November 2014

The leaves are changing now and much of the color from the trees is gone. Football, voting, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday - the busiest shopping day of the year, are all are prominent in November. Pumpkins, turkeys, apple pie, stuffing, squash all bring to mind Thanksgiving and what it means. For many this is a time to unite and reunite with family and friends. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
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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  
Holly Bellebuono November 24th 2:00pm ET
"Patricia Raskin Positive Living" on
Tune in as Patricia interviews Holly Bellebuono, Director of the award-winning apothecary Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary on Martha's Vineyard and The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine. She is author of a new book, Women Healers of the World: The Traditions, History & Geography of Herbal Medicine, is a Main Selection of the national One Spirit Book Club. Holly spent seven years traveling and interviewing women healers from all over the globe. Her new book highlights the stories and lives of 21 contemporary and 10 historic women from 20 countries whose work with plants is integral to the heritage of healing--and could very well solve medical puzzles that conventional medicine can't.


             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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November 1, 15, and 29  3:00-5:00pm, Nov 8 & 22 3:00--4:00pm 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:

November 1:
William Davis, MD, cardiologist, medical director for Track Your Plaque, an online heart disease prevention program, and author of New Your Times' best-selling book, Wheat Belly.

November 15: Dennis Rosen, MD, is a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep specialist at Boston Children's Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.  He writes regularly for the medical press as well as for The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Pacific Standard.  He is also the author of Successful Sleep Strategies for Kids (A Harvard Medical School Guide).

November 29:  Joani Gammill, RN, author of PAINKILLERS, HEROIN, AND THE ROAD TO SANITY: Real Solutions for Long-Term Recovery from Opiate Addiction. Gammill has appeared regularly on Dr. Phil, where she has led interventions that have inspired millions of viewers. Before her career as an interventionist, she worked as a registered nurse in medical facilities, including a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. She is also the author of The Interventionist.
michele_pelosi Dr. Michele Pelosi
Saturday, November 8  5:30pm ET
Tune is 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. 

Saturday, November 15  & 29 5:00pm ET
Nov 15: Tune is as Patricia interviews SCORE Counselor Dave Herbst and Bianca Alicea, owner Chubby Chico Charms and 2014 Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award winner.
Nov. 29: Tune in as Patricia interviews Bill Welsch and Dave Herbst, SCORE Counselors, and Patricia Foreman, owner of Bluemoonstone Creations.

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

Hamilton Relay - Courtenay Petracca
Saturday, November 1  5:00-6:00pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews Courtenay Petracca, Rhode Island Outreach Coordinator at Hamilton Relay.  Hamilton Relay has been providing telecommunications relay services for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking since 1991. Hamilton Relay is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications´┐Ż, a diversified telecommunications service provider headquartered in Aurora, Nebraska. Established in 1901 as a small regional telephone company, Hamilton Telecommunications has grown to not only provide local telephone service and relay services, but also to provide internet service, information systems, call center services, long distance, and cable television for its customers.

Jim Lombari
Saturday, November 8 4:00-5:00pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews Jim Lombari, General Manager of RI Local Magazine. He will discuss how Rhode Island is the best place to be over the holidays with tips on shopping, events, services and products of our great Ocean State.  
Stephen Hickey & Nick Pacheco
Saturday, November 8  5:00pm 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 Hinkley
Saturday, November 15  5:30pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews Patricia Hinkley, author of Claiming Space - Finding Stillness That Inspires Action.  Perhaps your life is incredibly busy, and yet deep inside you really want meaning and purpose rather than hurry, hurry.  This daily fast pace and information overload can leave you reeling: feeling out of control of your own life, full of stress, and low on happiness.  You have a choice. You can chose to interrupt the pace and decrease your stress. You are in charge of you.  Claiming Space is a workshop in a book with simple and immediate ways to make that choice and find true well being. Your happiness is an inside job. She will discuss Claiming Space.
Kevin Leblanc RWL 2013 Kevin LeBlanc
Saturday, November 22  5:00-6:00pm ET
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.  
Patricia Presents
bee_2011Wednesday, November 12 at Talbots - Cranston, RI   6:00-9:00pm

Come hear Patricia speak at Talbots on "Holiday Transitions"

During the event, enjoy special savings - 30% off your regular-priced purchase
10% of pre-tax sales will be donated to American Heart Association - Southern New England

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!
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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.
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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.

Small Miracles From Beyond

 Announcing the Publication of the 8th book in the best-selling Small Miracle Series:
Small Miracles From Beyond: Dreams, Visions, and Signs That Link Us To The Other Side


This uplifting addition to a bestselling series will provide insight and solace to readers through inspiring true stories that demonstrate the soul's immortality. In their eighth compilation, Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal move beyond their earlier focus on our mortal world to examine the other side: death and the afterlife. Rich in miracles and extraordinary events, these incredible tales show how the connections forged with our loved ones exist through eternity - and how their intercession with us on earth continues long after they have passed on. 
Positively Speaking
patriciasittingHow Gratitude Brightens Your Life

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, l think that writing about gratitude is timely and foremost in many of our minds.

A guest on my program Sarah Ban Breathnach and bestselling author of Simple Abundance, wrote about gratitude in her book and I quote her in my book Pathfinding where she urges us to use a gratitude journal.

"The gratitude journal has to be the first step on the Simple Abundance path or it just won't work for you. Simplicity, order, harmony, beauty and joy - all the other principles that can transform your life will not blossom and flourish without gratitude... You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life, And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law; the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you."

Sarah talks about how when she had a devastating period in her life, she sat down and wrote 100 things she was grateful for. I have been practicing that in my life and it is powerful.  Writing 100 things seems overwhelming so I found a manageable way to do it. I choose 10 broad categories of what I am grateful for in my life. Examples are family, friends, work, special interests, living environment, travels,  etc. Then I choose 10 things within those  10 categories that I am grateful for. For example under family, it could be the closeness you have,the pride you feel in your children, the good communication you have with your spouse, etc. Doing this exercise does several things for you. It reminds you of what you have, makes you look at what is working for you, and who is supporting you. It brings you hope and joy. Your lists can also contain the little things that happen inyour life on a daily basis that are spontaneous and that make a huge difference.

My father, who passed three years ago, at the age of 95 told me this story which I included in my book, Pathfinding, that illustrates this point:

"In the mid-30's when I was in college, jobs were hard to find. One summer I was lucky to get a Saturday morning job from 6:00 a.m. to noon unloading banana boats in Boston. My first assignment involved carrying what they called a stalk of bananas from the hold of the ship up vertical steps to the processing area offshore.

The stalks were trimmed into hands for the bananas to be packaged for shipping. The weight of each stalk varied from forty to eighty pounds. They hung from the ceiling of the ship's hold in rows. Each of us would wear a rubber shoulder apron and stand beneath the next stalk. The man standing there would cut the string holding the stalk and it would drop onto your shoulder. Then burdened with the heavy stalk, you'd walk up the stairs to the processing areas.  It was backbreaking work. But I'll never forget the time it was my luck, or misfortune, to stand under an oversized stalk. I had difficulty carrying that load up the steps. I didn't think I would make it. Suddenly,out of nowhere,a hand took me by the seat of my pants and pushed me up the ladder until I could gain my balance and carry the load to the processing room. When I turned around to see who had given me that wonderful helpful hand,I looked directly into the face of a huge African-American man. At the time he had pushed me up the ladder, he was carrying his own load. I'll never forget the kind look on his face. It taught me to appreciate kindness wherever and from whomever I find it."

I will close with a quote from Melody Beattie, "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."



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