July 2013

4th of JulyAccording to, Julius Caesar is the first human being to give his name to an entire month of the year. July has remained stable as months go. It has always possessed 31 days. The premier holiday of the summer season in the United States is Independence Day, commemorated on July 4th. This is one of the few holidays that has not proved amenable to being affixed to some Monday or other to create a three-day weekend. This is a great day for us Americans and is celebrated with parades, activities, and almost invariably by fireworks.  


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Spotlight Guests for July

WL Laney July 26th  3:30pm ET
"Positive Business" on WPRV AM790
wl laney Tune in as Patricia interviews WL Laney, Founder of Boomerpreneur Network, a community of baby boomers who refuse to give up and ... go gently into that good night. He is the author of A Self Administered Attitude Transplant: Transplanting Power Attitudes. He will discuss his rags to riches story and how he helps many others recover from BTSD - Boomer Traumatic Stress Disorder, the hopelessness many boomers feel as they face today's economic challenges.

Beverly Conyers July 15th 2:00pm ET
"Patricia Raskin Positive Living" on
the recovering heart book Tune in as Patricia interviews Beverly Conyers, author of THE RECOVERING HEART: Emotional Sobriety for Women. Conyers, author of the recovery classic Addict in the Family, describes in THE RECOVERING HEART how the seeds of insecurity are planted early on for women in our culture: On one hand, we are expected to be nurturing, pleasant, and wholesome. On the other hand, pornography permeates our culture and degrades the value of women. We are expected to be chaste and at the same time sexually proficient. We are told it's our minds, not our bodies, that matter, yet we are judged by our physical attractiveness.


             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's Co-Hosts

July 12 - Lisa Bergeron, President of Leading Women Southeastern New England, offering innovative services and leadership programs.

gil_lantiniJuly 19 - Gil Lantini, Founder and President of Rhode Island Small 
Business Journal and President of Focus Business Solutions.

tuni_schartner_2012July 26 - Tuni Renaud Schartner, President of TRS Strategies, marketing consultant, Public Relations, Social Media and Event Planning professional  

My sponsored guests are featured in the Newsletter below. For a complete listing of guests, please go to my website links for each station shows:

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Jean Ann McGrane
Saturday, July 13 3:00pm ET
jean-ann_mcgrane Tune is as Patricia interviews Jean Ann McGrane, CEO of Girl Scouts of RI. She was president of her consulting organization, J.A. McGrane & Associates, for more than 10 years, specializing in conservation and economic development issues. Jean also served as city manager for Newburgh, N.Y., working to revitalize the city's downtown and waterfront, and prior to that as the Regional Director for the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation. She has had a lifelong commitment and connection to preserving and protecting the natural world which she first learned about as a young girl at GSRI's Camp Hoffman.

michelle_davidson Michelle Davidson
Saturday, July 20 3:00pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews Michelle Davidson, life coach and founder of Dare to Dream women empowerment center provides coaching, workshops and events designed to help develop women to live a balanced fulfilled life. Michelle will discuss the current nominations of Christian women that inspire unconditional love, hope and courage to participate as models in the 2nd Annual Celebration of True Love fashion show.

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Fridays 3-5pm ET

Dana D'Orsi
Friday, July 12  4:00pm
dana_d'orsi Tune in as Patricia interviews Dana D'Orsi, a life & career transformation coach, the founder of Best Life Solutions and the creator of The Best Life System™. She will discuss The Best Life System™, a proven step-by-step program that teaches women who feel stuck or frustrated in some area of their lives or careers how to get "unstuck," expand their vision of what's possible, figure out exactly what they want and get it in record-time.

