Agrita Dandriyal on relational work in environmental science
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Why is it important that we integrate relational work in environmental conservation and restoration work to shift away from colonial and anthropocentric practices of managing the land to move to a more regenerative and caring paradigm which serve the emotional and spiritual needs of all? What power does decentering and deprivileging the human experience hold in building meaningful relationships with the more-than-human when the conservation community has internalised self-centrism and extractivism?

On today's episode, we reshare the conversation Agrita got to be a part of as a guest on the wonderful Ximena Garcia’s podcast Traditional Medicine with Shamaflora. In this episode, Ximena provides her the space to share her story and journey into grounding healing in her work within environmental science and policy and the ways in which embodied, lived experiences have guided her in creating space for deep healing work in social and environmental fields through the Mind Full of Everything podcast.

NOTE: The structure of the episode has been kept the same as how Ximena’s podcast team has produced it so there has been no editing involved in this release, which also means the breathing exercise is not included so please feel free to pause the recording now to do it now. 

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