Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Color Your Personality - Chromatherapy

Do you find yourself gravitating to a particular color? It could be more than just a preference. A person’s favorite colors can provide intriguing clues to her personality, says Dewey Sadka, color expert and creator of the Dewey Color System, a widely used tool to identify people’s personality traits based on hue preference. Sadka, author of The Dewey Color System for Relationships: The Ultimate Compatibility Test for Love, Friendship and Career Success (Three Rivers Press, 2005), tells LifeScript readers what their favorite shades reveal about them…
Personality: A preference for green shows that a person is a terrific listener who’s never too busy to help a friend in need. But your ability to put yourself in other people’s shoes is your true gift. And although you appear innocent at times, your natural curiosity and your understanding of what makes people tick makes you more streetwise than you seem.
Celebs who love the color: Julia Roberts, Courteney Cox Arquette
Personality: An affinity for black indicates that you’re fiercely loyal, committed to all of your relationships and extremely disciplined about achieving goals. Lovers of black tend to be emotional people and often make decisions based on feelings rather than logic.
Celebs who love the color: Angelina Jolie, Gail O’Grady, Jennifer Aniston
White or Cream
Personality: Those who favor white are willing to experience lots of new things and seek out the unexplored. You attract many different types of people and adventures, but all this action can get you into a few tight spots. The best strategy: Control your expectations by limiting yourself to desires and goals you are sure you can achieve.
Celebs who love the color: Kristin Davis, Jessica Biel, Pamela Anderson
Personality: A passion for red announces loud and clear that a woman is a mover and shaker who does nothing halfway. Direct and practical with a clear idea of what you want, you let others know exactly where they stand and you establish firm boundaries. Saying “no” is not a problem for you. As a result, people respect you and listen when you talk. You can, however, become impatient with others’ inefficiencies.
Celebs who love the color: Cindy Crawford, Meg Ryan
Personality: A fondness for yellow suggests you’re an optimist who accepts people for who they are and you like to make everyone feel good. Like other people who love yellow, you tend to extend yourself without expecting anything in return, but you don’t accept kindness easily so it’s hard for others to do nice things for you.
Celebs who love the color: Tyra Banks, Reese Witherspoon
Personality: A preference for pink comes with a genuine concern for others. It makes a you appear angelic – that’s your great strength. But you need appreciation for your deeds in order to move forward in life.
Celebs who love the color: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Garner
Gold and Bronze
Personality: Women drawn to gold are not the type to sit back and let the world pass them by. You have high hopes, dreams and ambitions, and you enjoy life to the fullest. But your passion can also be your downfall, as it causes you to over-schedule and, as a result, feel stressed and overwhelmed at times.
Celebs who love the color: Fergie, Allison Janney, Kate Walsh
Personality: Silver as a favorite color indicates a woman is searching to better understand her deepest feelings. You long to be immersed in your own thoughts, away from the busy world. Introspective by nature, you ask yourself such weighty questions as “What’s my emotional fulfillment from this action?” and “Will going down this road be a passionate journey?”
Celebs who love the color: Paris Hilton, Kelly Ripa
Personality: Optimistic and dreamy, blue buffs overlook little slights and stumbling blocks, give others the benefit of the doubt, and see the sunny side of life. You create a positive, upbeat presence that keeps those around you moving forward. In love, your focus on the positive can make you naive. It can take you a long time – perhaps too long – to see the shortcomings of your beloved.
Celebs who love the color: Dayna Devon and Hilary Swank
Your Primary Pick
According to Sadka, primary colors – yellow, blue and red – provide us with energy. Your favorite primary color reveals a lot about your approach to life, while your least favorite indicates the issues you try to avoid. Here’s a look at what your preferences – in various color combinations – show about you:
Your favorite: Yellow
Your least favorite: Red
What this says about you: You’ve got a knack for seeing other people’s point of views. But this empathy can be an obstacle when you let others’ needs prevent you from making the best decisions for yourself.
Your favorite: Yellow
Your least favorite: Blue
What this says about you: Your ability to see the big picture lets you pinpoint what’s missing, helping you transform failure into success. But forgetting details is your biggest roadblock.
Your favorite: Blue
Your least favorite: Yellow
What this says about you: You’re a great strategist who can plan imaginatively. The problem? What you think you need often differs from what you really need. The key to your success is being more practical in the planning phase
Your favorite: Blue
Your least favorite: Red
What this says about you: You have a rare ability to see the possibilities of your goals, as well as the limitations. But difficulty expressing yourself may keep you from garnering the support you need to achieve your dreams.
Your favorite: Red
Your least favorite: Yellow
What this says about you: You’re a perfectionist with an eye for seeing what isn’t working. But when you feel overwhelmed, you see your way as the only way. Remember to hear others out, and you’ll find your answers.
Your favorite: Red
Your least favorite: Blue
What this says about you: Your talent for appraising situations can get lost in the specifics of a task. Staying focused on your overall goal – rather than on the technicalities – will keep you on course.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spa Chocolate - Cal-a-VieThe Spa Havens in Vista California

Chocolate continues to hold its place in history as the sweet treat for lovers and for those longing for that delicious state of being in love.
Indeed research has found that cocoa beans contain hormone analogs that are very much akin to those we give off when we are deep in some romantic episode. One researcher at the University of California at San Diego isolated a substance in cocoa that he dubbed “anandamide” and which he determined to be a powerful euphoric (ananda means bliss in Sanscrit). No wonder Liz Taylor was once quoted as saying, “I only eat chocolate between marriages.”
Chocolate is the eternal symbol for lovers, the usual gift offered on Valentine’s Day. Yet, it can also be a curse for those trying to become more sleek and attractive for the sake of romance. Mind you, the culprit is not the cocoa itself, but rather the fat that is almost invariably married to it in those rich, creamy confections. Unsweetened baker’s chocolate has about 15.7 grams of fat per ounce (10g of which is saturated) and has 148 calories. Cocoa powder on the other hand is almost sin free with only 2.5 grams of fat and about 50 – 60 calories per ounce. If you want to be extreme, there is a decaffeinated, defatted cocoa powder called Wonderslim available in health food stores that actually still tastes good.
Other than evoking the feelings of love, chocolate has been shown to be good for the heart in other ways. Chocolate is a rich source of magnesium, which is a powerful muscle relaxant, including those hardworking muscles of the heart. Additionally, researchers at the University of California at Davis have found that chocolate is extraordinarily high in phenol, a phytochemical that helps reduce heart disease risk by preventing cholesterol in the bloodstream from oxidizing (hardening in the presence of oxygen and thereby clogging the arteries). The phenol level in 1.5 ounces of milk chocolate is the equivalent to that in 5 ounces of red wine. This is good news indeed for those that choose not to drink.
The Eastern Ivy League has also been studying the health benefits of chocolate. Several years ago Harvard’s School of Public Health surveyed data from 7,841 alumni and found that those who ate chocolate regularly had a 36% lower risk of death compared with the abstainers. That makes chocolate a pretty powerful medicine.
Next time the chocolate urge strikes, instead of those calorie rich desserts, try the following light alternative from . In place of fat laden baking chocolate, cocoa powder and a fat free chocolate sauce is substituted in this Chocolate Madeleine with Pearl created by Steve Pernetti, Cal-a-Vie’s Executive Chef. This dessert is a beauty to behold and a delight to eat. The Madeleine is moist and delicious, and equally nutritious owing to whole, natural ingredients. Enjoy every morsel with a conscience that is free and clear, and live more happily and maybe longer for having done so.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

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