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Author: Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik

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Inspired by our transition from our 20's to our 30's, we realized that it's so much more than that. Join us, Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik, every Tuesday and Thursday for honest, inspiring and hilarious conversations about topics like wellness, culture, entrepreneurship, spirituality & self-development.

We aren't experts or guru's, but we are your new best friends learning right along with you. Our guests will leave you laughing, reflecting and feeling less alone.

What's even better is that we are an online AND offline global community that meets IRL and continues to thrive on love, support, and connection.
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We are thrilled for today’s interview because this amazing woman’s passion project is a huge part of our everyday lives. Please welcome the founder of ClassPass, Payal Kadakia! ClassPass is a fitness membership that lets you take classes at a variety of locations in your area. Spin, barre, pilates, yoga, or gym time—it’s all under one membership! It also allows you to tap into the local communities when traveling.   Payal shares how before founding ClassPass she was unfulfilled in her corporate job, trying to balance work with her love of dance. She illustrates the fear she experienced before leaving her job, along with the passion behind entrepreneurship—like focusing on the problem you’re trying to solve versus your idea. Payal explains the market research and fundraising involved, how ClassPass has grown over the years, and what we have to look forward to in the future. When it comes to her passion for dance, Payal shares how it connects her to her Indian culture and feeds her love of giving to people, which is how she came to found ClassPass.   For a free month of ClassPass, visit classpass.com and use the code ALMOST30!   We also talk about: Being in your masculine vs. feminine Balancing Payal’s corporate job with dance Payal’s relationship with her parents Having an identity crisis & living two lives When she saw a hole in the market to start ClassPass Most difficult part of keeping partners and customers happy The team atmosphere when starting off The hardship of being an entrepreneur Redefining what words mean to you Instagram accounts L&K love   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Instagram: @payal Learn more: classpass.com (use code ALMOST30)   Upcoming Events: October 29th: Washington D.C. with Heidi Stevens October 30th: Philadelphia with K&L November 26th: Melbourne with Rosie Acosta November 28th: Sydney with Jessica Sepel December 7th: Los Angeles with K&L December 12th: Miami with K&L   Sponsors: Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Away | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off a suitcase at awaytravel.com/almost30 Buffy | Go to www.buffy.co use code ALMOST30 for $20 off Ancient Nutrition | Visit ancientnutrition.com and use code ALMOST20 for 20% off   Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today we are sitting down with Astrological Expert and Women’s Empowerment Coach, Natalia Benson! Natalia shares the struggles she faced in her twenties before embarking on her spiritual journey. From meditation and gratitude, to changing your languaging, Natalia expands on simple tools that greatly impact her life. We discuss at length how to attract what you want, and Natalia illustrates exactly how she called in her current relationship. Our conversation also explores the roles self-love and surrender play in our careers, wealth, and relationships.   We also talk about: How Natalia began stepping into her confidence Using EFT tapping to heal emotional anxiety Self-worth’s role in calling in a relationship Being clear on what you want in a relationship What self-love looks like for Natalia The feminine side of money How she uses astrology to step into her power   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: nataliabenson.com Instagram: @natalia_benson Listen: Natalia Benson The Podcast Ep. 213: Krista & Natalia Recommended Books: The Power of Your Subconscious Mind   Upcoming Events: October 29th: Washington D.C. with Heidi Stevens October 30th: Philadelphia with K&L November 26th: Melbourne with Rosie Acosta November 28th: Sydney with Jessica Sepel December 7th: Los Angeles with K&L December 12th: Miami with K&L   Sponsors: STUNN | Visit stunnco.com/almost30 or use code ALMOST30 at checkout to receive 20% off your first order Third Love | Head to thirdlove.com/almost30 for 15% off! Instacart | Visit instacart.com or download the Instacart app and use code ALMOST30 at checkout for $10 off your first order Dr. Roebucks | Visit drroebucks.com and use code ALMOST30 for 20% off Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Please welcome author and founder of Careergasm, Sarah Vermunt! As a previous guest on the show, she is back to share insights and BS free advice from her new book, Career Rookie. We start off by discussing how job-hopping in your early 20s is actually a good thing, and Sarah gives advice on how to set yourself up for success in your career. We dive into the reasons people end up feeling stuck, and how you need to take action to build confidence and move forward! And if you’re struggling with balancing money-making with the desire to do work that feels good, Sarah has you covered.   If you’re a student, graduate, career newbie, or in the process of switching careers, you don’t want to miss this conversation!   