RECOGNIZING DARVO: What is the DARVO Method?

Understanding psychological manipulation tactics is crucial for maintaining healthy relationships and protecting oneself from abuse. DARVO, an acronym for Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender, is a common strategy used by narcissists to confuse, shame, and silence their victims. In this blog post, we'll explore what DARVO is, share a personal experience, delve into its psychological roots, and discuss how to recognize and handle this damaging manipulation tactic. If you've ever felt bewildered or doubted your reality in a relationship, this post will help you identify and break free from the cycle of abuse.
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When Talking to Yourself, Whose Voice Are You Hearing?

For years, I was stuck in a harmful loop, constantly telling myself, “I am not good enough.”
Most of us struggle with some variation of the “I’m not good enough, I don’t deserve, I am not worthy” track playing in our heads. It's a powerful habit that can sabotage all your efforts to change or achieve anything!
This self-defeating mindset can prevent you from applying for your dream job, accepting a date, venturing into entrepreneurship, writing the book you’ve always wanted to, or even trying out a new hairstyle. The variations of "I'm not slim enough," "I'm not smart enough," or simply "not enough," are endless, and your mind likely knows exactly what your personal "not enough" is.
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From Self-Doubt to Self-Love: My Journey of Transformation

Navigating the trendy seas of “Love yourself”, “Be yourself” and “Be happy” feels a bit like being handed a map without any directions. Everyone tells you where to go, but nobody shows you how to get there. So when someone tossed the “You have to love yourself more” advice my way a few years back, as my life seemed to veer off course, I was stumped. “But how?” I quizzed, genuinely puzzled. Their response? “The same way you love your children, or anyone truly dear to you.” 
Hmm, easier said than done, I thought.
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Demystifying the Chakras

Embark on a transformative journey into the realm of chakras, the ancient energy system deeply rooted in Indian philosophy, designed to enhance our physical, mental, and spiritual health. This holistic roadmap comprises seven primary energy centers aligned along the spine, each intricately connected to various aspects of our being—ranging from basic survival instincts to our potential for spiritual enlightenment. Understanding and balancing these chakras can lead to profound improvements in how we feel physically, emotionally, and spiritually, indicating that the health of our chakras can significantly affect our overall well-being.

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Learning to Say No: Breaking Free from Being a People Pleaser

For far too long, I have been part of the 'want to please' crowd, always jumping in to help, listen, and do whatever I could for others. Learning to prioritize self-care and setting boundaries not only reduced my exhaustion but also immensely enriched my life.

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The Joy and Necessity of Home Cooking: A Journey Through My Kitchen

Homemade Chicken Soup: A Staple in My Kitchen
In my homeland, many families cherish their Sunday dinners with a steaming pot of homemade chicken soup. This tradition wasn't limited to Sundays in my family home; it was also our remedy for illness. I've proudly carried on this "chicken soup" tradition.

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My Self-Care And Self-Love Journey

My Self-Care And Self-Love Journey
Self-care and self-love are essential for mental well-being. They guide us to treat ourselves with kindness and respect. This blog post will take you through my journey of self-care and self-love, sharing some of my routines, habits, and reflections.

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Unlocking Brain Potential: The Hidden Power of Handwriting



Explore the "Hidden Power of Handwriting" in our latest post, uncovering how handwriting boosts brain connectivity, memory, and cognitive development over typing. Whether you're a journal aficionado or seeking to enrich your cognitive abilities, learn why pen and paper remain vital in our digital age. Join the conversation on the art of handwriting and share your favorite writing tools. Unlock your brain's full potential through the simple act of writing by hand.

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Unfolding the Wings of Your Words: The Story Behind Our Luxurious Peacock Journals

My love affair with notebooks and the art of journaling began in the simplest moments—scribbling thoughts on scraps of paper, capturing bursts of inspiration that would otherwise vanish into the ether.
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How To Reduce EMF Exposure and Improve Your Health

How To Reduce EMF Exposure and Improve Your Health
Various studies show that the coherent field created by a Somavedic positively affects our cells, lowers free radicals and improves cell regeneration, heart rate variability (HRV), and blood pressure. What many people have claimed to see as a result of using a Somavedic is less brain fog, fewer migraines and headaches, better sleep and more energy.

