Monthly Newsletter                                        May 2017
Dear Patricia, 
May is the start of fresh flowers, blue skies and warmer weather. After the cold winter this month is much needed for everyone to enjoy the wonderful outdoors. Forget any problems or stress you may have been dealing with during the past months  and use this month as a time to start fresh. Remember, April showers bring may flowers!

Happy May 
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Positively Speaking

What Pain Teaches Us

Physical pain is acceptable in our society. We all have experienced physical pain and we hear it talked about in social circles and in groups.  Emotional pain is not as acceptable or discussed openly in the same way as physical pain. The wounds are just as deep and can be just as acute. 

Mary Rockwood Lane, R. N., Ph.D. is co-author of Spirit Body Healing: Using Your Minds Eye To Unlock The Medicine Within,, which is the first book on spiritual healing to come from a research study in a major university health-care center. On my radio show, I asked her how individuals were able to work through the pain in doing the exercises. Dr. Lane said, “They would face and embody the pain. When you walk into that dark place it’s like a space that is within you that actually lives  there.  I use guided imagery techniques in the book that allow you to go deeper into that place and and at the same time experience it in a very safe and protected way.  Using your breath and  imagery techniques, you are able to work in that place and move from there.” 

 When I was going through this process, I wrote the following dialogue which I titled Talking To the Pain.  “Q-Why is the pain there? A-To show me that it has always been there and that it is time to pull it out.  Q-What else does it tell you? A-Until the arrow is removed my heart will not be totally open. I can not totally give and I can not totally receive. Q-How are you going to remove the arrow? A-I don't know. Pulling it out seems so painful because it's a big arrow and it goes right through my heart. If I yank it out, I may damage my heart. Q-How else can you remove it? A-I can dissolve it in white light. I can put it through "God chemotherapy" and shrink it until it is not there anymore. Q- But doesn't chemotherapy have side effects? A-Not  God's chemotherapy.” 

Allowing ourselves to feel pain hurts and it can feel paralyzing. However, what I found is that it passes and I have a deeper understanding and appreciation of myself. I am sharing this because I know I am not alone and that so many of us numb the pain when we feel it because it hurts too much and it’s scary. We do all sorts of things to avoid feeling what we really feel, but there is a such a great strength in feeling the pain and moving through it. And when we do,  a whole new life of possibilities awaits us.

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Upcoming Guests on WPRO
Saturdays 3-5pm ET
Saturday, May 6th
3:00-4:00PM Paula Marshall - Bama Companies 
Paula Marshall, CEO 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 productive.  More about Paula 
4:00-4:30PM Patricia Schumacher 
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. 
4:30-5:00PM Rhode Island Solar Solutions 
Michael Goulart,  Sales Associate for Rhode Island Solar Solutions. Rhode Island Solar Solutions is committed to providing their customers with the most effective solar energy systems available. They also pride ourselves on their exceptional service and customer satisfaction. He will discuss all of the services that they offer their customers.More about Solar Solutions
Saturday, May 13th 
3:30-4:00PM  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  Mike Goulart - Rhode Island Solar Solutions 
Michael Goulart, Sales Associate for Rhode Island Solar Solutions. Rhode Island Solar Solutions is committed to providing their customers with the most effective solar energy systems available. They also pride ourselves on their exceptional service and customer satisfaction. He will discuss all of the services that they offer their customers. More about Solar Solutions
4:00-4:30 PM 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 

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Monday, May 1st 
2:00-2:30pm /11:00-11:30AMPT  Dr. Neal Barnard

Neal Barnard, M.D., is the president and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. His research has been published in Scientific American, the American Journal of Cardiology and other major journals. Dr. Barnard is the author of six previous books, including Foods that Fight Pain and Food for Life. He will discuss his book " The Cheese Trap" which reveals the shocking truth about cheese-the dangerous addiction that is harming your health-and presents a radical program to lose weight and feel great. More about The Cheese Trap by Dr. Neal Barnard

2:30-3:00pm /11:30-12:00AMPT  Mary Shores

Mary Shores owner and founder of Midstate Collection Solutions, Inc., one of the most unique collection agencies in the country. She is also founder of Conscious Communications System. Mary travels across the nation giving lectures and teaching courses, and has been featured on local and national radio and television shows, podcasts, and blogs. She will discuss how she went from working in the collections industry to a passion for transforming lives through personal development. more about Mary Shores

Monday, May 8th
2:00-2:30pm /11:00-11:30AMPT Ross Reck 

Ross Reck,author, consultant and speaker in the areas of sales, negotiation and employee engagement. He will discuss his book Turning You Customers into Long-Term Friends— This book describes the Secret Sauce that Guarantees Repeat and Referral Sales, 100% Employee Engagement—Guaranteed!

2:30-3:00pm /11:30-12:00AMPT  Mike Ritz - Leadership Rhode Island

       Mike Ritz, Executive Director of Leadership Rhode Island (LRI), will discuss how Leadership Rhode Island selects a diverse group of leaders to participate in a program that examines state-wide issues to help them positively effect their communities, and LRI's partnership with Gallup to provide strength based training which has made Rhode Island a leader in this initiative. More about Leadership RI
      Patricia Presents
        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

      Wednesday, May 10th 
       9:00a.m -11:00 a.m
      Center for Women & Enterprise
      132 George M Cohan Blvd, Providence, 
      Reinventing Yourself at Any Age  

           Wednesday, May 17th         
      6:30 p.m
      Harmony Lodge, 102 Putnam Pike 
      Harmony, RI 02829