Traumatic but awesome. My father was an alcoholic, so my mum got divorced when I was about 3 years old. I spent a lot of time in my native Poland in fields full of strawberries, raspberries, cherries and currants. I grew up as a forest girl, gathering wild blueberries, chanterelles, porcini mushrooms and other edible gemsI found in the forest. This is what I mainly remember and I choose to call it a very happy childhood.
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Daria taught me that awareness is the first step in healing. I realised I was very blocked emotionally. She encouraged me to honestly reassess and strengthen damaged relationships with certain family members and talk through problems with them in person, bearing in mind some key elements that she very skilfully brought to my attention, beforehand. As a result of the talks I felt a lot less frustrated and sad. I was then able to properly focus on my own health. Over the space of the following 11 months I have happily shed a stone (14 pounds) in weight and continue to drop towards my goal.
Hi. I’m Ela, I’m 56 years old. I suffered from hypothyroidism, 25 unnecessary kilograms, impaired hormone balance, anxiety, distraction, to the point that I couldn’t do up a shoelace. Now I’m going through the menopause. I know we women get it all!
I went to the side of health and well-being with a plant-based diet and conscious selflove. Now I look younger than when I was 45 and my energy levels are touching the sky! I understand now how to forget about my excuses and stick to my real ‘whys’!
If only I knew how simple it is before. And yes I’m Daria’s Mum and it’s taken me a while before I got over common diet stereotypes and trusted a plant-based lifestyle. I’ll never look back. So don’t worry if your family members are reluctant – we all get there in time, but what’s important is to lead by example not force, stress or coercion.
It was with Daria that I took my first juicing challenge. Since then, juices have settled in my life permanently. For me drinking a juice is an amazing moment of forgetfulness with a hint of the celebration of life and enjoying life in full abundance, joy and fulfilment. Daria, thank you for making our wonderful souls unremittingly awake! You infect endorphins and wonderful energy, you radiate warmth, grace and respect to people, nature and the world.
Thank you for your presence in my life, knowledge and experience that you share every day.For me, you are the spark that ignites the great flame of healing.
I can’t thank Daria enough for her absolute patience and being there for me, when I really needed her. She has a special skill of listening and understanding the situation. A while ago she helped me to solve the biggest problem with my daughter, who was 10 years old and on a special diet because of her eczema. She was secretly eating food that was not good for her and I was so helpless as she wasn’t listening and kept doing it. Thank to Daria, I was able to overcome this big problem.
She has helped me to spot the cause and to find better communication with her. Few months later the problem didn’t exist anymore and stayed like that till today. It is amazing! Later Daria also contributed to my eczema coaching groups and always had a helpful advice for my students when it comes to psychology and diet. I am very thankful for her advice and support.