Monthly Newsletter
May 2015

After our tough winter in the NorthEast, May is so refreshing with flowers abloom and warm sunny days.  This is a good time to  go for a walk, eat lunch on a restaurant patio, work in the garden, or do some window shopping in town, or if it's rainy finish up your 'spring cleaning'.  I chose this quote from Edwin Way Teale "The world's favorite season is the spring.  All things seem possible in May." 


             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."



Kudos to Patricia as she is honored by SBA with an Award
Patricia receives 2015 Rhode Island SBA Award

Patricia has been awarded the 2015 RI Small Business Administration (SBA) Award in the Home-Based Business category.

Award recipients in Rhode Island are dedicated to the support of the small business community within the state.


In evaluating award winners, some of the criteria that the judges look at included:

Staying power - a substantiated history as an established business; An indication of continued growth over the three years; Innovativeness of product or service offered - an illustration of the creativity and imagination of the nominee; Response to adversity - examples of problems faced in the nominee's business and the methods used to solve them; and Contributions to community-oriented projects - evidence of the use of his/her personal time and resources.


The Awards Luncheon To Be Held Wednesday, May 13 at Alpine Country Club in Cranston.  

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:

Patricia is featured in the East Greenwich PatchCheck out the link. 
 Check out this GREAT article about Patricia


Patricia Raskin Positive Living

Saturdays AM630/99.7FM
3-6pm ET
 Patricia Raskin Positive Living, listen on Saturdays from 3-6pm ET. We show you how to turn your problems into solutions with our regular guests and new ones. So, stay healthy, stay happy, get the support you need and tune in to Patricia Raskin Positive Living Saturdays from, 3-6pm, on News Talk AM630/99.7 FM and streamed online at - the Voice of Rhode Island.
Dr. Tad Sztykowski - Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 3:00-5:00pm ET
Tune in for the Wellness Feature as Patricia  interviews Dr. Tadeusz  Sztykowski, D.Ac., founder of the Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing in Providence, R.I.. A board certified physician in  Europe,  Dr. Tad came to the United States in 1987 to further his studies in  Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. and in practice for nearly 20 years.  At Brown University, he created the first program in acupuncture and  alternative medicine for medical residents in the country. In  2003, he was awarded the "Acupuncturist of the Year" award for his work  and leadership by the American Association of Oriental Medicine. He is  the author of the book
Healthcare Dollars and Sense: How Classical  Chinese Medicine Can Save Your Health - and Your Company's Bottom

So listen  to Dr. Tad every Saturday on "Patricia Raskin Positive Living" from  3-5PM on 630AM and 99.7FM WPRO. Patricia asks Dr. Tad the important  questions on all areas of integrative medicine so that he can share his  expertise with the audience and with the callers. We also have  special guest patients who share testimony as well as integrative  medical experts who join the program with Dr. Tad and Patricia. Call in to WPRO at 401-438-WPRO (9776) or 1-800-321-WPRO (9776)
Saturday, May 2nd - Dr. Tad hour 3-5pm
Listen at 4pm when Dr. Tad is joined by Dr. Lawrence W. Lazarus, MD
the author of 'Getting the Health Care You Deserve in America's Broken Health Care System'. Dr. Lazarus is dedicated to helping people become more knowledgeable and assertive in obtaining the best medical care possible. Dr. Lazarus is the past president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, former assistant professor at the University of New Mexico, and a physician with forty years of experience in treating patients and their families.

Saturday, May 2nd - RI Local Magazine hour 5-6pm
Join Patricia at 5pm when she interviews Jim Lombari, General Manager of RI Local Magazine and local retailers including Blueprint 5: Men's Clothing Store, J's Broadway Appliance and David Audette of MRT Jewelry as well as others.
 The mission of RI Local Magazine is to encourage consumers to shop local and support independent businesses throughout RI. They will discuss how Rhode Island is the best place to be with tips on shopping, events, services and products of our great Ocean State. 
Saturday, May 9th - Dr. Tad hour 3-5pm
Listen at 4pm when Dr. Tad is joined by Dr. Mitchell Gaynor author of THE GENE THERAPY PLAN: Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle, featuring a foreword by Dr. Mehmet Oz.  Dr. Gaynor is a renowned oncologist and pioneer in integrative medicine, and this book is a breakthrough approach to treating and preventing disease (specifically cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and aging) through diet and lifestyle choices, by actually altering our genetic blueprint.

  Saturday, May9th - Jeff Massey hour 5-6pm
Join Patricia at 5pm when she interviews Jeff Massey, CFP� is the Founder and President of Massey & Associates, Inc., a wealth advisory firm with a long-standing, reliable and well-respected reputation. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional with over 25 years of experience in the insurance and financial industry and an Investment Advisor Representative for Global Financial Private Capital, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.

