Manhattan Holistic Chamber of Commerce President Michele Risa

Monthly Archives: March 2010

Overcoming Adversity

The other day I read, “When the novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote that ‘there are no second acts in American lives,’ he was obviously incorrect Don't Stop Believing'and ignorant to the fact that human beings have an enormous capacity for overcoming adversity both personal and professional, with intelligence, patience, and panache.”

I couldn’t agree more. Continue reading

Why Get Rich When You Can Be Wealthy?

abundanceBy Chris Widener

“Any fool can be rich, the wise get wealthy.”

Getting rich is the main goal for a lot of people. That is unfortunate however, because there is something so much greater than simply the accumulation of money. Continue reading

Just a Few Minutes for Critical Food Science

No, this is not about a food trend.  This is time-tested food science.

Question: What is the cost to you if the acid and alkaline compounds in your blood are not balanced?

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Being too acidic can cause weight gain, fatigue, foggy thinking, heartburn, and may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to research in Austria.  Other studies link the condition to bone loss, increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and may elevate the risk of chronic diseases.

What foods are acidic?  Continue reading

8 Steps to Getting Your Wish Fulfilled

The universe brings us exactly what we need exactly when we need it.  So it was no surprise that when I happened to turn on my TV, there was Wayne Dyer lecturing about my favorite topic- manifestation.  If it’s one of your favorites, here are my notes.

Wish FulfilledIf you want to understand something mentally, you contemplate it, analyze, dissect… If you want to understand something spiritually, you must BE it.  Take into your imagination what you want and ASSUME THE FEELING OF THE WISH FULFILLED.

How? Continue reading

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I just completed Michele’s 90-day MORE program. As Michele will remind you, if you decide to study with her, things don’t happen to us; they happen for us. Michele happened for me just when I needed what she is committed to teaching. Commitment is the key word because she is always thinking of what she can do to help others live happy, successful lives filled with joy. She takes care to really understand what each of her students needs and instinctively suggests just the right message, yoga exercise, meditation, food, experience, etc., that will resonate with them to help them courageously live the life they want. Michele is a gift you deserve to give yourself when you’re finally ready to live your best, authentic life.
- Sheri Robbins, New York

...I have suffered from emotional eating for 6 years, during which I have juggled and switched through different therapists and treatment options. I continued to feel "stuck" as the approaches focused on the past and why I acquired my disease. ...Michele's plan of remaining present- right here, right now- in addition to helping me choose love for myself, has allowed me to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually... Michele is a true gift from God.
- Michele Messina, New Jersey

The benefits have been significant. My reason for doing this yoga is to improve and maintain good health. Each morning class provides me with the motivation to get up and improve my physical and mental strength. I also think one of the greatest things about Michele’s 365 Yoga Course is I can join a class any day of the week, drop in at any time during the class and leave at a time that works for me and my schedule, from anywhere I am.
- Philip Swanton, New York