Preferred Company 2-18-20: Kristen Maurer

Joining Preferred Company is Kristen Maurer, president of Mission K9 Rescue.   Mission K9 Rescue is here to create happy endings for retired military working dogs, contract working dogs and police K9’s who have served humankind.    She shares a little bit about Mission K9, what the group does to help retired working dogs and what happens after the dog’s service time is completed. Plus, why retirement is a process for dogs with retraining.  Some much needed medical care can be facilitated by a registered nurse and other certified professionals right at home, taking away the burden of constant doctors’ appointments.   When the elderly, injured or sick can be cared for in the comfort of their own home instead of a hospital or other medical facility, it can help ease stress.   For over 30 years, Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services has provided skilled nursing services ranging from clinical assessments to in-depth treatments.   These services include, but are not limited to, clinical RN assessments, tracheotomy care, ventilator supervision, catheter care, dressing changes, insulin injections and medication management.  Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at 800 603 CARE (2273) or go to to get the care you deserve. Podcast

Preferred Company 2-14-20: Dining With Draz

Looking for Valentine’s weekend dinner suggestions?  Lori Draz can help.  Today, Lori offers up a special place: Via 45 in Red Bank.    This restaurant is all about “cooking in the moment”.  That’s the philosophy they instill in each and every dinner.  Via 45 a rustic Italian eatery, promoting slow food movement and locally sourced foods.    Lori tried panko crusted pork chops with arugula and roasted potatoes.  Plus, maple glazed salmon.  Save room for dessert because they have almond angel food cake, pecan brownie and much more.  They also offer vegetarian, gluten free and vegan choices.   Make reservations though, because this is a local hot spot!  Via 45, 45 Broad Street in Red Bank.   Check them out at




Preferred Company 2-13-20: Cory Muscara

In a fast faced world that is competing for our attention, do you ever feel like you’re losing track of who you are and where you are going?  Today’s guest on Preferred Company with Joel and Fran is Cory Muscara, author of ‘Stop Missing Your Life’.    Cory shares practical tools to promote individual change, growth and happiness.  This book will reconnect you to the pulse of your own life.  Find out what he means by his ‘take 5’, how can you shift from “what if” to “what is”, how to face moment and drop into presence and how you can actually mediation without sitting.    Plus, special practices to meditate with your device like your phone or even social media.


Preferred Company 2-11-20: Mike Huggins

This is Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, Fran Holinda and guest Mike Huggins, the author of ‘Going Om: A CEO’s Self Discovery Behind Bars’.  It is a tale of seeing first hand setting up a trauma-informed yoga program for participants in a prison drug rehab program.   This experience became the impetus for starting the ‘Transformation Yoga Project’.   Mike will share both practical as well as scientific insights into why and how yoga works, the transformative power of yoga and mindfulness for those impacted by trauma and addiction and why he would like to go back into prison.  Plus, how yoga helps incarcerated men let down their defenses, become vulnerable and start to do the work  addressing or repairing relationships.   Did you know that Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services offers companion care?  Whether you live next door or across the country from your loved one, companion care is an excellent choice.  Not only can it help put your mind at ease, but it also can provide the primary caregiver with a much-needed break.   Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services for the care you deserve at 800 603 CARE (2273) or go online to Podcast

Preferred Company 2-6-20: Dr. Steven Masley

This is Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda.  They are joined by Dr. Steven Masley, renowned physician, nutritionist and bestselling author.  He’s here to offer all the flavors and benefits of the Mediterranean diet, but with a “skinny” twist.   Just what does this diet consist of and what foods should we eat?  You’ll find out.  Plus, why the diet is much more than the foods we are eating and how we can slim down, protect our hearts and our healthy longevity, all while enjoying this amazing lifestyle.  Stay in good health with the help of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services.  They offer around the clock home health care by licensed practical nurses and home health aides.   Call 800 603 CARE (2273) to get the compassionate care you deserve.   Find out more at Podcast

Preferred Company 1-30-20: Allie Martin

This is Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda.  Today’s guest is Allie Martin.  She is the host of a podcast called ‘Selfish’, which encourages listeners to focus on one thing: themselves!  During each episode, various lifestyle experts guide listeners to improve their lives or sharing how taking a risk changed their life.   She is a believer in taking time for yourself to better life’s journey.  Find out why we all need to be more selfish. Podcast

Preferred Company 1-28-20: Jennifer Wisdom

A Millennial is defined as someone born between approximately 1980 and 1996.   Today’s guest on Preferred Company is Jennfer Wisdom, author of ‘The Millennials Guide To Work’.  Find out why millennials are in need of this guide, what challenges are facing millennials landing first time jobs and why millenials aren’t just looking for a career and success, but for satisfaction: by looking at accomplishing and changing the world rather than working for a paycheck.  Plus, why you can immensely succeed in life by being able to have difficult conversations with others.  A child’s illness or injury can affect the entire family.  At Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, they understand how difficult it can be to navigate the process related to caring for your child.   Start with their highly trained, licensed pediatric clinicians, who are there for you every step of the way.  Call 800 603 CARE (2273) and get the care your child deserves or go online to find out more at Podcast

