Live) and upcoming documentary, as well as SunLife Organics smoothie/juice bars opening near you!

 

We also talk about:

  • Transforming life & health through food and nutrition
  • Khalil’s rituals and self-care routine
  • Astral projection experience as a child
  • The dangers of EMF & ways to block it
  • How media and music influence & desensitize us

 

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