Ep. 151 Go With Your Gut for The Healthiest You with Robyn Youkilis

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Robyn Youkilis is here and ready to talk gut health, emotional weight, and how we can take care of our bodies to better connect with our intuition. This is a girl who knows her genius – healing your gut + your emotional well-being – and we really admire the honesty and consistency in the way she communicates. We also fell in love with Robyn’s most recent book, Thin from Within: The Go with Your Gut Way to Lose Weight, a coaching guide and cookbook mashup that is designed to help you optimize your digestion and shed emotional and physical weight from the inside out.


And here’s a fun fact: Robyn is also intuitive, and she weaves that into her nutrition practice in some beautiful, effective ways. We also chat about…


  • Crying + Running = Crunning

  • Who was Robyn in her early 20s?

  • Getting certified at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)

  • Emotional weight

  • How gut + intuition became Robyn’s focus

  • What should our poop look like?

  • How Robyn’s diet and eating have changed over the past decade

  • The rule of 5 plate

  • How to break a sugar addiction

  • What’s the best boozy beverage?

  • A shoutout to Cardi B

  • The ferocity of love

  • Breastfeeding

  • How do you train your mind + body to curb emotional and binge eating behaviors?

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Ep. 150 Turning a 401k into Rosé: The Wild Story of Founding Bev & Creating a Brand Dedicated to Female Empowerment with Alix Peabody

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Alix Peabody founded Bev, the rosé “made by chicks” and drank by, well, anyone who enjoys a tasty rosé wine!  

We admire the way that Alix walks the walk and talks the talk, nurturing Bev into not just a beverage company but also a mission-driven brand dedicated to female empowerment. Her story is wild, and she’s been a mentor to us over the past few crazy months. She’s helping us grow and spread our wings – and we know she’ll be an expander for you too!


We discuss…


  • The Bev mission statement

  • Going on destination first dates (like Hawaii with a guy you’ve never met before)

  • How the male-dominated social scene in college led Alix down the path to starting Bev

  • Experiencing ovarian torsion

  • Creating the first bar designed with women in mind

  • Investing her 401k into rosé

  • Finding a wine supplier on Hinge

  • Attending four high schools in three countries

  • The loophole that allows Bev to sell wine directly to consumers, without a distributor

  • What people don’t see in building a business

  • Working in and running a business with radical transparency

  • Knowing your worth

Resources:

  • Want to try Bev? Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off an order of $50 or more! | drinkbev.com

  • Instagram | @alixpeabody

  • Twitter | @alixpeabody

  • Join Lindsey + Krista on tour | almost30podcast.com/tour

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Ep. 149 Trans Issues are Cis Issues: Challenging the Gender Binary + Connecting Through Differences with Alok Vaid-Menon

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Alok Vaid-Menon is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, and educator.  Taken from Alok’s own writing “In a world that requires everyone to 'pass' within two discrete categories of 'man' OR 'woman' what would it mean for gender non-conformity to be regarded as beautiful, desirable, legitimate, and worthy?”.  They are performing, speaking, and writing from their soul to connect through differences and challenge the archaic social construct that is gender.


Alok is so comfortable in their skin and their glam, and the confidence is infectious! We had a ton of fun chatting with them, soaking in their poetic words – and we know you’re going to leave this episode with a little bit more hope, a little bit more inspiration, and new ways to challenge the current paradigm!


We talk about…


  • The ins and outs of your passion being your business

  • Growing up (emotionally repressed) in a small Texas town

  • Southern “politeness”

  • Balancing being a strong example for others + being a complex, flawed human

  • Why it hurts when we turn someone into a metaphor and a symbol

  • Visibility does not mean safety for women and trans people

  • Where Alok developed their emotional vocabulary

  • Gender + shame

  • Learning not to fear their own gender nonconformity

  • The psychology of fascism

  • Why Alok is frustrated by the individualism of self-care

  • The people who bully us want to be us

  • Aesthetics as political resistance

  • Violence against gender non-conforming individuals has escalated over the past few years

  • What we can all do, every day, to challenge the current paradigm


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Ep. 148 Turning a Side Hustle into a Career that Satisfies Your Soul with Krista Williams

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We’ve been getting a lot of DMs and comments in our Secret FB Group saying that you all want to hear more from Lindsey + Krista, and we hear you! So today we have an intimate SOLO episode with the one and only Krista Williams (the first of many!) all about a topic that a lot of you have been asking about: Krista’s transition from the corporate world to full-time entrepreneur!


Krista reflects on the ups and downs of her career journey, why and how she decided to quit her job, discovering her path to spirituality, when the Universe sent her a BIG sign, and so much more!


This episode includes…


  • Krista’s childhood + growing up in a small Midwestern town

  • Feeling the pressure to get into a good school

  • Wanting to transfer during the first year of college

  • Krista’s eventful Freshman year: a close family member passing away, getting dumped, & getting arrested

  • Aspiring to be a female sportscaster

  • Learning how to kiss someone for the first time

  • What Krista learned from her first job

  • The sexual harassment suit that was filed on Krista’s behalf

  • Learning what spirituality was

  • Manifesting a magical future

  • The genesis for The Hundred Blog

  • Meeting Lindsey for the first time!

  • Going from side hustle to full-time job

  • Starting to serve people

Resources:

  • Check out Krista’s blog | hundredblog.com

  • Chat with us on FB | *Secret* Almost 30 Podcast Group

  • Facebook | facebook.com/Hundredblog

  • Instagram | @hundredblog

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  • Scentbird | Use code ALMOST30 to get 50% off your first month + free shipping at scentbird.com/almost30

  • Organifi | This organic superfood supplement line makes quality trusted nutrition convenient and accessible. Their most popular product, GREEN JUICE, solves the problem of juicing greens ON THE GO! Just add to water, drink and let your body soak up the benefits. Because let's face it: it's a struggle to stay healthy while we're addicted to success. Use code 'ALMOST30' at for 20% off your order at organifi.com!

