Ep. 134 Nascar Champion Julia Landauer on Breaking the Social Limitations Placed on Women

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Today we have a bonafide #bossbabe and pioneer: Julia Landauer, a NASCAR driver and two-time champion who is empowering women all over the world.

After becoming the first woman to win a NASCAR Track Championship at Motor Mile Speedway in her division, Julia graduated to the televised NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. She finished 4th in the K&N championship, becoming the highest finishing female in the series’ 64-year history. Plus, this girl is frickin’ smart – she graduated from Stanford with a BS in Science, Technology, and Society!

She is standing in her strengths and her light, paving the way not only for aspiring female racecar drivers but also for any women who want to live in their truth + what really makes them happy. We chat about…

  • How Julia (and the rest of her family) got into racing when she was a young girl

  • 15 years of racing experience at the age of 26

  • Going from go karting to stock car

  • Why there have been so few women in NASCAR

  • Being a female driver with an all-male pit crew

  • How parents can empower their children

  • Being on Survivor Season 26 (while attending college!)

  • What Julia learned from her experience on Survivor

  • Dealing with social media haters

  • Promoting Cars 3 with Disney

  • Driving at 174 miles per hour

  • Asking for help

  • Value comes in all different shapes and sizes

  • How the divine feminine has been beneficial as a racer

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Ep. 133 Working with Shadow, The Four Steps to Magnetism & Manifesting Opulence with Lacy Phillips

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Last time Lindsey + Krista talked to Lacy Phillips, the creative spirit and Manifestation Advisor behind Free and Native, she taught us how to manifest our dream lives. It was a life-changing conversation and we are all honored by the incredible support that #ALMOST30NATION has offered Lacy since. But we had to have Lacy back on the show because she has come so far since we last spoke to her!

 

 

One of Lacy’s gifts (and one of the reasons we love her so much) is that she’s an expander... she’s just so grounded and real, so comforting and inspiring, constantly holding a space for others to realize their own sense of self. We can’t say enough good things about her and we know this episode is going to change lives!

 

We discuss…

 

  • Overcoming whatever is blocking your opulence + abundance

  • De-conditioning what we’ve learned about money

  • Closing the portals in your life that don’t serve you

  • Unblocking your shadow

  • Filling the void in manifestation education

  • Understanding the energetics of manifestation

  • Finding expanders

  • How to differentiate between a sign and a test

  • An exercise you can do to tap into your body + practice intuiting

  • The 4 elements of pure magnetism

 

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Ep. 130 Master Your Inner Mean Girl + Rock Your Relationships with Melissa Ambrosini

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So many of us feel stuck in our relationships, in our jobs, and in our lives – but today, we’re talking about everything you need to know and do to get unstuck. Our guest, Melissa Ambrosini, is the bestselling author of two incredible books (Open Wide: A Radically Real Guide to Deep Love, Rocking Relationships and Soulful Sex + Mastering Your Mean Girl), the host of The Melissa Ambrosini Show, and a self-love teacher.  

 

 

Her message — that love is sexy, healthy is liberating, and wealthy isn’t a dirty word — is inspiring, and she’s a living, breathing, walking, talking example of what it means to live life on your own terms. We chat about...

 

  • How Melissa ended up in the hospital, hit rock bottom, and decided to change

  • The steps Melissa took to transform her own health + happiness

  • Overcoming with The Imposter Syndrome

  • Sharing your experience + speaking from your heart

  • Shifting your mindset to overcome an disordered relationship with food

  • Enrolling in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition + learning to understand food as medicine

  • 3 steps for silencing your Inner Mean Girl

  • How Melissa manifested her soul mate – and how you can too!

  • Soulful sex VS junkfood sex

  • Stepping away from relationships that no longer serve you

  • Nourishing your most important relationships with love + attention

  • How to practice crystal clear communication

 

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Ep. 129 How to Become a Rich Bitch: The Language of Money, Dealing with Debt + Negotiating Everything with Nicole Lapin

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As women, we need to have more money to have more power and change the world, so we are trying to get on the right side of finance, #ALMOST30NATION! And we don’t know anyone who makes finances and money more approachable than Nicole Lapin, the NYT bestselling author of Rich Bitch and Boss Bitch and the host of Hatched on CBS.

