The Healing Properties of Nostalgia

“How can I play baseball when I’m worried about foreign policy?” – Charles M. Schulz

In today’s world of non-stop news up-dates it’s not surprising that people are yearning for simpler times.  Life is moving fast, change is happening all around us and sometimes we feel a bit overwhelmed.

If you have a wistful desire to return to a time when things seemed simpler you can recreate the feeling you had in days past by surrounding yourself with reminders of happier times.  Music, literature, movies and art all have the power to elicit positive emotions.  Listening to good music, looking at pictures that make you happy and enjoying simple things like good food or a walk in the park on a nice day all work to lift your mood.

Many people recreate happier times by collecting items that remind them of their childhood.  A cookie jar or a piece of jewelry like grandma had.  A favorite toy, book or record. Sports memorabilia. Photos of beloved family members. So many things can help us take a sentimental journey to a happier time or place.

This month Manor Born is excited to have two art galleries list neoromantic pieces that fulfill our heart’s desire for those warm feelings that come from nostalgia.  Authenticated original pieces of art from Dr. Seuss and Peanuts Paintings by Tom Everhart, the only artist authorized to paint images of Charles Shultz’s Peanuts characters.

These fanciful pieces instantly bring a smile to your face and bring you back to a time when the lessons in life were simple and true.  We never grow too old to appreciate the sweet, simple candor of Dr. Seuss.  His stories and artwork provided messages of encouragement, responsibility and gratitude.

When stress levels rise, it’s fun to revisit the lessons Charles Schultz and Dr. Seuss, taught us when we were young.  Messages of hope and encouragement that make you feel better and put an instant smile on your face as you remember the things that made you feel happy, secure and loved.

“Whenever the sun is shining, I feel obligated to play outside! – Charles M. Schulz

Visit our site from time to time to see if anything sparks a happy memory from your childhood or from another period in life when you weren’t inundated with stress – but just felt happiness.

“If you never did, you should.  These things are fun and fun is good.” – Dr. Seuss