BONUS EPISODE: KIMBERLY RAE MILLER ON THE ORIGIN OF PERFECTION + HER NEW BOOK 'BEAUTIFUL BODIES'

Krista and Lindsey are so excited to welcome Kimberly Rae Miller to the podcast this week!  #Almost30nation listeners who attended the "Love Your Body" event got to read Kimberly's new book Beautiful Bodies before anyone else!  The response has been, well, beautiful.  Kimberly brings a balanced dose of humor, curiosity, depth, and vulnerability to the body positive space.  

As a child model, she became aware of her body at a very young age.  Kimberly shares what it was like dieting alongside her mom to prepare for a beauty pageant, how her obsession with being perfect stemmed from her father's hoarding, and how the exhaustion with ALL of this eventually inspired her to examine the connection between her upbringing and her relationship with her body.  We unwrap:

  • How being honest about your broken parts opens up a healing conversation  
  • Her first book "Coming Clean", a memoir about her upbringing in a hoarder's household
  • Why she owes her entire career to her poor relationship with her body
  • How a miscarriage showed her how to be compassionate with her body
  • How her exhaustion with the obsession of losing weight inspired her to look beyond her body and seek MORE
  • Highlights from and insight on her new book, Beautiful Bodies, which is a thoughtful  blend of memoir and social history.

FAM, we have all had negative self talk at one time or another.  A thought that buries itself so deep in our subconscious that it creates this alternate reality where we are not good enough.  Well we hope this episode assures you that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  What you are feeling or have felt, someone else has felt that too.  Kimberly is so honest and candid, we can't wait for you to connect with her.  Take a deep breath of gratitude for that body of yours.  IT IS AH-MAZING.  Happy listening, babies!


EPISODE 53: SUPER MODEL + BAD B KARI CALHOUN ON HOW TO BE YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF AND CHANGE INDUSTRY STANDARD

Oh, this episode is just a couple of models just having a discussion about models doing model things. JUST KIDDING. But, what a discussion that would be ... On the real tho, Krista and Linds sat down this week with a #reallifemodel KARI CALHOUN, one of the most popular names in America's Next Top Model history (Season 21, what uppppp!). And we get to all the details, from start to finish on her model journey. 

We talk about her story, moving from Dallas to Iowa to Los Angeles, and why she fell in love with the city full of so many opportunities. (She literally hopped off the plane at LAX) Although at first she never took her modeling career seriously, she got signed to a boutique agency and started going to auditions, which were as intense as people say they are. There was a long period where Kari's lack of confidence was showing through the camera & kept her asking "Why am I not getting it?" or "What am I doing wrong?" So how did she get her groove back? Soul searching, not giving a f*ck, letting go, taking everything step-by-step, & realizing the auditions that best fit HER.

Kari also lays down the law when it comes to #INSTAMODELS & why they shouldn't be honored or idolized. "What goes viral about you should be your character and how you live your life, " she explains. MIC FRICKEN DROP. And in addition, she touches on how gratitude can get lost during the hustle. SUCH A GOOD POINT!

But we all know you want to hear about Kari's ANTM career started, which by the way, was when Kari was holding a plank at the gym while a casting director approached her! From the drama to the producers egging things on, Kari TELLS ALL & she learned more than she could have imagined from it. But you'll have to hear for yourself now on #iTunes!

EPISODE 52: WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT TO DO? HOW TO FACE THE FEAR OF GOING OUT ON YOUR OWN

So we're over halfway through 2017 & this is where we can really make or break our year. Whether you're feeling motivated, lost AF, or just need some life inspo, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU. The gal behind Careergasm, SARAH VERMUNT, has a little career pow-wow with Krista and Linds this week, talking everything from finding your perfect job, knowing when to move on, and manifesting it yourself.

Sarah has been a writer and career coach for Forbes, Entrepreneur Inc., The Huffington Post, making her a KILLER resource to have when it comes to finding your work groove. 

