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Preferred Company 5-13-21: Deborah Brown

Do you want to quit smoking? That’s half the battle! On today’s Preferred Company with Joel and Fran, Deborah Brown speaks about the dangers of tobacco use and vaping. Deborah is the Chief Mission Officer at the American Lung Association. Deborah will explain why quitting smoking is a journey and not a single event, what to expect when quitting along with the challenges you should prepare for and why the minute you quit smoking your body begins to heal and provide an update on the latest menthol ban. Quitters can find lots of help available at lung.org. Plus, there’s tools, tips and support to help you end your addiction. to get you ready to quit. Our proven tools, tips and support can help you end your addiction to tobacco and begin a new, smokefree phase of your life.


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Preferred Company 5-11-21: Dr. Nina Ahuja

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Dr. Nina Ahuja, ophthalmic surgeon and author of bestselling book, “Stress in Medicine: Lessons Learned Through My Years as a Surgeon, from Med School to Residency, and Beyond”. Dr. Ahuja has earned numerous awards for excellence in surgical teaching and contributions to medical education. She presents pa 5-phase framework created ADMIT (an acronym) to summarize strategies to help manage stress effectively. While presented in the medical context, the framework is relevant, easy to remember and can be applied by everyone dealing with stressful situations.


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Preferred Company 5-6-21: Annie Daly

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Annie Daly, author ‘Destination Wellness’. Fed up with the commercialization of the wellness industry after working in
it for years, Annie embarked on an inspiring adventure through some of the world’s happiest and healthiest cities and villages to find out what we can learn from them. Whether she’s hiking along gorgeous fjords in Norway to see why Norwegians are so dedicated to getting outside, soothing her spirit with Hawaiian salt water cleanses or learning about the importance Brazilians place on community, Annie combines on-the-ground reporting with heartful personal narrative to share the global lessons, philosophies, and customs. These prove that wellness is not about the products, but about the way you live your life.


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Preferred Company 5-4-21: Katherine Sherbrooke

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Katherine Sherbrooke, author of ‘Leaving Coy’s Hill’. This is a story of feminist and abolitionist Lucy Stone with the goal of establishing her life as one of the true pillars of the women’s movement, one whose fight for equality regardless of gender or race as well as personal fulfillment. Lucy first discovers a shocking truth about life for married women in nineteenth-century with no right to ownership of property or even to custody of their own children, women were completely beholden to their husbands. She quickly sees the common ground between the plight of slaves and the status of women in this account of the real-life suffragist. ‘Leaving Coy’s Hill’ brings a deeply personal perspective to the vast struggles for freedom that rocked the nation.


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Preferred Company 4-30-21: Jordan Csemica

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Jordan Csemica, Recruiting Manager at Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services. There are a few things that make Jordan’s story unique. Her background is completely different than most others in the nursing industry. She’ll explain why home care is similar to providing hospitality, customer service and quality care along with the empathy of serving and what she looks for an individual when recruiting them into home health care. Plus, Jordan had a unique experience meeting two celebrity chefs. Find out who they are!


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Preferred Company 4-29-21: Abigail Tucker

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran. Today, we’re asking the questions: does motherhood change how a woman feels love? Are mothers destined to mimic their own mom’s parenting style? Does the brain of a new mom ever really bounce back? Author Abigail Tucker, ‘Mom Genes’, explores the powerful implications for women, families and our society. Learn how COVID19 affected mothers across the globe, how moms can use the latest science to help themselves, the factors shaping a mother’s behavior and why society needs to do more in nurturing of the maternal instinct.

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Preferred Company 4-27-21: Lee Rubin

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Lee Rubin, full-time keynote speaker/teambuilding expert and co-founder of OneBlueVillage.org. One Blue Village is a non profit organization supporting young people who need motivation in getting that helping hand in academics an other exposure. The organization’s mission unlocks possibilities inside every individual and inspires people to take action and change the world. Hear some stories of inspiration and how one small gesture can make an significant impact. Learn more at leerubinspeaks.com.


