Patricia Raskin

Patricia Raskin

Patricia Raskin

host of the Patricia Raskin Positive Living radio show, is a nationally recognized, multi-media radio talk show host, award-winning producer, speaker and author.

SBA

Patricia has been awarded the 2015 RI Small Business Administration (SBA) Award in the Home-Based Business category.

Award recipients in Rhode Island are dedicated to the support of the small business community within the state.

In evaluating award winners, some of the criteria that the judges look at included:

  • Staying power - a substantiated history as an established business; An indication of continued growth over the three years.
  • Innovativeness of product or service offered - an illustration of the creativity and imagination of the nominee.
  • Response to adversity - examples of problems faced in the nominee's business and the methods used to solve them.
  • Contributions to community-oriented projects -evidence of the use of his/her personal time and resources.


The Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, May 13 at Alpine Country Club in Cranston. Read more here . . .

The Rhode Island Creative Magazine’s mission is to make Rhode Island’s creative industry, and Providence, its Creative Capital, shine! This truly unique one-of-a-kind publication is an important resource that will create awareness of the outstanding creative talent of Rhode Island, attract and expand business opportunities, create jobs, promote local education, small and large businesses, organizations, designers, artists, printers, writers, students and others who are (and will be) an equally important resource for our economy.

For the May issue, I wanted to discuss a topic that is currently of great interest to most of our state’s businesses, and RICM as well. “Media Communications” has become a key factor in running a successful business today. It is the core of running a successful business. For some of us, it is our business and for others, it is a must-have to survive. In this issue, we have displayed a variety of professions that rely upon a strong media communications practice. We have also featured other uses of media communication from the past and current times of film, video, print and publishing. www.ricreativemag.com

 
I am a student and practitioner of words. Words are critical in my work and I use them carefully. Words have great impact and I have watched words "burn in my brain" long after they have been uttered. Actions do speak louder than words but words are often the gateway to actions.
 
I have been an avid watcher of both the Democratic and Republication convention and was struck by several politicians from both parties who used the entire speech to bash the opposing candidate. Nothing was said about what can be done to move forward and take action by the party.
 
I have never seen this name calling and character bashing this accelerated. This is not about taking sides, this is about the use and abuse of free speech that hurts all of us. The negative energy produced by this rhetoric delivers negativity and darkness.
 
On the other hand, I have also been enlightened by several speeches at the convention that brought me feelings of pride and joy and lifted me up. These conversations centered around unity and working together. Personally, in order for me to feel hopeful, I have to know that there are concrete ways and action steps to move us in a positive direction.
 
We are fortunate to live in a country where we can exert freedom of speech. That is one of the hallmarks of freedom. But when it goes too far and speech becomes a weapon to demean, undermine and destroy, it hurts of all us and dampens our spirit, and that is dangerous. Our spirit is what keeps us alive and thriving.

Dr. John Gray is the best selling relationship author of "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" series. John's newest book is titled, Staying Focused In A Hyper World: Natural Solutions For ADHD, Memory And Brain Performance. John has devoted the past 20 years to researching mental health and its effect on our relationships. He has reviewed thousands of medical studies and traveled the world to find ancient remedies for improving one's mind, mood and focus. Staying Focused In A Hyper World shares these findings and offers practical strategies for increasing focus, clarity, memory, motivation and sustaining positive moods. Staying Focused in a Hyper World

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Mariel Hemingway

Tune in when Patricia interviews Mariel Hemingway, Renaissance woman, who is an iconic Academy Award nominated actor from a celebrated family, prolific author, healthy lifestyle brand entrepreneur, and a tireless mental health awareness and suicide prevention program advocate.  Mariel discusses her book Mariel's Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life. Which  includes seventy-five sensational recipes that can be mastered by anyone, regardless of cooking experience.   She discusses why and how to eat well, disease prevention through food, how to  cook nutritious and delicious meals when life is busy  and how to make fresh, organic food a part of your and your family's way of life—simple and affordable.

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