Monday, May 04, 2015

Saving Veterans' Lives


















Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting with  author, and Executive Director of of the non-profit organization Huts For Vets, Paul Anderson May 7, .2015 at 1 pm eastern as he talks about how the wilderness therapy saves veterans lives .




Paul Andersen has been a professional writer for over 35 years. He is a book author, screenplay writer, editor, historian, magazine contributor, seminar leader, wilderness guide and columnist for the Aspen Times. His latest book, “The High Road to Aspen,” is a history of Independence Pass that tells the founding story of Aspen. He also recently authored “The Story of Snowmass,” a thorough history pictorial account of Snowmass Village and ski resort. Andersen founded Huts For Vets in January 2013, a non-profit designed to help combat veterans cope with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other combat-related maladies. The program focuses on wilderness as a place for national healing and the 10th Mountain Ski Huts near Aspen as safe havens.















Huts for Vets was founded in Aspen, Colorado in January 2013 to provide, at no cost to participants, wilderness and communal experiences as therapeutic healing for U.S. veterans and active-duty service members. It's mission is to help veterans adjust to and enjoy civilian life by gaining tools for enhancing mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health. The participants learn at psychological and experiential levels through immersion in wilderness, physical challenge, group discussions and contemplative thought – making wilderness a place of national healing.





Procedure
Qualifying psychological questionnaire required to assure formation of compatible and effective support grouping
Privacy and confidentiality respected
Psychological interventions available in the field when appropriate
Follow-up contacts with fellow participants
Huts for Vets staff is trained in wilderness First Aid

Values
Interact with fellow veterans in a small group (12 participants max.)
Experience therapeutic calming techniques
Discover peace, tranquility, and an expanded sense of belonging
Explore healing opportunities through wilderness hiking and group discussions
Link to other therapeutic approaches and a menu of PTSD programs





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Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on May 7, 2015 at 1 pm eastern to learn more about how Huts for Vets gives veterans a new life's mission. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.





















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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Guitars Not Guns: Changing the World, One Kid at a Time
























Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting with musician, author, and President of Guitars Not Guns, Gregg Hammond on April 16.2015 at 1 pm eastern as he talks about how the arts makes positive changes in children and teenagers' lives.







Musician, mentor, guitar teacher, philanthropist, and author born in DC. Gregg's family moved away from DC in the late 60's to escape the violence of the riots. The move landed him in the Florida Keys, where he grew up learning to live in the natural surroundings, teaching fishing, snorkeling, & exploring in the back country islands of the Keys. Hurricanes destroyed his guitar studio and then his home. With his dog and a guitar, he began a journey to find a larger purpose for his life. He traveled highways and mountain wilderness searching for his truth. Returning to DC in 2002, Gregg experienced violence in the streets. He and his father were randomly attacked by a gang of kids in '04. He was held at gunpoint by teens in '05, and nearly ambushed again by another gang in '06. These experiences compelled him to take action to make a difference. He founded GNG DC and volunteers his time wearing many hats within the charity to keep it going. He has witnessed miracles in the classroom. His vision includes bringing the world together, all playing the same song at the same time, featuring many of the Guitars Not Guns students up on the stages with great musicians like Paul McCartney, U2, and Ben Harper.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7ruRWlaRU4

Gregg’s memoir, Set Me Free: The True Story of a Real Guitar Hero, tells the inspiring story of a man who has reinvented himself many times and helped hundreds of kids and teens to do the same.



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Tune intohttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on April 16 at 1 pm eastern to learn how giving the give of music gives hope and changes the life paths from Gregg Hammond.The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.














Love can be a blessing or the curse that destroys an entire town.
Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?
Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller-horror that combines a traditional ghost story with unique twists.













Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Veterans Telling the Real Stories and Healing Their Way Home

Horses and Heroes is not about pointing fingers or creating a political firestorm.  It is a documentary series, which will help military personnel and veterans find a new way to cope with the physical and emotional challenges brought into their lives by war.  Equine Therapy does not involve drugs nor lying on a couch and spilling their guts to a therapist.  What it does do is help them find new ways to see and react to their emotional triggers.  It helps their bodies remember how it used to work.  It can't replace what was lost, but it can give them the confidence to see that they are more than the sum of their body parts.  Horses and Heroes will give veterans and military personnel the information they need to find alternative healing solutions, which can help lower the suicide rate.

It will provide the dual benefit of also providing jobs.  We will be hiring veterans already in the entertainment industry as well as opening the door for those who are looking for a new career. 

Horses and Heroes will create a greater awareness healing benefits of Equine Therapy for civilians, military personnel, veterans, and their families not only for those currently serving, but also for those from previous wars, who never addressed their issues. Horses and Heroes can’t fix the system nor will be it is a cure all.  What it will do is show that there are alternatives, which  more effectively help them heal their way home.  They can't go back and make a brand new start, but they can start from the now and make a brand new end.

This is the video we shot to grandfather Horses and Heroes into Section 181 of the Jobs Act.



