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Ah The Good Old Days

Author Toni Bernhard had the life she always wanted with a good career and family life, until 12 years ago she was struck with illness and had to give up a great deal.  Toni learned to adapt to her new lifestyle, however, finds herself from time to time suffering from what she calls “The Good Old Days  Syndrome” which often brings on sadness and depression.  Good Old Days syndrome can strike when reminiscing of the past or feeling nostalgic.  Bernhard states that “romanticizing the past can make us feel bad about the present.”  Although it is good to take trips down memory lane from time to time, it is good to remember that you live in the present, not the past or future, and it is so important to make the most of each day we have. 

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