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Preferred Company 1-20-22: Glen Williams

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Glen Williams, Retired Police Office, Detective and Author of ‘Bridging the Gap: An Inside Look at Communication and Relationships After Traumatic Events’.   During his time as a police officer, he experienced a lot of traumatic events, developed PTSD, shut down and ended up divorced.  For three years, Glen lived alone and took an accountable look at what contributed to his failures.  Through this, he himself how to take traumatic events and rephrase them so he could safely share them.   Now, he has a great relationship, travels and teaches officers about communication and relationships to help reduce PTSD, divorce and suicide.


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Preferred Company 1-18-22: Mike Ciavolino

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Mike Ciavolino, Executive Director of SCAN (Senior Citizens Activities Network).  The mission of SCAN is to enrich the lives of seniors with programming to promote healthy living, continuing education and access to community and economic resources.  Learn about the fantastic programs being offered, health and recreation activities upcoming and how to become a member.

 

 

 

 


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Preferred Company 1-13-22: Lara Goitein

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Lara Goitein, Harvard Trained Physician, specializing in intensive care and lung medicine and author of ‘The ICU Guide for Families: Understanding Intensive Care and How You Can Support Your Loved One’.  She founded a clinician directed quality improvement program at a New Mexico hospital.  Her professional interests include quality improvement in healthcare, end of life care, the training of new doctors and improving communication with patients and families.  Lara explains the important things to pay attention to when they have a loved one in ICU, how family members interact with medical professionals and how to handle a situation if you are alone in ICU.

 

 


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Preferred Company 1-11-22: Dr. John Poothullil

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Dr. John Poothullil, Board Certified Physican and Author of ‘Diabetes the Real Cause and the Right Cure’. John offers tips to prevent or reverse type 2 diabetes through glucose monitoring and diet and nutrition. He believes medication isn’t always the cure, however a simple dietary change can be a fix. Start with grains and make a change on how much grains you consume. Dr. Poothullil says that can make a difference.


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Preferred Company 1-6-22: Siobhan Hutchinson

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Siobhan Hutchinson, Holistic Healer.  Siobhan is offering great health and wellness classes presented by Preferred Company and Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services at preferredradio.com.  Learn all about the great classes from numerology to easy techniques to tap into your body’s healing ability and tapping into your joy.  Best of all these classes are all free!  Siobhan also practices at Next Step Strategies, educating and encouraging individuals to  discover their body’s natural healing ability through holistic healing therapies.


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Preferred Company 1-4-22: Bernadette Vinci

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Bernadette Vinci, CEO of Guardian Pets. Guardian HEALS is a charitable 501c3 organization with a mission to end economic euthanasia and animal surrender due to an inability to pay. It’s a new year and that means it’s time to consider getting a pet. Bernadette discusses preparing for that new pet to taking care of pets in the long term, plus the pros and cons of purchasing a pet insurance plans and when to seek emergency veterinary care.


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Preferred Company 12-30-21: Jesse Kalsi

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Jesse Kalsi, Astrologist, Numerologist and author of ‘All About Numbers’. Jesse has discovered the inter-connection between planets and numbers. Your optimum numbers can be counter-influenced by a planet that isn’t in alignment with the numbers you thought were favorable. But that’s not all! Jesse can predict positive or negative outcomes based on the numbers of your home address, bank account, cell phone number, car you drive, colors, the partners you align with and the months of the year that are favorable to you personally. Jesse says there are “heavy numbers” that will stop you or anyone else in their tracks and numbers to be avoided at all costs! On the contrary, there are very lucky numbers too! So what if you have a street address that is bringing unhappiness, heartache, illness or financial distress and you are not ready to up and move? Jesse is famous for inventing the address “patch,” a slight change directed by the numbers that will transform misfortune into fortune! Hear all about this on Preferred Company!


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Preferred Company 12-28-21: Philip Bouchard

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Philip Bouchard, software engineer and author of ‘The Stickler’s Guide to Science in the Age of Misinformation’. Philip takes a closer look at 13 pervasive scientific untruths, tackling a range of topics from gravity and radiation to global warming and pandemics and humorously and accessibly shares the real science behind them. Learn why trees do not “store” carbon dioxide, why DNA is not really the “blueprint of life”, and why a day is not actually 24 hours. He believes the deeper we understand these issues, the better we can do as citizens in an era of half-truths, propaganda and outright lies.


