Monthly Newsletter
December 2016
Monthly Musings


December is a month of preparation for the upcoming holiday's. It is a special time because it is the last month before we begin a journey into a new year. It is a time to spend with loved ones and appreciate all of the great things that 2016 has brought to us. Whether that be our health, new friendships, a promotion in your career, or anything of that nature, December is a period of reflection and goal-setting for the coming year. Have a happy holiday season and get ready for a wonderful new year. 
In This Issue
Positively Speaking
Actions Speak Louder Than Words 
There's a saying that goes, "Be careful what you ask for, because you might get it."  We all have goals and dreams and some of us spend a good deal of time focusing on them. So what happens when we actually get that job opportunity we wanted, our dream relationship, the house we visualized, the trip we waited for or in this case, our President? 
Now we have to deal with what we got. I think this pertains to our recent election. Our President-elect and supporters won the election. Now we all have to deal with the change that is ahead. For some it is scary because they do not trust the outcome and for others it is exciting, because they do trust the outcome. 
That brings me to the subject of risk and faith. Anything new involves risk  and in some way blind faith because we don't know the outcome. We are learning as we experience the new path we are on. That involves working with and through the changes we must face, learning new ways of thinking and acting, and having faith in the right result even though our beliefs are being tested.
This quote by Peter Drucker gives me hope in our system. "Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes." 

Patricia Guest Hosting the John DePetro Show-
After Holiday W eek    

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                     The John DePetro Show 
During the Week of December 26th
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Tu ne in with guests who are making a positive difference in Rhode Island...
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Patricia's December  Guests  on WPRO Saturdays  3:00-5:00PM ET
Saturday December 3, 2016 3:00-4:00PM  
Dr. Maria Mileno is an infectious disease specialist in Providence, Rhode Island and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. She is one of the 24 doctors at Miriam Hospital and one of 15 at Rhode Island Hospital who specialize in infectious disease. She will discuss the University Medicine Travel Clinic at the Miriam Hospital and how they provide up-to-date medical advice and needed vaccines before your travel plans take off. More about University Medicine
Saturday December 3, 2016 4:00-4:30PM 
  Mathew Levin  is  the Chief Operating Officer for A.B. Munroe Dairy, a 13 5 year old family-run milk and grocery delivery service. They serve 12,000 homes, day cares and offices five days a week in RI, MA & CT. Mat 
will share stories of Munroe Dairy and feature some seasonal recipes and serving ideas for the fall. He will be joined by Jarvis Green, owner of Oceans 97, distributor of delicious, wild-caught gulf shrimp. He is a two time Superbowl Champion with the New England Patriots.  More about Munroe Dairy  More about Oceans 97
  More about Munroe Dair
Saturday December 3, 2016 4:30-5:00PM  
 Lynette Robbins,  CEO and Founder of  "The Knowles Money Systems". Joining her is  Micha el Matook , Asset Strategist for
 Knowles Systems in Rhode Island. They discuss how they a ssist their clients in safer money strategies earning anywhere from 6% - 12% and how these strategies grow portfolios for now and into retirement with a unique and personalized learning system.  
Saturday December 10, 2016 3:00-4:00PM
Katherine Scott and Laura Handwerger and Katherine Scott,  owners of Scott &  Handwerger  LLP, specializing in Eld er Law and Estate Planning.  They discuss navigating through the financial aspect of the aging process. More about Scott & Handwerger 

Saturday December 10 2016 4:00-4:30PM
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.  
  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. More about Otrando, Porcaro & Associates 
Saturday December 10, 2016 4:30-5:00PM  
 Lynette Robbins,  CEO and Founder of  "The Knowles Money Systems". Joining her is  Micha el Matook , Asset Strategist for
 Knowles Systems in Rhode Island. They discuss how they a ssist their clients in safer money strategies earning anywhere from 6% - 12% and how these strategies grow portfolios for now and into retirement with a unique and personalized learning system. 
Saturday December 17, 2016 3:00-4:00PM   
Bruce Boguslav
Br uce Boguslav, Executive Director at HSI Trust, a non-profit consumer advocacy agency helping to kee p ho meowners in their homes, and work through college loan, mortgage and credit card issues.  More about HSI Trust

Michael Longo founder of Concord River Properties, which has de veloped programs in foreclosure prevention, rent to own and new construction  that  have helped homeowners overcome obstacles and find new opportunities in real estate. More about Concord River Properties
Saturday December 17, 2016 4:00-4:30PM

