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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!

Things My Mother Always Said – That Now I Know Were True
4 months ago

Things My Mother Always Said – That Now I Know Were True

When my mother was the age that I am now, I had five children, ages 11 to 3. I was home schooling all of them, making food from scratch, and living my best earth-mother-type life. And, I had a neuro-muscular disease…
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10 Ways to Collect Memories and Share Your Stories After 60
5 months ago

10 Ways to Collect Memories and Share Your Stories After 60

By  •  Lifestyle

Do you wish you could preserve your footprints on this planet by saving your stories? Do you often wish you knew more about a relative who has passed away? How many times have you heard someone say, “There are so many questions I should have asked”? Read More

3 Ways to Reconcile Your Own Childhood in Your Role as a Mother
6 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

Memoir Writing – How to Write About Yourself
9 months 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

6 Ways Being 60 Takes You Back to the 60s
9 months 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
9 months 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

The Power of Nostalgia and How It Can Enrich Our Lives After 60
9 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

How to Use Visualization to Breathe New Life into Your Old Travel Adventures
12 months ago

How to Use Visualization to Breathe New Life into Your Old Travel Adventures

If you don’t remember the details of a trip that you took 10 or 20 years ago, did it ever happen? This was the question that found myself asking when I talked with my son recently about the trips that we took as a family. Read More

Want to Write Your Legacy Story? Here Are 3 Easy Steps to Get Started Today
1 year ago

Want to Write Your Legacy Story? Here Are 3 Easy Steps to Get Started Today

By  •  Lifestyle

Does crafting your legacy story sound daunting? It doesn’t have to be. I’ll share a few ideas for starting small! Whatever you create will be a gift to your family, your friends and, most importantly, to you. Read More

Did You Love Bewitched? Bet You Didn’t Know These 10 Crazy Facts About the Show!
1 year ago

Did You Love Bewitched? Bet You Didn’t Know These 10 Crazy Facts About the Show!

By  •  Lifestyle

As a young woman, I was always on the lookout for female role models. There were not a lot of them on television in the 1960s. In fact, I remember my first real exposure to TV was Bonanza where four guys dominated the screen. I didn’t let this stop me from identifying with who I thought was the most handsome, interesting and clever. Adam of course!  Read More