January 2023 Newsletter
January is here! January is the start of the New Year. This month is known to be the coldest in the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest in the Southern Hemisphere. A fun fact about January is that it was named for the Roman god Janus, who is known as the protector of gates and doorways symbolizing beginnings and endings. Make sure to set your New Year's resolutions and start the month off right!
Podcast: Live Better Longer

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Tune into the 13 part series on Rhode Island PBS -- "Positive Aging with Patricia Raskin."
Patricia interviews nationally-recognized authors, experts, and celebrities who share the latest in research, and facts to support the healthy, active, and happy lifestyles of older adults.
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With her experience, skill, and passion, Patricia will help you create, develop, produce, and even co-host a winning podcast that will have your listeners coming back for more! Among the 5,000 people Patricia has interviewed in her career, Patricia knows what will make your podcast work. 

Patricia Raskin Positive Living Show on VoiceAmerica.com in its 21st year!
The program that helps you find answers to tough questions, turn obstacles into opportunities and challenges into solutions. 

Monday, January 2
Best of Shows: Rebroadcast
voiceamerica.com - Variety Channel

Dor Skuler
Intuition Robotics: ElliQ

Dor Skuler, who co-founded five companiesis the CEO and co-founder of Intuition Robotics, a company that uses technology as a method to enhance and improve people's lives.

From his passion for using technology, he created ElliQ. It is a device that is simple and easy to use. Through voice commands, on-screen instructions, and proactive suggestions. Dor will discuss how ElliQ helps you set and achieve your health and wellness goals, encourages you to be physically and mentally active and how ElliQ is a sidekick for healthier, happier aging.

Monday, January 9
 voiceamerica.com - Variety Channel
Leslie Farin
50 Plus Today

Leslie Farin is the founder of 50PlusToday, which provides accurate, insightful, and inspiring information for the ever-growing 50+ population and their families. Growing older is a privilege, and Our later years are a great time to figure out and achieve what we want from life without the uncertainty that followed us in our earlier years. Many people decide during this time to make changes in their lives in pursuit of their happiness, health, and overall well-being. 50Plus-Today seeks to answer all the questions you didn’t even know you had about this new phase of your life!

Monday, January 16
 voiceamerica.com - Variety Channel
Lise Pape
Walk With Path
Lise Pape is the Founder of Walk With Path, a multi-award-winning company focused on injury prevention, improved mobility and user-centered design.
With the mission to create inclusive innovations that make a positive impact, Walk with Path creates products to empower people to take charge and move forward. 

Lise says, "My father has Parkinson’s. After seeing him struggle to walk and perform other tasks that many of us take for granted, I set out on a mission to create simple solutions that have a positive impact. It was important to me that they should have positive benefits and no side effects (like drugs). That is why I created Path Finder Laser Shoes for people with Parkinson's, that marked the beginning of Walk With Path."

Monday, January 23
 voiceamerica.com - Variety Channel
Vicki Dobbs
Choosing to Be Happy

Vicki Dobbs is Elder, Teacher, and Entrepreneur, Spiritual Coach, Ordained Minister, and Crafter of Sacred Art and Tools, Vicki perceives life’s journey as an ever-upward spiraling ascension of the human spirit leading her to wisdom, wholeness, and authenticity.
Her goal is to see everyone walk in beauty and balance every day of their lives empowered by the voice of their own authentic truth.
Through Wisdom Evolution and Sacred Wisdom Workshops, Vicki creates opportunities for others to make deep personal changes through experiential classes, ceremonies, sacred art, and story.

Monday, January 30
 voiceamerica.com - Variety Channel
Dr. Sandra Musial
Nutrient and Plant Based Foods

Dr. Sandra Musial is a trained pediatrician who practiced pediatric medicine for 24 years, but has transitioned over to the field of Food as Medicine. She is passionate about teaching adults the importance of food in relation to health, both as it pertains to causing so many of the western diseases our country faces today, but also how getting back to home-cooked whole plant-based meals can fuel the body with the nutrients it needs to heal itself. Dr. Musial started Plant Docs in 2019 where folks can witness improvement in their health in just one month. They also provide private MD Nutrition consultations, plant-based cooking classes, and a nutrition program just for cancer survivors.
Sandra will talk about Plant Docs and the resources that are there for people looking to make sure they are getting all the nutrients they need on a plant-based diet

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Positively Speaking: Patricia's Perspective

Preparing for Winter Wellness
The coldness and early dark evening winter months in Rhode Island and New England can be tough on our bodies and minds. Many people feel down or have “winter blues” during this time. Mood changes often begin and end when the seasons change. For some, the mood changes can affect our thinking and feeling and how we handle of our daily life. If theses changes are more serious when the seasons change, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can develop, a type of depression.
 On the side of prevention, here are some tips and strategies to stay healthy and happy during the winter months:
Move often. Walk, dance, play a sport, do something that rids tension from the body. When you move, serotonin is released in the brain- producing endorphins, the happy chemicals
Laugh more. Laughter suppresses the stress-related hormones in the brain, and activates the immune system. Laughter also stimulates deep breathing as well as strengthens the immune system and massages your internal organs.
Breathe for Vitality. The oxygen that the breath brings to your lungs is your life force. When you are aware of your breathing, you are focusing your mind. Breathing deeply and fully with great focus can energize and invigorate you. 
Eat food that nourishes your body. This enhances your energy. Also be mindful by focusing on the eating experiences, sensations and your heightened awareness.
Sleep. Getting enough sleep is essential for helping a person maintain optimal health and well-being. When it comes to health, sleep is as vital as regular exercise and eating a balanced diet.
Be out in nature. Exposure to nature makes you feel better emotionally and contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.
Pamper yourself. A massage, or facial can restore and rejuvenate you. Pampering can also be luxuriating in the simple beauty of your environment. These include hot baths, long walks in nature, reading a good book, watching a feel-good movie, creating a healthy gourmet meal of any choice that “fills your cup,” so you can share what’s “in your glass.”
Share with friends. Cultivate strong networks which has been shown to help you live longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives
Count all your blessings. Assess what is working in your life on a daily basis.
Seek peace of mind. Peace of mind translates into good health
because so much of our disease is caused by stress and burnout.