Nothing quite like a new purse...

I'm sitting here looking at my new purple purse. Yes, purple. I've wanted one for months, along with a pair of purple boots. I h...

I'm sitting here looking at my new purple purse. Yes, purple. I've wanted one for months, along with a pair of purple boots. I haven't found the boots yet, but I'm satisfying my current craving for purple a little at a time.

(I've worn off the silver coating on my laptop.)
Purple fingertips (new nail polish), a pair of purple suede flats, a scarf I want to wear with everything, new pillows and curtains for my family room, even a warmer for my Scentsy wickless candles.

Color cravings aren't new for me. They seem to be a subliminal form of self-medication. Chromotherapy, deemed a "pseudoscience" by the traditional medical community, has been around since the 1800s and is still used as a treatment in holistic and alternative medicine. By wearing colored lenses, taking "color bath treatments" or just surrounding oneself with certain colors, it's thought that certain ailments and imbalances in the body can be corrected. Sound crazy? Maybe, or maybe not.
(My Scentsy warmer.)

It's well-known and accepted in the medical community that full-spectrum light therapy is helpful in the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Full-spectrum light is simply light that contains ALL the colors, so it makes sense that repeatedly viewing a particular color spectrum could affect the brain and/or body.

What color(s) are you "hungry" for right now? Could those color cravings indicate something deeper in your psyche? Take Luscher's Color Test, developed by color psychologist Max Luscher in the early 1900s and still widely used in Europe.

According to Luscher's research, the colors you are attracted to reveal your current perceptions, problems, needs, and desires. I was, quite literally, shocked by my results. Try it out (click on the link below) and let me know what you think!

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  1. That was eerily accurate! Wow! Where you're all about the purple (interestingly, most of my friends are)I'm all about Pink. Bright, hot pink. Now I have to go take a picture of my purse. ;)

  2. Ooh, a PINK purse? Cool!
    My quiz results freaked me out a bit.
    : )

  3. The older I've gotten, the more I've craved color. My new iphone cover and my new kindle cover are both hot pink. And I rebelled against my "neutral" purses a couple of weeks ago and snagged a beautiful teal purse from a clearance rack. (I figured it wouldn't clash too bad with either pink or red!) Love your purple, Niki!

  4. The color quiz hated me. It said that I blame others for my own shortcomings... but I only do that when it's not my fault!!!

  5. Anne, I haven't thought about age-related color changes. I wonder if it's similar to the way we begin to like stronger tastes in our food?
    I need to find a purple iPhone cover... it's impossible to find the black one in the recesses of my purse!

  6. Cheryl,
    LOL. Don't feel bad, the color quiz said I was desperately looking for a way to escape. Who, me?


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