March 2013

pot of gold
March is known for St. Patrick's Day and the first day of Spring. I thought this Old Irish Blessing fit the photo and the season on many levels.

An Old Irish Blessing

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

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Spotlight Guests for March 
 Julia Cameron March 2nd  3:00pm ET  
"Patricia Raskin Positive Living" on WPRO AM630/99.7FM 
julia_cameron Tune in as Patricia interviews Julia Cameron, author of the new book, THE PROSPEROUS HEART: Creating a Life of "Enough". A practical and inspiring must-read, THE PROSPEROUS HEART shows readers how to develop a satisfying life that is both highly creative and financially sound. Julia Cameron has been an active artist for more than thirty years and is the author of more than thirty books, fiction and non-fiction, including her bestselling works on the creative process: The Artist's Way, Walking in This World, and Finding Water. She will discuss her new book, THE PROSPEROUS HEART.
Dr. Eben Alexander March 18th 2:00pm ET
"Patricia Raskin Positive Living" on

eben_alexander Tune in as Patricia interviews Dr. Eben Alexander, author of # 1  New York Times Best Seller, Proof of Heaven. Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists, until his own brain was attacked by a rare illness. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander's eyes popped open. He had come back. He will discuss Proof of Heaven.
Shari Arison March 29th  3:00pm ET
"Positive Business" on WPRV AM790

shari_arison Tune in as Patricia interviews Shari Arison, author of Activate Your Goodness: Transforming The World Through Doing Good and creator of international Good Deeds Day. Arison is driven by her philosophy that by thinking good, speaking good, and doing good, people hold the power to transform the world into a better place, creating lasting and real change for future generations. She will discuss her new book, Activate Your Goodness, which gives clear and effective guidelines for people who wish to do more good in the world.


             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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"Patricia Raskin Positive Living"
WPRO 630AM & 99.7FM
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Saturdays from 3pm-5pm ET

"Positive Business"
WPRV - 790AM
(streamed live on
Fridays 3pm-5pm ET

"Patricia Raskin Positive Living" -
Mondays at 2pm ET

"The Good Living Radio Show" Produced by Raskin Resources Productions, Inc
WSAR 1480AM (streamed live on
Fridays 10am-12 noon ET
Positive Business Co-Hosts
Mar. 1-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.

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

gil_lantiniMar. 15 - Gil Lantini, Founder and President of Rhode Island Small Business Journal and President of Focus Business Solutions.

Mar. 22 - George Goens, speaker and national consultant on leadership and educational reform and author of "Letters on the Promise of Living".

tuni_schartner_2012 Mar. 29 - 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:

Sponsored Guests
Patricia Raskin Positive Living
Kevin LeBlanc
Saturday, March 2, 16 & 23  3:30pm 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.


Dr. Mary Kay Uchmanowicz
Saturday, March 9  3:00pm ET
dr_mary_kay Tune in as Patricia interviews Dr. Mary Kay Uchmanowicz, AuD., CCC-A, Board Certified Audiologist. She is the owner of Twin Rivers Hearing Health, Inc., a private audiological and hearing aid dispensing practice, established 18 years ago in Providence and now in Smithfield since 2001. "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 more than 30 years. In 2006, she was nationally recognized as a "Focus on People winner" for her work as Hearing Ambassador for people of the Philippines.
George Goens
Saturday, March 23  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, March 30 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.
Sponsored Guests
Positive Business WPRV
Ed Drozda
Friday, March 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, March 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.
Wendy Kopp
Friday, March 15  3:00pm ET
wendy_kopp Tune in when Patricia interviews Wendy Kopp, Director of Marketing for Panera Bread/HBG. Howley Bread Group is one of Panera Bread's top sales franchisees, which owns and operates 25 restaurants in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Beth Marshall
Friday, March 15  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.

George Goens
Friday, March 22 3:00-4:00pm ET
george_goens Tune 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".


Sponsored Guests
Good Living Radio Show
bee_logo The Good Living show, produced by Raskin Resources Productions, Inc. with host, Jennifer Lourenco, from WSAR. 

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.

Practical Business Coaching with Huxley Conklin Featured Segment
Friday, March 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

The Dr. A Show
with Dr. Will Aguila on
  dr_a_show_logo_2013 will_aguila

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, March 2,9,16, 23 and 30 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.
Robert Preston
Saturday, March 16 3:00pm 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.  
Dr. Guillaume Lepine
Saturday, March 30 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.

Brian Lamoureux
Friday, March 1 4:30pm
brian_lamoureux Tune in as Patricia interviews Brian Lamoureux, a Partner with Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux & West LLC, for the "Risky Business: The Law of Social Media" featured segment.  His extensive practice areas include complex commercial litigation, employment law, social media law, receiverships and creditors' rights. He is a frequent presenter, published author and broadcast commentator on the topics of social media and e-communications in the workplace.
Nancy Thomas
Friday, March 8  4:30pm 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.

Peter Berman
Friday, March 15  4:00pm ET
peter_berman Tune in when Patricia interviews Peter Berman Esq., partner at Raskin and Berman, attorney in Providence for over 30 years specializing in bankruptcy law. He will discuss what bankruptcy in business is and how we can prevent and manage debt in small business and corporations.
Corissa St. Laurent
Friday, March 22 4:00pm 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.  
Terry Murray
Friday, March 22 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".

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

Produced by  
Raskin Resources Productions, Inc.

Richard Bassett Featured Segment
Friday, March  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

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.
Tune in to
Week 1 - Disability and Employment
Week 2 - Healthcare
Week 3 - Civil Discourse/Viewpoints
Week 4 - Changes Lives/Changing Attitudes
Patricia Speaks
March 23 - Quidnesset Country Clubraskin_speaking_02_11

Patricia will speak and share her 7 Principles for Positive Living at the Executive Women's Golf Association -  Spring Kickoff on March 23 at 10 am at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, RI.
Positively Speaking
Search for the Hidden Gems

This is from my book Pathfinding: Seven Principles for Positive Living. It is in the second principle, Be in the Precious Present.

Paying attention to your gut instinct and inner voice sounds easy, but can become challenging when choosing products and services that you know in your heart are right for you, but you are overruled by the voices of the world shouting at you. The temptation to seek happiness and contentment outside of yourself is prevalent today. Advertisers entice and reward you to buy something else to make you happy. TV commercials show you thousands of things to buy, guaranteed to bring fulfillment. Add the Internet, and you have millions of opportunities to purchase happiness and success. Newspapers and magazines bombard you with clever stories and articles that focus on your future success. Malls and shopping centers are filled with merchants whose sole purpose is to separate you from your money. The message is the same: You will not be happy unless you buy something at the places you are told to go.

How many times do you hear about a great store, therapist, book, restaurant that is not well known or advertised? It is often because the person or item hasn't been well promoted. My philosophy is to look for those people and places. They are the hidden gems and are usually not crowded or as harried as their commercial counterparts.They are often small, caring, warm and special. Some of the best professionals who have taught me the greatest lessons in life are not the famous authors and speakers. But their message is just as powerful.

Follow your own instinct when finding what you need. Big isn't always better.  The truth is, you don't have to go anywhere or buy anything else to find happiness, peace and contentment. You have your own hidden gems within you. You will find them in your inner space, not the outer space of the world.

Happiness and self-satisfaction reside in your consciousness. You can only reach these treasures through introspection, focus and desire. Although they are hidden from the naked eye, they glow brightly within your spiritual eye and they are activated by your positive thoughts.


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