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Preferred Company 9-22-22: Chris Hammer

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Chris Hammer. Chris is a tutor for the SATs and other test prep. So why tutoring and why is in person schooling better than online? You’ll find out how tutoring is tailored to be one-to-one to the student’s needs. It’s efficient and effective. Plus, Chris explains how he focuses on not just testing, but admission and essays for college entry. He says to take advantage of the resources available online.


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Preferred Company 9-20-22: Vicki Le Mere

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Vicki Le Mere, author of ‘Saving Face’. In her book, she shares her many secrets to a lifelong journey of struggles and triumphs and the keys to finding true happiness, peace and beauty. Vicki believes all women can look and feel great without the use of plastic surgery. She also discusses how she turned around abuse in her life and went from victim to victor, what she learned as a professional model and how a great grandmother can look good following her secrets to happiness and beauty.


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Preferred Company 9-15-22: Michael Roizen

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Dr. Michael Roizen, author of ‘Great Age Reboot’, a book written that discusses the importance of what will happen over the next 10 years and how you can plan for it. Find out why 90 is the new 40 and how health, diet and lifestyle can contribute to slowing down the aging process. Plus, he says it’s never too late to change your habits.


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Preferred Company 9-13-22: Eric Hums

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Eric Hums, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and owner of True Motion in Eatontown. He discusses the importance of physical therapy, the new technology to treat pain and ways to determine heart rate variability in the fight or flight state, how stress is the new smoking and the benefits of therapy and wellness treatment.


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Preferred Company 9-8-22: Monica Fawzy Bryant

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Monica Fawzy Bryant, Cancer Right Attorney. With her legal expertise and experience in the health care community, she provides free education on all the practical and legal advice that came up after a cancer diagnosis from health insurance, employment, income issues, estate planning and all the other things doctors aren’t helping patients with. She says there are 3 steps that should be taken after a cancer diagnosis. They are very important!


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Preferred Company 9-6-22: Sonja Wasden

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Sonja Wasden, Mental Health Advocate, Speaker and Author of ‘An Impossible Life’, which details her struggles with mental illness. She explains how her suicide attempts saved her life, why women as a group struggle the most with suicide and what is her go to message when asking for help. Plus, why it’s important to come up with a suicide plan when mental health illness is involved.


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Preferred Company 9-2-22: Lynn Macarin Mara

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Lynn Macarin Mara. It’s back to school time and Lynn discusses the transition and challenges for getting back into the routine for both kids and teachers. What advice can be offered for children going to a new school and how important is it to connect with other classmates prior to the school year? Plus, what objects can help feel children more comfortable and less anxious?


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Preferred Company 9-1-22: Kiva Schuler

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Kiva Schuler, founder of the Jai Institute for Parenting. She discusses repairing relationships with older children. Everyone parents their kids in their own way. Kiva offers insights and says it’s all starts with our experience growing up as children, healing parenting past and sharing experiences with our children. What are the five steps to creating intrinsic motivation to kids in school and other activities and how do you make the five minute connection with our children?


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Preferred Company 8-30-22: Allison Hong Merrill

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Allison Hong Merrill. Allison is a Taiwanese Immigrant who came to the United States as a 22 year old woman whose dress size was two. Now at age 50, she’s grown to a size ten. Whenever she goes back to Taiwan and visits with her childhood classmates, she’s in awe of how they stay at size zero to size two. How? Allison says it’s not necessarily the diet that helps them stay fit, but more the lifestyle. She shares tips for eating and drinking: plenty of water is key and why fruits and vegetables are more important with a little protein and less grains. Allison is also author of ’99 Firehoops’, an inspirational book about the power of choice. Everyone has different challenges in life, but we all have the power to choose if we are unhappy in life and making decisions and choices to help us succeed.


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Preferred Company 8-25-22: Patricia Stahl

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Patricia Stahl, clinical social worker and author of ‘From Loser to Legend: How 60 Celebrities Survived and Thrived After Bullying’. She offers tips for parents to help their child deal with bullying. There are strategies for dealing with bullying and improving the ways bullied kids think about themselves that include the assertive technique called “fogging”. She offers how to recognize the signs of bullying, what does the term ‘fake it until you make it’ mean and how did one sports figure’s father help him overcome bullying by turning off his negative comments?


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Preferred Company 8-23-22: Mary Mitchell

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Rev. Dr. Mary Mitchell, author of ‘The Plain Vanilla Approach To Negotiation’. Everyone finds themselves making hard choices every now and then whether it’s a vacation home, buying a car, dealing with doctors or the wide array of choices offered at senior living facilities. Dr. Mitchell shares tips for a successful negotiation and explains why it’s important to be prepared by doing your research.


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Preferred Company 8-18-22: Amy Siewe

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Amy Siewe, professional python hunter. She is 1 of 100 in the world hired to hunt the invasive pythons that are destroying the Florida ecosystem. Amy shares how she became a python hunter and why it’s her passion, why this is a necessary profession and why her job is so important to the future of Florida. Plus, how she is pioneering the invasive python leather industry. Amy is one of four people in the world that make products, including the only Apple watch band entirely made from invasive python.


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Preferred Company 8-16-22: Debbie Peterson

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Debbie Peterson, author of ‘The Happiest Corruption: Sleaze, Lies and Suicide in a California Beach Town’. For over the course of 15 years, Debbie was a planning commissioner, city council member and mayor. During her time, she discovered her small town was filled with corruption. This book discusses how a very diverse group of citizens worked together to take down corruption. She believes we can own the government because it’s up to the citizens to be the checks and balances to get involved in their city and there is a way to take down local government issues.


