Glimmering Podcast

Glimmering Podcast

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Where we learn out loud to love deeply, grow successfully, and live justly.
Episode 79: Identity Part 3 - Scalzian Mystics
Dec 11 • 66 min
In this series, we’re learning about identity by asking a foundational question, “Who am I?” We want to better understand how culture and social conditioning have influenced our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. What should we embrace at…
Episode 78: Identity part 2 - The Parent Trap
Nov 26 • 57 min
In this series, we’re learning about identity by asking a foundational question, “Who am I?” We want to better understand how culture and social conditioning have influenced our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. What should we embrace at…
Episode 77: Identity Part 1 - Latino, like espresso
Nov 19 • 54 min
In this episode, Leslie explains why "Where are you from?" is a question only satisfied by an answer that explains the origin of his brownness. He talks about his biracial struggle: not white enough for the white half of the family, and not brown enough…
Episode 76: Catching up with Life, The Universe, and Community
Nov 12 • 73 min
In this episode, we take a moment to thank our veterans (and their families) for their sacrifice and service, and promise to Never Forget. Laura gives a quick rundown of midterm election wins and points you to the Small Victories letter which lists how we…
Episode 75: Leslie Votes - Live
Oct 31 • 70 min
In this episode, Leslie goes through his ballot, following Laura’s Voters’ Guide. Laura talks about her research for the Guide and Leslie adds his own research and opinions to the conversation. We have two important races that will have repercussions for…
Episode 74: Laura’s Mid-term Election Guide
Oct 28 • 50 min
In this episode, we learn about why the 2018 midterms are so important, how to be an informed voter, and what all we can do to get out the vote for 2018. Laura walks us through her strategy and approach to researching candidates and ballot measures. We…
Episode 73: Easter for the Broken
Apr 1 • 41 min
In this episode we commiserate with all our friends and listeners who’ve struggled through Easter this year. In the process, we take a hard look at what Easter means to us, the doubts we have, and what we wish Easter meant to more people, especially the…
Episode 72: Laura’s Sabbatical, the Importance of Holding Space
Jan 29 • 49 min
In this episode, we talk about Laura’s plans for a sabbatical. She’s finished her year-long coaching certification courses, but instead of diving straight into paying work, she has found she needs to take a step back and do a lot of internal work first.…
Episode 71: A Personal Response to White Frustration and Thoughts on Being a Good Ally
Dec 31, 2017 • 97 min
In this episode, we talk about an interaction Leslie had on Facebook with a frustrated guy he went to highschool with. Leslie runs through the interchange and interjects his thoughts and experiences. Laura follows up with what she’s learned about being a…
Episode 70: #MeToo and You
Dec 10, 2017 • 68 min
We take a personal look at the rapidly changing view of sexual harassment and assault in the USA, starting with our own experiences. We want to know how it impacts our partnership, how we should be talking about #MeToo with our kids, and what we can…
Episode 69: Things We’re Thankful for, Like Successful Family Vacations, but We also Talk about Tax Reform
Nov 21, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode, We talk about our family vacation to the Great Wolf Lodge, vacations for depressed parents, Magda’s holiday sanity project called Coffee & Eggnog, the Holiday Survival Plan, and some other random things that are making life easier or…
Episode 68: Knowing is Half the Battle. The Other Half is Activism
Nov 5, 2017 • 63 min
