Manhattan Holistic Chamber of Commerce President Michele Risa

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Stressing Over Murdoch Madness

Living in a world where technology evolves into more complex forms by the second is an incredible accomplishment.  Yet at the same time it can generate manipulation, corruption, and invasion of privacy, given we are all too aware of computer hacking, cyber bullying, and identity Rupert Murdochtheft.  There has been a vast range of personalities behind such misdeeds so it is no surprise that our personal cell phones can be tampered with by Rupert Murdoch’s News of The World, a  Moghul Empire of the Media.

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Revolutionizing Aging

We are the people who comprise the legendary, diverse generation known to the world as The Baby Boomers.  We grew up during the transformation of Post World War II period and helped 103923202shape America into a society filled with change and advancements, in the political, economic, social, and cultural spectrums.  We lived through John F. Kennedy’s presidency, participated in The Civil Rights Movement, and protested The Vietnam War with the ever-so-groovy motto, “Make Love Not War.”

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Totally Healthy Me, Really?

Healthy Me, Manhattan Neighborhood Network


Healthy Me, meaning not only physical health but the broadest definition of health which includes every aspect of your life.

We know that when we limit our attention to just one aspect of our life, success there does not ensure success elsewhere.  For example, many of us want to lose weight with the hopes that it will make us happy.  But we know too well, that weight loss does not guarantee happiness.

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Save Money with These Easy Food Swaps

Money is tight for many of us these days and it’s easy to be tempted to fill your shopping cart with less healthy, cheaper fare.

Save_Money_On_FoodTrouble is, downgrading the quality of your food is never a bargain. It’s just way too expensive to lower your immune system and succumb to an avoidable health condition by eating poorly!

So don’t scrimp on the good stuff…just follow a few of these food swaps and shop smarter

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Feeling Blah? Check Out This Incredible Invention!

Here’s a cool way to kick the blahs.  I promise.  It’s worth your time.

Watch this video of an incredible “instrument de musique” that took a team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up, alignment, calibration, and tuning before filming this video.  It’s already slated to be donated to the Smithsonian.

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5 Fabulous Marinades for the 4th of July!

Summer Marinades

Who says vegetable-eaters can’t create magic on the grill?

The secret is simple – mix the ingredients and let the vegetables marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour before grilling.

Some great vegetables to grill are asparagus, carrots, zucchini, peppers, portobello mushrooms, eggplant, onions, and tomatoes.

Here are the fabulous 5:
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What People Are Saying. . .
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