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About

 

 

Hey! I'm Arianna. 

Born and raised in Ottawa (Canada’s Capital city), I’m a 30-something Canadian professional woman and blogger. Combining my background in psychology with my love of technology, I am driven to empower you to become your best self!

Photo Credit: KGOODPHOTO

Photo Credit: KGOODPHOTO

How it started

While pursuing my graduate degree in psychology at the University of Toronto and living downtown in the biggest city in Canada, I, like many others was always on the go. I lived a block away from Bloor-Yorkville, Toronto’s most celebrated neighbourhood of style and culture. In addition to being an athlete for the Varsity Blues rowing team, I was always working hard turning my dreams into reality with little time off. Being in that busy environment, I saw so many people that were exhausted and struggling with doubt, myself included. We all needed to be renewed along the way!

Then during a much needed vacation to Maui that renewed my spirits and lifted my energy, I learned that taking time for self-care in our busy schedules isn’t selfish or bad it actually enhances our productivity and well-being. I was so excited about what I learned and decided while on a beach walk with my sisters to start a blog with a goal of renewing myself and people globally. I wanted to bring the Hawaiian sunshine, confidence, and hope that I got to others and thought technology was the best outlet to share the message. Instead of needing to go on vacation, I wanted to remind us all that every day is a beach day when we have a positive mindset. We can find happiness, beauty, calm, and joy on our busy routine commute. We don't have to go elsewhere to find it, we carry it within ourselves. 

Your best accessories are confidence and a smile.

Now

For the last seven years, I have facilitated Arianna's Random Thoughts to become an award-winning digital platform and trusted source for empowering persons of all ages – especially students, recent graduates, entrepreneurs, and professionals – to launch their ideas into reality. To enrich the dialogue, I personally interviewed over 100+ global thought leaders about their professional journeys in addition to the loyal community who comment on the weekly posts.

My dream is to continue to inspire busy high-achieving individuals to rise to their platforms and shine by providing them with a strong foundation (i.e., the belief in themselves) and a powerful community that will support their growth!

This site provides us all with hope and renewal anytime, anywhere. Every day is a beach day. It all starts with believing in ourselves.

- Arianna