April 2015
Dear Patricia, 

April is full of special days. April 1st is April Fool's Day, April also has Easter and Passover.  There are also some not so known holidays in April.  National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, National Find a Rainbow Day, National Love your Children Day, National Tax Day, as well as many others. FAs you can see from the photo April showers really do bring May flowers.  I might add that April is my birthday month, the last day but still in April. We are now officially into Spring.

In This Issue
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Patricia Raskin Positive Living


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Saturdays AM630/99.7FM
3-6pm ET

Dr. Tadeusz Sztykowski
April 4, 11, 18, 25 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. www.thewellnessclinic.net

Joining Patricia and Dr. Tad will be:

April 4: 4pm
Dr. Ajay Goel, PhD is director of epigenetics and cancer prevention at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Lab at Baylor Univeristy Medical Center in Dallas. He has spent 20 years researching cancer and has been the lead author or contributor to more than 100 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed international journals and several book chapters. He is currently researching the prevention of gastrointestinal cancers using integrative and alternative approaches, including botanical products. Two of the primary botanicals he is investigating are curcumin (from turmeric) and boswellia. 

April 11:  4pm  
Dr. Michael Platt, MD a specialist in natural hormone replacement, has successfully treated thousands of patients from around the world. He has also given numerous seminars on hormones worldwide and been speaker on hormones in Europe and Asia. Author of the popular oracle of Bio-Identical Hormones, he currently maintains a practice in Palm Desert, CA, devoted to wellness and a preventive approach to illness. http://www.plattwellness.com

April 18: 4pm

Dr. John Elefteriades, MD 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.

Extraordinary Hearts



April 25: 4pm

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, MD is a board certified internist and nationally known expert in the fields of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sleep and pain. Director of the Practitioners Alliance Network, he is one of the most frequently quoted integrative medical authorities in the world. He is the author of the best-selling From Fatigued to Fantastic!, Pain Free, 1,2,3!, the Beat Sugar Addiction Now! series, Real Cause Real Cure, The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution, and the popular free Smart Phone app Cures A-Z.  www.Vitality101.com




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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 www.630wpro.com - the Voice of Rhode Island.

- Patricia  






Easter Seals of Rhode Island,                            
Saturday, April 4 5:00-5:30pm ET

Tune in at 5:00 pm when Patricia interviews Easter Seals Champions Tracey Colucci from Century 21 Access America and Jan Ligouri, from CVS Health on the upcoming Walk With Me 5K and Fun Run taking place on May 7th at Goddard Park.  Tracey and Jan will be joined by Judy Fortier from Easter Seals who will talk about the walk as well as the programs and services offered at Easter Seals.  www.easterseals.com/rhodeisl and www.walkwithme.org/rhodeisland

  Giovanni Feroce 
Saturday, April 4 5:30-6:00pm ET

Chairman and CEO of BENRUS, LLC, where he operates a full-fledged lifestyle company, headquartered in Rhode Island. He is considered one of today's most successful CEO's in America. In 2014 Feroce launched  the investment firm, GF Asset Management. The company's first investment was RI Local magazine. Under the GF Asset umbrella, Feroce then acquired the Providence Sky Chiefs of which he is the proud owner of Rhode Island's first professional basketball team in more than 30 years.  Feroce is the former CEO of Alex and Ani.  Under Feroce's tenure, Alex and Ani grew from a company with only $2.2 million in annual revenue before he arrived to $79.8 million in 2012, then $230 million in 2013.  www.benrus.com

Kevin Leblanc RWL 2013 Kevin LeBlanc
Saturday, April 11  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. www.rwlcontractors.com

michele_pelosi Dr. Michele Pelosi
Saturday, April 18  5:00-5:30pm ET
Tune in for the Success feature with guest expert 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.  www.drmicheleschiropracticcare.com


Dr. Fredrick Godley
Saturday, April 18  5:30-6:00pm ET
Dr. Godley is a general otolaryngologist in private practice, located in Providence, Rhode Island. He received his medical degree from Boston University and completed his general surgical residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and his specialty training at the Yale - New Haven Hospital. In keeping with the spirit of both giving to and learning from others, Dr. Godley has taught young surgeons at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and currently the Rhode Island Hospital.  www.migrainedisorders.org

Bruce Boguslav
Saturday, April 25  5:00-6:00pm ET
Tune in when Patricia interviews Bruce Boguslav, Executive Director and Brian Cuddy 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.  hsitrust.org

Guests                                           Patricia Raskin Positive Living VoiceAmerica.com 

I am in my 14th year with VoiceAmerica.com. I began in the early days of internet radio and am pleased to say Voice America is outstanding in topics, hosts, and programing. Check out their other programs to be inspired. 
                          Spotlight Guest on VoiceAmerica.com   

Brian Benson - April 6th 
2:30pm ET 
Tune in as Patricia interviews G. Brian Benson, author of Finding Your Voice.  Benson an actor and award-winning author shares the inspiring story of how he bravely left his family business 6 years ago with no prospects on the horizon just his intuition telling him it was time to go.  He has continued to follow his intuition and it has led him to writing four books as well as acting and film producing.  You won't want to miss his interesting and inspiring story. 

