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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.

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’s episode with Shaman Durek is MUCH anticipated.  Buckle up! We were ready and willing to go where we have not gone before and holy holy were we cracked open!  A spiritual guide and gifted healer, Shaman Durek acts as a bridge between the spiritual and physical planes, applies ancient spiritual wisdom, coupled with decades of devoted study and practice, to help bring success, happiness and healing into people's lives. He is also an author, activist and a women’s empowerment leader.   In our conversation today, Shaman Durek dives deep into his ideas on the “Queendom”, what the matrix truly is, and how women can and should be tapping into their power and intuition every moment of every day. Shaman Durek was so generous and gave Lindsey and Krista  incredibly powerful readings, which get especially personal and emotional, but open so much up for each of us.   We also talk about: Letting others serve you while you serve others Being data open The shifts and changes of health and wellness What Queens do + the you-first movement The parties that we need to be having for ourselves   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: shamandurek.com Instagram: @shamandurek Listen: Ancient Wisdom Today Podcast Preorder: Spirit Hacking by Shaman Durek   Upcoming Events: May 30th: Denver with Natalie Miles June 20th: Los Angeles with Bree Melanson July 27th: San Francisco with Lacy Phillips Almost 30 Retreat   Sponsors: SAKARA | Go to sakara.com/almost30 and use code ALMOST30 for $60 off your first order Banish | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off your first order at banish.com Cured Nutrition | ALMOST30 for $10 off $50 or more at curednutrition.com Skinny Dipped | use code ALMOST30 for 20% off + MIndful May on skinnydipped.com – throughout the month of May, Skinny Dipped is turning their Instagram into THE place to get inspired by all things wellness. Each week in May, one of the four female founders will be sharing their tips and tricks for how to stay balanced, healthy and in alignment. From nutrition tips and tricks to yoga flows, custom meditations and holistic beauty 101, you’ll find something to love and learn a little more about how this women-founded company nourishes and nurtures their bodies. Each week they’ll be hosting giveaways and they’ve also created a grand prize package for one lucky winner filled with TONS of goodies and lots of Skinny Dipped of course. Head over to @getskinnydipped on IG to learn more about how you can participate. What Do You Meme? | Right now, ALMOST 30 listeners can get 15% off of For The Girls on Amazon Prime! Just go to Amazon.com and search For The Girls Adult Party Game and make sure to enter the promo code ALMOST30 at checkout. Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Our guests today are Danika Brysha and Billy Haley! Danika is our dear friend and the founder and CEO of Model Meals, as well as a successful model.. Billy is a private chef and the owner of Culinary Recovery Foods. Together, the two toured the United States in 2018 to host The Brunch Series, a workshop style gathering to define and design self-care for each woman in attendance.  Lindsey and Krista had the privilege of attending the series in Boston and were blown away by how Danika’s vulnerability and strength empowered every woman there to take an honest look at where they could be taking better care of their mind, body and spirit.  In our conversation today, we hear from Danika and Billy in the middle of their conscious uncoupling, speaking on how that has been both healthy for their relationship together and incredibly painful at times.. This episode is for those trying to navigate relationships, those struggling to understand loved ones in recovery, for those in relationships where you aren’t sure of the outcome but know you need space, and for human beings who are dying to communicate honestly and openly with those they love most.. We are honored that Danika and Billy  chose our platform to share their experiences and current status   We also talk about: Planning out the Brunch Series Discovering their codependency dynamic Having intuitive hits in the relationship Shame from the past overpowering love from family and friends The importance of doing the work on yourself Mindful masculinity and what it means to Danika and Billy Using energy work and hypnotherapy to heal Recovery steps being applicable to anyone Billy’s relationship with a higher power Having real, honest conversations   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: danikabrysha.com ; culinaryrecoverfoods.com Instagram: @danikabrysha ; @culinaryrecovery Read: Codependent No More by Melody Beattie   Upcoming Events: May 30th: Denver with Natalie Miles June 20th: Los Angeles with Bree Melanson Almost 30 Retreat   Sponsors: Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more Calm | Get 25% off a Calm premium subscription at www.calm.com/almost30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today we are joined by Lauren Scruggs Kennedy, a business woman, NY Times Best-Selling Author, activist and blogger. Lauren’s story is one of extreme determination and growth after a tragic accident. Several years ago, Lauren was pulled into the propeller engine of a plane and lost her arm and her eye. In the wake of the accident, her faith in God and in herself is now unshakeable.  