Tools for Personal Growth

Dear ones-

A few days ago I shared a quick life update and I mentioned that I have been doing a lot of self-work. Yesterday, I was guided to share these resources with you.

You Are a Badass
Spirit Junkie
The Celestine Prophecy
20 Something, 20 Everything
Eat, Pray, Love
The Soulmate Secret
The Relationship Handbook
A New Earth
A Course in Miracles

Calling in the One
Marianne Williamson Livestream Mondays
Self-Love Mastery
Self-Love Mastery free videos
Love or Above

Magic Lessons
Inspired Conversations

A Course in Miracles Daily Lessons
Notes from the Universe
Waking Up with Ryan

If you want some positivity from me, I have been sending out daily inspiration to my friends and family via text message. If you wish to be included, please e-mail me and we will coordinate.

Through these tools, I have learned the importance of self-love more than anything else. I have also been connecting with my spiritual side and listening to my own inner guidance. This has lead to such amazing experiences and enhanced my manifesting abilities. I have brought new amazing people and experiences into my life and am living more happily than ever. In fact, I manifested my current wonderful relationship, apartment and a pretty hefty raise!

I hope something in this list resonates with you and if it does-please, please let me know!

xo, arielle


A Quick Life Update

Hello sweet beautiful friends!

It has been quite awhile, I know. My last update I had went on a trip to Myrtle Beach with my friends. Since then, so so much has happened.

2015 has been a year of growth, change and opportunity for me. I started seriously working on myself and cleaning up my life. I took some personal growth classes in that time and have been loving my life.

Back in July, I had the opportunity to move to a city. This had been a goal of mine for as long as I could remember. I moved to Indianapolis July 2 and couldn't be happier. I'm very much enjoying city life.

At the end of July/early August, I went to Lollapalooza for the first time and got to see Paul McCartney! It was unreal. I met up with some long time friends and we all had a blast.


I took an aerial silks class, too. This was one of the reasons I really wanted to move to a city-to take new types of classes and do cool activities.

I also met someone! We have been experiencing a blissful time together the past couple of months.

I went to Myrtle Beach again, too, and had a lovely little end of summer vacation.

There has been so much more than this but I wanted to give a quick update to let you all know I'm not dead! There's a lot more I want to expand upon and that may come at a later time. For now, I'm just out there trying to live happily. If you're curious about my life, I'm still updating Instagram and Snapchat (arielle217) on the regular.



Happiness is Morning Walks on the Beach

I am learning what happiness means to me. Over the weekend, I took a trip to Myrtle Beach and felt the happiness of morning walks on the beach.

Each morning, I rose early and spent time leisurely strolling the beach. I soaked in the sights, sounds and the rising sun. I was surprised at the number of people out that early. I was thrilled to see their smiling faces and the enjoyment they were getting out of their own treks.

I was also able to take in the energy from the crashing ocean waves, meditate and do some yoga. The overwhelming washing over of love I felt in these moments was my bliss on this trip.

Happiness was also spending time with my lovely friends. Both of whom mean the world to me.

xo, arielle



This weekend was all about me and my inner guide.

I decided to take a road trip and simply listen to my spirit on where to go and it was fucking amazing.

All week, I had this yearning to visit the Spillway. It's this badass waterfall near where I went to college. It has been a place of peace, serenity and renewing for me for many years. When I arrived, it was breathtaking.

Since it was a little flooded, the waters were rushing and misty. The entire time I was there I felt surrounded by love and peace. I did some meditating and listened to what spirit had to say then I cleansed my hands in the water. I released some heavy junk there! I instantly felt refreshed and renewed. My soul needed that badly.


I then stopped by a local winery, had some lunch and sipped on my favorite wine. I meandered my way to Garden of the Gods, which I had been dying to see for many years.

It was absolutely magnificent. As I was mediating upon the rock formations, a hawk soared right above me and I could hear the whoosh of its wings. Such beauty and power.

Along the way, I saw a tiny rainbow. Rainbows are my sign that I'm on the right path (I saw 3 rainbows this trip).

In the morning, I headed to Turkey Run.

Something in me that morning told me I should go back to my hometown. So after Turkey run, I hit the road again and headed up there. I had not been since Thanksgiving. I'm so damn happy I went. I got some time in with my mom, the Mississippi river and reconnected with some people who are very near and dear to my heart.


The purpose of this trip was to reconnect with myself and release some old stuff. I sure did. I have been working on self love and cultivating relationships. This trip was precisely what I needed to do both. I feel content, connected and in love with life.

On my way home today, I did a little relationship ceremony and when I came out of the woods, I felt the warmth of the sun. I put my hands up to receive and looked towards the heavens. When I did, the sun was encapsulated by a rainbow. I know for sure I'm on the right path.

What have you done to feed your spirit lately?

xo, arielle


You Learn By Living

On my birthday last year, I made a commitment to myself to start living. This was prompted by the book My Year with Eleanor and You Learn by Living.

In this time, I have accomplished things I never dreamed of. I went skydiving, ran my first 5K, went to Mardi Gras and began taking care of myself better than I ever have. My mantra has been,

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."-Eleanor Roosevelt 

The quote has meant so much to me, I recently had it tattooed:

A photo posted by Arielle (@beautybyarielle) on

Each time I have been struck with fear or thought I can't do this, I repeat this quote to myself over and over. This has lead me to living in a place where I am happier than I believe I have ever been.

Through my living, I have learned a great deal about myself, realized what's important to me and have taken serious ownership over my life. The experiences I threw myself into, gave me gifts far beyond what I could have imagined. This was mostly because I have chosen to be present in my life and show up for myself.

During this time, I gained the strength to move on from a relationship that had not been serving me for quite some time. Yup, I got a divorce. It is part of the reason I have slowed down my posting over the past six months.

The other reason I have slowed down is because I have been out among the world living my life. While I love writing this blog, I had felt an obligation to "keep up" so to speak. I was getting overwhelmed, found myself comparing to others and just genuinely not happy with the experience anymore. About 3 months ago, I decided to blog when I felt like it and to allow it to flow how it would. 

If you want to keep up with me, I am on Instagram, Twitter and snapchat (arielle217). Some of you I know we have communicated quite a bit, so feel free to shoot me a message on my personal Facebook, if you want to be friends.

I hope you all examine your life and go out there and live, too. It's an amazing experience.

xo, arielle