Voice America Guests throughout April

April 6th
2pm ET         Hendrie Wesinger - Author of, 'Working UnderPressure'
2:30pm ET    Brian Benson - Author of, 'Finding Your Voice'

April 13th
2pm ET         Israeli Soldier Stories Tour  

2:30pm ET    Antonio Barquet - Author of, 'Why Are You: A Sense of 

April 20th
2pm ET         Joanne Phillips - Author of multiple books
2:30pm ET    Jack Schafer - An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and
                      Winning People Over

April 27th
2pm ET         Deborah Durbin - Author of, 'The Real Gypsy Guide to
                      Fortune Telling'
2:30pm ET    Dr. Alessio Fasano - less The Center for Celiac Research and
                      Treatment at Mass General Hospital in Boston, MA

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 - patricia@patriciaraskin.com or 401.440.6299
Patricia Speaks
April 15
Against All Odds, Change is Possible, Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration
Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Ave., Providence, RI
Patricia will introduce the keynote speaker, Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger at the 31st Annual RI Interfaith Commemoration of the Holocaust.
Patricia interviewed Dr. Wollschlaeger on Voice America.com (click to listen) and is assisting in hosting him for this event.  Dr. Wollschlaeger will share his personal stuggle growing up in Germany in the shadow of his father, a highly-decorated WWII tank commander and Nazi officer. Driven by curiosity and interest in finding the truth about his past and the Holocaust, Dr. Wollschlaeger explored Israel and Judaism through literature, a series of personal encounters with Jews and finally a journey to Israel.  He eventually converted to Judaism, emigrated to Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces as a medical officer.  www.agermanlife.com
This event is sponsored by RI State Council of Churches, Board of Rabbis of Greater RI, Community Relations Council of Jewish Alliance of Greater RI, and Holocaust Education Resource Center of RI.

April 30th - My Birthday 


East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Annual Fashion Show
Come and celebrate WOMEN IN BUSINESS at their annual event, "Here's to the Ladies, Runway to Fashion!" I will be the EMCEE again this year.
The event will focus on the latest styles from the boutiques and merchants of East Greenwich.  The evening is complete with cocktails, dinner and the fashion show.
Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for guest under 18.
Sponsors are Partridge Snow and Hahn, Coastway Community Bank, Inskip's Warwick Auto Mall, RI Blood Center, Bank RI and South County Hospital.
Proceeds to benefit After Prom East Greenwich 2015, East Greenwich Academy Foundation and the Miss RI Scholarship program.
Chamber of Commerce Annual Fashion Show
6-9 PM
Quidnessett Country Club, 950 North Quidnessett Road, North Kingstown, RI     
For more information call 401-885-0020 or visit www.eastgreenwichchamber.com

Do 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
Ways to Stay Positive in Difficult Situations

In difficult situations, it's hard to find the opportunity in the crisis and stay positive. But that is exactly what we need to do. We may need a mentor, advisor or support group to help us. The situation needs a new perspective.


Here are some things you can do to be better prepared when you are being pulled to negative thinking and situations:

*Say no politely and be honest at the same time. Giving a solid reason for saying no that is based on the situation and not the personality of the person, diffuses blame.  If the issue is based on personality, you can explain that the two philosophies or styles or methods are different without attacking the person.

* Set the example for whatever it is you teach, do or stand for. For example, if you say you believe in something, act accordingly. You will not only gain trust of others, you'll increase trust in ourselves.

*Look for ways to do things that simplify life and reduce or eliminate the time wasters that are burdens. Finding ways to reduce stress in simple daily life will help us to stay positive. Examples are misplacing keys, announcements, important phone numbers and to do lists.  By putting them in a place to will find them easily you save time and personal energy.

*Find role models and mentors. These people can show us how they reach their goals and help you to reinforce yours. You can draw from teachers, business and health professionals, friends and family. You can spend some time with them observing.

*Engage in activities that are in alignment with your positive thinking and that are inspiring to you. This includes reading, watching movies and listening to audio programs.