Preferred Company 1-23-20: Paul Napper

“Agency is what human beings use to be in full command of their lives.”  That’s what Paul Napper, co-author of ‘The Power Of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions and Create a Life on Your Own Terms’ believes and he is our guest on Preferred Company.  Dr. Napper will discuss what agency is and why it’s so critical in society.    Plus, patterns of behavior humans have fallen into that may or may not be good and how to recognize modern day feedback loops before they spiral out of control. Podcast

Preferred Company 1-21-20: Layne Dalfen

This is Preferred Company with Fran Holinda and guest Layne Dalfen, author of ‘Have A Great Dream I and II’.  The book decodes why you had that crazy dream last night and how to attach the dream to specific issue in your life that triggered the dream.  She will explain the difference of the conscious and unconscious, how it affects your dreams and how to understand the logic of metaphor in the dream.   Plus, she will answer common myths about some dreams. Podcast

Preferred Company 1-17-20: Chris Olszak

Just the word “probate” strikes fear into the hearts of many executors.   Today’s Preferred Company with Fran Holinda and Lori Draz has Certified Elder Law attorney Chris Olszak.  He’s here with his “respond law report” and will explain why in New Jersey probate isn’t scary, why a will only becomes probated after someone passes away, what is a self proven will and the misconceptions of probate. Podcast

Preferred Company 1-16-20: Dr. Veera Gupta

Seasonal Affective Disorder, more commonly known as SAD, is a form of depression.  SAD affects women in a four to one ratio and 46 percent of the total population.  Joining Joel Markel and Fran Holinda is Dr. Veera Gupta.  Dr. Gupta is an award-winning, multi-faceted doctor of chiropractic with over 11 years of practice experience and serves as the director of Optimum Health Chiropractic in Manasquan.  Her practice spans a wide variety of patients including newborns to the elderly, rehabilitating those with every-day injuries to those with complex sports-related injuries.  She will explain the symptoms of SAD and how to treat it.  It all starts with another acronym known as SMIILE.   Dr. Gupta will explain what it stands for and the parts to treating this disorder. Podcast

Preferred Company 1-14-20: Janice Asher

This is Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holina.  They are joined by Janice Asher, a board‑certified OBGYN at the University of Pennsylvania and co-author of ‘The Permanent Weight Loss Plan.’   Filled with scientific facts, useful advice, gentle humor and compassion, her book is a refreshingly reassuring guide to changing not only what you eat but how you think about food and your body.  Her goal was to obtain sustainable weight loss and a more satisfying life.    Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services provides in quality and compassionate home health care not just for seniors, but for children too, throughout New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania.  Call 800 603 CARE (2273) or go to Podcast

Preferred Company 1-10-20: Dining With Draz

Preferred Company’s food critic Lori Draz is here to discuss this month’s restaurant, Koi Hibachi in Brick and Toms River.  Tour and taste the offerings at Koi.  Dine among Asian artifacts, explore the cultural showroom and visit the Chinese terracotta warriors.  Lori tried appetizers of coconut shrimp, lettuce wraps and jalapeno pockets and will tell you why to give the jalapeno pockets are worth a try.  Their standout dishes are pineapple fried rice, roasted duck, Thai Kay Mao.  They are open 7 days a week.  For more, go to Podcast

Preferred Company 1-9-20: Brittany Williams

Best-selling author and creator of the popular blog Brittany Williams, joins Preferred Company to discuss her new book ‘Instant Loss: Eat Real, Lose Weight: How I Lost 125 Pounds’.   You’ll hear how she has inspired thousands with her journey to weight loss and self-acceptance, how she made lifestyle changes of cooking at home and with her instapot and how long it took for her to lose this life changing weight.  Do you or someone you know need home health care?  Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services assists individuals in a one-on-one home setting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Their nurses and certified home health aides are thoroughly screened, trained,and supervised.  Get the care you or your family deserve.  Call 800 603 CARE (2273) or go to Podcast

Preferred Company 1-3-20: Barbara Stabiner

We’re starting 2020 with our clairvoyant consultant Barbara Stabiner and you have to hear what she has to say about the new year and old energy.  Find out why old energy is persistently causing us to be disoriented and giving us strange occurrences such as states od exhaustion and short term memory loss, when will changes for the better come and how we can step back from emotion and define our feelings of living in this new reality.  Plus, Barbara connects with listeners about personal relationships, job opportunities and life changes. Podcast

Preferred Company 1-2-20: Patricia Penke

Are you looking to make a substantial amount of cash by selling collectibles online or by conducting your own profitable estate/garage sale? If you said “yes” then you definitely want to listen to this episode.  Patricia Penke, author of ‘Stop Throwing Cash in the Trash’ is on Preferred Company.  Patricia will tell her process of discovering how much something has value: what’s trash and what’s not and how to spot a treasure.  Plus, what brought her to write this book. Podcast

