Human Development

Promoting a Healing Environment with Color

Various colors are associated with different types of energy.

Violet: spiritual energy connected to universal power and healing

Indigo: a blend of red and violet, stimulates intuition

Blue: invokes a sense of calm

Green: a healing quality, the color of nature that supports the heart chakra

Yellow: associated with solar energy, power, and intellect

Orange: a nurturing energy related to creation, sunrise, and sunset

Red: invigorating life force in small amounts, can be energetically overwhelming with large or continual exposure.

Source: Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life by C. Eliopoulos, 2004, p. 227

Color, Consciousness and Healing: The Healing Effects of Color, Light & Art by Leanne Venier

Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA, is an international award-winning artist, scientist, engineer and expert on color and light who regularly lectures about the healing effects of color, light frequencies and art at major medical centers, MENSA and elsewhere. She now combines her art with her past careers as a mechanical engineer, acupuncturist and eastern medicine practitioner to teach medical practitioners and lay people about the latest medical research on how to use color and art for healing purposes.

This video includes detailed information on:
* How our bodies absorb and use color and light frequencies;
* Latest scientific research and current medical applications for treating cancer and other illnesses using color and light;
* New studies and technology that support healing of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, and other diseases and disorders;
* The science behind the healing effects of certain types of artwork;
* Why we need all the color frequencies found naturally in sunlight for optimum health;
* What are biophotons and why they are so important to optimal health and wellbeing;
* How color and consciousness are connected;
* Color attributes and how we can use them every day to prevent and heal illness.

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Self-Love Boot Camp

  • Become your own best friend: If you want to see yourself clearly, just step into the shoes of your closest friends. What do they see when they look at you? Probably not the things you complain about, but all the things that keep them coming back for more of your company: Your easy laugh. Your compassionate ear. Your sound advice. Your fun-loving spirit. Get very clear on what it is about you that draws people in. Then spend your time contemplating that idyllic image.
  • Only have eyes for you: The grass is always greener on the other side, except when you are in love. When you are losing your head over Jim, you don’t stop to think, “Gee, Jim is great, but I wish his name were George…” Instead, you believe you have found the best of all possible worlds because of the connection you’ve forged. That is how I want you to feel good about yourself. Connected. I want you to stop comparing yourself with the Miss Thangs with their flat bellies and endless legs, and start admiring yourself for your great smile, smooth skin and hopeful outlook.

Source: Love Smart by Dr. Phil McGraw, 2005, p.57

“But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you that you love, well, that’s just fabulous”—Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

Getting Free of Self-Importance Is The Key To Happiness
At TEDxMiddlebury 2013 Polly Young-Eisendrath discusses the idea that we can control and manage our lives as counter to our happiness. After considering the true meaning of happiness, Polly highlights several uniquely human emotions—shame, guilt, envy, and jealousy—that pose as obstacles to this happiness and offers solutions to overcome these emotions. Polly Young-Eisendrath is a speaker, writer, Jungian analyst and mindfulness teacher. She is a long-time practitioner of Zen Buddhism and Vipassana in the tradition of Shinzen Young. She is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont and in independent clinical practice in central Vermont. Her 14 published books have been translated into more than 20 languages, including “The Self-Esteem Trap,” “The Resilient Spirit,” and “Women and Desire”.

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Sedentary Lifestyle vs. Walking Lifestyle

“Unhealthy, calorie-rich diets combined with a sedentary lifestyle can wreak havoc on our waistlines. This potent one-two punch is most likely responsible for the dramatic rise of overweight and obese conditions that have been noted over the last few decades. If we were a nation that incorporated a moderate amount of physical activity into our daily lives, then the poor dietary choices we make would be less punishing when we stepped on the scale. The truth, however, is that not only are we eating more calories, but we’re also burning fewer of them through physical activity such as walking or exercise. This combination has completely disrupted our energy balance, thus producing a country struggling with weight control.” (p. 26)

Smith, I. 2001. The Take Control Diet. New York, N.Y.: Random House.


