Ep. 195 Pia Baroncini on Losing her Dad, Cancelling Her Wedding + Creating LPA

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Today we have Pia Baroncini joining us on the podcast!  Pia is always 100% real, a magnetic quality that attracted us to her immediately!! Pia is the creator of LPA, a clothing brand under the Revolve house label, that carries a long list of celebrity brand fans. We love how real she is in all she does, and the total vibe of honesty and vulnerability that she carries wherever she goes. In our conversation today, Pia shares about the intense year that she went through, from losing her father, to problems that occured at the label, and so much more. Pia also shares the beautiful and heartbreaking experience of traveling to Italy to be beside her mother-in-law who became very ill right before their wedding, losing her father and how she’s been since, and the story of how Pia and her now husband met and dated.


We also talk about…

  • How she feels in her 30’s

  • The way she handles social media

  • Dealing with grief after her father's passing

  • What Pia is drinking every morning + how she takes care of herself

  • Everything that Pia is excited for in 2019

  • What 2018 taught Pia

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Ep. 194 Self Love with Krista + Lindsey: Boundaries, Living with Intention, and Honoring Where You Are

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Almost 30 Nation!  It’s just us today! We discuss candidly our personal journeys to self love, and our favorite ways that we are now practicing self love. We hope that this episode serves as a way for you to reflect and explore this topic for yourself as well.


We also talk about…

  • Facebook relationship statuses

  • The boundaries with family and other relationships

  • Being more honest + speaking your truth

  • Honoring where you are as you grow

  • Living intentionally

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Ep. 193 Breaking the Holding Pattern with Lindsey Simcik

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We are back at it with another solo episode from Lindsey! Today, Lindsey is shining a light on something she is working on in real time.   Sparked by her recent energy healing session with Milliana Snow (episode 103), this episode explores “holding patterns”.   Lindsey speaks to where she thinks this patterning started, the areas of her life that tend to get stuck in a loop, and the ways that she’s been able to break free of them. From relationships, career, family to health, and of course, her personal relationship with herself, this conversation covers it all in hopes that you can relate.


Lindsey also talks about…

  • Being born with an intuitive feeling + how that changed

  • Stuck in the side-gig holding pattern

  • The holding pattern of romantic relationships + how therapy is helping break this

  • How the drinking culture is affecting holding patterns

  • Being stuck in the creative holding pattern

  • Ways she recognizes her patterns

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Ep. 192 Game Changers: Optimizing Your Life, Smart Drugs, and Gratitude with Dave Asprey

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The Founder and CEO of Bulletproof, Dave Asprey is BACK. If you haven’t listened to his first episode (139) on the podcast, be sure to give it a listen! In today’s conversation with Dave, we talk about his newest book, This book is our go to for a daily dose if inspiration and information to optimize how we feel and how we think. There is a big emphasis on life’sintangibles– whether it’s the words you choose to use and the limitations they create, or the importance of nothingness so your brain can rest and recharge. We also talk about the importance of blue blockers, and Dave’s brand, True Dark, that has a line of the HEV blue light blocking glasses.


We also talk about…

  • Smart drugs

  • Balancing the research and the biohacking

  • What Dave has learned about listening to his body

  • Dave’s toe shoes

  • What you should be doing today to better perform as you age

  • Practicing gratitude and forgiveness

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  • February 9: Unlocking Self-Love  


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Ep. 191 Living in Concert with the Mind with Meditation Teacher Light Watkins

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Today, author, former fashion model, and meditation leader, Light Watkins joins us on the podcast. Light has been active in the wellness space, first as a practitioner, and later as an apprentice to his Vedic Meditation teacher, and finally in 2007 as a meditation teacher himself. He writes articles on meditation and happiness, leads sold-out meditation trainings and retreats, and produces The Shine—a global pop-up inspirational variety show with a mission to inspire. Light also sends out a popular daily inspirational email each morning called The Daily Dose of Inspiration.  Our community is always buzzing about meditation; Light shares with us how he discovered yoga and meditation, the last decision he made for money and what it taught him, and how he distinguishes between roadblocks. We also talk about how Light transformed his health and lifestyle, his mindset around the happiness myth, and what his movement, The Shine, is all about + how it’s sparking random acts of kindness.


We also talk about…

  • Our meditation practices

  • Being a model

  • Listening to the different voices within

  • The sleep deprivation we have as a society

  • The different types of meditations

  • Light’s book, Bliss More, and why he was inspired to write it

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  • February 9: Unlocking Self-Love


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Ep. 190 Founder of TOMs, Blake Mycoskie on The One-for-One Giving Model + Ending Gun Violence Together

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Blake Mycoskie, the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, joins us today on the podcast. Blake created the One for One® business model. It is a business structure that helps a person in need with every product purchased.  In this interview, Blake brings us back to the birth of TOMs and how the giving model has evolved over time and continues to impact tens of millions of people all over the world every year. He is passionate about the latest initiative that TOMs has chosen to take a stand on: Ending gun violence.  Part of this initiative is to make it easy for any American to go online and send their local representative a postcard asking them to vote for universal background checks for the purchasing of guns.Currently, Blake is on an End Gun Violence Tour and needs our help. Please visit the link below to #endgunviolencetogether.


We also talk about…

  • Where the drive for entrepreneurship came from

  • Where the donated shoes from TOMs go

  • Creating a giving business structure

  • The challenges that Blake has faced in business

  • Having conversations around gun laws and violence

  • Blake’s newest business concept


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  • Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853

  • February 9: Unlocking Self-Love


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Ep. 189 Before I Step Outside: A Conversation on Harassment, Influence, and Non-Conformance with Travis Alabanza

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Today we are joined by Travis Alabanza. Travis is a performer, writer and theatre maker, and has been noted by numerous publications, such as Artsy, ID and Mobo Awards, as one of the most prominent emerging queer artistic voices. Travis is also listed in OUT as an influential queer figure, appeared in campaigns with MAC X ASOS and performed across the country and internationally. In today’s conversation the three of us talk about who Travis was before the world knew Travis, how they got into the performance space, and the vocabulary around nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and trans, and how we can better approach those conversations. We also talk about Travis’ book, Before I Step Outside, and how the idea for the book came about, and what the process was like for them.


We also talk about…

  • Their relationship with their mom

  • Dealing with harassment

  • Being an influential voice

  • Their spiritual practice and connection

  • The first open mic experience that Travis had

  • Burgerz, next project for Travis


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Ep. 188 The Importance of the WHY in Entrepreneurship with the Founders of Skinny Dipped

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Today we are joined by the founders of Skinny Dipped, our favorite chocolate covered almond company. Skinny Dipped is a brand that we absolutely love and support, and we are so happy to be able to have them on today’s episode to share their women-owned company. Val, Breezy, Lizzie, and Chrissy, are all on to tell us the beautiful human, Josh, that sparked the creation of Skinny Dipped, how they have grown as a brand through the years, and being aware of the processing of almonds and other foods in the United States.


We also talk about…

  • Conversations around death, and how Josh’s passing changed their relationship with it

  • Figuring out the logistics of covering an almond with chocolate

  • Doing the research to get the best products

  • Working as women in a manufacturing world

  • Being recognized as a brand

  • The branding transition

  • What they’ve learned so far in building their business + what’s to come


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  • February 9: Unlocking Self-Love  


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