About Daniel

Welcome to my virtual world, I’m really glad you’ve made it! Let me tell you a bit about myself and why I’ve created this site.

I’m in love with the idea of human wildness –– as in free, sovereign, and undomesticated! My passion resides at the intersection of human-zoology, personal development, and lifestyle design. In other words, I’m obsessed with what’s most natural for our species, and keenly focused on how to reinvigorate our wild nature, all while masterfully living modern lives. You could think of it as “best practices for your inner ape” meets “strategies for self-actualization”.

I know you feel it too… Today’s world is constantly pulling you toward a life that is out of synch with your intrinsic nature. It can feel like a struggle just to stay afloat in the constant deluge of work obligations, personal responsibilities, texts and emails, and the ever increasing demands of incoming technologies. Too often we feel obligated to choose between an abundant, fulfilling life and the requirements of our mechanized, domesticated lives. Slowly we become a weaker, more docile, less vibrant version of ourselves. All this drudgery can leave us asking “what’s my purpose?” and “when will I start really living?”


But what if you redesigned your life with your wild nature in mind?


For 2 decades I’ve been doing just that, problem solving modern living with a host of practices modeled on our ancestors, but updated to fit the present day. If the idea of examining, strategizing, and enhancing every aspect of your personal world seems rousing, but a bit daunting too, fear not… I’ve already done the work for you, consolidating everything into an engaging and exciting curriculum that I’ve been honored to share with tens of thousands of people from around the world. I’ve vetted and pressure tested it, keeping what gets results and discarding what doesn’t.

I’ll be upfront here, I can be a bit of a mystic, but I always make sure what I talk about is backed up by science and rooted in an ancestral context as well. That way I’m sure to stay open to the mystery, while remaining objective and grounded in evolutionary biology. 

So that’s me… Now it’s your turn. Get ready for a journey, not just into the wild, but into your own inner wildness.

You can get started by checking out my podcast. Like what you see? Consider attending one of my in-person presentations or multi-day trainings. Want to go even deeper, and work with me one on one? I offer personal mentorship to a limited number of students each year, and you can read more about that opportunity right here.


Professional Bio

Daniel Vitalis is the host of the ReWild Yourself Podcast, and the founder of SurThrival, a premier line of food-based nutritional supplements. He is a writer, public speaker, entrepreneur, and lifestyle pioneer in the sphere of human health, personal development, and strategic living. He’s especially interested in the meeting place of ancestral health and lifestyle design. 

He is best known for relentlessly flouting taboo — and exposing the forces of domestication wherever they lurk — in his lucid and provocative interviews, essays, videos, and dynamic on-stage presentations.

Daniel can be seen in the hit documentary film “Hungry For Change”, and has been featured in The Huffington Post, RT, Marie Claire magazine, as well as countless other interviews and media appearances.

When not traveling, he lives rurally in the Pine State of Maine.

Connect with him at DanielVitalis.com, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.