January 2022 Newsletter
January is a month of celebration and reflection. It is a time where we leave behind the past year and look towards the future. As we say goodbye to 2021, we think about how lucky we are to be here and present only positive hopes for what 2022 will bring.

CREATE and develop your own podcast!

IMPROVE the one you have!

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 3rd
voiceamerica.com - Variety Channel

Kevin McCarney
Big Brain, Little Brain

Kevin McCarney is an author and sought-out speaker and mentor. He is a successful entrepreneur who has spent several decades managing customer relations. He will discuss his book Big Brain, Little Brian and how each moment of communication offers an opportunity to make a positive impact and secure your legacy.

Monday, January 10th
voiceamerica.com - Variety Channel

Stefania Patinella & Hilary McClafferty
The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook

Chef Stefania Patinella has seventeen years of experience teaching nutrition and healthy cooking. Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP, is board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and integrative medicine. In their new cookbook, The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook, Stefania and Hilary describe easy-to-use, medically accurate, and child-specific guidance for anti-inflammatory eating.

Monday, January 17th
 voiceamerica.com - Variety Channel
Bob Miller
CMIT Solutions

Bob Miller is the Executive Vice President of CMIT solutions of Rhode Island. CMIT specializes in IT solutions that monitors computers and systems 24/7/365. Bob will discuss how to provide responsive, professional support for the entire technology infrastructure to ensure an efficient, safe, and reliable computing environment.

Monday, January 24th
 voiceamerica.com - Variety Channel
Ashley Elliott
The Demon In Disguise

Ashley Elliott is an author and advocate for victims of kidnapping, PTSD, and anxiety. She has devoted more than a decade to her quest for justice after her father's murder and mothers kidnapping. Ashely will discuss her book The Demon In Disguise and her fight to get investigators, prosecutors and family member to take suspicions seriously.

Monday, January 31st
 voiceamerica.com - Variety Channel
Dr. Susan Campbell
From Triggered To Tranquil

Susan Campbell, PhD, is the author of eleven books on relationships and conflict resolution. She will discuss her latest book From Triggered To Tranquil: How Self Compassion and Mindful Presence Can Transform Relationship Conflicts and Heal Childhood Wounds, and how to navigate all types of interpersonal relationships revolving around her five steps to "trigger mastery."

Mondays 2:00 PMET - 3:00 PMET

Saturdays 3:00 PMET - 4:00 PMET

Use the APP:
Voice America Talk Radio, The Variety Channel

Mondays 2:00 PMET - 3:00 PMET
Call in LIVE Toll-Free:

Positively Speaking: Patricia's Perspective

The Power of Self-Awareness and Self-Care
During Uncertainty
We are starting the New Year of 2022 with an acceleration of COVID, specifically the Omicron variant. Many of us thought we would be farther along in our progress to combat this virus, especially with vaccines and boosters available to most.

Self-care especially during this time of uncertainty can help us feel connected, safe and hopeful. Exercise is essential especially as it releases serotonin in the brain, the positive endorphins which give a us natural high, an emotional boost and energy for both our body and brain. Maintaining a healthy diet is a also crucial component to keeping your energy levels high, improving brain function, and warding off diseases. Sleep is another key factor in health and wellness. It allows your body and mind to recharge, helps the body remain healthy and helps the brain to function properly. Deep breathing is  another component in wellness, relaxation and stress relief .It has  been scientifically proven to affect the heart, the brain, digestion and  the immune system. Prayer helps us stay connected and safe. Physician and researcher Larry Dossey, M. D., in his book "Prayer is Good Medicine," discusses how praying for oneself and others can have a scientifically measurable healing effect on illness and trauma.

In the article 7 Elements of a Truly Healthy Life in thriveglobal.com, author Marwan Jarmal lists the components of health which extend beyond the physical side. They are Physical health, mental health. family health. financial health. vocational health, social health and spiritual health.

As we start the New Year, let us all reflect on all aspects of our health, what we have and what we really desire for 2022. All material desires can be traced back to the essence of what we really want. Those core elements include. safety, connection, hope, freedom, creativity, recognition, self-reliance, and love.

Happy New Year family, friends and colleagues!