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One Shot

I am officially obsessed with these shoes…I need to get them ASAP!


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How to Not Worry

Worry is the worst.  It makes you feel horrid, it deteriorates your health and it causes you to look like hell.  Nobody wants to worry, but everyone does.

Worrying is hard not to do, unless you know how to combat it.  I found four things to be true in order to not worry:

  1. Keep Busy…no time to think means no time to worry.
  2. Decide On Your Passions and Pursue Them…how can you not love life if you’re having fun?
  3. Keep Away From Toxic People…say no to worriers, unsupportive friends and negative nancys.
  4. Be Knowledgeable…when you aren’t prepared, you are in a highly anxious state.

How can you incorporate these principles into your own life?


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Giving It Up for Lent

Lent is the traditional 40 day period of preparation and prayer leading up to the week of the Resurrection of Christ.  It’s known in the modern world for giving up something in order to show your commitment and understanding of Christ and God.

Am I Catholic?  No…technically not, but I’m Italian and I find it fun to partake in different religious customs.

It took me a long time to decide what to give up for Lent.  I wanted something good, but I wanted something specific and noteworthy.  My original “stop overeating” thought didn’t quite fit this match. Finally I decided: I will give up soy.  I read it contributes to skin ailments and since my skin isn’t perfect, I wanted to try giving it up.

As I sit here sipping my Starbucks soy coffee frap, I’m resolute in my decision…and I hope my skin is for the better come Easter!


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Volunteering and the Art of Happiness

“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” JFK

I’ve never been a big philanthropist.  Horrible as it sounds, my past experiences with volunteering have been scattered, infrequent, and unsatisfying.

Two months ago, I decided to change that.  Where would I have fun volunteering and dedicating time to each week?  I decided upon office work at Team in Training.  I did a race with them three years ago while raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and I was impressed with the organization.

My experiences with TNT have been amazing!  I’m in a great atmosphere full of wonderful people, and they are so grateful for my two hours a week.  I loved it so much, I added two hours a week to the San Diego Art Museum in the store stockroom.  Here I even found a Survivor (the show) buddy.

Try thinking of places you’d love to work or be a part of and see what you can do to volunteer.  Even if it’s just once a month, volunteering is completely worth it. Trust me, you’ll embody happiness through helping others!

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Be You Adventure Plan

“He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” –Proverb

If I want to become thoroughly me, I need to plan.  Plan who I want to be, how I want to design my life, and plan what I need to do in order to get there.  That’s what started today.

I went through each of my priorities, one by one, and thought about where I’d like to be by next March. It was fun–Dreaming is my favorite activity!

I wrote down the goals to become the me I know I can be.  Some of them will be a stretch (reach for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars!). Some of them will require strong visualizations. All will require a commitment and a true love to achieve.  I added these goals to a separate page under the bya goals tab above.  I will update them every month, showing progress.

Of course, along the way I’ll study and explore methods to become independent, unique and successful.  Inspiration sources: blogs, books, magazines, real life experiences and interactions.

What is your be you adventure plan?


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Tea in Hand

The One on the Left is Mine!

I’m a girl with tea in hand.  I like being known as this (I even have a Starbucks Gold Card to prove it!).

I’ve used the same coffee traveler mug for years–I got it for free from the student union at BU while going to school.  I was sad when I broke it the other day.  A mini crisis is never fun, right?

Today I got my replacement.  It’s BPA-free, tall, easy to use, and it’s simple.  And of course, I got it at Starbucks!  I am an official tea tumbler owner, and I am getting good use out of it.

I love having items that bring joy and health in my life.  I am and forever will be with tea in hand.

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the beginnings…

I love the idea of a blog.  From Tranquility du Jour, (which I have followed the longest), to Ruffled, (I’m starting a wedding videography company), I can’t get enough pleasure from quick and interesting reads.

For the longest time, I’ve been racking my brain for a blog to do.  Some were too general, some too specific.  Nothing was just right.  Then the idea for be you adventure came along.  Perfection.

be you adventure tracks my adventure of becoming uniquely me: in business, in creativity, in health, in fitness, in social, in mental. be you adventure will be a case study to success and will offer knowledge and tips for all aspiring be you adventurers.

xoxo pia

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