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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!

How Quilt Patterns Reveal the Fabric of Our Lives
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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?
1 year 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?
1 year 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

How Getting Organized for Retirement Sent Me Spinning Down Memory Lane
1 year ago

How Getting Organized for Retirement Sent Me Spinning Down Memory Lane

By  •  Lifestyle

Today, I started packing up my home. The memories were playing in my head while I packed and taped the bubble-wrap. We spend so many years saving things, like little snippets of our lives. Read More

6 Ways Being 60 Takes You Back to the 60s
1 year ago

6 Ways Being 60 Takes You Back to the 60s

There’s a lot to love about being in your 60s. And, if you are 60, you may remember the 1960s. That may depend on how many mind-altering experiences you had in the 1960s, however.

These two “60s” have a great deal in common, some good, some not so much. Here are 6 ways my 60s are like the 60s. Read More

7 Ideas for Preserving Your Family History
2 years ago

7 Ideas for Preserving Your Family History

One year ago, an historian from a museum in Lueneburg, Germany, contacted me. “Are you the great granddaughter of Robert Heinemann?” she asked.

They were looking for descendants of Robert’s father, my great, great grandfather, Marcus Heinemann, who had been a leading Jewish citizen in Lueneburg many years before Hitler. Read More

Memorable First Jobs and What We Can Learn from Them
2 years ago

Memorable First Jobs and What We Can Learn from Them

Many women have strong memories of their first paid job. Sometimes their memories are tinged with mixed emotions – but there is no denying that first taste of freedom and a pay check combined with the sense of being truly “grown up” represents a significant milestone in a young woman’s life. Read More

What Have You Accomplished in Your Life? Does it Really Matter?
2 years ago

What Have You Accomplished in Your Life? Does it Really Matter?

Do you ever stop to think about the contribution you have made to the world? Not all of us are worried about our “legacy,” but, most of us still think about how we will be remembered by our loved ones. Read More