This is the third and final part of the Awkward Social Justice series. In this episode, we talk about how to take everything we’ve discussed in the first two episodes of this series and channel those things into meaningful action and change. We’re taking…
Episode 67: Learning to Live Justly
Oct 16, 2017 • 54 min
This is part 2 of the Awkward Social Justice series, where we explore our history as non-activists; trace our inroads into civic engagement and social justice issues; and finally offer a encouragement and resources for others who are just getting started.…
Episode 66: Waking Up to Social Justice, a Family History
Oct 8, 2017 • 61 min
This is part 1 of the Awkward Social Justice series, where we explore our history as non-activists; trace our inroads into civic engagement and social justice issues; and finally offer a encouragement and resources for others who are just getting started.…
065 – Something Old, Something New
Sep 26, 2017 • 50 min
Show Summary In the final episode of Marriage Startup, we talk about what made the podcast important to us, what we learned, and what we’re taking with us into the new podcast. Yes! The new Glimmering Podcast. It’s a continuation of the transparent,…
064 – Emotional Labor Pt. 4: Success is a Journey
Apr 18, 2016 • 60 min
Show Summary We wrap up our Emotional Labor series with a look at all we’ve been through, how we’ve improved, and recognition that this is probably a life-long work in progress. Leslie gets endearingly ranty about a favorite soapbox topic, Laura talks…
063 – Emotional Labor Pt. 3: A Pause for Introspection
Mar 25, 2016 • 46 min
Show Summary We pause to consider what we’ve learned about Emotional Labor. Laura digs deeper into the problems she’s encountered because of the connection she made between work ethic and approval (and perhaps more importantly, disapproval). Leslie shares…
062 – Emotional Labor Pt. 2: The Great Divide, What Makes Division of Labor Difficult for Entrepreneurs
Mar 4, 2016 • 64 min
Show Summary We do our best to figure out why we work together so well in our business but why we revert back to a terrible, draining, backwards 1950s style when it comes to home & family. In part one we succeeded in figuring out what the big picture…
061 – Emotional Labor Pt. 1: What are we even talking about?!!!
Feb 26, 2016 • 62 min
Show Summary In this episode, we are dig into Emotional Labor, a major issue that impacts our relationships at home and work in deep, unexpected ways. This is a complex topic, often weighed down by years of bad habits, gender equality issues, and…
060 – Cold & Flu, Winners & Losers
Feb 16, 2016 • 26 min
Show Summary In this episode, we catch up from being sick for weeks on end. We’ll also announce the winner of the Baron Fig notebook give away and our last giveaway of the “new year.” You don’t want to miss it, especially if there is a business you’re…
059 – The Power of Choice; Know Your Love Languages
Jan 26, 2016 • 61 min
Show Summary In this episode we respond to feedback from our listeners. First up is a thoughtful response to “Soldiering through our emotions” from Molly. Then, we dissect and discuss an article a listener linked us to. We round out the show with…
058 – What to do when Tragedy Derails Your Plans & Life – An Interview with Joel Boggess from Relaunch
Jan 18, 2016 • 25 min
Show Summary In this episode Joel and Leslie talk husband to husband, human to human about what to do when tragedy derails your plans and impacts your life. It’s genuine, heartfelt, and practical. Joel’s advice is also unexpected and deeply humanizing.…
057 – The Power of Turtle Speed & 3 Steps for Successful Transition
Jan 12, 2016 • 62 min
Show Summary In this episode we announce the winner of last week’s Bullet Journal giveaway and announce this week’s giveaway: a Wild Goose Guidance gift certificate for a free reading! Laura updates us on how she’s come back to her Wild Goose Guidance…
056 – Happy 2016! It’s Okay to Start Slow. Really.
