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Tune in for a new episode every Tuesday and Thursday to hear our honest conversations about topics like wellness, entrepreneurship, spirituality & self-development.

IT’S REAL, IT’S RAW AND IT’S UNFILTERED. Inspired by our transition from our twenties to our thirties we realized it’s so much more than that. Almost 30’s mission is to provide you with the tools & motivation you need to propel your personal growth and to navigate any transition in your life.

We are an online and offline space where listeners can gather, relate and connect to one another in our beautiful and global community.
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Today we are joined by Whitney Port! You might know Whitney from “The Hills”, the MTV spin-off of Laguna Beach. “The Hills: New Beginnings” just debuted on MTV—be sure to tune in!  Since her time on the show, Whitney has built a brand and a family. Not only does she have a new podcast, With Whit, she also has a wildly popular series on her YouTube channel, Whitney Port, titled “I Love My Baby, But…”.  It gives viewers an honest look at motherhood and how it has affected her, her marriage, and everything in between.   Our conversation begins with Whitney’s first year of motherhood. She shares her emotional and physical battle with breastfeeding, and developing mastitis three times. We look at her changes in routine, health, and time spent with her husband, Timmy. We love the beautiful honesty between them—such as discussing fears over having multiple kids. Whitney also opens up about the hardest year of her life, 2013, when her father passed away from cancer. She opens up about her grief, and how she copes every day. From careers to relationships, to motherhood and grief—we can’t wait to share this conversation with you.   We also talk about: The importance of honesty in partnership How losing her father impacted her relationship Finding gratitude and silver linings in grief Closing her clothing brand Balancing motherhood with career How reality TV influenced her path Moving out of a lack mentality   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: whitneyport.com Instagram: @whitneyeveport Listen: With Whit YouTube: Whitney Port Visit: we.co/entertainment   Upcoming Events: July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips August 17th: The Workshop by PodcastPro in Los Angeles with K + L September 12th: Los Angeles with Nicole Lapin   Sponsors: 437 Swimwear | 437swimwear.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Further Food | Use code ALMOST30 for 30% off your purchase at shop.furtherfood.com/discount/ALMOST30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today’s conversation highlights how the heartbreaking “no’s” we receive in life can take us in a better and more meaningful direction. Our guest is Sheri Salata, whose humor and wild spirit is infectious. After a twenty year career as the Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Sheri is now the author of The Beautiful No, co-host of The Sheri + Nancy Show, and co-founder of thepillarlife.com.   Our conversation begins with an emotional recounting of when Sheri’s brother passed away suddenly from a heart attack nine years ago. For years, she avoided processing her grief by immersing herself in work and caring for family. She shares the ways she was able to move through her grief by deepening her spirituality and making self-care a top priority every single day.   Sheri’s humor and honesty as she reflects on every single job she’s had, how each one has made her who she is today as an entrepreneur, and how the No’s ultimately gave her everything she needed to succeed, one lesson at a time. From managing a convenience store and a toy store, to working as a secretary. Sheri has started over and felt lost countless times, but kept searching for something to fill her with meaning. At age 35, she landed an entry level job at The Oprah Winfrey Show, and finally found what she was searching for—purpose.   We also talk about: Using gratitude for your growth Importance of dreaming and creating Uplifting others, seeing their potential and verbalizing it Being choosy about who you share your space with Cherishing our bodies in a deliberate way Sheri’s decision to have a plant-based diet   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: thepillarlife.com Instagram: @sherisalata Listen: The Sheri + Nancy Show Book: The Beautiful No   Upcoming Events: July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips August 17th: The Workshop by PodcastPro in Los Angeles with K + L September 12th: Los Angeles with Nicole Lapin   Sponsors: HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Ana Luisa | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off a $50 order at analuisa.com Athletic Greens | Get 20 travel packs FREE ($79 value) with your first purchase at www.athleticgreens.com/almost30 Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more SAKARA | Go to sakara.com/almost30 and use code ALMOST30 for $60 off your first order Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today we are sitting down with author, mother, and one of our favorite humans, Peta Kelly. Let us give you a few reasons why we love this woman so much: 1) Peta holds family as one of her greatest values 2) She is funny as hell 3) She walks the talk 4) She has taught us how to have hard conversations 4) She is constantly evolving without needing anything from anyone.  