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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!

Which 1980s Toys Did Your Kids Love?
1 year 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
1 year 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

Have You Experienced the Power of Nostalgic Music? You Should!
1 year 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?
1 year 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!
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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

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