Saturday, May 16th - Dr. Tad hour 3-5pm
Listen at 4pm when Dr. Tad is joined by Dr. David Hanscom, MD author of BACK IN CONTROL A Spine Surgeons Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain. Dr. Hanscom is a
leading Seattle Spine surgeon who discusses options out of back surgery. 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. 
 Saturday, May 16th - Paula Marshall hour 5-6pm
Join Patricia at 5pm when she interviews 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.
Saturday, May 23rd - Dr. Tad hour 3-5pm
Listen at 4pm when Dr. Tad is joined by Dr. Shawn Talbott is one of America's leading lifestyle experts, helping people to Feel, Look, and Perform at their peak potential. Dr. Talbott is the author of over 200 articles and 10 books on nutrition, fitness, and wellness. He has served as a nutrition educator for professional triathletes, NBA basketball players, and members of the US Ski team, the US Track & Field team, and the US Olympic Training Center. Dr. Talbott has been featured in media outlets around the world, including The Dr. Oz Show and at the White House as part of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign to fight childhood obesity. He will discuss how Nrf2 is a powerful protein, has potent ability to boost antioxidants and may also be useful in combating the cell and tissue damage, or oxidation, that leads to atherosclerosis. or  
Saturday, May 23rd - Martinha Javid of MAE  hour 5-5:30pm
Join Patricia at 5-5:30pm when she interviews Martinha Javid, Chairwoman and founder of MAE, Organization for the Homeless. MAE serves the homeless population in RI through spiritual and holistic modalities concentrating on the facilitation of aiding in the healing of depression and anxiety. MAE accomplishes this through a activities, classes, exercise, counseling, art and many other programs. Martinha states, "My dream and hope is that the  MAE organization  continues the mission and expand on it so that individuals once homeless will become mentors and the vision continues-opening places of respite, not just in Rhode Island, but nationally and worldwide."

Saturday, May 23rd  5:30pm guest to be announced

Saturday, May 30th - Dr. Tad hour 3-5pm
Listen at 4pm when Dr. Tad is joined by Dr. Eva Selhub author of Your Health Destiny.

Dr. Selhub is an expert in the fields of stress, resilience, mind-body medicine and working with the natural environment to achieve maximum health and wellbeing. She's a lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School and a clinical associate of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Eva Selhub runs a private practice as a comprehensive medical specialist and transformation consultant. 


Bruce Boguslav
Saturday, May 30th - HSI Trust hour 5-6pm 
Join Patricia at 5pm when she 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. 
Patricia's guests on's
I am in my 14th year with 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  
Listen to my special guest, Ian Finn talk about his book Get Busy Make Money: Putting Technology & Innovation to Work for you on VoiceAmerica with Patricia Raskin on Monday, April 11th at 2pm.
Mr. Finn's book lays out a step by step methodology to start a business, hire employees, market and sell products and services, and ensure ongoing success, with the help of the latest computer software, hardware, and online solutions. 
Finn now owns and operates a successful courier business, servicing Chevron, T-Mobile and Google. 
My other special guests on VoiceAmerica will be:
Monday, May 4th
2pm                     Cat Warren, author of What The Dog Knows
2:30pm                Susan McCrossing, AP, author of Breaking the Learnnig Barrier
Monday May 11th
2pm                     Arnie Wexler, gambling addiction treatment
2:30pm                Ian Finn, author of Get Busy Make Money
Monday May 18th
2pm                     AARP
2:30pm                Micheline Nader, author of The Dolphin's Dance
Monday May 25th, Memorial Day
2pm                     Rebroadcast of Christa O'Leary, founder of Home and Harmony Lifestyle and                                     Author of Home and Harmony-Designing an Inspired Life.
2:30pm                Rebroadcast of Juliet Huck author of The Equation of    

Patricia's Speaking Engagements
I will be speaking at Laurel Mead on "Aging Up"
11 ways to move through the ups and downs with vitality and joy.
May 5, 2014, 7:30-8:30 PM

 Easter Seals Walk With Me is a national fundraising event to raise awareness and support for families living with disabilities! I will be emceeing this wonderful event. May 7, 2015 at Goddard Memorial State Park.


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.

Transition Coaching with Patricia
Patricia offers 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. 


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
Positively Speaking

There Are No Coincidences

How many times do things happen to you at just the right time and it appears to be a coincidence? I believe there are no coincidences and that those things are the miracles in life. I especially pay attention to how things happen, specifically what the chain of events were that brought them to me. Each of the those events are the pieces of the puzzle that present themselves and form the miracle. When I look back, I see that what occurred to make the coincidence or miracle happen, was really perfect and that if I had tried to figure it out on my own, I couldn't have done it as well or better.

Here is one my own "there are no coincidences" stories. Several years ago, I was in the final stages of producing a television documentary on Positive Aging in Winston-Salem. We were going to end the documentary with an older gentleman who was featured in the closing segment. He had brought photographs he thought would be perfect for the ending. When we disagreed about several of his

selections, he became difficult. He finally stormed out of the studio, leaving me without a completed documentary and without very much time to find available talent.

I sat in the conference room wondering how on earth I was going to fix the broken ending, when the receptionist entered the conference room unannounced. She was carrying a package addressed to me. I was flabbergasted. I only worked in the studio once a month. Any mail addressed to me usually laid in my in-box, awaiting my arrival. This particular package arrived and was delivered to me the day I was there. The package contained a national press release from Houston, Texas announcing a senior sports classics competition. One of the people featured was the 102-year-old golfer named Harley Potter who was from Winston Salem. I'm sitting in a conference room at the Fox TV affiliate in Winston-Salem approximately twenty minutes away from an octogenarian who would be the perfect closing story for my documentary. I called his 75 year-old daughter and she arranged for me to film him at the local club where he played golf almost daily. That piece turned out to be the best part of the documentary."

We've all experienced those "coincidences" when someone we have just been thinking about calls us, we bump into the person we really needed to talk to, we find the right thing at exactly the right time, or we avoid a mishap by seconds. I believe that those are miracles, and that we can create them by our thoughts. If you really want something, ask for it, pray for it, truly believe you will receive it, and then wait for something to happen. You don't have to actively work at it, because something greater than you is at work here. I feel that something is God. Give thanks for those little miracles when they happen because they open the door to the big miracles. 




American Cancer Society of Rhode Island 2015
Relay for Life� 
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 [email protected] 

Change Your Mind, Change Your Brain a 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 or at  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.  

 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.

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


Patricia Raskin | 401-398-8114 | [email protected] |
PO Box 1439
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Newsletter constructed by: Marcie Ingber