December 2014

December is a very busy time for most of us. The holidays are upon us and it often a time for family and friends. It is also a time for shopping, baking and making holiday preparations. Remember to breathe often during this time and also to enjoy this festive time of year. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year.
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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, 
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Neale Donald Walsch December 8th 2:00pm ET
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Tune in as Patricia interviews Neale Donald Walsch, author of nine books in the Conversations with God series, which have sold over ten million copies in 37 languages. He is one of the major authors in the new spirituality movement, having written 28 other books, with eight books on the New York Times bestseller's list. His life and work have helped to create and sustain a worldwide spiritual renaissance, and he travels globally to bring the uplifting message of the CwG books to people everywhere. His books center around Conversations with God and these books have changed the world for many people.  He will discuss his new book, God's Message to the World: You've Got Me All WRONG.


             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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December 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:

December 6:
Dr. Mario Martinez, PsyD, an internationally renowned neuropsychologist and author of The MindBody Code: How to Change the Beliefs that Limit Your Health, Longevity and Success.

December 20: Dr. David Hanscom, MD, Author of BACK IN CONTROL: A Spine Surgeons Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain. Though back surgery does help some,  he says most back surgeries only make matters worse.  He only takes on cases that he knows will greatly improve the situation.

Diane Lambert
Saturday, December 27  5:00-6:00pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews Diane Lambert, MSW, Grief Counselor at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. She will discuss grief during the holidays and beyond.  She will also discuss the importance of our their bereavement programs such as Camp BraveHeart etc. Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island has been a leader in hospice and palliative care for more than three decades and helps people live out the remaining time of their lives with as much comfort and dignity as possible. They offers comprehensive medical, emotional and spiritual care for people facing life-challenging illnesses. Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island is an independent, non-profit, Medicare- and Medicaid-certified organization fully licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health and accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program.

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  

Kathleen Devlin
Saturday, December 6  5:00-6:00pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews Kathleen Devlin, Executive Director/Owner of All About Home Care. All About Home Care (AAHC) received its' Certificate of Organization from the state of Rhode Island January 29, 2003 and with Kathleen wearing all the "hats" she started her first client on June 14th - Flag Day! At its' inception AAHC offered non-medical services to provide an affordable and helpful solution for busy families in Newport and Bristol counties who were faced with difficult decisions of how to provide care for their aged loved ones.

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Saturday, December 13  5:00-6:00pm ET
Tune is as Patricia interviews George Goens, author, speaker and national consultant on leadership and educational reform. He's written two books on the leadership: Soft Leadership for Hard Times and Resilient Leadership for Turbulent Times. George emphasizes the importance of authentic leadership and avoiding falling into the traps of the five illusions about leadership.  He will also discuss the implications for leaders as they confront these illusions.

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Saturday, December 20 5:00-6:00pm ET
Tune in when 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.  They have saved hundreds of homes with imminent auctions and have even successfully reversed a number of foreclosures. HSI can help you 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.   
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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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
patriciasittingThe Year in Review and Moving Forward

Here we are at the end of the year. Because of the whirlwind of activity in December, we don't usually think about what we have achieved and completed this year.

Before you sit down to think about New Year's resolutions, let's talk about why most New Year's resolutions fail.  I believe it is because we focus on the specific task instead of the value it brings us. When you choose the "form" or actual thing, you often miss the context or situation around it which may not be desirable to you.  Instead of choosing the specific client X, company Y,  new contacts by a certain date, I suggest looking at the "essence" or concept. What is the non-tangible of these goals ? Is it peace, financial prosperity, comfort, security, ease, safety, positive relationships, structure? It could be all of those. Next, look at client X, company Y and the desired new contacts and determine if those specifics will bring you the essence qualities listed.  If you want peace of mind, good relationships and ease and  Client X  brings you  more money along with more demands and unrealistic expectations, you are not satisfying your values of peace of mind, good relationships and ease.

Second, look at what you already have and are doing that works and want to keep. And most importantly, be grateful. Gratitude really works and making lists or keeping a gratitude journal reinforces your thoughts.  Listen carefully to the messages all around you. Give your work your full attention. Give thanks for all the special people who have helped your business to grow directly and indirectly. This includes friends and family who unconditionally support  you. You may want to write them an appreciation letter. That is a wonderful gift in and of itself.

Third, Go through those business files with old records and events and notes that you do not need, and shred them. If this sounds like a monumental task, take one shelf at a time and as you go through each thing, ask "Do I need this? Do I want this. You know those answers. Removing and releasing the clutter can do wonders for your energy level, motivation and brain.

As 2014 ends and we enter 2015,  look forward. You can not change  the past, but you can change what you do in the future. There is a wonderful "bowl burning" ceremony where you make a list of what you want to release from the past year. You  place your list in the flames and watch it burn. (If you don't want the flames, you can do this  symbolically as well through a visualization) Next, make a list of what you want in to accomplish in 2015 and put your list in a file for December of 2015. Next year in December, review your list saved in your file, and see where you are.

Onward to 2015! Here's to a good, happy, healthy, productive and successful year. Happy New Year Everyone!



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