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Horses and Heroes is a Reality TV series, which combines the highly effective Peer Support Therapy with Equine Therapy. Unlike most in the genre, it will focus on healing and positive growth rather than endorsing bad behavior. Each season will bring together veterans from WWII to the current conflicts. They will be sharing their challenges and supporting each other as they find new solutions to their physical and emotional challenges. They know the talk because they have walked the walk. They see the dodges and will be able to call each other on them. Sparks may fly. Tempers may flare, especially when they force each other to face their ghosts. But there will also be laughter and fun as they rebuild the comradery, which kept them safe and strong. The snarkiness and practical jokes between the branches don’t simply end. There is always room for more. This interaction will help them rebuild that sense of brother and sisterhood they depended on while serving, which will help them reclaim their civilian lives. When it airs, it will reach into the homes of the veterans, who need to hear that they are not alone, and give them information as well as permission they need to also heal. They will help each other find their way back to the world. Veterans can’t go back and make a brand new start, but they can start from now and make a brand new end.

The casting of veterans is extremely important. They can make or break the series. Therefore we will be extremely cautious with each season’s cast, but the first is particularly important. Each season of Horses and Heroes will host eight veterans, who will be representative of all veterans. Thus, the cast will be based on diversity and inclusivity for gender, age, ethnicity, and branches of the military. For these reasons, we will be excluding those who propagate religious and political extremism. Horses and Heroes is solely about helping veterans heal and reclaim their lives. Too many have used them as disposable parts of the war machine or as political footballs to further their agendas. Veterans are people. Pure and simple. Horses and Heroes’ goal is to empower them to reclaim their lives by helping them face down their ghosts.

Horses and Heroes is not about pointing fingers or creating a political firestorm. It can’t fix the system nor will is it a cure-all. What it will do is show that there are alternatives, which effectively help military personnel and veterans to heal their way home.

In the same genre as the original Dark Shadows TV series, Chalice Island tells the Gothic Horror tales of how love and evil continue to battle over the souls of men as Jacqueline must choose between cursing her son and releasing an ancient evil.
Initially released as a feature film, Chalice Island will also serve as the pilot for a new TV series with the same name.


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When women respect and work with each other, nothing can stop us. Unfortunately, too many women would rather fight over scraps than to work with other women to blaze new trails.

*Jazz Hands* Mom

This is something that has been weighing on my heart for a very long time.  Possibly most of my life, but definitely the past year.  It’s time for it to come out.

Dear Nopes,

You probably wonder why I call you that.  You may even wonder if you are a Nope.  You…singularly…are not.  You…with other women…maybe?

A “Nope” is what I’ve always called large groups of women.  Those groups that you see having lunches together.  Those groups you see having large girls nights out.  Those groups that you see doing life together. 

Why do I call them a Nope?  For two reasons:

  1. Nope, I can’t deal with the cattiness that comes along with that many times.  (I’ve always had a theory that someone who will gossip to me will gossip about me.)
  2. Nope, they don’t want anything to do with me anyway.

So…Nopes…here’s what I wish you knew.

  • I wish…

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Based in Oklahoma, Kaleidoscope Film and Television will be producing and distributing film, television, documentary, and video projects in both domestic and international marketplaces as well as in all current and future distribution platforms. Focusing on entertainment projects based on ethnic, gender, and age diversity, especially for women, Native Americans, and veterans, the studio will produce projects that will reflect the ever-changing and ever-expanding world.

Kaleidoscope Film and Television will combine the best of the old school with modern technologies. Based on the concept originally created by D. W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks with United Artists, Kaleidoscope Film and Television intends to once again pull together the talent of producers, directors, actors, and crew, who want to take back their independence by having more financial and creative control of their careers. However, instead of focusing on only uniting individuals, Kaleidoscope will bring together the independent production companies to create a co-operative that will empower new voices, while producing quality and profitable entertainment.

More of a co-operative than a partnership, Kaleidoscope Film and Television will gather the talents of individuals and production companies together under one banner to create a choir of voices. Currently, it is seeking entertainment professionals, who would like to challenge the industry to become more inclusive.


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The Lost Art of Networking

Getting Real Again: Reviving The Lost Art Of Networking.


Rochelle Arjmand

I swear I looked like a deer caught in headlights!

