Monthly Newsletter
April 2016

"April showers bring may flowers," is a saying that most are familiar with. This month signifies the start of new and exciting things. Let go of the things that are old and negative in your life, and make room for the new and fresh things coming your way! 

Happy Spring weather, holidays and fun! 


Photo Credit_

In This Issue
Positively Speaking

Bring in Joy through Spring Cleaning Inside and Out 
This is the time of Spring cleaning where we can rid of all the "junk" we have in our homes, as in our lives, and make room for the new, fresh things that our coming our way. This can give us all a sense of renewal in our homes, gardens, the environment around us and ourselves. It also encourages us to do our own internal house cleaning, to release unwanted habits and behavior and make way for our positive ones to grow and blossom.
Ruth Ross author of Prospering Woman,  states the prosperity law of
releasing: "We must get rid of what we don't want to make room for what we do want." For me in addition to cleaning, this has meant going through my boxes that contain memories and emptying all those drawers of accumulated stuff. What I learned during this process of shedding and releasing was to honor my past achievements, let go of what doesn't serve me anymore, and replace it with something special that meets my current needs, so that I can move in the present flow of life.
One of the things that most of us want to bring in is the feeling of joy. Becoming a joyful person isn't something that happens overnight. It comes from being grounded in the present moment and having a mindset of gratitude and openness to what is joyful in our lives. We can also increase our joy by focusing on the words themselves when we pray and say them with enthusiasm and joy. 
It has taken me some time to realize how important each word is that we use and how those words create thoughts that shape our reality. Joy is a natural state for some, but for most of us it is an acquired "taste." As we practice joy and appreciate the beauty around us, we begin to live it.
There is beauty in the transition from winter to spring. The buds begin to bloom, the weather becomes warmer and we can feel the warmth of the sun with longer daylight around us, which helps our mood and attitude.  Cleaning out the old to make way for the new gives us additional opportunity to birth new ideas and create new beginnings and bring more joy into our lives.

The program that helps you turn obstacles into opportunities, challenges into solutions and find answers to tough questions. Patricia Raskin is the award winning, "powerhouse voice of radio"  at the forefront of positive messaging.

Saturdays, 4:00-5:00 PM ET
News Talk AM 630/99.7 FM
streamed online at
Mondays 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Variety Channel

All guests listed are confirmed at press time.
Additional guests may be added and will be listed on my home page:

Would you or a client like to be a guest 
on the Patricia Raskin Show on Voiceamerica or WPRO?
contact Patricia at

Patricia's guests on WPRO

Saturday April 2, 2016  4:00-4:30PM   
Lose the CPAP! Dr. Linda Kronick, D.M.D., owner of Laser Dentistry, who is on the forefront of the latest technologies in dentistry and is first dentists in New England using the NightLase system to eliminate snoring.Dr. Kronick will discuss The NightLase, an amazing procedure using the laser to tighten the collagen and open the back of the throat to reduce snoring, and treat sleep apnea which is caused by tissue being relaxed and flabby in the back of the throat. See Website

Saturday April 2, 2016  4:30-5:00PM  
Dr. Timothy O'Brien is the owner of Opus Total Health, a unique
clinic dedicated to improving your health naturally. Dr. Timothy O'Brien is an experienced Acupuncturist having worked in the healthcare field in critical care as a Registered Nurse. Dr. O'Brien will discuss holistic modalities at Opus Total Health including  acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and herbal teas, nutritional response testing and consultations, facial rejuvenation, bio-magnetic therapy and massage therapy. See Website

   Saturday April 9, 2016 4:00-4:30PM 
Gabrielle Doucet, a registered nurse and mother of a son who committed suicide, is the author of Let GO and Let LOVE: Survivors of Suicide Loss Healing Handbook, which outlines the physical and emotional healing process survivors of suicide loss go through and provides 7 specific tools that can be used toward their recovery.  Gabrielle shares the steps and tools that will help survivors regain their balance after a blindsiding tragedy and assist them to find happiness again. See Website

