This article was originally published in For Women First.

While your grandkids help you make red, white, and blue cupcakes for your family’s Memorial Day barbecue, you’re instantly transported back to when you were a little girl at your grandmother’s side, and her spatula seemed like a magic wand turning food coloring into a swirling rainbow. Nostalgia is a powerful “time machine,” and research shows it even alleviates negative feelings like anxiety and loneliness while amplifying positive emotions like optimism and happiness. Here, experts reveal how nostalgia can tame stress and fill all your days with greater well-being. Keep reading for practical tips to embrace the power of nostalgia.