To learn more please visit our website by clicking here







Monday, March 30, 2015

Patricia Harman: Nurse-Midwife, Healer, Author


















Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting with midwife, author, and healer, Patricia Harman on April 3 at 1 pm eastern as she talks about her amazing healing journey and the books that sprouted from it.



Patricia Harman has spent over thirty years caring for women as a midwife, first as a lay-midwife, delivering babies in cabins and on communal farms in West Virginia, and later as a nurse-midwife in teaching hospitals and in a community hospital birthing center.




She spent over a decade in the sixties and seventies in her wild youth living in rural communes in Washington (Tolstoy Farm), Connecticut (The Committee for Non-Violent Action) and Minnesota (Free Folk). During the Vietnam years, she and her husband, Tom Harman, traveled the country, often hitch-hiking, as they looked for a place to settle. In 1974 they purchased a farm with a group of like-minded friends on top of a ridge in Roane County, West Virginia. Here on the commune, they built log houses, dug a pond, grew and preserved their own food and started the Growing Tree Natural Foods Cooperative.























It was during this time that Patsy attended her first home birth, more or less by accident. "Some people are destined," she has written. "I was staying at a woman friend's commune when she went into labor and I ended up delivering my first baby." Soon after, Harman traveled to Austin, Texas to train with a collective of home-birth midwives. When she returned, she became one of the founding members of The West Virginia Cooperative of Midwives. Her passion for caring for women and babies led her to become an RN as the first step in getting licensed as certified nurse midwife. In 1985, with her children, a yowling cat and her husband she traveled north, pulling a broken down trailer to begin her training at the University of Minnesota where she received her MSN in Nurse-Midwifery.



For the past twenty years, Ms. Harman has been a nurse-midwife on the faculty of The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University and most recently West Virginia University. In 1998 she went into private practice with her husband, Tom, an OB/Gyn, in Morgantown, West Virginia. Here they devoted their lives to caring for women and bringing babies into the world in a gentle way.



When, in 2003, the cost of liability insurance for Obstetrics sky-rocketed from $70,000 a year to $110,000, the Harman's decided to give up deliveries. Though many loyal patients grieved the loss of their favorite mid-wife/physician team, the change in life style gave the author time to begin writing her first book, The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir.



Patricia Harman still lives and works with her husband, Ob/Gyn Thomas Harman, in Morgantown, West Virginia at their clinic, Partners in Women's Health Care. Though she no longer attends births, she provides care for women in early pregnancy and through-out the life span. She brings to this work the same dedication and compassion she brought to obstetrics.







The USA Today bestselling author of The Midwife of Hope River returns with a heartfelt sequel, a novel teeming with life and full of humor and warmth, one that celebrates the human spirit.






















The Great Depression has hit West Virginia hard. Men are out of work; women struggle to feed hungry children. Luckily, Nurse Becky Myers has returned to care for them. While she can handle most situations, Becky is still uneasy helping women deliver their babies. For these mothers-to-be, she relies on an experienced midwife, her dear friend Patience Murphy.



Though she is happy to be back in Hope River, time and experience have tempered Becky’s cheerfulness-as tragedy has destroyed the vibrant spirit of her former employer Dr Isaac Blum, who has accompanied her. Patience too has changed. Married and expecting a baby herself, she is relying on Becky to keep the mothers of Hope River safe.





But becoming a midwife and ushering precious new life into the world is not Becky’s only challenge. Her skills and courage will be tested when a calamitous forest fire blazes through a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. And she must find a way to bring Isaac back to life and rediscover the hope they both need to go on.



Full of humor and compassion, The Reluctant Midwife is a moving tribute to the power of optimism and love to overcome the most trying circumstances and times, and is sure to please fans of the poignant Call the Midwife series.



Harman's websites:


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Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on April 3 at 1 pm eastern to learn from and speak with Midwife and author Patricia Harman. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.


The interview will be available in the archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze/2015/04/03/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it-goes











Love can be a blessing or the curse that destroys an entire town.
Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life? 

Elizabeth was asked by her mentor to teach a writing course at a small college. Since she never forgets a kindness, she reluctantly agrees. Arriving in town, she instantly regrets her decision. She wants to run, but she is honor bound to stay. Even as the ghost of a small child begs her to forgive, the memories of another time arouse feelings of hatred that she doesn't understand and cannot control. When she meets Shane, all of their lives are thrown onto a dangerous collision course from which they can neither run, nor can they hide. The question is, "Can they overcome their tragic past or will they be doomed to repeat it?"





Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller much like Ghost, The Others, and the Dark Shadows TV series.

Amazing films come from a great script being combined with talented actors, who have been cast in the right role, a crew that uses innovation rather than shocking the audiences' senses with sex and violence, and a distributor, who has the vision to give the audiences original content. Never Can Say Good-bye has the romance of Ghost, the suspense of The Others and the plot twists that will satisfy the millions Dark Shadows fans. Join our team to be proud of being part of an amazing film. 


