Manhattan Holistic Chamber of Commerce President Michele Risa


How to Get Answers to Life’s BIG Questions

Last Monday, I was interviewed on Contact Talk Radio- consciousness in action- by Linda Rivero, host of Global Feminine Rising and Founder and CEO of Global Action Network, a celebration of women of the world.

Answers to BIG QuestionsWe explored topics that led to getting answers to life’s BIG questions:

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Why Live? A Video Worth Your Time

This video is based on a true story.

It’s also a Taiwanese commercial but don’t let your opinion of commercials stop you.  This is no ordinary commercial.

It’s about 5 men, average age 81.  They’re depressed, angry, sad, their bodies breaking down, and all have lived long enough to see loved ones die.

They answer a question that we all ask during our lives:

What is the point of living? Why live?

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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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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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Free Yoga in NYC!!!

MNN TVWouldn’t it be great if you could do yoga at home and not have to drag yourself to the gym?
Wouldn’t it be better if the yoga class were FREE?
Well, all you have to do is tune into Manhattan Neighborhood Channel (MNN) on Tuesday, June 21st at 8PM on Channel 3 to receive these incredible benefits:
Experience an emotional release from all your stress
Provide the strength and emotional balance you need in life.
Sustain your excellence over the long run
Important Note: If you passively watch the yoga class, it will look like nothing is happening, but if you actually do it, your energy will shift, your body will tingle, and you’ll feel surprisingly refreshed!
“Enjoy Healthy”
Michele Risa
Beyond Body Mind Spirit NYC

MNN TVWouldn’t it be great if you could do yoga at home and not have to drag yourself to the gym?

Wouldn’t it be better if the yoga class were FREE?

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Want to Be Inspired?

Do you enjoy being inspired?

I do.

I find the more I expose myself to inspirational words, people, and situations, the more I am likely to act that way, too.  For me, learning is like being a sponge…I just keep soaking it up until I exude it.

Well, here’s a video of someone I found inspirational- Will Smith.  The video is a compilation of interviews with Charlie Rose, The Today Show, CBS 60 Minutes, Ellen DeGeneres, Tavis Smiley, The Early Show, and others.

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Want Better Health While Having Fun?

We all love having fun, right?  Well, what if you could have fun AND enjoy better health?  And help the environment.  The possibilities are endless.

That’s the premise of The Fun Theory which “is dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better.”

Want to see it in action?

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Celebrating Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Last week, I had the honor of being invited by my dear friend Cherylyn Harley Le Bon to CORE’s  Ambassadorial Reception and Awards Dinner on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.

It also marked the twenty-fifth observance of the Federal legal holiday honoring Dr. King. The act set aside the third Monday of January as a time for Americans to reflect on the principles of racial equality and nonviolent social change espoused by Dr. King.

His famous speech in which Dr. King uttered the immortal words, “I have a dream” can be heard here. Take the time to listen.  It’s less than 18 minutes long and helped shape a nation. Why?

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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