Are you CRAVING a place to: reflect on your experiences, brainstorm creative ideas, connect with others, and get your feet wet?
Welcome to Arianna’s Random Thoughts! I am delighted you found your way to this beach retreat to collect your thoughts.
The site is centred around providing you with: the space to grow, the time to think & reflect, and a supportive community to cheer you on along the way.
I’m Arianna Merritt, M.Ed., a Canadian psychotherapist who empowers individuals with the strategies and support to reach their fullest potential.
Before the above photo was taken, my schedule and mind were so focused with school-related thoughts that I didn’t leave any space in my life for creative endeavours.
But, a change in environment can be a catalyst for re-envisioning one’s life in a new light. That is what happened for me on a much-needed vacation to Maui with my family.
Taking the time to enjoy Hawaii’s beautiful tropical setting, combined with the support of the people I was with, empowered me to turn the life goals I had been dreaming of into reality. My lifelong souvenirs were a renewed sense of hope and wonder in my heart.
Towards the end of the trip, while having one of our many beach walks (i.e., coffee, talk, and a walk) along the coast with my sisters, I was inspired to create this blog, Arianna’s Random Thoughts.
My hope was to create a safe haven where we all can capture the inspiring essence of this beautiful space from wherever we are in the world. It would be a retreat space that feels like people are taking a walk along the beach, feeling the warm sun, hearing the waves crashing, talking with friends, and turning their dreams into reality.
Like any dream, you start the process and the results unfold over time. Initially, the site was created as an online journal about my personal struggles of bullying and self-image issues I had experienced as a teen. For a long time, I had kept quiet about these struggles; they prevented me from doing the activities I really enjoyed. You can read my early posts about my experiences here.
Over time, through visitors sharing their personal narratives as well as my own, Arianna’s Random Thoughts has grown into an online retreat where people come to embrace their inner selves and to develop the courage to launch their dreams into reality.
Would you like to share in creating this beautiful space? Let’s go for a walk on the beach and start a conversation! You never know where sharing your “random” thoughts will lead you! Will you join us?
See you at the beach.