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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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Sep 30, 2015
Join me for a solo show traversing eight taboos that often stand in the way of many people's development into real human adulthood. Our civilization has created more "adult children" than true, wise elders. In order to be fully developed adult humans, we need to be able to effectively communicate on all eight of these topics. If you're listening to this podcast, you are someone who is putting in the work to become a fully developed human, and so I encourage you to use this episode as a self-audit. Do any of these topics trigger you? As I expound upon each of the eight taboos, note where you are triggered and why you feel this way. There is always room to grow, learn and mature, no matter where we are on our journey. I hope this inspires you to do so! Develop the feral mindset; ReWild Your Mind! Episode Breakdown: * Did you make it through the summer with no tan lines? * Taboo #1: Diet + Defecation * Taboo #2: Violence * Taboo #3: Nakedness * Taboo #4: Sex * Taboo #5: Money * Taboo #6 Drugs * Taboo #7: Death * Taboo #8: God 
Sep 23, 2015
Welcome back to part two of my conversation with Luke Storey on setting up a holistic strategy for lifestyle design! Luke has spent the past 18 years developing and refining a robust way of life based on the principles of nature and spirituality, while embracing technology and modern convenience.  In this segment, we focus on our strategies for movement, sleep and meditation! If you missed it, check out part one where we break down our personal strategies and adaptations to modern life using a four elemental structure: Earth, Air, Water, Fire. Episode Breakdown: * Integrating useful movement into your lifestyle * Optimizing your sleep routine in urban environments * Luke’s tactics for falling asleep when not tired * Pillow-less sleeping * The discipline of meditation * Spiritual connection through meditation and entheogens 
Sep 16, 2015
In this week's podcast, my good friend Luke Storey joins me for an intimate, peer to peer conversation on setting up a holistic strategy for lifestyle design. Luke has spent the past 18 years developing and refining a robust way of life based on the principles of nature and spirituality, while embracing technology and modern convenience.  Luke and I apply many of the same lifestyle principles to our very different lives, and in this rap session, we have an awesome time discussing our personal strategies and adaptations to modern life. We break it all down for you using a four elemental structure: Earth, Air, Water, Fire. We cover a ton of valuable, actionable information here, and so we’ve split up this episode into two parts. In part one, we get into our strategies on diet, water, air and sunlight. Stay tuned for part two (coming out next week) for our discussion on movement, sleep and meditation! Episode Breakdown: * Luke & Daniel’s history * How Luke got started on his health journey * Avoiding diet extremes — achieving a healthy relationship with your food * Luke’s home + travel spring water strategy * Navigating through air pollution * #NakedSunTime 
Sep 9, 2015
Couples in the Paleolithic world would never have fantasized about running off by themselves to their own little retreats in the forest. No Stone Age lovers would have imagined in their wildest dreams that they could or should be “everything” to each other. That way lay death. ― Stephanie Coontz, Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy Stephanie Coontz is a marriage historian and author of seven books on marriage and family life. In this podcast, she takes us on a tour through the evolution of marriage and intimacy throughout human history. We discuss everything from egalitarianism to “the one” to polyamory vs. monogamy. This show is enlightening and adds another piece to the puzzle as we continue to dissect the mating styles of the human animal, here on the ReWild Yourself! podcast. Episode Breakdown: * The way we never were * Are we hardwired for egalitarianism? * The quest for in-laws * Marrying for love * The soulmate fantasy * Individual needs vs group needs * Sex and marriage throughout history * Monogamy vs non-monogamy * The story of divorce over the ages * Today’s marriage statistics  * The changing roles of men and women in a marriage 
Sep 2, 2015
Most of us are exposed to an abundance of artificial blue light on a daily basis, via our modern technology (lamps, cellphones, computers, TVs, etc). Our bodies physiologically respond to light from the blue portion of the spectrum with a state of wakefulness, via the suppression of melatonin production. This constant stream of artificial blue light is wreaking havoc on our circadian rhythms.   Today’s guest, a physicist, is one of the leading experts on this topic — Dr. Edward Carome. In this episode, you’ll learn how blue light interacts with our bodies by suppressing melatonin-production and some surprising, and not often discussed, effects this can have on us. Dr Carome relays some excellent strategies on how to minimize blue light exposure, particularly in the evening hours. Whether you are using these blue-light-producing modern devices on a daily basis or not, the information in this interview is extremely important! Enjoy, and please share your thoughts in the ReWild Yourself! Facebook group! I’d love to hear what strategies you are utilizing to safeguard your circadian rhythm!  Episode Breakdown: * Dr. Carome’s background in light * The effects of blue light on the pineal gland * Artificial light from our modern devices * Dr. Carome’s experience with melatonin * When to use blue-blockers to support your circadian rhythms * The powerful effects of melatonin * Amount of blue light in LEDs, Incandescents, Tungstens and other bulbs * Do short bursts of blue light at night cause melatonin production to cease? * The best blue-blocking products and how to use * Crisper focus outdoors wearing blue-blocking glasses * Concluding thoughts
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