Oct 30, 2017
Raise your hand if you regularly enjoy walk, running, hanging out in a park? Well, if you’re in NYC, then you have this week’s guest to thank for all of the recent renovations and programming. Mitchell Silver is the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, a member of Harlem Run and was recently voted one of the “100 Most Influential Urbanists of All Time” (https://www.planetizen.com/features/95189-100-most-influential-urbanists). He believes that parks and nature have a positive impact on mental health; people are just happier around green spaces. On this episode, we cover everything from how he became the Commish to how his once deteriorating health led him to make some major lifestyle changes that have resulted in him losing weight and feeling better than ever. If you’re running the NYC marathon this weekend, be sure to take this episode with you as you pass thru/by our parks and green spaces in the 5 boroughs and Find Meaning on the Run! ---- Follow Alison on Instagram at instagram.com/Alisonmdesir; Twitter: twitter.com/Alisonmdesir; Facebook: Facebook.com/Alisonmdesir.