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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: December, 2019
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!
  • We love CAUSEBOX! They are thoughtfully curated boxes including products from charitable brands.

 

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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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  • BIG THANK YOU to everyone who attended our live shows in Australia with Rosie Acosta and Jess Sepel! Checkout Rosie on Instagram @rosieacosta and Jess @jshealth.

 

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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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