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Preferred Company 12-23-21: Ingrid Newkirk

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Ingrid Newkirk, president of PETA and author of ‘250 Vital Things Your Cat Wants You To Know’. Ingrid believes many of us are not nearly as good at translating the “Catese” language like meows, ear twitches, links and tail flicks. For example, did you know that cats “smile” by squinting their eyes? If they go a step further and close their eyes for more than a split second, they’re showing how much they trust you—a high compliment. Did you know that “accidents” outside the litter box could be their way of telling you they have a serious and potentially life-threatening illness. Plus, why you might want to think twice about using clay-based kitty litter, which houseplants may be hazardous to your cat’s health and why declawing cats can harm them emotionally as well as physically.


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Preferred Company 12-21-21: Ron San Miguel

Think you can’t sing? Are you afraid of public speaking? Ron San Miguel can help you change that! Ron is today’s guest on Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Ron is author of ‘Modern Day Mystic: Journey of a SongCatcher’ His variety of songs range from funny to political and even love songs ‘1 Pain Me A Rainbow’, ‘Si Quiero Ser Feliz’, Landscape of My Mind’, Ode to Mama’, ‘Technologically Challenged’,’Elamba Tambo’ and more. Ron believes love, music and laughter are good medicine!


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Preferred Company 12-16-21: Abe Miller

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Abe Miller, author of ‘From Covid to Canvas’. After waking up from his 100 day coma and only a 5 percent chance to live, Abe gathered his family and stated with conviction and true belief from a greater good that he wanted to become an artist. At the age of 70, he paints largely in the style of modern abstract expressionism in hopes that his paintings will be appreciated and inspire others to explore their creative talents to the fullest at any point of their lives. Abe will discuss ways to harness the beauty of life, waking up to creativity and how art can heal.


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Preferred Company 12-14-21: Yvonne Vissing

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Yvonne Vissing, Pediatric Sociologist and Author of ‘The Santa Spirit Series’. Yvonne has written 15 books about child well-being issues and she is the United States policy chair for the Hope for Children UN Convention on the rights of the child policycCenter. He series focuses on how Santa Claus has transformed over time, why he’s undergoing another transformation now to bring joy and loving-kindness anew to children everywhere, how he’s become multi-cultural and just gift giving but bringing memories.


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Preferred Company 12-9-21: Jeffrey Allen

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Jeffrey Allen, founder of “Monkey’s House” and author of ‘Life Is A Dog Bone, Chew It All Day Long’. Monkey’s House is a dog hospice and sanctuary, where dogs are rescued from euthansia and enjoy their final chapters with specialized care. Find out about this special organization, when it started and why donations are really important to keep this non-profit alive. Jeffrey also discusses his coffee table book highlighting dogs he’s treasured over the years and features quotes that symbolize each dogs.


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Preferred Company 12-7-21: Ken Fisher

This is Preferred Comnpany with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Ken Fisher, business leader, philanthropist and founder of “Fisher House Foundation”. The Foundation is a leading nonprofit serving service members, veterans and their families through a network of 92 comfort homes where families of ill and injured veterans and military members can stay at no cost while receiving treatment far from home. Ken will discuss more about Fisher House, why it’s important to show continued support to veterand every day and what things people can do to show their support to service members year round.


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Preferred Company 12-3-21: Alison Labrosciano

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Alison Labrosciano. Alison is the spotlight employee of the month for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services. Learn about her role at Preferred through the years and her new role of opening a new branch in Delaware, what working for the company is like and why caring nurses and aids with a positive attitude should join the Preferred team. Plus, Alison shares what she likes to do in her spare time.


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Preferred Company 12-2-21: Beth Duffy

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Beth Duffy, founder of Christmas Trees of Kindness. About 20 years ago, she started a family tradition of taping a construction paper tree in her kitchen and as one of them completed a kindness act, ornaments were taped to the tree. The focus was to celebrate kindness and giving and receiving. She discusses why she wanted to keep the meaning of the season alive, what types of kind acts did her family participate in doing and new technological kindness acts that can be done during the season of giving.


