February 2013

february_image February is the month of love. Whether you're in an intimate relationship or not, we are all in relationship with ourselves and those we love. The saying 'love makes the world go round' holds true for me and it is important to remember to love yourself. If you love roses and don't expect to receive them on Valentine's Day, give yourself the gift of love and buy yourself a dozen roses. I wish you all much love in your lives.
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Spotlight Guests for February

 John Ullmen February 15th  3:30pm ET
"Positive Business" on WPRV AM790

john_ullmenTune in as Patricia interviews John Ullmen, Ph.D co-author with Mark Goulston, M.D., of their new book REAL INFLUENCE:  Persuade Without Pushing And Gain Without Giving In. Ullmen will discuss their new model for authentic influence -- the kind that creates a strong initial connection and survives long after agreement has been reached, a powerful four-step method, and how to be the kind of influencer that you and the people in your life want you to be. REAL INFLUENCE is an essential read for business leaders, entrepreneurs, marketers, salespeople, and anyone who needs to work with others.
Cheryl Cohen Green February 11th 2:00pm ET
"Patricia Raskin Positive Living" on

cheryl_cohen_greene  Tune in as Patricia interviews Cheryl Cohen Greene, a certified Sex Educator and Clinical Sexologist, and in 2004 she earned her DHS (Doctor of Human Sexuality) from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. She was trained in the Masters and Johnson modality and was on the training staff of San Francisco Sex Information for 19 years.  She is currently the Vice President of of IPSA (the International Professional Surrogates Association). Cohen Green is a frequent media guest, who has been interviewed on Larry King Live, the National Geographic Channel, the WE Channel, and CNN, among others. She is the author of An Intimate Life, a gripping memoir of a woman who has been a surrogate partner for nearly forty years, tying in with the major motion picture The Sessions, whose actors include 2012 Oscar nominee Helen Hunt and 2012 Golden Globe nominee John Hawkes.


             What about the Bees?


Bee imagery has always been meaningful and symbolic to Patricia and she has come to use it more and more as her unofficial logo.

Like the bee that draws nectar from deep inside the flower to make honey, Patricia Raskin is a catalyst who draws out the positive, life-enriching wisdom of her guests, and serves it up as enriching honey for your soul.. Her radio shows transfer life experiences into food for thought-a honeycomb of strength, hope and positive action for these challenging times."   


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"The Good Living Radio Show"
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Positive Business Co-Hosts
gil_lantini Feb. 1 - Gil Lantini, Founder and President of Rhode Island Small Business Journal and President of Focus Business Solutions.

lisa_bergeron Feb. 8 - Lisa Bergeron, President of Leading Women Southeastern New England, offering innovative services and leadership programs.

Feb. 15-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.

tuni_schartner_2012 Feb. 22 - Tuni Renaud Schartner, President of TRS Strategies, marketing consultant, Public Relations, Social Media and Event Planning professional  

Please note my sponsored guests are featured in the Newsletter below. For a complete listing of guests, please go to Cumulus Broadcasting Providence's station links:

Featured Guests
Patricia Raskin Positive Living
Dr. Guillaume Lepine
Saturday, February 2 3:00pm 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.
Kevin LeBlanc
Saturday, February 2 3:30 & 16 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. He will discuss home improvements especially during these winter months.


Robert Preston
Saturday, February 9 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.  
Paula Marshall
Saturday, February 23 3:00-4:00pm ET
paula_marshall_2011Tune in as Patricia brings us her Success feature with guest expert Paula A. Marshall, CEO of Bama Companies, a $300M company that makes apple pies and desserts for the leading fast food chains including McDonald's. She is the author of "Finding the Soul of Big Business", an amalgamation of every lesson she has learned as a CEO. She will answer your questions about happiness, fulfillment and change in the workplace today.   
Featured Guests
Positive Business WPRV
Ed Drozda
Friday, February 1 3:00pm
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.
Michael Rudnick
Friday, February 8 3:30pm

michael_rudnick Tune in as Patricia interviews Michael Rudnick, President of RCC.  Founded in 1989 by Michael Rudnick, RCC specializes in reducing impact from IT failures through preventative maintenance, continuous remote monitoring, network security, and help desk support. Acting as, or in support of, an in-house IT department, RCC resolves network issues prior to failures or disruptions and provides recommendations for equipment purchasing, hands-on software and hardware installation, staff training, technology plan development.
Beth Marshall
Friday, February 8 4:30pm ET
beth_marshall Tune in when Patricia interviews Beth Marshall, CPA, MBA, Certified Money Breakthrough Method Coach and Owner and CEO at Financially Authentic.  Beth will discuss a proprietary 7-step system to guide her clients toward better financial clarity, transitioning them from financially stressed to financially skilled.