For two years, she felt like she was operating through her job with the mindset that she wasn't supposed to completely love it. And this episode is about realizing what works and what doesn't, and making the changes to allow you to LOVE your job. Hence, CAREERGASM. Okay, but let's get to the good stuff. We dove through ...

  • our PARENT'S generation, where their career mentality is about being financially fruitful and NOT completely loving your job
  • for something to be of value, it has to be HARD?
  • the thought, "I don't want to be as UNHAPPY as my parents"
  • your SATURN RETURN
  • TOP 5 PARALYZING thoughts for stalling your career/success
  • do CREATIVTIY & ARTISTRY go hand in hand? Do you have to be both?
  • start by making a LIST of the things you want MORE of and the things you want LESS of
  • the art of having a SIDE HUSTLE

EPISODE 51: HOW SAKARA LIFE FOUNDERS MADE THEIR MESS THEIR MISSION + MANAGING YOUR MICROBIOME

Okay ladies + gents ... this episode is a BIG ONE. Not only do we have one but TWO guests, Danielle and Whitney of Sakara Life. They've known each other since they were twelve in Arizona, and moved to the Big Apple for their dreams of modeling and working on Wall Street. But as time passed, their struggles grew along with their go-go-go kind of lifestyle. Things basically got CRAY ... fast. Everything started to add up, from going-out, getting acne, drinking, eating out all of the time, working 80 hours/week, and not taking the time to take care of themselves. And this is how their new new lifestyle started.

They both had a lot of healing and needed to remind each other food is medicine. So from there they started being their own guinea pigs, and cooking their own meals and creating their own recipes. Eventually, they knew they were on to something, and they started delivering meals on their bikes around NYC to their clients.

In terms of the food science aspects of living the Sakara Life, here are some vital topics we touched on:

  • micro biome = bacteria living in your gut
  • 95% of serotonin is made in the gut
  • eating the right food helps that good bacteria thrive, and visa versa
  • adding greens is KEY to every meal - smoothies, sandwiches, soups, etc.
  • eat well and don't stress about it because studies show that stress/anxiety leads to aging faster
  • science points to plants as the key to anti-aging
  • eating a VARIETY of plants is important because it builds the different types of amino acids your body needs
  • studies also show that your personality is more present when eating healthy

It's all about living a life of clarity, freedom, health, and nourishment. We hope you learn more than you can imagine from this episode!


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EPISODE 50: LA COMEDIAN RYAN O'FLANAGAN TALKS ALL THE WEIRDNESS: FROM PIZZA DELIVERY DUDE TO INTERNET SUPERSTAR

OKAY THE BOYS ARE BACK EVERYONE ... well, just one. But he's the best. Actor, comedian, man of all things absolutely hilarrrrr, RYAN O'FLANAGAN is our special guest this week. Not only has he been on New Girl, Adam Devine's House Party, Comedy Central, Tosh.0, and American Dad, he graduated with Linds from Boston College in 20 fricken 10. WHA?! Basically, this episode is a force to be reckoned with.

After graduating college, he packed up his stuff, drove cross country to L.A., and never looked back. Ever since, he's been rising and grinding to be the most original comedian. Ryan talks about everything that's happened in between over the years, including ...

  • weird-ass gym encounters
  • living with an 81 year old man from Craigslist
  • dealing with the haters as a performer
  • Linds and Ryan meeting in college
  • what we wore back in the day AKA anything BCBG or platform sandals
  • Ryan's hit tourist show on Funny Or Die called "Ryan Does"
  • the game of dating apps
  • our fave emojis including the mushroom one
  • doing acid in the wilderness
  • finding your voice over the years

This ep is CRAY, RELAXED, + everything you need right now. Enjoy #almost30nation!


EPISODE 49: CELEB HEALTH COACH MARIA MARLOWE ON THE DO'S + DON'TS OF EATING FOR CLEAR SKIN + A HEALTHY LIFE

This week Krista + Linds chat with the infamous, celebrity nutritionist Maria Marlowe, a practicing health coach in NYC since 2013. Not only has she worked with celebrities, politicians, executives, working moms and other busy women on the run, her techniques and methods are unlike any other.

