Regenerative Partnering with Nature: A Conversation with Chara Armon about Moving Beyond Eco-Anxiety [Episode 27]

Perhaps our human worry is the last thing the earth needs at these trickster crossroads. This is the core inquiry of Chara Armon, PhD., founder of The School for Humans and Earth: how can we actively move from eco-anxiety to eco-inspiration? Because how we view life on this planet and our place within it as human beings, directly determines how we choose to contribute or not. With a dash of neuroscience, a sprinkling of informed optimism, and a wallop of animist celebration, our conversation is an exploration into how humans might still be good medicine for this planet.

Here are a few of the highlights:

  • We explore some of the mysteries of what it means to “feel at home,” and how it’s entirely possible for home to be small, local, and delicately close while at the same time varied, vast, and shared by many places, even the entire planet Earth.
  • Our nervous systems are entrained to the earth and vice versa. In this way, our individual flourishing is intertwined with the Earth’s flourishing.
  • Perhaps one of the most radical acts we can make is to use our love and creativity instead of fear and extinction-mongering to lead us forward. When we feel hopeful about our future we are more likely to take action or feel motivated to explore how we can hold a frequency of regeneration.
  • It is from the seeds of animism that all world religions have grown. When we feel into our animist roots, it’s surprisingly pleasurable and intrinsically sane.


More about Chara Armon, PhD.:

The School for Humans & Earth


Courses & Programs



Kendra’s Book Recommendations

Christian Kyriacou- the House Whisperer

Gaia Alchemy: the Reuniting of Science, Psyche, and Soul by Stephan Harding 

Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia by Stephan Harding

Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence by Gregory Cajete

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