Saturday April 9, 2016 4:30-5:00PM 
Maggie Johnle, CNC/HHPCertified Nutritional Consultant, 
Holistic Health Practitioner, is the National Education Manager 
at  Renew Life. Renew Life's mission is to empower people to 
elevate their quality of life through better digestive health and 
 has become a leader in digestive wellness. Maggie will discuss probiotics- what they are, where/how do we get them, which factors can impact their growth. See Website

Back to Basics logoAlso on the program is Bob and Mary Ann Hartman, co-owners of Back to Basics Natural Foods, a store located in East Greenwich, RI since 1982. Back to Basics offers holistic health solutions to many of today's common challenges.  
See Website

Saturday April 16, 2016  4:00-4:30PM
Timothy Sweet, Join nationally recognized multi-media radio talk show host and award winning producer Patricia Raskin,as she interviews Timothy M. Sweet, Esq. 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 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. See Website

Saturday April 16, 2016  4:30-5:00PM  
Dr. Timothy O'Brien is the owner of Opus Total Health, a unique
clinic dedicated to improving your health naturally. Dr. Timothy O'Brien is an experienced Acupuncturist having worked in the healthcare field in critical care as a Registered Nurse. Dr. O'Brien will discuss holistic modalities at Opus Total Health including  acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and herbal teas, nutritional response testing and consultations, facial rejuvenation, bio-magnetic therapy and massage therapy.  See Website

Saturday April 23 2016  4:00-4:30PM 
Prudence Stoddard, CAPS, UDCP, CKD s the Director of Design at Rhode Island Kitchen and RI Kitchen &  Bath, whose mission is to help clients enjoy the experience of renovating their home's kitchen bathroom or interior spaces. Prudence will discuss how she works with clients to understand their needs and lifestyles - especially to "get ideas flowing" and discover the possibilities. She will also discuss how to make the process as smooth an possible by integrating design and installation to simplify the remodeling process. See Website

Saturday April 23, 2016  4:30-5:00PM 
Brian Beneduce, author of  Scared to Death.... Do It Anyway is one man's inspirational and tumultuous journey told through the thoughts, feelings and secrets of an acute agoraphobic. It not only chronicles four decades of severe panic and anxiety attacks, but it also reveals the healing thought process of self-realization that helped him defeat "The Thing," build a multimillion-dollar
business, and discover a life of true happiness. Brian will discuss 
how he has helped hundreds of businesses and individuals deal with Agoraphobia, anxieties and fears and succeed. See Website

Saturday April 30 2016  4:00- 5:00PM 

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.  See Website

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 program line-up.  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: 

Monday, April 4, 2016 

Elizabeth Joyce, is internationally respected for her gifts as a psychic and energetic healer.  Beginning with the Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton prediction in 1997, Elizabeth is one of the very few psychics world wide that picked up on the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the Japan and Haitian Earthquakes, and the 2001 Twin Towers tragedy in New York City. Thousands of people have witnessed Elizabeth Joyce's incredible psychic powers on TV such as Unsolved Mysteries, Beyond Chance and the Psychic Detectives, as well as CNN News. 

Terry Gaspard, social worker, acclaimed divorce expert and author will discuss her new book, Daughters of Divorce. She will express her insight on childhood divorce and the short term and long term effects it has on your children. Additionally, Gaspard will touch upon how a childhood divorce changes the way you pursue a relationship.

Monday, April 11, 2016  

 Robbie Holtz, is an internationally-respected healer, speaker, and award winning author. She is the co-author of  Aboriginal Secrets of Awakening: A Journey of Healing and Spirituality with a Remote Australian Tribe which explains accelerate and sustainable ways to heal yourself using natural, non-invasive Australian Aboriginal healing secrets which complement any treatment modality and help you thrive in body, mind and spirit.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Bob Arnot, Award winning journalist and former chief medical correspondent for NBC and CBS, who will discuss the health benefits of coffee. Arnot will break down for your audience the most compelling studies on coffee that are making health headlines today such as how coffee can help with depression, longevity and endurance. He will also tell listeners what they need to know to become a coffee connoisseur and reap the most health benefits from their favorite brew.

