In our advanced society, we tend to get stuck in our day-to-day routines, fretting over first world problems and often forgetting to take a step back to simply be. Well, a couple weeks ago, I got the wake-up call of a lifetime. Just 1.5 hours North of Seattle is Anacortes, Washington, home to the dire wolves you’ve all come to know and love on the hit TV show, Game of Thrones, along with many other species of wild wolves, cats, birds, and reptiles in need of help. At Predators of the Heart, you don’t just learn about these amazing creatures and why our ecosystem relies on their existence, but we’re given the rare chance to escape technology and reground ourselves back to the earth. If only for a short while, we too become part of the pack. So, how can we help support the revival of these awe-inspiring creatures and what can we learn from them?
Let’s be honest, wolves are pretty damn cool, but what makes them so special to people like Dave, Director of Predators of the Heart? Let’s rewind it back to the late 19th century and early 20th century, a time when wolves were feared as beasts that preyed on the innocent. It was theorized by many hunters, including President Theodore Roosevelt, that by terminating predators such as wolves, livestock and various forms of wildlife would begin to flourish, but oh, how wrong they were…
In the In 1995, wolves were reintroduced to the Yellowstone Park and with their return, the park began to thrive. The wolves began to feed on large herbivores such as deer and elk and small predators such as coyotes, allowing vegetation to revive a variety of species throughout the park including rodents, small animals, birds, and even larger animals such as bears. Guess there really is something to this whole circle of life thing, huh? Despite their vital role in the revival of our ecosystem, wolves are still feared and hunted to this day.
Dave and his team are on a mission to change that image. This passionate team wants to teach people like you and me how to put aside our fears, look at the facts, and embrace the role each creature plays in our ecosystem. Thanks to Airbnb, Dave and team can now conveniently teach us to be at ease, to stop, reflect, and put our knowledge into action. To learn more about these majestic creatures, book your Airbnb experience with Dave and the Predators of the Heart team.
How often have you gone hiking with a wolf pack? My guess is never, or not often at the very least. Take a walk on the wild side and choose to be present. Ditch technology, reconnect with nature, and discover a newfound respect for the universe and yourself. It’s amazing what a day away from the office or the home will do for your mind and your soul. Just after spending a few hours with Max, Kakoa, and the wolf pups, I was inspired to take my business in a completely new direction. In the near future, I’ll be utilizing natural elements to inspire and reconnect clients to their roots in a whole new way. Keep your eyes peeled for the big reveal of where I’m taking my career next and in the meantime, hit purchase on your next Airbnb experience to get some new perspective.
Remember we talked about putting that education into action? Amazon Smile is an easy way to donate some funds if you’re unable to donate your time. With every purchase, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to a charity of your choice. Shopping splurge and support a cause you’re passionate about? Sounds like a win, win to me. Sign up for Amazon Smile and select Predators of the Heart as your cause of choice to help Dave and the team support the home they’ve created for so many walks of life.
Don’t take life too seriously, we’re only on this planet for a short while. Ditch the 9-5 for a day and take a walk on the wild side with Dave & Predators of the Heart. Explore, be present, but most importantly take a step back to reflect. The universe has a lot to offer us, but only if we’re willing to listen and learn. Book your Wolf Encounters experience on Airbnb today.