MANALAPAN, N.J./STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Depending on the season, nature’s colors surrounding the Garden State Parkway will differ during the short drive from Staten Island, N.Y., to the magnificent Villas senior apartment community on Manalapan, N.J.
The colors we see while motoring along may influence the way we feel – whether the sky is sunny and blue or cloudy and grey, and whether the trees are bursting with the vibrant reds of autumn, the whites of winter, or the lush greens of spring and summer.
When strategically utilized, colors can be uplifting. Color therapy, for example, is a type of art therapy that can be used to improve emotional well-being, mostly by improving mood and reducing stress. This can be expressed by painting, observing colors in nature, such as flowers and sunlight exposure, or simply choosing the colors you wear or prefer to surround yourself with. Colors can help people express themselves, manage strong feelings, such as depression and anxiety, or just boost their mood.
Colors evoke different responses in people. Some colors are more energizing, while others are more calming. While more research is warranted to prove how well color therapy works, it is thought to possibly help sleep quality and act as a therapy for headaches, blood pressure, fatigue, seasonal depressive disorder, and impacts of stress.
The Villas points to the following examples of how different colors may influence mood and energy levels:
RED – Stimulating, thought to improve circulation
ORANGE – Excitement, enthusiasm, optimism, energy
YELLOW – Happiness, hope, laughter, warmth
GREEN – Acceptance, balance, love, nature, growth, health
BLUE – Calmness, serenity, truth
INDIGO – Prosperity, wisdom, respect
VIOLET – Knowledge, calmness, creativity
WHITE – Pureness, cleanliness, neutrality
BLACK – Strength, power, intelligence
BROWN – Stability, friendship, comfort, security
Keep these colors in mind this week while choosing what to wear, observing signs of spring, gardening or working in your yard, decorating your home, or even while engaged in a hobby like painting, crafting, or drawing.
About the Villas
Situated on seven wooded acres in Manalapan, N.J., a short distance from Staten Island, N.Y., the Villas is a luxurious senior apartment community reflecting the ambiance and accommodations of a world-class resort. Offering a range of amenities and services sensitive to the lifestyle, health and daily needs of its residents, the complex – orchestrated by Hackensack Meridian Health – is uniquely focused on wellness and prevention, and ideal for singles and couples alike. The upscale 100,000-square-foot community offers a unique arrangement of supervision and increased healthcare with onsite physician services. Providing for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care on specialized floors, the Villas eliminates the need to relocate elsewhere due to health issues, allowing couples to remain together in a comforting, well-managed, posh environment. The Villas is located at 289 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726. For information, the Villas may be reached at 732-847-3920, contacted via www.villashmh.com/contact, and visited online at www.villashmh.com.
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