The list continues to grow—especially after today’s interview.   Since becoming a mom, she has really focused on the intimacy of motherhood, and shares the outside fears pushed on her during pregnancy, and the trust she maintained within herself. Peta explains what ancestral healing is and the work she does to help heal the painful experiences of her family’s past, like having open conversations with her husband.    While in her twenties, Peta focused on soul growth, while working hard as an entrepreneur to set herself up financially before moving into motherhood. We discuss how she’s evolved spiritually since then, since writing her book, Earth is Hiring, and how her self-care rituals, such as stepping off of social media and Cacao ceremonies, have changed since becoming a mom. We could talk to our girl all day, but we hope this conversation will fill you up for a while—self-expression, personal growth, and relationships—LET’S GO! We also talk about: Peta’s preparation & rituals for her home birth  Relationships with plant medicine Importance of trust in soul growth The masculine & feminine in relationships   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: petakelly.com Instagram: @petajean_ Book: Earth is Hiring   Upcoming Events: July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips August 17th: The Workshop by PodcastPro in Los Angeles with K + L September 17th: Chicago with Millana Snow   Sponsors: Amour Vert | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at www.shopgreenlove.com/almost30 Blender Bombs | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off first order and free shipping for orders over $60 Osea | Use code ALMOST30 for a free travel size of choice ($18 value) with purchase of $40 or more at oseamalibu.com/almost30podcast Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
If you’ve ever struggled with substance abuse, or are the loved one of someone with addiction problems, today’s transformational episode is for you. We are joined with Khalil Rafati, author of I Forgot to Die, owner of SunLife Organics, and founder of the transitional living facility, Riviera Recovery.   The son of immigrants, Khalil describes his childhood, especially school, as riddled with racism and bullying. At home, he dealt with violence, neglect, and sexual abuse, which triggered decades of self-hatred. Khalil found alcohol and marijuana at a young age, eventually dropped out of high-school, and found himself in a downward spiral of heroin and cocaine abuse.   At 33 years old and 109 pounds, living on Skid Row in Los Angeles, he decided to get sober.  He takes us back to the moment that he chose life over death and we get an in depth, raw look at his journey to overcome addiction.Khalil also shares his thoughts on money’s role in happiness,his relationship with God, and his love of crystals.     Be on the lookout for his second book (working title of Remembering to Live) and upcoming documentary, as well as SunLife Organics smoothie/juice bars opening near you!   We also talk about: Transforming life & health through food and nutrition Khalil’s rituals and self-care routine Astral projection experience as a child The dangers of EMF & ways to block it How media and music influence & desensitize us   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: sunlifeorganics.com Instagram: @khalilrafati ; @iforgottodiebook Book: I Forgot to Die   Upcoming Events: July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips August 17th: The Workshop by PodcastPro in Los Angeles with K + L   Sponsors: Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Cured Nutrition | ALMOST30 for $10 off $50 or more at curednutrition.com  Calm | Get 25% off a Calm premium subscription at www.calm.com/almost30  Pair of Thieves | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off first order at pairofthieves.com/almost30 Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Our relationship with Mother Earth, and the need for even the smallest of actions to protect her, is our focus in today’s podcast with Ayana Young. She is the founder of the nonprofit For The Wild which now encompasses the 1 Million Redwoods reforestation project, For the Wild podcast, and a new spinoff series birthed from a preservation campaign around the Tongass National Forest. Ayana’s journey as an advocate and protector of our Earth began when she was studying Ecology at Columbia University.  She eventually dropped out to become a full time political organizer. She intertwined the environmental concerns with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement to bring awareness to the decline of our planet’s health.   Ayana’s passion comes through as she illustrates how we are connected to everything; our modern lives are directly related to taking resources from the planet and not reciprocating. She explains the detriments of logging and building dams and howgold mining has created genocide in the west by producing high volumes of waste water. She urges us to invest in our local communities, and to educate ourselves and become more aware of climate change even when it’s overwhelming and heartbreaking. Ayana shares how she recommits herself to the Earth every day, and how each of us can reestablish that connection.   