Manhattan Holistic Chamber of Commerce President Michele Risa

Monthly Archives: May 2010

Perception…Something to Think About


In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes.  During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their JoshuaBellway to work.  After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing.  He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.

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Functioning at Peak Performance

Many of you have asked for more nutritional information, so wanted to share this article with suggestions for functioning at peak performance.

farm-standIn history humans have eaten foods that are grown locally and seasonally. This way of eating provides optimal nutrients, the freshest foods and foods that are appropriate for our bodies during that season.

Today, due to modern technology, we no longer eat just what is in season but we eat everything, regardless of the weather or location. But just because a certain food is available doesn’t mean that it’s the best food choice for us. If we regularly eat foods that are out of season and from various locations, this can unbalance our body and mind and negatively affect our health.
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Take a Bite Out of Your Health Care Costs

Hear how you can take a big bite out of your health costs- bite by bite- in an interview Michele has with Paul Roberts of 1550 WNTN Radio, Massachusetts.


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Sunday Morning in New York City

Many of you are new friends, so inviting you into my NYC world.  Here’s a slice of my life from one Sunday morning which I greatly enjoyed.

(And if you enjoy it too, please send me a “slice” of your Sunday from your world.)

I began running up beautiful 5th Avenue with Shanti, my dog…
Past imaginative windows, especially these scenes at Bergdorf’s…

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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