Simply Nahala

Writer. Photographer. Soul Traveler.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Whenever turquoise makes an appearance in my life, I know change is in the horizon. One time, a very large turquoise dragonfly would not leave me alone. The next day, I was offered a job at a school where the mascot was a dragonfly. Another time, a black spider with turquoise eyes made itself comfortable in my home. You can read about that experience HERE. Shortly after the spider visit, we moved to a new location. Once again, turquoise is popping up in my life, and I just quit my job in order to heal from a concussion.

In color psychology, turquoise helps to heal emotions while gaining clarity of thought. According to Inna Segal, "Turquoise connects you to your feelings and intuition. It builds confidence, improves communication, and awakens empathy through its ability to awaken your heart and help you discover your life's purpose." The color also helps us to recharge during times of mental stress and fatigue. Turquoise is one of my favorite colors and great to have in my life right now while my brain is healing.

As I gear up for another major transition in my life, I'm learning that I need to get to a place where I don't care what others think about me. This is not an easy lesson for me because I have a pattern of overcompensating to prove my self worth. This stems from some childhood trauma where I've hauled years of guilt and shame on my shoulders that was not mine to carry. So I'm choosing to release this load and start living life from a lighter place. No more living in the shadows trying to fit into a social construct that I'm not meant to fit into.

Some ways that I'm going to strive towards balance and harmony in my life is to allow my brain to rest and heal, have fun by doing things that bring me joy, be kind to myself and others. I'm going to overcome my fears and shine bright regardless of what others may say. I will move confidently towards my dreams and claim victory! I will establish healthy boundaries while listening to my own guidance. I will nurture the relationships that are dear to me. Most importantly, I recognize that all difficult situations contain a blessing and for that I am grateful.

Keeping It Real,


Segal, Inna. The Secret Language of Your Body. US Edition: Atria Books/Beyond Word Publishing: Simon and Schuster, 2010.

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