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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!

3 Ways to Reconcile Your Own Childhood in Your Role as a Mother
8 months ago

3 Ways to Reconcile Your Own Childhood in Your Role as a Mother

By  •  Mindset

Nothing surpasses motherhood. Of all the feelings, emotions and do-overs I would like in my life, my relationship with myself vis-a-vis my daughter is at the top of the list. Read More

Otis Redding: 50 Years Gone, But Still Respected
10 months ago

Otis Redding: 50 Years Gone, But Still Respected

By  •  Lifestyle

1968 was a turbulent year. There were the tragic assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, anti-war demonstrators in the streets, students taking over college campuses and government buildings, cities torched and burning, and an increasingly unpopular war in Vietnam claiming lives daily. Read More

Remembering 1968 – One of the Most Turbulent Years in Boomer History
12 months ago

Remembering 1968 – One of the Most Turbulent Years in Boomer History

By  •  Lifestyle

In America, 1968 was a turbulent year. There were two assassinations, anti-war demonstrators in the street, students taking over college campuses, cities torched and burning, and an increasingly unpopular war in Southeast Asia that was claiming lives daily. Read More

Take an Electric Slide Down Memory Lane: How Many 1970s Dances Do You Remember? (Vintage Videos)
12 months ago

Take an Electric Slide Down Memory Lane: How Many 1970s Dances Do You Remember? (Vintage Videos)

By  •  Lifestyle

I love to dance… and have the embarrassing pictures to prove it! So, today, I’d like to share a few videos of my favorite 1970s dances. Let’s take an electric slide down memory lane together! Read More

How the Jewellery We Wear Tells the Story of Our Life
1 year ago

How the Jewellery We Wear Tells the Story of Our Life

Jewellery, in all its forms tells the story of our life. Whether we choose a necklace or a bracelet, they all tell people more about who we are, and they remind us of places and people, events and special things. Read More

Memoir Writing – How to Write About Yourself
1 year ago

Memoir Writing – How to Write About Yourself

By  •  Lifestyle

There is a certain truth you must realize when writing a memoir: You are the central character in the story, therefore you must write about who you are. You cannot assume that the reader knows you, even if they are a close relative. Read More

Knowing Your Family History May Be Good for Your Kids and Grandkids
1 year ago

Knowing Your Family History May Be Good for Your Kids and Grandkids

According to Emory University researchers, “children who know stories about relatives who came before them show higher levels of emotional well-being.”

In other words, kids who know more about their family history are inclined to be more emotionally resilient than children who are deprived of such information. A child who feels like they are part of something larger than themselves – such as a family – have a greater sense of their “inter-generational self.” Read More

A Charmed Memoir – One Way to Preserve the Essence of You
1 year ago

A Charmed Memoir – One Way to Preserve the Essence of You

When we are younger, each milestone in our lives holds monumental importance. We gather keepsakes: a movie ticket stub from that first important date, a snapshot of where you met. Your wedding gown, those tiny baby booties, your child’s first preschool crayon art rendering. Read More

6 Reasons to Attend Your 40th Class Reunion
2 years 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 years 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