Monthly Newsletter
June 2016
Monthly Musings


June is the beginning of summer and the heat will be welcomed, especially for those of us in New England.  
Wikipedia says, "June is known for the large number of marriages that occur over the course of the month. According to one etymology, June is named after Juno (Hera). Juno was the goddess of marriage and a married couple's household, so some consider it good luck to be married in this month."  Whatever your relationship status is, enjoy June, the beginning of summer, watch the sun, but have fun!

In This Issue
Positively Speaking

The Power of Kindness 

There are many stories, articles, and books written about good deeds, kindness, and connection with others.
I have been blessed with many kind friends with whom I can share and enjoy my life with. I recently had a friend over for dinner and noted how attentive she was to what I was saying. She stayed with my explanations and visibly showed her care and love. As she was leaving I thanked her more than once for her kindness, being there for me, listening, caring, and truly sharing in my joy.
This kind of connection with others is so important and something most of us need and want in our lives. When we get derailed somewhere in our relationships, it's through our miscommunications, silence, not expressing our needs and feelings, not reaching out, and our fear of getting to close. Kindness and positive connection is both a gift and needed for sustenance. When we seek rich, full, and kind relationships, we are setting that example out in the world.

In a story in my book Pathfinding, told by my late father, he recognized kindness  from a stranger which stayed in his memory throughout his life:
"In the mid-30's when I was in college, jobs were hard to find. One summer I was lucky to get a Saturday morning job from 6:00 a.m. to noon unloading banana boats in Boston. My first assignment involved carrying what they called 'a stalk of bananas' from the hold of the ship up vertical steps to the processing area offshore.
The stalks were trimmed into bands for the bananas to be packaged for shipping. The weight of each stalk varied from forty to eighty pounds. They hung from the ceiling of the ship's hold in rows. Each of us would wear a rubber shoulder apron and stand beneath the next stalk. The man standing there would cut the string holding the stalk and it would drop onto your shoulder. Then burdened with the heavy stalk, you'd walk up the stairs to the processing areas.
It was backbreaking work. But I'll never forget the time it was my luck, or misfortune, to stand under an oversized stalk. I had difficulty carrying that load up the steps. I didn't think I would make it. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a hand took me by the seat of my pants and pushed me up the ladder until I could gain my balance and carry the load to the processing room. When I turned around to see who had given me that wonderful helpful hand, I looked directly into the face of a huge African-American man. At the time he had pushed me up the ladder, he was carrying his own load. I'll never forget the kind look on his face. It taught me to appreciate kindness wherever and from whomever I find it."

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Patricia's guests on WPRO Saturdays  4-5PM ET
Sat urday June 4, 2016 4:00-4:30 PM  
Stephanie Osborn,  Founder and President of Bliss More, Stress Less. A former corporate IT executive for many years, she created her company for over-achieving women who are exhausted t rying to meet the needs of their family and the demands of their career while staying sane and healthy. Stephanie will discuss how three daily habits can transform your life and how women can create more energy and bliss in their lives.  More about Bliss More, Stress Less

Saturday June 4, 2016 4:30-5:00 PM  
Timothy O'Brien, RN, D.Ac., is the owner of Opus Total Health, a unique 
clinic dedicated to improving your health naturally. Dr. Timothy O'Brien is an experienced Acupuncturist having worked in the healthcare field in c ritical care as a Registere d Nurse. Dr. O'Brien will discuss holistic modalities at Opus Total Health including: acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and herbal teas, nutritional response testing and consultations, facial rejuvenation, bio-magnetic therapy, and massage therapy.  More about Dr. Tim and Opus Total Health

S at u rday June 11, 2016 4:00-4:3 0 PM 

Brian Beneduce, Author of Scared to Death.... Do It Anyway  is one man's inspirational and tumultuous journey told through the thoughts, feelings, and secrets of an acute agoraphobic. It not only chronicles four decades of severe panic and anxiety attacks, but it also reveals the healing thought process of self-realization. This helped him defeat "The Thing," build a multimillion-dollar b
usiness, and discover a life of true happiness. Brian will discuss how he has helped hundreds of businesses and individuals succeed while dealing with Agoraphobia, anxieties, and fears. 

Saturday June 11, 2016 4:30-5:00 PM  
Bruneau Antiques  are purveyors of fine art and antiques worldwide, implementing state of the art technology, and reaching millions of potential customers around the globe. Whether your settling an estate, selling your collection, or one special item, Bruneau and Co. are the trusted auctioneers for all your estate needs. Bruneau's regularly works with attorneys, appraisers, and estate professionals which bring interesting leads for acquisitions of unique investment quality fine arts for upcoming auctions or sales. Traveling hundreds of miles per week servicing our clients guarantees fresh and interesting selections for our ever changing sales inventory.  More about Bruneau Antiques

Saturday June 18, 2016 4:00-4:30 PM 
Timothy Sweet, Esq.
owner of Law Office of Timothy M. Sweet, L
LC in Providence which focuses on divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, and adoption. A graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law, Timothy served a Litigation Associate for the Moyer Law Office in Warwick, R.I. before opening his own practice. Mr. Sweet will discuss how divorce effects the children, maintaining financial health, distribution of assets and assignm
ent of debt and how to focus on the future with divorce being an opportunity for a new life.  More about Timothy M. Sweet, Esq.

