Ep. 87 Natalie Kuhn On Investigating Your Soul’s Purpose, Being in a Place of Choice + The Healing Power of The Class by Taryn Toomey

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#ALMOST30NATION!  MERRY/HAPPY EVERYTHING!  With 2018 right around the corner, we wanted to gift you an episode that will help you “release the white knuckle grip on what you think should happen” this coming year, and lean into the unpredictable, trusting that you will learn more about who you really are.  Krista and Linds sit down for a beautiful + intimate conversation with Natalie Kuhn, Executive Director of The Class by Taryn Toomey, a cathartic workout that will give you a physical and emotional release unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.  Natalie lives every day following her soul’s purpose.  

We touch on a sudden loss and the process of grief – but Natalie never ceases to be positive, honest, vulnerable, and dedicated to finding humor.  We also unwrap...

 

  • The origins of The Class

  • The importance of the women who mentor us

  • Turning heart-wrenching loss into mind-blowing beauty

  • Following her heart to manifest a beautiful life (with her best friend!)

  • What it means to pause

  • Three of the best words to hear in any relationship

  • Why giving ourselves moments to RECHARGE is essential

  • Being in a place of choice

  • PLUS a bonus chat with some of the creatives behind Yeah Field Trip...Krista + Linds are teaching a class on starting a podcast at YFT in February! Join us!! WOO!

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EPISODE 78: Crystals 101, Trusting Your Intuition + Building a Business With Your BFF With The Founders of Energy Muse

This week we're givin' off some HIGH VIBES, talking all things CRYSTALS, and much much more with the founders and CEO's of Energy Muse, HEATHER ASKINOSIE + TIMMI JANDRO! Long story short, Heather and Timmi have been friends for nearly 45 years, living lives of adventure, spirituality, and self-exploration and healing. While Heather was the queen of holistic energy experiments in her home in Manhattan beach for many years, Timmi worked in the garment industry for just as long. And with that combination, Energy Muse was born - celebrating the use of crystals for living your best, most magical life!

Back to the show though, for those of you who don't know anything about crystals and need that CRYSTALS 101 lesson, this episode is for you. We start off with a CRYSTAL STONE READING (oooo la fricken la), to reveal what's going on in our lives and find more clarity. And from there we explore ...

  • their stories growing up together, their former careers, and jumping into adulthood

  • first starting their business - making necklaces, performing energy experiments, and doing their low-key crystal deals

  • the evolution of Heather and Timmi's business partnership and trusting relationship

  • when they were trailblazers in the new and fragile crystal industry + the stigma that came with that

  • the energy of the earth + how it got a bad rap

  • how crystals and stones are TOOLS for life - for ritual purposes, gaining composure, touch, feeling comforted, and reminding yourself the value of the Earth

  • what Heather + Timmi have to say to the SKEPTICS

  • our unique ways of realigning ourselves

  • what it was like writing their new book "Crystal Muse" - and how therapeutic and hard the process was

  • showing up for yourself for 11 minutes a day, a ritual, a practice, anything, and if you can't do that, how can you commit to anything else

  • “Do something consistently for yourself for 11 days, or even 40 days, for 11 minutes a day, you’re going to learn more about yourself in that time frame than you can in years of therapy.”

  • Timmi + Heather on how crystals and self-energy work is more than about just you, but it's about being a COLLECTIVE WORLD

  • the power of that recent ECLIPSE in August and what's happened to the Earth since then

  • LINDSEY'S ACCURATE and MOVING READING from Heather - it's going to BLOW YOUR MIND

  • Crystal QUICK FIRE: what crystals to use for what


EPISODE 77: Viral Poet + Activist Yung Pueblo on The Power of Social Media and the Evolution of our Collective Consciousness

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Originally from Ecuador, our talented guest this week, Diego Perez, actually goes by another name which you might know him by - YUNG PUEBLO! This past year he blew up on Instagram under the pen name @yungpueblo sharing poems, love notes to the universe, and everyday, simple mantras to live your life by. Not only is he a writer, but a student and expert practicer of Vipassana mediation and speaker. Through his work, he hopes to support the healing of the individual, knowing that when people release their personal burdens it helps humanity build a global peace. MIC DROP. Or more like PEN DROP ...

