Monthly Newsletter
February 2016

February is Heart Month and a month that focuses on love.  This is a good time to focus on the heart - in terms of physical health, emotional health and relationship health. Remember that love goes a long way. Whether or not you are in a romantic partnership or committed relationship, tell those people in your life that you love them. You may want to buy them or yourself some flowers. Whatever you to communicate your love to your loved ones, it will nurture their heart and their soul and yours!

 Happy Valentine's Day, and Heart Month. 


In This Issue
Positively Speaking
Enjoying the Winter Months

The cold weather is upon us and this becomes an emotional challenge, particularly for those of us who thrive on outdoor warm weather activities.
The emotional challenge of staying indoors can develop into a real problem which is called  Seasonal Affective Disorder, commonly known as winter depression. According to the National Mental Health Association, (  "SAD is a mood disorder associated with depression episodes and related to seasonal variations of light.  January and February are the most difficult months for those affected by SAD and younger persons and women are at higher risk.  Symptoms include excessive eating and sleeping and weight gain."
In addition to the NMHA's recommendations of phototherapy or bright light therapy, I have some of my own creative ideas:
  • Bundle up and walk on the beach - if it is not too cold
  • Drink hot cocoa, tea, cider or a hot toddy
  • Light up your fireplace and sit by it
  • Write notes to friends and tell them you are thinking about them
  • Clean a drawer, shelf or closet
  • Sort through your things and pack up what you are not using to give to friends, a consignment shop, a shelter, etc.
  • Go to the gym if you can get out
  • Spend time on the internet looking up something that really interests you
  • Have a conversation with an old friend
  • Dance to music in the house or watch an exercise video and follow along
Sometimes when it is so cold or there has been a snowstorm and I can't get out, I will go outside and clean off my car several times as the snow falls. I enjoy the fresh energy of the outdoors and the snow is pretty to watch.
Everything has a season. See the beauty in winter and enjoy.

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Saturday February 6, 2016  4:00PM   
Dale BelluscioLICSW, a licensed clinical independent social worker, who specializes in trauma and sexual abuse.She has worked in foster care and adoption programs, federal probation programs and children with autism and feels strongly that this population needs a stronger voice. She will discuss the issues in crisis that her clients face and how to address them. 

Saturday February 6, 2016  4:30PM  
Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD, 
a fitness/nutritional expert, a member of the Nordic
Naturals Advisory Board and the co-owner of Mohr Results, Inc. Dr. Mohr works with all types of individuals from soccer moms to collegiate and professional athletes. He will discuss omega-3 oils and why they are essential to life.

Also on the program is Bob Hartman, co-owner of Back to 
Basics Natural Foods, a store located in East Greenwich, RI 
R.I. since 1982. Back to Basics offers holistic health solutions to many of today's common challenges. 

Saturday February 13, 2016 4:00PM
Mary O'Sullivan,  
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 February 13,  4:30PM  
Dr. Cynthia Thaik , 
Dr. Cynthia Thaik, author of Your Vibrant Heart; Restoring Health, Strength & Spirit from the Body's Core.  Dr. Thaik comes from her heart to discuss how this amazing organ is also an emotional center that signifies energy, vibrancy, love, happiness, vitality, strength and spirit.

Kevin Leblanc RWL 2013
Saturday February 20, 2016  4:00PM 
Kevin LeBlanc is the 
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.

Saturday February 27, 2016  4:00PM 
Bruce Boguslav
Bruce Boguslav, Executive Director and Brian Cuddy, Executive Consultant of HSI Trust, a nonprofit consumer advocacy agency. HSI is dedicated to keeping homeowners in their homes and has 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 will discuss ways to navigate the mortgage lending system, the student loan process and credit card usage strategies for the new year.

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Monday, February 1, 2016 

Lori Moss, Professionalism coach and Radio Host, who discusses how after several years of missed opportunities and income, she transformed her professional presence to become a sought-after coach for her ability to conduct business with professional distinction.  Lori addresses "What isn't being said in business that keeps competent people stuck."

Donna Eden and David Feinstein, PhD authors of THE ENERGIES OF LOVE: Invisible Keys to a Fulfilling Partnership. Drawing on Dr. Feinstein's background as a clinical psychologist, their joint experiences counseling couples in their "Energies of Love" workshops, as well as their relationship
as husband and wife, Donna and David offer a profound new way to understand your relationships-romantic and otherwise. They will discuss how to understand, navigate, and maintain a more loving bond with your partner and others.  

Monday, February 8, 2016  

Dave Andrews, leading sobriety coach and recovered alcoholic, and co-author of THE 30-DAY SOBRIETY SOLUTION: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home. Co-author Jack Canfield, is a leading success coach and famed creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul´┐Ż phenomenon. Dave will discuss a solution to people who want to cut back or stop drinking excessively in their recovery resource which integrates proven success principles and practices with neuroscience, therapies and success stories.

Chris Ciunci, the Founder and Managing Partner of TribalVision, an outsourced marketing department for hire, a forward thinking alternative to the traditional advertising agency model. The author of Market Smarter: It's time to look at marketing in a whole new light. He will discuss how employee engagement is a key factor behind the most successful companies and positive steps to take in the new year.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Alan S. Charles author of Walking Out the Other Side: An Addict's Journey From Loneliness to Life, his extraordinary comeback story - childhood trauma triggered by a father's untimely death, tales of wild drug use, sexual escapades, a professional baseball career, professional harness racing driver, multi-million dollar sales deals, and what finally saved him from killing himself. Alan offers his message of recovery to break the bonds of an addiction. 

Dr. Gil Kajiki  the nation's leading expert in non-drug treatments for
hypothyroidism. He will discuss his acclaimed Kajiki Protocol, all natural and drug-free, for difficult thyroid and Auto-Immune cases that don't respond well to medication, or for the person who wants to minimize medication. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

2:00PMET/11:00AMPT - 3:00PMET/12:00PMPT
Dr. Roger Landry MD, MPH, preventive medicine physician, author of 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 what it means, the brain's super highway: 5 fitness tips to improve your brain at any age,"Nun-Sense": a long-term study in Minnesota which tracked the lifestyles and mental decline in a group of nuns and what we learn from it - they had the Alzheimer disease but would never know it!,  Dr.Landry has a call to action and he and Masterpiece Living are making an impact in America to change the stereotypes surrounding aging. Dr. Landry's book Live Long, Die Short has received numerous awards including top pick for health/wellness by MORE magazine and AARP. 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.

Monday February 29, 2016

Dana Cohen, M.D.,  nationally renowned internal and integrative medicine specialist.
She says one of the most important connections doctors need to make for their female patients is to help them recognize the different warming signs women may experience with a heart attack and the unique nutritional needs they have for heart disease prevention. Dr. Cohen says the relationship between heart and bone health are also crucial for women to maintain healthy hearts. She will share these insights and more with listeners.

Abigail Trafford, author, journalist and public speaker who focuses on the new stage of the life cycle after midlife before traditional old age. The author of three books, she will discuss her book, My Time: Making the Most of the Bonus Decades after 50, which chronicles the social revolution of living longer, healthier lives and explores the potential for both individuals and society. 

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The 4 Musical Masterpieces That Changed America - with Anna Celenza, of Georgetown University
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