Jan 4, 2016 • 27 min
Show Summary In this episode, Leslie talks about his plans to go slow and build momentum in the New Year. There’s no need to beat yourself up with resolutions and goals in the first couple weeks of January! We invite you to take the time to understand who…
055 – A Year of Grace; A Year of Gratitude
Dec 26, 2015 • 40 min
Show Summary In this episode, Leslie has collected 5 thoughtful questions for us to reflect on as a way to say goodbye to 2015 and set the foundation for 2016. This isn’t about goals and accomplishments; it’s about ending the year with a full heart and…
054 – 2015 Goals, What We Accomplished, What We Didn’t, and What We Learned
Dec 20, 2015 • 63 min
Show Summary We take a critical look at the goals we set for 2015 using Michael Hyatt’s Best Year Ever System. We’ll review what we accomplished, examine the reasons we missed some, and most importantly, pull out the most valuable lessons we learned.…
053 – Christmassing – Making the Holidays Our Own
Dec 12, 2015 • 53 min
Show Summary In this episode we recount the painful story of Christmas 2014 and use the workbook called Get Christmased to start owning our Christmases. It’s pretty heavy – Laura cries. But by the end, we have some definite forward momentum. Whether or…
052 – Culture vs. Values Pt. 3 – The Culture Mudpit
Dec 5, 2015 • 70 min
Show Summary In this series, we’re exploring what it means to stick to your values while being free to let your culture change… sometimes daily. We based this discussion off Matt Blumberg’s wonderful article, The Difference Between Culture and Values.…
051 – A Thankful Pause
Nov 27, 2015 • 26 min
Show Summary We pause from our normal schedule to give thanks. No music, no production, just two mics and a thankful posture. We’ll return with a “normal” show next week. Support Glimmering Podcast
050 – Culture vs. Values Pt. 2, An Open Discussion
Nov 21, 2015 • 71 min
Show Summary In this series, we’re exploring what it means to stick to your values while being free to let your culture change… sometimes daily. We based this discussion off Matt Blumberg’s wonderful article, The Difference Between Culture and Values.…
049 – Culture vs. Values or, Why Simple is Difficult. Pt. 1
Nov 13, 2015 • 57 min
Show Summary We explore what it means to stick to your values while being free to let your culture change… sometimes daily. Culture and values is something that people, not just owners, get mixed up on a regular basis. Its also difficult to make them…
048 – Growing Good Things, How We Escaped Self-Centered Exhaustion
Nov 6, 2015 • 56 min
Show Summary In this episode, we discuss an article from the Harvard Graduate School of Education that outlines some principles for raising kind, ethical, caring children. We explore what it means to expand one’s circle of concern, and what we can do to…
047 – Turning 40 & Getting Caught Up
Oct 16, 2015 • 68 min
Show Summary In our last “summer slowdown” episode, we go retrospective and introspective. We talk about our long-anticipated weekend away to Owner Camp in Seattle: how nice it was to be just adult selves for the first time in a long time, and about the…
046 – Marriage Kaizen & Fighting in Front of the Kids (or not)
Sep 8, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary In this episode we dig into an old but new-to-us concept called Kaizen that helps us streamline our approach to life, business, and marriage. We’ll let you know briefly what we’ve been up to since the last episode, and we’ll answer a listener…
045 – It’s a Trap!
Aug 4, 2015 • 57 min
Show Summary We attempt to disarm a trap we set for ourselves, where we try to cover our insecurities by demanding respect, especially from our kids, and the damage that can cause. The episode is a behind the scenes interview with Laura on her article…
044 – Productivity Tools & Health Update; Summer Podcast Schedule & the State of the Startup
Jul 7, 2015 • 41 min
Show Summary Leslie answers a listener question about productivity tools and just manages to avoid going completely down the rabbit hole; Laura gives a brief health update; and we discuss the podcast Summer Schedule and what it means for Marriage Startup…
043 – Questions & Answers with Dr. Marc Wagner
Jun 23, 2015 • 45 min
Show Summary In this episode, Dr. Marc Wagner of BioFlourish answers a few questions from listeners about Functional Medicine and Human Flourishing. He offers info on how to find someone like him in your area, and discusses Leslie’s progress a bit more…
042 Rise to the Challenge pt.3, Leslie and Adrenal Fatigue
Jun 10, 2015 • 46 min
Show Summary In this episode, Dr. Marc Wagner of BioFlourish discusses Leslie’s health assessment and food/mood log. It’s another deep dive with lots of fancy vocabulary! We’ve tried to flesh out the resources for you below, and we encourage you to…
041 – The Magic of Same-sex Friendships
Jun 2, 2015 • 44 min
Show Summary In this episode, we answer a listener question and talk about our different circles of friends and acquaintances. Noting that we cannot be Everyone and Everything to each other and that marriage cannot be lived in a vacuum of just two people,…
040 – Rise to the Challenge pt.2, Laura’s Health Assessment
May 25, 2015 • 56 min
