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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Death Doesn't Have to End Your Life

 





Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes is hosting author of the spiritually healing book "Out of the Ashes", Benjamin Allen on January 30, 2014 at 1 pm eastern as he shares how he found peace after the death of his family.









Benjamin Allen has worked with grieving individuals and groups for decades. He has also been trained and certified by The Grief Recovery® Institute (GRI. Benjamin began his career as a Southern Baptist minister and was the pastor of Pacifica Baptist Church in California. He worked for the Christian Life Commission of the Baptist General Convention of Texas from 1985-1991. He was the founding Director of the Dallas AIDS Interfaith Network, and a member of the Texas Legislative Task Force on AIDS and the National AIDS Commission. From 1991-1995 he worked with the HIV Research Group at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.
Several years ago Benjamin appeared extensively in the media beginning with the New York Times, Dateline, The Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20 and various local newspapers, especially The Dallas Morning News. His story also featured on The Oprah Winfrey show. The subject matter focused on the tragic circumstances his family endured.





 













His wife received a blood transfusion tainted with HIV during the birth of their first child. Consequently, his wife and their two children died, the first being in 1985 and the last death was in 1995.
In the midst of all this, one TV producer approached him to secure the rights to make a film about his life. He declined. Many people asked him to write his story, knowing how much it could potentially help others. He was not ready.









Finally, after many years of emotional and spiritual exploration, he came to a place of peace. This book, “Out of The Ashes,” details that journey. Portraying normal people in abnormal situations, the book shows how he, and those he loved and lost, came to a deeper connection with life in the embrace of death. It is an examination of what grief can take, but what it can also give. It is not a book about AIDS. It is a book that offers practical tips for dealing with any type of grief and moving into acceptance and healing.

 




Allen's websites
http://www.theafterloss.net/blog-2/
http://www.theafterloss.net/
https://www.facebook.com/TheAfterloss






Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on January 9,2014 at 1 pm eastern to to learn how Benjamin Allen emotionally survived the death of his family. 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/2014/01/30/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it













 





Monday, January 27, 2014

Improving the Box Office



So many people complain about the quality of film and television, yet they continue to do nothing to make the needed changes in the industry. If you settle for the lesser of the available evils, you are still supporting bad entertainment.

Independent film makers have alternatives to the remakes, sequels, and rehashes. Digital advances in distribution give them the ability to support theatrical releases; thereby raising their profitability margin. They have the ability to produce quality projects. What they don’t have is the support of investors and lenders to make their projects a reality.

Never Can Say Good-bye is about having a second chance to make different decisions. It has the right message of hope at the right time. Due to the diversity of the cast and crew, it still qualities as a low budget film. A lower budget combined with a recognizable cast increases the profitability potential. In addition, the budget includes enough P & A to support 500 screens for two weeks; after which production team will decide if it will continue to self distribute or see a partnership with a distributor. Executive Producer, Theresa Chaze, has already gained the interest of three theatre chains. It will be very easy to get the 500 screens.

Like so many films, Never Can Say Good-bye’s biggest hurtle is funding. Unlike most studio films, the production team will be innovative with the production challenges, which will enhance the value of the each dollar spent during the production, post production, and the marketing of Never Can Say Good-bye. The paperwork to grandfather in Never Can Say Good-bye into Section 181 of the Jobs Act has already been completed. This is federal tax deduction gives investors a K-1 deduction equal to 100% of their investment in the production costs. Additionally, Never Can Say Good-bye LLC will be applying for and expects to be approved for the Michigan’s Film Incentive program.

It also needs the male lead. Initially Adrian Paul agreed to portray the role of Michael, but his LOI has expired. Although we are still considering him and he is listed in our presentations, we have opened up the role to other actors. We are also considering, but have not yet spoke with: Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Robby Benson.

Michael is a 45-50 year old man, who is an author and professor, but he looks more like a lumberjack. He has been looking for his twin flame for his entire life. When he moves to Coyote Springs, he thinks he has found her. But when his true twin flame appears, he realizes that he made the same horrible mistake. He must choose between reclaiming his lost love and seeking to revenge for murder of his son.

To learn more about what we need and what we are offering please go to our website at http://cproduction5.wix.com/cosmos-productions-#!page2/cjg9 




  " Instant Karma is going to get you."
                                       John Lennon
 
Have you ever met someone and suddenly  felt love or hate? Yet for the life of you couldn't remember  them.  Would you want to  remember? Would you want to know if it could save  your life?


Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller  feature film with the  logline love and hate survives death


http://cproduction5.wix.com/cosmos-productions-Please like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Nevercansaygoodbyeparanormalfilm/info Courage isn't the lack of fear, but the ability to set it aside and  focus on what is truly important












 


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Horses and Heroes: Coping with the Physical and Emotional Challenges of War

 
Horse and Heroes will be filmed at Charity Hill Ranch in Rapid City, Michigan. This semi-scripted documentary will provide dual benefits for military personnel and veterans. Not only will it share personal stories and raise awareness about the effectiveness of Equine Therapy, but it will also be give job preference to veterans. 

