October 2014

October is a beautiful month filled with colors, cooler weather, apples and pumpkins. I really like this quote by George Cooper.  Enjoy the height of the fall season.

"October's Party
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band."
- George Cooper
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The Positive Dating Show aired from November 2013 - June 2014. You can enjoy the previous show podcasts on my website, 
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Positive Business Logo The Positive Business Show aired from January 2011 - August 2014. Check out the interviews with Kevin O'Leary from Shark Tank. You can also enjoy many other national business leaders, experts and authors on previous show podcasts on my website, 
Spotlight Guest on  
Susan Peabody October 6th 2:00pm ET
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Tune in as Patricia interviews Susan Peabody, Co-founder of Love Addicts Anonymous, author of the book Addiction to Love, Overcoming Obsession and Dependency in Relationships and The Art of Changing. She has been a relationship counselor for over 25 years.  She was interviewed on the website of  Danish documentary Love Addict:Stories of Dreams, Obsession and Longing. Susan will discuss her newest book, Recovery Workbook: For Love Addicts and Love Avoidants.


             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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September 6, 13, 20 and 27  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 4:00 time slot will be:

October 4:
Simar Singh, Founder and CEO of Rootology, a blend of 13 concentrated herbal extracts that works to immediately support nasal and sinus health against environmental allergies. Every herb has a function, and more powerful in synergy, working together to support against congestion, sneezing, itchy watery eyes, sinus pressure and headache. Introduced to ancient Chinese herbal formulations by his father, Singh had been benefitting for years before realizing that all Americans should also benefit, founding Rootology to ensure just that.

October 11:
Dr. John Elefteriades, one of the country's leading cardiac surgeons, and author of the new book, Extraordinary Hearts. Dr. John A. Elefteriades is the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the Aortic Institute at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is among the most clinically active academic surgeons in the country and serves on multiple scientific advisory and editorial boards. Extraordinary Hearts is a collection of stories attesting to the physical feats of the human heart and the spiritual virtues of those who have them.

October 18: Bill Henderson, a health and wellness reporter and author of several books on alternative cancer therapies including Cure Your Cancer.  He is co-author of Cancer-Free: Your Guide to Gentle, Non-toxic Healing.  Cancer is survivable. No matter the stage or type of cancer, all patients with cancer can overcome it and live out their normal lifespan. That's the message of the book. He will discuss three basic causes of most cancers, which they say must be addressed and corrected in order for healing to occur.

October 25:  Dr. Holly Lucille, a.k.a. "Dr. Holly," is a nationally recognized and licensed practicing naturopathic doctor, and television & radio host. An acclaimed expert in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Holly lectures throughout the nation on natural health topics. The author of Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Woman's Guide to Safe, Natural, Hormone Health and The Healing Power of Trauma Comfrey, Dr. Lucille was listed in Time Magazine's 2007 "Alt List" as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People." Dr. Lucille is on the editorial advisory board of Alternative Medicine and Natural Practitioner, and is also regularly quoted as an expert in both consumer and peer journals.  As part of her commitment to natural medicine principles, Dr. Lucille is also an expert on physical training and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

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 and streamed online at - the Voice of Rhode Island.
- Patricia  

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Saturday, October 4  5:00-6:00pm ET
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.  
Special Coaching Feature with Patricia and Guest
Saturday, October 11  5:00-6:00pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews Ally Hernandez, President at World Coach Institute, where she received her coaching training to discuss what coaching is and the benefits of coaching and Patricia's special niche of working with people who are dealing with change and going through transition. In the second half hour, Patricia will do a live coaching session on the air. 
Bruce Boguslav
Saturday, October 18 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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Saturday, October 25 5:00pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews 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 as well as things to consider for business tax returns.    
Steven Hickey & Nick Pacheco
Saturday, October 25 5:30pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews Stephen Hickey, owner of Hickey and Associates and Nick Pacheco, owner of Independent Benefit Solutions. They will be discussing the Medicare open enrollment period for those born before 1950.  This  option will be available  from October 15 to December 7 and the new policy will take effect on January 1, 2015 Steve and Nick will also discuss this one-time options medicare recipients have during this  yearly period to enroll in either a Medicare Advantage program, a Medicare Supplemental program and your Prescription Drug plan options. 
Patricia Presents
"Fall Transitions" at Talbots
Wednesday, October 1 at Talbots - Cranston, RI   6:00-9:00pm

Come hear Patricia speak at Talbots on "Fall Transitions". 

As Patricia is now doing transition and change coaching. 
This is a perfect time to talk about the seasonal transitions the fall brings.

Talbots will serve light refreshments and a promotion for the evening for everyone attending.
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10 % of the evenings sales will be donated to the American Diabetes Association.
Transition Coaching with Patricia
Patricia is now offering change and transition coaching to her radio show listeners, readers and clients. This is a client led coaching process which is co-creative, where Patricia asks the questions, and you, the client provides the answers.

