Monthly Newsletter
March 2016

"May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go." This quote reminds us that March is the month of the shamrock, a symbol that represents luck. May we zero in on all the things that make us feel lucky and blessed, and thank our friends, family, and loved one for allowing us to feel this way. 

Happy St. Patricks Day and First Month of Spring,


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In This Issue
Positively Speaking
Do Unto Others

My Nana Esther, my grandmother on my father's side, came to America from the old country, Russia, when she was a child. She was a small, round woman with soft curves and a warm smile. She always wore her grey bun neatly placed on her beautiful face. She always looked perfect. She loved to tell me Russian folk tales while I was perched in her arms or nestled up on the bed.

I remember vividly the story she told me of the poor, hungry woman who knocks on the door of a stranger to plead for a piece of bread and a cup of water. The woman who lives in the house opens the door and turns the stranger away. After the "beggar" leaves, the woman who turned her away, opens her mouth to speak and frogs come out of her mouth.
The beggar woman (who I always felt was an angel in disguise), moves on to the next house where she is turned away again, this time by an angry man who slams the door in her face. When the man turns to his wife to report the incident, snakes fall out of his mouth.
The angel in beggar's clothing is sad and weary, but she keeps walking to the next house. It is cold outside, now, and getting dark. When she knocks, the door is answered by a woman with a warm smile. When the beggar asks for bread, the woman invites her inside to sit at the table with her and her family. She offers her bread and water and a hot meal.
The beggar woman stays a little while, but soon it is time for her to move on. She thanks the family for their kindness, and slips out the door. As soon as she is gone, the woman and her husband begin to talk, and gold and pearls come out of their mouths.
Amazed, they open the door to rush after the woman. There is no trace of her, but the gold and pearls continue to appear more than enough to repay them for the food they shared with their visitor.
My Nana left me with such an indelible lesson of unconditional love and kindness and that story  has stayed with me vividly throughout my life. My grandmother's message was clear: Perform good deeds whenever you can. Be loving and kindhearted. Treat people kindly so you will be treated kindly. Speak pearls of wisdom, do kind deeds because kindness comes back to you without you having to ask for it. Meanness and bitterness brings you more of the same.
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Patricia's guests on WPRO

Saturday March 5, 2016  4:00-5:00PM   
Paula Marshall,  CEO of Bama Companies, an international innovator of bakery products  and author of five books including Sweet as Pie,Tough As Nails, Finding the Soul of Big Business and The Executive Entrepreneur.
The Bama Pie Company's story began in 1927 in the kitchen of Cornillia Alabama "Bama" Marshall, Paula Marshall's grandmother. She will give tips on how  to make work fulfilling and productive. view more about Paula

Saturday March 12, 2016  4:00-5:00PM  
The Patricia Raskin Show is pre-empted due to sports coverage on WPRO. Tune in next week.


Saturday March 19, 20116 4:00-4:30PM
Timothy Sweet, owner of Law Office of Timothy M. Sweet, LLC in Providence which focuses on divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, and adoption. A graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law, Timothy served as a Litigation Associate for the Moyer Law Office in Warwick, R.I. before opening his own practice.  Mr. Sweet will discuss how divorce effects the children, maintaining financial health, distribution of assets and assignment of debt and how to focus on the future with divorce being an opportunity for a new life. view more about Timothy

Saturday March 19, 2016  4:30-5:00PM 
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.  view more about Mary
Saturday March 26, 2016  4:00-4:30PM 
Guest to be announced on The Patricia Raskin Show

Saturday March 26, 2016  4:30PM 
Jeffery Dunham In his new, ground-breaking book, The Low Glycal Diet, with Martha Murphy, Dr. Jeffery Dunham gives us a weight-loss plan that really works. Based on the latest scientific research, Dr. Dunham's approach is smart, and realistic. He earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, his Ph. D from MIT and is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is the Medical Director of Befit Medical Group. Martha Murphy is an award-winning writer with an interest in health, healthcare and medicine; food and the people who bring it to us; entrepreneurs; and life in out-of-the-way places. 
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Monday, March 7, 2016 

Brian McAlister, is the bestselling author of Full Recovery: The Recovering Person's Guide to Unleashing your Inner Power. Brian's commitment to helping others recover from addiction and reach their full potential is his life's mission. He will discuss his goal-setting process that guarantees successful life improvement in the recovery community. view more about Brian

Joanna L. Krotz,  author of an upcoming book, Being Equal Doesn't Mean Being the Same. Krotz will touch upon her book, and how it encourages professional and working women to launch businesses of their own; offering smart, practical advice about how and when to make that leap.

