Merrily Orsini's Thought Leadership

Life is a reflection of you

Learn Through Living and Loving

Try this: Succinctly describe (without Googling it!) the linear pair theorem. Or, to the nearest mile, list the circumference, radius, and volume of the moon. Stumped? And yet at one time, committing facts such as these to memory was of paramount importance, keeping us up into the wee hours of[…]

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Remember when?

Memory Test for Those Born Before 1955

  How about some fun for this Friday? And, a memory test for those of you who were born before 1955. Enjoy! What builds strong bodies 12 ways?   Flintstones vitamins The Buttmaster Spaghetti Wonder Bread Orange Juice Milk Cod Liver Oil   Before he was Muhammed Ali, he was…[…]

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Find a happy path for strolling along the avenue of aging.

Strolling (Not Alone) Down the Avenue of Aging

We all know that it takes a village to raise a child, and as it turns out, the village concept carries over really well into aging. We know that isolation has an enormous impact on the emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing of older adults, with the potential for such serious[…]

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Keep On Keeping On Works as a Motto for Aging

Beginnings and Endings

Classic fairytales have one thing in common: there’s a definite beginning (“Once upon a time…”) and a neatly wrapped up ending (“They lived happily ever after!”) Real life, however, is full of beginnings and endings and beginnings again, more cyclical and with less clearly defined boundaries. I’m especially pondering new[…]

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Living life with joy is freedom

In Honor of the Free Spirit in Us All

There’s an anticipated normal progression to life: We’re born. We grow up. We grow old. We die. And they say what’s really important is the “dash” – that “grow up and grow old” part of the equation that falls between our birth and our death, represented simply by the dash[…]

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