But it was a long road to get to where she is now. Lauren’s passion to bring hope, restore dignity, and ignite faith in girls and women with limb loss inspired the Lauren Scurggs Kennedy Foundation. The foundation provides beautiful cosmetic coverings for prostheses. In our conversation today, Lauren shares her personal journey with us all, the work she’s doing to help other women living with limb loss, and how her parent’s relationship influenced all of her future relationships.   We also talk about: What she learned from her parents choice to be vulnerable with her Her accident The fears from the aftermath of her accident Experiencing PTSD over a year after her accident EMDR sessions How Lauren met her husband, Jason Kennedy Building confidence + helping others do the same The Lauren Scruggs Kennedy Foundation The Beautifully Flawed Retreat she founded with Bethany Hamilton   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: laurenscruggskennedy.com ; lskfoundation.com Instagram: @laurenscruggs ; @thelskfoundation Read: Your Beautiful Heart ; Still LoLo   Upcoming Events: May 30th: Denver with Natalie Miles June 20th: Los Angeles with Bree Melanson   Sponsors: FitVine Wine | FitVine is offering 10% off your first order a www.FitVineWine.com. From now until August 4th, use code ALMOST30 at checkout to redeem your discount. Plus when you order a case, shipping is included! Silver Fern | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off your first order at silverfernbrand.com Casper | Get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting www.Casper.com/almost30 and using ALMOST30 at checkout Daily Harvest | Use code ALMOST30 for 3 FREE Cups in your first box at www.daily-harvest.com Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today, Krista shares her unique experience with ayahuasca  Just a few weeks ago, Lindsey shared her own personal ayahuasca experience, so be sure to give that one a listen, too!  The girls felt that it was important to share their own unique experiences, explain what scared them, what they found to be transformative and what wasn’t.  Even though Krista feels that she is still discovering her journey and receiving downloads on the lessons she’s meant to learn, she wanted to share her experience thus far.  For her, the most profound takeaways have been in the subtle moments. As always, this solo episode is as honest as it gets!   Krista talks about: Feeling the medicine call her The reservations that Krista had towards ayahuasca The three things to ask the medicine Allowing herself to operate from the heart Being shown her sexual traumas The power of saying “no” Calling in kindness Stretching her energetic field to a point of discomfort   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: hundredblog.com rythmialifeadvancementcenters.com Facebook: facebook.com/Hundredblog Instagram: @hundredblog   Upcoming Events: May 30th: Denver with Natalie Miles June 20th: Los Angeles with Bree Melanson   Sponsors: Woo More Play | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at www.woomoreplay.com   Banish | Use code ALMOST30 for $10 off your first order at banish.com Poo~Pourri | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at poopourri.com Pair of Thieves | Get 20% off when you visit pairofthieves.com/almost30 Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today we have Dr. Jeff McNairy from Rythmia joining us on the podcast. Dr. McNairy is bridging the gap between ancient modalities and western psychology through plant medicine practices. Dr. McNairy has worked in a variety of medical environments and seen the struggle individuals have when actually trying to heal. Through Dr. McNairy’s intense experience with the most desperate patient populations (addiction, acute mental health, and trauma), he has seen that the only real healing can come from within. In this conversation, recorded in Costa Rica at Rythmia, Dr. McNairy shares the medical perspective on what is happening in our brains and bodies while taking plant medicine, what about the medicine is creating the reprogramming, and his own personal journey of connecting with Gerard Powell and joining the team at Rythmia.   We also talk about: Jeff’s work at Passages Malibu Why we face our traumas while taking plant medicine Purging and why that happens How to dose ayahuasca The research aspects of plant medicine Jeff’s favorite stories from working at Rythmia Preparing for an ayahuasca experience   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: jeffmcnairy.com   Upcoming Events: May 30th: Denver with Natalie Miles June 20th: Los Angeles with Bree Melanson   Sponsors: HUM Nutrition | Use code ALMOST30NATION for 15% off at humnutrition.com Sweaty Betty | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at sweatybetty.