Monthly Newsletter                                          February 2017

February is the month of love and appreciation, for not only others but ourselves. It is the time to reach out to those that we care for and let them know just how special they are. This month is also a great time to give ourselves some recognition and remember how much potential we have. Remember to push yourself to do your very best and that with love, anything is possible!
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New Format for 2017
Dear Friends,
I am using a great new format for 2017. This newsletter contains guests and information happening in the first half of the month. My column will always be in the first newsletter of the month.  I will send you the second half of the month newsletter around the 15th. This way, it's shorter, and you get the most current information now!
However, the entire newsletter for the whole month is on my homepage, if you'd like a sneak preview.
Happy New Year!
Positively Speaking

Enjoying the Winter Months 

The cold weather is upon us and this becomes an challenge , particularly for those of us who thrive on outdoor warm weather activities.

Here are some suggestions to warm up your heart and and add fun to the cold:

•find a great fireplace and enjoy watching the flames of the fire

•get a cup of hot cocoa of tea, wrap up in a blanket, and call an old friend

•find a new interest or play a game online

•clean out the old to bring in the new…clean out a drawer or closet

•participate in a dance, yoga or exercise video

•send e-mails or handwritten notes to special people in your life

•if weather permits, go to the gym or walk on the beach 

During snowstorms, I have gone outside and cleaned off my car several times as the snow falls. It energizes me and I enjoy watching the snow fall.

This excerpt from Ecclesiastes 3:18 that I included in my book Pathfinding, sums it up.

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven; … A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; …..A time to break down, and a time to build up;  A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance; …A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;  A time to get, and a time to lose;  A time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew….A time to keep silence, and a time to speak…”

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Upcoming Guests on WPRO
Saturdays 3-5pm ET
Saturday, February 4
3:00-3:30pm  Robert Coogan - R.E Coogan Heating Inc
Robert Coogan, owner of R.E Coogan Heating and Plumbing, a local Rhode Island based company.Their services offer a full range of plumbing, heating and cooling for both residential and commercial customers. He will discuss how their technicians are available 24/7 for emergency services such as no heat, no hot water and smoke or dangerous situations, and how they promise to treat all customers with excellent customer service and satisfaction.  More about R.E Coogan Heating Inc

3:30-3:45pm  P.J. Prokop - PPAC
P.J. Prokop,Marketing Director for the Providence Performing Arts Center, also known as PPAC. She will talk about the influence that the Performing Arts Center has had on Providence and the upcoming show Curious Incident.
More about PPAC

3:45-4:00pm Miki Grossi Lombardi 
Miki Lombardi, author of the cookbook "Mangia With Micheline". She will discuss her cookbook that combines classic Italian-American flavors with generations of memories shared around the kitchen table from growing up in Providence's celebrated Italian neighborhoods. 

4:00-4:30pm  Dawn Maslar - Love Biologist 
Dawn Maslar, award-winning author, adjunct biology professor and the go-to authority on the science of love. She is the author of Men Chase-Women Choose and was voted one of the Top 20 Most Followed Dating Experts on twitter. She breaks down her love science into four precisely timed phases including how the brain works when two people first meet, start to date, fall in love and then move on to a more passionate, lifelong love. More about Dawn Maslar
4:30-5:00PM Lynette Robbins & Michael Matook - Knowles Systems
Lynette Robbins, CEO and Founder of The Knowles Money Systems. Joining her is  Michael Matook, Asset Strategist for Knowles Systems in Rhode Island. They discuss how they assist their clients in safer money strategies earning anywhere from 6% - 12% and how these strategies grow portfolios for now and into retirement with a unique and personalized learning system.  More about Knowles Systems

Saturday, February 11
3:00-3:30PM Art Francis - Z-Systems
Art Francis , Sales Development Manager fo r Z-Systems, USA. Z-Systems is the world leader in ceramic and dental implants made in Switzerland. He will discuss the benefits of Zirkolith® ceramic implants, which are clinically documented and internationally certified, merging constant innovation with sound scientific research. More about Z-Systems
3:30-4:00PM  Patricia Schumacher - Home Care Assistance 
Patricia Schumacher, RN, is the owner of Home Care Assistance, a company that provides older adults with quality live-in care in Rhode Island. Patricia has worked extensively in both the Critical Care and Home Health Care fields and has done research for Alzheimer's and other Neurodegenerative disorders. Patricia will discuss how live-in quality care can create a happier and healthier life for older adults while easing their transition into aging and senior care. Joining her will be Joshua Sroka, Esq. He is an elder care attorney who will be speaking about the importance of pre-planning for needs of the senior. 