Terry Murray
Friday, February 15 4:30pm 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".

Featured Guests
Good Living Radio Show
The Patricia Raskin Show on WSAR is changing it's name to the Good Living show.
Patricia is moving to the role of producer and the program will be produced by Raskin Resources Productions, Inc.
Jennifer Lourenco, with WSAR Radio will host the weekly program.
The Good Living show will have weekly guests in addition to sponsored featured guests with their own hours on the show, sharing good living tips for the audience.
Kevin LeBlanc Featured Segment
Friday, Febuary 8 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.


Richard Bassett Featured Segment
Friday, February 22 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.
Produced by Raskin Resources Productions, Inc

The Dr. A Show
with Dr. Will Aguila on
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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, February 2,9,16, and 23 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.
George Goens
Saturday, February 9  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.
Dr. Michele Pelosi
Saturday, February 16 3:30pm 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.

Nancy Thomas
Friday, February 1 3:30pm 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.

George Goens
Friday, February 8 3:30pm 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".  He will discuss

Corissa St. Laurent
Friday, February 15 3:00pm ET
Tune in when Patricia interviews
Corissa St. Laurent, Regional Development Director for New England at Constant Contact. She draws on her experiences as a two-time small business owner and as a former board director for multiple nonprofits.  She will discuss how to build lasting relationships through email, social media, and other engagement marketing strategies, through lively and inspiring presentations. 


The Good Living Radio Show
Fridays 10am-12noon ET

Produced by  
Raskin Resources Productions, Inc.


Practical Business Coaching with Huxley Conklin Featured Segment
Friday, Febuary 8 & 22 10:00-11:00am
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.

Produced by Raskin Resources Productions, Inc

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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Week 1 - Disability and Employment
Week 2 - Healthcare
Week 3 - Civil Discourse/Viewpoints
Week 4 - Changes Lives/Changing Attitudes
Positively Speaking
Committing to a Lifetime of Love

February is the love month, with the cornerstone of  Valentine's Day which brings up the powerful emotion of love past, present, and future. This is the time to honor all of our loving relationships with significant others, spouses, family and friends. Leo Buscaglia writes, "There is nothing greater in life than loving another and being loved in return, for loving is the ultimate of experiences."

In my book Pathfinding, I write, "There is a special growing and nurturing dynamic that occurs through commitment and closeness... Loving relationships based on this kind of consideration and solidarity usually last. Enduring hardships are a joint concern. Fairness, empathy and tenderness seem to be the chief strategies loving couples use to lessen the cracks and bumps in the relationship.

Whether you are married, single, parents, children, friends,  commit to a lifetime of love. To me that means knowing in your heart that your loved ones have good intentions and accepting them for who they are - their warts and all, appreciating their good qualities, accepting the not so good, and loving them anyway.

Here are some suggestions to attract the relationships you want in all areas of your life:
  • Focus on what you want
  • Know what didn't work in your relationships in the past and look at the opposites - that's what you want next
  • See images of yourself feeling happy and joy filled
  • Be with people and situations that bring you joy
  • Do things for that nurture you - walks, baths, trips, presents, soul food, etc.
  • Feel the feelings of emptiness that accompany loss of a partner, family member, friend or job. Do not stuff or bury the feelings or put them on hold. Express them and work through them.
  • Know and see a better day tomorrow. Plan things that are uplifting. Lunch or dinner with your favorite people can do wonders for your spirit.
  • Allow your childlike self to come out. Draw, run, laugh, watch funny movies, act silly and enjoy yourself.
  • As February, "the love month" begins and ends, lets keep love alive all year.


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