Ep. 147 Finding Your True Note: The Emotional + Spiritual Power of Voice with Stewart Pearce

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Stewart Pearce is a world-renowned voice coach, an intuitive, and a seer of forty years. He was the highlight of a SoulCycle Legends retreat that Lindsey attended and, after teaching her how to find her true tone, we knew we had to introduce Stewart to all of you..

How many of us have a different voice that  answers the phone, that leads meetings, that  talks to a partner, that talks to children? Kind of crazy right?  As women, we often pitch up to sound more lady-like--yet, disconnected from our belly breath and gut instinct.  Your voice is connected to so much more than just your larynx – it’s deeply emotional + spiritual, and today we explore the dynamics of that relationship. We wanted to know what it meant and what it felt like to express from your true tone.  Also, as a special treat, Stewart leads us through a beautiful meditation in finding our true note!

 

We talk about…

  • Expressing your highest self

  • Stewart’s ethereal experience with sound

  • Growing up synaesthetic

  • Grounding yourself in the human experience

  • The relationship between exploring your sexual being + the development of your voice

  • Being a spiritual being having a human experience

  • How our relationships with the people around us affect our voice

  • Why we need to meditate

  • The physicality of your voice

  • Grounding yourself

  • Stewart’s relationship with Princess Diana

 

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Ep. 146 A Lesson on Fasting, Breaking Sugar Addiction, and The Fountain of Youth with Superfood School Founder Lynnette Astaire

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Today we chat with a great friend of ours, Lynnette Astaire, the Founder of Superfood School. Lynnette has an incredible story and a fascinating relationship with food, a tool she’s used to overcome PCOS and radiate from the inside out.

 

 

Just as a disclaimer for this episode: we talk a lot about juice fasting, but we’re not pushing anything or suggesting anyone do a fast necessarily. Our philosophy is always do what is best for your body! But Lynette’s take on fasting and the science behind it is unique.  We loved digging into the mental and spiritual awakenings she experiences during her fasts.

 

We talk about...

 

  • Lynnette’s famous green juice

  • The two different types of juicers

  • Why the most important part of a fast is how you break it

  • Lynnette’s journey with food

  • An entrepreneurial Rice Krispie Treat story

  • Learning how to run a franchise

  • The origins of Superfood School

  • Lynnette’s favorite superfoods

  • What you can do to get the nutrients you need when life is just too busy

  • The controversy around smoothies + juice fasting

  • How to break a sugar addiction

  • Impossible Burger VS Beyond Burger

  • What makes a healthy snack bar?

  • This cycle we call life

 

Resources:

  • Learn more | superfoodschool.com

  • Instagram | @superfoodschool_

  • Facebook | facebook.com/superfoodschool

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  • Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com

  • Away | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off a suitcase at awaytravel.com/almost30

  • Organifi | This organic superfood supplement line makes quality trusted nutrition convenient and accessible. Their most popular product, GREEN JUICE, solves the problem of juicing greens ON THE GO! Just add to water, drink and let your body soak up the benefits. Because let's face it: it's a struggle to stay healthy while we're addicted to success. Use code 'ALMOST30' at for 20% off your order at organifi.com!

Ep. 145 Diversifying Women’s Health: Conversations on Mental Health, Holistic Wellness, & More with Editor-in-Chief Liz Plosser

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Liz Plosser is the Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Health, a magazine we’ve always loved because they showcased real women + real bodies – and as you’ll hear in this episode, Liz is taking big steps to further to diversify what the publication shares and evolve the brand! This is the largest health-focused media brand, reaching 36 million women in the United States alone, so it’s critical that we have awesome people like Liz pushing for more conversations on topics like mental health and bringing incredible columnists like Gabby Bernstein into the fold.

 

 

But before the interview, Krista + Lindsey answer some of YOUR questions about health + wellness from the Secret Facebook Group!! Stay tuned (and join the group to get in on the fun) because soon we’ll be sharing an episode that is all answers to your questions for Lindsey + Krista!

 

This episode includes…

 

  • Liz’s journey to Women’s Health

  • Advice for managing a team

  • Why they’re adding mental health content to every single issue

  • 360° holistic wellness

  • Liz’s self-care routine + spiritual practice

  • What Liz is excited about in the future

  • Transitioning from digital to print

  • Tips for manifesting the career you want

 

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Ep. 144 John Wineland LIVE: Deeper Sex, Masculinity + Spiritual Intimacy

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A few weeks ago, Lindsey + Krista had the pleasure of hosting a live conversation and Q+A with John Wineland, a transformational relationship expert, a spiritual intimacy teacher, and the guest on episode 96 + episode 97 of this show. John led the audience through a conversation about practicing the art of embodiment, intimate communication, and feeling for better relationships and a deeper connection in your love life.

 

 

And as always, #ALMOST30NATION was so open and vulnerable with their questions.  Questions answered touched on topics like intimacy and dating, the energetic dynamics of a relationship, sex, and so much more. (Of course, we’ll also be chatting all about it in the Secret Facebook Group!)

 

We discuss…

 

  • The 3 layers of sex: physical, emotional, & energetic

  • Masculine essence + sex

  • Yogic practices for strengthening your consciousness + turning your body into an invitation for love

  • Do you have a masculine or feminine energy? Maybe both?

  • Cultivating both your feminine + your masculine

  • You can have a conscious one night stand

  • How to live thriving, energized lives aligned with a deep purpose

  • Invaluable tools that evoke the best from your partners for years to come

  • How to reinvigorate relationships full of love, connection – and sex!

  • Training your nervous system to express what’s true at a deeper level

 

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