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Preferred Company 6-2-20: Dr. Richard Ruhling

Physician, educator, and author Dr. Richard Ruhling joins Joel Markel and Fran Holinda to discuss his new book, ‘Health, Happiness & Destiny Come from Wise Choices’.  Dr. Ruhling is here to discuss how eating right and avoiding bad habits combined with a strong faith in a higher power can form the foundation for a healthier lifestyle.  He will explain some of the wise choices we should be making in these difficult times, how he battled the Coronavirus with a few simple tips and different ways of controlling our diet, which include a Vegan lifestyle.


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Preferred Company 5-29-20: Thomas McDonagh

Managing stress and anxiety is difficult, especially throughout this challenging pandemic.   Joining Joel Markel and Fran Holinda is Thomas McDonagh.   He’s a leading clinical psychologist, anxiety expert and founder of ‘Good Therapy’.   He says making anxiety more manageable needs the following: understanding the three parts of anxiety, focusing on what you can control and deconstructing anxiety thoughts.   While anxiety is discomforting, Tom concludes maintaining normal levels of anxiety is equally as important as keeping yourself and others safe.   So just how do we cope with Coronavirus anxiety when we don’t know what will happen next, how to protect our mental health, finding a way to stay positive in a stressful environment and why it managing stress all starts with sleep habits.  You’ll get those answers and more on Preferred Company!  At Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, the health and well being of their employees and clients are a top priority.    Their caregivers are continuing to provide the best possible care so your loved can stay well and comfortable at home.  If you are in need of home health care, call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at 800 603 CARE (2273).  They are also online at preferredcares.com.  Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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Preferred Company 5-28-20: Dorota Nigro

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda.  They are joined by Dorota Nigro, author of ‘Not Just A Number’.   Dorota was living an American dream that got interrupted by her husband’s death.   He passed away from unexpected Stage IV lung cancer, caused by exhaust inhalation on the job.  She won first compensation lawsuit in New York and the country, where she linked diesel fumes to cancer.  She tells us her main mission, how she started fighting for her husband and others, more on the lawsuit and what exactly she won.  Plus, going through the recovery process when you’ve lost a loved one.


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Preferred Company 5-26-20: Herb Sennett

Today’s guest is Herb Sennett.  Herb is an author, novelist, speaker, retired college professor and retired Army Reserve Chaplain.  Herb will explain why everything in the world has to do with attitude and how it affects you.  Herb will share his story about being underestimated at a young age and how he ended up accomplishing amazing things.   He attributes his success to attitude.  Plus, he shares two things to lift us during the Coronavirus pandemic.  What are they?  Tune into Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda. Who will take care of your aging parents?  Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, that’s who!    The provide nurses, home health aids and 24 hour live-ins.  Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services for the care they deserve at 800 603 CARE (2273) or go online to preferredcares.com.

 


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Preferred Company 5-21-20: Dr. Joe Luciani

Coronavirus is unfortunately a fact of life.  While some insecurity in these challenging times is inevitable, many are becoming hijacked with symptoms of anxiety, depression or panic.   It’s hard not to feel out of control, frightened and desperate.   But it may seem surprising that succumbing to the excessive worry and fear that’s gripping our nation is a choice!   Dr. Joe Luciani joins Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda to discuss rewiring our brains so the habit loops that reinforce our anxiety and depression are limited.   He believes rather than passively allowing insecurity to cannibalize healthy thinking with chronic “what-iffing,” we hould learn to separate facts from emotional fictions and release ourselves from toxic emotions.   So, what does he mean by worrying is a choice and how can you worry less about this virus?  Plus, Joe will explain his 4 step self coaching technique called mind talk and how it can help you deal with stress and anxiety.


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Preferred Company 5-19-20: Hal Marcovitz

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda.  They joined by Hal Marcovitz.   He is the author of ‘Painting The White House’.   This book is about an ordinary house painter who shows up to repaint the walls of the White House.  Soon, he finds himself at the center of the intrigues and adventures inside America’s executive mansion and becomes a confident to the most powerful man on Earth.   Hal will share very interesting things about our Presidents and the White House, like what gift Elvis Presley gave to Richard Nixon while in the White House, how President Hoover and First Lady Lou Henry treated the White House domestic staff, which President discovered that somebody stole his underwear and how much paint would it take to really paint the White House.  As we age, sometimes we all need someone to care for us.   That’s why Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services is the perfect choice!  They provide the peace of mind and care your loved one needs, right in the comfort of their own home.  Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services will be there each and every day with 24 hour live in services, all certified by the board of nursing and their agency is licensed, bonded and insured.   Call today for quality, compassionate home health care at 800 603 CARE (2273) or go to preferredcares.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Preferred Company 5-14-20: John Barbour

