Monthly Newsletter                                        March 2017
Dear Patricia, 
An Irish Blessing states “ May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through door”. March brings a month full of good luck and the beginning of Spring. Allow yourself to open up to new opportunities just like the flowers will be blossoming through the snow and “march on” through whatever is thrown your way this month. Happy St. Patricks Day! 

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Positively Speaking

Positive Aging

In my book Pathfinding I write, The whole subject of positive aging has been a passion of mine. In my thirties read a book about the Hunzas, who have one of the longest centenarian success rates. They live at very high altitudes, eat the food they grow off the land, and walk many miles a day. How we can extend our years of life and at the same time maintain our quality of life has always fascinated me.

 Several years ago, I produced “Positive Aging in North Carolina,” a documentary for the North Carolina Division of Aging, which aired on UNC-TV their PBS affiliate.

 One of the people I featured in that documentary was Harley Potter. At that time, he was a 102-year-old golfer who had won gold medals at local, state and national tournaments. His 73- year-old daughter, Leta Duffin drove him to our on-location shoot and rode in the golf cart with him. Harley’s only major impairment was the 25 percent hearing he had left in one ear, so we would direct the questions to that ear. This man was as happy as he could be as long as he had a golf club in his hand. Harley said, “you are never to old to learn to play golf. I started when I was 92, and I never had a lesson.”

 On his golf game, Harley said, “My handicap was 44 when I started, but now it’s down to 37. The last game I played, my score was 100.” I asked Harley his secret to long life. He said, “I don’t worry. Yesterday is gone and there is nothing you can do about it today. I look forward to today and beyond that, I keep going. I watch my health. I’ve never smoked. I eat three meals a day, but never eat too much and I exercise.

I asked Leta what her father taught her. She said, “He taught me not to worry about tomorrow or about the past. Daddy didn’t teach me by telling me. He taught me by living it.” Harley died peacefully  at 106 after being in a nursing home for two years. 

For me, positive aging follows positive living. Quality of life is not dependent upon age. It’s dependent upon how we live each day of our lives. I like to compare aging to fine wine that matures and improves with age. That’s one of my life goals.

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Upcoming Guests on WPRO
Saturdays 3-5pm ET
Saturday, March 4th
3:00-4:00PM Paula Marshall 
Paula MarshallCEO of Bama Companies, an international innovator of bakery products and author of five books including  Sweet as Pie,Tough As Nails, Finding the Soul of Big Business and The Executive Entrepreneur.The Bama Pie Company's story began in 1927 in the kitchen of Cornillia Alabama "Bama" Marshall, Paula Marshall's grandmother. She will give tips on how  to make work fulfilling and productiveMore about Paula Marshall  

4:00-4:30PM 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

4:30-5:00PM Lori Giuttari
Lori Giuttari, President and Founder of LG Coaching & Consulting. She is a Certified Master Coach; and for almost 30 years, Lori has guided organizations and individuals through the challenges of constant change in an increasingly complex world. She has redefined Fortune 500 teams, realigned hundreds of small businesses, and partnered with individuals to obtain their life goals. Lori has coached c-level executives and team leaders to secure engagement and courageously communicate to employees and customers alike. She will discuss negotiating challenges and solutions to create an environment of strong engagement and happy customers. More about Lori Giuttari

Saturday, March 11th 
3:00-3:30PM Art Francis - Z-Systems 
Art Francis , Sales Development Manager for 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 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

4:00-4:30PM Adam Roth
Adam David Roth, Ph.D., Interim Director and Associate Professor of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island. Joining him will be Justin wyatt, Professor mentoring program coordinator and Jakob Frenette student, in mentoring program. They will discuss the mentoring program they have developed that pairs students with professionals from across the country and the great impact on the State in training students for positions that can help RI move into a digital future.  More about Harrington School 
4:30-5:00PM  Cruise Planners 
Don Fuchs Jr. CTC, ACC and Steve Haunschild ACC, owners of Smooth Sailings Cruise Planners. They have been in the travel industry for 35 years, and handle all kinds of travel. They help plan and book anything from ocean and river cruises to land vacations to romance travel, including vow renewals, destination weddings and honeymoons.  They also specialize in adventure travel such as African safaris and cruises to the Arctic. They will discuss the services they offer to help provide you with an unforgettable vacation on land or at sea   More about Smooth Sailings
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Monday, March 6
2:00-2:30pm /11:00-11:30AMPT  Rev. Gail Hicks 

Reverend Gail Hicks is a naturally gifted person who discovered her spirituality at an early age.  She is gifted with natural abilities in Psychic Mediumship, including and will discuss her work and gifts of Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, and Clairsentience (clear seeing, hearing and sensing) and work as a healer with laying of hands, sounds and toning. She will take your calls during the interview where she can communicate with loved ones on the other side and works with animals.

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Monday, March 13
2:00-3:00pm /11:00-11:30AMPT  Barbara Biziou

Barbara Biziou, author of the The Joy of Ritual and The Joy of Family Rituals,one of the great masters of the ritual process. She has empowered tens of thousands of people from all walks of life through her Joy of Ritual Books, TV and speaking engagements, consulting, customized life rituals and group intensives. She will share with listeners how to use rituals to enrich their lives. 

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Patricia Presents
AARP - Life Reimagined 
Patricia will co-facilitate the AARP  training "Life Reimagined",  which helps people wonder, "What's next?" - create a new chapter,  a whole new phase of life full of tremendous potential.

 It's called Life Reimagined. in the training, Life Reimagined coaches will walk you through the Life Reimagined roadmap. Participants learn how the milestones and experiences of your life to date can serve as the foundation and catalyst of what's next. What's more, you'll benefit from hearing the experiences of others who have ventured into new and meaningful directions as they continue their life journey.

                                              AARP TRAINING
                                          Warwick Public Library    
Wednesday, March 1st 
Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI 02889

Baby Boomers in Transition

Were you born between 1946 and 1964? Are you a recent empty nester, newcomer to the area, single again, changing jobs or careers, transitioning to retirement, facing a health challenge or financial change?  
Do you want to create something new in your life that excites and moves you? Are you not sure what that is or how to find it? Are you ready for the next positive step?

             In this workshop, you will:             
*Identify your strengths 
*Explore new options  
*Create an initial plan to help you move from transition to position

Thursday, March 9th 
 1:00pm -3:00 pm
Center for Women & Enterprise
132 George M Cohan Blvd, Providence, RI  
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