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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 years ago

Memoir Writing – How to Write About Yourself

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…

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4 years ago

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

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

4 years 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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4 years ago

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

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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4 years ago

A New Decade Begins – Hello, 2020! Let’s Embrace the New while Staying Wise of the Past

Have you considered that our upcoming new year is 2020? It has quite literally snuck up on us! We are entering a new decade. Remember when it turned 2000? Can you believe that it’s now 20 years later?

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4 years ago

“Guess Who I Dated Last Night”: The Secret Story of Three Unpublished Linda McCartney Letters

Remember Beatlemania? That brief, shining time in the 1960s when four high-spirited Liverpool lads took the international rock scene by storm? George was “the quiet one.” Ringo, “the funny one…”

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4 years 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

5 years ago

Don’t Want to Attend Your 50th High School Reunion? 5 Authentic, Important Reasons to Go!

I can’t believe it, just as no one can believe it: the famous 50th high school reunion has cropped up on me. The sentiments have long been expressed: it went so fast. It seems like a cliché, the 50th…

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5 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

5 years ago

Sometimes We Grow Up, Sometimes We Just Grow Old: The Other Side of High School Reunions

A few mornings ago, Margaret Manning tossed down the gauntlet, gently as ever, for all of us to consider how our last high school reunion went. That is, of course, for those of us who chose to attend…

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