July 2014

We are now officially in the summer. For most it means vacations, boating, and hot weather. The summer is a good time to regroup, as it's the mid-point of the year. Ask yourself, "Am I where I want to be? Am I going in the right direction? What should I be thinking about for the rest of the year? " Then go out there in nature and enjoy whatever it is you love to do most outdoors in the summer.
  Positive Dating on Hiatus 
The Positive Dating Show has been on the air for 8 months with great content and feedback. At this time, we are regrouping the show format and content. You can still enjoy the podcasts on my website, 
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Dr. Janet Angel July 28th 2:00pm ET
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Dr. Janet Angel

Tune in as Patricia interviews Dr. Janet Angel, author of Seven Steps for Taming Your Gluten Sensitivity. Janet Angel, PhD, is a nutritional biochemist and wellness expert with more than twenty years of professional experience in the natural health care industry.  A popular lecturer and frequently invited guest on radio and TV programs around the country, Dr. Janet currently serves as product formulator, executive Vice Present, and media spokesperson for dietary supplement maker Nature's Sources, LLC.  According to a recent study by the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research, about 20 million Americans presently suffer from gluten intolerance - an adverse reaction to the protein gluten found in wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Dr. Janet will discuss her seven steps for taming gluten sensitivity.


             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."

In This Issue
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Dr. Tadeusz Sztykowski
July 5, 12, 19, and 26  3:00-5:00pm ET
dr_tad Tune in for the double 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.
Joining Patricia and Dr. Tad during the 4:30 time slot will be:
Christine Horner July 12: Dr. Christine Horner, board-certified surgeon and renowned preventative health expert and author of award-winning book, Waking the Warrior Goddess, the most comprehensive guide to all research-proven natural approaches to prevent and fight breast cancer. Dr. Horner is best known for her national crusade to pass laws requiring insurance companies to pay for breast reconstruction following mastectomy. She will discuss neglected breast cancer discoveries that could save your life.

July 19: Dr. Cynthia Thaik, popular cardiologist, based in LA who practices with her HEART, delivering security and peace of mind to her patients by orchestrating behavioral and mindset shifts to evoke lasting transformational changes in their health, well-being, vitality, energy, and creativity.
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 Positive Business Fridays 3-5pm ET
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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.
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Friday, July 25 3:00pm ET
Tune in when Patricia interviews SCORE Counselors with clients who have used the SCORE mentor service successfully to solve a business problem or initiate a business plan for securing a loan or any other business related service.

The RI SCORE team consists of more than 39 seasoned business counselors. They are business owners, CPAs, MBAs, college professors, patent attorneys, web designers, insurance brokers, marketing communications consultants and more.

I'm excited to announce that Patricia Raskin Positive Living has expanded to 3 hours, so you can now listen on Saturdays from 3-6pm ET. We will continue to show you how to turn your problems into solutions with our regular guests and new ones as well. So, stay healthy, stay happy, get the support you need and tune in to Patricia Raskin Positive Living Saturdays at our expanded time, 3-6pm, on News Talk AM630/99.7 FM, the Voice of Rhode Island.
- Patricia  



Dan Faggella
Saturday, July 19  5:00pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews Dan Faggella, founder of TechEmergence LLC and CLVboost, a Premier Boutique Consultancy for Strategic Email Marketing. He is a recognized email marketing expert, entrepreneur, and speaker. Starting his first business in his undergraduate years, Dan began with his second business while attending the University of Pennsylvania's prestigious Master of Applied Positive Psychology program. Dan's passion lies in helping startup and existing businesses use marketing automation technology to drastically increase their Customer Lifetime Value (CLV), and drive business metrics that matter. Dan's expertise has been recognized not only by the many companies he's helped directly, but by major media sites such as Direct Marketing News. He also speaks around the country on successful marketing strategy and business. 

