Author: paigedoughty

  • Revisiting My Relationship With Nature

    With the constant threat of fire in the West, Paige is renavigating her relationship with nature. In this video she shares tips to decrease anxiety and increase connection to the natural world, in the face of climate change. 🌎

  • The Time Of Dying

    The Time Of Dying

    Fall, autumn, the time of dying.A great adventure into sleepy peace.Winter, dormant, invites slowed paces, introspection. Don’t flee impermanence for warmer climates,denying death even in seasonal preferences. All of these bodies will die. All of them, every single one. Birth, so celebrated, not its mess and goo and poo,not the true transition of a mother’s […]

  • Find Love Everywhere

    Find Love Everywhere

    We have an opportunity together to shift our perspectives, to decide where we put our attention, and to create our reality, not by shifting world events, tattling on our neighbors, or by criticizing every step our government makes, but by focusing in on our own great beating hearts, capable and strong and able to embrace and release so much more than we could ever imagine, right here, right now.

  • Part One—Finding My Voice Again

    Part One—Finding My Voice Again

    This isn’t a confession, but it feels like one, and that’s why I’m writing it. You may know me as Paige of “Jeff and Paige,” and of course I am also Paige, just plain old Paige, mother, wife, and writer. I have written for years about everything from climate change and sustainability to my own […]

  • Happiness is solely a matter of where you put your attention

    Happiness is solely a matter of where you put your attention

    “Happiness is solely a matter of where you put your attention.” ~Anonymous.* *I’m not sure who to attribute this quote to, if anyone knows please let me know. Each glorious day arrives and ends. The One who witnesses, our capital ‘S’ Self, watches it all pass without commentary, or judgement. The small one, mind, ego, […]

  • Time Alone

    Time Alone

    My heart rate is up, a thin sheen of sweat builds at my temple, they’ll be home any minute… or maybe not, maybe I’ve got two more hours.  I wanted to put the laundry away, play music, finish up loose ends for work, meditate again. I catch my body moving in jerky spasmodic motions, not sure […]

  • End of Summer

    End of Summer

    End of summer marks time passing, watching beautiful child grow, almost three now, a blink and an incredible journey. Each moment presents itself full of glory, fear, pain, love, pleasure, trepidation, as though it is all that ever was, gathering all focus and attention, a storm’s lightning flashing. And then it is gone. The next […]

  • Dear Wolf

    Dear Wolf

    Dear Wolf, my son. You make me want to sing. You make me want to write poetry, to dance. It’s as if when you passed through my birth canal you broke open great crashing waves of creativity that I thought were fancies of my youth, left long ago to die. On your sixth day of […]

  • My Greatest Teacher

    My Greatest Teacher

    Dear Baby, I feel you move inside of me and fall in love with every action. What are you feeling when you squirm your hands and legs and elbows? Your tiny fingers tickle me in places no one has ever touched. Your mysterious presence becomes more solid and more mysterious every single day. I wonder […]

  • Becoming A Mother

    Becoming A Mother

      Synonyms for become: transform, change, passage, metamorphosis, development, evolution, alteration. All of these words apply in their own way as I move through the journey of pregnancy. I have always identified with the symbol of the butterfly. Its metamorphosis from egg, to larvae, caterpillar to chrysalis, and then its magical transformation, using something that biologists call […]