Feb 10 • 50M

Lisa Richardson Talks About Movement

— and gardening and compost and dancing and ...

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Wild and Precious helps you make peace with your wild and precious life. Conversations, meditations, encouragements. A podcast by the Underbelly Project.
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Welcome to another episode of Wild + Precious conversations — This week, a replay of our November 12, 2020 conversation with Lisa Richardson.

This week I had a chance to speak for the first time with Lisa Richardson, a writer based in Pemberton, British Columbia. Lisa’s writing moves me.

It would be wonderful if there were so much strategic planning around this project that I could honestly say that is why I asked her to talk about movement.

Alas, no. Movement was our loose theme but perhaps more correctly, we spoke of growth through the metaphor of gardening.

And the movement of becoming unstuck, lifting each other up, turning toward light, dancing our messages — I encourage you to listen for the gems Lisa scatters throughout the entire conversation. I felt it was an honour to converse with her and I am excited to share our conversation with you.

One simple takeaway: Gardening is a terrible metaphor for parenting.


  • Wellness Almanac — A community almanac from Pemberton, Lil'wat, Area C and N'Quatqua.

  • Lisa Richardson, Bylines — Lisa’s writing portfolio - “Mountain Culture from Everywhere but the Sidelines”

Onward. In the next few weeks, we introduce the first in a series of what I am calling “shadow” conversations with Deirdre McClaughlin. In this series, we tackle themes that no one wants to hear about in a way that you will want to listen to... This series was put on hold for over a year because the topic needed that much time to simmer. In fact, I reached out to a few people in order to more fully discuss the topic and no one would engage with me. Stay tuned.

Wild + Precious Conversations is the podcast in Underbelly — a project that just keeps growing in often unexpected ways :)

And please, if you know anyone who might like to share this journey, share this project. Excited to stay in the arena with you.