The Wholesome Handbook

I’m Paige, and I’m an Alberta girl. My home is the rolling, golden prairies that stretch out from the Rocky Mountains. The endless skies. The howling winds. The monstrous, ancient ridges of white-capped rock. Bones in the hills. Landslides and floods. Alberta is a place of wild horses and knee-deep snow, wolves keening at the harvest moon. I’ve grown up surrounded by all of this sweet, merciless, wild poetry. It does something to a person.

In university, I studied social anthropology and religion. I spent my days in contemplation of the relationships we have with nature, with each other, with our beliefs, with history. Humans are not such a complicated bunch – we just want to be loved, to be safe, to pursue truth and beauty in whatever way speaks to our soul. We want meaning. So I began to write about my own path, my own pursuit of a beautiful, meaningful life – and The Wholesome Handbook was born.

My whole life has revolved around chasing real beauty, authenticity, and purpose. When I say “wholesome”, I mean whole. Both light and dark. Yin and yang. Energy and rest. Balance. I embrace all the messiness of life, and believe that our darkness lets our light shine even brighter. Sarah Williams said it best:

“I HAVE LOVED THE STARS TOO FONDLY TO BE FEARFUL OF THE NIGHT.” 

If you’d like to work together, send me a note at paigeleighreist@gmail.com.
You can see more of my work here. 

The Wholesome Handbook

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