January 2013

happy_new_year_image January is a time for new beginnings. So get out your New Year's Resolutions and pick one that is dearest to our heart. Keep focusing on it daily and see it in your mind's eye. Happy New Year everyone!
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Spotlight Guests for January
Ocean State Theatre January 26th 3:00pm ET
"Patricia Raskin Positive Living" on WPRO

ocean_state_theatre_logo Tune in as Patricia interviews Amiee Turner, Ocean State Theatre Company's Producing Artistic Director. The mission of  the Ocean State Theatre Company, Inc. is to preserve and pass on the tradition of live, professional, theatre - including the American Musical - and to pursue avenues of enrichment and education for the benefit of the state of Rhode Island and the surrounding region through the theatre arts." She will discuss upcoming productions and the new Warwick location of the Ocean State Theatre Company.
Stephen Covey January 4th  3:30pm ET
"Positive Business" on WPRV AM790

stephen_covey Tune in as Patricia interviews Stephen M. R. Covey, New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust, and co-author of the #1 Amazon bestseller Smart Trust. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which under his stewardship became the largest leadership development company in the world. Covey, with Greg Link, led the strategy that propelled his father's book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to be one of the two most influential business books of the twentieth century, according to CEO Magazine. Stephen co-founded his own firm, CoveyLink, which is a learning and consulting practice focused on enabling leaders and organizations to increase and leverage trust to achieve superior performance.
Susan Ford Collins January 7th 2:00pm ET
"Patricia Raskin Positive Living" on

susan_ford_collins Tune in as Patricia interviews Susan Ford Collins, America's Premier Success and Leadership Coach and author. Susan coaches individuals who are eager to move to the next level of success... whether that means a life or career change or a profound new look. She will discuss her new book, The Miracle Diet: Lose Weight, Gain Health... 10 Diet Skills. In the book, her techniques, which have been so profoundly effective in business, are proving to be even more profoundly effective at achieving results in health and life!
Patricia's Speaking Engagements
January 22nd 12:15pm - The Rotary Club of Providence, Providence Marriott

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peter_arpin Jan. 18-Peter Arpin, President of two new Arpin Group companies, Arpin Renewable Energy and Arpin Broadcast Network.

Jan. 25-Mari Anne Snow, CEO/Founder of SophiaThink, a digital strategy firm that helps clients develop consolidated business strategies that utilize the web for maximum business benefit. 
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Kevin LeBlanc
Saturday, January 5  3:00pm ET
kevin_leblanc Tune is as Patricia interviews Kevin LeBlanc, owner of RWL General Contractors, which has been a family owned business for over 40 years. They specialize in kitchens and bathrooms, windows and doors, vinyl siding and roofing, general remodeling and painting.


Dr. Guillaume Lepine
Saturday, January 5 3:30pm ET
Tune in as Patricia interviews Dr. Guillaume Lepine, DMD of Lepine Dentistry in Swansea Ma. He is becoming the Dentist of choice in the MA/RI area for cosmetic and smile makeover procedures. He received the prestigious honor of America's Top Dentist from the Consumers' Research Council of America for 2009 and 2010; was awarded Best Cosmetic Dentist of the year 2009 by the Cambridge Who's Who and Best Cosmetic Dentist of the year 2010 by the Presidential Who's Who. He provides all aspect of general dentistry and will discuss services including cosmetic dentistry, veneers, root canals, crowns, bridges, implants, bleaching, and more.
Dr. Mary Kay Uchmanowicz
Saturday, January 12 3:30pm ET
dr_mary_kay Tune is as Patricia interviews Dr. Mary Kay Uchmanowicz, AuD., CCC-A, Board Certified Audiologist and owner of Twin Rivers Hearing Health, Inc., a private audiological and hearing aid dispensing practice. "Dr. Mary Kay" will discuss signs of hearing loss, hearing loss due to job-related noise exposure, ringing in the ears, musician monitors and how she has been helping people with hearing problems often accompanied by depression, anxiety and isolation for over 30 years.
Robert Preston
Saturday, January 19 3:30pm ET
bob_preston Tune in as Patricia interviews Robert Preston, who had a very successful 33 year career in the insurance industry building a large insurance organization before retiring in 2011, at age 53, the very top of his career, due to the effects of Parkinson's Disease.  He will discuss awareness of Parkinson's Disease and it's effect on 1.5m Americans and his "2013 OPTIMISM CAN TAKE YOU ANYWHERE!" campaign.

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Terry Murray
Friday, January 11 3:00pm ET
Tune in when Patricia interviews Terry Murray, author, speaker, professional coach, and business executive with more than 20 years of progressive experience in real-world strategic development, leadership and business execution. He will discuss his book "The Transformational Entrepreneur - Engaging the Mind, Heart & Spirit for Breakthrough Business Success".