Preferred Company 12-31-19: Jenni Raney Edwards

Have you ever dreamed of hitting the open road in an RV? Perhaps, rewriting the trajectory of your story? What are your fears? Jenni Raney Edwards overcame her fears and did both! She tells her story in her new book ‘Bumping Down Highways’ and she’ll share on Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda. Podcast

Preferred Company 12-27-19: Dr. Anna Yusim

As we wrap up 2019, Dr. Anna Yusim joins Preferred Company to share her thoughts on the year.  It’s time to move forward into a new year and a new decade, what’s on your ‘shift list’: which including ways we want the new year to be different, how to release bad habits, fears and being more social.  Plus, why saying we want to change is important in our lives and why it’s fulfilling.    Preferred Home Health Care offers 24 hour in home health care giving clients peace of mind and the care they deserve by licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, home health aides and physical therapists.  Call 800 603 CARE (2273) or go to Podcast

Preferred Company 12-26-19: Melissa Smith

It’s Preferred Company with special guest, Melissa Smith.  Melissa is the manager director of Life and Career Planning, and co-author of ‘Time To Get Real!’   Melissa has spent her career leading and learning about leadership.  In 2005, Melissa decided to pursue a new direction in her career and took a year and a half off to reorganize and reinvent.   Find out why this book forces you to seek out people, places, things and hobbies that drives the “why” and leads to your joy, what are the parts in the wheels of self and her specific course and one on one coaching opportunities.

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Preferred Company 12-20-19: Chris Olszak

Elder Law attorney Chris Olszak joins Preferred Company with his “Respond Law Report”.  Today, he’s discussing practical concerns regarding wills and trusts and making important medical decisions for a loved one.   His believes the goal is to make it easier on everyone and he’ll share why it’s important to provide important documents with other family members.   Plus, what happens when you want to update an existing will but you can’t remember what attorney created that will or you don’t have a copy of it. Podcast

Preferred Company 12-19-19: Wayne Van Der Wal

Take a journey into the untold story of the real Santa Claus in ‘The Gospel of Santa Claus’, based on the life of Saint Nicholas with Wayne A. Van Der Wal.  Wayne is an author, school psychologist and Christian ministry leader.  Find out why his two children were part of the inspiration for writing the book and what is the true meaning of Christmas. Podcast

Preferred Company 12-17-19: Marty Brounstein

Today’s guest is author Marty Brounstein, who shares a true, inspirational story of rescue in his book ‘Two Among the Righteous Few’.   It’s the story of a young couple, Frans and Mien Wijnakker, from the Netherlands who saved the lives of over two dozen Jews in World War II and the Holocaust, including getting a miracle baby born, Marty’s wife.  His storytelling presentation on the Wijnakkers plus the talks he delivers on other heroes of the Holocaust, little known stories of those involved in resistance and rescue, resonate positively with a variety of audiences.  It’s the valuable messages they convey that counter the divisive cultural climate of today.   This includes his making a positive difference program he takes into workplaces that promotes values such as ethics, respect for diversity, quality service and leadership.  To learn more about Marty and his book, visit his website Podcast

Preferred Company 12-13-19: Dining with Draz

Lori Draz joins Preferred Company to discuss a classic rustic restaurant:  Brioso in Marlboro.  Brioso, which in Italian means “lively,” continues to live up to its name, not only on special occasions such as Carnevale and New Years Eve when the restaurant is festooned with glistening décor and diners are offered a particularly sumptuous menu.   On a typical night, a warm ambiance and scenes of family and friends spiritedly gather around the dinner table savoring the rich flavors of their meal in a festive atmosphere.  You’ll hear some of the dishes Lori had while there, including loin of lamb with mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach, the traditional rice ball and a unique fruit cake style dessert.   Brioso serves something for everyone!  You can follow all of Lori’s reviews at Podcast

Preferred Company 12-12-19: Dustin Lawson

How can liberals, conservatives and independents better work together?  You’ll find that answer out from Dustin Lawson, author of ‘The Logos Party: Doctor Democracy’s Remedy for Improving Political Dialogue’.  Logos Party is a satirical political party that provides a blueprint for how to take partisanship out of the conversation.   It promotes intellectual diversity where all different political leanings are welcome as long as they check dogma at the door and submit to being held accountable by the party’s rules of reason holding all members intellectually accountable and intellectually humble.  Given the current political climate, the timing for Dustin is perfect. Podcast

Preferred Company 12-10-19: David Stone

What does a worry-free life look like? How do you conquer anxiety? Can you control anxiety without medication? Those questions and more are answered in David A. Stone’s book, ‘Unsubscribe from Anxiety.’ He joins Preferred Company with Joel Markel and Fran Holinda with his “stay fearless” message.    Plus, why social media is corrupting our society and contributing to our anxiety.  Find out more at Podcast