Memory-keeping reduces stress! It has a grounding, centering effect. In fact, some therapists use memory-keeping in their practices because of its therapeutic benefits, including healing and coping.
Knowing family stories has a tremendous effect on children. It increases self-esteem and a sense of belonging. It strengthens (and sometimes even creates!) family connections.
Studies have even shown that recalling happy memories increases happiness in the present! So if you want to BE HAPPIER, make some time to sit down and do some memory-keeping. It's something incredibly good for you that benefits other people at the very same time!
Here are a few blog posts that go a little deeper into the benefits of memory-keeping and preserving family photos and stories: