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Nostalgia

Thinking about the past is fun, but, did you know that nostalgia is also good for your brain? Find out what neuroscientists, have to say about nostalgia. Let’s think about the past together!

Passport to Freedom: Do You Remember Your First Car?
2 weeks ago

Passport to Freedom: Do You Remember Your First Car?

My first car was a 1973 Pontiac Firebird, candy apple red with a white roof and a black interior. My father gave it to me for Christmas in 1972 as a reward for my pending college graduation the following May. Read More

Writing a Memoir Can Help You Exorcise Your Childhood Demons
2 weeks ago

Writing a Memoir Can Help You Exorcise Your Childhood Demons

By  •  Mindset

I confess. I’m in love with the blank page.

It’s a metaphor for how one comes in to the world. The moment you announce yourself with a whimper or scream your blank page begins to fill with memories. Throughout childhood – when you are most vulnerable – memories are often written for you. Not all of them happy. Read More

Can a Memory Book Help You Get Things in Perspective? You Bet!

Most of us have fascinating stories to tell. At the same time, the idea of sitting down to write an official autobiography can feel a bit intimidating. So, today, I would like to share a few suggestions for how to write a shorter “memory book” instead. Trust me, nothing will help you to get your life in perspective quicker than thinking back over all of the wonderful things that you have done so far! Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

Finding Cherished Memories Through Nostalgic Music
2 months ago

Finding Cherished Memories Through Nostalgic Music

My mom died when I was 35 years old. She was only 58. She’s been gone a long time now and sadly, memories do have a way of fading. Here’s one memory I do have. And it comes to me whenever I hear a certain song. Read More

Are You the Same Person You Were in High School? Yes, it Matters!
2 months ago

Are You the Same Person You Were in High School? Yes, it Matters!

Whoever first said that life is like high school all the time sure hit the nail on the head.

An aside – Yes, I know that’s a cliché, but I love it. Because I know exactly how hard it is to hit the nail on the head when I’m trying to drive a nail into something!
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Exploring the Places That Live in our Memories
3 months ago

Exploring the Places That Live in our Memories

From the crest of the hill two buildings came into view. On the left-hand side, there was an old gas station with a message painted on its roof that read: Howdy Folks, Welcome to Cow Town. Read More

Discipline and Detention: Looking Back at School in the 1950s
3 months ago

Discipline and Detention: Looking Back at School in the 1950s

By  •  Mindset

My husband and I had an unusual experience this week. We visited his old school, along with about 60 other men in their 60s and above. There were also a few other wives. Let me explain why we were there, and the impact of the visit. Read More

How to Use the Power of Your Memory to Build a Better Future After 60
4 months ago

How to Use the Power of Your Memory to Build a Better Future After 60

By  •  Mindset

The end of the year is a time when people look back and make plans for the next one. Did you know that as you read this, you’re already always living in the past, never in the now? Read More

Which 1980s Toys Did Your Kids Love?
5 months ago

Which 1980s Toys Did Your Kids Love?

Maybe I’m biased, but, it seems like the 1980s was an amazing decade for toys. When my kids were growing up, the electronics revolution was well underway and toys like Teddy Ruxpin, Transformers, Speak and Spell and Micro Machines were flying off the shelves. Read More

Saving Family Memories Will Pay Dividends for Generations to Come
7 months ago

Saving Family Memories Will Pay Dividends for Generations to Come

By  •  Family

I am sure you recall hearing kids groaning ‘oh, not that story again.’ It might have been in a private setting or embarrassingly public, but the sagging shoulders and bored faces are the same. You might even have been one of those offspring once. Read More