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