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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!

Have You Experienced the Power of Nostalgic Music? You Should!
8 months ago

Have You Experienced the Power of Nostalgic Music? You Should!

By  •  Mindset

All through my life I have listened to the radio and there are some iconic songs that immediately take me back in time. Read More

What Are Your Best Childhood Memories of Your Mom?
9 months ago

What Are Your Best Childhood Memories of Your Mom?

I was only a teenager when I lost my mom to cancer. At the time, the emotions that I felt were sharp and hard, like crystal being thrown against a wall. Read More

What Was Your Favorite 1960s Candy? I Loved Dip Dabs!
9 months ago

What Was Your Favorite 1960s Candy? I Loved Dip Dabs!

It’s amazing to think that, in 1960, you could still buy a premium candy bar for $0.05. Of course, people made less back then too, so, it wasn’t like we were rolling around in candy as kids and teenagers. But, there were still plenty of options! Read More

Following My Mother’s Funeral Hearse Back Through History
9 months ago

Following My Mother’s Funeral Hearse Back Through History

By  •  Family

My mother’s last journey on earth was in the fall of 2014 as her casket was carried from the Presbyterian Church to the cemetery. As we drove behind the hearse through the village of Wendell, Idaho, I recognized the three-mile trip as a snapshot of her life. Read More

5 Reasons to Play Kick the Can and Other Outdoor Games with Your Grandkids
10 months ago

5 Reasons to Play Kick the Can and Other Outdoor Games with Your Grandkids

By  •  Family

As a native-born Texan, my Daddy was geographically and culturally predisposed to be a storyteller.

Since everything is supposed to be bigger and better in Texas, it was sometimes hard to separate the fact from the fiction in his tales. Like the beginning of this short story about a popular game of the time he played with his brothers, sisters, and friends. Read More

How Quilt Patterns Reveal the Fabric of Our Lives
10 months ago

How Quilt Patterns Reveal the Fabric of Our Lives

Last weekend I decided to tackle my closet and get rid of old clothing that no longer fit or would never be worn again. Read More

8 Baby Boomer Websites that Celebrate Our Past and Help Us Prepare for Our Future
11 months ago

8 Baby Boomer Websites that Celebrate Our Past and Help Us Prepare for Our Future

Baby boomers are special. Beyond being the largest and most successful generation of all time, we also grew up during a period of unprecedented change. Now, as we reach our 60s and 70s, we are also one of the most sought after demographics for companies selling everything from cruises and retirement homes to makeup and clothing. Read More

The Power of Nostalgia: How I Found Myself in Boulder, While Relaxing in Bali
11 months ago

The Power of Nostalgia: How I Found Myself in Boulder, While Relaxing in Bali

“I am strong because I’ve been weak. I am fearless because I’ve been afraid. I am wise because I’ve been foolish.” – Unknown

Nostalgia can be a powerful healer. When I spoke with neuroscientist, Dr. John Medina, he told me the aging brain is energized by reconnecting with our most powerful memories. Read More

How Much Are New Memories of Old Classic Rock Worth?
11 months ago

How Much Are New Memories of Old Classic Rock Worth?

By  •  Lifestyle

Unless you’ve been living alone in a desert for the last few months, you’ve probably heard about the impressive Desert Trip concert, scheduled for this fall. It’s a 3-day mega-event in California featuring per­formances by 6 of the greatest artists or groups of the Classic Rock era – The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Who, Neil Young, and Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd. Read More

A Letter to Your Younger Self – What Would You Say?
12 months ago

A Letter to Your Younger Self – What Would You Say?

By  •  Mindset

What message would you put on a postcard to your younger self? That was the fantastic question that our community member and guest blogger, Tamera Grieshaber, posted to our conversations section today. In her own words, she said: Read More