Hello, I’m Arianna Merritt, M.Ed. Nice to meet you! Welcome to my blog, Arianna’s Random Thoughts!
I’m a Canadian Psychotherapist (currently in the process of getting registered as a clinical counsellor), author, and blogger who empowers individuals and organizations with the strategies and support to reach their fullest potential.
B.Sc. (Honours) in Psychology from Carleton University
In all the work I do, I provide individuals with a safe and respectful environment to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Let me share how I turned my vision into reality.
About Arianna’s Random Thoughts:
I’m a beachcomber. To me, the water is a source of inspiration and a gathering place. It is a place I come to collect my thoughts, reflect, and listen; hence, why the background of the blog is the beach. Life goes by so quickly – it is essential to record the lessons you learn along the way. You can make the lessons last longer by passing them onto future generations. Hence, I am sharing the thought process on this blog.
Ideas can come from anywhere and at random times. We all think A LOT. I bring a journal with me everywhere I go so I can write down the ideas as they come. From my Psychology studies, I learned that the average person has around 50,000 thoughts per day, most of them random. So to give meaning and structure to everyday ‘random’ events, I take time to reflect and think, “What is this experience trying to teach me?”
As an educator and researcher, I learned early on that it is important to apply what you know. Expressing your thoughts, verbally or in writing, is the building block for turning your dreams into reality. I started my blog after an inspiring time of reflection at the beach three years ago where the idea for the blog first came to me.
Arianna’s Random Thoughts empowers individuals in their daily lives, through my sharing personal stories, photographs, and conversations with others in a travel-journal style posts. The posts aren’t set to focus on the details of everyday events, but on the bigger picture: the lessons learned from daily random happenings. I don’t share the specifics, the focus is on the lesson learned. I hope you will add your “random” thoughts to the conversation. We can all encourage each other to persevere through transitions and to find joy in our lives.
This is an introduction to who I am. But you can only really get to know someone through taking time to learn about them and to connect with them on a deeper level. So I invite you to dig deep and start discovering the lessons I have learned over my lifetime. I am looking forward to connecting with you and to hearing your ‘random’ thoughts! Together we can discover their meaning.
Looking forward to exploring what our thoughts and experiences are teaching us!