Show Summary In this episode, Dr. Marc Wagner of BioFlourish discusses Laura’s health assessment and food/mood log. It gets pretty heavy, pretty fast – so hold on tight! We’ve tried to flesh out the resources for you below, and we encourage you to contact…
039 – Pause & Praise
May 19, 2015 • 31 min
Show Summary In this episode we press pause because we need a breather. It’s been a rough four weeks and this past week was especially challenging ending with one of the worst weeks in the twelve year history of our marriage. Ugh. We reset by giving…
038 – Rise to the Challenge pt.1, Understanding the Food – Performance Connection
May 12, 2015 • 54 min
Show Summary We begin season 3 with a deep dive into our health. We’re going on a health adventure with our friend Dr. Marc Wagner in search of what Aristotle called eudaemonia, or “Human Flourishing”. Dr. Wagner puts it like this. “It’s a journey…
037 – Invest in Love (Subtle, Sublime)
Apr 27, 2015 • 60 min
Show Summary We discuss why we don’t compromise with each other or in their marriage. In this episode we explain how we invest in each other instead. It’s also the end of season 2, talk about what to expect at the start of season 3 (May 11), and there may…
036 – Compromise, the Champion of Mediocrity
Apr 21, 2015 • 42 min
Show Summary In this episode, we discuss why we don’t compromise with each other, and why we think that’s healthy for our marriage. Strong opinions, we have them! Are you pro or con compromise? Please let us know what your experience has been! Show News…
035 – 2015 1st Quarter Retrospective
Apr 13, 2015 • 72 min
Show Summary In this episode, Laura and I interview each other about how the year is going so far for each of us individually, professionally, and as a couple using Leslie’s goto “Retrospective” format. The Retrospective questions: What should I stop…
034 – Podcastus Interruptus or “It Won’t Happen Naturally”
Apr 9, 2015 • 34 min
Show Summary In this episode we talk about what it means to keep plans and goals flexible and when to hold your ground. The past few weeks have been tough; this is how we’ve held things together and what we’ve let go. We also announce a change to our…
033 – Meet the VALUES!
Apr 2, 2015 • 60 min
Show Summary We take a look at our Innermetrix VALUES Index results and see if it helps us understand the why behind our behaviors. Will this look at our “seven dimensions of value” helps us appreciate our partners and ourselves in new ways? Or is it mere…
032 DISC Profiles for Better Marriage Communication
Mar 26, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary We take a look at our DISC Assessment Profile results and see if it helps us understand each other better. SPOILER: It does! Go take it! This information would have saved us a lot of miscommunication and frustration if we had when we got…
031 – Sometimes You Have to Say No – A Short Lesson on Priorities & Context Switching.
Mar 20, 2015 • 27 min
Show Summary In this episode, we explain why we diverted from our original topic in favor completing other work. If you’re building something new this is a critical lesson and one that you will have relearn many times. At least, we’ve had to relearn it…
030 – Listener Feedback Show #2!
Mar 13, 2015 • 40 min
Show Summary In this episode, it’s all about you, our faithful listeners! On this, our second Listener Feedback show, we give shoutouts for iTunes reviews; discuss ideas and suggestions made by a couple listeners; and give our personal answer to a…
029 – 30-day Miracle Morning Challenge, Our Living Review
Feb 26, 2015 • 66 min
Show Summary In this episode, we wrap up our living review of the Miracle Morning and 5 Minute Journal daily routine. Laura confesses she hasn’t even finished the book, but that hasn’t stopped her from trying to implement the practice. Leslie details his…
028 Until Misalignment Do Us Part or What Leslie’s 39 Year Old Self Would Tell his Well Intentioned but Naive 29 Year Old Self about Marriage
Feb 20, 2015 • 57 min
Show Summary In this episode, Leslie shares his story about the vow we made early on in our relationship, and how losing sight of it in his professional life cost him. Laura chimes in with her own perspective during that time. Show Resources Haywire…
027 More than the Sum of our Hearts
Feb 12, 2015 • 43 min
Show Summary In this episode, we talk about an important vow that Laura and I made early on in our relationship, and how it has served us in our marriage. Laura shares her story, romantic history if you will, as way to explain how she arrived at this…
026 – Glimmering – the Company We’re Starting and its Messy, Wonderful, Beginning
Feb 5, 2015 • 60 min
Show Summary In this episode, we pull the curtain off Glimmering way before it is done so you can see all the stuff we go through in the process of starting our new businesses. It’s raw, honest, and this week Laura cries. Show Resources The Miracle…
025 Living the Miracle Morning, Every Morning, at 5am
Jan 29, 2015 • 57 min
Show Notes In this episode, we use the 5 Minute Journal writing prompts as a framework to discuss how the implementation of our Miracle Morning practice is going. Leslie experiences a huge, emotional breakthrough live on the show and begins his Cry Count…