Art Francis , Sales Development Manager fo r Z-Systems, USA. Z-Systems is the world leader in ceramic and dental implants made in Switzerland. He will discuss the benefits of Zirkolith┬« ceramic implants, which are clinically documented and internationally certified, merging constant innovation with sound scientific research. More about Z-Systems
Saturday December 17, 2016 4:30-5:00PM  
 Lynette Robbins,  CEO and Founder of  "The Knowles Money Systems". Joining her is  Micha el Matook , Asset Strategist for
 Knowles Systems in Rhode Island. They discuss how they a ssist their clients in safer money strategies earning anywhere from 6% - 12% and how these strategies grow portfolios for now and into retirement with a unique and personalized learning system.
Saturday December 24, 2016

Saturday December 31, 2016 3:00-4:00PM

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 fu lfilling and productive. More about Paula Marshall
Saturday December 31, 2016 4:00-5:00PM  
  Devra Ann Jacobs  is a successful literary agent, owner of Dancing Word Group Agency, LLC, since 2008, representing both mainstream and higher consciousness authors.   Devra has been a  professional Intuitive Reader for over 30 years. She has a unique connection with Arch Angel Michael since the age of 6, and he provides a multidimensional view of what is happening in someone's life and in the world. Devra is affiliated with She will give predictions for 2017 through Archangel Michael. More about Dancing Word Group
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Monday December 5, 2016
Derek W. Black is a Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law and the author of "Ending Zero Tolerance: The Crisis of Absolute School Discipline."  He will discuss how the common practice of removing kids from school is counterproductive not only to their own academic, psychological, and career outcomes, but also to their peers' educational outcomes. He will also talk about the solutions that his book provides for this issue.  More about Derek Black
Monday December 5, 2016 2:30-3:00PMET/11:00-12:00AMPT 
Ryan O'Reilly is a  professional speaker, executive coach, and the author of "Shifting Gears." Shifting Gears is a book that explains how to harness your drive to reach your potential and accelerate success. He will discuss how individuals can take control of their lives to reach their full potential whether in the workplace, on the track, changing careers and in our personal lives. More about Ryan O'Reilly
Monday December 12, 2016 
Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D., Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been treating clients for more than 35 years. He is the author of "The Stress Solution", a book about the epidemic of stress and how it hurts so many of us in so many ways. He will share simple, realistic, powerful techniques for using empathy and cognitive behavioral therapy to perceive situations accurately, correct distorted thinking, and trigger our own neurochemistry to produce calm, focused energy. More about Arthur

Monday December 12, 2016 
2:30-3:00 PMET/11:30-12:00AMPT
Vicki Tidwell Palmer, author of Moving Beyond Betrayal: The 5-Step Boundary Solution for Partners of Sex Addicts, blogger, workshop presenter, and psychotherapist in private practice. She will discuss the 5-step Boundary Solution that she provides in order to help partners affected by addictive behavior that addresses, in detail, how to identify, create, and maintain healthy boundaries as a vital component of self-care
and an indispensable tool for growth and healing. More about Vicki

Monday December 19, 2016  2:00-2:30PMET/11:00-11:30AMPT

Chad Cooper is a coach leading a life of example, retired at 35 years old, he coaches and mentors across several fields in order to inspire others to grasp their dreams and execute with passion. He will discuss his book, "Time Isn't The Problem, You Are," and how it's for anyone who feels stuck in their life and wants to change but doesn't know where to begin. In his book, he also explores the reasons that readers feel unsuccessful in their lives, as well as gives solutions to these issues. It is a step-by-step guide to living a life that is fulfilling. 
Monday December 19, 2016  2:30-3:00PMET/11:00-11:30AMPT

Deby Eisenberg, a local Chicago author known for her moving, book club-favorite fiction debut, "Pictures of the Past", presents a riveting story revolving around Paige, a girl orphaned by a random act of gang violence, her two unlikely saviors, and her discovery of secret tragedies and startling truths at the core of her identity.  More about Deby Eisenberg
Monday December 26, 2016 2:00-3:00PMET/11:30-12:00AMPT 
  Rebroadcast from August 1, 2016
 Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. Six of her   ten published books have been New York Times bestsellers. She is the author of T ears to Triu mph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment which she offers a spiritual perspective on the epidemic of depression that has engulfed our society.  More about Tears to Triumph More about Marianne

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