About the Book
“At a time when the bond between humanity and nature appears to be fraying, Janelle Schmidt’s Awaken the Wildness Within acts as a precious mediator. Through poetry, prose, and raw photography, Janelle chronicles her journey to be at home in the world, in the wilderness, and in herself.
During a period of anxiety and grief following trials, transition, and trauma, Janelle began to express herself. A flood of words and images—rich with insights and intuitions, sensuality and soulfulness—welled up on trail runs and nature walks. Sorrow gave way to spiritual transformation.
Awaken the Wildness Within is a doorway into one woman’s healing odyssey in the natural world. Lyrical, uninhibited, and ecstatic, it connects to the wildness within every soul.”
- Kristin Van Vloten, Owner, Salvo Communications
5570 Signal Hill Centre SW, Calgary
3227 Calgary Trail NW
You can now find Awaken the Wildness Within at several Edmonton Indigo, Chapters, and Coles bookstores.