Go Find Your Place

Quick: Think of a place where you have visited or lived in that gives you the feels…

You know the place I’m talking about. That place that makes you feel at peace. At home. The place that your mind goes when you think about your “happy place.” Your go-to vacation spot. Your getaway.

How many times have you been there? Once? A hundred times? Maybe you live there. Maybe it’s a place so familiar you can close your eyes and you are instantly transported there.

Or maybe it’s just a place you saw in a travel magazine, and you knew that was YOUR place, and you knew that someday you would get there. Someday. Continue reading “Go Find Your Place”

Holiday · Nostalgia · Psychology of Nostalgia

Three Amazing Ways Being Nostalgic Can Brighten Your Holidays


Are you hoping for an unforgettable holiday season this year?  Why not try a little nostalgia.  Why? Studies have shown nostalgic thinking has powerful benefits to lift you up, to motivate you, to strengthen your relationships, to make you feel happy, and to make you feel content, among many other perks. Here are three amazing ways nostalgia can make this year’s holidays better and brighter:

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Nostalgia · Recipes

3 Yummy Dessert Bar Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try

The internet is a dangerous place when you are hungry. One minute you are researching a kale salad recipe and the next minute you are binging on chocolate #foodporn.

Today I’m inspired by bars.  No, I’m not talking drinking bars with names like Frosty’s or Suds or Benders.  I’m talking chocolate bars, with names like 3 Layer Brownie Goody Bars and Triple Chocolate Cookie Bars and I Can’t Believe How Amazing This Tastes I Think I’ve Died and Gone to Heaven Bars. Continue reading “3 Yummy Dessert Bar Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try”

Modern Nostalgia · Music · Music Monday · Nostalgia

Music Monday: Get Your Gratitude in Gear


“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” – Robert Holden

November is of course the month that we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Imagine that! A whole day dedicated to giving thanks! But why wait until the end of the month to express gratitude? Why not show friends and family appreciation today and every day?

Today’s Music Monday Mix is all about giving thanks to the people who matter. Here’s our list of 7 great “Thank You” songs from years gone by that are sure to remind you to shower some appreciation on those who make you feel happy, loved, and alive.  Continue reading “Music Monday: Get Your Gratitude in Gear”

Modern Nostalgia · News

ABBA Fans Rejoice On Music Monday!


“Without a song or a dance what are we?” – ABBA

Mamma Mia!  Talk about celebrating the past to create better days today! Swedish supergroup ABBA is planning to reunite in 2018 for live shows that “will utilize the very latest in digital and virtual reality technology.”

Benny Andersson of the group clearly understands the importance of nostalgia in connecting with fans today and in the future. He said of the new project: “We’re inspired by the limitless possibilities of what the future holds and are loving being a part of creating something new and dramatic here. A time machine that captures the essence of who we were and are.

You can sign me up for a ride in that time machine, Benny!

(And speaking of things Swedish, remember this?)