Monthly Newsletter
December 2015


December is both a happy time and a stressful time. As you prepare for the holidays make sure you take some time for yourself; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually so that you can enjoy the true spirit of the holidays. Pace yourself when you shop and be selective in your activities as there is so much going on this time of year. Have a wonderful December holiday season.
In This Issue

The Patricia Raskin Show
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The program that helps you turn obstacles into opportunities, challenges into solutions and find answers    

                                   to tough questions.

           Your host, Patricia Raskin, is the award winning,
"powerhouse voice of radio"  at the forefront of positive messaging.
          4-6pm, on News Talk AM630/99.7FM and streamed online

                          at, the Voice of Southern New England.


Patricia fills in for The John DePetro Show Dec. 28, 29, 30 and 31
Tune in the last week of December when Patricia fills in for The John DePetro Show, 
Voted Best Talk Show in Rhode Island 2014 by Rhode Island Monthly.  
Stay tuned for a special announcement with Patricia's guests
December 28, 29, 30 and 31 
9 AM- noon
     on News Talk AM630/99.7FM and streamed online
at, the Voice of  Southern New England.
Patricia Raskin Fills in for John DePetro WPRO
Below is the list of this month's guests for "The Patricia Raskin Show" on WPRO. Additional scheduled guests for December will be posted on 
Patricia's home page each week.
Saturday, December 5th -  Mary O'Sullivan at 4:00pm
Tune in when Patricia interviews Mary O'Sullivan, MSOL, owner of Encore Executive & Professional Coaching. She will discuss how results based coaching can help you reduce stress, save you time and money, and improve your health and well being.  Examples: "are you knowledgeable, ambitious, and working hard, but find yourself struggling to get ahead or manage a health work-life balance; you are a confident professional but now unsure of your next steps; you are too young too retire, but feeling burned out; or you are an experienced leader who suddenly finds leadership more challenging than ever." 
She will take your calls.      

Saturday, December 5th -  Medi-Weightloss� Program at 4:30pm

East Providence Ribbon Cutting Tune in when Patricia interviews John Migliacco and team 
 from Medi-Weightloss� Program. They will discuss how  the Medi-Weightloss� Program is not a diet; it's a lifestyle 
 change. Medi-Weightloss� Program physicians and staff will  explain how to get off the dieting roller coaster and rejuvenate  your life. They work with you to develop a program that will help  make your weight loss journey stress free and uncomplicated  while enjoying the holiday season.

Saturday, December 5th - Dr. Renate Reimann, Ph.D at 5:00pm

Tune in when Patricia interviews Renate Reimann, Ph.D., founder of FreshLife Coaching who helps clients overcome procrastination issues and achieve greater confidence and productivity. Her recently released book, Beyond Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing Your Life offers concrete steps to move individuals past problematic behaviors to achievement and success. On this show, she will discuss 7 ways to Procrastination-Proof New Year's Resolutions.

Saturday, December 5th - Dr. Roger Landry, MD at 5:30pm

 Tune in when Patricia interviews Dr. Roger Landry MD, MPH,  preventive
 medicine physician, author o
f award winning Live Long,Die Short: A Guide
 to Authentic Health and Successful Aging. Dr.Landry will discuss  Neuroplasticity: the magic word for brain health and the brain's super  highway: 5 fitness tips to improve your brain at any age. His book, Live Long,  Die Short has been endorsed by AARP, is a gold medal winner in the 2014  Living Now Book Awards, and was a 2014 Top Pick in MORE magazine.
Saturday, December 12th -  Cris Pfeil at 4:00pm

Tune in when Patricia interviews Cris Pfeil, teacher and writer with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing and Publishing. She is the author of 4 inspirational novels: Miracles Happen, The Right Blood, Outside the Box and a Sheperd's Rod. She will discuss the miracle stories in her books that inspire her readers and give us hope and blessings at this holiday season of miracles. 
Cris Pfeil

Saturday, December 12th -  Rick Gillis at 4:30pm

Tune in when Patricia interviews Rick Gillis, nationally recognized careers expert and coach and author of the new book "Promote! It's Who Knows What You Know That Makes a Career."  He will give listeners  six tips on how to "express to impress" to those who matter most -- higher-ups and hiring managers. 

Saturday, December 12th - Ken Elliott at 5:00pm 

Tune in when Patricia interviews Ken Elliott, an award winning artist & author who has been showcased on media all over the world.  He will discuss his new book, Manifesting 123, a results oriented book using simple techniques. He will shares amazing stories from people describing their successes and how our thoughts are constantly shaping the reality around us. 