You’re in Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, Fran Holinda and John Barbour.   John is a multi-emmy winning Producer, Writer, Director, TV host and Comedian.  From high school drop out to becoming the man who changed the face of American TV, John’s recognized as “the godfather of reality TV” for his role as the creator, producer  and writer of the trendsetting hit ‘Real People’.  His highly entertaining, hysterically funny and deeply informative autobiography, “Your Mother’s Not a Virgin,” readers will discover that he is a multifaceted storyteller.   John discusses his inspirational survival at the hands of truly cruel up-bring to become an entertainment legend, who is favorite President is, working with comedians like Lenny Bruce, Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, Johnny Carson and others.   Plus, how he was wronged by an industry he helped create and how winning 5 Emmy’s didn’t get him one job or dollar.


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Preferred Company 5-12-20: Haylie Pomroy

Preferred Company’s got the ‘Metabolism Whisperer’, Haylie Pomroy, discussing her latest book ‘Cooking For A Fast Metabolism’.   You’ll find out how cooking for this plan, eating more food and losing weight is possible and how you can turn to food to burn through the historic fat.  She will explain why the more “whole foods” you eat, the better you feel.  Plus, Haylie has tips for getting through the COVID/quarantine 15 by nourishing our environment, tweaking how we eating and how to get the body to stop storing unnecessary fat.   If you live far away from your parents and have anxiety about your aging parents, Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services can help.  You can be assured the piece of mind knowing your parent is in their own home with their very own certified home health aid helping them with their daily routine such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation and medication reminders.  And if you are only looking for part-time or respite care, Preferred can handle that too!  They provide flex care to fix your needs for just a few hours per day or around the clock.  Call today and let their supportive staff help you manage your parents care at 800 603 CARE (2273).  Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services is also online at preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 5-7-20: Carolyn Baker

You’re in Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, Fran Holinda and guest Carolyn Baker.  Carolyn is a Senior Executive in the non-profit sector.  Her first book is called ‘An Unintentional Accomplice’, which is a personal perspective on white responsibility.  She’ll let us know why philanthropy is important and how she takes racial trauma to another level by making sure there’s funding for non-profits to help lessen the divide and ease tensions.  Plus, Carolyn will explain becoming aware of racial bias and how much it surrounds us.  Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services are the leaders in home health care and adult services by providing pediatric and adult ventilator care to New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Private pay and most insurance is accepted.  Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at 800 603 CARE (2273) or go online to preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 5-5-20: Chris James

This is Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, Fran Holinda and special guest Chris James.   Chris is the lead singer and keyboardist of the “Burrito Brothers”.    The band has just released a brand new album of new music entitled, ‘The Notorious Burrito Brothers’, released worldwide on the Store for Music and MDV Entertainment record labels.    Find out about its members, the history that dates back to the 1960s and the classic country/rock hybrid music they are bringing to fans and why music keeps you young.  The band’s first two albums remain highly influential, acclaimed works which helped put country-rock on the map.  Missed an episode of Preferred Company?  You can listen anytime, anywhere on your amazon echo by enabling the Preferred Company skill by saying “Alexa, open Preferred Company”.  It’s that easy!   Remember Monmouth and Ocean County, Preferred Company is live weekdays from 8 to 10 a.m. on Beach Radio 1160 and 1310 AM and in Central Jersey from 9 to 10 a.m. on 1450 WCTC.


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Preferred Company 5-4-20: Bill Clanton

The Coronavirus effect on restaurant owners is a real thing.  But, what you may not know is some owners are giving back to the community.  Bill Clanton, owner of Delights Artisan Cafe in Barnegat, joins Fran Holinda to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on his business.   You’ll hear what his cafe and his entire family did for the community on Easter Sunday, why he’s surprised with the amount of food insecurity right here in our backyard and whether it’s really a problem in the supply chain.  Plus, what plans are in the works for Delights once New Jersey gets the green light to re-open businesses.


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Preferred Company 4-30-20: Ruth Drayer

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda.  Today’s guest is Ruth Drayer.   She shares her new book ‘Numerology: The Power In Numbers’.  She’ll answer what divine codes mean through numerology, does this divine code really change peoples’ lives on a regular basis, how she trains for numerology and what someone can learn about numbers.  This is a very difficult time for everyone as we navigate through this pandemic.  At Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, the health and safety of loved is their top priority.  They’re here for patients with around the clock care as needed and will provide the same great service as always!  Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at 800 603 CARE (2273) or go online to preferredcares.com.  Home health care with feeling!

