Awaken The Wildness Within



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, transitions, 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.


Janelle Schmidt is a restorative yoga and meditation teacher and a practitioner of Shamanism, or Traditional Medicine Work. As the founder of Live Inspired, she leads others in contemplative, healing practices that connect them to the wildness of their true selves. When she’s not passionately playing with words or facilitating a healing ceremony, she’s breathing in the scent of trees after the rain or running among wildflowers.  Awaken the Wildness Within is her first book.


ISBN-10: 1999435001
ISBN-13: 978-1999435004
Imprint: Impactica Press
On Sale: 11/24/2018
Pages: 213
List Price: 27.99 CAD
BISAC1: POETRY / Nature Poetry
BISAC2: POETRY / Canadian Poetry