February 2014

February is the month of love for many of us. I think of red and pink during this time which happen to be among my favorite colors.
I think the key word is love for this month and for every month of the year. The two greatest emotions are love and fear. Let's choose love.
It goes a long way!
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Thomas Moore - February 3rd 2:00pm ET
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thomas moore Tune in as Patricia interviews Thomas Moore, author of A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World. Moore is the author of the bestselling book Care of the Soul and fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist, and today he lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and the arts. He has a Ph. D. in religion from Syracuse University and has won several awards for his work, including an honorary doctorate from Lesley University and the Humanitarian Award from Einstein Medical School of Yeshiva University. Three of his books have won the prestigious Books for a Better Life awards. He writes fiction and music and often works with his wife, artist and yoga instructor, Hari Kirin. He writes regular columns for Resurgence, Spirituality & Health, and The Huffington Post. Drawing from a diverse wealth of traditions ranging from Greek mythology to Saint Francis, Moore urges readers to begin by "never again sensing any conflict between one tradition and another" and follow their bliss, working intuitively to create a religion that is truly their own. 


             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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Saturdays 7pm-9pm ET

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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:

Sponsored Guests
Patricia Raskin Positive Living

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Saturdays AM630/99.7FM
3-5pm ET

Dr. Tadeusz Sztykowski
Saturday, February 1, 8, 15, & 22  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. He is author of Healthcare Dollars and Cents: How Classical Chinese Medicine Can Save Your Health and Your Company's Bottom Line.
Matt Patty & Kim Jillson
Saturday, February 22  3:00pm ET
Matt_Patty Tune in as Patricia interviews Matt Patty, Licensed RI Broker and Team Leader with Keller Williams Realty and Kim Jillson, Loan Officer at RMS Mortgage in RI. His Team focuses mainly on RI but is also licensed and practices in Southern Mass.  The Matt Patty Team represents Real Estate buyers and sellers with a very high emphasis on service and technology integration.  They are extremely competitive and look to see clients interests through in negotiations. He will discuss the current housing market in the RI/Southern Mass area. Kim Jillson provides direct access to a full spectrum of integrated loan processing, underwriting, and direct lending services, we are dedicated to finding just the right mortgage package to fit client needs. 
Sponsored Guests
Positive Business WPRV
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 Positive Business Fridays 3-5pm ET
with Patricia Raskin and Lynda Adams-Robitaille 

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Date to be determined
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Tune in when Patr
icia and Lynda interview Gregory Porcaro, CPA/ABV, MST, CFF, of Otrandro, Porcaro & Associates, LTD. Gregory A. Porcaro has been the principal in charge of all tax, business valuation, and business consulting services for Otrando, Porcaro & Associates, Ltd., a full-service accounting and consulting firm located in Warwick, RI since 1987. Greg is a Past President of the RI Society of CPAs, the past chair of the AICPA's S Corporation Technical Resource Panel, and a former member of its Tax Executive Committee. He is also an officer of the RI Estate Planning Council and the RI Society of Financial Service Professionals. He will discuss healthcare initiatives and how it relates to businesses as well as things to consider for business tax returns.
Nancy Thomas
Date to be determined
nancy_thomas Tune in when Patricia and Lynda interview 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.

Kevin LeBlanc
Saturday, February 1  3:00-4:00pm 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. 

Paula Marshall
Saturday, February 8  3:00-4:00pm ET
paula_marshall_2011 Tune in 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. 

Dr. Michele Pelosi
Saturday, February 22  3:30pm ET
michele_pelosi Tune 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.
JWU Wildcat Entrepreneur Segment
with John Robitaille
Friday, February 14  4:00pm ET

Sharkfest is Johnson & Wales University's annual entrepreneurship contest hosted by the Larry Freedman international Center for Entrepreneurship. The JWU "Wildcat Entrepreneur Segment" on Positive Business will begin on Friday February 14th and run for twelve weeks. Each segment will feature JWU student entrepreneurs who will talk about their business ventures including the challenges and opportunities of taking an idea and turning it into a viable business opportunity. John Robitaille, Executive in Residence at the Larry Friedman International Center for Entrepreneurship at Johnson & Wales University, will be in studio for each segment and will provide background and commentary on each student's venture.