SO LET'S GET TO THE GOOD STUFF & WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:

  • Why "Yung Pueblo"? Diego talks about his Ecuador roots and the true meaning of his people, origins, and name

  • the inspiration for his words, which come from SIMPLE HUMAN LESSONS we learn growing up

  • Fun Fact: Diego mediates for not one but TWO HOURS a day - DAMN, teach us your ways!

  • how his words and his creativity grows through mediation

  • his Catholic upbringing & how he was a big "doubter" - not feeling complete in his spiritual practice

  • his fascination and focus on LIBERATION and FREEDOM

  • what its like to go on a 10 DAY MEDITATION & how much sh*t presented itself to Diego when he embarked on it & how it WORKS

  • Diego's upbringing, his drug + party filled college and post grad experience

  • drugs, alcohol, and how it AFFECTS YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

  • how taking hallucinogenic drugs (LSD, etc.) affect YOU, your THOUGHTS, and the way you LEARN

  • being PRESENT, whether it means you are sober or not

  • the power of MEDITATING instead of doing drugs AKA the mind calming and the mind stressing

  • the idea of ONENESS VERSUS NOTHINGNESS, that there's not one answer to everything

  • how the chaos in our lives are VITAL to understanding your inner self and peace

  • how INNER PEACE contributes to GLOBAL peace and collective consciousness

  • the POWER of SOCIAL MEDIA and lying to yourself


EPISODE 76: Modern Mystic + Sexual Goddess Alexandra Roxo on Unleashing Your Inner Shaman + Changing the Female Narrative

With everything going on in the world, good & bad, it's about time we have another MYSTICAL MAMA on the show to work with our energy. The fiery and foxy ALEXANDRA ROXO (side note: what a fabulous name) is one of LA's best ENERGY and TRANSFORMATIONAL workers, seeking all things mystical and magic. She's also an actress and director, working with names like Spike Jonze, Clive Owen, and Steven Soderbergh. Needless to say, she's a bundle of creative light that we all need right here, right now (Not to mention, she's speaking at our Sex, Love, & Other Things event).

With a Catholic father from a Brazil and a New Age-y mother from Georgia, Alexandra began immersing herself in a spiritual lifestyle from the early age of 12. From angels, spirits, ghosts, and auras, she was constantly surrounded by religion and the curiosity of other-worldlyness, with the help of her guide Bobby. When she got to college at New York University, she took it to the next level and dived into studying meditation in Italy, living a healthy lifestyle, and studying Eastern Religion Traditions. However, when she discovered Moon Rituals from one of her professors at NYU, she realized that kind of feminism was missing from all of the other practices. And she found her calling as a healer and energy worker.

From there, we went into ...

  • PLANT MEDICINE - in particular, AYAHUASCA - what is it? why should you use? what does it do? where do people use it in the world? what is it like?

  • how Ayahuasca HELPED Alexandra FORGIVE HERSELF, about everything from body image, doing good, and letting go of guilt and shame

  • "Hey girl you either do good stuff on this planet, like everything you say has to be for the good of all, or don't say a word." - Alexandra on what she realized during her use of Ayahuasca

  • "All of that is useful to heal and to work through things that are causing barriers between you and your best self. It's not just for play but if you really want to break through to the other side, it's self-awareness, self-consciousness issues, body image issues, issues with your parents, all of those things can really help you." - Alexandra on practicing plant medicine

  • we touch on ALIENS and fairies too (hehe)

  • her WRITING about sex, medicine, wellness, and spirituality on The Numinous, Mind Body Green, and Horoscope.com

  • her badass, raw, and real MENTORSHIP PROGRAM - intuitively bringing women into their emotional bodies and connecting with every part of your body

  • MOON CLUB - her group mentorship program based on the Moon's Rituals, making yourself your own healer, and sharing stories in a safe/open community

  • how to find a SPACE OF SURRENDER (not involving tequila)

  • "One thing is that a lot of spiritual practices are actually masculine and centric in the sense that they come from a place of structure and rigidity. Our whole lives are so structured, I mean we have fricken Google Calendar and all of this stuff going on all day. What I find missing from women's lives is a space of surrender." - Alexandra on surrendering

  • the difference between being SLUTTY and SEXUALITY

  • how WOMEN TRIGGER EACH OTHER - especially with men and beauty

  • THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HEAL/EMPOWER YOURSELF!


