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I'm Ariana. I'm here to
I'm here to calm the chaos.

I am a writer, illustrator and a personal development consultant on a mission to create a culture of happier, thriving mamas. I help overwhelmed women calm the chaos so they can reclaim their happiness, rediscover their identity, and reach new levels of success in their endeavors.

This site is a place to find value in your voice and strength to become the best version of yourself so you can go from simply existing day-to-day, to LIVING ON PURPOSE. 

I believe being intentional is a lifestyle that many lose in childhood, and those that don’t, struggle to keep and maintain it. Living intentionally requires deep exploration, discovery, and love to build, grow, and express. It’s a terrifying and a beautiful process.

I built this website to inspire mamas to pursue their dreams, find confidence in their message, and strength in their voice. You can learn more about my consulting, writing or art or follow along with project #FindingFiveMinute

Project #FindingFiveMinutes

What is project #FindingFiveMinutes? Exactly what it sounds like. Less ‘365 project’ and more ‘stop making excuses’ project! Each day reevaluate your schedule, double check your priorities, and FIND FIVE MINUTES to be intentional (and if you really can’t, no sweat!).

  •  “…but I don’t have time in my schedule…”
  •  “…but I don’t have money for…”
  •  “…but I’m not very good at…”
BEAT THE EXCUSES. You can make time if it’s important to you, promise. Sketch at your kids ball game, meditate on the train on the way to work, wake up 5 minutes earlier to write daily journal prompts. Set goals for yourself, or don’t. But if you want  your life to be a priority, it’s time to make it one. No fancy materials required – simply use what’s around you to try new new things, new techniques to challenge yourself. No one ever needs to see any “thing”, but if you feel the desire – share your 5 minutes on your favorite social media using the hashtag #FindingFiveMinutes! 

about ariana

I am a impressionist painter, pen and ink illustrator, personal development consultant,volunteer outreach coordinator & writer living in Northern California with my husband, our daughter, and our two fur-children. My art ‘studio’ is a dining table covered in playdoh and dog toys. I live by the #FindingFiveMinutes motto.

I’m inspired by the magic of nature and the colors of the wind, I seek the shades in-between for my art. 

Before becoming a WAHM, I worked as a communications program manager and business consultant for multiple tech giants. specializing in employee engagement. There I coordinated both local and global virtual events for over 5,000 people, creating various campaigns across dozens of communication and social media channels including but not limited to YouTube, email, Drupal, and SharePoint.

I’m passionate about helping others grow, develop their skills, and realize their full potential. I believe in happiness, being intentional, creating impact on this world, oh, and coffee.

If you feel stuck, tangled in the hustle. Lost, unsure of who ‘you’ are as an individual, especially after becoming a mama. Or silent, scared of your own voice, take a deep breath. I’ve been there. And I’ve been busy paving the road, creating a map to help others just like you. 

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