Feeling Nostalgic? It’s Good for You!

Ahh, the past. That place we like to look whenever we think the present just doesn’t quite measure up.
But looking back once in a while may actually be good for you. In one study, a little nostalgia actually helped people feel less lonely and more connected to others.

How to Beat Back the Lonelies

Everyone feels lonely from time to time. Family members and friends may live far away. Or a hectic lifestyle may leave you feeling isolated and make it hard to nurture relationships. So take time to comfort yourself by jotting down memories of supportive friends, favorite places, and unforgettable events (birthdays, weddings, vacations, etc.) from the past.


4 Responses

  1. Dear David,
    Lovely to see you posting again – it’s been a while! Hope all is well with you and your family.

  2. Hi David,

    These are lovely thoughts. Jotting down memories like this with cards and photographs and other Scrapbooking things is nice, too.


  3. I agree with looking back at the past with the good memories that spark more good memories.
    Another aspect of looking back is medically. Me for my Fibromyalgia and my husband for his balance problems. His problems started with the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, they changed the diagnosis, but the balance remains a problem and is getting worse. Why? He exercises, walks, uses machines, yet nothing is helping. MRI showed nothing. I think its interesting.
    Love and kisses Helene
    We have moved David, and we are now settled in Irvine, CA near all or kids and grand kids.
    new website up

  4. I was so glad to see your blog active again, David. After several days without one, I was getting worried about you and was planning to send a post asking if anybody had heard from you.
    How are you and Pam doing? I remember she was having some health problems a while ago. It’s everything solved?
    Your comments about nostalgia are probably true. Sometimes it depresses me, but I still have to go through my photos and journals, and I don’t know if I’m ready for it yet.
    Are you enjoying the summer? Here we are having temperatures in the 100’s. Ugh! Hot!
    I hope you’re enjoying your beautiful garden. Hugs to both of you,

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