We also talk about: Handling parental stress when living at home Over-identifying with your career Two ways to bring inspiration to your job Getting a “just for now” job Debt of gratitude and obligation for parents Tips for salary negotiation and asking for a raise Building professional relationships & asking for mentorship How to fix “mess ups” at work The intertwining of career & personal development   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: careergasm.com Instagram: @careergasm Books: Careergasm ; Career Rookie   Upcoming Events: October 29th: Washington D.C. with Heidi Stevens October 30th: Philadelphia with K&L November 26th: Melbourne with Rosie Acosta November 28th: Sydney with Jessica Sepel December 7th: Los Angeles with K&L December 12th: Miami with K&L   Sponsors: Athletic Greens | Get 20 travel packs FREE ($79 value) with your first purchase at www.athleticgreens.com/almost30 Comrad Socks | Visit comradsocks.com/almost30 or use code ALMOST30 at checkout for 20% off your first order. Better Help | Visit betterhelp.com/almost30 for 15% off your first month. Rothy's | Visit rothys.com/almost30 to get your new favorite flats! Further Food | Use code ALMOST30 for 30% off your purchase at shop.furtherfood.com/discount/ALMOST30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today, Lindsey is sharing the journey of frustration and surrender she’s had with her skin. She opens up about cystic acne, hormonal outbreaks, and using birth control. Lindsey explains how changing her relationship with her skin was truly the beginning of the healing process. She also talks about intuitive eating, and how tuning into her body about how food made her feel allowed her to see how it affected her acne. Lindsey also talks about spiritual practices, processing emotions, and gives her product recommendations and skin care routine.   Get your notebook out for the second half of the episode! Lindsey interviews her dear friend and healer, Chloe Bañales of Ascended Alchemy. From Chinese herbs to acupuncture, to light therapy and cupping, Chloe shares how these different healing modalities can help decrease inflammation, improve organ function, and benefit skin health.    They also talk about: Removing mucus forming foods from diet What L eats & avoids eating Intuitive eating & connecting with your intuition Herbs for liver & skin health Processing & releasing emotions Creating heat in the body with herbs Foods for cooling the body Gua sha technique for skin care Acupressure points to reconnect with your body   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more about Ascended Alchemy Instagram: @ascendedalchemy ; @_chloehom   Upcoming Events: October 29th: Washington D.C. with Heidi Stevens October 30th: Philadelphia with K&L November 9th: Human Design with Jenna Zoe November 26th: Melbourne with Rosie Acosta November 28th: Sydney with Jessica Sepel   Sponsors: Dr. Roebucks | Visit drroebucks.com and use code ALMOST30 for 20% off Ancient Nutrition | Visit ancientnutrition.com and use code ALMOST20 for 20% off Daily Harvest | Use code ALMOST30 for 3 FREE Cups in your first box at www.daily-harvest.com SAKARA | Go to sakara.com/almost30 and use code ALMOST30 for $60 off your first order Modern Fertility | www.modernfertility.com/almost30 for $20 off a purchase Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today is the last bonus episode from our series at Propel CoLabs Fitness Festival! We are live with the founders of UNDO Magazine, Nai Vasha and Sophia Chang. UNDO is an intellectually and visually stimulating quarterly magazine that sheds light on issues, stories, people and brands in wellness, fashion, and fitness.   As two dedicated entrepreneurs who are always pushing the envelope, Sophia and Nai share how they came together and founded UNDO Mag. They explain ways the fitness and wellness industry has changed, like with influencers and athletes. Both ladies are passionate about breaking stereotypes, and making wellness information accessible to all ages and races. They empower individuals to dive into self-discovery and push beyond fear. After listening to these incredible women, you can’t help but feel inspired and motivated to optimize your health beyond the green juice and yoga pants!   We also talk about: What health and wellness means to Nai & Sophia Sharing stories around mental health Why they print their magazine vs. digital Ways they break barriers and push their limits Building a platform & community for people to use their voices How they manage their workflow & “business hygiene”   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: undolab.com/Magazine Instagram: @undoordinary_   Upcoming Events: October 9th: NYC with Stewart Pearce October 29th: Washington D.C. with Heidi Stevens October 30th: Philadelphia with K&L Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
For Kopari Beauty founders Gigi and Bryce Goldman, their company is more than just a business—it’s a lifestyle they’ve created. They are incredibly humble and transparent about mistakes they’ve made, how they developed their strong partnership, and the role influencers play in growing their business. We talk about the relationships they have with their kids, and setting boundaries with work conversations in the home. This power couple is so easy to talk to, and we are so proud to work with them. Their wisdom on building strong relationships, values, and your dream business inspires us daily--we know it will for you as well!   We also talk about: Challenges of being a couple in business together Focusing on the small wins Building a positive work space  How social media gives us voices Advice on starting a business Saying ‘no’ and setting priorities Importance of knowing your company’s values, mission, + vision How they are giving back to the Filipino community   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: koparibeauty.com/almost30 Instagram: @koparibeauty   Upcoming Events: October 4th: NYC with Erin Claire Jones October 9th: NYC with Stewart Pearce October 29th: Washington D.C. with Heidi Stevens October 30th: Philadelphia with K&L   Sponsors: Stunn Collective | Visit stunnco.com/almost30 or use code ALMOST30 at check-out to receive 20% off your first order Kopari Beauty | Visit www.koparibeauty.com/almost30 for 20% off Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Perfect Bar | www.perfectbar.com/almost30 for 15% off Work in Progress with Sophia Bush | Listen to funny, personal, professional, and sometimes even political conversations with Sophia and guests that inspire her. SafeSleeve | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at safesleevecases.com Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today we are joined by the founder of the nonprofit Lunch On Me, LaRayia Gaston. Her work is powerful, her belief in people is unwavering, and today’s episode is both uplifting and heartbreaking. The Los Angeles based charity provides nutritious and organic meals to more than 10,000 people per month. Their mission is to end starvation by redistributing food that would otherwise be wasted. Through Lunch On Me, LaRayia has also created a family dynamic and is teaching people to love and respect themselves.   