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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!

Knowing Your Family History May Be Good for Your Kids and Grandkids
1 month 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…
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Saving Family Memories Will Pay Dividends for Generations to Come
3 months 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!
3 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

How Writing a Short-Form Memoir Will Help to Clarify Your Truth with Loved Ones
4 months ago

How Writing a Short-Form Memoir Will Help to Clarify Your Truth with Loved Ones

By  •  Mindset

Writing your memoir is a profound gift to yourself and to those with whom you’ve shared a walk down difficult paths. Read More

5 Tips for the Keeper of the Family Treasures
6 months ago

5 Tips for the Keeper of the Family Treasures

I watched my in-laws’ tidy bedroom closets fill with suitcases and clothes after each of their parents died. Add to this the odd table, chairs, hutches, and antique Victrola…
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Watching More TV These Days? Let’s Remember Children’s TV Programmes from Our Past
8 months ago

Watching More TV These Days? Let’s Remember Children’s TV Programmes from Our Past

In these new and – as everyone says – ‘unprecedented’ times, we are all stuck indoors, with a lot of time on our hands. I don’t know about you, but I am watching a lot more television than usual…
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Is It Downsizing or Tossing Out Tender Memories?
10 months ago

Is It Downsizing or Tossing Out Tender Memories?

I was a clever gatherer of things. Mostly paper. In neat piles. Inside of drawers. Resting innocuously on shelves. Tucked into boxes that lurked in the shadowy recesses of my garage…

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The Power of Nostalgia and How It Can Enrich Our Lives After 60
10 months ago

The Power of Nostalgia and How It Can Enrich Our Lives After 60

By  •  Mindset

When winter rolls around, it usually triggers a wistful feeling, a sense of completion and a sense of loss. Read More

7 Ideas for Preserving Your Family History
11 months ago

7 Ideas for Preserving Your Family History

One year ago, a 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

How Mr. Rogers Moved Tom Hanks to Tears: Behind the Film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
12 months ago

How Mr. Rogers Moved Tom Hanks to Tears: Behind the Film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

By  •  News

On February 19, 1968, a tall man with a smile as broad as his shoulders were narrow stepped through a stage door at Pittsburgh’s WQED TV…
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