John & Anita Seraichyk
Friday, January 18 4:00pm ET
john_seraichyk anita_seraichyk Tune in when Patricia interviews John & Anita Seriachyk, partners at Browning Associates, a career-consulting firm for job seekers. Founded over 20 years ago by John Seraichyk, Browning Associates provides search tools and one on one consulting for executive job seekers.

Corissa St. Laurent
Friday, January 25 3:30pm ET
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Dr. Guillaume Lepine
Friday, January 4 & 25 10:00am
Tune in as Patricia interviews Dr. Guillaume Lepine, DMD of Lepine Dentistry in Swansea Ma. He is becoming the Dentist of choice in the MA/RI area for cosmetic and smile makeover procedures. He provides all aspect of general dentistry and will discuss services including cosmetic dentistry, veneers, root canals, crowns, bridges, implants, bleaching, and more.  


Kevin LeBlanc
Friday, January 4 & 18 11:00-12:00noon
kevin_leblanc Tune is as Patricia interviews Kevin LeBlanc, owner of RWL General Contractors, which has been a family owned business for over 40 years. They specialize in kitchens and bathrooms, windows and doors, vinyl siding and roofing, general remodeling and painting. He will discuss how you can beautifully and cost-effectively make changes in your home to enhance your comfort, style, and daily function.


Sheryl Turgeon Worthington
Friday, January 11 10:30-11:00am
Friday, January 25 11:30-12:00noon
sheryl_turgeon Tune in as Patricia interviews Sheryl Worthington Turgeon, Health, Nutrition and Vital Living Coach who helps women to come alive by eating whole, fresh foods, nourishing their spirits and living their dreams. Sheryl will discuss the right kind of nourishment to feel energized, lose weight, relieve food sensitivities and break through cravings. An expert in behavioral change, Sheryl supports people in taking actions that promote real, lasting change and transformation.
Lisa Gallinari
Friday, January 18 10:00-11:00am
lisa_gallinari Tune in as Patricia interviews Lisa Gallinari, owner of Get Your Chic On Image Consulting. Lisa works with men and women to find out who they are and translate that persona into a flattering, functional and stylish wardrobe that enhances their lives. Lisa will discuss how to live your best life from the inside out. 


The Dr. A Show
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I am very pleased and proud to produce "The Dr. A. Show" for Dr. Will Aguila.

Will Aguila, MD, Dr. A as his patients call him, is a bariatric surgeon who broke the cycle of obesity in his own life. His purpose and passion is to show listeners who have been battling weight loss for a long time how to conquer their weight problems through an integrative approach using changes in nutrition, fitness, self-help, and wellness. Dr. A's new book Why I Don't Lose Weight: Conquering the Cycle of Obesity is accessible on his website
The guests on the weekly Dr. A show are best-selling authors and experts in nutrition, exercise, lifestyle changes and wellness. Among his guests are Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Daniel Amen, Max Bolka, Dr. Mike Dow, Richard Simmons, Lisa Nichols, and Marci Shimoff.
The "Dr. A" show is heard on Cincinnati's ESPN 1530, in Eastern North Carolina on WTKF 107.1FM and WJNC 1240AM and Thursdays at 11am on WSAR AM1480 in Fall River, MA.   Tune in to
Dr. Tadeusz Sztykowski
Saturday, January 5,12,19, and 26 4:00-5:00pm ET
dr_tad Tune in for the Wellness Feature as Patricia interviews Dr. Tad Sztykowski, D.Ac., founder of Dr. Tad Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing in Providence, which focuses on restoring patients health by correcting causes of diseases. A licensed MD in 27 European countries, he came to this country in 1987 to study the oldest medical system, Chinese medicine. After graduating from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1990, he opened his private practice and has treated over 15,000 patients with myriads of health conditions ranging from allergies to cancer. His new book Healthcare Dollars and Cents: How Classical Chinese Medicine Can Save Your Health and Your Company's Bottom Line.
Dr. Michele Pelosi
Saturday, January 12 3:00pm ET
michele_pelosiTune in as Patricia interviews Dr. Michele Pelosi, owner of Dr. Michele Pelosi's Chiropractic Care in Cranston, RI. Her practice provides a variety of therapeutic services, including electronic muscle stimulation, manual therapeutic exercise, spinal mobilization and manipulation. Trigger point work is also provided either by hand or by activator.  Her chiropractic services are tailored to the needs of each unique patient.
George Goens
Saturday, January 19  3:00pm ET
george_goens Tune in for the "Letters on Living" featured segment as Patricia interviews George Goens, speaker and national consultant on leadership and educational reform and author of "Letters on the Promise of Living". George will discuss his reasons for writing the book, life and impact of letters. He will share the wisdom and principles which are the foundation for a meaningful and purposeful life, including reflection, connections with other generations and an understanding of the wisdom of the ages.
Steven Gelfuso
Saturday, January 26 3:00pm ET
steve_gelfuso Tune in as Patricia interviews Steven Gelfuso, President and CEO of Cruise Brothers, one of the largest family owned cruise agencies in the country. Steve will discuss the Cruising Free opportunity to become an associate selling cruise and land vacation travel packages to friends, family, business associates, and anyone else who desires to experience either cruise or land vacations.
Lisa Bergeron
Friday, January 18 3:00pm ET
lisa_bergeron Tune in when Patricia interviews Lisa Bergeron, president of Leading Women Southeastern New England. One of the region's largest professional organization for businesswomen, Leading Women offers innovative services and leadership programs all designed to provide what women need to be inspired and empowered to succeed from career start to the CEO-suite.


