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- How To Make Your Own Bath Salts
- How To Make Your Own HALLOWEEN BODY GLITTER
- Meditation: For Deep Relaxation
- What do your HANDS say about you?
- Part II: You and Your Dreams
- The RAINBOW That is you!
- What colours mean - Black
- Double, double toil and trouble
- What colours mean - Silver
- What colours mean - Gold
- What Colours Mean: Purple
- What Colours Mean: Blue
- What Colours Mean - Pink
- What colours mean: Red
- What colours mean - Orange
- What Colours Mean - Green
- What Colours Mean - Yellow
- Discovering you - White
- Part I: You and Your DREAMS
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- Real Girl - Emily
- I tried smoking. Now how do I say no?
- What Colours Mean - Yellow
- Junk Drawer Syndrome! clear the clutter
- Sometimes I really DON'T LIKE my Mom!
- Struggle for Identity - being a young woman during the times of the Renaissance
- Ask a Guy - ask a girl out, getting ready in the morning, are fashion models perfect, girlfriend preferences
- Not all FATS are created equal!
- Body Image - Am I Good Enough?
- How Can I Feel Better and Get His Attention?
- Inspirtational Girls and Women - Silken Laumann
- Summer's here...NOW SHOW ME THE MONEY!
- A Summer to Remember
- Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood
- Ecological Footprint... how big is YOURS?
- Career Watch - Personal Trainer
- Be your own Goddess - Bast
What Colours Mean - Yellow
DISCOVERING YOU, June 2007, by Alicja Zajac
When I think of warm weather I think of the colour Yellow! Surrounding ourselves with yellow on the bleakest of days can lift our spirits and make us feel happier, warm and full of energy.
Our eye tends to notice this colour amongst others. That’s why some taxicabs and road warning signs are yellow. They are visible from a distance. You could be standing in a train station filled with hundreds of people wearing all the colours of the rainbow and you’ll notice that the yellow outfits, signs and objects will really stand out. Here’s a tip if you didn’t finish your homework: Don’t wear yellow to school that day! If you do, you’ll stand out like a beacon that demands, “Ask me! Ask ME!”
Wear yellow when you feel like having fun; when you are feeling spontaneous, want to try something different and don’t feel like following the crowd. Wear it when you want to impress someone special or be noticed. When you want to get your message across or you feel like you aren’t being paid attention to, that is a good time for yellow.
Choose your yellows carefully. Moderation is key and finding the right shade that suits you is important. Certain shades of yellow are not as pleasing as others. Avoid dull, greenish or washed-out yellows, as they give an overall appearance of dinginess and an impression of being tired or ill. Very bright yellow paint in a room for instance, is not conducive to rest and relaxation. Busy grocery stores and fast-food restaurants that want customer traffic to flow constantly, often choose very bright, distracting yellow for their décor. Customers are attracted to this colour and then they ‘shop, or eat and run’, making room for new customers. Some softer yellows are more appealing, and it is said that they can make you eat more than you normally would.
The colour yellow is associated with the adrenal glands. These two walnut-sized glands are shaped like small floppy hats that sit on top of your kidneys. They are mainly responsible for how you deal with stress. Your adrenals provide you with the sudden burst of energy you might experience when you have to respond quickly to a situation, like jumping off your bike before it hits a tree, sprinting those last few meters in a race or lifting an impossibly heavy object in an emergency. If you are in a stressful situation or are feeling ill or kind of yucky, wrap yourself in a fleecy yellow blanket, close your eyes and imagine sending sunshine yellow to your lower back where the adrenals are situated. It often works like magic! Some will quickly feel more energetic - and those stresses will melt away.
Yellow is the color associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra. This extremely important energy center is situated in the middle of your abdomen and deals with your sense of personal power, your personal identity and control of self.
Yellow has been associated with the intellect for centuries. Meditating on golden, summer-sun yellow improves thinking when problem solving.It is said that the Dalai Lama’s personal meditation room is a beautiful shade of yellow. Something sunny yellow in your room can help you to come up with ideas when studying, trying to solve a problem or needing to make a decision.
- Yellow Represents – Abundance, intellect, vitality
- Yellow Instills – self-esteem, cheer, fullness, hope, self expression
- Yellow Flowers – Daffodils, buttercups, roses, sunflowers
- Yellow Stones – Citrine, tiger’s eye, topaz, amber
- Yellow Chakra – yellow is the 3rd, in the abdomen area
- the hindus wear yellow to celebrate the festival of spring
- indicates one’s honour and loyalty in heraldry
- a sign of mourning in Egypt and Burma
- yellow ribbon is a sign of support for soldiers who have gone to war and are fighting for our freedom
- doors of traitors and criminals were painted yellow in tenth – century France
- can represent being cowardly or jelous