November 2013

november_image November is the month that we begin to think about winter and the holidays. Pumpkins, turkeys, apple pie, stuffing, squash all bring to mind Thanksgiving and what it means. For many, it's a time to be with family and friends. For those alone, it's a great time to connect with new and old friends and celebrate all that we have. Most of all, it's a time for giving thanks. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Spotlight Guests for November 

Bernie Siegel November
2nd 3:30pm ET
"Patricia Raskin Positive Living" on WPRO AM630/99.7FM 
Tune in as Patricia interviews Dr. Bernie Siegel, author and co-founder of ECaP-Exceptional Cancer Patients, a therapeutic approach Bernie calls Carefrontation that helps patients interpret their drawings, dreams and images to express their feelings about the healing process. As a physician who has cared for and counseled innumerable people whose mortality has been threatened by illness, Bernie embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our Society grapples with today. In May 2011, Bernie was honored as one of the Top 20 Spiritually Influential Living People on the Planet. He continues to break new ground in the field of healing, supporting changes in medical education to "humanize" medical practice. He will discuss his new book, The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing. This long-awaited follow-up to his bestseller Love, Medicine & Miracles updates Dr. Siegel's insights into the healing power of drawing, dreams, and intuition. The use of drawing in Bernie's practice has helped patients discover the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of healing and guided them toward the best choices and options for their particular situation.

Mary Rockwood Lane November 11th
2:00pm ET
"Patricia Raskin Positive Living" on
Tune in as Patricia interviews Mary Rockwood Lane (RN, PhD), co-author of Healing with the Arts: A 12-Week Program to Heal Yourself and Your Community, with Michael Samuels, to help people heal mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual ailments. Based off of their proven program used in hospitals across the country, Samuels and Lane wanted to teach communities everywhere how to heal. Both authors know what it's like to heal through art:  Mary painted her way through depression and Michael healed a patient's arthritic pain via illustration. The combination of their personal stories with their professional expertise highlights a program that is both successful and meaningful.

 Bruce Poon Tip November 15th  4:00pm ET
"Positive Business" on WPRV AM790
Tune in as Patricia interviews Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures, the largest adventure travel company in the world, operating in more than 100 countries, on all seven continents, serving more than 100,000 customers every year. He is author of LOOPTAIL: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business, which recounts how entrepreneurship became Bruce's own adventure and gave him the opportunity to re-imagine how business is done so it would provide the same sense of fulfillment as a backpack hike through the Himalayas.


             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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"Positive Dating"
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Saturdays 7pm-9pm ET

"Positive Business"
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Fridays 3pm-5pm ET

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Mondays at 2pm ET
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Patricia's Co-Hosts

Lynda Adams Robitaille November 1 - Lynda Adams-Robitaille is an accomplished entrepreneur, small business owner, designer, artist and co-founder of THE ROBITAILLE GROUP, founder of Wardrobe & Words consulting firm

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

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

tuni_schartner_2012November 22 - Tuni Renaud Schartner, President of TRS Strategies, marketing consultant, Public Relations, Social Media and Event Planning professional 

george_goens November 29 - George Goens, speaker and national consultant on leadership and educational reform and author of "Letters on the Promise of Living".


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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Dr. Tadeusz Sztykowski
Saturday, November 2, 16, 23 & 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. He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1990, then opened his private practice and has treated over 15,000 patients with myriads of health conditions. His is author of Healthcare Dollars and Cents: How Classical Chinese Medicine Can Save Your Health and Your Company's Bottom Line.

Kate Siner
Saturday, November 30  3:30pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews Kate Siner, Psychologist, speaker, writer and educator Dr. Kate has been called a true visionary who advocates for a much-needed shift in the world today. She has dedicated her career to helping people find and develop their own fulfillment and success by connecting to their true selves and taking powerful action.
Dr. Kate holds a PhD in Psychology from Saybrook University and has provided world-class training in entrepreneurial and personal development for more than a decade.  Her business, Dr. Kate Inc. provides mentoring, retreats, virtual classes and more to help highly motivated individuals change the world for the better by transforming themselves.

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and monthly Co-Hosts
Fridays 3-5pm ET

Barry Moltz
Friday, November 1  3:30pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews Barry Moltz, radio host, entrepreneur, author of three best-selling books & co-author of Small Town Rules.  Moltz's first book, You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business describes the ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business.  It was mentioned by Entrepreneur magazines to be one of the best entrepreneurship books of all time. It is in its fourth reprint and has been translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean and Thai. His second book, Bounce! Failure, Resiliency and the Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success, shows what it takes to develop true business confidence. His third book, BAM! Delivering Customer Service in A Self Service World shows how in a social media world, customer service is the new marketing. Barry will be speaking at the SuperMedia Local Business Summit in Providence November 6th.

