Glimmering Podcast

Where we learn out loud to love deeply, grow successfully, and live justly.

About the show

We’re Leslie and Laura Camacho. We created the Glimmering podcast to help ourselves - and others - to think and talk about The Big Stuff. Join us as we learn out loud together on subjects ranging from marriage and mental health to politics and parenting. We’re committed to help each other love deeply, grow successfully, and live justly.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Help for the Newbie Work at Home Parents During the Pandemic Pandemonium

    Episode  |  March 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins

    In this episode we answer your hard questions about what it takes to survive being a brand new work at home parent!

  • There and Back Again - It is Reboot Time

    Episode  |  February 25th, 2020  |  49 mins 50 secs

    In this episode we are once again catching up after a long unintended break! Lots has happened to the Camachos since we were last here 6 months ago. While we skim over some of the low points of 2019, this episode is mostly a retrospective of Marriage Startup and Glimmering 1.0, plus a lot of excitement about the future of Glimmering and this podcast.

    Don’t worry! We’re not going anywhere. The archives will be disappearing, though, for the sake of family privacy. So go back and listen to your favorites (they’re at while you can! And if there are any you loved and want to hear again, email us and we will consider a re-release.

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  • All the writing is at

    Article  |  February 4th, 2020
    By Laura Camacho

    If you're looking for our writing, it's over there!

  • Ask Me Anything Dad; Plus Meet our New Co-Host!

    Episode  |  August 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins

    In this episode, Leslie and Sophia are launching the first of their new segment, called “Ask Me Anything Dad.” It’s a wide-ranging discussion with a 12 year old about beliefs, sexuality, and identity. If you’re a parent, or just someone who is curious about what’s going on in the minds of “kids these days” this could be gold for you.

  • Episode 88: Our First Easter since Leaving the Christian Church

    Episode  |  April 21st, 2019  |  42 mins 31 secs

    This year, we celebrated a religious Easter...outside of Christianity. It was completely new and wonderful!

  • Episode 87: A Dramatic Turn of Events!

    Episode  |  March 31st, 2019  |  44 mins 32 secs
    entrepreneurship, jobs, transitions

    A life update show! Leslie talks about being let go (getting fired) while maintaining friendships, Laura talks us through Alana's visions issue, and... well, that's more than enough really.

  • Episode 86: Kids and Media Consumption 101 - Let’s Start with the Science

    Episode  |  March 21st, 2019  |  57 mins 3 secs
    consumption, media, parenting, screen time

    Parenting in the digital age: what works for us, what doesn't, and why we aren't freaking out about screen time.

  • Episode 85: Media is the root of all heartache. Or is it?

    Episode  |  February 28th, 2019  |  50 mins 44 secs
    consumption, marriage, media

    In this episode, we talk about media consumption - what media held a deep influence in our early years, what’s been recently life-changing and what we’re currently enjoying.

    We talk about what it’s like to give ourselves permission to simply enjoy the media we love, and how it enriches our lives and relationships. And we wonder if we need to be more critical about our indulgences, making room for other activities.

  • Episode 84: Soul. Food. - From Food Shame to Mindful Eating

    Episode  |  February 6th, 2019  |  40 mins 49 secs
    consumption, eating disorders, mindful eating, mindfulness

    We talk about our personal hangups about food consumption, and practice some mindful eating right on the show.

  • Episode 83: Food Waste

    Episode  |  January 29th, 2019  |  51 mins 33 secs
    climate change, climate justice, consumption, environment, food waste, human justice, landfill, prison labor, single-use

    The food we don’t consume: why we don’t, where it goes, and how to do better - all through a “Live Justly” lens.

  • Episode 82: Dry January

    Episode  |  January 14th, 2019  |  28 mins 44 secs
    consumption, drinking, dryjanuary, mindfulness

    Leslie talks about his decision to forego alcohol for "Dry January."

  • Episode 81: Identity Wrap Up + 2018's Top Ten Extravaganza!

    Episode  |  December 30th, 2018  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Last thoughts on the Identity series and 2018.

  • Episode 80: Identity Part 4: Raise Up a Child

    Episode  |  December 18th, 2018  |  1 hr 16 mins

    How to do we help our kids answer the "Who Am I?" questions with clarity and authenticity?

  • Episode 79: Identity Part 3 - Scalzian Mystics

    Episode  |  December 11th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    christianity, identity series, parenting, spirituality

    In this episode, we talk about our spiritual identities. After 15 years of marriage, do we still share the same spiritual identity? Are we still even spiritually compatible?

  • Episode 78: Identity part 2 - The Parent Trap

    Episode  |  November 26th, 2018  |  57 mins 48 secs

    In this episode, we talk about Laura’s response to the “Who Am I?” question. Since she’s white, her answer doesn’t start with race; it’s about roles and responsibilities.

  • Episode 77: Identity Part 1 - Latino, like espresso

    Episode  |  November 19th, 2018  |  54 mins 33 secs

    Leslie looks into his mixed heritage, with some racial history lessons on the side.