*Step out of your comfort zone. You can do things that are stretches for you by trying something new. This builds confidence and resiliency.  An example is playing a game with someone who is more of an expert than you are, reading material that is challenging but worthy of understanding, trying a new activity that takes us to the next step in you skill level.

*Spend time by yourself, writing down what you want and visualizing those things in pictures. By doing this, you imprint them in you mind so that you can move towards what you desire.


In my book Pathfinding I write, "When we are immersed in positive energy, we can tell immediately when something does not feel right, and it becomes much easier to make the right choices. We can find positive energy in a variety of ways, from being in the garden, to walking in the woods or on the beach, to spending time with a friend. Even special possessions, such as a pin, piece of crystal, a plate, a charm bracelet or grandmother's shawl, can give positive energy. Those are the things we need to surround ourselves with to help us stay positive."

When we can say to ourselves,  'I really love this,' 'It was so wonderful to be with that person today,' or 'Going to that place did so much for me,' we know we are on that high frequency of positive energy."






             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." 

Change Your Mind, Change Your Brain new book by Anne Marie Ludovici

Most books tell you what you need to do to change your health behavior. Change Your Mind, Change Your Health: 7 Ways To Harness The Power Of Your Brain To Achieve True Well- Being, teaches you how to actually initiate change and sustain the change over time. Based on the TTM method of psychotherapy, and known to psychologists and medical professionals worldwide, Ludovici now makes this information available to the general public with proven, evidence-based behavioral tools for "achieving a self-assured and sustainable sense of health and well-being in the face of all obstacles or challenges."  A daring promise, to be sure, considering that right now only 6% of U.S. adults follow public health recommendations about physical activity, tobacco use, alcohol consumption, fruit and vegetable consumption, and dietary fat intake. Change Your Mind, Change Your Health reveals how monitoring and changing your thoughts can change your health, the relationship between self-confidence and mastery-and how to gain both and how to leverage the powerful strategies from sports psychology to you charged and ready for action.


Change Your Mind, Change Your Health is your guide to a happier, healthier life. Pick up your copy of Change Your Mind, Change Your Health today at bookstores, or at www.amazon.com or at www.Amlcchange.com  and learn Annie's 7 insider secrets will help you change from the inside out


About the Author:   Anne Marie Ludovici (Annie) is a noted author, speaker, well-being activist, and leading authority in affective personal lifestyle enrichment. Annie helps people change-from the inside out.  Her bestselling book, Winning Health Promotions Strategies, is considered the blueprint for fostering healthy communities everywhere. With a master's in kinesiology and a major in psychology and social aspects of behavior change, Annie blends academic theory with over thirty years of health and wellness experience to empower meaningful, personal, life-enriching changes that last. Her unique expertise and proven methodology have helped a wide range of clients-from Fortune 100 clients to small businesses, healthcare providers, and state and local governments-make a change for the healthier.  


American Cancer Society of Rhode Island
American Cancer Society of Rhode Island 2015
Relay for LifeŽ 
is a fun-filled community activity to celebrate survivors, remember those who have lost their lives to cancer, and raise money for the fight against cancer.  Volunteer committees plan and run each event.  Help is needed to recruit teams to walk, recruit survivors to participate, and help with every part of the event, from publicity to day-of activities. 


Rhode Island Cancer Action Network Lobby Day

Lobby Day will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 2:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Rhode Island State House, Governor's State Room. The focus will be on obesity prevention and updates on the palliative care advisory committee.  Volunteers will be able to speak with their elected officials and ensure they are representing their best interest in cancer related issues.  

For more information contact Cheryl Albright at 401.243.2641 or cheryl.albright@cancer.org


Rhode Island Creative Magazine

 Rhode Island Creative Magazine (RICM), a multimedia company that connects the creative arts industry and professionals to other business sectors. The founder, Kimberly Sherman-Leon, a graphic designer, publisher and an honorable mention Woman to Watch Entrepreneur, has a mission to educate and promote the artistic community. Kimberly conceived and developed this unique one-of-a-kind publication in 2012 to promote Rhode Island's creative arts professionals. RICM has become a catalyst for raising awareness of the economic value of the creative arts industry to the state and the springboard of expanded interest and understanding of the abundance of talent and creative energy in the local area. RICM presents at local schools and universities, provides workshops and hosts networking events including our newest events called "Inspirational Speaker Series," a collaboration with our local makers to inspire, motivate and educate the community through their stories.

April is Museums and Galleries
RICM's Introduction to Publishing Workshop at the Artists' Exchange
8 Week Course March 18th - May 16th 


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