April 2014

April is a favorite month for me. It is my birth month and a month in Spring. We begin to become anxious to get outdoors and open up some windows to let the light spring breeze in our homes. Also, it's time to pull down the bikes from the attic and dust them off, oil the chains and unbury the bike helmets, dig out the dollar blades from the boxes marked summer stuff, and lace up the walking shoes. It is time to open your heart to spring.
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Dr. Daniel Gottlieb April 14th 2:00pm ET
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Daniel Gottlieb Tune in as Patricia interviews Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, a practicing psychologist and family therapist, is the host of "Voices in the Family" on WHYY, Philadelphia's National Public Radio affiliate. From 1993 until 2008, he wrote a highly regarded column for the Philadelphia Inquirer called "Inside Out," reflecting his perspective on world events and the ways we experience them. He is the author of five books, including the bestselling Letters to Sam and Learning from the Heart, which have been translated into eighteen languages.  He is author of the new book, The Wisdom We're Born With. In addition to drawing on stories about his patients, he also offers his own experience as the survivor of a traumatic car accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down more than thirty years ago.  With his unique wisdom, openness and honesty, he lets readers know they are not alone in their struggle no matter how deep their suffering may be.  He offers a path back to a perspective that every infant intuitively understands, but one that is often lost on the road to adulthood.


             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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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
April 5 & 26  3:00-5:00pm ET, April 12 & 19 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.

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Positive Business WPRV
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 Positive Business Fridays 3-5pm ET
with Patricia Raskin and Lynda Adams-Robitaille 

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Russell Raskin, Esq.
Friday, April 11 3:30pm ET
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icia and Lynda interview 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.
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.

Paula A. Marshall
Saturday, April 12  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.  

Kevin LeBlanc
Saturday, April 19  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.

JWU Wildcat Entrepreneur Segment
with John Robitaille
Friday, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 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 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.



Dr. Christopher Ottiano
Friday, April 4  4:30pm ET

Positive Business welcomes the Brain & Spine Neurosurgical Institute as our "TIPS" Segment sponsor. BSNI, located in Smithfield, RI, is a private neurosurgical practice with a multi-disciplinary approach to spine care. Since joining Brain & Spine Neurosurgical Institute in 2004, Dr. Ottiano has performed over 20 thousand epidural steroid injection procedures. He is also an active member of the International Spine Intervention Society.  


Dr. Christopher Ottiano, MD is a native Rhode Islander. He attended St. George's School in Newport before receiving his degree in chemistry from Wesleyan University. Dr. Ottiano earned his degree in medicine from Tufts Medical School. He is a board certified general surgeon who has completed specialized training in spine intervention. Since joining Brain & Spine Neurosurgical Institute in 2004, Dr. Ottiano has performed over 20 thousand epidural steroid injection procedures. He is also an active member of the International Spine Intervention Society. 

George Goens
Friday, April 25 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.

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.

Listen to the Podcasts on

Fran Greene
4/5 with Co-Host Donnie Bennett

Guest: Fran Greene, former Director of Flirting at and author of The Flirting Bible

GKaren Jonesuest: Karen Jones, founder of The Heart Matters and author of Men are Great.



Joe Amoia4/12 with Co-Host Donnie Bennett

Guest: Joe Amoia, The Ambassador of Love and founder of GPS for Love

Guest: Suzanne Muller, CEO & Founder, Happy Living Forever, worldwide Dating & Love Life Coach, Speaker and Author of Loveable: 21 Practices for Being in a Loving & Fulfilling Relationship. 


4/19 with Co-Host Phil Ayoub

Julie Spiva Guest: Julie Spiva, a top Online Dating Expert, best-selling author and founder of Cyber Dating Expert.   


4/26 with Co-Host Phil Ayoub



April 5: Donnie Bennett, Rhode Island Realtor by day, and a Professional DJ & Event Promoter by night. 

April 12: Donnie Bennett, Rhode Island Realtor by day, and a Professional DJ & Event Promoter by night.

