About the self-discovery retreat

The Self-Discovery Retreat is a beach-inspired lifestyle brand with the mission to empower individuals to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.  

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.  In addition to being an athlete for the Varsity Blues rowing team, I was working hard turning my dreams into reality with little time off. Being in that busy environment, I saw so many people who were exhausted and struggling with doubt, myself included. We all needed to be renewed throughout the day!

Then during a much-needed vacation in Maui which renewed my spirits and lifted my energy, I learned that taking time for self-care in our busy schedules isn’t selfish or bad; instead, it actually enhances our productivity and well-being! I was so excited about this self-discovery that I decided while on a beach walk with my sisters to start a blog with a goal of renewing myself and others. I wanted to bring to others the Hawaiian sunshine and hope that had renewed me! Technology seemed the best outlet for sharing this message. Like our phones, we also need to be recharged regularly. So, I created a way to remind each of us 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!

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

See you at the beach!

Arianna

Founder & CEO