Manhattan Holistic Chamber of Commerce President Michele Risa

Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Win-Win Recipe- Arugula & Strawberry Salad

I hear you’re loving these salad substitutes to tasteless greens, so here’s a salad that is anything but!

Strawberry, Arugula Walnut SaladMost people love the taste of strawberries. And we encourage everyone to eat what they love while giving their body what it needs.  That’s why we call it a win-win!

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Another Win-Win Recipe: Sweet Carrot Salad

I think salad gets a bad rap.  Did you ever notice how at parties or buffets hardly anyone touches it? So here’s a salad substitute that we think will change your opinion.

Carrot, Celery Root SaladMost people love the taste of sweet carrots.  And we encourage everyone to eat what they love while giving their body what it needs.   That’s why we call it a win-win!

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Oprah Fix: How to Change the World

It’s been a while since Oprah’s official last show. So I thought from time to time, I Oprahwould offer an Oprah fix- maybe a few stories, or a how-to, or some inspirational words.

I was reading about the Second Law of Thermodynamics.  Did you know that on a molecular level atoms are constantly in a state of disorder?  They are always reacting and colliding with other atoms to form molecules, splitting from other molecules, back to being atoms again, which according to this law, increases entropy, or the overall chaos of the universe.

I find that to be a pretty powerful statement.  Because if the action of atoms affect the universe, then whatever we do, not only affects our personal life, but also affects the entire universe.

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Why Sweets are Not so Sweet

While we were growing up, our mothers always told us, “Don’t eat too many sweets or sugar and sweetyou’ll have to go to the dentist to fill your cavities…again!”

Of course, our mothers were right about the connection between sugar and bad teeth. But did you know that sugar is the prominent cause of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, candida, and kidney problems as well as suppressing the immune system?

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How to Stay Your Wedding Dress Weight

Congratulations on your wedding!  We hope it was the most beautiful day of your life and everything you hoped for it to be.  And hats off to your success in “Operation Lean Bride”…we’re How to Stay Your Wedding Dress Weightsure your struggle paid off and you looked fabulous in your white dress.  We believe every woman deserves to learn the secret of staying at her wedding dress weight, so read on!

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Want to laugh?

I know it’s important to impress your neighbors and keep up with the Jones.  So if you REALLY want to stand out, here are some garage decals from Germany that will shock them and give you a chuckle.

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Another Win-Win Recipe- Grill Baby Grill

Do you love grilling on the barbeque as much as I do?  Cooking food over a fire just transforms how everything tastes.

So if you’ve been wanting to switch to eating more vegetables- for all those good reasons- here’s Portobello Mushroomsanother win-win recipe that gives you what your body needs and what you will enjoy.  It looks- and even tastes-  like a steak!

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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.
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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.
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