Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Awesome Ways to Use Colors for Healing and Wellness


Want to learn awesome ways colors can heal, calm, energize, and empower you?




Specific colors have vibrational properties that speed up, balance, or calm down thinking and behavior. 

In fact, colors can influence your emotions, and motivate you to take better self-care. This is Part 1 in my Healing Series so look for additional posts in the future.

updated 8/30/19


Discover Awesome

 Ways to Use Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow

 for Healing and Wellness.




BLUE
Envision or wear clothes that are a shade of medium blue. Blue is a stress buster and its color energy soothes you, when you're physically, mentally, or emotionally depleted. 

Gazing softly at a blue object calms agitated or chaotic states of mind. That explains why many operating rooms in hospitals are painted blue and the staff wears scrubs of hospital blue. 


Sea blues of azure and sapphire suggest “going with the flow”  as the river, stream, or ocean does.

Want to reduce over-thinking? Think blue and find peace.


Blue is the color of the throat chakra and center for the spoken word (sky blue). The throat is the passageway by which we express feelings through communication. 


Meditating on a blue image before we express ourselves, helps us speak effectively and honestly. 
Read How to Use the Throat Chakra Here.

Pale blue sheets or blue accent pieces in a bedroom encourages sleep. Blue wall coverings, blankets, or pillows makes the room appear cooler and larger than it actually is.


At the cellular level, blue comforts us emotionally, and helps us detach from things that are beyond our control.

GREEN

Bright green has been adopted by environmentalists to symbolize the planet’s essential need to protect, recycle, grow, and reuse (transform) natural resources. 

Forest green/dark green is often associated with money, prosperity, and ambition. This shade of green works to help us concentrate and suggests prestige, power, and substance.


Green energy often suggests growth, change, and nature. 

Take a cue from nature to visualize the most serene green place you've ever seen. Imagine yourself walking there and travel back to this vision any time you want to feel more tranquil. 





The expression, “to have a green thumb,” means everything thrives in your garden. 

Use your imagination to picture a lush green field, and focus on being present in this scene. Then notice whether your mind and/or body feels more at ease.


Freshen up the energy in your home or office with green plants. 

Display green accent colors on your business website or computer screen saver. 

Eat green foods including pea soup, green salads, and avocados to fuel your body the green way.

RED
Red is a lively color, one that attracts attention. Red suggests the color of blood, rubies, cherries, love, and romance. 




It has the longest wavelength in the visible light spectrum, and can be seen from a greater distance than other colors.

Red is a good color for night lights, traffic lights, and to warn of danger.

Use red for exercise attire, and participate in aerobic exercise a minimum of 30 minutes on most days for good heart health.

Red speeds up metabolism and gives you pep.

Wearing or seeing red can increase appetite. Unless you need to gain weight, don't get an industrial stove in red or use red plates or utensils. This color can cause overeating.

Red energy is useful when you want more courage, self-confidence, self-love, and will power. Read more about this topic here.

YELLOW
Yellow is high up in the list of healing colors. Gazing at daffodils or wearing a yellow tee can stimulate intelligence and also detoxify the body and mind. 

Yellow is particularly helpful with skin problems. Avoid overuse of yellow, as it can hamper digestive health or lead to stomach problems and insomnia. 

The most radiant of all the colors in the visible light spectrum, yellow signals caution. It is used for traffic caution lights and warning signs all over the world. 

When we need nourishment, use the power of yellow energy and munch on yellow fruits and veggies including grapefruit, sweet potatoes, yellow summer squash, and pears. The nutrients in these foods draws on sun energy, and creates clear thinking and liveliness.

Yellow broadcasts a sunny disposition, and wearing it may help you feel alert, flexible, and joyful. 

That's why I selected yellow as a primary color for the cover of the self-awareness journal Colors of Joy: A Woman's Guide for Self-Discovery, Balance, and Bliss.




For tips and encouragement about ways to use colors to heal and grow, pick up a copy or two of the interactive journal Colors of Joy.

Its guided journal prompts, affirmations, and color themed activities help you and those you gift it to, discover joy in daily living. 

Before you go, let me know which colors appeal to you by commenting in the section below. 

Do you have questions or ideas about colors for healing and wellness? Please share that too.

If you would be so kind, don't put links in your comment. If you do, I won't be able to publish it. Thanks for visiting Colors 4 Health and ...


Further Reading

Chromotherapy and Its Scientific Evolution


Relax with Aquamarine and Aqua

What Everyone Needs to Know About the Heart Chakra

Red Energy

Yellow for Self-empowerment

Tips to Combine Journal Prompts and Quotes to Heal


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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Tucson Travel or Colorful Staycation



I notice when I'm outdoors exploring interesting things, I get plenty of exercise, benefit from breathing fresh air, and have fun too. 

I invite you along to entertain and maybe even inspire you to travel to Tucson. I love winter here, because there's so many walking, hiking, and biking trails as well as entertainment and cultural events galore.

The color palette of my southwest city delights me. I combined a love for color and desire to maintain good health by taking a staycation right here in Tucson.

The mural above and the pictures below were things I enjoyed seeing the most! 

Holiday Decorations Were Everywhere


My husband and I noticed the Hotel Congress is Celebrating
100 Years this New Years' Eve






New Apartment Building Tucson

Yoga is Popular in Tucson




Mosaic In Downtown Tucson. See Additional Mosaics Here

Although there are many good restaurants in Tucson, my husband and I love eating at the Tasteful Kitchen the most. After we went home to shower and change our clothes, this is what we ordered.

Nancy Andres and a Color-rich Salad at the Tasteful Kitchen


Mushroom Wellington from the Tasteful Kitchen

Eggplant Parmesan from Tasteful Kitchen
Hope you enjoyed this armchair visit to Tucson. Before you go, see my closing photo and links to additional reading.


Why not plan to see the awesome colors of Tucson soon? Enjoy the sights during the day, and take in the gorgeous colors of the desert at sunset.


For additional posts about Arizona see:

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tucson visitor information



I appreciate your interest in Colors 4 Health. When you're planning to be in my neck of the woods, please let me know.

Like or have questions about what you see? Please comment, but don't put links in it. I won't be able to publish it that way.

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Although my husband and shared a fun day downtown and and I wrote about it last week, my blogging routine is to post on the 1st and 15th.

Words can't express how heavy my heart is now. Our dear son died yesterday in his sleep.

It is a sad, challenging time for me, yet I am posting to let you know how precious he was to us, and honor our loved one's memory right now. Nan


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