Saturday, December 12th - Lisa K at 5:30pm 

Tune in when Patricia interviews, Lisa K, co-author of GROW YOUR SPIRITUAL BUSINESS, How to Build a Business in the Internet Age. She will discuss a step-by-step guide to starting and growing a business quickly and effectively in the age of the Internet and she will show budding entrepreneurs how to capture the attention of their customers and keep them. 

Saturday, December 19th - Greg Porcaro at 4:00pm

greg porcaro Tune in when Patricia interviews
Gregory A. Porcaro has been the principal in charge of all tax, business valuation, and business consulting services for Otrando, Porcaro & Associates, Ltd., an accounting and consulting firm located in Warwick, RI since 1987.  
Greg has written extensively on various subjects such as LLCs, QSUBs, Choice of Entity, Divorce, Estate Planning and Business Valuation, and currently serves as an editorial advisor for The Tax Adviser, a national magazine covering all aspects of tax planning.
He will discuss considerations for entrepreneurs, small business at year's end, common year end tax mistakes, preventive tips to avoid tax issues. Greg will take your calls on the air.  

Saturday, December 19th - Dr. Jamie Koufman at 5:00pm

Tune in when Patricia interviews 
Dr. Jamie Koufman, the world's most renowned reflux expert and author of the new book Acid Reflux Diet: With 111 All New Recipes Including Vegan & Gluten-Free. She will talks about the symptoms, causes and cure for one of the most misunderstood diseases in decades, as well as providing delicious recipes for those afflicted by reflux.

Saturday, December 19th - Dr. Gerald Lemole at 5:30pm

Tune in when
 Patricia interviews, Dr. Gerald Lemole, a Board-certified surgeon, thoracic surgeon, and integrative doctor who with  C, Pallav K. Mehta, MD, and Dwight L. McKee, MD, is an author of AFTER CANCER CARE:The Definitive Self-Care Guide to Getting and Staying Well For Patients After Cancer. He will discuss lifestyle changes proven to improve post-treatment life, the best ways to proceed with daily life post cancer and practical takeaways, from eating for vitality and enjoying invigorating exercise to practicing positive thinking and harboring fulfilling relationships. 
Saturday, December 26th - HSI at 4:00pm

Bruce Boguslav Join nationally recognized multi-media radio talk show host and award winning producer Patricia Raskin, as she interviews Bruce Boguslav, Executive Director and Brian Cuddy Executive Consultant 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.  Their team of experts will do a financial analysis and contact your mortgage servicer to learn the specifics on your mortgage and which programs you may be qualified to apply for. Whatever your situation, whether you are still current on your mortgagpayments,  paying off college loans or credit cards, but having financial hardship that may cause you to fall behind in the future, HSI is an agency that can help you.

Saturday December 26 - Linda Jacks at 5:00pm

Tune in when Patricia interviews Linda Jacks who is a clairvoyant medium whose been connecting with spirit guides since the age of 5. Her unique psychic gifts have helped thousands of people including many well-known celebrities understand what is needed to further enhance their lives. A psychic is a seer, a diviner, a spiritually realized person who has tapped into their sixth sense and trained themselves to delve deep into their own as well as others psyche, mind or soul. Linda has trained to bring out truths about others and guide them through life do this through in person sessions, jewelry, cards, pictures, phone calls, and other sources.  Linda
has had two near death experiences and "came back" to help                                                             others see their purpose 

Patricia's guests on
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.  All current and past programs are archived on this site and can be heard after they air at
Special guests on VoiceAmerica will be:

Monday, December 7th
2:00pm          Bill Aron world renowned photographer and author of  "New Beginnings: The
                      Triumphs of 120 Cancer Survivors"
2:30pm          Dana Micucci widely published journalist and author The Third Muse

Monday, December 14th
2:00pm           Jalaja Bonheim,internationally known for her groundbreaking books, inspiring                                    keynotes and her work in empowering women and author Sacred Ego                
2:30pm           Rich Austin, owner of Speaking of Success who will talk about how to speak with 
                       confidence in any situation 

Monday, December 21st
2:00pm           Janet Lynn Roseman author of "If Joan of Arc had Cancer" Janet Roseman
2:30pm           Pamela Lenehan, My Mother, My Mentor: What Grown Children of Working          
                       Mothers Want You to Know  Pamela Lehehan

Monday, December 28th

2:00pm             Jason Taveras author of: "The Shadow Inside," "Existence... The Tale of a 
                         FangedKiller" and "Broken Tracks Beneath Forgotten Windows."  He will discuss 
                         how these fictional stories can help people find an inner strength within 
2:30pm           Bruce Boguslav- executive director HSI, a non-profit consumer advocacy agency 
                         as seen on Nightline ABC
Patricia's Speaking Engagements
Baby-Boomers in Transition
December 10, 2015

Were you born between 1946 and 1964? Are you a recent empty nester, newcomer to the area, single again, changing jobs or careers, transitioning to retirement, facing a health challenge or financial change?
Do you want to create something new in your life that excites and moves you? Are you not sure what that is or how to find it? Are you ready for the next positive step?
In this workshop, you will: 

 *Identify your strengths

*Explore new options

 *Create an initial plan to help you move from transition to position

Join Patricia Raskin, who restarted her business in her baby boomer years. She is an award-wining radio producer, transition coach with a master's degree in counseling, 
host of "Patricia Raskin Positive Living" in its eighth year on WPRO and a 
2015 recipient of the RI Small Business Administration award.