Whether you're working long hours, trying to eat healthier, or just find balance, Maria is all about helping women lose weight, clear up acne, and enhance their beauty by eating healthier, on a whole, unprocessed, mostly plant-based diet. So let's repeat that - weight loss, skin, healthy body, SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD TO US!

On the other hand, Maria just released a new book called The Real Food Grocery Guide, which is exactly what a busy working woman needs - someone to help them plan their week AND save some dollar bills. The do's, don'ts, and must-haves of walking down those grocery isles. It includes ALSO some of these hot topics and popular issues with grocery shopping:

  • deciphering buzz words, like "all natural" + "grass-fed"
  • why being picky about animal products goes a long way
  • how to make your produce last longer ... hell. yes.
  • and save some $$$

Enjoy #Almost30Nation + let us know what you think!


EPISODE 48: FINDING YOUR IDENTITY + PEACE THROUGH LIFE'S DARKEST TIMES WITH MEDITATION GURU, BIET SIMKIN

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BIET SIMKIN is probably the most interesting person in the world ... seriously, your mind is about to be BLOWN. The sh*t that she's been through and the person who she has become because of that is BEYOND all of our dreams of determination and strength. So Krista + Lindsey are peeling back the layers of the goddess Biet Simkin ...

For those of you who don't know who Miss Simkin is, she New York native, first-generation American and a leader in the world of meditation. Not only was her father a philosophical shaman and gave her the Book of the Dead at age nine, Biet was singer and fashion fiend who spent a big part of her life living the life of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. And not the glamorous, Hollywood kind.

After struggling with a drug and alcohol addiction, mourning her father's death, as well as her child's passing, Biet talks about her Ah-Ha moment of sobering up and changing her life for good. She knew it was time to find the person she was meant to be, which is what this episode is all about.

The journey to find your identity is hard for everyone, and Biet has developed a meditation technique not only to help you find it, but to help you be the best person you can be. Her technique is like "watching a documentary on yourself" and observing your every move AKA "Divided Attention Mediation".

Another amazing point Biet stresses is how we are more than just our body and our minds. Everything from hallucinations, serendipity, and voices - those all mean more than we know. And Biet talks about how listening to these transcendental messages LITERALLY saved her LIFE and how her practice develops this kind of acknowledgement. It's a spirituality POW WOW worth taking a listen to #Almost30Nation!


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EPISODE 47: HEALING YOUR WORTHINESS WOUND + CLAIMING YOUR CONFIDENCE WITH THAIS SKY

This conversation with Thais Sky left Krista and Lindsey with their jaws on the floor.  TRUTH TALK AT ITS REALEST.  The girls welcome this "esteemed women's leadership expert, international speaker and mindfulness teacher whose empathetic approach to worthiness, confidence and emotions have taken her through the healing of her own childhood trauma into a healing career, as well as into the study of cognitive psychology, neurology, spirituality, sociology and spiritual psychology".  THAIS IS NEXT LEVEL WOKE.  Her emotional connection to helping women reclaim not only their feminine power, but their human worthiness is palpable when she speaks.  Thais is a force to be felt and a voice to be heard.  Washingtonian Magazine named her as one of the top “8 bloggers to know.” The Huffington Post calls her “an inspirational woman” and she was nominated for Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 award.  .....AND THIS IS JUST BEGINNING.  This conversation is the definition of FLOW, truly a dreamy inspirational conversation for the girls.  They discuss:

  • why being kind to yourself is the path to self-empowerment
  • how the woman's voice is going to shift the state of this world
  • why noticing the lens we where will wake you up and stir your power to change the world
  • why forcing ourselves to be positive is counterproductive
  • practical ways to up-level your life and align with your purpose
  • how giving yourself permission to feel the low will move you to a place of high vibration
  • how to knock down self-constructed barriers, like guilt, and shift into a state of inner peace and confidence
  • how Thais' healing journey is the foundation for her success as a coach

+ so much more.  You can connect with Thais at www.iamthaissky.com and @iamthaissky on social media.