George Goens
Friday, February 21 3:00-4:00pm ET
george_goens Tune in for the "Leadership" featured segment when Patricia and Lynda interview 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".
Marcel D'Auteil
Friday, February 28 3:30pm ET
Add a description Tune in when Patricia and Lynda interview Marcel D'Autiel, Founder of The Andr� D'Auteuil Family Foundation, in honor of his son Andr�, a 501(c)(3) private operating charity serving the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut.  The Foundation's mission is as clear as it is imperative - provide funding for medical and adaptive equipment through other 501(c)(3) organizations to individuals with neurological disorders who cannot otherwise afford to purchase it on their own.
Robert Falcone
Falcone Communications & Design
Robert Falcone, owner of
Falcone Communications & Design, specializing in
Graphic Design
, Corporate Identity. Brochures. Catalogs, Signage, Packaging. Trade Shows. Branding.

Advertising. Strategy. Creative Development. Art Direction. Print.

Web Development 
Design. Programming. Strategy.
Positive Business NEW Co-Host on WPRV!

Positive Business Radio Show
with Patricia Raskin and Lynda Adams 
Happy Anniversary 'Positive Business'
Celebrating the Show's fourth year with a new co-host
Fridays 3-5pm ET on AM790 Providence 


Positive Business with Patricia Raskin began its fourth year on AM790 radio January 3rd with a new, full-time weekly co-host, Lynda Adams.

"This is an exciting time for me and the show", Patricia Raskin responded when asked why the change from the previous format of multiple guest co-hosts. "That was a great experience but as the show enters its fourth year, I felt it was time to make some changes to reflect how much it has grown and matured. Bringing Lynda Adams on as my permanent co-host is an opportunity to take the show to another level. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, as well as having an extensive sales background, her experiences bring a broad perspective on both challenges and opportunities within the business community"

The two-hour show airs every Friday from 3-5PM on AM790, WPRV Talk and Business, an affiliate of the local Cumulus 5-station group. While always focusing on the positive, the show highlights entrepreneurs, small business owners, authors, CEOs, business and leadership coaches among others that appear as guests of the show.

Adams said, "this is an amazing adventure. It allows the two of us the platform to talk about the ever-changing economic environment and the numerous obstacles and challenges businesses face on a daily basis. Businesses and individuals come on and share with the listening audience how they deal with these barriers and turn them into opportunities. We highlight companies who are creating 'best practices'. Also, businesses who have learned to be more lean, and more profitable can share their outcomes with others in the business community."

Raskin and Adams both agree they have the right chemistry and mutual respect for each other, as well as mixing in some humor, which makes this show a tremendous success.

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

Patricia brings 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!
This show is for you. Call in with your stories and opinions.

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2/1 - Elliot Connie, couples' therapist and author of The Solution Focused Marriage, Suzanne Muller, CEO & Founder, Happy Living Forever and author of Loveable: 21 Practices for Being in a Loving & Fulfilling Relationship, and Bela Gandhi, Relationship Expert


2/8 -  Jamie Cat Callan, author of Ooh La La!, Bonjour, Happiness! and French Women Don't Sleep Alone, Candida Castillo, owner of The Aesthetic Dental Studio of RI and 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!  


2/15 - The Positive Dating Game - On our Valentine's weekend show, we will have our own version of the classic Dating Game Show involving our Co-Host, Phil Ayoub, and three single women. Phil will be presented with three prospective dates whom he cannot see, but can only ask questions from a phone line. Based on the answers the women give, Phil will choose one to accompany him to Gracie's Providence, who is graciously sponsoring a 5-course Chef's tasting paired with wine for the couple.  To participate in a future Positive Dating Game show, contact Patricia.


2/22 - Brian Rzepczynski, DHS, MSW, The Gay Love Coach.  As one of the leading love coaches for the gay community, licensed dating and relationship coach Dr. Brian Rzepczynski has over 18 years experience as a psychotherapist and life coach specializing in helping GLBT individuals and couples develop and maintain successful and fulfilling intimate relationships. 


February 1: Matt Espeut, personal trainer

February 8: Rick Lataille, owner of WRIK Entertainment 
February 15: Phil Ayoub, former host of "Single MENtality" online talk show 
February 22: Dennis Serpone, founder of


@PatriciaDating on twitter


Positive Dating features:
  • 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

Get Lisa Tener's FREE AUTHOR TOOLKIT on how to write your book.


Lisa's 7-day book writing e-course includes:

    • Crucial advice on how to start
    • Powerful book writing exercises
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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


Committing to a Lifetime of Love

This is Valentine's month 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 we are married, single, parents, children, friends, let's 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.

This brings to mind what I feel is the greatest love poem of all time, "How do I love thee?" by the 19th century poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. (

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Keep love in your heart and have a wonderful Valentine's Day.



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