I walked into a magical world. Taking in the sights and sounds of the beautiful rooftop of a swanky hotel. It was a picturesque gathering of my fellow connectors. An experience rich in bragging rights and business opportunities. A scene worthy of a red carpet, with the potential to facilitate world-class connections.

Yet there I froze. My whimsy interrupted when I was abruptly ‘welcomed’ by an oversized easel board littered with badges in an array of colors representing different occupations. I claimed my red advertising and communications badge, grabbed my two drink tickets, and was on my own. As a highly sought-after connector, this was where I belonged – in theory.

I felt otherwise. I was soon unable to differentiate the rattling of my nerves from the clattering of champagne glasses and cheerful surface banter. I became a lonely connector disconnected from my fellow humans, unable to forge authentic connections in a room of color-coded cliques. People were scrutinizing the color stripe on my badge to decide if I was worthy of approach. If my industry was good enough. If there was a return on the time invested in getting to know me.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, was my experience at one of the most reputed and well-known nationally syndicated networking events in the United States. I wondered; when did networking become a mass-marketed product that put people last? I tend to be cognizant of the comfort of those around me to a fault. If I – as a connector – was ill at ease and uncertain at this event, how did the introverts and inexperienced feel?

Somewhere along the way, we have let go of the art of networking.

We are all familiar with the famous sayings.

One connection can make a difference!

It’s not what you know; but who you know.

Your network is your net worth.

Yet we tend to feel unworthy and increasingly unconnected.

The pursuit of the elusive key connection often has us flocking to huge events with hundreds of attendees in a desperate attempt to find the missing piece of the puzzle. Standing in a sea of disconnected souls, none of whom you know, and few who seem to care to get to know you. The noise level makes it hard to start a conversation, let alone make a connection. And then there are the awkward moments. Being asked if you have a card on you, or asking for someone’s information like a police officer issuing a speeding ticket.

Somewhere along the line, we replaced quality with quantity and have given networking a bad name. We have turned intimate into intimidating. Transformational into transactional.

We are card collectors, acting like hunters and gatherers who are privy to a limited supply of contacts. We put pressure on ourselves to get our return on time at networking events by growing our contact list. Only to return home with a confusing pile of cards and little understood contacts. So where do we go from here?

Connection is a basic human desire. We all crave deep, meaningful, connections. By reducing human interactions to an obsession with meeting the person who can open the door to the job that will change our life we have detached from our most innate instincts as fellow human beings. Living in the glory days of instant gratification, we easily crack under the pressure, becoming disengaged and discouraged.

Perhaps not all networking events are disappointing. The most successful tend to be purpose-driven events hosted by a certain organization or industry. Such events tend to transcend the cocktail party vibe and unite people for the greater good. The more people and purpose-centric a networking event is, the better the experience and outcome for all involved. But even these meet-up models have moved away from the fine art of networking. Take trends like speed networking. Another attempt to increase the return on time is by sacrificing all that is sacred about genuine connection.

It’s time to go back to the basics. To the roots of what it means to connect. To be authentic in our interactions by default. Authentic is a word that carries both a heavyweight and an aura of overuse. Here the word is intentional and appropriate, as we increasingly see people with a hunger for care-based connections and a craving for the personal touch.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

It is time to experience a new way to connect.

Meet Rochelle Arjmand, a power broker to purpose-driven professionals.

With an innate ability to see possibilities and probabilities, Rochelle understands the big vision and the road map to get there from A to Z. Her signature rooftop gatherings are the place where real connections are made by real people. A breeding ground for big thinking and big missions to come to life.

The catalytic connections that are made at Rochelle’s events are life-changing. Mutually beneficial. Natural. Easy. The lucky few who are invited are a loyal bunch. They know the value of a carefully curated and well-cared-for community. The respect that event attendees show one another is a byproduct of the attention to detail and care that Rochelle puts into planning joyous events where deep, organic, conversations lead to lifelong friendships.

The results of collaborations and partnerships that have come under Rochelle’s watch are world-class. Two of her clients went on to form their own stage theater production company. They are now starring in and producing stage plays. Their connection was catalyzed by Rochelle’s rockstar PR work. Taking a grassroots approach, Rochelle was able to get their productions into multiple venues and create win-win situations for all involved.

