In This Comic, Positive Memories Are Our Arms and Armor

Memories and shame can be great fuel for our inner critics, and trying to crush them doesn’t tend to help. This comic from illustrator Jake Romano offers an alternative approach.

Good memories are powerful, and they can be great armor against the negative thoughts that drag us down. In fact, a 2016 study from University of Liverpool found that indulging in positive memories can make us feel socially safer and better about ourselves — so indulge away.

You can find more of Jake’s work at his website, and also on Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook.

This comic was originally published on, and is republished here with the artist’s permission.
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