When Nostalgia Backfires

Does reminiscing help us or hold us back?

Stav Dimitropoulos
Elemental

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Photo: Constance Bannister Corp/Getty Images

The sight of her husband baking bread has become all too familiar over the past six months to Sophia Yen, a California-based MD. He’ll spend hours in the kitchen doing what has now become a family event, as their youngest daughter loves to join to pat and push the dough together. Meanwhile, the couple has taken a renewed interest in music they…

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Stav Dimitropoulos
Elemental

Journalist (BBC and others). Columnist. Budding author.