Tag: memories

How One Teacher’s Time Capsules Are Inspiring Students to Treasure Memories of Their Childhood

The last few weeks of school can be brutal if you let them. For me, they were my favorite time of the year. They were a time of nostalgia, a time to tie up loose ends, a time to look back, and a time to make memories that last forever. The unsaid truth about the…


This Spring Salad Is My Recreation of Sweet Memories

Salmon salads can be so satisfying for a light lunch or dinner. Growing up, my mom used canned salmon as the foundation for the salad. I’ve improved the quality by slow roasting fresh salmon fillets. Roasting the salmon at a low temperature ensures a silky texture that it is evenly cooked through and very tender….


We’re Literally Seeing the Past

The human body is a marvel on a level that can be hard to grasp with our limited human brains. With all that we know now about human anatomy, there are still many enduring mysteries about the way our bodies work, especially our brains. One of the most enduring of these mysteries is exactly how,…


Why Do I Dwell on the Past?

Many of us enjoy writing in a diary, reading autobiographies, or nostalgically reflecting with others about past times. Why is remembering our past so important? Are there downsides? And what can we do if dwelling on the past bothers us? Memories Make Us Human Over several decades, researchers have shown that remembering your past is…


Living Forward

The most cherished mementos we have from loved ones are carried inside us.The minimizing process is often done in layers. Famed tidying expert Marie Kondo suggests reducing possessions in stages and starting with easy items like duplicate kitchen utensils and finishing with sentimental items like photographs. The sentimental layer of minimizing has been the most…


Midwest Memories: Growing Up in the ‘50’s

The 1950’s has been referred to as the “Golden Age” in America. Taxes were high but the economy was strong as was our military. Eisenhower was our President, and folks sported “I Like Ike” lapel pins. But as a child, I was oblivious to it all. I was too busy growing up. My family moved…