Animal Assisted Therapy is extremely effective for those who are physically and emotionally challenged. It has become widely used in cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Closed Brain Injuries. Although almost any animal can be a healer, dogs and horses are the ones that are most commonly partnered with veterans. Dogs have the advantage of being accepted in both cities and rural areas. However, horses more accurately reflect the mood of the person handling them. This ability is helpful for the PSTD patient to learn how to recognize their own feelings. In this way, they learn how to retrain their mind and body reacts to stressers.

Founded in 2001, Charity Hill Ranch specializes in Traumatic Brain injury and PTSD. Christine O'Connell, the owner and manager, has been a PATH International Certified Instructor of 10 Years, and specializes in Traumatic Brain Injury as well as being a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Sarah Wilson is a Mental Health Specialist with Degrees in Psychology and Education. Charity Hill Ranch has been certifed as a Premier Accredited Center of Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (P.A.T.H.). It is also a member of Horses 4 Heroes Inc.

Horses and Heroes will be hosted by veteran, Barbara (Bobby) Kilgore and will be directed by Vietnam Veteran, Larry Wilcox. These are only two of the veterans, who will be part of the production team. Horses and Heroes LLC will be hiring veterans, who are already in the entertainment industry as well as opening the door for those who are looking for a new career. 
























A semi-scripted documentary, Horses and Heroes will create a greater awareness of Animal Assisted Therapy for civilians, military personnel, veterans, and their families. The goal is to create an understanding of how and why the therapy works, thereby giving those suffering from PTSD another therapeutic option. To learn more about goals of Horses and Heroes and watch the video presentation go to Horses and Heroes' website at http://cproduction5.wix.com/cosmos-productions-#!page3/cee5.






Courage isn't the lack of fear, but the ability to set it aside and  focus on what is truly important
 



Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Interview with best selling paranormal author J.D. Horn






Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes is hosting magical fantasy author J.D. Horn on January 23, 2014 at 1 pm eastern. We will be talking about how the paranormal experiences in his life influences his writing as well as combined Jewish mysticism with Southern Gothic in his novel In the Line.
J. D. Horn was raised in rural Tennessee, and has since carried a bit of its red clay in him while travelling the world, from Hollywood, to Paris, to Tokyo. He studied comparative literature as an undergrad, focusing on French and Russian in particular. He also holds an MBA in international business and worked as a financial analyst before becoming a novelist. When not writing he is likely running, and he has race bibs from two full marathons and about thirty half marathons. He and his spouse, Rich, and their three pets split their time between Portland, Oregon and San Francisco. 
 



The Line by J. D. Horn. In advance of its release on February 1, the book has already become a best seller on Amazon.* The Line, an urban fantasy set in Savannah, Georgia, is the first book of the Witching Savannah series. In his debut as an author, Horn powerfully portrays the Hoodoo underbelly of this genteel and charming small city. Please consider interviewing J. D. for your podcast "Until You Walk the Path." I would be pleased to send you a review copy.



Recalling the otherwordly drama of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse, The Line is centered on Mercy Taylor, young scion to the most powerful witch family of the south, who has grown up in the shadow of her talented and charismatic twin sister, because unfortunately, she was born without the gift of magic. Mercy has always thought herself content. But when a series of mishaps -- culminating in the death of the Taylor matriarch -- leaves a vacuum in the mystical underpinnings of Savannah, she finds herself thrust into a mystery that could shake her family apart, and unleash a darkness the line of Taylor witches has been keeping at bay for generations.



In this riveting contemporary fantasy, Horn delivers the full betrayal, blood, and familial discord of the best of Southern gothic.



Horn's websites:
http://www.witchingsavannah.com/



http://www.amazon.com/The-Line-Witching-Savannah-Horn/dp/1477809732/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375979365&sr=8-1&keywords=witching+savannah



Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on January 23 ,2014 at 1 pm eastern to to learn how J.D. Horn intertwined his magical world within the modern day. 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/2014/01/23/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it







"JD Horn weaves an intricate, gripping tale of magic and mysticism with the assured grace and lyricism of a seasoned novelist. "
-- Kathryn Leigh Scott, author of Dark Passages, Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood and Down and Out in Beverly Heels, and star of the classic TV series "Dark Shadows."



  " Instant Karma is going to get you."
                                       John Lennon

Have you ever met someone and suddenly  felt love or hate? Yet for the life of you couldn't remember  them.  Would you want to  remember? Would you want to know if it could save  your life?


Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller  feature film with the  logline love and hate survives death


http://cproduction5.wix.com/cosmos-productions-
Please like our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Nevercansaygoodbyeparanormalfilm/info
Courage isn't the lack of fear, but the ability to set it aside and  focus on what is truly important


 

Equine Therapy: Help for Veterans

Recently I was interviewed on a Southern California radio station.  The topic was our documentary Horses and Heroes.  Although, I am very grateful for the opportunity, between my nervousness and the time limit we weren't able to properly cover the who, what, when, how, and why of Horses and Heroes.  I was able to cover the first four in very general terms.  It was the why that I found myself unable properly answer on air.

Military personnel and veterans are people.  They are not disposable parts of the war machine.  They are not marketing tools to increase corporations' bottom lines.   They are more than the selfless heroes that John Wayne portrayed or Sylvester Stallone's out of control outcast Rambo.  Neither character matches the reality of who military personnel and veterans are as individuals.  As with all large groups of people, there are members who are good, bad, and ugly, yet the media seems to just focus on the two extremes, instead of the telling the stories of the real people.

No matter what branch of service, military personnel and veterans are mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters.  They are our families and our friends.  They are individuals with unique talents and dreams, who chose to stand between our nation and harm's way.  In doing so, they not only permanently changed their lives, but also the lives of those who love them.   For many the life of service is a family tradition that goes back generations.  For them it is more than a job, it is a matter of honor and pride.  It is their way of life.

There are corporations who see military personnel, veterans and their families merely in the terms of marketing demographics.  Their generic messages are tweak to make their products appear to be target audience specific, yet the only thing military about the product is the advertising campaign.  However, not all businesses are looking to exploit military personnel and veterans.  There are many companies, who honestly support them.  Their products specifically focus on the needs and life challenges of those who serve and are more than just another Veteran's Day Car Saleathon.  It may not seem so, but there is a difference between the two.  The former puts their bottom line first and foremost, leaving the human element to be nothing more an after thought.  The latter puts the people first by providing necessary products and services; in doing so they create a balance between human needs and profitability.

Horses and Heroes started as an episode for our TV documentary series about horses, Spirit of a Nation.  However, in doing the research, I learned there was enough information as well as a need for both.  The episode for Spirit of a Nation will encompass all aspects of Equine Therapy; while Horses and Heroes will focus on the how working with the horses helps military personnel and veterans face their physical and emotional challenges.  Horses and Heroes will provide dual benefits.  Not only will it share the personal stories about the effectiveness of Equine Therapy, but we will also be give jobs to veterans already in the entertainment industry and opening the door for those who are looking for a new career.

We all serve in our own way.  Although I would be best described as a Fobbit (It is the equivalent to REMF).  Although the term is derogatory, in my case it is also accurate.    I'm only really capable of shooting off my mouth, but I am very good at it.  I'm a story teller, who tells the tales of those who face their fears and make a difference. I am a researcher that can ferret out accurate information and separate it from BS.  As a producer and editor, I tie it all together in such a way that even civilians can understand.   I might not be able to pull a trigger, but I can back up those who do.

Please help us help our military personnel and veterans by supporting Horses and Heroes.  To learn more please visit our website at http://cproduction5.wix.com/cosmos-productions-#!page3/cee5 



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" Instant Karma is going to get you."
                                       John Lennon

Have you ever met someone and suddenly  felt love or hate? Yet for the life of you couldn't remember  them.  Would you want to  remember? Would you want to know if it could save  your life?


Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller  feature film with the  logline love and hate survives death


http://cproduction5.wix.com/cosmos-productions-
Please like our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Nevercansaygoodbyeparanormalfilm/info
Courage isn't the lack of fear, but the ability to set it aside and  focus on what is truly important








Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Joseph-Mark Cohen: Understanding Earth and Energy Changes




Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes is hosting Kabbalistic Master Astrologer and founder of the Tree of Life Mystery School Joseph-Mark Cohen on January 9, 2014 at 1 pm eastern. We will be talking about the Earth and energy changes will be affecting our lives this new year.










Joseph-Mark Cohen is Kabbalistic Master Astrologer & sound healer with over 40 years experience. He is an author and a poet whose reveals his vision through his work. He is a tour guide of the sacred sites in Egypt, Sedona AZ, Ireland, and other mystical islands. He created the Crop Circle Oracle card deck.


Pneemah is a Hebrew word that speaks of the inner essence at the core of the phenomenal world. Pneemah is a cousin to the Greek word for breath or animating spirit. It is also an ancient/new network of souls and lightworkers devoted to Planetary Healing at pivotal astrological and galactic moments that initiate magnetic field fluctuations affecting the Earth's grid. Pneemah is a network of researchers and kabbalistic healers who have chosen to participate in a radiatory healing experiment to broadcast positive vibrations at times of change and crisis to the Earth's energy field. 









 
You can learn more about his work at www.treeoflifeschool.com

Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on January 9,2014 at 1 pm eastern to to learn more about what we can expect in 2014. 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/2014/01/09/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it