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Preferred Company 4-22-21: Jake Cohen

This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Jake Cohen, author of ‘Jew-ish: A Cookbook Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch’. Jake created the book with the modern millennial in mind, experienced home cooks or not, who want elevated versions of old-school classics. The recipes are so good, you obviously don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy them either. Along with the 100-plus recipes, he mixes in he very personal narrative with his tips on entertaining, menus for holidays and instructions on how to make challah with step-by-step guide for braiding dough are clear or try his schmaltz (rendered chicken fat).


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Preferred Company 4-20-21: Lee Jenkins

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Lee Jenkins, educator and author of ‘An Evening With Daniel: Bible Patterns For Young Readers Collection’. He encourages children to read bible stories and books by making something interesting and finding patterns in these stories. Find out how he decided what he wanted to target as he wrote these collections and why you can use big words that children can understand. Plus, how we can make learning more fun and exciting in these difficult pandemic times. For more, go to lbellj.com.


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Preferred Company 4-16-21: Chris Olszak

It’s Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Chris Olszak, Certified Elder Law Attorney and Shareholder from Davis, Eastman, Munoz and Paone. Chris will discuss benefits for seniors available in New Jersey like AARP memberships, property tax deduction, disabled veteran property tax exemption and reduced real estate transfer fees for home sellers moving out of state.


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Preferred Company 4-15-21: Doug Tallamy

This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Doug Tallamy. He is author of ‘The Nature of Oaks’. There are nineteen species of oaks in New Jersey, where oak is the dominant tree in most of our upland forests. His book reveals what’s happening with oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Doug illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyard. Plus, he shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best species. The Nature of Oaks will inspire you to treasure these trees, nurture and protect them.


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Preferred 4-13-21: Lisa Evers

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Lisa Evers. Lisa wrote the article ‘Comfort Quest’. After working in health care as a registered nurse for 30 years, she’d like to think patients are getting healthier. However in spite of consuming multiple medications for a variety of ailments, Lisa says patients continue to report severe, unrelieved pain. She wants to know how do you feel today, really? Lisa can help reclaim one’s health and vitality in the throes of this crazy pandemic when hope is needed more than ever, because it’s all about feeling authentically great again! Find out how healing our pain crisis begins with flipping the pain scale.


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Preferred Company 4-8-21: Cindy Watson

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Cindy Watson. She is the founder of ‘Women On Purpose’ and author of ‘The art of Feminine Negotiation- How to get what you want from the Boardroom to the Bedroom’. Cindy believes all of life is a negotiation and she’s dedicated to helping people leverage their innate powers of persuasion to get what they want from the boardroom to the bedroom. Cindy will discuss the power of negotiation, how to use it in specific situations and ways men can get more by tapping into their feminine power.


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Preferred Company 4-6-21: Mary Savarese

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Mary Savarese, author of ‘Tigers Love Bubble Baths and Obession Perfume (Who knew!)’. With it’s tales of big cats and murder, “Tiger King” took us by storm. But, Mary will tell you tigers have a softer, cooler side in that they love bubble baths and lapping up obession perfume like a cocktail. You’ll hear why tigers are the only big cats that like water, why they are lazy and known to sleep the day away, but will sit in a tub with bubbles forever. Mary says it’s inspirational watching a gorgeous 600 pound siberian tiger does this.


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Preferred Company 4-1-21: Simon Bull

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is artist Simon Bull. Simon is well known for his use of brilliant color and ability to connect with and inspire audiences. He has delighted others worldwide with talks and art performances from inaugural balls to the Smithsonian Institute. Simon will discuss his cancer journey and how it prepared him for the moment when his wife was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, inspiration vs. perspiration and harnessing the power of mentors and what really inspires him: it’s a question he’s most asked about by his collectors.


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Preferred Company: Chris Olszak

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Chris Olszak, Certified Elder Law Attorney. Today’s topic is what can happen when you delay the pursuit of your legal rights. What are your legal rights and what circumstances apply? Plus, statue of limitation laws and the delay in pursuiting rights. Did you may be barred from filing a lawsuit or winning a lawsuit regarding a will even if you are in the statue of limitation time period?


