Hopemade Word for 2022: Express After doing my 3-step reflection (end of year) process, I came back to a place I often come back to. I’m sure you know exactly how that feels. Is there a recurring theme in your life? Something you always set out for, voluntarily or involuntarily, yet, it still remains something … Continue reading 2022 Hopemade Word of the Year
Category: Inspiring Reflections
Using creative projects to reflect on life.
The Cure to FOMO: JOMO
I recently met this trend in the mental wellness corner of the interwebs called JOMO. JOMO is the antidote to the oddly relatable and somewhat shameful Fear Of Missing Out, better known as FOMO. By switching F to J, and using cognitive retraining, one can deal with their fear of missing by reimagining it as … Continue reading The Cure to FOMO: JOMO
A Brief Commentary on the Distinction Between Feminism & Femininity
Much of the world's philosophies teach us that women are "socially constructed" weak creatures, that women have to fight by men's rules for the sake of success, and that girls who embrace their femininity rather than reject/exploit it are simply victims of the patriarchy. Because could you imagine being a girl who enjoys typically girly … Continue reading A Brief Commentary on the Distinction Between Feminism & Femininity
Peacefully Planning for a New Year
Here are some journaling prompts to guide you through your Peaceful Planning for the new year. Remember the key is growing as an individual, when you are supported in personal development you are more capable to take on those projects and goals that will propel you forward.
Setting a Word for 2020 was Oddly Successful
Originally, I thought that 2020 would be about the courage to COMMIT. It was actually about the courage to QUIT.
Why My Life is a Science Experiment
That I Want to Share A few years ago, the phrase "Participation Experiment" crept into my mind and riddled my thoughts for awhile. For months I couldn't stop thinking about the Participation Experiment, yet, I had no idea what it was. It was just something that I felt I needed to incorporate in my life. … Continue reading Why My Life is a Science Experiment
Independence Day, What’cha Cooking? (Recipe Inside)
I celebrate independence in all its forms. I respect the spirit that breaks chains. And I am free to do what I love! Like cook! Chilli is an American staple...
Life Update: Old Diaries and Rusty Pens
Okay, I can't wait-- I'll open up with the good news...but that means there is not-so-good news.
Who the Vinedresser Is
Passion fruit vines are due for good trimmings in early spring (this message comes after spring has left). Pruning makes for a better flower and fruit yield. Remove the old and dead makes way for the young and new growth! I spent several hours over a weekend pruning passion vines with my grandpa. I couldn’t … Continue reading Who the Vinedresser Is
5 Things I Did During Quarantine
Isn’t that a depressing title? I was not a fan of the quarantine. It was all too easy to become a pile of media-consuming mush during this “unprecedented” and “uncertain” time. Ya, ya. Anyway, I feel very strongly about not letting circumstances disrupt your wellbeing, which for me is heavily reliant on activity and Jesus. … Continue reading 5 Things I Did During Quarantine