2022 Hopemade Word of the Year

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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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A Plight of Stairs

I have an odd habit of counting as I walk up stairs. I’m not counting each stair, I’m not counting time, I’m just counting. Can’t tell you why, I just do, so don’t worry if you hear whispers as I climb stairs. I may be a little weird but I am okay… When I take […]

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Patience My Friend

Just a friendly reminder to be patient: To be patient with those around you. They will get there. To be patient with yourself. You will get there. To be patient with God? Wait on God. Be His servant–a server–a waiter who does what is asked when it is asked. Patience is preparation. Patience is understanding. […]

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Fear Distorts Perception

Last night, our pastor’s wife said that God gives us something specific to do in every season. I’ve come to realize the season I am. It’s not marked by a solstice, the weather or the color of the leaves, rather the emotion that I need to confront. Which is, per the title, fear. Fear may […]

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Binge Painting

I hadn’t painted in a while and I was feeling the pain of it. You ever miss something so much, it hurts? The way your body craves for exercise or your mind for relaxation. I needed to paint. My thoughts were getting loud. Painting, like cooking, is a good way for me to act and […]

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Independence Day Reflection

I have a pride problem. God is working with me on that. So I am trying to be more mindful of what I am proud of, how I use the word proud/prideful, overall, just observing how pride rises up in me or in my surroundings. A couple years ago, Jordan Peterson tweeted something about something […]

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