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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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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