Saturday June 18, 2016 4:30-5:00 PM 
John Perrotti, Jr. is the brain child behind Power Chair Recyclers of New England. The company  
started in 2013 as a social and sustainability venture to divert medical equipment from the landfill, refurbish them, and provide them at a considerable discount to those individuals that need them. What  initially began as a recovery operation of wheelchairs has turned into a sustainability venture that rescues all types of viable medical equipment. He will discuss their mission to divert landfill waste, to provide equipment to those who t
ruly   need it, and to provide an amazing service to those in search of equipment or those who are making a donation.  More about Power Chair Recyclers

Saturday June 25, 2016 4:00-5:00 PM  
Brenda Jenkins,
Senior Program Administrator/ HIT Consultant at Healthcentric Advisors of Rhode Island. Healthcentric Advisors uses innovative and practical solutions to assist providers in improving the quality, value, and safety of the care they provide. 
Healthcentric Advisors serves as the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contractor. Brenda will discuss the Improving Diabetes Care program for residents of Rhode Island.

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Monday June 6, 2016 
Gabrielle Doucet, 
a registered nurse and mother of a son who committed suicide, is the author of  Let GO and Let LOV E: Survivors of Suicide Loss Healing Handbook, which outlines the physica l and em oti onal hea ling process survivors of suicide loss go through and provides seven specific tools t hat c an be use d toward their recovery.  Gabrielle shares the steps and too ls that will help survivors regain their balance after a blindsiding tragedy and assist them to find ha ppiness again. More about Gabrielle Doucet

Monday June 13, 2016 2:00-2:30PMET/11:00-11:30AMPT 
Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D. is a popular lecture circuit neuroscientist and NYU professor. She discusses her groundbreaking book, Healthy Brain, Happy Life which  dissects parts of the brain tha t help unlock keys to neuroplasticity and offer brain-based solutions that spark change in our lives. Dr. Suzuki will also share her own very personal journey back to health. More about Wendy Suzuki

Monday June 13, 2016 2:30-3:00PMET/11:30-12:00AMPT
Cathy Drew  has been an intuitive guide, life coach, and multi-media keynote speaker for the past forty-five years. She is the author of the free-to-all ebook,  For the Love of Water.  This exquisite photography-rich book invites us to slow down and sensually savor the rapturous beauty and exquisite perfection of life. Cathy will discuss the profound value of falling more deeply and intensely in love with ourselves - not later, after we've mastered another 5, 10, or 20 steps to getting, giving or becoming more - right now, just as we are. and
Monday June 20, 2016  2:00-2:30PMET/11:00-11:30 AMPT
Wesley Cullen Davidson a popular blogger on gay rights i ssues and mother of a gay  son and  Dr. Jonathan L. Tobkes ,   a gay New York City-based psychiatri st,  provide a road map 
in their new book  When Your Child is Gay: What You Need To Know   so that families can better navigate this r ock y emotional terrain . The combination of real-life stories of relationsh ips of gay childre and  their parents, Davidson and  Tokes will offer advice on how to accept your gay child and handle emotions when your child comes out.  More about the book  

Monday June 20, 2016 2:30-3:00PMET/11:30-12:00AMPT
Sarah Centrella author of Hustle Believe Receive, and the internationally popular blog Thoughts.Stories.Life., proves that anyone, no matter where they start from, can change their life, achieve success, and live their dream. As a single mother living on food stamps, Sarah was able to live her dream by completely changing her life of poverty in just eighteen months. Hustle Believe Receive contains true tales of how real people are living the impossible. This book answers the question of "How did they do that?" and, more importantly, how you can too. More about Sarah

Monday June 27, 2016 2:00-2:30PMET/11:00-11:30AMPT
Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Since 2002, she has been counseling children, teens, and adults. Amy's bestselling book,13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
, is being translated into more than 20 languages. Her message resonates with people from athletes to entrepreneurs to parents and to people battling depression. Developing mental strength isn't about acting tough or ignoring your feelings - it's about learning how to regulate your thoughts, manage your emotions, and behave productively despite your circumstances.  More about Amy

Monday June 27, 2016 2:30-3:00PMET/11:00-11:30AMPT 
Dr. Deanna Brann, PhD, award-winning clinical psychotherapist, in-law expert and author of Reluctantly Related Revisited: Breaking Free of the Mother-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law Conflicts. Her book discusses how to rethink how you want to "be" with your family, particularly your in-laws and try something new to create a win-win situation for everyone. As both a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, her own personal experiences led her to research the subject.  More about Deanna
Patricia's Speaking Engagements

2016 AWE Conference 
ALL IN-   Strive. Challenge. Rethink. Commit
June 2, 7:30AM -5:00PM
Crowne Plaza, Providence-Warwick
801 Greenwich Avenue
Warwick RI, 02886

Patricia will lead a roundtable discussion on 
How to Be All In: Being Authentic, Powerful and Passionate At the Same Time


North Providence Rotary Club
June 14,  2016 

Patricia will give a presentation on stress management and burn-out prevention
                        RI Trucking Association
660 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket RI
June 21, 2016

Patricia will present a keynote talk to the Rhode Island Trucking Association whose mission is to  enhance the motor carrier industry's image, efficiency, and productivity through promoting highway safety, providing valuable information and educational programs,  and ensure that our voices are heard in legislative matters.

Patricia will lead the group through various case studies of very successful and nationally known CEOs she has interviewed, each of whom wrote books about their own experiences and thoughts on leadership.  She will then facilitate a discussion on how their experiences may have a positive influence their own thinking and interactions.  

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Help me support Carmine DeLuca for the Rhode Island Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's  Man of the Year. This is what Carmine has to say, 
"For those who I might not have told, n
ot have told, I'm running this campaign in honor of my friend Nancy Carrott's son Andrew who at the age of 43 lost his battle with blood cancer. It was just days before Christmas 2015 that Andrew passed. He was an avid Yankee fan, enjoyed mountain biking and snow-boarding, engaged to be married and earned a masters degree in Nursing. So please remember Andrew or someone you know personally who might be going thru this now. Donations make it possible to improve research and find new treatments to fight these  horrible Blood Cancers. 
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