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Preferred Company: Chris Olszak

This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Chris Olszak, Certified Elder Law Attorney. Chris is discussing planning and prioritizing after death expenses. The biggest expense he says that needs to be addressed is the funeral expense. Did you know New Jersey has series of priorities in the statues for estates, one which is called ‘Reasonable Value For Services Rendered To A Descendant By The Office Of the Public Origin For Elderly Adults?’ Chris will explain. Plus, he will review specific laws that govern debts.


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Preferred Company 3-30-21: Christy Whitman

This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Christy Whitman, transformational leader, celebrity coach and law of attraction expert. She is also author of the international bestseller ‘Quantum Success’. Christy has helped certify over 3,000 life coaches and countless others to unlock their power to manifest. She will explain the 5 common obstacles standing in your way of your desires, how to prevent people from limiting your desires without threatening the relationship and what the most successful do with their desires.


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Preferred Company 3-26-21: Kori Ward

This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Kori Ward, billing specialist at Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services. Kori explains her role at Preferred, why customer service is so important and how she interacts with clients on a daily basis to go above and beyond her job title. Plus, why establishing relationships is key. It’s just another reason why at Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, they really do care!


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Preferred Company 3-25-21: Judy Morgan

This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Dr. Judy Morgan, author of various holistic care, food and medication books. She’s spent most of her life taking care of animals and humans. We all have a traditional model of how to take care of our pets, but Dr. Morgan believes we need to turn that around and do things more naturally, pull back on over vaccination and eliminate processed foods given to our furry friends. Plus, she will explain how she came to this realization of practicing an integrated approach.


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Preferred Company 3-23-21: Trish Ahjel Roberts

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Trish Ahjel Roberts. Trish is a self-actualization coach, yoga and meditation instructor, inspirational blogger and happiness expert. She is the founder of Mind Blowing Happiness and Black Vegan Life. Her mission is to spread happiness around the world. Trish will explain why the pursuit of happiness and fulfilling your highest level of joy and potential is important, the simple questions to dig deep and find yourself and why she maps out her 12 steps to personal discovery: where we want to be, how to react and how we should be feeling.


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Preferred Company 3-18-21: Emily Thiroux Threatt

This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Emily Thiroux Threatt, author and lecturer with extensive personal experience in the grieving process. She has created a program called ‘Writing Your Way Through Grief to help others through the grieving process. Emily conducts workshops, speaking engagements, and retreats on transforming from loss to joy.


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Preferred Company 3-16-21: Abby Stein

This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Rabbi Abby Stein. Rabbi Stein is the author of ‘Becoming Eve: My Transition from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi To Transgender Woman’. The story shows the struggles and transitions of a girl, assigned male at birth, raised in an Orthodox Jewish Hasidic family. Becoming Eve is a beautiful story of self discovery. Abby shows us how to follow the voice within, even when everyone and everything around us is telling us not to do that.


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Preferred Company 3-11-21: Shelby Wagner

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Shelby Wagner, author of ‘Learning to Dance in the Rain II – Surviving Grief, Internet Dating and Romance Scams’. In Shelby’s story, she went from a grieving widow to internet dating and then became a victim of romance scammers. She has a lot of experience on both sides of the topic of internet dating. Shelby addresses the warning signs in internet dating when dealing with scammers and why you shouldn’t reveal too much about you right away.


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Preferred Company 3-9-21: Linda MacDougall

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Linda MacDougall, author of ‘The Spirit Method of Massage For Seniors: Raising The Bar’. Linda has a unique vantage point. In her years of experience, she has either been or is a holistic health practitioner, a direct care worker, an administrator of two group homes for United Cerebal Palsy, a mental health worker and a massage therapist. She has created an acronym for the word Spirit. What do each of those letters mean, how has the pandemic affected the senior population with depression and she will provide her value of massage for seniors.


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