We also talk about: The politics behind forest fires What organic really means Funding of scientific studies The extinction of animals Being a steward of the earth   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn: forthewild.world Listen: For The Wild Instagram: @for.the.wild Twitter: @ForTheWild_ Facebook: For The Wild  Email: connect@forthewild.world   Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour   Sponsors: HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Sanctuary World | sanctuaryworld.co or in app store Sanctuary Astrology Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Daily Harvest | Use code ALMOST30 for 3 FREE Cups in your first box at www.daily-harvest.com Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
This episode if for anyone who has ever felt disconnected from their body and intuition, for anyone navigating life after betrayal and for anyone wanting to forgive others and themselves. This is an intimate conversation on relationships, trust, listening to your physical and emotional bodies. Joining us is physical therapist Dr. Jen Esquer, founder of the The Mobility Method, known for relieving pain, preventing injury, and optimizing movement. Jen is all about affecting change in the body through education, movement, and building appreciation for what our unique bodies are capable of doing.   But we are honored to have Jen talk about more than mobility today. She opens up about her past relationship ending in infidelity, the way she handled the heartbreak, and how connected she became to her inner knowing. It really struck a chord with us when she discusses the importance of having friends that can hold a safe space, without judgment, to release the spectrum of emotions that may arise. We unpack the benefits of breathwork and the effect it can have on your parasympathetic nervous system.  For example, it allows one to release emotions so they don’t stay trapped. Jen gives a generous tool box if we ever lose ourselves in someone or a situation and want to reconnect with who we really are.   We also talk about: Knowing when to leave and when to work on a relationship How our triggers may affect other people Finding forgiveness for yourself Expectations versus reality (when someone shows you who they are, believe them!)  Understanding pain, mobility, and breath   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Instagram: @docjenfit Learn more: docjenfit.com   Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour   Sponsors: Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Lola | Use code ALMOST30 for 40% off all subscriptions at mylola.com Buffy | Go to www.buffy.co use code ALMOST30 for $20 off Doordash | Download the doordash app and use code ALMOST30 for $5 off your first order of $15 or more Third Love | Head to thirdlove.com/almost30 for 15% off! Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today we are sitting down with Loraine Dowdy, founder of the American made cosmetics line, Coloured Raine. After 16 years of working a high-powered job in the financial industry, Loraine pursued her dream of creating a cruelty-free makeup line that encourages diversity, self-expression, and shades for women of color. In our conversation, you can feel Loraine’s passion for creating pigments that accentuate the beauty of all skin tones.  We couldn’t help but geek out over our mutual love of nature shows--in fact, Loraine confided how her upcoming makeup line is inspired by nature. Loraine is open and honest about the trials and tribulations she’s gone through starting a business as a woman of color, and how nourishing it is to have relationships with other women in the industry.   Keep an eye out for the Coloured Raine’s upcoming partnership, new foundations, makeup tutorials, and Christmas bundles! You are going to love their array of vibrant pigments and cruelty free cosmetics.   We also talk about: Self-awareness tips for changing careers Scaling and building a team using trust Tapping into your creativity Behind the scenes of the cosmetic industry Monetizing your podcast   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: colouredraine.com Instagram: @colouredraine ; @aidensempire Twitter: @ColouredRaine Facebook: Coloured Raine PodcastPro   Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour   Sponsors: Fitt | Visit Fitt.co to find your city. You can also download the Fitt app, available now on iOS. Android version coming soon. Blender Bombs | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off first order and free shipping for orders over $60 Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today’s episode features world-renowned yoga instructor and author of To Love and Let Go, Rachel Brathen. Also known as Yoga Girl, she is a heart-centered leader who brings the human element of emotion to social media. Becoming who Rachel is today was not without a history of struggle, and she shares with us how her childhood and rebellious teenage years led her to first find meditation, then yoga. This brings us deep into the conversation of finding identity, especially in our teenage years, when we have been influenced by our parent’s traumas and shaped by our communities.   