Merrily Orsini's Thought Leadership

Merrily’s Items of Interest

Think of green as go, yellow as go in a minute and red as a challenge!

Chasing Success

How do you define success? When a group of 5- to 16-year-olds were asked that very question, their answers ranged from being good at karate to being Justin Bieber. Meanwhile, a poll of the elderly (with a mean age of 80) viewed self-acceptance and self-contentment as evidence of success. And[…]

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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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