Ep. 124 Dreaming as a Spiritual Practice: Manifesting from the Realm of Potential + Possibility with Connie Kaplan

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Krista + Lindsey have been dying to talk about dreams forever, so they put the call out there and manifested the lovely Connie Kaplan. Connie is a spiritual mentor who teaches dreaming as a spiritual practice and a unique form of theology, which centers around an understanding of each person’s life purpose.

 

 

Connie found her calling after contracting a mysterious virus and spending nearly two years of her life in bed. She slept, and she slept and slept and slept, and she experienced a profound spiritual transformation which altered not only her inner experience of life but her outer expression of life.

 

We kind of pass dreams off as being silly, crazy, or dumb, but they have a deep meaning and purpose. We spend half of our lives in this unconscious state – there’s so much happening and so much to be learned, if we choose to take control of it and use it as a method to transform. This conversation gets a little out there, but you know us! We talk about…

 

  • The illness that changed Connie’s life

  • How the moon affects our dreams + tracking your dreams according to the lunar cycle

  • Everyone’s unique dreaming pattern

  • Dreaming to heal

  • Collective dreams about 9/11

  • How dreams allow our subconscious minds to communicate with the collective energies

  • Heather’s dream pillow

  • The 13 different types of dreams

  • Menstruation + dreams

  • The unique chakra system that Connie received as a download

  • Doing the subconscious work

  • Jungian vs Freudian analysis

  • Using a dream journal

 

Are you ready to see Almost 30 LIVE?! We can’t wait to see all of you, but you better hurry because the tickets are going fast! You can find all the deets and get your tickets at almost30podcast.com/tour.

 

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Ep. 123 It Ain’t Weak to Speak: A Conversation on Mental Health + Breaking the Stigma - with Sam Webb of LIVIN.org

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Today’s episode is an important conversation. 1 in 7 young people experience a mental illness in any given year, and far too many suffer in silence due to the stigma that surrounds mental health and lack of understanding. Sam Webb, Co-Founder of LIVIN.org, is on a mission to change this.  

 

 

Sam is championing a space where people feel comfortable talking about any mental health issues, and any emotions that feel so overwhelming you can’t cope with them on your own. He is a bright light that has experienced a lot of darkness. Since his best friends suicide, Sam has made it his mission to promote the mantra “It Ain’t Weak to Speak” to save others who might be suffering silently.

 

Sam reminds us that that our presence, our listening and caring ear, our encouragement to find help, can change someone’s life.

 

If you or anyone you know are having thoughts of suicide, there is always someone available to listen:

 

We talk about…

 

  • The tragic origin story of LIVIN

  • Making the conversation around mental health cool

  • Asking for help

  • The lack of understanding around mental illness

  • Sam’s own mental health journey

  • The relationship between masculinity and silence

  • Substance abuse and mental health

  • The sleep deprivation epidemic

  • Sam’s self-care routine

  • Experiencing compassion fatigue

  • Why listening is THE most important thing when someone is seeking support

  • Giving people the tools to seek and help + identify warning signs

  • Feeling alone being part of the mental health challenge

  • Working with parents + helping them listen

  • Finding the unique mental health “workout” that works best for you

 

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Ep. 122 Finding Your Way As An Entrepreneur with Jamie Schmidt of Schmidt’s Naturals

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Today’s guest Jaime Schmidt, Founder of Schmidt’s Naturals, is a straight up self-made baller. But building a business that changes lives doesn’t come easy, and Jaime gets really raw and open about the fact that she didn’t know what she was doing for the longest time. But after following her heart + intuition to Portland, Jaime found her calling.

 

 

Schmidt’s started with a simple mission, changing the way people think about deodorant, but things are blowing up and they are expanding their scope to changing the way people think about natural. Krista + Lindsey have been using Schmidt’s Naturals for a few months now, and they can vouch that this company is really setting the new gold standard for natural body care products.

 

Jaime is sweet, kind, and funny as hell – and this episode is an absolute blast! We chat about…

 

  • Growing up in 1-800-FUN-TOWN

  • How Jaime created a niche in natural body care

  • How the vegan lifestyle + restaurants are starting to blow up

  • Just not feeling right in your job… and then chasing your bliss!

  • Cooking up vegan hot dogs + other service industry jobs

  • When Jaime met her husband almost a decade ago

  • Where the entrepreneurial spirit comes from

  • What products + ingredients Schmidt’s uses

  • Why clean beauty is so important (and the potential health risks of common body care products)

  • Getting these products in as many people’s hands as possible

  • Alicia Silverstone being one of Schmidt’s early influencers

  • When a feature on Fox of all places overwhelmed their shipping system

  • Producing the products in Portland

  • Selling to Unilever

  • Literally going from farmer’s markets to CostCo, with no business plan!!

