Merrily Orsini's Thought Leadership

Merrily’s Items of Interest

Life goes by too fast. Pay attention.

When Stars Begin to Fade

Before there was such a thing as “American Idol,” we all grew up swooning over one or another of the dreamy teen idols of our day. Frank Sinatra. Elvis. The Beatles. They were golden in our eyes, infallible and unshakeable. Whatever else was going wrong in our hormone-induced, drama-filled teenage[…]

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Try LOVE instead of the alternative.

The Amazing Benefits of LOVE!

All we need is love, right? Turn on any genre of music and within the first minute or two, you’re bound to hear someone crooning about it. And unless you’re listening to Disney children’s music with the grandkids, you’re not likely to hear so much as a stanza about the[…]

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Let's not forget the human touch and the human needs as we develop healthcare at home

Benchmark Bingo

We all love stories of unsung heroes who are suddenly thrust into the spotlight to be recognized for their selflessness. This viral ad will touch your heartstrings with its portrayal of a man whose life is comprised of little behind-the-scenes heroic gestures for which he never receives a tangible reward.[…]

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Age is relative. It is the level of activity that determines age.

No! You Cannot Be 70!

If it’s true that age is only a number, I’m wondering what that number is for me. In the words of the incredulous clerk who recently carded me when I tried to purchase nonalcoholic beer this past week, “You cannot be 70!” Whether she was serious or not, it made[…]

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Resilience is based on positivity

Finding the Silver Lining

“Kids are so resilient!” I’ve heard that expressed so many times and thought it myself in witnessing the escapades and near-misses that are part and parcel of life with grandkids. But do we lose that resilience as we age? Certainly, had I taken the face plant that my youngest grand did[…]

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