Marilyn Jenett, author of Feel Free to Prosper - Two Weeks to Unexpected Income with the Simplest Prosperity Laws Available. She will discuss how to overcome your conditioned thinking, habitual words and other aspects of consciousness. With new patterns of thought and speech, you will be able to magnetize prosperity instead of repelling it and acquire a true sense of security.,        

Monday, April 25, 2016

Daryn Kagan, an American broadcast journalist formerly a news anchor for CNN, and founder of, "Show the World What's Possible"- Uplifting and Positive News. Daryn's new book is Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor's Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, and My Dog, Always My Dog. She will discuss how from suddenly finding herself with no job, marriage or children, she picked up the pieces and created a new life of reinventing, a career, finding true love and becoming a                                  mom.

 Dana Cohen MD 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 warning 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.

Patricia's Speaking Engagements

East Greenwich Rotary
April 6, 2016
New England Technical Institute
Patricia will speak to the East Greenwich Rotary on 
7 Steps for Positive Living and Following Your Passion At Any Age

April 13, 2016
 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

East Greenwich Lions 
 April 14, 2016
Jason's Restaurant
Patricia will speak to the East Greenwich Lions Club on 
7 Steps for Positive Living and Following Your Passion At Any Age

 AARP Life Reimagined Workshop
April 20th 
Peacedale Library Wakefield 
Patricia will co-facilitate the AARP  training "Life Reimagined",  which helps people wonder, "What's next?" - create a new chapter,  a whole new phase of life full of tremendous potential.

 It's called Life Reimagined. in the training, Life Reimagined coaches will walk you through the Life Reimagined roadmap. Participants learn how the milestones and experiences of your life to date can serve as the foundation and catalyst of what's next. What's more, you'll benefit from hearing the experiences of others who have ventured into new and meaningful directions as they continue their life journey.

April 21, 2106
New England Institute of Technology Alumni Association

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.

 North Providence Rotary 
 April 26, 2016
 Rhode Island College
Patricia will speak to the North Providence Rotary on 
Stress Management and Burn Out Prevention

Parent Program
APRIL 28, 2016
  Central High School Providence RI

Sponsored by: 
Dorcas International &
 The Providence Schools

How to gain confidence and put Your Best Foot Forward for success!
Look the Part:  How to Make the Best First Impression
Patricia will be Emcee the event and present a talk along with Gaelen Abt, 
the Style Sherpa and Yemi Sekoni, owner of Donahue Models & Talent.
There will be a fashion show featuring professional attire.  Participants learn what to wear to make the best first impression for interviews and business meeting - Featuring fashions from 
The Limited and Perception Jewelry. Models will be Providence Public Schools parents. 
There will be  r
affle prizes, beauty treatments, jewelry, and more.

Patricia's Picks

I have know and worked with Jeff Spenard since I began my radio show on voiceamerica in 2002.  Jeffrey Spenard has over 20 years of broadcast media experience and is currently the owner of World Talk Radio, LLC, home to the VoiceAmerica and World Talk Radio Networks. Jeff is the former President of Modavox's Internet Radio division and also servedon the Board of Directors. Jeff has worked with over a thousand industry professionals to help them establish a foothold within the media community, is a new media pioneer and has become one of the leading minds in the Internet Based Radio.

My pick for this month is Jeff Spenard's new book, Finding Your Frequency, the definitive step-by-step guide to imagining, creating, producing and distributing YOUR unique content and point of view across the audience spectrum. Jeff Spenard delivers the nuts and bolts of finding and mindfully exploiting your own voice for good and profit.  Finding Your Frequency is a must have for new and experienced radio and tv hosts seeking to increase their audience, improve their content and monetize their shows.

Working with Patricia Raskin

Transition Coaching
 Branding Yourself
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

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?
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.

Check out her coaching brochure! Contact

Connect with Patricia
Patricia's Social Media Links
Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn 
Free Mobile Apps and podcasts available to download on

Patricia's SBA Award and news articles 

Patricia's Speech         

Patricia Raskin | PO Box 1439 | East Greenwich | RI | 02818