  • What Jaime has learned in her relationship

  • Jaime’s kid’s product development ideas + strong opinions on fragrances

  • Advice for female entrepreneurs in today’s business environment

 

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Ep. 121 Dreams Do Come True: Kelly LeVeque + Simone De La Rue on Their Incredible New App Colab, Real Talk on the Exercise-Diet Connection + Why We Need to Challenge Body and Brain

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Is this real life?  Krista and Lindsey had the dreamiest chat with two of their WCW’s and boss babe inspirations: Kelly LeVeque and Simone De La Rue. These two gurus are dominating the nutrition and fitness world, and have honestly changed Krista and Lindsey’s lives.  They chat about collaborating on the new Body By Simone (BBS) app, which has a nutrition component that Kelly created (including exclusive recipes!). Body By Simone Studios already offer some of the best, safest, and most FUN workouts for women, but now anyone can get that same amazing workout anywhere and anytime using the app. It’s like having your trainer + nutritionist in your pocket!

 

 

If you don’t already know who these women are, Simone De La Rue is a former dancer turned Hollywood fitness expert and owner of the Body By Simone empire, which includes studios, a book, an online streaming service, and now the app.

 

Kelly is an Almost 30 OG, the queen of nutrition, the creator of Be Well By Kelly, and the author of Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever. This is hands down one of the best books about nutrition and sustainable nourishment and it has some DE-LIC-IOUS recipes.

 

The girls talk about…

 

  • How Simone got into fitness + dancing

  • Why Simone left the dancing world to create something of her own

  • Becoming a Fab Four Smoothie junkie

  • Why food and diets can’t be so black and white

  • The relationship between exercise and diet

  • Eating to fuel your body

  • How Body By Simone challenges the body and brain – while having fun!

  • Cardio VS strength

  • Challenging your muscles without overtraining

  • What you can explore in the Body By Simone app

  • How the app constantly updates your personal workout based on your feedback

  • LIVE classes in the app!

  • How Kelly created recipes for the app, including her first vegetarian + vegan recommendations!

  • What alcohol does to your body + other questions from the Almost 30 Secret Facebook Group

  • Being straight hustlers in business

  • Trusting your gut + instinct

  • A surprise appearance by Chloe!

  • Kelly and Simone’s self-care routines

  • An EXCITING announcement from Kelly LeVeque!!

 

Good news, LA fam! On July 25th, Almost 30, Kelly LeVeque, and Charity Lighten from Silver Fern are teaming up for an event! The Love Your Body - Love Your Gut event will be at the girls’ favorite venue in LA, the Saje Wellness on Abbot Kinney. Kelly is going to talk all about health and nutrition, Charity is going to give the low down on digestive and gut health, and then the Almost 30 girls will run a Q+A on all things gut health and nutrition! You can get more details and RSVP by clicking here.

 

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Ep. 120 Debunking Fitness Industry Myths + Your Body as the True Coach with Sal Di Stefano and Adam Shafer of MindPump

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Sal Di Stefano and Adam Shafer of Mind Pump Media and the MindPump Podcast join Krista and Lindsey for a fluid conversation about fitness, business, nutrition, social media, porn, cryptocurrency, biohacking, and performance optimization! With over 40 years of combined fitness experience and a commitment to keeping up on the trends and myths in this industry, these guys are overflowing with the know-how that will help anyone optimize their performance, fuel their bodies properly, and live their best life. Their no-B.S. approach is refreshing in a space where we are constantly being sold the next best program or the most effective workout supplement. There is a funny thing that happens when fellow podcasters hang. THERE ARE NO RULES. These guys are hilarious, passionate, and equally inquisitive. They flip the script and ask the girls some questions, too – which you can check out by becoming a Patron on our Patreon page (www.patreon.com/almost30). This is a notebook episode, so get your pens out! Lots to learn and debunk! We’ll dig into...

 

 

  • 99% of fitness information out there being just terrible

  • What’s good for you isn’t sexy

  • The problems with the popular gym model

  • Why the Western medical model isn’t effective at treating chronic problems

  • Stroking the ego

  • The difference between themselves now and in their 20s when it comes to sex, business, & everything else

  • Keeping your ego in check

  • Being open on the mic

  • Connecting with your audience

  • Dealing with feedback + haters

  • The HUGE problems in the bodybuilding industry

  • The message that’s not being taught + told in the fitness or wellness industries

  • The ins + outs of supplements

  • How the mind pump guys are approaching exercise these days

  • Optimizing VS adapting

  • Cryptocurrencies + disruption

  • The future of MindPump

  • Investing time in people

  • Podcasters supporting podcasters

  • Creating systems in your business

  • How adapting to extreme situations allows us to transform

  • Comparing porn to highly processed foods

  • Making health cool

 

Are you ready to see Almost 30 LIVE?! We can’t wait to see all of you, but you better hurry because the tickets are going fast! You can find all the deets and get your tickets at almost30podcast.com/tour.

