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Author: Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik

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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.

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213 Episodes
Ep. 212 - The Archetype Diet: Finding Body Balance Through Food, Feelings + Spirituality with Dana James
Today on Almost 30, the intelligent, quick-witted Dana James joins us! Dana is a triple certified nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner and cognitive behavioral therapist. She is a big believer in addressing both the tangible and intangible, and places self-worth at the center of the weight-loss conversation. Dana is the founder of Food Coach NYC, where she has helped over three thousand women decode their body fat. In our conversation today, the three of us talk about the four different archetypes from her book, The Archetype Diet, and what each archetype works best with when it comes to food, lifestyle, and exercise. Dana also shares her own journey with health and nutrition, and how she got into this line of work.   We also talk about: Reprogramming what we eat Examples from different clients Dana has seen The role of metabolism with hormones Paying attention to the gut microbiome The subconscious and the role it plays   Stress reducing practices + your sense of self What it’s like to work with Dana The archetypes for men   Find more to love at!   Resources: Learn more: ; Instagram: @danajames Read: The Archetype Diet   Upcoming Events: May 4th: London with Millana Snow May 7th: London with Peta Kelly May 9th: London with Jenna Zoe May 30th: Denver with Natalie Miles   Sponsors: Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at Poo~Pourri | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at What Do You Meme? | Right now you can get “For the Girls” for 15% off when you go to  and search “For the Girls Adult Party Game” and type in code ALMOST30 at checkout Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Ep. 211 - The LA Foster Care System, Social Work + How We Can Help
We are so grateful for today’s episode and today’s guest, sharing her story and providing an inside look at what it’s like to be a social worker in the foster care system today. On a previous episode, we had mentioned how we’d like to be educated more on the foster care system, and an incredible member of #almost30nation reached out to share her story. This conversation today is emotional, insightful, and is sure to offer you a clearer picture of the field of social work and the world foster kids live in today.   Words from our guest: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working and residing in Los Angeles County. I work with children, teenagers, and families with severe histories of trauma and mental illness. The children and families I work with are a part of the LA County foster care system. I support my clients by helping them process their trauma, empowering them to reach their full potential, advocating for their needs, navigating the foster care system, and guiding them through the roller coaster journey they are on. I have never met more resilient people than my clients, and they inspire me to do this challenging work and be the best version of myself day in and day out.   I am originally from the Bay Area and moved to the East Coast to complete my Master of Social Work (MSW) program at New York University. About 5 years ago, I moved to Los Angeles and began working within the LA County Department of Mental Health and Department of Children and Family Services. I was working with a 13 yr old female client who was very suicidal. I was going to her home 3-4 times weekly for therapy sessions to ensure she was safe, had someone to talk to, and could work through her suicidal thoughts. As our time was coming to an end, we wrote each other letters as part of our termination and goodbye process. In her letter to me she wrote, "thank you for letting me realize that life is worth living" THIS is the reason I do what I do.   Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it can change the world for one person. Honestly, that is what motivates me day in and day in. That is what I find so rewarding about my job. I know I am not going to “save” all my clients. I know some will fall through the cracks. But I also know that if I can make an impact on just one child, that I am helping change the world for that one person.   Statistics (from CASA organization): Foster youth in LA is 30,000 33% of California’s foster youth currently reside in LA County 73% of foster youth have spent two or more years in the system 38% of youth have had five or more foster care placements Less than 50% of foster youth graduate from high school and only 3% graduate from college 33% of girls in foster care become pregnant at least once by age 17 25% of youth aging out of foster care will be incarcerated within two years At age 19, 60% of former foster youth are unemployed 27% of the homeless population spent time in foster care Only 3% graduate from college Half of all young adults who age out of foster care end up homeless or incarcerated. 75% of young women in foster care report at least one pregnancy by age 21   We also talk about…   Being in court with her client + the back and forth of cases What drew her to the field of social work Educating others on the foster care system + the money involved in fostering Vetting to be a foster parent How a child ends up in the foster care system Signs of abuse to look out for Working with rauma Preparing for a child a loving family The types of therapies that she uses with her clients Fost-Adopt + adoption and how to go about it in the US The process to work in social work Figuring out boundaries and self-care How we can help   Find more to love at!   