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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!

6 Reasons to Attend Your 40th Class Reunion
1 month ago

6 Reasons to Attend Your 40th Class Reunion

Do you attend class reunions or avoid them? I have friends who regularly organize class reunions and other friends who wouldn’t go even if they were paid to attend. I’ve been on both sides – eagerly attending some reunions and dismissing others. Read More

When Nostalgia and Reality Collide: A Driving Ambition to Reclaim the Truth
2 months ago

When Nostalgia and Reality Collide: A Driving Ambition to Reclaim the Truth

By  •  Mindset

Can you drive fast enough to catch up with 60 years? Marcia Orland, 76 years old and 12 years into a second career as personal historian, decided to find out. Read More

Exploring the Power and Comfort of Music in Hospice Care
2 months ago

Exploring the Power and Comfort of Music in Hospice Care

When loved ones are dying it’s easy to feel helpless. We desperately want and need comfort. And we yearn to stay connected as long as possible.

Music can be the gift that offers both comfort and connection.

Here are some stories of people whom it helped during their time in hospice care. Read More

Why I’m Remembering My Mom with Gratitude This Mother’s Day
3 months ago

Why I’m Remembering My Mom with Gratitude This Mother’s Day

As I turn 65 this year, my mother has been gone for 17 years. Yet, I still feel her presence in my life in many ways. Also, as time passes, I come to have more appreciation for her and a better understanding of her ways. Read More

Desert Island Discs: Nostalgic Songs That Define Our Life Stages
3 months ago

Desert Island Discs: Nostalgic Songs That Define Our Life Stages

By  •  Mindset

There’s a popular, long-running radio show in the U.K. called Desert Island Discs. The premise behind the show is quite simple: A guest is invited by the host to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island. It’s really a vehicle for getting famous people – whether that’s Bill Gates or David Beckham or Zaha Hadid – to narrate their lives through music.
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Passport to Freedom: Do You Remember Your First Car?
4 months 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
4 months 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
5 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!
6 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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