 

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Ep. 119 How to Break Through Superficial Friendships, Release Your Fears + Create Real Connections with Author of "A Tribe Called Bliss", Lori Harder

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Krista recently attended the launch party for Lori Harder’s new book,A Tribe Called Bliss, and was blown away by Lori's presence. This boss babe is so charismatic, so tapped in, and so real. We fell in love with her approach to creating a tribe and friendships.A Tribe Called Blissis years in the making, and the way she shares her story actually makes women supporting women feel more tangible. It should be on every woman’s bedside table.

 

 

If you don’t already know, Lori is a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love. She has grown multiple multi-million dollar businesses as a lifestyle entrepreneur, founding The Bliss Project, the Bliss Habit online course for mental transformation, and the Body and Soul Program. She has a lot of hats, and she’s rocking all of them!

 

 

Lori is giving away 20 copies of A Tribe Called Bliss to the Almost 30 audience!! If you want a chance to win a free copy of the book, and a FREE one-hour workshop on building your tribe, use the code ALMOST30 at loriharder.com/freebook!

 

 

Are you ready to see Almost 30 LIVE?! We can’t wait to see all of you, and everyone who attends one of the live shows on our tour is going to receive a copy of A Tribe Called Bliss!! You can find all the deets and get your tickets at almost30podcast.com/tour.

 

 

We talk about…

 

 

  • How women can support women

  • Being your own marketer

  • Sacred agreements + boundaries

  • Becoming a self-help junkie

  • The vulnerability in authenticity

  • Literally + figuratively jumping into the pool

  • Going on friend dates

  • What it looks like to truly support other women

  • The Why of your tribe

  • Recommitting + belonging to yourself

  • Radical responsibility

  • How a mastermind changed Lori’s life

  • Tribe Talks

 

 

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Ep. 118 Sex: A Powerful Healing Modality + Self Actualization Experience with Kim Anami

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Kim Anami is one of the freest spirits we’ve ever talked to, her energy is so pure and electrifying. Kim is a Holistic Health + Relationship Coach and a Vaginal Weightlifter (you have to hear about Vaginal Kung Fu) who infuses passion into the lives + beds of thousands of people worldwide. She’s enlightened, empowered, and an inspiring force for anyone exploring their sexual being.

 

 

Kim is leading the charge to boldly + openly talk about sex, and how we can use it as a tool to learn more about ourselves.

 

We chat about…

 

  • Sex as a pathway to enlightenment

  • Our first times

  • Taboos + conditioning

  • Cervical orgasms

  • Junk food sex VS gourmet sex

  • Experiencing your first orgasm (if you’ve never experienced one before)

  • When to have sex + one-night stands

  • Open communication, transparency, and radical honesty

  • Kim’s simple tips for great sex

  • Rehabilitating numb vaginas

  • How men + women can train themselves for better sex

  • Vaginal Kung FuTM

  • The ass is the storehouse of our shit

  • Threesomes

  • Sex while inebriated or on recreational drugs

 

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Ep. 117 Redefining What It Means To Be Well: Candice Kumai on Acceptance, Letting Go + The Art of Kintsugi

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Candice Kumai is the “Golden Girl of Wellness,” a professionally trained chef, best-selling author, wellness + food director, influencer, speaker, and leading wellness journalist. She was constantly struggling against other people's fears and insecurities while trying to work in food TV, so she went out on her own to connect with her soul’s purpose. As always, this conversation organically flowed every which way—so grateful for Candice’s candidness.  

 

 

Candice’s new book, Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit, is a beautiful homage to her heritage and an enlightening perspective on holistic wellness. It’s different from most other wellness books and philosophies out there, and we dive into why.  She writes it in a way that is easily understood and applied.

 

Candice is also giving 3 copies of Kintsugi Wellness away to #ALMOST30NATION!! Learn more on our Instagram: @almost30podcast.

 

We get into...

 

  • Social media, trolls, and haters

  • Dealing with other people’s fears + insecurities when you work in mainstream media

  • Being a multifaceted hustler

  • Candice’s family + upbringing

  • Why Candice transitioned out of modeling

  • Getting cast in the first season of Top Chef

  • Leaving mainstream media to start writing + do something bigger

  • Love + relationships

  • Integrating her culture + heritage into a book that anyone can apply + understand

  • Standing up every time you fall down + constantly striving to improve

  • Welcoming the new while cherishing the old

  • Finding purpose

  • The importance of being kind (without letting people take advantage of you)

  • Taking time for yourself

 

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