It wasn’t long before Rochelle was asked to network on behalf of others. Rochelle now serves a select number of private clients with bespoke, connection-based, catalyzation blueprints and VIP Days. The key to her success is her sincere commitment to understanding the personality and purpose of her clients and building them a network that aligns with their personal and professional goals. VIP Days with Rochelle are full of potential for her clients. She spends these days attending events and facilitating introductions with a strategic focus. Success is a puzzle, and Rochelle is the world’s best at gathering all of the pieces and putting them together to create opportunities and impact.

But Rochelle does more than make introductions. Working intimately with her clients, she quickly becomes their secret weapon. Their catalyst. Their shortcut to success. Rochelle carefully screens potential connections for their ability to hold space for her client’s visions, putting in the time and energy required for the real magic to happen.

Rochelle is more than a connector. She is authentic and empathetic. A conduit. A dream catcher. The game-changer for high-performing, purpose-driven executives, experts, and entrepreneurs who know no limits. She intuitively identifies those missing puzzle pieces – what clients need to achieve their goals and make their dreams come true. She puts in the time. Does the research. And gets results. She guides clients step by step – and never loses sight of how important they – the people – are in the art of connecting.

Want to know what it is like to work with Rochelle?

“Rochelle is one of the most enthusiastic and optimistic people that I’ve ever met! She is a ray of light! Rochelle lights up a room anytime she walks in and is a magnet for success. Whatever she gets her hands on, she makes an absolute possibility.- Elizabeta Vidovic, Almost Normal Productions

“If you have a talent, Rochelle will put you in the best position to use it. This lady changed my life, I am an actor and I needed exposure so she took it upon herself to introduce me to a published author who just so happened to need an actor to portray the very character he had written about. The author and I would most likely have never met under any other circumstances, but Rochelle set it up and she even played a part in a certain movie producer appearing in the audience at one of the shows.- Tommy Caldwell, actor

“I believe in magic words, totems, and good luck charms. In the world of public and media relations, talent acquisition, and the entertainment business, the two magic words Rochelle Arjmand. – Jim White, screenwriter/director

If you’re ready to experiencing networking in a completely different way, what are you waiting for? Rochelle is here to help you. Let’s make things happen! To learn more about how Rochelle’s power-brokerage can dramatically shorten the path to your fullest potential and most vivacious dreams becoming reality, visit or reach out to Rochelle directly at


Kaleidoscope Film and Television has been registered in the State of Oklahoma and with the federal government. Its sole purpose is to produce and distribute film, television, documentary, and video projects in both domestic and international marketplaces as well as in all current and future distribution platforms. Focusing on entertainment projects based on ethnic, gender, and age diversity, the studio will produce projects that will reflect the ever-changing and ever-expanding world.

Focusing on low to medium-budgeted projects for film and television, Kaleidoscope Film and Television will gather the talents of individuals and production companies together under one banner to create a choir of voices. It will be located in southwest Oklahoma to maximize the talents from both coasts and receive the full benefit of their film incentives and temperate climate Currently, due to the financial challenges in the area, land and existing buildings are relatively inexpensive. The financial challenges will also make them more open to offering tax incentives for job creators. Additionally, the military bases and Native American populations will be huge assets to adding diversity to the studio projects.


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Messages from the universe will be hosting Matthew Timosyzk Monday, May at 3 pm eastern time on

as he talks about how he used the skills he learned serving in the military to build a successful film and television career. During the live show listeners may call (845) 241-9942 to speak with him.


Matthew S. Timoszyk has been working professionally in the entertainment industry for 30+ years and worked for Sacramento Theatrical Lighting (STL) for 8 years. His associations include California Musical Theatre, Music Circus, Sacramento Ballet, Sacramento Opera, Barnum and Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, BP Productions, Woodland Opera House, Stockton Civic Theatre, Showbiz Theatre Company, the Historic Oroville State Theatre and many more. Matthew is a professional member of the USITT, the Education Theatre Association, and a four-time recipient of SARTA’s ELLY Award, 2for Best Lighting Design, 1 for Best Sound Design, and 1 for Best Overall Musical Production. Matthew is also a filmmaker working with BCM Films and other independent film companies in the Sacramento region. Matthew and his wife Robin own and operate Garage Studio Production Services & Lost Art Cinema.

To learn more about how veterans can use the skills they learned in the military to build a successful career in the entertainment industry tune into

on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 3 pm eastern.

Horses and Heroes will tell veterans’ stories as they work together to find new coping skills for their physical and emotional challenges. Veterans will be given priority for jobs both in front of and behind the cameras. Go to the website to learn more.