Resources: Watch: How The Brain Can Change ; Christian the Lion Short Term 12 Nadine Burke on Trauma CASA   Upcoming Events: May 4th: London with Millana Snow May 7th: London with Peta Kelly     Sponsors: Quip | Right now, you can get your first refill pack for free with a quip ole citric toothbrush by using the code ALMOST30 on Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at Article | for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at Get ready L.A., Stacks House is about to make it rain. Ladies, you’re going to love this! It’s a pop-up with a purpose to make financial literacy fun...Opening doors in DTLA on April 17 and running for just 5 weeks. At Stacks House, you can… Knock out your debt aggression, take a wild ride in the Retirement Rodeo, Groom Your Side Hustle in the Stacks Salon, Make Money Moves that lead to your best life, Reflect on your future in the Money Infinity Room! Relax with some sippy in the beautiful Gold Bar. Presented by She Stacks and Zelle, In partnership with Charles Schwab, Day Owl and Bulletin. Tickets available at – use the code Almost30 and receive a special “close the gap” 21% off tickets - through May 1! The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 210 - Live with Lacy Phillips: Manifesting, Magnetizing + The Shadow Self
Everyone stop what you are doing. She’s back. Lacy Phillips!!  This master of manifestation joins us LIVE at Soho House in West Hollywood to talk all things, well, manifestation! Our dear friend and former podcast guest, Millana Snow of Wellness Official, asked us to co-host an elevated summer series.   In this episode, you will hear our chat with Lacy, as well as a riveting, inspiring, and relatable Q&A. Questions covered relationships with others, fostering romantic relationships, magnetizing money, all the way to manifesting your dream life. This conversation is real and in-the-moment.  Attendees, including us, are figuring out blocks and triggers, just like you. Lacy is so grounded, loving, and honest in her answers, offering so much help to the audience– and you!– to truly expand into alignment.   We also talk about…   How Lacy grew up + beginning to understand manifestation Getting the signs to teach manifestation Taking a critical look at your shadow self + reparenting Opening up to receive and magnetize more money Recognizing and calling in expanders What the “dark” period is + how to come out the other side of it Where to begin with manifestation Working through trauma and EMDR Revisiting phases in reparenting work Being in the process of expansion in business Figuring out your shadow trigger words Determining the clarity of what you want Using Human Design as a tool   Find more to love at!   Resources: Learn more: (code ALMOST30 for 10% off your purchase) Instagram: @tobemagnetic Listen: Expanded Podcast Almost 30 Ep. 133 with Lacy Phillips Almost 30 Ep. 81 with Lacy Phillips   Upcoming Events: May 4th: London with Millana Snow May 7th: London with Peta Kelly   Sponsors: Dermalogica | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at Postmates | Use code ALMOST30 for $100 worth of delivery credit for the first seven days on postmates! Download the free app now! Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at 99 Designs | for $25 off your first design contest The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 209 - The Truth About Burnout, Imposter Syndrome, and Paving Your Path Financially with Nicole Lapin
Nicole Lapin, the NYT bestselling author of Rich Bitch and Boss Bitch and the host of Hatched on CBS, is BACK. Nicole is our go-to gal for everything finance, money management, and financial empowerment. She helps take the shame and guilt out of financial wellness, and creates space for feeling good about our money decisions and desires. If you haven’t listened to our first episode with Nicole, be sure to check it out! In our conversation today, Nicole shares the inspiration behind her books, dealing with the grief surrounding her father’s death, and the BS around money, dating, and doing it all, especially as women. PLUS Nicole answers questions from Almost 30 Nation!   We also talk about…   Where Nicole’s financial grit came from How Nicole recovered from serious burnout Happiness and success being fluid Reframing your mindset on your job Interviewing Justin Beiber + other celebs at the start of her career Dealing with imposter syndrome Paving the way as a female entrepreneur + refusing to cut her hair Student loans, 401k’s, Roth IRA’s and the money market Being an example for yourself and your children Nicole’s dating life + masculine and feminine energy   Find more to love at!   Resources: Learn more: Instagram: @nicolelapin Money School code ALMOST30, @nicolelapin's new online course #TheMoneySchool is out–give (or get!) the gift of financial fitness this year using our code for $50 off your tuition! Head on over to to learn more! Check out: The Boss School Read: Rich Bitch ; Boss Bitch Listen: Almost 30 Ep. 129 ft. Nicole Lapin Watch: Hatched   Upcoming Events: May 4th: London with Millana Snow May 7th: London with Peta Kelly     Sponsors: Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at Away | Use code ALMOST30 for $20 off a suitcase at Calm | Get 25% off a Calm premium subscription at Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 208 - A Hilarious Conversation on Hollywood, Dad-Life, and Marriage with Jerry O’Connell
