In the winter it is hard to stay healthy in mind, body and soul. There are many things that make you feel moody, and one of them may be the lack of sunshine. I find that having sunshiny things around me helps me to feel better.
For example, when was the last time you went to an Authentic Mexican Restaurant? Well, I was recently in San Diego California experiences some sun, but also some sunny colors.
Colorful things really help you to look at life differently.
I try to use a form of color therapy in my life that helps, especially in the winter. Using colorful clothing such as oranges and yellows in the winter can bring anyone out of a funk.
People tend to use more subtle colors in the winter, but it should be just the opposite.
Eating colorful foods such as oranges and tangerines are another colorful idea that can help in the winter. In the book: Color Therapy, The Use of Color for Health and Healing, author Pauline Wills describes Orange.
Orange is dynamic, like energy. It lifts your spirit and puts you in harmony. Orange and yellow work well together for both physical vitality and help with the intellect.
Joy and Balance
Orange is the color of joy and happiness. This joy can create a balance in our mind’s eye, balancing not only our physical being, but our mind and spirit. We are uplifted and smiling, overcoming some depressive symptoms.
The Orange Ray: used to treat stones in the kidneys and gallbladder. Orange can also be helpful in chronic bronchitis and with the accompanying cough. Orange also has an anti-spasmodic effect, and is beneficial in muscle spasms and cramps.
Taken in part from: Wills, Pauline. ( 1994) Color Therapy: The Use of Color for Health and Healing. Rockport, MA. Element Publishing.