Bruce Boguslav
Saturday, July 26  5:00pm ET
Bruce Boguslav Tune is as Patricia interviews Bruce Boguslav, Executive Director at HSI Trust, a non-profit consumer advocacy agency dedicated to keeping homeowners in their homes. HSI is a team of financial professionals who after going through the process themselves, formed a nonprofit consumer advocacy group to help others successfully navigate the system.  HSI has helped many families save their homes even after the banks have turned them down. They have saved hundreds of homes with imminent auctions and have even successfully reversed a number of foreclosures. Their team of experts will do a financial analysis and contact your mortgage servicer to learn the specifics on your mortgage and which programs you may be qualified to apply for. Whatever your situation, whether you are still current on your mortgage payments, but having financial hardship that may cause you to fall behind in the future, or a homeowner who has missed a payment or two, or have just been served with an intent to foreclose or auction notice.

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, Esq.
Friday, July 11 3:00pm ET
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.

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Friday, July 25 4:30pm ET
Tune in when Patricia interviews Nancy Thomas, president of Tapestry Communications, writer, public relations and marketing professional. 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 how to use social media, including Facebook, twitter and blogging, to effectively promote your business.
Meet and Greet at Tolento's Ice House Grille - Wednesday, July 16th 6-9pm ET

Meet and Greet for all of my local listeners, sponsors and guests

Join Patricia and many others at Tolento's Ice House Grille, 1460 Mineral Spring Ave, North Providence, RI
Wednesday, July 16th from 6-9pm. Complimentary Appetizers, great dinner & cocktail specials. Come mingle with past guests, listeners, singles, network with fellow 'positive people' and "Live Positively" by taking part in this very special event. Free event, Giveaways, tons of prizes and of course, best of all... YOU!!
RSVP to attend this FREE event!
Radio Coaching/Offerings by Patricia

 Host Your Own Radio Show

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_11Do you have to deal with difficult people?  Patricia's spotlight seminar this month is how to cope with difficult people. If you are interested in this topic for your group, please contact Patricia.

If you deal with difficult people in your life, this workshop will help you to understand how they think, why they do what they do, and specifically what you can do to be less of a target for the difficult people in your life.  You will learn how to derail problem people, how to bring out the best in them, while being treated with respect.

July 10 - RI Women in Business Networking Mixer - The Treehouse Tavern and Bistro, 1094 Centreville Rd, Warwick, RI 6-8pm ET
Patricia will give a discussion on "How to Cope with Difficult People"

July 23 - Prophet Share - 875 Centreville Rd, Warwick, RI 11am ET
Patricia will give a discussion on "How to Cope with Difficult People"
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
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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
patriciasittingWays to Manage Angry Feelings

We tend to get angry over the little things - the way someone says something, the item they forgot, the clothes they left on the floor, the dirty dishes in the sink,  to name a few.
The question is,why do the little things get to us? Why are they such a big deal? The real reason goes much deeper than what is on the surface.  Using insight, intuition and reasoning, you can get to the heart of the matter.

What all of those annoyances have in common is that someone did not hear or listen to you which means that they do not care. That translates into, " I'm not important enough, I am not worthy in their eyes, I am  not special." Instead of facing these things, we tend to get snappy in our tone or we get quiet and detach. Some of us get angry and scream.

The solution? Simple but not easy. First you have to get to the bottom of your feelings and admit how you really feel without making excuses. Then you have to find a way to share those feelings with the other person or persons. Words to begin with are , "When you do this, I feel..."  There is no blame here. This is how you feel. If  the other person gets defensive and angry, you can let them know that these are your feelings. If none of that works, I suggest professional help to work this through.

These small things build and one day they become so big and the  goal here is to catch this before it escalates.  When you want your relationship to work, a good intervention is to  address the deeper issues of the annoyances. Wanting to work things out, finding the right support, developing and following an action plan  are key ingredients to working through the "small" issues that have large emotions attached to them. It's never too late when you  believe there is hope and make up your mind to give it your best shot.



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