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

Preferred Company 12-2-19: Jessica Varian Carroll

For anyone who has ever thought, “I’m in trouble”, “how did I get here?” or perhaps have been told “you’ve got no business doing that”, Jessica Varian-Carroll’s story will challenge your perspective and inspire you to chase your dreams despite your current circumstances.   You’ll be surprised to hear a big part of Jessica’s story is her relationship with women and how her friends helped her through difficult times.  You don’t want to miss this conversation on Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda. Podcast

Preferred Company 11-26-19: Bruce Jones

We welcome Bruce Jones, founder of Jennis Toys to Preferred Company!  Jennis Toys is a 501c organization in memory of Bruce’s sister who passed away in 1991.  Jenni’s Toys started with helping victims impacted by Hurricane Sandy and has grown into helping local families and children who are less fortunate during the holiday season with food, toys, clothing, gift cards and other needs.  Find out how Jennis Toys is changing the lives of others and find out more about their amazon list at Podcast

Preferred Company 11-22-19: Butterball Turkey Talk

Tara Rose from the Butterball Talk Line joins Preferred Company to talk about the most memorable turkey stories.  What is her all time favorite call?  How about the weirdest questions she has heard from people?  Plus, get advice on thawing tips and the general rule for thawing per pound. Podcast

Preferred Company 11-21-19: Butterball Turkey Talk

Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line has helped almost 50 million consumers since its first season in November 1981 and more than 4 million cooks a year. Talk-Line Expert Nicole shares Butterball’s Consumer Survey findings, which actually started with strictly phone calls and now has transformed into e-mails and even alexa questions!  What’s the average tenure for butterball employees, what does butterball do with all of peoples questions, how do they receive customer feedback and what special videos are on butterball’s website?   You’ll find out on Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda. Podcast

Preferred Company 11-20-19: Butterball Turkey Talk

For more than 30 years, the professionally trained turkey experts that make up the Turkey Talk-Line have been answering turkey-related questions each holiday season.  Talk-Line Expert Carol will provide answers to all turkey questions.  Find out healthy ways to cook the bird and get the most flavor from it, get tips to keep your turkey tender and prevent it from drying out and hear why having a meat thermometer is essential. Podcast

Preferred Company 11-18-19: Butterball Turkey Talk

With Thanksgiving over a week away, we’re talking turkey on Preferred Company!  Barbara from Butterball: “The Turkey Experts” is here to discuss the various cooking methods from roasting, grilling and even air frying.  Plus, when is the proper time to defrost a turkey and how much turkey should be accounted for per guest?  It’s all ahead on Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda. Podcast

Preferred Company 11-15-19: Chris Olszak

On this month’s ‘The Respond Law Report’, Certified Elder Law Attorney Chris Olszak tells you what to know about estate taxes.  What are the current federal estate and gift tax levels?  What are some common misconceptions about taxable gifts?  Plus, how does the New Jersey estate tax differ from the inheritance tax? Podcast