More About Home Care Assistance

4:00-4:30PM Mary O'Sullivan - Encore Executive & Professional Coaching
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. Examples: you are knowledgeable, ambitious, and working hard but find yourself struggling to get ahead or manage a healthy work-life balance; you are a confident professional but now unsure of your next steps; you are too young to retire but feeling burned out; or you are an experienced leader who suddenly finds leadership more challenging than ever. More about Encore Executive Coaching
4:30-5:00PM Barbara Barry - Barry Basic Computers 
Barbara Barry, Owner of Barry Basic Computer Coaching, a business dedicated to helping individuals overcome their fear of computers. She has 30 years experience in the computer field with a Rhode Island Teacher Certification and 15 years as a primary and secondary educator. She will discuss how she engages, challenges and empowers her clients and offers support for all technical skills. More about Barbara Barry

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Monday, February 6
2:00-2:30PMET/11:30-12:00AMPT  Jeannie Spiro                             
Jeannie Spiro  is a top-notch speaker, sales strategist, and business coach. She teaches coaches, consultants and service-based entrepreneurs how to deliver an engaging signature talk, close sales conversations without feeling pushy and generate consistent revenue. With over 20 years experience working and delivering sales presentations for companies such as Blue Cross and United Healthcare, Jeannie has developed a highly effective and non-salesy approach for selling. She will discuss her five step system to speak your way to more clients

2:30-3:00PMET/11:30-12:00AMPT  Aleya Dao
Aleya Dao is an author, sound healer, energetic practitioner, Doctor of Oriental Medicine  and a Licensed Acupuncturist. She has been an alternative healer for 25 years. She currently serves an international clientele as a spiritual guide and sound healer. She will discuss her debut Book Seven Cups of Consciousness: Change Your Life by Connecting to the Higher Realms about seven concepts that empower and assist individuals in creating the life they desire using the higher realms.

Monday, February 13
2:00-2:30pm /11:00-11:30AMPT  Craig Haas

Dr. Craig Haas is a Management Consultant and Executive Coach at Advantage Performance Group with over 15 years of experience in helping companies select high quality talent and develop leaders. His specialties are talent assessment for enterprise wide talent acquisition, leadership development and organizational survey initiatives. Craig is a talented leadership training facilitator. He also serves as an executive coach to senior and mid-level leaders. He has provided executive assessment and coaching, employee selection, leadership development, and organizational survey services to companies spanning the Fortune 500 to mid-size firms. 

More about Craig Haas


 2:30-3:00PMET/11:30-12:00AMPT  John Douillard 

Dr. John Douillard DC CAP is a globally recognized leader in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda, and sports medicine. He is the creator of, the leading Ayurvedic health and wellness resource on the web with 5 million views on YouTube. is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world, with over 700 articles and videos proving ancient wisdom with modern science. Dr. John is the former Director of Player Development and nutrition expert for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, bestselling author of 7 health books including his newest Eat Wheat, a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz show, and featured in USA Today, LA Times, and dozens of other national publications. 

More about John Douillard

Patricia Presents
Grow Your Business Using Talk Radio
Veteran and award-winning radio producer and the host of "The Patricia Raskin Show" will reveal how talk radio can help your potential clients and customers "know, like, and trust" you. This workshop will help teach you how to:

  • Get listeners engaged and "sell without selling"
  • Answer questions that work in your favor
  • Use no cost marketing strategies
  • Get listeners to talk action
  • Find support and sponsors
  • Get legs out of your radio time - use it for demos, ads, website segments
  • Appeal to local and/or global audiences
Newport Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, February 21st 
Newport Chamber of Commerce
35 Valley Rd, Middletown, RI 02842

The inside job to getting a job - Patricia will share the skills and techniques needed within yourself to find the right job for you. These include 
  • Having clear goals 
  • Positive self- esteem
  • Communicating effectively 
  • Doing your homework
Goodwill Industry of RI - Providence
Thursday, February 16th 
 9:30 - 10:30  am
Goodwill Industry Of Rhode Island
100 Houghton St, Providence, RI 02904
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