024 It’s 5am. Where’s My Miracle?!!!
Jan 22, 2015 • 54 min
Show Summary In this episode, we give an overview of the book called The Miracle Morning that is shaping how we begin our days. We talk about the 5 Minute Journal, a painless way to develop the discipline of daily writing. And of course, we’ll end by…
023 New Year, New Goals, New You, New Season, Best Year Ever?
Jan 15, 2015 • 66 min
Show Summary In this episode we recap our “month” off and explain why we’re never taking that much time off again. We go over the theme for season 2 and our schedule (hint: Thursdays). We share some of our goals for 2015 as we review Michael Hyatt’s Best…
022 End of Season One: Wisdom is the Application of Knowledge
Dec 1, 2014 • 51 min
Show Summary In this episode, we announce our December hiatus (which is really a work-bee on all the behind-the-podcast stuff that needs to be done to take us out of beta). Leslie gives an update on his cooking lessons and springs a big new lifestyle…
021 Getting Healthy Part 5: Never Give Up, Never Surrender! Or Let’s Make it Through Thanksgiving
Nov 24, 2014 • 56 min
Show Summary In this episode we review how we’ve stayed on the health wagon despite the challenges and trials we’ve faced this week. We answer a hefty reader question about “Life Kanban” and finally make the “learn to cook” Trello board live! And as…
020 Getting Healthy Part 4: In Sickness and in Health; Beware the Can of Beans
Nov 17, 2014 • 61 min
Show Summary In this episode we talk about what happens to our health routines when we get sick, and how we plan to pick up our momentum after we’ve recovered. We’ll tell the story of the last few days of sickness and snowstorms, culminating in a trip to…
019 Getting Healthy Part 3: Mind over Mass
Nov 10, 2014 • 74 min
Show Summary In this episode we talk about the power of our thoughts about health and exercise, and what we are doing to combat some of the negative thinking that pops up. We give a progress update on our diet, exercise, and how the “life changes” are…
018 Getting Healthy Part 2: Family Exercise Culture; We Get Our Fit On!
Nov 3, 2014 • 59 min
Show Summary In this episode, we talk about our health goals, strategies and tactics. Leslie nerds out about exercise apps, Laura discusses the health implications of weaning, and we commit to transparency and communication as we champion each other’s…
017 Getting Healthy Part 1: Fighting Fear of Food & Fat
Oct 27, 2014 • 66 min
Show Summary In this episode Leslie and Laura kick off the “Getting Healthy” series, their plan to get the family healthier. They tell their own personal health histories, talk transparently about their pain points and stuck places, and make two important…
016 The Space Between
Oct 20, 2014 • 23 min
Show Summary In this episode Leslie and Laura take a break to enjoy “the space between doing all the things.” Its an invitation to intentionally embrace and enjoy the quiet, fleeting moments that take place the hard work and drama that life can bring.…
015 How to Change Your Life Part 6: The End is a Beginning
Oct 13, 2014 • 60 min
Show Summary On today’s show we wrap up our “How to Change Your Life” series by taking a look at where we are right now versus where we started. We focus on Leslie’s journey, especially his Essential Intent and how living it has helped him eliminate a…