#Almost30nation!!  Give it up for Jerry O’Connell!  Jerry is a mega talented actor, hilarious and humble human, and a stellar dad and husband.  He made his acting debut in the iconic film Stand By Me and has been working consistently ever since.  What we love about Jerry is the levity and passion he brings to every opportunity.  He is eager to learn, whether in front of the camera acting, or behind it directing.  He is generous with his time and quick to help those in and out of the business. His mark on Hollywood is constantly evolving and we’re pretty sure he is getting younger every year.  TELL US YOUR SECRETS, JERRY O. In our conversation today, we talk about working in the entertainment industry, relationships and marriage, and what it was like starring in an iconic movie at such a young age.     We also talk about…   Guest starring on Workaholics Pregnancy and having children Drinking in relationships Jerry dissects a recent dating experience that Lindsey had...uh oh! Fyre festival Eyebrow stories   Find more to love at!   Resources: Instagram: @mrjerryoc   Upcoming Events: 2019 Almost 30 Tour     Sponsors: Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at BarkBox | Get 1 FREE MONTH when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST30 to save $20 at HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 207 - Astrological Cycles + Your Soul’s Purpose with Danielle Paige
Today on the podcast, we are joined by intuitive astrologer and spiritual teacher, Danielle Paige. Danielle is able to connect mind, body, and soul through a cosmic lens.. Her soul’s mission in this lifetime is to help people gain more confidence and clarity on their purpose, path, and stepping into their power in a feminine way that is authentic to each soul she encounters. In today’s episode, Danielle shares her personal journey of healing, her transformation from lost to love, and she was generous enough to give Krista and Lindsey incredibly unique readings on air.  Surprise, surprise their charts are intensely connected! We also talk about how Danielle has accelerated healing by changing what she does for her body, her spiritual awakening, full moon rituals, and so much more.   We also talk about…   How difficult the past few years have been for Danielle + what she’s learned Finding faith in her hard times Working through old thought patterns How her breakup opened her up + looking back at the astrology around it Danielle reads Lindsey + Krista’s charts The astrological energy for 2019 Being more consciously aware of downloads   Find more to love at!   Resources: Learn more: Instagram: @iamdaniellepaige   Upcoming Events: 2019 Almost 30 Tour   Sponsors: Quip | for a free refill pack with your purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush Poo~Pourri | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at Third Love | Head to for 15% off! The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 206 - Sober Curious: A New Way to Think About Our Relationship with Alcohol with Ruby Warrington
The incredible writer and thought leader, Ruby Warrington is our guest today! Ruby is the brilliant goddess behind The Numinous, a cosmic lifestyle platform that updates all things "new age" for life in the Now Age. Ruby also works as a consultant, while other projects include "sober curious" event series “Club SÖDA NYC” and spiritual coaching program Moon Club. Also an author, Ruby’s first book Material Girl, Mystical World is the perfect guide to modern spirituality. Today, Ruby shares with us the reasons for writing her newest book, Sober Curious, and how she came to unlearn her mindless habit of consuming alcohol. We also talk about our relationship with alcohol and how it’s changed for us as we’ve grown, and dating while sober curious.   We also talk about…   Ruby’s event with us last year Who Ruby was before her sober curiosity struck Sitting in the discomfort + transitions of not drinking The acceptance of drinking + the negative focus of the UK Ways that Ruby finds her natural high The health benefits of not consuming alcohol Being in a sober curious relationship with her husband   Find more to love at!   Resources: Learn more: ; Instagram: @rubywarrington ; @the_numinous Read: Sober Curious ; Material Girl, Mystical World Check out: Club SODA NYC   Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email    Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853   Sponsors: Lola | Use code ALMOST30 for 60% off your 1st order at Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at Postmates | Use code ALMOST30 for ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS of free delivery credit for your first 7 days when you download the Postmates app Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 205 - Pregnancy + Postpartum: Optimizing Nutrition and Harnessing Your Power with Daniela Kende
