May 2021 Newsletter
May gives us a great opportunity to enjoy the fresh air by spending time outside. Gardening, walking through the neighborhood, and eating on a patio are some great ways to embrace the weather. Some days to note are World Laughter Day, May Day, Be a Millionaire Day, and Memorial Day.
Patricia Raskin

Patricia Raskin is a nationally recognized, multi-media talk show and podcast host and coach, award-winning producer and business-owner, speaker, trainer, and author. For almost four decades, Patricia has been a pioneer and trailblazer for positive media messaging and has interviewed over 5000 people in her career.


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 will be a speaker at the 2021 PodFest Masterclass!

Patricia is on a panel with Joy Sutton and Michelle Girasole.

Patricia will be among 100+ expert speakers giving you strategies and tactics FOR FREE on subjects and mini-conferences like launching a podcast from scratch and growing your brand.

Use promo code: RASKIN for free access to the pre-event (usually $99).

Tune in to the new podcast that Patricia co-hosts with Barry Weinhold!
"Finding Hope: The End to Suffering"
In this podcast series, listeners will find support and empowerment to identify, deal with, reduce, and even eliminate suffering in their lives.
Listen to all of the episodes here.

Barry K. Weinhold, Ph.D.
is Professor Emeritus at The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where he founded and directed the M. A. Program in Counseling and Human Development. He is a licensed psychologist and the author or co-author of 75 books. He is the Founder and Co-Director of the Colorado Professional Development Center (CPDC) and the Colorado Institute For Conflict Resolution & Creative Leadership (CICRCL). He serves as Clinical Director of CICRCL.

Tune in to the new podcast I am producing!
The Inner Life of Fitness:
Stories That Inspire You to Ignite Your Inner and Outer Strength

Beginning April 6th noon ET on Facebook and YouTube
Brought to you by Body Soul Inspired Personal Training with owner, Lisa Cournoyer Mongeau, who has helped thousands over three decades to hone their personal fitness journey. Read more about Lisa here.
Patricia Raskin Positive Living Show on in it's 19th year!
The program that helps you find answers to tough questions, turn obstacles into opportunities, and challenges into solutions. 
Monday, May 3 - Variety Channel

Marina Khidekel
Your Time to Thrive

Marina Khidekel is Thrive Global's Head of Content Development. Marina's book, Your Time to Thrive: End Burnout, Increase Well-Being, and Unlock Your Full Potential with the New Science of Microsteps will show listeners how to take back control over their lives, work, and well-being by introducing Microsteps: small, science-backed actions that build sustainable healthy habits. For more on Marina Khidekel & Thrive Global.
Monday, May 10 - Variety Channel
Paula Marshall new
Paula Marshall
Finding the Soul of Big Business

Paula Marshall is the author of Finding the Soul of Big Business and has been the CEO of the Bama Companies since 1984. On the Patricia Raskin Positive Living Show, she will give tips on how to make work fulfilling and productive, as well as discuss her book, Finding the Soul of Big Business. For more on Paula Marshall.
Monday, May 17 - Variety Channel
Lisa Cournoyer Mongeau
The Inner Life of Fitness

Lisa Cournoyer Mongeau is the owner of Body Soul Inspired Personal Training, where she has helped thousands over three decades to hone their personal fitness journey, and is the host of her new podcast: The Inner Life of Fitness: Stories That Inspire You to Ignite Your Inner and Outer Strength. On the Patricia Raskin Positive Living Show, Lisa will share her belief that everyone has inner strength; and our job is to awaken that strength.
Monday, May 24 - Variety Channel
Margaret Wolff
Coming Home

Margaret Wolff is the author of 21 books. Margaret's book, Coming Home: Finding Shelter in the Love and Wisdom of Paramahansa Yogananda, offers 14 modern-day stories of spiritual awakening that reflect what she now sees as “the most creative and transformative experience life can offer—developing an intimate partnership with the invisible God of one’s heart.” For more on Margaret Wolff.
Monday, May 31
Rebroadcast: Ken D. Foster
The Courage to Change Everything

Ken D. Foster is a keynote speaker, business strategist, best-selling author, and the host of “Voices of Courage,” a radio show syndicated in more than 162 countries. His new book “The Courage to Change Everything: Daily Strategies & Essential Wisdom to Awaken Your Inner Genius”, pushes the envelope and challenges you to think differently. Learn more about Ken D Foster here.

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Positively Speaking: Patricia's Perspective

The Power of Our Thoughts

In my book Pathfinding I write, "Psychologists have estimated that the average person has over 62,000 thoughts each day. Most people's thoughts are a hodgepodge of internal concerns about money, sex, work, rent, car payments, meals, TV programming, health care, grocery lists, family issues, child rearing, the economy and traffic. Those 62,000 thoughts usually center around ordinary activities and responsibilities that fill our daily lives.

 Most people don't think about how many thoughts power their day. They don't keep track of the kind of thoughts they have - whether they're positive or negative, fleeting or introspective, directed or unrelated to what they are doing. Most people have no real appreciation for the amount of internal dialogue that hums constantly in their brains. Unfortunately, most of the mental chatter is negative, because most o us grow up in negative environments. Our school, church and family environments are built on negative messages like, "Don't do this" and "Don't do that." Our work environments reinforce that pessimism by hammering negative messages at us like, "Don't rock the boat," and "That will never work here."

 Negative perspectives serve an important function when it comes to seeking clarity and direction. However, when negation takes over as the controlling element in the thinking process and dominates the thinking itself, it becomes divisive and self-defeating. Negative thinkers look for negative outcomes, accept negative outcomes and create negative outcomes.
We can change both our attitudes and our outcomes by our thinking. We draw to us what is contained in our thoughts. A challenge that comes with changing our attitudes is when we can not see what it is we want and believe will happen. We do not have the tangible proof -yet.
This is where patience, faith and trust come in. 

We need to keep seeing those thoughts in our minds knowing they are in the process of happening. Thoughts become things. To quote Jean Houston, Ph.D. scholar, philosopher and one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time, states, "What you appreciate, appreciates."