Russell Raskin
Friday, July 19  3:30pm ET
russell_raskin2 Tune in when Patricia interviews Russell Raskin 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.
Brian Lamoureux
Friday, July 19 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.
Dr. Tadeusz Sztykowski
Saturday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 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. James Greenblatt
Saturday, July 13 3:30pm ET
James_Greenblatt Tune is as Patricia interviews Dr. James Greenblatt, a dually board certified child and adult psychiatrist, is the founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, an integrative psychiatric practice in the Boston area. He is also the author of "Answers to Anorexia" and "The Breakthrough Depression Solution."Dr. Greenblatt will discuss nutritional interventions and medication for anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, and eating disorders.  
Leigh Vincola
Saturday, July 20 3:30pm ET
leigh_vincola Tune is as Patricia interviews Leigh Vincola, owner of Cartography Coaching, who helps her clients (mostly women) map out an intentional route towards wellness and living their fullest dreams. help you put your goals down and sketch out a realistic route for how to get there. She looks at a client as a whole person, acknowledging the many elements that affect one's decision making. She often use experiences with food and wine to promote health and to ease into the life mapping process. She will discuss her upcoming Women and Wine coaching series. 
Dr. Zaheer Shah
Saturday, July 27 3:30pm ET
zaheer_shah Tune is as Patricia interviews Dr. Zaheer Shah, founder of Access Basic Care Initiative (ABC Initiative), a unique health membership program in North Smithfield and Pawtucket, RI that may just be a renaissance in healthcare. He will discuss what the program provides, including enrollment fee, unlimited scheduled appointments, prompt urgent care, unlimited sick visits, a comprehensive annual physical exam, flu shots, extensive laboratory testing, x-rays and affordable prescriptions.
Jean Ann McGrane
Saturday, July 12 3:00pm ET
jean-ann_mcgrane Tune is as Patricia interviews Jean Ann McGrane, CEO of Girl Scouts of RI. She was president of her consulting organization, J.A. McGrane & Associates, for more than 10 years, specializing in conservation and economic development issues. Jean also served as city manager for Newburgh, N.Y., working to revitalize the city's downtown and waterfront, and prior to that as the Regional Director for the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation. She has had a lifelong commitment and connection to preserving and protecting the natural world which she first learned about as a young girl at GSRI's Camp Hoffman. 
Beth Marshall
Friday, July 12  4:30pm
beth_marshall Tune in as 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.
Nancy Thomas
Friday, July 19  4:00pm
nancy_thomasTune in as Patricia interviews Nancy Thomas, president of Tapestry Communications, writer, public relations and marketing professional. Nancy will discuss effective ways to promote books, products or services in Rhode Island.  She has 25 years of proven success in communications, and customizes each project to the needs of her clients.  "Own your story....own your success" is her approach and mantra.

Terry Murray
Friday, July 28 4:00pm ET
terry_murray 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".
Radio Coaching/Offerings by Patricia

  Brand Yourself Through Radio

raskin_wpro Patricia Raskin now offering customized workshops to show you how honing your message for radio will get you more exposure. Refine your elevator pitch and gain more clients. Increase your revenues as other have who have been guests on her radio shows and other shows. Radio can give you another platform to deliver your message and stand out. Patricia has interviewed over 2,000 guests and she knows what works.

Are you looking to host your own radio show? 

That's one of Patricia's specialties. She will help you get on the air, stay on the air, find guests and sponsors. Write or call her for more information and check out her coaching brochure on the website!

Write or call Patricia for more information - [email protected] or 401.440.6299

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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, Leeza Gibbons, Dr. Maya Angelou, Michael Landon, Jr., Sherry Stringfield, Kevin Sorbo, Deirdre Hall, Dr. Michael Roizen, and Marci Shimoff.

The "Dr. A" show is heard in Eastern North Carolina on WTKF 107.1FM and WJNC 1240AM.  It is now heard on WTAN-AM1340, WDCF-AM1350 and WZHR-AM1400 in the Tampa Bay area. Tune in to

Positively Speaking
Vacations and Rejuvination patriciasitting


According to the American Heritage Dictonaries on, three definitions of vacation are listed: "A period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation, especially one with pay granted to an employee. A holiday. A fixed period of holidays, especially one during which a school, court, or business suspends activities." The first sentence referring to pleasure, rest and relaxation, is what I want to address here.

This is one of the major vacation months of the year and so many of us go somewhere in July or August. The July 4th weekend is often a cataylst for travel during that week.


Vacations are part of our rest and relaxation to refuel. When we keep driving ourselves, eventually our emotional or physical health breaks down. 


For those of us who view vacations as frivolous or self-indulgent, I say, think again. Vacations give you a totally different point of view because you are in a totally different environment. As you get away and can view things from a distance, you can see situations in a different light. Vacations can also help you rejuvenate yourself so that when you get back to our work and home life, you have renewed energy and often a new and fresh perspective. The benefits you gain from vacations go much deeper than fun in the sun, good restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Vacations really gives you the opportunity to "vacate" from where you were and enter a new world.


It is important to choose vacations wisely. You choose different experiences at different times in your life to meet your needs at the time. When you need more stimulation and activity, you may choose a more active vacation. When you need rest and healing, you may choose a more relaxing slower paced experience. The distance and cost of the vacation do not need to be major factors. You can get the results we want by traveling 20 miles away as much as 2000 miles away. It's the quality of the vacation, the environment you choose, and the resolution you have to leave your cares and worries at home, so that you can really relax, rejuvenate, restore and revive your hopes and dreams.



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