This article was originally published in Goalcast.

When is nostalgia healthy, and when does it become counterproductive or damaging?

Memories have a huge role in shaping our lives. They provide a point of reference, as mental snapshots contributing to the story of life. Nostalgic memories contain their own special flavor, the treasures of the past, gifts that keep on giving. These memories exist outside of space and time; close your eyes, reminisce, and you realize those moments aren’t lost, but always accessible to live again in the cinema of mind. Memories are beautiful relics, snapshots, and ways to connect to how things once were.