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The Wind In Me




Your first action when you are born is to breathe. It is the most instinctive function of the body.

Imagine how much more peace you would experience if you made the most of this core process.

Everything is easier when we are exhaling.
Children are in the best position to receive and utilize this key knowledge.

Written in the simplest terms, the child learns to self-soothe and find peace. The second half of the book includes interactive pages of inhaling and exhaling as the words are read out loud. The finish is ideal for bedtime.
Through a lush set of watercolor paintings by Ann Meyer Maglinte, these essential concepts come to life.


About the Author &



Diane Smalley, L.Ac., studied dance and theater from childhood through college, learning about the body from the inside. She began her acupuncture and herbal medicine practice in 1985. Soon after, she met C.W. Smith who taught her the basis of ‘The Life In Me’ series. Since then, she has been sharing these lessons with her clients, refining them. She has created a complete self-care plan for all ages, called “Core Wellness Lore.” Diane enjoys time in nature, design and music. She sings in a trio called Chanterelle and in a choir with Ann and about 40 other amazing souls.

Ann Meyer Maglinte is the artist who created these exquisite watercolor paintings. One of Ann's first loves is watercolor. She has painted since she was a child, illustrating her own handmade books. Her paintings are in collections all over the world.  She teaches at Mendocino College, and lives in a rambling home in the countryside of Willits.  She has illustrated several books with pen & ink and watercolor, for adult fiction, field guides, and children's books. She is an herbalist, gardener, and enjoys choral singing.I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

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