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My Experience with Vertigo

My Experience with Vertigo
I never thought I would experience vertigo, but last year I did. It started out innocently enough; I was cooking and I suddenly felt dizzy. I assumed it was just a passing feeling and went about my business. However, the dizziness persisted and soon became so severe that I couldn't stand up without feeling like I was going to pass out. I had nausea and started vomiting. It was late in the night and my family got so scared that they didn’t want me to wait until the morning to see my family doctor; they called for an ambulance. At this point, I thought that I am having a heart attack. 
After a battery of tests, the doctors determined that I had vertigo—a condition characterized by a sense of spinning or swaying even when you're stationary. They kept me for a few hours in the emergency room and when the prescribed medication started to kick in, my vertigo slowly began to improve and I was able to go home. 
I got a prescription and instructions on how to take my medication and how to take care of myself but if you know me, you know that I don't like to take pills unless it is absolutely necessary and I always do my research about the side effects and also natural options.
There are several ways of treating Vertigo, and I chose what I had at home: meridian balancing using microcurrent, acupuncture and essential oils. 
Now I found a new tool which I want to share with you because I know that a lot of people struggle with vertigo and constantly looking for a natural solution.
 

 Vertigo Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

Is Vertigo Permanent?
Vertigo is the sensation of feeling off-balance or dizzy. It can be caused by a number of things, including inner ear infections, head injuries, migrainesblood pressure, heart rate changes, or even anxiety.
While vertigo can be a debilitating condition, it is usually not permanent. With proper diagnosis and treatment, most people are able to recover from vertigo and live normal, healthy lives. Vertigo can last for a few seconds, minutes, hours, or days. In some cases, it may come and go over time.
 
There are two types of vertigo: peripheral and central. Peripheral vertigo stems from an issue in the ear or vestibular system, which controls balance, while central vertigo is caused by an issue in the brain, such as a stroke or a tumour.

Peripheral Vertigo
Peripheral vertigo is caused by problems in the inner ear or vestibular nerve. This type of vertigo is usually accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Common causes include labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis. Treatment typically involves vestibular rehabilitation exercises and medications to relieve symptoms.

Central Vertigo
Central vertigo causes symptoms in parts of the brain, such as the cerebellum and brainstem. Vertigo is caused mainly by headaches and is often associated with brain tumours. If your GP thinks your central occlusion might indicate an underlying problem, they can order a diagnostic scan. Treating migraines helps reduce vertigo-causing headaches.
 
 

Symptoms of Vertigo
The main symptom of vertigo is the feeling that you or your surroundings are moving when they’re not. This sensation can be mild, moderate, or severe. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, sweating, fatigue, and difficulty walking or standing. 
 



Treatment for Vertigo
The treatment for vertigo depends on the underlying cause. For example, if vertigo is caused by an inner ear infection, the treatment will be different than if it is caused by a head injury. In most cases, vertigo can be treated with medication and/or physical therapy. In some cases, surgery may be necessary. As I mentioned previously I treated my Vertigo with meridian balancing using microcurrent, acupuncture and essential oils, but I found a very promising tool, that now has in my toolbox in case any signs of vertigo will shows up again.
Vertigo can be debilitating, but treatments are available to help relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. If you think you may be experiencing vertigo, talk to your doctor to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan OR:
You Can Check Out The Revolutionary New Technology: WAVwatch! 
I just got mine and I am so excited. 
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The WAVwatch is a self-care tool that uses the power of sound therapy to help with common self-care problems and imbalances in your body (like vertigo, pain, inflammation, anxiety, cold & flu, headaches, kidney stones, and more).
Sound therapy uses acoustical frequencies that run through your body. This method for improving your immune system has been used for centuries and is extremely safe and scientifically researched. Over 1200 parents, grandparents, and kids use the WAVwatch! 