To learn more about our cast and crew please visit our website Website by clicking here.
































Saturday, March 14, 2015

Lethal Weapon Meets Lost Boys





Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes hosting rising filmmaker Joshua Hall at 1 pm eastern on March 15, 2015 as we talk about the his current projects as well as the changes in the Horror genre.




Wisconsin born filmmaker. Joshua Hall is best known as a his ability to scare the audiences with his work both in front of and behind the cameras. He graduated from Cudahy High School in 1999 and Attended Milwaukee Area Tech College for Creative writing and screen writing. He attended varies internships as well for independent sets. Joshua took part is varies commercials such as Rainbow casino, Harlem Furniture, and few others. Joshua had a bit part on the history Channel as a military missile pilot. His shorts include a vampire film called Crossed, Blur Effect, and New Purpose. His script, An Angel Story has been optioned and he is packaging a Comedy called Chase and Pursuit.










Dark Collective is his current horror project. It’s a vampire film, which is Lethal Weapon Meets Lost Boys



Hall's websites:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1832858619/the-dark-collective
https://www.facebook.com/joshua.m.hall
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2540393/?ref_=tt_ov_wr
https://www.facebook.com/TheDarkCollective







Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on March 15, 2015 at 1 pm eastern to listen as Jushua Hall share his tips about how write and produce horror films.. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.



The interview will be available after the show in the archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze/2015/03/15/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it-goes














Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?
Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller-horror that combines a traditional ghost story with unique twists.









Monday, February 23, 2015

How to make a profit by investing in films



Amazing films come from a great script being combined with talented actors, who have been cast in the right role, a crew that uses innovation rather than shocking the audiences' senses with sex and violence, and a distributor, who has the vision to give the audiences original content. Never Can Say Good-bye has the romance of Ghost, the suspense of The Others and the plot twists that will satisfy the millions Dark Shadows fans.

We have the interest, but not yet the commitment of a distributor.  The Michigan Film Incentive and product placement will give us a great P & A budget, which will give us better bargaining power with distributors and  Theatrical chains.  We grandfathered it into Section 181 of the Jobs Act.  We will do everything possible to give the investor(s) an active role so they can used the federal tax deduction on both their passive and active income.

We have an amazing cast and crew, who will give Never Can Say Good-bye the highest production standards.  It will touch audiences' hearts as they are scaring their socks off.

Join our team for the opportunity to make a good profit, while being able to be proud of being part of an amazing film




 If you were given a second chance, would you choose love or revenge?




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Love can be a blessing or the curse that destroys an entire town.
Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?
Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller-horror that combines a traditional ghost story with unique twists.







Friday, February 06, 2015

The Art of Self Promotion

You published your book. It's wonderful. Everyone says so-even those who don't know you. The reviewers love it. It's released to the public and you anticipate the many sales. But nothing happens. It's a wonderful book. Everyone says so, including the reviewers. Why aren't people buying it?

The tracks have been laid. The CD has been compiled. The music video has been produced. People love you when play locally and travel to attend your concerts. Your music is available on many sites as downloads and as a CD, yet it isn't being bought.

Your business has an amazing website. It's easy to navigate. You have quality products and a great reputation, but your website isn't getting traffic that you need to make the sales.

Your non-profit social advocacy group has a great platform, which actively makes a difference for others. Your board includes well respected experts in your field, passionate advocates, and volunteers, yet your fund raising efforts don't reflect the time, energy, and resources that your team has expended.

Why have your efforts and resources paid off? Simple. There are thousand of others vying to gain the same attention. Your message has gotten lost in the promotional and marketing din. If customers don't know about it or can't find it, they can't buy it. A PR firm could change that, but they would cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

Promotion raises awareness. Marketing creates the need. They both are only effective they create enough positive buzz to gain both the attention and interest of your customers. It's more than just declaring to the world you have a fabulous product. You have to show why you are different and better than the rest.

But to do that you need to get their attention not only once but at least three times. That's what it takes to motivate consumers. Once to see. Once to remember. Once to buy.

I will be talking about low cost, yet highly effective ways to gain the attention of the search engines, which will bring you the customers and sales that you want.

Topics will include:
Developing your brand
Effective promotions and marketing as opposed to spamming
Cost efficient marketing tools
Effective use of keywords

The Art of Self Promotion is a one hour teleseminar, which will be held on February 18 at 9 pm eastern.
I will be talking about the importance of being able to effectively promote and market yourself as well as your work. I will help you create and strengthen your brand. 

As a writer and producer, I have helped individuals, PR firms, publishers, and non profit organizations reach their target audiences with press releases, videos, and business platforms. Even if you have a PR and Marketing firm representing you, you still need to put time and effort to supporting your brand. You will always be your best advocate. I will show you how to positively represent yourself and your work.
The official length is one hour. But I have a tendency to run over. The cost for the seminar is $10.00. Please contact me for details.


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