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Preferred Company 8-11-22: Hilary DeCesare

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Hilary DeCesare, author of ‘Relaunch’. She helps individuals turn typical transitions into transformation and changing their life by changing your thoughts. What exactly is a relaunch and how do we achieve perfect home/work balance through the 3HQ? Hilary believes we all have a huge opportunity to solidify and overcome our fears through our head, heart and higher self, essentially our best self and the connection to something bigger than intuition.


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Preferred Company 8-9-22: Jeff Zwirm

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Jeff Zwirm, certified expert in security and alarm systems. Jeff discusses alarm methodology for burglaries and how things have changed over the years with insurance coverage and recommendations to make our homes safer without spending a lot of money on safety. Also, is a ring doorbell system a great product and should homeowners display signs for intruders that they have an alarm system?


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Preferred Company 8-5-22: Lynn Macarin Mara

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Lynn Macarin Mara. Lynn shares ways to help individuals overcome the butterflies when dealing with social anxiety or nervousness in an important meeting, breathing techniques to help anxiety and assisting others lose weight by training the mind for positive thinking. Plus, she discusses dream interpretation and why it’s important to create a dream book.


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Preferred Company 8-4-22: Sandra Butler

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Sandra Butler, author of ‘The Kitchen is Closed and Other Benefits of Being Old’. This book is a collection of essays about the benefits of being old. Sandra tells her story of what life is like being an older woman at 84 years of age. She believes older people are misrepresented by others and that the definition of ‘old’ is a state of life. Sandra explains why telling truth, having fun and taking risks are the best way to inhabit the last chapter.


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Preferred Company 8-2-22: Linda Katherine Cutting

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Linda Katherine Cutting, author of ‘A is for Always’, which was at request of her adopted daughter. With gentle rhymes and lovely illustrations, A Is for Always celebrates the joy and love of adoption from A to Z. With B for birth parents, Q for questions, and U for understanding, it frames challenging aspects of adoption in a way children can understand. Best of all, each page shows a different adoptive family of cuddly animals welcoming and cherishing a new child. Linda shares the two letters that come up for all kids who are adopted.


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Preferred Company 7-26-22: Victoria Rader

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Victoria Rader, Possibility Coach and founder of YU2SHINE. Her journey of coaching others to be successful led her to realization of the importance of subconscious programming and energy work. Victoria is here to share with others on self improvement and helping others, the purpose of asking the question of changing someone for the better and the skills she uses to in the ‘law of growth’.


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Preferred Company 7-21-22: Dr. Vicki Matthews

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Dr. Vicki Mathews, naturopathic physician and advocate for natural healing and author of ‘The Five Elements of Relationships: How To Get Along with anyone, anytime and anyplace. She teaches a five elements system throughout the United States and Europe, guiding thousands to relationship transformation. This is based on the five elements model from ancient Chinese medicine. It explains the primary elemental personality types, helping people understand their own priorities and preferences and those of others. This dynamic brings clarity to all areas of life including friendship, romance, family, professional and parenting.


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Preferred Company 7-19-22: Faith Kilo & Tommi Dobbs

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Faith Kilo and Tommi Dobbs, representing the Faith Kenya Mission. The Faith Kenya Mission is a non-profit organization providing resources and aid to struggling communities in Kenya that people desperately need to live and survive. Through their compassion and dedication to serving, they work together to empower communities and deliver programs that provide accessible and affordable healthcare, quality education, training, and clean water. Faith Kenya Mission aspires to have a long-term impact on the region to promote sustainable growth and development now and for generations to come. Learn more at faithkenyamission.com.


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Preferred Company 7-12-22: Jonathan Busch

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Jonathan Busch, Mayor of Metuchen, New Jersey. Described as “a man on a mission”, Mayor Busch’s focus was to enhance Metuchen’s downtown, maintain the character of its neighborhoods, increase pedestrian safety and expand park and recreation spaces throughout the Borough. Jonathan discusses his last 4 1/2 years as mayor and how the town has thrived over the years. Plus, he discusses how became mayor, the challenges of construction development downtown, his aspirations for next few years and how he encourages others to get more involved in their community.


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Preferred Company 7-7-22: Elvir Causevic

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Elver Causevic, entrepreneur, wisdom school and wellness teacher and founder of upend.com. Elvir brings together trusted thought leaders on wisdom and life success. Now, he and other doctors teach others practical wisdom skills. Elvir explains why upend is different from other wellness initiatives, how he teaches skills to individuals and how to build forgiveness, empathy, peace and balance as a skill, what is a wisdom activist and what upend.com has done for people of the Ukraine.


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Preferred Company 7-1-22: Lynn Macarin Mara

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Lynn Macarin Mara, certified clinical social worker, working in the mental field for over twenty years in both in-patient and out-patient settings. Lynn discusses personal relationships with difficult people and how to address and treat others with positive thoughts instead of aggressive actions. Lynn explains why if you approach your situation negatively you will always have a negative outcome. She also discusses first steps to handling family issues when one family member isn’t talking to another or there is disagreement.


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Preferred Company 6-30-22: Kerry Docherty

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Kerry Docherty, owner of clothing line Feharty and author of ‘Somewhere Right Now’: a children’s book that reminds readers that even when we are having a bad day somewhere in the world, something beautiful is happening right now. Kerry shares the success of her clothing company, her kids and the motivation of writing her book during the pandemic. She believes mindfulness really helped her get through challenging moments in her life. Kerry also shares her thoughts on how mindfulness brings one to the present to avoid distractions and provides tips for beginners.


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