August 2014

August is a month of transition. Many of us are inbetween school or traveling. It's also a time for fall planning, when we really get back to work in full swing. It's also a month to enjoy ourselves and be with family and friends outdoors and in other places. I chose this photo because it could be any beautiful coastal town and we have beautiful coasts, particularly in the north and southeast. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
  Positive Dating Radio Show on Hiatus 
At this time, we are regrouping the Positive Dating Radio Show format and content. You can enjoy the podcasts on my website, 
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Lisa Lynn August 4th 2:00pm ET
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Tune in as Patricia interviews Lisa Lynn, Celebrity fitness and nutrition expert and author of The Metabolism Solution.   In her book, she shares her intimate training stories with the high-profile television personality and businesswoman, Martha Stewart.  Lynn was able to get Stewart results quickly by boosting her metabolism and will share her four metabolism must-haves when it comes to food, supplements, exercise and relationships for rapid weight loss at any age.

Spotlight Guest on Patricia Raskin Positive Living on WPRO
Michael Gelb August 16th 5:00pm ET
"Patricia Raskin Positive Living" on WPRO AM630 & 99.7FM 
michael_gelb Tune in as Patricia interviews Michael Gelb, author of 12 books on creativity and innovation including the international best seller How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. (1998) How to Think Like Leonardo has been translated into 25 languages and has appeared on the Washington Post,, and the New York Times best seller lists. In 2007 Gelb released Innovate Like Edison: The Five Step System for Breakthrough Business Success, co-authored with Sarah Miller Caldicott, the great grand niece of Thomas Edison.  He is author of the new book, Creativity On Demand: Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius.  I have interviewed Michael many times over the past 10 years and he is delightful and one of the major thought leaders of our time.


             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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Patricia Raskin Positive Living expanding NOW 3-6pm ET

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"Patricia Raskin Positive Living"
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Saturdays 3pm-6pm ET

"Positive Business"
WPRV - 790AM
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Fridays 3pm-5pm ET

"Patricia Raskin Positive Living"
Mondays at 2pm ET

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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Saturdays AM630/99.7FM
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Dr. Tadeusz Sztykowski
August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30  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:

August 2:
Dr. David Casarett, a highly respected researcher and professor of medicine, and author of SHOCKED: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead.  He chronicles his exploration of the cutting edge of resuscitation and reveals just how far science has come.

August 16:
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence.  He illustrates how taking just a few extra seconds to stay with a positive experience - from the pleasure of a deep breath to a sense of calm, satisfaction, and love - can turn good moments into a great brain, full of strength, health, and happiness.

August 23: Dr. Irina Matveikova, author of Digestive Intelligence: A Holistic Vision of Your Second Brain, exploring the connection between emotions and digestions and how our digestive system can play an important role and influence our mood and character.

Sponsored Guests
Positive Business WPRV
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 Positive Business Fridays 3-5pm ET
with Patricia Raskin
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, August 22 3:30pm 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  



Kevin LeBlanc
Saturday, August 9  5:00-6:00pm 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. 
Paula A. Marshall
Saturday, August 16 5:00-6:00pm ET
paula_marshall_2011 Tune in for the Success feature with guest expert Paula Marshall, CEO of Bama Companies and author of the 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. 
Bruce Boguslav
Saturday, August 30  5:00-6:00pm 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, August 22  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.

nancy_thomas Nancy Thomas
Friday, August 22  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 - Tuesday, August 26th 6-9pm ET

Positive People 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
Tuesday, August 26th from 6-8pm. 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!!
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 launch 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? 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.

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
Transforming the Hurricanes of Life

This is the season of hurricanes. Before my return to my native New England and specifically Rhode Island in 2008, I lived on the beautiful coast of North Carolina, in the heart of  hurricane country. I remember when Hurricane Ophelia came and went in like a lion and out like a lamb  and In it's wake left flooding, lots of water damage to homes, roads and piers, lost trees and tree limbs, fallen acorns, and even some lost homes. Inside we lost lost power including electricity, air conditioning, hot water, and use of land line phones, computers, and television.

I remember as I lit candles, used my flashlight to read, woke up to a hot and stuffy home with very musty smells and munched on trail mix, I realized how much I take these "necessities" for granted.  I stayed one night with friends who had a generator so we had electricity could cook and watch a movie on DVD. The second night I stayed at home but woke up to no power and cold water so I took a shower at another friend's house who is an accomplished pianist and teacher. Along with breakfast I she gave me a short recital of beautiful piano music. Through all of this, I was reminded of how grateful I am to have these amenities buy more importantly, Hurricane Ophelia's inconveniences put me in touch with something far greater - my dear friends who were there with open arms, smiles, laughter, stories, food and hot water. So on Friday when my power came on and the next day when television returned, I visibly jumped up and down both times shouting "yeah", but I never forgot the special moments I had with my friends.

Then there were the cancellations. The Neptune Ball was postponed and those of us who were excited to put on our gowns and tuxedos and party, felt disappointed.  So what a small group of us did was to have a dinner party on Saturday night, dress up in our ball attire, laugh, and listen to the great songs of our friend who composes by ear special lyrics and tunes on his guitar. We talked, laughed, sang, told stories, took pictures and had such a wonderful time. We even had some of the party decorations from the ball to celebrate. That night turned out to be such a memorable event and this group was so much fun that we will do it again.

So we lost and we also gained. I am reminded that in our busy lives, we often miss these intimate moments with friends or we are just too preoccupied to plan them and fit them in.  A hundred years ago, this is how people lived without any of the "necessities" that we so rely on and feel lost without. And with the gains of all the amenities we have we sometimes lose the essence of what we are to do - love, laugh, help each other, and build community within our hearts and actions.



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