May 2023 Newsletter
May has arrived! It's officially the last month of spring. May actually has two birth flowers – the Lily-of-the-Valley and the Hawthorn. The Hawthorn flower is a symbol of hope, while the Lily-of-the-Valley represents the return of happiness and sweetness. May's birthstone is also an emerald. It's also said that those born in May, have a great chance to be successful.
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Monday, May 1 - Variety Channel

Meryl Frank
The Answers to Life

Meryl Frank is the former mayor of New Jersey and the president of Makeda Global Network, an international consulting firm that works with thousands of women worldwide. Obama appointed her as a United States Representative and later as an Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. 

Meryl, author of Unearthed, will talk about her journey to find answers to the questions that have defined her life as she searches for her lost family legacy: How do we honor such memories without becoming consumed by them?

Monday, May 8 - Variety Channel
Alan Abbey
Is your Home Secure?

Alan Abbey a lifelong Rhode Islander and University of Rhode Island graduate, previously worked in the IT field for 35 years. Before making the switch, a mold remediation company looking to expand into Rhode Island obtained certification for mold inspections and learned air quality testing. 

Alan will talk about his company, Abbey Environmental Testing Services, and the home services they offer, such as mold inspection and air quality control. and how to safeguard your home.

Monday, May 15 - Variety Channel
Tyler Martin
The Factor of Friction
Tyler Martin is a certified personal trainer and former high school wrestling coach as well as collegiate athlete. His fitness system transformed his life by assisting him and his family in developing lifelong fitness habits that are compatible with hectic schedules. 

Tyler, author of the Friction Factor, will discuss how 20-minute workouts, a simple core meal plan, and the elimination of friction—the inefficient use of time and energy—can help you achieve your fitness goals.

Monday, May 22 - Variety Channel

Jackie Lapin
The Art of Getting Booked

Jackie Lapin is the founder of Conscious Media Relations, a media relations firm that matches authors, speakers, and coaches with over 4000 radio hosts looking for interviews with personal development industry leaders. 

Jackie, will discuss how she has helped people for over 35 years increase their media presence. This includes their exposure in print and electronic media, as well as their participation in conferences and events.

Monday, May 29 - Variety Channel
Special Holiday Rebroadcast
Lynne Twist
Can One Person Make a Difference
Re-Run Broadcast

Lynne Twist, A recognized global visionary is the founder of the Soul and, of Money Institute and author of the best-selling, book "The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life”. Over the past 40 years Lynne has worked with over 100,000 people in 50 countries. 

She will discuss her newest book "Living a Committed Life" which offers profound insights and tools that will give you a sense of excitement and opportunity while navigating these evolutionary times. 

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Positively Speaking: Patricia's Perspective

Honoring Our Pets and Their Unconditional Love
Pets are loved by millions of people and there is a compelling reason for that. They give us unconditional love. Our pets, especially our cats and dogs, love us no matter what mood we are in or how we are feeling. Many times our pets can pick up on our feelings empathically and they can console us and comfort us, and they are always there for us. That is something we often aspire to towards in our personal lives with the people closest to us.
Unconditional love is understanding and accepting the person even with all of their faults and foibles. This is so much easier said than done because we all have our own triggers and sensitivities. If we can look beyond the annoyances and quirks and value the steadiness, goodness, reliability and love we gain from our loved ones, as we do with our pets, we reinforce the bonds of unconditional love.
In Psychology Today Jason N. Linder, PsyD, writes in the article The 3 Reasons we Love Our Pets So Much. “Pets understand us non-verbally. They're in sync with us emotionally and aren't distracted by the words and other complexities or nuances in human relationships… they just love us no matter what's happening. We bond with pets and each other through emotion. Later in the article he writes, “Brene Brown, Sue Johnson, and Les Greenberg, among other emotion and relationship scientists, have made it absolutely clear: humans are much more emotional than we are cognitive, and pets get us and use this to connect deeply with us.”

Mahatma Gandhi said , "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

I did not know the true meaning of our pet’s love until one was recently brought into my life. And now I know. I feel comforted, calm, accepted and it is feels so loving and healing. We need more of this, especially in today’s world.
Here’s to honoring our pets!