 

 

So if you want to feel empowered and don’t know where to start, look no further! We talk about…

 

  • Sex toys, Pure Romance parties, and coconut oil lube (shout out to Woo for Play!)

  • How Nicole’s money mindset changed over the years

  • Faking it until you make it in your first job

  • Diving headfirst into the world of finance

  • Translating the language of money

  • Making what you do something that you love

  • What you need to know and do before you quit your job to pursue your side hustle

  • Why you might want to choose to rent over buying

  • “Conventional wisdom” about money VS real world TRUTHS about money

  • Preparing for retirement

  • Managing multiple streams of income

  • Having difficult conversations about money & debt in your relationships

  • The 3 F’s: Family, finance, & fun

  • Questions from YOU in the Facebook Group

  • Fun fact: EVERYTHING is negotiable. You can even negotiate the interest rate on your credit card or medical debt!

  • Not all debt is created equal – so you need to know how to tackle it intelligently

  • Nicole’s favorite money-saving hacks

  • The 3 E’s: Essentials, endgame, & extras

  • Nicole’s journey with IVF

 

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Ep. 126 Breaking Bad Habits + The Science of Being Happy with Loretta Breuning

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Almost 30 is all about tools, tricks, and insights that anyone can use to feel happier and more aligned as they navigate the big transitions in their life… but we’ve never really talked about WHY people feel happy. Like what’s going in these mammal brains of ours? So Lindsey + Krista sat down with Loretta Breuning, PhD, a professor, an author, and the Founder of The Inner Mammal Institute. Loretta teaches people how to build power over their mammalian brain chemistry and understand nature’s operating system.

 

 

Because if we understand the science of what’s happening when we form habits or feel a certain way, we have the power to manipulate those chemicals, rewire our brains, and ultimately, live a better life. Are you ready to make peace with your inner mammal?

 

We discuss…

 

  • Early brain development

  • Why it’s so difficult to create new neural pathways in our brains after puberty

  • Our impulse to want more

  • Serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, & endorphin

  • The medical model VS the animal world

  • Ups + downs being NORMAL

  • Do animals have memories like we do?

  • Why the size of your brain directly correlates to the length of childhood (and the animal with the biggest brain)

  • The amazing miracle of reproduction

  • Breaking an addictive habit

  • Getting back to neutral after experiencing trauma

  • Endorphins + GABA

  • Every single person being wired for an individual experience (and feeling a little different from the herd)

 

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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 112 Manisha Thakor on Empowering Women to Build Financial Strength, Get Out of Debt + Marry Power with Purpose

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On today’s episode, Krista and Lindsey are SO excited to introduce Manisha Thakor- the founder and CEO of MoneyZen Wealth Management and a "Wall Street Journal" expert panelist. She has an MBA from Harvard and possesses a wealth of experience in all things finance.  She is regularly in the "New York Times" + "More Magazine" and on CNN + "The Today Show.” The conversation is empowering and eye-opening.  The girls also open up about where they are personally struggling in their relationship with money. After all, they can’t be alone!

 

 

They discuss...

 

  • How this generation is the first to be dealing with unprecedented levels of student debt, and that this financial stress takes up MAJOR mental space and serves as a real distraction.

  • Women and their changing relationship with finances- becoming primary breadwinners and stepping into our POWER.

  • Women wanting to use their money to make a stand. For women, it’s not about how much we make, but about how we can make an impact with our finances while still being smart and receiving financial return.

  • Tips for getting people on the front end of the funnel before even getting into student loan debt! Moreover, ways to climb out of debt once you’re already in the thick of it.

  • Pursuing certain career paths where you can get loan forgiveness after you have gone through a certain number of years of teaching school in certain kinds of neighborhoods or doing more community oriented work.

  • Manisha’s definition of what it means to possess financial strength.

  • Approachable and salient definitions + metaphors for understanding financial terms that may intimidate those of us not in the know. Alternatively, “Male Speak” in finance.

  • Shutting down your femininity or silencing yourself in “business” or “finance” settings to blend in and be more accepted- and the ways in which “me too” is changing this coping mechanism/default behavior!

  • Manisha’s recommendation to read The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.

  • How the third person in a committed romantic partnership is MONEY. So getting right with that part of your life will help your relationships become infinitely more cohesive!

 

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