A Doctor-Professor answers the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way. Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital. ©2011 Michael Evans and Mercury Films Inc.

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Get Organized

“At least once per month, clear your space of excess items. Move toward minimalism. Look around your home, office, room and other places you spend your time, and consider donating any items you can identify as surplus…If necessary, don’t hesitate to sell items that have value. Use this money to buy healthier food, a new pair of hiking shoes. Think about getting a massage or acupuncture. Use the money to improve your well-being or the well-being of others. Buy a hot meal, a coat, or a bed for someone in need…By clearing the clutter from your living and working spaces, you can help clear the clutter from your mind.

Source: Sow- Planting the Seeds for Health, Well-Being and a Superhero Life by Joe Rignola. You can follow his Facebook group @

Cheap Organizing Ideas – Getting Organized on a Small Budget

A lot of people think getting organized is really expensive. Yes, there are lots of organizing products that are costly, however, there are also a lot that are also affordable or fall within small or limited budgets. Website –

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Can Paleo Diet Cure Overweight and Obesity?

“The great accomplishments of modern humans -our ability to create an abundant food supply and our increasing release from manual labor- is, to a great degree, working against our genetic design. Although we cannot go back in time, we must, in a certain sense, re-create the eating patterns of our ancestors if we are to restore our health and survive as a species. That means eating far more whole, unprocessed plant foods and limiting the quantities of animal foods, especially those rich in saturated fat. At the same time, we must increase our physical activity. To our ancestors, daily life was an enormous physical struggle simply to stay alive. For us, physical activity must be conscious forms of exercise.” (p. 69)

Kash, P., Lombard, J. and Monte, T. (2008). Freedom from Disease. New York, N.Y.: St. Martin’s Press.

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What is the Paleo Diet? —Paleo Diet Explained

What is the Paleo diet and why should you care? Here the world’s #1 expert, professor Loren Cordain, explains what you need to know and answers common questions.

Professor Cordain’s website:

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Family Involvement in the Adolescent Recovery Process

“It is not a coincidence that some of the most successful substance abuse prevention and treatment programs for adolescents are strongly family-based. Any discussion of family involvement in services, however, must ask the question, Which individuals in a person’s life constitute family? For the purposes of helping an adolescent to move forward in treatment and recovery, it may be helpful to be very flexible in the definition of family. A useful distinction has been made between traditional families, extended families and elected families, with elected families representing families self-identified and formed by choice and not by blood, marriage, or law. Elective families may include godparents and other significant but non-biologically-related significant others. The most helpful strategy is that the entire network of support and resources be utilized during treatment and relapse prevention.” (p. 5)

Source: Engaging Family Members Into Adolescent Drug Treatment by Daniel Santisteban, Ph.D., May 2008 (Florida Certification Board/Southern Coast ATTC Monograph Series #3)

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1 HOUR Healing Meditation Music – Relax Mind and Body – “Eternal Light” – Endless Sky Album

Deep meditation, chill out, yoga, spa music to relax mind and body. This is track four of “Endless Sky” album. The music in this album was inspired by lush sounds that can take you deep in thought. Also featuring beautiful landscape photography from Larisa Koshkina. This will look great on your big screen TV with surround sound. Enjoy!

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Balancing Work and Life

  • Are you doing that which energizes and renews you?
  • What gives you the greatest joy?
  • Do you continue to expand your business in response to the opportunity to make more money to the detriment of your health and personal life?
  • Do you devote more time to work in order to escape problems at home?
  • Do you spend wastefully and then work overtime to pay your bills?
  • How would you really like to spend your time?
  • What are the things you always wanted to do but do not because of lack of time? How can you find the time to do these things?

Source: Eliopoulos, C. 2004. Invitation to Holistic Health: A guide to Living a Balanced Life. Sudbury, M.A.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. (p. 187)

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