Monthly Newsletter                                            January 2017
January, the first month of the year, is a good  time for a fresh start with new goals to look forward to. This is a month where we can take some time to think about what accomplishments we want to work toward with a whole year ahead. A new chapter of our lives begins each time a new year comes around. Embrace the possible changes that are to come...
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New Format for 2017
Dear Friends,
I am using a great new format for 2017. This newsletter contains guests and information happening in the first half of the month. My column will always be in the first newsletter of the month.  I will send you the second half of the month newsletter around the 15th. This way, it's shorter, and you get the most current information now!
However, the entire newsletter for the whole month is on my homepage, if you'd like a sneak preview.
Happy New Year!
Positively Speaking
Travel as a New Year's Resolution
There is so much to see and do and dream vacations are touted everywhere, newspapers, enticing ads, videos, books and the travel channels, among many others. But how do you really know that this is the right vacation for you? 

I feel that vacations are not a luxury. To me they provide fuel - a way to reenergize and regroup. When we get busy in our lives, we often miss the good that is right in front of us.

Here are some things to consider when planning your trip in the new year:
Determine exactly why you are going. Is it to relax and destress? Is it to meet new people? Is it to enjoy your family? Is it to see a new place? Is it to visit friends/family? Next, decide what is important to you. Is it good food, fine dinning, outdoor activities, entertainment, quiet time, beautiful scenery, the arts, sports, or a combination of the above?

From your list, choose your non-negotiables, which are the things you must have in order for your trip to bring you what you need and want.  Even if there are some inconveniences and compromises on the trip, choose things to do that will compensate for what you don't like.If you love outdoor activities, do something everyday. If you love fine dinning, find special restaurants to suit your palate. If you love culture and the arts, seek out plays, theaters and museums.

Above all, do your research. Call and ask all of your questions. The answer to just one of your questions could make the difference between a positive and negative experience.
Search for hidden gems  as they are usually not crowded or as harried as their commercial counterparts. Robert Frost the great American Poet wrote, "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."  So look for the "road" that suits you and don't compromise on your values. If you do that when you plan your travels, you will travel the road that makes all the difference for you.
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Upcoming Guests on WPRO
Saturdays 3-5pm ET
Saturday, January 7
3:00-4:0pm  Katherine Scott and Laura Handwerger
Katherine Scott and Laura Handwerger, owners of Scott & Handwerger LLP, specializing in Elder Law and Estate Planning. They discuss navigating through the financial 
aspect of the aging process.  More about Scott & Handwerger 

 They are joined by  Jane E. Korb, M.A., CCM, owner of Geriatric Care Manager, who discusses life transitions for seniors addressing their residential and healthcare needs.  More about Jane Korb

4:00-4:30PM Mary Hassan
 Mary Hassan, owner of Healthier with Mary, and a TLS Coach, helping others use the TLS program to achieve their goals and help them lead a happier, healthier life.  Mary began her journey using th TLS Weight Loss Solution® on in May of 2015. To date, she has lost over 70 pounds and went from a size 20 to a size 10. She will discuss how to lose wekeep it off while enjoying food choice  More about Mary Hassan  
4:30-5:00PM Lynette Robbins & Michael Matook
Lynette Robbins, CEO and Founder of The Knowles Money Systems. Joining her is  Michael Matook, Asset Strategist for Knowles Systems in Rhode Island. They discuss how they assist 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, January 14
3:00-3:30PM Art Francis
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
3:30-4:00PM Joe Baptista
Joe Baptista  is the President of Anchor Financial Mortgage Inc., a company that is dedicated to providing qualified individuals with high quality mortgage programs that are "tailor fit" to their unique situation at the most competitive rates in the nation. For 16 years and counting, the company offers their services in the New England region as well as New York and Florida. Joe will be discussing how Anchor Financial Mortgage Inc. can help homeowners refinance to take advantage of the historic low interest rates currently available as well as reverse mortgages and home purchase mortgage programs. More about Anchor Financial 
4:00-4:30PM 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 time and money, and improve your health. Examples: you are knowledgeable, ambitious, and working hard but find yourself struggling to get ahead or manage a healthy work-life balance; you are a confident professional but now unsure of your next steps; you are too young to retire but feeling burned out; or you are an experienced leader who suddenly finds leadership more challenging than ever. More about Encore Executive Coaching
4:30-5:00PM Mathew Levin
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 winter.  More about Munroe Dairy 
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Monday, January 2
2:00-3:00PMET/11:00-12:00AMPT  Robbie Holz
Rebroadcast from September 12, 2016
Robbie Holz, an internationally respected healer, speaker, and award-winning author. She will discuss her new book, 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 that can help you thrive in the body, mind, and spirit. 
More about Robbie
Monday, January 9
2:00-2:30pm /11:00-11:30AMPT  Georgina Cannon
Georgina Cannon, award-winning author and practicing consulting hypnotist. She will discuss her new book, "The Third Circle Protocol," which teaches readers how to understand the often unspoken or unrecognized contracts we have with each other. And how to write new ones when the current one isn't working. These contracts include the relationship with yourself, lover, kids, siblings, or parents. She will also explain how her book shows how to feel comfortable and flourish in the relationship with self and others.  More about Georgina 
 2:30-3:00PMET/11:30-12:00AMPT  Dr. Raymond Douglas
Dr. Raymond Douglas a board certified oculoplastic surgeon and one of the nation's preeminent experts on autoimmune disorder and associated thyroid-related eye disease.He previously served as the director of the Thyroid Eye Disease Center at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. His expertise in treating thyroid-associated eye diseases and cosmetic and reconstruction surgeries has made him a highly respected and sought after physician.  He will discuss what is behind what seems to be the growing prevalence of autoimmune disease.  More about Dr. Douglas
Monday, January 16
 2:00-3:00PMET/11:30-12:00AMPT  Candy Hooza
Candy Hooza  started connecting with her angels in 1996. In 2011 she was introduced to the Akashic Records while she was being coached. She was so excited to learn how to utilize this powerful energy to make amazing positive shifts happen in her life. She then committed to this journey to serve her clients through the Akashic Records to provide them with infinite healing opportunities that include: receiving guidance on life and business decisions, getting clarity
around relationships, life events, your body, freeing yourself from self-sabotage and damaging patterns, connecting with Source, healing your body from emotional eating, illness, and low vibrations, understanding the lessons in your life and giving you the opportunity to co-create your future, discovering your gifts, talents, and soul’s purpose so you can live life aligned with your truth, and healing trauma wounds so you can move on with your life. More about Candy Hooza
Patricia Speaks
Grow Your Business Using Talk Radio
Veteran and award-winning radio producer and the host of "The Patricia Raskin Show" will reveal how talk radio can help your potential clients and customers "know, like, and trust" you. This workshop will help teach you how to:

  • Get listeners engaged and "sell without selling"
  • Answer questions that work in your favor
  • Use no cost marketing strategies
  • Get listeners to talk action
  • Find support and sponsors
  • Get legs out of your radio time - use it for demos, ads, website segments
  • Appeal to local and/or global audiences
WEBOND Women's Meeting: Grow Your Business Using Talk Radio
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
East Bay Chamber of Commerce
16 Cutler Street #102, Warren, RI

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