Center for Women & Enterprise
132 George M. Cohan Blvd
2nd floor
Providence, RI  02903
call 401-277-0800


December 17, 2015
Do you want:
To find an effective way to deliver your message in your own voice?
A powerful branding and marketing tool?
A great leverage tool to get your message out?
Your message to have shelf life and legacy?
Use the right tools to create podcasts?
Then this workshop is for you! Join Patricia Raskin, seasoned and award-winning radio producer of media programs that have aired on PBS, NPR and Fox affilitates, radio coach and consultant, and host of "The Patricia Raskin Show" on heard on WPRO.
Joining Patricia is David Englund, owner of England Studio and Steve Wolfe from
Through having your own radio show podcasts you will learn how to:
*Be recognized as an expert
*Expand your brand
*Increase credibility
*Convert new customers
*Dominate your industry
*Add personality to your business
*Reach an affluent demographic 

Center for Women & Enterprise
132 George M. Cohan Blvd
2nd floor
Providence, RI  02903
call 401-277-0800
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."

Some of the key issues that Patricia's clients typically face:
Moving, starting a new job, relation change, health challenge, financial change, loss of a job, transitioning to retirement and 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. Get to the other side and on to a new chapter in your life!


Call Patricia (401) 440-6299
Brand Yourself Through Radio Shows and Podcasts

Do you want:
To find an effective way to deliver your message in your own voice?
A powerful branding and marketing tool?
A great leverage tool to get your message out?
An inside track and easy entre to networking?
Your message to have shelf life and legacy?
Use the right tools to create podcasts?
Patricia will help you to:
Find the right podcast vehicle to deliver your message.
Determine your audience needs and how to meet them.
Create show titles, formats and topics.
Practice interview skills.
Choose the right guests or develop your targeted message for listeners 
Develop social media and promotion strategies to build your brand.
Build an audience and find sponsors.
Patricia works with clients to create podcasts that target their audience, create a unique angle on the topic,develop a format, formula  and content for the show that establishes  their brand, and communication vehicles to build rapport  with podcast listeners.  
Radio podcasts can give you another platform to deliver your message, stand out and earn revenue. Patricia has hosted, produced and marketed over 1,000 radio programs 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
                                            radio coaching brochure
Positively Speaking
Giving Back at the Holidays
While there is so much unrest in the world, there are also wonderful people and happenings. We have much to be thankful for. Whether it's family, work, health, friends, community, we all have something. 
This is a good time to do good deeds for others. Our best gifts to them are just to show up and be there.  Soup kitchens, nursing homes and shelters are all good choices. When we give from our hearts without thinking of our own gain, then we truly give.

This story told to me by my late father and in my book Pathfinding, illustrates this: "A very wealthy man in town approached a poor carpenter who had been struggling all his life. He says, "I'm going away for a year and I want you to build me a house. I am going to give you all the money you need to do it right. I want the best of everything that you can get to build the house. As the carpenter began building the house he says to himself, "The owner isn't going to know the difference. Why should I use all this expensive stuff when I can put in cheap imitations and pocket the difference." So he builds the house as cheaply as he can. The rich man comes back and the carpenter gives him the house key. The rich man says to the carpenter, 'No, here. The key is for you. I wanted to build the house for you, so I am giving you the house as a present.'The moral of the story is be careful, don't cheat because you may be cheating yourself." Kahlil Gibran wrote, "You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." 
 Happy Holidays!



You've got Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday coming up after Thanksgiving - but with all that shopping and spending, where's the time for giving? 


Mark your calendars for December 1, when Project Undercover and dozens of other nonprofits around the state will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving to nonprofits and charities. In the fuss and hubbub of holiday shopping, we think it's a great reminder of the need to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Project Undercover is able to match your #GivingTuesday contributions dollar-for-dollar from Tuesday, December 1-Sunday, December 6! This is a huge opportunity to help a lot of Rhode Island kids in need with a modest contribution.
  Patricia's SBA Award and news articles 
Check out the links below. 
Patricia's Speech          SBA Winners          Patricia in RI Creative Magazine

 My sponsored guests are featured in the Newsletter above. For a complete listing of guests, please go to my website or  links for each station shows:

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