Amy Gallagher
Friday, November 1  4:30pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews Amy Gallagher, Vice President of Major Accounts at Cornerstone Group.  Amy's special areas of expertise include healthcare reform, the Rhode Island Insurance Exchange, health savings accounts, and the design, implementation and management of premium differential and participation- and results-based wellness programs. She will discuss the many changes in healthcare reform for small businesses including new choices for employers and its impact on employees. 
Kate Siner
Friday, November 15  3:30pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews Kate Siner, PhD has grown her business over the past 5 years from a fledgling therapy practice into the multi-practitioner Therapy Collaborative and the mid -six-figure business, Dr. Kate Inc. Dr. Kate holds a PhD in Psychology from Saybrook University, and is an internationally recognized speaker, writer and teacher whose success and fulfillment programs and workshops have offered thousands of people nationwide the tools to step fully into their successful lives.

George Goens
Friday, November 29  3:00-4:00pm ET
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".

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Saturday, November 9  3:00-5:00pm ET

Paula Marshall
Saturday, November 16  3:00-4:00pm ET
Tune is for the Success feature as Patricia interviews Paula Marshall, CEO of Bama Companies and author of the new book, Finding the Soul of Big Business. The Bama Pie Company's story began in 1927 in the kitchen of Cornillia Alabama "Bama" Marshall, Paula Marshall's grandmother. This book is 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.  
Kevin LeBlanc
Saturday, November 23  3:00pm ET
Kevin Leblanc RWL 2013 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. 

Donna Hackett
Friday, November 1  3:00pm ET
Tune in when Patricia interviews Donna Hackett, Professional Image, Spa and Skincare Director with BeautiControl.  Adding one successful accomplishment to another over the years, Donna never regretted her choice to change her career from Paralegal to Image Consultant.  Driving from appointment to appointment with clients varying from individuals, to corporations and entertainment personalities, Donna feels that she has found her calling.  She has provided makeup service for local television stations, news anchors and their guests on a regular basis.  "Empowering people and improving the life of another person is my sole reason for living!" She helps women rejuvenate and relax with high-end spa treatments in the comfort of home.
George Doumaney
Friday, November 1  4:00pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews George Doumaney, owner of the Portsmouth Publick House, offering a wide variety of great tasting homemade dishes. All dishes are made to order in their home style kitchen. Portsmouth Publick House is located at Clock Tower Square in Portsmouth, RI.

Renee Aloisio
Friday, November 8  4:00pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews Renee Aloisio, Director of Internal Operations at LCG+D. Joining her will be Laurie Kamaiko, a Partner in the New York City office of Edwards Wildman & Palmer LLP.  Laurie is on the Steering Committee of the firm's inter-departmental Privacy and Data Protection Group.  She advises companies on issues involving potential insurance coverage, reinsurance issues, and risk management issues presented by data breaches and other privacy related risks, including first party costs and third party claims. They will discuss their upcoming panel discussion on Cyber Crime at Leading Women's Fall Leadership Breakfast Series. 
Nancy Thomas
Friday, November 22 4:00pm ET
nancy_thomas Tune in when 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.  She will discuss end of the year and first of the year PR for your business.
Positive Dating Radio Show on WPRO!

Positive Dating Radio Show on WPRO Providence Saturdays 7-9pm ET

Patricia and rotating co-hosts bring you a two-hour live call-in, on air and online program that combines call-ins, sharing, new perspectives and advice and knowledge from guests and opportunity to find matches online.

Listen live on AM630/99.7FM or streaming online at!

