The Kin Show

The Kin Show
A podcast that explores the intricacies of the human heart: faith, relationships, spirituality, parenthood, love, and more..

Allow me to introduce you to: the God of Surprises
Jun 19 • 19 min
On today’s episode of the Kin podcast, I’m talking about the God of Surprises. So many of us stick to the spiritual formation we received in grade school, but did you ever consider growing your relationship with God just as you do with other people as you…
Can weakness be a *good* thing? [with Shannon Evans]
Jun 12 • 58 min
On episode 23, I speak to Shannon Evans, a spiritual writer exploring the connection between our relationships with God and the world. It was SO FUN to speak with Shannon! Tune in to hear us discuss everything from the spiritual beauty behind weakness to…
My heart is broken (but you can help heal it)
Jun 5 • 25 min
It’s episode 22 of the Kin podcast, and I’m discussing a question that changed my life: “What breaks your heart?” In particular, I share how I answer that question, the thing that breaks my heart, and a simple exercise to “fix” it. Thanks for tuning in!
Dear husband, I see you
May 29 • 25 min
Episode 21 is a kind of “happy birthday” episode. Today is JJ’s birthday! And in honor of his big day, I decided to share some thoughts on sharing a life with someone, on partnering with someone long-term, on marriage, and of course, on love.
Mindfulness: A better life for zero dollars
May 24 • 27 min
It’s episode 20! How did that happen?! Feels like a big milestone. And to celebrate, I’m bringing back a topic that has proved to be very popular in the past: mindfulness. See, a few years ago, I released a series on mindfulness which thousands of people…
Looking at you, Future Self
May 16 • 24 min
On episode 19, we talk about Thor and his mom. Yeah, Thor, the superhero. Seriously. The gem of advice Thor’s mom gave him got me thinking about our future selves, and ways we can do a better job of serving that future self — even when we’re not quite…
Permission to make mistakes? (+ the 4 worst mistakes I’ve made)
May 11 • 28 min
On episode 18, we’re talking about a super cringe-worthy topic: mistakes. Don’t we all loooove to make mistakes? Not. Particularly, this episode is about giving ourselves the permission to make mistakes—and the impact that can have in our lives. (Special…
A (very unexpected) lesson after losing someone
May 9 • 21 min
Episode 17 is on a topic I never expected (or wanted to) discuss at all, but sometimes life throws you a curveball, right? Today’s episode is about the very unexpected lesson I learned when I lost my grandmother this past weekend.
How to make soul friends (and keep them)
Apr 29 • 30 min
Episode 16 is all about friendship—but a very specific type of friendship I call “soul friendship.” I’m talking about the kind of friends you do life with, who support you, love you and are there to steer you back toward shore when you’re veering off…
A startup founder with a seeker vibe [with Adii Pienaar]
Apr 18 • 58 min
On episode 15, I speak to Adii Pienaar about his venture-backed startup and how his journey as a seeker influences his leadership style. We also dive into his newfound love for poetry and the self-care habits that keep him performing his best as a father…
A primer on centering prayer
Apr 11 • 25 min
This episode is all about centering prayer — what it is, what it isn’t, how to do it, and why it’s my absolute favorite practice. This practice isn’t for everyone. If *meditation* isn’t for everyone, centering prayer, when you add that spiritual layer on…
Stop trying + start trusting: discerning God’s will
Apr 5 • 18 min
On episode 13, let’s talk choices… How we choose? How do you decide between a few choices when you have no idea what follows either path? How do you decide knowing you want to pay close attention to what God wants for your life? How do we discern the will…
Bedazzling the hard parts of parenthood [update with Mayi Carles]
Mar 29 • 67 min
Episode 12 of the Kin podcast is an update with Mayi Carles! We last spoke to Mayi in episode 6, so now we get to hear what’s been going on over the past three years. Namely, we’ll discuss how she’s learned to bedazzle the hard parts of parenthood and…
They said it, not me: 5 quotes that actually moved me
Mar 22 • 20 min
This episode is all about quotes—but not just any quotes. I’m talking about quotes that actually moved me to my core. In this 20-minute show, I’ll share the five quotes that made a huge difference in my life and have changed the way I perceive other…
Can I trust myself with you? The anatomy of boundaries
Mar 15 • 28 min
Ever have issues with a relationship? YEP, probably today! I don’t know a single person that doesn’t have some kind of relationship problem with someone in their lives. So today’s episode is all about boundaries, limits you can put in place to make your…
I’m not crying, you’re crying: My experience with post-weaning depression
Mar 6 • 26 min
The most personal episode I’ve recorded thus far, and by popular demand, actually. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the poll I put up about this week’s episode, and every single person that voted wanted to hear about this topic, literally 100% of…
Is sacrifice really such a bad thing?
Feb 28 • 18 min
In today’s episode, I’m covering something close to my heart these past few years, something I’m learning to cozy up to a little more each day, and that’s sacrifice. It may not be the hottest topic, it may not be that much fun, but it’s actually one of…
On serving others (and the backstory behind this show)
Feb 22 • 16 min
You’re listening to the Kin podcast, episode number seven. I’m Marcella Chamorro, your host, and in this episode we’ll talk about why it’s so important that YOU exercise your creativity—and I’ll go behind the scenes of how I convinced myself of the same…
How motherhood increases creativity [with Mayi Carles]
Feb 13 • 61 min
On episode six of the Kin show, I’m publishing a conversation with artist Mayi Carles from 2016. At the time, her child was just a few months old, and she was starting the return to her work as an artist at the time we spoke. I loved her approach to how…
Five slamdunk affirmations for kids (+ you)
Feb 6 • 20 min
You’re listening to the Kin podcast, episode five. I’m Marcella Chamorro, and in this episode I’m sharing five slamdunk affirmations I’ve taught my children. Bonus: they’re not only great for kids—they’re wonderful for you, too. Thanks for tuning in!
Ay-oh: Unexpected spiritual inspiration from Freddie Mercury
Jan 31 • 18 min
During this episode, we’ll discuss a topic I think about probably way too often, but it’s also a topic I don’t think others may not think about enough: purpose. Specifically, let’s talk about what the actual purpose is of the things we do, what certain…
Turning toward God during life’s most difficult moments [with Mario Callejas]
Jan 23 • 54 min
In this episode we’re going deep, covering a topic, frankly, I’m terrified of: how to turn toward God instead of away from God during life’s most difficult moments. This is an interview, the first interview on the Kin podcast!, with someone very special…
Do you ever feel like this? Hooked on achievement? Me too.
Jan 16 • 26 min
This episode is about a topic that, for years, I get asked about a ton in person and via email from readers of my blog: achievement. Particularly, identifying too strongly with achievement and not knowing how to unhook from it.
Grab a cup of coffee, it’s the Kin show
Jan 11 • 18 min
You’re listening to the Kin podcast, episode number UNO. I’m Marcella Chamorro, and in this episode I’ll share what this podcast is about, the one unexpected thing that brought me closer to God and helped me finally understand the term “unconditional…