Patricia has a Masters Degree in counseling and was recently trained by World Coach Institute which is affiliated with the International Coaching Federation. With her 30+ years asking questions as a TV and radio interviewer, Patricia knows the questions to ask to bring you awareness, clarity, motivation and confidence.

We all go through change, but the stress of the transition during this time, often leaves us feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Before we can move on, we need to process and move through the change that is happening. Patricia states, "The insights that come forth from clients are amazing and i have heard many aha moments."

Here is a sampling of some of the key issues that Patricia's clients typically face:
  • Moving to a new city
  • Birth of a new child
  • Starting a new job
  • Chaning a life or work pattern or strategy
  • Going back to school
  • Going through relationship change (e.g. breakup, divorce)
  • New health challenges
  • Loss of a job
  • Financial changes
  • Transitioning to retirement
  • Empty nest issues


Patricia works with people all over the country, by phone, so there is no travel time and geography is not a concern. All interested clients receive a free 15-minute coaching session to see if Patricia can help them.


Please contact Patricia for special introductory rates and initial complimentary consultation.
Get to the other side and on to a new chapter in your life!
Call Patricia (401) 440-6299
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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.

Radio can give you another platform to deliver your message, stand out and earn revenue. Patricia has interviewed over 2,000 guests and she knows what works.
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.

Betsy Ross Coaching

Betsy Ross Coaching
"Time away, be it for a vacation or for professional development, is precious.  More and more, women are choosing to combine the two at retreats designed especially for them. The 'Weekend Retreat For Professional Women' which runs this October 24th-26th, offers the replenishnment and 'down time' of a vacation plus 5 expertly facilitated, practical workshops to stimulate new thinking, build and enhance skills, and create opportunities to refocus on what matters most. Attendees enjoy the energy and support of their peers in an all-inclusive, private setting at the elegant Norwich Inn and Spa, CT. The Retreat is the brainchild of Betsy Ross, LICSW, a noted leader in working with professional women. If you'd like to learn more about: finding balance between your personal and professional life, setting healthy boundaries between you and the rest of the world (clients, colleagues, family, etc), how to incorporate deep relaxation into your daily regimen, and more, visit: BetsyRossCoaching.Com/Retreat or call Betsy Ross at: 781.784.0905. Come for a day, a night, or the whole weekend, and REIGNITE!"
Positively Speaking
patriciasittingMaking Life Changes Work For You

Why is change so hard for many of us? Because it's about the unknown. We are moving into uncharted territory and we most of us like to know where we are going. In my book Pathfinding I comment on Spencer Johnson's bestselling book Who Moved My Cheese? as I did in last month's newsletter.  "He writes about the styles of four mice who have to adapt to the cheese being moved. The message is that those of us who perceive that change is coming and prepare for it, adapt most quickly to change. Those who become angry or deny that change has arrived and do nothing, do not adapt well to change and pay the consequences. Those who eventually adapt to the change have to work through their denial and procrastination in order to see that there is something better."

When change is upon us, it also gives us the opportunity to reassess our mission in life. Richard Bolles,  author of Job Hunting on the Internet, How To find Your Mission in Life, andWhat Color Is Your Parachute? (the most popular career planning and job hunting book in the world) discussed on my radio program how your mission in life changes. In my book Pathfinding I write, "Bolles said, 'I don't think people should try to say, 'My mission in life is and always will be this.' Rather, we need to say, This is my mission at this moment... I use a metaphor of being in a foggy valley and some stranger comes along and says 'Take my hand and I'll guide you if you take one step at a time.' I think that's a much more realistic picture about mission, than thinking that you can define it for life. For example, I started out as a chemical engineer at MIT, and I switched to be a physicist at Harvard. Then I went into the ministry and now I'm an author. So at various times in my life, I've seen my mission in different ways. Use what you know of your current mission as the compass to guide you in everything you do. Find out what your mission is this year, or this decade in your life, knowing that this may change.' "

Change can also be exciting. Gail Blanke, guest on my program and author of Between Trapezes: Flying into a New Life with the Greatest of Ease writes, "It's about giving yourself permission to let go. To embrace uncertainty, to relish the struggle, and to let go of the need to know. It's about allowing yourself to float in that heart-opening, mind-expanding space and improvise. It's about discovering the thrill and joy of reinventing yourself, reinventing your life. This is not a dead time or even a down time. This is the moment you've been waiting for your entire life."   If that concept is too scary for you,  then reflect on these two wise and inspirational quotes from great master teachers.  The first is from Horace written in 20BC. "Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant,"  The second is from Gandhi, "Be the change that you want to see in the world."




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