Manhattan Holistic Chamber of Commerce President Michele Risa

Monthly Archives: May 2012

If You Hate Exercising, Here’s How to Love it!

You know you need physical activity because being a couch potato has severe health risks including coronary heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, little energy, osteoporosis and becoming part of the obesity epidemic…not to mention you wont live to see your grandchildren get married.

Fun ExerciseThe first step to getting back into exercise is to stop defining the concept of physical activity so narrowly. The treadmill at the gym is not the only way to burn large amounts of calories.

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How to Get “a whiff” of Great Memories

Do you like things that smell good and have health benefits? Of course you do! And I do, too.

One of my greatest sources of nostalgia comes from the scent of lavender. My grandmother used to grow lavender plants in her yard when she lived in my town, Topsfield.

Calm Lavendar Lady

Photograph by Stuart Miles

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Free Lunch? (Yes, Really!)

Do you find yourself counting the days until the weekend so you can relax and enjoy a GREAT meal? How about a free one every Thursday for the next 5 Thursdays?

Business Exercise

Photograph by Ambro

PLUS, instead of inhaling your lunch, come exhale your stress.

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Perfect for busy executives, and overworked moms and dads. Quick and easy release to do at your computer, prep for a meeting, or before a holiday gathering.

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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