In our conversation, LaRayia shares how she was drawn to Mother Teresa at a young age, and how feeding the homeless was her form of tithing by fourteen years old. She describes the changes she’s seen in the homeless community by providing food, and explains the bitter truth about pharmaceuticals, street drugs, and mental health. LaRayia also shares beautiful, tear-jerking stories that show how small deeds go a long way. She encourages us to be mindful of windows of opportunity where we can not only help, but gain a shift in perspective by connecting with the homeless.   We also talk about: How the homeless community has impacted LaRayia How homelessness can be a gift LaRayia’s 43 days on Skid Row What holding space looks like for LaRayia Statistics for foster children and drug use Poverty, corruption, and race relations Corruption in nonprofits from government involvement    Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: lunchonme.org Instagram: @larayia ; @lunchonme Donate money or supplies Contribute to Larayia's La Bodega Fundraiser   Upcoming Events: October 3rd: NYC with Nikki Glaser October 4th: NYC with Erin Claire Jones October 9th: NYC with Stewart Pearce October 29th: Washington D.C. with Heidi Stevens October 30th: Philadelphia with K&L   Sponsors: Kopari Beauty | Visit www.koparibeauty.com/almost30 for 20% off Athletic Greens | Get 20 travel packs FREE ($79 value) with your first purchase at www.athleticgreens.com/almost30 Better Help | Visit betterhelp.com/almost30 for 15% off your first month. Organic Traditions | Visit organictraditions.com and use code ALMOST30 for 30% off Modern Fertility | www.modernfertility.com/almost30 for $20 off a purchase Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Joining us LIVE from Propel CoLabs are two legends in the fitness world and top personal trainers, Gunnar Peterson and Luke Milton. Gunnar is an expert in functional training, and is best known for training professional athletes and celebrities. Luke Milton is a celebrity trainer and the founder of Training Mate (catch him on Revenge Body!).   In our interview, both stress the importance of lifting people up and creating a positive, safe environment in order for people to succeed. They each share struggles of their past, like weight issues and anxiety, and how they overcame them. We ask about their morning routines, their relationships with social media, and tips for getting back into the fitness game. This is a fun and energizing conversation you don’t want to miss!   We also talk about: Mental and emotional health in fitness Treating the emotional body during physical transformation Coaching clients through their resistance Tools Luke used to help with anxiety Key components of recovery The motivation they find from their children    Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Instagram: @gunnarfitness ; @milts1 ; @trainingmate   Upcoming Events: October 3rd: NYC with Nikki Glaser October 4th: NYC with Erin Claire Jones October 9th: NYC with Stewart Pearce October 29th: Washington D.C. with Heidi Stevens October 30th: Philadelphia with K&L Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today, Krista and Lindsey share their profound experience and the lessons they learned at the Onsite Workshops Creatives’ Retreat. It was five days of connecting and healing with some of the most inspiring, impactful people they have ever met. They share details of their group affirmation practice, explore the seven rights of a child, and talk about the power of surprises! From trauma and the subconscious mind, to connecting with others by expressing feelings of shame, to codependency and boundaries—K&L open up about their experiences and the deep healing that occurred.   They also talk about: Krista experiencing imposter syndrome Small group therapy & sculpts Codependency, boundaries, & self-care Taking time to acknowledge your own pain Denying emotions Equine therapy   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: onsiteworkshops.com Instagram: @itskrista ; @lindseysimcik   Upcoming Events: October 3rd: NYC with Nikki Glaser October 4th: NYC with Erin Claire Jones October 9th: NYC with Stewart Pearce October 29th: Washington D.C. with Heidi Stevens October 30th: Philadelphia with K&L   Sponsors: Peloton | Visit onepeloton.com and use code ALMOST30 for $100 of accessories with purchase of the tread. Ancient Nutrition | Visit ancientnutrition.com and use code ALMOST20 for 20% off GoMacro Bars | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at gomacro.com Bombas | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your 1st order at Bombas.com/almost30 Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
In today’s episode, we are sitting down with motivational speaker and #1 New York Times Best Selling author, Gabrielle Bernstein! In her new book, Super Attractor, Gabby reveals how to manifest the life you desire. She enlightens us on what stops someone from manifesting, how to stay in alignment with source, and her first experience with channeling.   We also get into the topic of mental health as Gabby is incredibly real and transparent about her struggles with postpartum depression. Her newest mission is to be of service to women who suffer from postpartum, and bring awareness through education. Gabby also shares her experience with SIBO and healing gut inflammation by eradicating stress and changing her diet. You’ll learn all about “sleep hygiene” and Gabby’s daily practices like meditation, prayer, and exercise.   We also talk about: Transforming our belief systems Having guidance beyond our physical sight Comparison versus judgment Gabby’s experience with resisting joy and play What Gabby’s son has taught her Having trust when channeling  What freedom feels like in your body, heart & mind   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: gabbybernstein.com Blog: Gut Health Instagram: @gabbybernstein Book: Super Attractor   Upcoming Events: October 3rd: NYC with Nikki Glaser October 4th: NYC with Erin Claire Jones October 9th: NYC with Stewart Pearce October 29th: Washington D.C. with Heidi Stevens October 30th: Philadelphia with K&L   Sponsors: Better Help | Visit betterhelp.com/almost30 for 15% off your first month Lola | Use code ALMOST30 for 40% off all subscriptions at mylola.com Felix Gray | Visit felixgrayglasses.com/almost30 for free shipping and 30 days of risk-free returns GoMacro Bars | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at gomacro.com Ancient Nutrition | Visit ancientnutrition.com and use code ALMOST20 for 20% off Modern Fertility | www.modernfertility.com/almost30 for $20 off a purchase Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
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Edilia Terriquez