 
Vertigo is a common condition that many different underlying conditions can cause. In most cases, vertigo will improve with time and treatment. If you have persistent dizziness, see your doctor to rule out any serious causes.
I hope this information has been helpful. Thank you for your time!
Xoxo
Urszula



Scientific References:
Dr. Bruce Lipton interview on sound healing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7MmSfo5b9U&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop
https://www.chinasona.org/Thiaoouba/coronavirus-sound-therapy.html
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/an-hour-of-light-and-sound-a-day-might-keep-alzheimers-at-bay/
The Effect of Music Listening on Pain, Heart Rate Variability, and Range of Motion in Older Adults After Total Knee Replacement https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29254373/
Effectiveness of Music Listening in Patients With Total Knee Replacement During CPM Rehabilitation https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25693577/
https://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/24/fashion/thursdaystyles/whats-the-buzz-sound-therapy.html?auth=login-google1tap&login=google1tap
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-opera-singer-can-shatter-glass/
The action of Nerves is based on Sound Impulses https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/03/070307075703.htm
Music Therapy for Parkinson’s: Research & Benefits https://www.salubrainous.com/music-benefits-for-parkinsons/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11660663/classical-music-blood-pressure-heart-disease.html
https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2013/12/16/science-behind-healing-sound
Direct Effect of Music on Non-auditory Cells in Culture: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23955127/

The Physical Symptoms of Not Loving Yourself – And How To Address Them

Discover how not loving yourself can manifest in physical symptoms like constant fatigue, frequent illness, concentration troubles, and feelings of anxiety or depression. Learn actionable strategies to prioritize self-care, improve your well-being, and embrace self-love. Transform your life with simple steps towards a healthier, happier you. Click to unlock the secrets to addressing the physical signs of self-neglect and embark on a journey to self-love and holistic health.
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4 Foods That Can Help Fight the Signs of Aging

 

Did you know that what you eat can actually help fight the signs of aging?
 
The health of your skin not only depends on your skincare routine but also on the foods you consume. As they say “you are what you eat”. Your diet plays a significant role in your appearance. The healthier the food you eat, the healthier your skin will be. 
If you want to glow from the inside out, make sure you choose fruits and vegetables packed with essential vitamins and minerals. They help to fight disease and provide anti-aging properties. Eating the right food has many health benefits. Among others, it helps to maintain your skin’s appearance by reducing the aging process, as well as maintaining clearer skin.
 
Here are four anti-aging foods that can help keep your skin looking young and radiant.
 
1. Avocados
Avocados are rich in healthy fats, antioxidants, and vitamins that can help keep your skin hydrated and supple. The monounsaturated fats in avocados can also help reduce inflammation, which can contribute to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Try adding half an avocado to your morning smoothie or lunchtime salad for a youthful boost.
 
2. Tomatoes
Tomatoes are packed with lycopene, an antioxidant that helps protect the skin against damage from harmful UV rays. Lycopene can also help reduce inflammation and promote collagen production, both of which are important for keeping the skin looking young and healthy. Add a few slices of fresh tomato to your next sandwich or toss some cherry tomatoes into your salad for a lycopene-rich boost.
 
3. Fatty Fish
Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel, and sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for maintaining healthy skin cells. Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation, keep skin hydrated, and protect against damage from UV rays. Aim to include fatty fish in your diet at least once or twice a week for maximum benefit.
 
4. Dark Chocolate
Yes, you read that right—dark chocolate can actually be good for your skin! Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, and antioxidants that can help protect the skin against damage from UV rays. Flavonoids can also help reduce inflammation and promote collagen production. Choose dark chocolate with a cacao content of 70% or higher for the most benefit and enjoy in moderation.
 
These four anti-aging foods can help fight the signs of aging by reducing inflammation, promoting collagen production, and protecting against damage from UV rays. Add them to your diet for a youthful boost!

Xoxo
Urszula


Project: Gratitude

When was the last time you expressed gratitude for something in your life? If you can't remember, it's time to start practicing gratitude! Did you know that practicing gratitude has many benefits, including improved mental and physical health, increased happiness, and reduced stress level?
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