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ReWild Yourself

Welcome to the ReWild Yourself Podcast! I’m Daniel Vitalis, and I’ll be your guide through the world of human ecology and lifestyle design. We’ll explore the strategies that our ancient human bodies and minds need to thrive in a modern world — awakening our instincts and freeing ourselves from the degenerative effects of human domestication.
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Now displaying: February, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
Dr. Sarah Buckley — GP/family physician, author of the best selling book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering and mother to four home-born children — shares her passion for natural childbirth and the "beginning of the great love affair" between mother and child. She takes us through the hormonal physiology of childbearing from pregnancy to after birth.   Episode Breakdown: * Wisdom vs. science * Sarah’s history with childbirth * Some of the differences between hospital births and home births * Healthy birth pathways * The stresses of Caesarean sections * Why some stress is good for you * The beginning of the great love affair * The pleasure hormones between mothers and babies * Alter-native * Unique altered state of birth * What happens after birth * Importance of skin-to-skin contact * How much of our behavior is affected by our beginning * Sarah’s natural birth membership website
Feb 17, 2015
I was humbled by my conversation with Stephen Jenkinson, teacher, author, storyteller and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School. This, my friends, is a very powerful interview. Stephen will make you re-think everything you thought you knew about dying. Episode Breakdown: * How to come to terms with death * The hallmarks of "dying badly" * What "dying well" looks like * The consequences of being kept away from ground zero of human mortality * We live our lives as if dying is the annihilation of life * Considering “after-life" * Understanding that your death does not belong to you * A disconnection from our ancestors * Learning from death
Feb 10, 2015
It was a such pleasure to talk with Evan Strong — a professional skateboarder and Paralympic Gold Medalist with an amazing survival story. Evan shares some profound insights on "getting into the zone" and achieving peak performance states when competing in extreme sports. Episode Breakdown: * Evan tells us a bit about his history and current endeavors * The life of an Olympian * Altered states in extreme sports * The true nature of competition * Prepping for competition * What does it look and feel like to be “in the zone” * Evan shares his survival story * How Evan coped with losing his leg * Living your truth
Feb 4, 2015
In this episode of ReWild Yourself! podcast, I talk with Rory Miller — author of Mediations on Violence — about the human violence blueprint. We debunk some of the most common misconceptions about violence and self defense. Episode Breakdown: * The Violence Taboo * Why are humans so afraid of violence? * The Violence Threshold * Common misconceptions surrounding violence * Misconceptions about law enforcement * The unknowns vs. creating your own reality * Levels of security * Scenarios of violent situations * Rory’s top tips for human survivability * Awareness makes your life richer * Nature vs. nurture
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