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Further Food | Use code ALMOST30 for 30% off your purchase at shop.furtherfood.com/discount/ALMOST30 Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today Lindsey is riding solo and sharing her experience with the incredibly powerful plant medicine, Ayahuasca. A few weeks ago, both Krista and Lindsey traveled to Rythmia in Costa Rica for a healing ceremony led by last week’s guest, Gerard Powell– be sure to give his episode a listen! In today’s episode, Lindsey is coming on solo to share her full experience with ayahuasca; real, raw, and unapologetically.   Lindsey also talks about: The opportunity to experience ayahuasca Her first night experience at Rythmia The initial download that she received Learning it’s necessary to mother yourself Experiencing her own birth Following and expressing her feelings again Going to the ocean after the experience What Lindsey has been integrating since her experience   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: lindseysimcik.com Instagram: @lindseysimcik Read: Journey of Souls ; The Body Keeps The Score ; Daily Love   Upcoming Events: May 9th: London with Jenna Zoe May 30th: Denver with Natalie Miles June 20th: Los Angeles with Bree Melanson   Sponsors: Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com ; Mindful May – throughout the month of May, Skinny Dipped is turning their Instagram into THE place to get inspired by all things wellness. Each week in May, one of the four female founders will be sharing their tips and tricks for how to stay balanced, healthy and in alignment. From nutrition tips and tricks to yoga flows, custom meditations and holistic beauty 101, you’ll find something to love and learn a little more about how this women-founded company nourishes and nurtures their bodies. Each week they’ll be hosting giveaways and they’ve also created a grand prize package for one lucky winner filled with TONS of goodies and lots of Skinny Dipped of course. Head over to @getskinnydipped on IG to learn more about how you can participate. What Do You Meme? | What Do You Meme? | Right now, ALMOST 30 listeners can get 15% off of For The Girls on Amazon Prime! Just go to Amazon.com and search For The Girls Adult Party Game and make sure to enter the promo code ALMOST30 at checkout. Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more Poo~Pourri | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at poopourri.com Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
Today we are sitting down with Gerard Powell, the owner of Rythmia Life Advancement Center, a healing center in Costa Rica. In March we were able to spend time at Rythmia and had a plant medicine experience ourselves, and are so grateful for Gerard’s team helping us feel safe and supported. In this episode, Gerard shares his journey before welcoming in plant medicine, and how he now lives his life after experiencing the healing properties of ayahuasca. Gerard also talks about creating his healing center, and how he’s been able to help facilitate so many beginnings of others’ healing journeys as well.   We also talk about: The struggles Gerard faced early on in his life How he feels about his past self The surgeries that occur within a plant medicine ceremony Being true and authentic to yourself How to know when you’re ready to experience plant medicine   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: gerardarmondpowell.com ; rythmia.com Instagram: @rythmia_ ; @gerardarmondpowell   Upcoming Events: May 7th: London with Peta Kelly May 9th: London with Jenna Zoe May 30th: Denver with Natalie Miles June 20th: Los Angeles with Bree Melanson   Sponsors: Baked by Melissa | www.bakedbymelissa.com use code ALMOST30 for 15% OFF. Baked by Melissa’s exclusive Mother’s Day flavors include: Classic S’mores, Electric Tie-Dye, Strawberry Milkshake (made with real strawberries!), Sugar Cookie, Vanilla & Sprinkles, and Chocolate Blackout Cake Poo~Pourri | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at poopourri.com FitVine Wine | For Almost30 listeners, FitVine is offering 10% off your first order a www.FitVineWine.com. From now until August 4th, use code ALMOST30 at checkout to redeem your discount. Plus when you order a case, shipping is included! Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com Uqora | Use code ALMOST30 for 30% off at uqora.com Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
