February 2015

February is an interesting month with many charged meanings and happenings. In the northeast, it can be a month of snow and blizzards. Nationally, it's the month of the heart and of love. This is a great time to tell those who we love that we love them and are grateful for them in our lives. Keep the love going and your heart warm especially for those of us in the cold northeast. Do something special on Valentine's Day for yourself.
Spotlight Guest on  
George Koonce - February 2nd 2:30pm ET
"Patricia Raskin Positive Living" on 
Tune in as Patricia interviews Dr. George E. Koonce, former Super Bowl champ is the contributing author of IS THERE LIFE AFTER FOOTBALL?: SURVIVING THE NFL which draws upon the experiences of hundreds of former players as they describe their lives after their football days are over.  It also incorporates stories about their playing careers, an  analysis of the "bubble"-like conditions of privilege that NFL players experience while playing, and examines the key issues affecting former NFL players in retirement:  social isolation, financial concerns, inadequate career planning, psychological challenges, and physical injuries.


             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

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:

Sponsored Guests
Patricia Raskin Positive Living

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Saturdays AM630/99.7FM
3-6pm ET
Dr. Tadeusz Sztykowski
February 7, 14, 21  and 28 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:

February 7:
Dr. John Gray, the best selling relationship author of "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" series. John's newest book is titled, Staying Focused In A Hyper World: Natural Solutions For ADHD, Memory And Brain Performance. John has devoted the past 20 years to researching mental health and its effect on our relationships. He has reviewed thousands of medical studies and traveled the world to find ancient remedies for improving one's mind, mood and focus. Staying Focused In A Hyper World shares these findings and offers practical strategies for increasing focus, clarity, memory, motivation and sustaining positive moods.

February 21:
Anne Marie Ludovici, a noted author, speaker, well-being activist,and leading authority in affective personal lifestyle enrichment. Annie helps people change-from the inside out. She will discuss her book, Change Your Mind, Change Your Health: 7 Ways to Harness the Power of Your Brain to Achieve True Well-Being.

February 28: 
Judy Gaman, co-author of AGE TO PERFECTION: How To Thrive to 100, Happy, Healthy and Wise. In Age to Perfection, How to Thrive to 100, Happy Healthy and Wise, supermodels to neurologists and even celebrity fitness trainers are following the advice on how to reverse the impact that everyday actions have on your health and can shorten your life. It's never too late to make positive changes. Healthy choices made today will help repair the damage of yesterday and can greatly change a person's health and happiness forecast.

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  

Kevin Leblanc RWL 2013 Kevin LeBlanc
Saturday, February 7   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. 
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Saturday, February 14 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.
SCORE logoDave Herbst
Saturday, February 21  5:00-5:30pm ET
Tune in when Patricia interviews SCORE Counselor Dave Herbst.   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.  

Beth Carter
Saturday, February 21  5:30-6:00pm ET
Tune in when Patricia interviews Beth Carter, professional coach, speaker, author and blogger. She is founder of Beth Carter Enterprises, launched in 2011, a thriving business that encompasses executive, business, and career coaching, workshops and presentations.She has a keen ability to help these individuals reach their goals in areas such as leadership and management development, expanding marketing capabilities and performance enhancement while motivating them to their full potential.  In addition, she is President of Carter Consultatns Ltd., an executive search and research firm she founded in 1991.

paula_marshall_2011 Paula Marshall
Saturday, February 28  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. 
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
Brand Yourself Through Radio

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.

Positively Speaking
Expressing Our Love as Valentine's Day Approaches

According to, "The history of Valentine's Day -- and its patron saint -- is shrouded in mystery. According to one of the legends, Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl -- who may have been his jailor's daughter -- who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today." Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France."

Leo Buscaglia said, "There is nothing greater in life than loving another and being loved in return, for loving is the ultimate of experiences. Of all human relationships, there are none more vital and enduring than loving relationships." Ellen Kreidman, the author of How to Light His Fire, and How to Light Her Fire, says that people fall in love because they feel wonderful about themselves in the other person's company. A sense of oneness develops. Both members of the relationship feel valued and appreciated. A higher order of intimacy and understanding prevails. Self-esteem and personal worth are elevated. Selfishness is arrested while selflessness is given free reign. There is a special growing and nurturing dynamics that occurs through the commitment and closeness. It becomes a partnership of equals.

Loving relationships based on this kind of consideration and solidarity usually last. Enduring hardships are a joint concern. Fairness, empathy and tenderness seem to be the chief strategies loving couples use to lessen the cracks and bumps in the relationship.

As Valentine's Day approaches, here is a list of things to consider to honor and celebrate our relationships:

*tell our spouses, significant others how much they mean to us
*send cards or write personal notes
*make a special meal at home or go out to dinner
*do something romantic which can include hearts, flowers, chocolate, jewelry, the color red or pink
*think about what love means to us
*give thanks for all the love in our lives
*do something loving for friends and family

Loving relationships don't just happen. We develop and cultivate them. It requires time, patience and most of all, true respect and concern for the other person.



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