April 19: Phil Ayoub, former host of "Single MENtality" online talk show

April 26:  Phil Ayoub, former host of "Single MENtality" online talk show 


@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
Patricia Speaks
raskin_speaking_02_11 April 10 - East Greenwich Leisure Learning Club, East Greenwich, RI
Patricia will speak about her seven principles for positive living including "honor your heritage" at the East Greenwich Leisure Learning Club, founded in 1978

April 27 - Discover You Expo - Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlboro, MA
Patricia will discuss the highlight tips about dating and love from experts as heard on her weekly Positive Dating radio show on WPRO

April 28 - Temple Sinai Sisterhood, Cranston RI
Patricia will speak about her seven principles for positive living and stories of hope and courage from Holocaust survivors

April 30 - The Ocean State Small Business Expo - Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, RI
Patricia is Broadcasting live on air from 2-4pm ET on AM790 (Patricia's Birthday)
The Ocean State Small Business Expo is Rhode Island's premiere event dedicated to creating connections between small businesses as well as with larger companies to help them achieve their goals and spread their message.  The Spring Expo is Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Twin River in Lincoln, RI.  

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
    • 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


The Power of a Healthy, Nurturing Environment

The body and mind go together. Whatever happens to one affects the other. There's a symbiotic relationship between the two.

 I went to a yoga retreat with my daughter several years ago. Besides the beauty of the place, the people who attended were inspiring. Years ago yoga classes were most often attended by highly spiritual individuals looking for an enlightened path. Today yoga is considered an art, exercise, and spiritual practice that draw millions from a myriad of backgrounds. The people who attended the retreat were high-powered executives and successful entrepreneurs holding demanding positions in high stress city environments. I was surprised to see how many of the attendees were devoted to yoga and thrived on the benefits they achieved. The teachers there were very respectful of the students' level of ability and they never pushed anyone to go beyond what they felt they could do.

In addition to skilled and loving teachers, the meals were very healing. The food was locally and organically grown and vegetarian. Everyone at the retreat loved the food and the company and so many people bonded there.The setting was in an old monastery, so the energy was peaceful and at the same time you could feel the quiet power and strength.  Being with my daughter, an avid yoga student, was a special treat.  I came back home feeling renewed.

We all want community, love, sharing, and more peace in our lives. Some of us forget that it is even possible because our lives are so chaotic and stressful. But as we surround ourselves with loving, accepting people, nurturing environments, healthy food and clean air, our attitudes change. We don't have to fight or flee - we can just be who we are.

In my first book, Success, Your Dream and You, I write,"There are many places that send out harmonious feelings, like retreat centers throughout the country, where you can go to restore strength, energy, and vitality. Such winning centers are worth finding because we can't create them in our lives unless we experience them.

You can create serenity anywhere - in your own home or even in your car. The home is an extension of ourselves. The d�cor tells people how we feel about ourselves. The workplace also reflects the energy of the people. Many offices are simply little cubicles and have no feeling of integration or joy. You can create your own winning environment at work by being creative. Your workplace, like your home, reflects your energy. Whenever possible, bring pictures, posters, and small ornaments to the office... We use our five senses to pick up important information. Our sensory awareness is responsible for much of the intuitive information we receive. You can compose your winning environment in the workplace by tuning into your senses."

In my book Pathfinding, I write, "We can find positive energy in a variety of ways, from being in the garden, to walking in the woods or on the beach, to spending time with a friend. Even special possessions, such as a pin, piece of crystal, a plate, a charm bracelet or grandmother's shawl, can give positive energy. Those are the things we need to surround ourselves with.

Search until you find the people and things that resonate with you like a tuning fork, and you are saying to yourself, 'I really love this,' 'It was so wonderful to be with that person today,' or 'going to that place did so much for me.' Then you know you are on that high frequency of positive energy."

Nurturing environments can be created almost anytime. If you use your creativity and imagination, you can transform where you are.



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