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Preferred Company 11-30-21: Brian Buma

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Brian Buma, author of ‘The Atlas of a Changing Climate’ and National Geographic Explorer. Brian pairs the science of climate change with maps, infographics and charts that make the complex information not only comprehensible, but compelling. Climate change, shrinking wildlife habitats, rising sea levels and vanishing species are big important idea that deserve a proper exploration. Find out what drives environmental change as Brian outlines historical developments behind each topic and detailing their current state and possible future. He allows the reader to take an incredible journey and be inspired to act as an environmental steward in life.


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Preferred Company 11-22-21: Andrea Balitewicz

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Andrea Balitwicz from Butterball. With Thanksgiving just days away, what happens if you haven’t thawed your turkey in the refrigerator yet? Andrea offers a simple solution. The butterball professional discusses how long it takes to cook a turkey stuffed or unstuffed, where to place your meat thermometer, proper temperature and how long a turkey can sit out on the counter and still be safe. Plus, a quick delicious recipe for a Thanksgiving leftover.


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Preferred Company 11-18-21: Marta McDowell

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Marta McDowell, author of ‘Unearthing The Secret Garden’. Marta has revealed the way that plants have stirred some of the most cherished authors, including Beatrix Potter, Emily Dickinson and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In her latest, she shares a moving account of how gardening deeply inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author of the beloved children’s classic The Secret Garden. Marta paints an unforgettable portrait of a great artist and reminds us why The Secret Garden continues to touch readers after more than a century.


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Preferred Company 11-18-21: Andrea Balitewicz

It’s Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Andrea Balitewicz from the Butterball Turkey Hotline. Andrea offers tips for thawing a turkey on “national thaw your turkey day”. What happens if your turkey isn’t thawed: can you microwave a turkey to defrost? She will provide alternatives for those who don’t want to go through the thawing process like buying fresh butterball turkeys or ready to roast turkeys. Plus, tips for making great gravy.


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Preferred Company 11-16-21: Greg Peters

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Greg Peters, author of ‘Our National Forests’. Greg provides a complete insight at America’s National Forests: their triumphs, challenges, controversies and vital programs, along with the dedicated people who keep them alive. People are at the center of these stories, whether the dedicated folks in the Forest Service or the everyday citizens who support and tend to the protected lands near their homes. Greg explains what the landscapes provide to the country, outside of its beauty.


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Preferred Company 11-11-21: Gregory Penczak

It’s Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Major Gregory Penczak, USMC and Senior Naval Science Instructor at Colts Neck ROTC. Every student in our NJROTC Program requested to become a cadet. During the selection process, students understand a higher standard of personal integrity; greater respect for each other, school and community and a willingness to work hard to improve individually and as a group. Gregory shares more about this special program, what amazing things the students are doing, what students learn in the program. Plus, he shares remarkable success stories.


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Preferred Company 11-4-21: Peter Lesar

It’s Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Peter Lesar. Peter shares 10 restaurants New Jerseyans should try within the New York/New Jersey area. The list features a blend of cultural cuisine you should experience. Plus, he shares his contribution to restaurant strong in which restaurateurs take care of the community and neighbors by delivering great food and experience. His gears to help restaurants navigate their way and is a post pandemic road map that will serve restaurants in the future.


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Preferred Company 11-2-21: Elizabeth Miller

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Elizabeth Miller, author of ‘Happy, Healthy Caregiver’. Since November is national family caregivers month, she offers tips, resources and support for caregivers. How do caregivers deal with emotions and grief, who else can assist the full time caregiver and what’s another great resource for the caregiver?


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Preferred Company 10-28-21: Ellen Long Stilwell

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Ellen Long Stilwell, Hospice Nurse and author of ‘Love, Death, Love’. There are questions we ask when we or a loved one receives a terminal diagnosis. From that moment, everything changes. The cascade of emotions is felt and denied at ever changing intervals. Learning to accept death as part of life can be natural as accepting the birth of a baby. She discusses embracing the journey to death, get the conversation going, preparing for our older years/reflecting on life and helping those in the healthcare profession.


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