BECOMING.  RESPONSIBILITY.  WISDOM. IMPERFECT PRACTICE.  MOTHERHOOD. MEDITATION. Biet Simkin returns to Almost 30 nearly two years after we first spoke to her.  Since we have become dear friends and have collaborated and connected on a very deep level. She brought her daughter Cash to the studio, which made our entire year.  This child is other wordly and so beautiful.   Biet is one of only a handful of teachers in the U.S. qualified to bring meditation to the masses; featured in numerous popular media publications, Biet has led meditations at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, Sundance Film Festival, and luxury hotels from Los Angeles to the Amalfi Coast. She is a dear friend and a woman who inspires us to always dig deep and lean in to what is hard.  In our conversation today, Biet talks to us about breaking negative thought patterns, her new book, welcoming more abundance into her life, and so much more.   We also talk about: What pregnancy looked like for Biet The mindset around becoming a mother Shifting her mindset for allowing abundance in The connection she felt with her mother while being pregnant The Law of 7 What Biet’s new breathwork practices look like   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: bietsimkin.com Instagram: @guidedbybiet Read: Don’t Just Sit There Almost 30 ep 48 ft. Biet Simkin   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: Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com Calm | Get 25% off a Calm premium subscription at www.calm.com/almost30 Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 Third Love | Head to thirdlove.com/almost30 for 15% off! Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
HOLISTIC SEX. MASTURBATION. SEXUAL EDUCATION.  DISSOLVING THE SHAME. NON-JUDGEMENT. THE POWER OF THE BRAIN.  Here we go fam! The incredible Michelle Hope, sexpert and sexologist, joins us on the podcast today.  Michelle has developed a unique voice in helping people identify how sexuality is impacting their everyday relationships. It is Michelle’s goal to reach the masses to engage in real, raw and unapologetic conversations about sexuality. In our conversation today, the three of us talk about the current state of our education system and sex education, the prominent ideas of sex and sexuality, and reproductive oppression history. Michelle also brings up the spiritual variables that we don’t bring up often enough when it comes to sexuality and sex education, and why it’s so important to be talking about.   We also talk about: The interview that Michelle had on Whoreible Decisions regarding R.Kelly How to celebrate sexuality + the problem with porn in the United States The full spectrum of sexualization and sex health Shame around sex and how to remove it Achieving the orgasm you want Fight the patriarchy, get a vibrator   Talking about sex with your partner   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: mhsexpert.com Instagram: @mhsexpert Read: Venus In Furs by Ritter von Leopold Sacher-Masoch Listen: Whoreible Decisions ; Your Unapologetic Sexologist yourpodcastpro.com   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: Uqora | Use code ALMOST for 30% off at uqora.com/almost30 Lola | Use code ALMOST30 for 25% off all subscriptions at mylola.com Chosen Foods | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off at chosenfoods.com/almost30 What Do You Meme | Right now, ALMOST 30 listeners can get 15% off of For The Girls on Amazon Prime! Just go to amazon.com and search For The Girls Adult Party Game and make sure to enter the promo code ALMOST30 at checkout Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
CONSCIOUS RELATIONSHIPS.  THE SHADOW SELF. ENERGETICS.  WORTHINESS. Today we have a special one for you, Almost 30 Nation.  Krista was interviewed on a podcast recently, and it was too incredible not to share! Natalia Benson, an astrologer and women’s empowerment coach, interviewed Krista for her podcast in a segment called Power Babe Interviews. The two talk deeply about conscious relationships, growing in a relationship, and calling in those beautiful conscious partnerships. Krista also shares her struggle early on truly expressing herself and vocalizing her feelings, ways she stays centered, and being radically honest with herself in order to open even more opportunities up.   We also talk about: Krista’s story growing up + struggling with depression The concept around “deserving” Using tapping as a tool Acknowledging the shadow side of ourselves Energy management Krista’s advice for other women Natalia looks at Krista’s natal chart   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: nataliabenson.com Instagram: @natalia_benson Check out Krista’s blog: hundredblog.com Chat with us on FB: *Secret* Almost 30 Podcast Group Facebook: facebook.com/Hundredblog Instagram: @hundredblog     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: Article | www.article.com/ALMOST30 for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more Daily Harvest | Use code ALMOST30 for 3 FREE Cups in your first box at www.daily-harvest.com Woo More Play | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off at www.woomoreplay.com   Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% your first order at koparibeauty.com Four Sigmatic | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/almost30 Almost 30 is edited by Crate Media
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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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