Becoming: Conversation with John de Graaf
Becoming — The Underbelly Project Podcast has a new name “Wild and Precious” I spoke with filmmaker and Vice Presidential candidate John de Graaf. Our conversation went from why run for Vice President “Why not?” to how can we all slow down, smell the roses (the party he is representing is called the Bread and Roses party), and balance our lives so that we have just enough for a good life. John de Graaf has spent the last 43 years documenting people and organizations which strive to make societ
May 22, 2020
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Becoming — The Underbelly Project Podcast has a new name “Wild and Precious”

I spoke with filmmaker and Vice Presidential candidate John de Graaf. Our conversation went from why run for Vice President “Why not?” to how can we all slow down, smell the roses (the party he is representing is called the Bread and Roses party), and balance our lives so that we have just enough for a good life.

John de Graaf has spent the last 43 years documenting people and organizations which strive to make society livable — from women who spend years creating trails, to cities that are trying to do what they can to make art, beauty, civic duty and a well balanced life a priority. <= and so much more. Seriously, check out what projects John has been part of if only to be inspired by what is possible.


What we talked about:

  • First, Why in the world should anyone run for Vice President?
  • Second,  What is a balanced backpack and how can we use that idea to balance our lives.
  • Third,  How can we live a life where essential workers are treated as essential.
  • Fourth,  How can we find the time to do the things that we nkow are important?
  • Fifth,  What if everyone contributed to their communities a bit? What would our world become if we all helped to create it?

Notes:

Onward  to compassion! Look for the Monday morning newsletter,  and a   conversation from the Wild and Precious podcast episode with Dr. Stacee Reicherzer,  Clinical Counselor and professor.

The  Underbelly Project: A weekly workout for your emotional strength and     flexibility. If  you’re not afraid to get dusty and maybe shed a few  tears together, join  me and let’s get emotionally strong!

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

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