 


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Preferred Company 4-28-20: Rachel Connors

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, Fran Holinda and Rachel Conners. Rachel is a baker, recipe developer and food photographer that will introduce us to her book ‘Bakerita: 100+ No Fuss Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Refined Sugar Free Recipes For The Modern Baker’.  Rachel will discuss her path to baking cleaner, how going gluten free and eating better solved years of her health woes, why eating healthy should be a source of pride and not embarrassment and how food can impact the mind, body and spirit during difficult times.  ‘Bakerita’ is filled with delicious recipes like chocolate hazelnut tarts with strawberries, everything bagel scones, chocolate caramel cookie bars and much more.  Are you in need of home health care, but wondering if it’s covered by insurance?  Don’t stress, call the best!  Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services is there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 800 603 CARE (2273) or online to preferredcares.com.  Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, the preferred choice!

 


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Preferred Company 4-23-20: Carol Novello

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel Markel. president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, Fran Holinda and guest Carol Novello.   Carol is the founder of Mutual Rescue, a national initiative highlighting the conneection between people and pets.  She discusses her book ‘Mutual Respect: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too’ and the incredible bond between human and their pets.  Plus, why there’s scientific proof to make a connection with others and why we’re not meant to be isolated.  In need of home health care?  Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services is a licensed, bonded and insured agency providing 24 hour live in services to all of New jersey.  Their home health aides and licensed practical nurses can take care of clients from 2 to 102.  Call 800 603 CARE (2273) or visit preferredcares.com for Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Preferred Company 4-21-20: Bill Tara

How to eat right and save the planet is a discussion for today’s guest, Bill Tara.  He is the author of a new book called just that ‘How To Eat Right and Save The Planet: A Plant-Based Survival Guide For You and Your Family’.  He is a pioneer in the modern macrobiotic movement in both America and Europe.   For over 50 years, he has been an advocate of the Macrobiotic approach to nutrition, nutritional reform and natural approaches to health and healing.  So what is the Macrobotic diet and how will it benefit good health?  You’ll find out from Bill.  Plus, all the food additives the FDA claims are safe, but really aren’t nor have they been independently cleared by specialists.


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Preferred Company 4-17-20: Chris Olszak

Preferred Company welcomes back Certified Elder Law attorney Chris Olszak from Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, P.A.  He brings his monthly “respond law report”.  This month calls attention to the multitude of scams that target our vulnerable and unsuspecting senior population.  What are the most popular scams right now?  You’ll be surprised that some seniors are being scammed by imposters saying they can certify your home’s deed and then charge a ridiculously high price or say they are the IRS and demand money.  Plus, what is the “grandparents” scam?  Chris offers advice on how to avoid all of these scams.


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Preferred Company 4-16-20: Brad Aronson

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda.   Today, they joined by Brad Aronson.  Brad is a youth non-profit educator, start-up investor and author of ‘Humankind: Changing The World One Small Act At a Time’.  With so many lives and society in limbo, many people are looking for ways they can get involved and help others.  Brad offers some suggestions like helping people celebrate, becoming a mentor, providing support or making a donation.  Plus, you’ll hear some inspiring stories from Brad and how small acts of kindness can impact another individual largely.  At Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, the health and well-being of their employees is a top priority.   Their office staff and clinicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with families in need during this time.  You can be sure your loved one is getting the proper care they deserve from licensed practical nurses, home health aides and caregivers.  Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at 800 603 CARE (2273) or visit preferredcares.com.

 


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Preferred Company 4-14-20: Robyn Cruze

An estimated 70 million people suffer from eating disorders in the world.   Their loved ones as well as adults who have overcome eating disorders surprisingly still have eating disorder thinking.  Robyn Cruze, a mental health advocate and author of ‘Making Peace With Your Plate’, joins Joel Markel and Fran Holinda to provide expert guidance for those seeking disorder recovery.  On today’s Preferred Company you’ll hear if the word “recovered” does actually have a place in the recovery process, how about the notions of “good,” “bad,” “healt,” and “unhealthy” foods and how does soothing the self rather than fighting the eating disorder fit into recovery process.  Robyn will unshackle us from our fears, anxiety and the need to control by providing proven strategies for recovery and taking back our power from the illness.  Plus, how to overcome the stresses of what’s currently happening with COVID-19.

 


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Preferred Company 4-9-20: Dr. Pamela Smith

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Fran Holinda.  Today’s guest is Dr. Pamela Smith.  She wrote ‘What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and So Much More’.  Her focus is how best to stay healthy all year long through better nutrition.  This nutrition goes beyond healthy eating.  It includes vitamins and supplements as well.  Find out the big 3: what 3 things everyone should be taking nutritionally to fight disease, why it’s important to know that medicine depletes the body from nutrients and why grapefruit interacts with a medicine’s effectiveness.   Plus, the importance of promoting good “gut” health and why it’s key to staying healthy.