The three of us also explore the interconnectedness between spirituality and business, and how Rachel balances motherhood with maintaining closeness with her husband. We also take a dive into plant medicine, sharing the insights and clearings Rachel gained during her cacao ceremony. We also talk about: Being present in our social media era Nourishing your body and mind during pregnancy How motherhood positively affects your ability to be present The importance of ritual in our day-to-day lives Being vulnerable and open on social media How our ancestors experiences influence us   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: yogagirl.com ; yogagirlfoundation.com Instagram: @yoga_girl ; @yogagirlfoundation Listen: From The Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl Books: Yoga Girl ; To Love and Let Go   Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour   Sponsors: Amour Vert | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at www.shopgreenlove.com/almost30 SAKARA | Go to sakara.com/almost30 and use code ALMOST30 for $60 off your first order Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Slendier | go to www.amazon.com and search "Slendier" Away | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off a suitcase at awaytravel.com/almost30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today we are sitting down with Catt Sadler, the three-time Emmy-winning journalist, previous host on E!, and host of the podcast NAKED with Catt Sadler.  We are incredibly inspired by Catt’s ability to be vulnerable and honest with us about her experience leaving the E! network to stand up for equal pay in December of 2017. Catt is a powerful voice for women, and has inspired so many to stand up for what they deserve. In this episode we delve into the struggles of being a woman in show business—the outer forces at play, how crucial it is to know your worth, and how to feel safe in your own skin when you’re in the spotlight. We also discuss what parenting is like in today’s digital age, especially with teenagers. Catt shares with us her experience with collaborative parenting after divorce, and how being a child of divorce directly affects her parenting style. This truly showcases the importance of consuming meaningful information, empowering one another, and trusting your inner knowing.    We also talk about: What parenting is like in today’s digital age (especially with teens!) Cultivating a positive self-image when you’re in the spotlight Staying true to yourself in the entertainment industry What it means to stand in your truth How Catt uses her platform to make a difference for women, at the risk of being blacklisted The women who stood with Catt during her departure with E!   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: thecattwalk.com Instagram: @iamcattsadler ; @theCATTWALK Youtube: Catt Sadler Listen: NAKED with Catt Sadler   Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Retreat   Sponsors: Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Dermalogica | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at dermalogica.com Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost30 Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Sanctuary World | sanctuaryworld.co or in app store Sanctuary Astrology   Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today we are joined with author of the book Keto Diet and founder of the wildly popular and trusted, Ancient Nutrition, Dr. Josh Axe!  Dr. Axe is a doctor of chiropractic, natural medicine doctor, and clinical nutritionist who also started a world renowned functional medicine center in Nashville, TN.     He begins by opening up about the journey his mom faced with cancer, and how this shaped his relationship with food and medicine. We dive into the many benefits of going keto, from hormone balancing to breaking that sugar addiction, and you’ll learn how to get started on this clean, anti-inflammatory diet. Dr. Axe’s appreciate for and knowledge of Chinese medicine had us taking copious notes for our own health.  The connection between food, emotions and organs is fascinating. We also discuss why herbs should be a staple in each of our homes .   We also talk about: Keto diet and herbs for hormonal balance (at all ages!) The relationship between foods and organ health Gut-brain connection & probiotic use (learn #1 probiotic we are missing!) The negative effects and overuse of antibiotics Strength vs. Cardio training vs. Interval training Personal growth in the way of helping others   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: draxe.com Instagram: @drchelseaaxe and @drjoshaxe Book: Keto Diet   Upcoming Events: September 19th 6:30-8:30 pm in Nashville, TN   Sponsors: Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Cured Nutrition | ALMOST30 for $10 off $50 or more at curednutrition.com Calm | Get 25% off a Calm premium subscription at www.calm.com/almost30 Pair of Thieves | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off first order at pairofthieves.com/almost30 Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
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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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Modesto Gonzalez

Karla Camarillo 1..2

Jan 30th
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