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 44: FENG SHUI-NG YOUR LIFE FOR GOOD VIBES WITH DANA CLAUDAT

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Ever heard of the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui?! It's not some crazy interior design technique people have used for centuries. It's a way of cleaning your space AND your life!

To dive further into what this technique and practice is all about, Krista and Linds sat down this week with Feng Shui expert and personal curator, DANA CLAUDAT. Dana studied Art History at Stanford University and then moved on to become a Pyramid School Feng Shui consultant. Krista and Linds literally asked her, "DANA TEACH US YOUR WAYS." Because it's about time we all learned about how bomb feng shui is ...

  • Feng Shui means "wind" and "water", so it's all about BALANCE. And in ancient times, it was all about survival and structure of your home in relation to the wind, weather, geography, and water.

  • Dana's job is "expansive design", design to help you expand your life, through art and feng shui.

  • She also breaks down the stereotypes of feng shui, everything from how strict it is and what are the rules.

  • Ways to make any space feel better! Big ... small ... doesn't matter, Dana's got you.

  • How do homeowners "fung-shei" a previously owned home? Mysterious stuff? Weird neighbors? That's stuff you gotta find out ...

  • What to do to "fung-shei" YOUR DESK at work! THIS is a big one.

  • Getting good vibes in your house for under $10

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EPISODE 39: HOW CRYSTALS, CARDS, + SHAMANS SAVE LIVES: COLLEEN MCCAAN SHARES HER PSYCHIC GIFT

Pick a card, any card ... because on this week's episode we are joined by shamanic energy medicine practitioner, the official shaman for VOGUE Magazine, and founder of STYLE RITUALS, COLLEEN MCCANN. 

If you're into crystals, tarot readings, spirituality, intuition, spirits, ghosts, EVERYTHING MAGIC, this episode is for YOU.

So for those of you who are new to the tarot card and crystal thing thing, it's basically a visual narrative of your past life, your current life, and your future life, as well as the emotions you are currently dealing with. Krista got a past life card, and she's pretty sure she's dealing with some karmic debt, while Lindsey got a Five of Cups card, meaning she's got plenty o' abundance.

On the other hand, shamans are conduits to things people can't see in the unseen world, and  provide messages and healing to those who need it. Shamans can realize they have their gifts at any age, and Miss McCann realized her's in her late twenties. From hearing voices constantly, having premonition dreams, seeing ghosts, and having other healers tell her she had a gift, Colleen knew she had to listen to the voices and put her 15 plus year in the fashion industry to an end.

Although, Krista, Linds, and Colleen go over a plethora of spirituality- related topics in this episode, the main takeaway is the importance of dabbling in various practices before you find the one you like. Or the one that "speaks" to you.


EPISODE 37: ALIGNING WHO YOU ARE WITH who WERE MADE TO BE: HUMAN DESIGN WITH JENNA ZOE

This week's episode is based off of 2 words: HUMAN DESIGN.

No, it's not an anatomy class or a biology lesson. It's all about YOU. Your body, your mind, but most importantly, your AURA and ASTROLOGICAL MAKE-UP. 

Okay, still confused? Krista and Lindsey each receive a human design reading from expert and spiritual goddess, JENNA ZOE, founder of Skinny Lemon and Upcakes Healthy Sweet Treats. She spends this episode showing off her craft by helping the ladies make life decisions, control their minds, and get in touch with their bodies.

Human Design uses your birth time and place to calculate your personal Human Design chart. In this calculation, the positions of Sun, Moon and planets at the time of your birth play an important role. Astrology also uses the birth time and place to generate your natal chart, but it interprets the data differently – and Human Design is not astrology. Time to get ANTHROPOMOROPHIC (In the words of our lovely guest)!

Human Design calculates two moments in time. Our birth, which determines our conscious definition and a moment approximately 88 days before our birth (exactly 88 degrees of the sun before the moment of our birth), which determines our unconscious definition. This second, 
pre-natal calculation is unique and crucial part of the Human Design revelation.

Miss Jenna Zoe also breaks down the 4 TYPES OF HUMAN BEINGS

  • manifestors

  • generators

  • projectors

  • reflectors

Definitely a note-taking episode, but an insightful one at that!


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