Monday, March 14, 2016  


Rolf Gates, Author of the acclaimed book on yogic philosophy, 
Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, 
will discuss the different ways to integrate the mindfulness that yoga 
teaches into everyday life. view more about Rolf

Marie-Ange Faugerolas, author of Angels: Definitive Guide to Angels From Around the World, will talk about multiple traditions in order to understand angels' purpose and relationship to people. She will discuss several techniques to help readers connect to theses divine intercessors. 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Dr. Jamie Koufman author of a book on acid reflux called, Acid reflux Diet: With 111 Recipes Including Vegan & Gluten-Free. She will talk about the symptoms, causes and cure for one of the most misunderstood diseases in decades. She will also provide delicious recipes for those afflicted by reflux.

Joshua Freedman is the  co-founder/CEO of Six Seconds, a global non-profit dedicated to emotional intelligence and author of Whole Hearted Parenting: How to Use Emotional Intelligence to Create More Peace, Collaboration and Joy. He will discuss how  parents can connect with their children so that both parents and children find more happiness and peace in their relationships. 
Monday, March 28, 2016

Linda Brady
is an internationally recognized holistic teacher and karmic astrologer with clients in 34 states and ten countries.  She is the author of, Discovering your Soul Mission: New Rules for a New Age, the new and expanded version of her best- selling book Discovering Your Soul Mission: How to Use Karmic Astrology to Create the Life You Want.  Linda will discuss how she helps people to discover their soul's direction and  find ways to align their personality with it to create harmony in their lives. view more about Linda

Patricia's Speaking Engagements


WHEN: March 24, 2016 
TIME: 8:30AM-10:30AM 
Rhode Island College
 600 Mt Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI

Do you want to create something new in your life? Do you want to combine purpose and passion? If you are changing jobs or careers, transitioning to retirement, going through a financial change, and are ready for the next step but may not be sure exactly what it is, this workshop is for you.

You will identify your strengths, explore your options, gain resources and create an initial plan. The goal of this workshop is to empower 50+ individuals  to use their knowledge, expertise, and skills to become business owners, job creators, turn their hobby into a passion or find the perfect volunteer opportunity.


WHEN: March 21, 2016
TIME: 9:30AM-11:00
 Center for Women & Enterprise
132 George M Cohan Blvd, Providence, RI  

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

Patricia's Picks

Spend a fascinating day with three award-winning professors as you learn about Art, Music, and Film. You'll experience three thought-provoking talks and countless engaging ideas at One Day University, coming to Providence's Convention Center on Saturday, April 2nd, from 9:30am to 4pm, with local sponsor, the Providence Journal.  
Here is the schedule: 
The 4 Paintings Every Art Lover Should See - with Tina Rivers Ryan, of Columbia University 
The 4 Musical Masterpieces That Changed America - with Anna Celenza, of Georgetown University
4 Trials That Changed the World - Austin Sarat, of Amherst College
4 Films That Changed America - with Mark Lapadula, of Yale University
  More than 15,000 adults have participated in these one day learning opportunities.  
 To register, go to  and use the code PAT - for a special price is $99.  The regular price is $129. or call 800-300-3438.

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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.

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, empty nest issues.

Please contact Patricia for special introductory rates. Get to the other side and on to a new chapter in your life!  (401) 440-6299

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Patricia helps you design podcasts and radio shows that targets your audience, creates a format, formula  and content for your show, establishes your brand and builds rapport with  your listeners.  
Patricia has hosted, produced and marketed over 2,000 radio programs and she knows what works.

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