Listen to the Podcasts on


11/2 - Suzanne Muller - author of Loveable: 21 Practices for Being in a Loving and Fulfilling Relationship Suzanne on YouTube  


11/9 - William Vernick - co-author of Brand Guys: Do Not Go On Another Date Until You Read This Book   

Brand Guys on YouTube  Brand Guys on Facebook 


11/16 - Diana Kirschner - author of Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide To Finding Your Own True Love Diana Kirschner on Facebook 


11/23 - Arielle Ford - author of The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life With the Law of Attraction  


11/30 - Fran Greene- author of the Flirting Bible: Your Ultimate Photo Guide to Reading Body Language, Getting Noticed, and Meeting More People Than You Ever Thought Possible 

Positive Dating will feature:
  • Best-selling authors and national experts sharing dating and relationship tips
  • Callers sharing their experiences and questions about dating and relationships
  • Patricia and co-host sharing their opinions
  • Opportunity for listeners to find matches online with a customized portal for the Positive Dating radio show

Positive Dating is the program that helps you explore positive living, positive dating experiences, positive dating relationships and positive energy to attract the right person for you. We listen and share our perspectives and encourage you to share with fellow WPRO listeners on the air and online.

Sponsored by:

Radio Coaching/Offerings by Patricia

  Brand Yourself Through Radio

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

Prophet Share - Seasoned Professionals Sharing Trade Secrets
Prophet Share, Inc., formerly known as the RI Small Business Recovery Program, has emerged as an excellent example of what has become internationally known as "a sharing community".  In simple terms, "a sharing community" removes duplication that doesn't add value and concentrates on things that do add value. Through participation in Prophet Share, talented business owners and trainers (prophets) no longer have to individually own projection, video and recording equipment.  Nor do they have to rent expensive classroom or hotel space in order to share their talent and experience with their peers. As the result of this "penny-pinching" sharing approach, Profit Share, Inc. will be able to bring high-quality business training to the Rhode Island entrepreneurial community on a meager budget of less than $25,000 annually. In the past thirty two months, the Recovery Program provided peer-to-peer training to over 7,000 business owners and entrepreneurs.  With the collaborative efforts of experienced business leaders and teachers, Prophet Share, Inc. is expected to greatly add to that number.

To register for any of the free seminars below, please go to  Any questions, please call Dave Nash at 401-447-8000.   All events will be held at the Centerville Seminar Center, 875 Centerville Rd, Warwick, RI - Building 2, Suite 5.

Lisa Tener - Award-winning book writing coach

Have you thought about writing a book?

I have someone I want you to meet-and a gift for you to help you write your book. lisa_tener

My friend Lisa Tener is an award-winning book writing coach and published author who has helped aspiring authors just like you write a book and get published. Her clients include doctors, company presidents, coaches, professors, therapists, holistic practitioners, moms and others.

Many have gotten 5- and 6-figure book deals with major publishers, some self-published, and many clients have appeared on National TV: the CBS Early Show, CNN, Oprah, Good Morning America and, of course, on Positive Living Radio! Lisa's Bring Your Book to Life Program won the 2012 American Business Award's Silver Stevie Award for Best New Service of the Year-Media.

Lisa serves on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School continuing education course, and is a regular columnist on writing and publishing for the Huffington Post.

Many people wonder about how to get started with their book. Lisa's FREE AUTHOR TOOLKIT makes it easy. You'll receive Lisa's 7-day book writing e-course which includes:

    • Crucial advice on how to start
    • Powerful book writing exercises
    • A free subscription to Lisa's bi-weekly book writing & publishing news, tips, events and articles

You can get Lisa's complimentary author toolkit here. And feel free to contact Lisa to find out how she can support you in writing and publishing your book-a book you can be proud of and one that can make a difference in the world.

I've experienced Lisa's coaching first hand and she is so knowledgeable, creative, intuitive, and has a pulse on what works and what doesn't. She is also well-connected in the industry. I highly recommend Lisa. 

Positively Speaking



Health, Balance and Moderation


Good health is a combination of things. It's not just about being the ideal weight, being in shape and eating well. Those are components of good health, but the mental and spiritual aspects are just as important.


If you feel good physically but worry all the time, have no time to enjoy yourself, find yourself always catching up, or just going through the motions, your health is not in balance.


We are not encouraged to have balance. Diets offer us the quick fix of a ten or more pound weight loss in less than two weeks and books and tapes offer us ways to happiness if we follow ten easy steps. There are so many choices that our minds become cluttered and confused. Part of balance is knowing how to focus, find the right information and make clear choices.


Moderation is a key to balance and is not touted as much as the extremes, because the extremes get the attention. Moderation has a boring tone, but actually is a challenge to achieve to today's busy and fast paced world. Moderation is taking care of yourself physically in steady increments on a continual basis, taking breaks during each day to do something nurturing for yourself, and spending daily time in reflection or prayer. These increments can be small, but in steady doses they add up to integration and balance in your life.


This message of moderation as a key to balance is a good one as the holidays approach us. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.




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