George Goens
Friday, January 25 3:00pm ET
george_goensTune in for the "Leadership" featured segment when Patricia interviews George Goens, author, speaker and national consultant on leadership and educational reform. He is author of "Soft Leadership for Hard Times" and "Resilient Leadership for Turbulent Times".
Nancy Thomas
Friday, January 25 4:00pm ET
nancy_thomas Tune in when Patricia interviews Nancy Thomas, president of Tapestry Communications, writer, public relations and marketing professional with over 25 years of proven success in communications. She will discuss creating solutions for Rhode Island businesses and nonprofit organizations. "Own your story....own your success" is her approach and mantra.
Ed Drozda
Friday, January 4 10:30am & 25 11:00am
Tune in as Patricia interviews Ed Drozda, The Small Business Doctor, who helps you keep your business healthy and thriving. Listen in and discover the value of the business physical, the importance of a clear diagnosis and the importance of employing the correct treatments.You will not want to miss this lively and informative conversation with one of the area's most unique small business coaches.
Huxley Conklin
Friday, January 11 10:00am & 25 10:30am
huxley_conklin Tune in as Patricia interviews Huxley Conklin, owner of FocalPoint Business Coaching, the world's Premier coaching organization and the leading business coaching franchise as recognized by the Franchise Business Review. Huxley Conklin works with dedicated and determined business owners who wish to dramatically improve their businesses, their personal lives and the balance between the two.

Richard Bassett
Friday, January 11 11:00am-12noon
richard_bassett Tune in as Patricia interviews Richard Bassett, Financial Advisor and Marketing Manager at J. Marshall Associates.  Richard has been in the financial services business since 2000. Currently, Richard holds Series 6, Series 63 and Series 65 Securities licenses registered with Investors Capital Corporation, allowing him to act as a Registered Representative. He is also registered with Investors Capital Advisory allowing him to act as a Financial Advisor.



with Elaina Goldstein Sundays  1-2pm on AM790
perspectives_logo elaina_goldstein Perspectives, Produced by Raskin Resources Productions, is the program that explores relevant issues of TODAY, finding the best solutions for TOMORROW.

Elaina Goldstein, JD, MPA, is the Executive Director and Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island's College of Pharmacy.  She brings 25 years of public policy experience both nationally and locally to talk radio. Working in Washington, DC for the United States Congress as Counsel for the Subcommittee on Retirement Income and Employment, U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Aging and Legislative Counsel for Health and Retirement Income Policy for Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT), she collaborated successfully with people from diverse Perspectives. She was instrumental in bringing the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Grant (PACE) to RI and helping reform the states' long-term care system.  Gubernatorial appointments include the RI Global Waiver Task Force and the Governor's Health Reform Commission where she is currently working towards establishing the RI Health Exchange.
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How To Create Positive Images in the New Year

We all have intuition which can guide us when we listen. But we also have those old voices that give us messages that do not serve us anymore and in fact, hinder our progress. These are the voices that say, "You won't get that, the money won't come in, this person will not hear me,  or my body can't heal."  These are the fearful inner voices that temporarily overtake our positive movement.

 These voices start screaming when you do not see what you desire and expect. So when the money is not here now, the job is not getting better and you can not physically see other options, or the right relationship is not in your physical sight, you get scared that what you want will not come to you.

 This is where evaluation comes come. What helps is a reality check. Are you doing the right things to get to your goal? What are positive signs that your goal is near? You need to find evidence. It can be an assessment of what you have done and how far you have come. It can be validation from someone who knows your situation. It can be re-evaluating your strengths.

The important piece here is not lose faith. You need to see and know what is working  and then validate yourself.  You may need a course correction which you can take once we decide which  changes need to be made.

 If you fight with the old negative and fearful or failure picture, it gets bigger. It's like someone saying, "Don't think about the color orange." The saying that fits this is "What we resist, persists." When you fight with the fears,  you give them power over you.

 Living in the now helps. Enjoying and focusing on the moment helps to keep the momentum going. If every day you focus on what worked that day, you will be propelled and attracted to find more of what works for you.

 Successful steps tell us that our thoughts, images and actions are working. Positive guidance is available to all of us. We just have to be open to it and listen. We are never alone.

I wish you all a happy and healthy and successful new year.