014 How to Change Your Life Part 5: Marriage kanban, Visualize and Do the Work for the Win!
Oct 6, 2014 • 42 min
Show Summary We implement “Marriage Kanban” a simple way to get the most important things done as a team. We talk about the effect kanban has on our lives and how it brings us together as a family. We also give an update on Laura and her relationship with…
013 How to Change Your Life Part 4: Choosing is Hard When You have Depression
Sep 29, 2014 • 55 min
Show Summary We’re in the process of changing our lives and we have the audacity to do it publicly as podcast series. We’ve been using Essentialism by Greg McKeown as a loose guide. One of the main tenets of the book is that we have to exercise our power…
012 – How to Change Your Life – Part 3: Pace Yourself & Other Critical Things to Know When Making Life Changing Moves
Sep 22, 2014 • 51 min
Show Summary We are changing our lives in major ways in order to live life to the full. To start this process we’ve been following the book Essentialism, the Disciplined Pursuit of Doing Less as the context for the changes we’re making. In this episode,…
011 How to Change Your Life – Part 2: Cynicism vs. Inspiration
Sep 15, 2014 • 46 min
Show Summary In this episode Leslie interviews Laura about her cynical reaction to the book Essentialism and together they find a way forward into the changes they need to make to dramatically improve Laura’s life. It’s a raw, real look at the mental…
010 How to Change Your Life – Part 1: Breaking Point
Sep 8, 2014 • 50 min
Show Summary In this episode we begin the epic journey of changing our own lives! We are going to talk about the breaking points we hit this week and then go into how we will change our lives for the better. And as always we close with what we’re going to…
009 “Kiss and Talk”
Sep 1, 2014 • 65 min
Show Summary In this episode we interview Laura’s parents, Earl and Gail Aagaard, who have been married for 45 years. They regale us with some of their best stories and share their insight on what it’s taken for them to have a long-lasting commitment.…
008 Show and Tell Number One
Aug 25, 2014 • 70 min
Show Summary On today’s show we’ll be answering marriage and business questions from you! We’ll share stories you sent to the show. We have our first “vocal” contributor, Dr. Marc Wagner, who reads his poem and talks to us about why linear relationships…
007 “You can’t use vacation and kids in the same sentence. That’s your problem right there!”
Aug 18, 2014 • 56 min
Show Summary Today we tackle the timeline problem of vacationing with kids. We discuss if its even possible to take a real vacation from work when you are an entrepreneur with kids! We share your best vacationing with kids advice from Facebook and Twitter…
006 Life and Business without Sleep or GTFTS
Aug 11, 2014 • 39 min
Show Summary We talk about the real life repercussions of extended interrupted sleep. Whether its from kids waking up, insomnia over the big work project, hormonal interruptions, stress, or any/all of the above, sleep deprivation can take a major toll on…
005 Gratitude, Communion, and Kayaking
Aug 4, 2014 • 43 min
Show Summary Leslie and Laura invite feedback for the forthcoming Marriage Startup Moment show, find out if Leslie’s “Romantic Thing” was actually romantic, and then chat about family communion and gratitude. Show Resources Download the transcript here.…
004 Marriage Coaching Review: Love First, Fix Later
Jul 27, 2014 • 69 min
Show Summary Leslie and Laura review the entire process of marriage coaching with Krayna. They spend time detailing the final coaching session, which was pretty heavy and healing. They talk about their intentions going into coaching, their revelations…
003 If Knowing is Half the Battle, What is the Other Half?
Jul 21, 2014 • 37 min
Show Summary Leslie and Laura explore the difference between a business owner and an entrepreneur and how it relates to marriage and parenthood. There’s an update on marriage coaching, which made Leslie want to title this episode “It gets difficult.” They…
002 The Idea of You
Jul 14, 2014 • 38 min
Show Summary Leslie & Laura discuss the critical difference between the idea of the person you married and the actual person you married. They also reveal how having a Dishwashing Definition of Done potentially saves you thousands of dollars; and give the…
001 The Startup Life is Hard but Your Marriage Doesn’t Have to be
Jul 7, 2014 • 54 min
Show Summary Leslie & Laura tackle imposter syndrome, start marriage depth coaching with Krayna, and invite every business owner, founder, entrepreneur, and their significant others to make their relationships awesome. A bit more about Krayna. She is a…