Monthly Newsletter                                          March 2017
Second Half 
Dear Patricia, 
An Irish Blessing states “ May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through door”. March brings a month full of good luck and the beginning of Spring. Allow yourself to open up to new opportunities just like the flowers will be blossoming through the snow and “march on” through whatever is thrown your way this month. Happy St. Patricks Day! 

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Positively Speaking

Postive Aging

In my book Pathfinding I write, The whole subject of positive aging has been a passion of mine. In my thirties read a book about the Hunzas, who have one of the longest centenarian success rates. They live at very high altitudes, eat the food they grow off the land, and walk many miles a day. How we can extend our years of life and at the same time maintain our quality of life has always fascinated me.

 Several years ago, I produced “Positive Aging in North Carolina,” a documentary for the North Carolina Division of Aging, which aired on UNC-TV their PBS affiliate.

 One of the people I featured in that documentary was Harley Potter. At that time, he was a 102-year-old golfer who had won gold medals at local, state and national tournaments. His 73- year-old daughter, Leta Duffin drove him to our on-location shoot and rode in the golf cart with him. Harley’s only major impairment was the 25 percent hearing he had left in one ear, so we would direct the questions to that ear. This man was as happy as he could be as long as he had a golf club in his hand. Harley said, “you are never to old to learn to play golf. I started when I was 92, and I never had a lesson.”

 On his golf game, Harley said, “My handicap was 44 when I started, but now it’s down to 37. The last game I played, my score was 100.” I asked Harley his secret to long life. He said, “I don’t worry. Yesterday is gone and there is nothing you can do about it today. I look forward to today and beyond that, I keep going. I watch my health. I’ve never smoked. I eat three meals a day, but never eat too much and I exercise.

I asked Leta what her father taught her. She said, “He taught me not to worry about tomorrow or about the past. Daddy didn’t teach me by telling me. He taught me by living it.” Harley died peacefully  at 106 after being in a nursing home for two years. 

For me, positive aging follows positive living. Quality of life is not dependent upon age. It’s dependent upon how we live each day of our lives. I like to compare aging to fine wine that matures and improves with age. That’s one of my life goals.

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Upcoming Guests on WPRO
Saturdays 3-5pm ET
Saturday, March 18th
3:00-3:45 PM -  Bruce Boguslav
Bruce Boguslav
 Bruce Boguslav,  Executive Director at HSI Trust, a non-profit consumer advocacy agency helping to keep homeowners in their homes, and work through college loan, mortgage and credit card issues.  More about HSI Trust
Saturday, March 25th 
3:00-3:30 PM - Home Healthsmith
  Linda Bohmbach, Co-Founder and Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Home Healthsmith. Home Healthsmith provides mobility and accessibility solutions to help keep consumers safe in their homes.  These solutions help accommodate a client’s needs such as home elevators, vertical platform stairlifts, wheelchair ramps and other accessibility equipment.  She will discuss her upcoming home show, and their Center for Adaptive Living which enables individuals to see how adaptive equipment can look and feel in a home.  More about Home Healthsmith
3:30-4:00 PM - 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

4:00-4:30 PM - SouthCoast Health - Andrew Nowak
 Dr. Andrew Nowak, earned his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Mass. where he also completed a residency in internal medicine. He completed a fellowship in cardiology at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI through the Brown University Combined Program in Cardiovascular Diseases. He will be discussing cardiology and heart health. More about Dr. Nowak

4:30-5:00 PM - 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. She will  discuss her Practical Leadership Workshop in April at the Warwick Center for the Arts.   More about Encore Executive Coaching 
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Monday, March 20
2:00-3:00pm /11:00-11:30AMPT  Dr.John Gray

Dr John Gray, author of Men are from Mars Women are From Venus and Beyond Mars Venus. In the social journey from Neanderthal to now, there have been many great works a depicting who and what we are as men and women, and how we can be better. For millions of readers, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray defined the language barrier that has been a source of gender anguish and humor for centuries. He will discuss On Women and Men: Communication, Physiology, Logic, and Emotion… in the 21st Century.More about John Gray

Monday, March 27 
2:00-3:00pm /11:00-11:30AMPT  Robbie Holz

 Robbie Holz, is 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 which complement any treatment modality and help you thrive in body, mind and spirit. More about Robbie Holz