favorite episode for suree 😎💜

Sep 18th
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Britney Lee Elizabeth Smith

Soul sisters

Jul 10th
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Britney Lee Elizabeth Smith

Omg lmao. A girl said she like my bf better than me. This fake friend. I love you girls lmao. You guys are like my

Jul 10th
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Britney Lee Elizabeth Smith

OMG THIS IS IDENTICAL to me. Holy shit

Jul 10th
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Britney Lee Elizabeth Smith

Omg I had this happen to me. And he even lied to his ex when we went to see his daughter and was calling me his girlfriend. So fucked

Jul 10th
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Tylee Personett

Almost30 has changed my life. These girls are an amazing inspiration to me. I have listened from day one and I still look forward to every Tueday and Thursday for the new episodes. I take away something valuable every single guest. Their guests have inspired me to put myself back together, love the woman I am and start pursuing my dreams. Thank you for helping me find myself again. Truly.

Apr 24th
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Alora

Wow! I just randomly clicked on this episode and it was 100% everything I needed to hear at this very moment. Thank you for the enlightenment! Subscribing now!

Apr 12th
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Britney Lee Elizabeth Smith

Nodes are nodules! I totes have the same fml lol

Jan 16th
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apricotic

I feel like they've been invited onto Matthew's podcast 😂😂😂

Dec 9th
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Ila Step

I looove the long podcasts! really beautiful how the conversations unfold and really go deeper. So needed.

Nov 9th
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Heather Kemp Timmons

What is the name to follow on Instagram? Alexandrea? I dont see a link but LOVED what you guys read in the intro.

Oct 22nd
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Oscar Coward

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Oct 7th
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Jaquelyn Fairchild

the song where the teacher is dead was joy to the world the teachers dead! omg what is wrong with us!

Sep 13th
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apricotic

I love these girls and their talk with their guests! My only qualm is that the interviews are much much much more about the guests and their careers than what the title claims the episode is going to be about... which is a major minus from me and something lots of podcasts seem to do, but this podcast is still worth listening to because they are hilarious!

Aug 31st
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Morgan Allen

Is episode 96s audio file corrupted? Having issues with playing.

Feb 15th
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Mell Wolfe

You guys are hilarious! "That's what prostitutes do.." 🤣🤣

Feb 5th
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Karla Camarillo

loved this one!

Nov 16th
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