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Preferred Company 4-7-20: Dr. Tiffany Jana

Pervasive, subtle acts of exclusion (SAE) and how to counteract them is the subject of an important and highly engaging new book by inclusivity leader Dr. Tiffany Jana.  Her book, ‘Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify and Stop Microaggressions’ reframes the concept of microaggressions in order to gain some traction on a problem that hasn’t seen much progress in decades.  So just what is a microaggression and how does it make people feel excluded.  Plus, the obvious stereotypes that are microaggressions.   You’ll learn how to recognize boundaries, taking the time to understand how the world is changing and how to keep an open mind.  Are you or someone you know in need of home health care?  Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services offers a variety of services like skilled nursing, home health aid help, occupational therapy, speech therapy and medical social services.    They are here to keep your loved one living well at home.  Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at 800 603 CARE (2273) or visit online at preferredcares.com.

 

 


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Preferred Company 4-2-20: Ingrid Newkirk

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda.  Today’s guest is Ingrid Newkirk.  Ingrid is the founder and president of PETA.  In the last few decades, a wealth of new information emerged about who animals are: intelligent, aware and empathetic.  Studies show that animals are astounding beings with intelligence, emotions, intricate communication networks and myriad abilities.  In her book “Animalkind”, she presents these things in a concise and an inspiring way, detailing a range of surprising discoverings that geese fall in love, fish sing underway and elephants use their trunks to send subsonic signals.    She’s here to ensure that the animal world is protected from needless harm, whether it’s medicine, product testing, entertainment, clothing or food.


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Preferred Company 3-31-20: Brian Kluth

This is Preferred Company with Fran Holinda.  Today’s guest is Pastor Brian Kluth.  Brian is a bestselling author, inspirational speaker, co-founder and Bible teacher for one of America’s largest ministries to single and single-again Christians.   He is here to discuss dating advice for single, divorced, widowed men and women over the age of 50.    Brian developed “Gods Roadmap for Single and Single Again Adults” which features questions, videos and discussion to engage healthy conversations.   Once a person feels they are ready, he will tell you what the first step is to get started in the dating scene and why getting involved in a dating social group is important.  Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services says to best protect yourself against the Coronavirus by washing your hands frequently.  Eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection.  For more on COVID-19, visit the World Health Organization at who.int and for information on the services provided by Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing, go to preferredcares.com.

 

 


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Preferred Company Local Biz Spotlight: Chef Umberto & Zi Marie’s

COVID-19 is impacting many local businesses as restaurants are forced to close their dining rooms.   Today, Fran Holinda speaks to Chef Umberto of Zi Marie’s Original Pizza and Trattoria in Toms River.  Find out how Zi Marie’s is helping the public in this difficult time, what precautions the restaurant is taking to ensure the safety of its customers and employees and why it’s important to support local.  At Zi Marie’s, you’ll find everything from great pizza and traditional Italian food to sandwiches, wraps and burgers.   There’s always something special at Zi Marie’s. Every Monday through Wednesday, a large pizza is $7.99!  Every Saturday Night, its Zi Marie’s Original Family Style -3 Course Meal @ $23.95 per person!


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Preferred Company Local Biz Spotlight: Bill Clanton & Delights Artisan Cafe

It’s Preferred Company and a special spotlight on local businesses during these unforeseen times.  Today, Preferred Company looks at Delights Artisan Cafe in Barnegat and Fran Holinda speaks to owner Bill Clanton.  Delights Artisan Café is a unique coffee house and tea room.  After years of success providing catering and rental services with“Tea Party To Go”, Delights Artisan Cafe specializes in daily high tea service is available from 11am and 1pm 6 days a week.   They feature quality teas, gourmet coffees and espresso based drinks.  Plus, delicious baked goods, breakfast and lunch items, desserts, live entertainment and free WiFi.  Find out how the business has been impacted by COVID-19 and how they are offering alternatives like take out or curbside pick up and delivery services like grubhub or doordash.   Delights invites you to place your order at (609) 549 0727.


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Preferred Company 3-26-20: Danielle Roberts

You’ve been hearing the phrase “Medicare for all”.   What is “Medicare for all” and will it actually work?  Today, Danielle Roberts of Boomer Benefits joins Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda to discuss this “Medicare for all” debate.   As a nationally recognized Medicare expert with a journalism background, Danielle regularly writes personal finance and Medicare articles for top publications such as Forbes.   She is experienced in Medicare, retirement, and insurance and regularly speaks out about the need to prepare for the costs of healthcare in retirement.   She’ll explain the difference between the current Medicare system and the system being proposed by Bernie Sanders, which is traditional socialized medicine.  In need of home health care?  Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services provides quality compassionate care that’s available on a hourly basis or up to 24 hours to meet your needs and yes, they accept medicare and private duty pay.   Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at 800 603 CARE (2273) or go to preferredcares.com.

 

 


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