Daniela Kende, holistic health coach and natural birthing expert, joins us on today’s episode. Daniela runs her coaching programs on the foundation that no one knows your body better than you do– how refreshing is that? She asks her clients to set aside their self-judgements, and give themselves permission to rebel against the rules of the popular “diets” out there. Daniela believes that by strengthening your intuition, you will begin to actually hear what your body needs. In today’s conversation, we go deep into nutrition while pregnant and trying to get pregnant– what to eat, what to pay attention to, and ultimately figuring out what works best for you. Daniela also shares her own personal pregnancy journey, her labor story, what it’s been like since her daughter was born, and the conversation around having a natural birth at a hospital.   We also talk about…   Taking herbs during pregnancy Morning sickness What a doula is, and why Daniela decided to use one The different trimesters in pregnancy Other lifestyle changes and adaptations that she made while pregnant The benefits of delayed cord clamping + ingesting the placenta The effect on the pelvic floor Being a part of the motherhood community Daniela’s advice for moms and mom’s to be   Find more to love at!   Resources: Learn more: Instagram: @danielakende Designs for Health vitamins Read: The First Forty Days by Amely Greeven ; Guide to Childbirth by Ina May ; Natural Hospital Birth by Cynthia Gabriel     Upcoming Events: March 26th: Rachel Rosen Event College Tour: Email    Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853   Sponsors: Article | for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at Alterra Pure | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at Daily Harvest | Use code ALMOST30 for 3 FREE Cups in your first box at The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 204 - Sacred Acoustics: Connecting with Inner Guidance + Releasing Emotional Trauma through Binaural Beats with Karen Newell
Today we welcome Karen Newell to the show! Karen is the co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, alongside Eben Alexander (listen to our episode with him here), an author, and empowers others in their journeys of self-discovery. There’s so much that goes into sound, spirituality, and consciousness, and Karen does an incredible job at teaching and helping us understand it all. She shares how to enter and engage your own consciousness in order to connect to inner guidance, achieve inspiration, improve wellness and develop intuition. In our conversation we talk about what people experience when they incorporate binaural beats to their daily practice, the spiritual connection that is created when listening to the sounds, and the different types of brain waves we experience. Karen also shares with us her thoughts on using sound and tone for ADD and ADHD, and we hear all about Karen’s book, Living in a Mindful Universe.   We also talk about… How Karen began using sound in her meditations Meeting her different spirit guides + connecting with them Astral traveling + out of body experiences Why we chant and om in yoga practice Stored emotional trauma   Find more to love at!   Resources: Learn more: Youtube: Sacred Acoustics   Read: Living In A Mindful Universe   Upcoming Events: March 26th: Rachel Rosen Event College Tour: Email    Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853   Sponsors: Buffy | Go to use code ALMOST30 for $20 off Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 to save 25% off your first order. Visit peep and purchase our morning ritual essentials! Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Ep. 203 - International Women’s Day Panel: Balance Is BS with Jane Wurwand, Danika Brysha, Sara Tan, Deepica Mutyala, Krista Williams, and Lindsey Simcik
We are often asked what balance looks like for us, and honestly, we don’t know!  There is an incredible plus balance looks different to every person. We were part of an event put on by us, Youtube, and Dermalogica on International Women’s Day, surrounding the topic that balance is BS. Achieving balance in life is such a trendy thing to talk about, and at this event, we sat alongside other amazing women to debunk the idea of balance. The panel featured Danika Brysha, Sara Tan, Deepica Mutyala, and Jane Wurwand. Each woman offered so much value and insight to business, entrepreneurism, and this idea that balance is BS. We are so excited for you to give this episode a listen.   We also talk about…   Defining milestones for Jane What led Danika to the creation of Model Meals Deepica + Sara on creating boundaries The unsexy side of entrepreneurism and business Different missteps and mistakes we look back on How everyone balances work and personal life Advice for female founder just starting out     Find more to love at!   Resources: Follow each panelist on Instagram: @danikabrysha ; @saratan ; @deepica ; @janewurwand Danika’s self-care checklist   Upcoming Events: March 26th: Rachel Rosen Event College Tour: Email    Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853   Sponsors: Article | for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at Robinhood | Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters
Comments (11)


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

Britney Lee Elizabeth Smith

Nodes are nodules! I totes have the same fml lol

Jan 16th


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

Dec 9th

Ila Step

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

Nov 9th

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

Oscar Coward


Oct 7th

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


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

Morgan Allen

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

Feb 15th

Mell Wolfe

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

Feb 5th

Karla Camarillo

loved this one!

Nov 16th
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