Horses and Heroes website




Messages from the universe will be hosting comedian, author, and life guide Fran Capo on April 25, 2020 a 3 pm eastern at as she speaks about her current work and how humor helps people through challenging times. During the live show, listeners may call (845) 241-9942 to speak with her.

Fran Capo is a 9- time Guinness Book World Record holder, most known as the World’s Fastest Talking Woman at 603.32 WPM. She’s a comedienne, actress, 21-time author, ordained minister, consultant, spokesperson, motivational speaker, producer and adventurer who has dived with sharks, eaten fire, bungee jumped, climbed Kilimanjaro and gone down to the Titanic. She’s appeared on 450 TV and 4500 radio shows including Dr. Oz and Larry King Live. She is the radio host of “Fran’s World”, CBS’s “Live it Up” adventure correspondent, performs a one-woman show, “Love, Laughter, and Light” and has entertained our troops on every continent. During her Tedx talk entitled,“How a World Record Mindset can help you accomplish anything” she broke a world record live on the stage. She is presently working on her film, “Sensei and the Goldman”, training for her trek to Vietnam and doing “Cuppa Capo Live on FB every Monday and Friday at 11 am est during the Coronastaycation mandate.

Cuppa Capo live every Monday & Wed 11 AM Eastern / 8 AM Pacific 


To learn more about Fran Capo and how humor can help you through your life’s challenges tune into

on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at 3 pm eastern.

Horses and Heroes will tell veterans’ stories as they work together t find new coping skills for their physical and emotional challenges. Veterans will be given priority for jobs both in front of and behind the cameras. Go to the website to learn more.

Horses and Heroes’ Website


Messages from the universe will be hosting, the Executive Director and Founder of the Peace Ranch, Jackie Kaschel and Social Worker, Jan Stump on Friday, April 24. 2020 at 2 pm eastern at

as they share how equine therapy helps veterans find new coping skills for their challenges and reclaim their lives. To speak with Kaschel and ask questions call (845) 241-9942.

Jackie Kaschel is the Executive Director and Founder of PEACE Ranch; a faith-based community center founded to provide experiential, equine-assisted counseling and educational activities using horses for the greater Grand Traverse region. The ranch serves a broad population with EAGALA Model equine-assisted activities and specializes with at-risk youth, trauma-based issues for children and Veterans, and difficult to treat issues like addiction and autism. Jackie oversees all aspects of the organization including staff, program design, implementation, assessment and provides overall organizational direction.

Jackie is an Advanced Certified MH/ES and Professional Mentor through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association to practice EAGALA Model equine-assisted psychotherapy and personal development. Her love of horses began in childhood but expertise was developed as an adult when she achieved the Partnership Level through the Parelli Natural Horsemanship curriculum in 2007. Since then, Jackie has taught herd dynamics, equine communication, and their practical application to hundreds of students. Her forte is with traumatized horses having rehabilitated and trained 50+ rescue horses, many of which were unable to be handled.

Social Work veteran, Jan Stump offers the culmination of knowledge and experience in the Social Work field – trauma care, expressive therapies, training & teaching. Experience with children, adults, and families, sexual trauma, war atrocities, addiction, chronic pain. Highly motivated self-starter, excellent communication and team-building skills, extensive knowledge/experience, and a survival sense of humor.

Tune in to 

on April 24 at 2 pm eastern to learn more about how equine therapy helps veterans from Jackie Kaschel and Jan Stump the Executive Director of the Peace Ranch.

Horses and Heroes will tell veterans’ stories as they work together t find new coping skills for their physical and emotional challenges. Veterans will be given priority for jobs both in front of and behind the cameras. Go to the website to learn more.


With all the stress and chaos, self-care and dealing with core issues are more important than ever. It’s easy to talk the talk, but walking that path takes discipline, courage and a snarky sense of humor. On April 18,2020 at 4:30 pm eastern at  Messages from the universe will host, Elizabeth Blake-Thomas as she speaks about how Project Phoenix will help those in the entertainment industry, who are financially challenged by Corvid 19. To speak with Blake-Thomas or to ask her questions call (845) 241-9942 during the live show.  After the show, the interview will be available at the same link.

Director Elizabeth Blake-Thomas is a British award-winning filmmaker and philanthropist based in Los Angeles, having recently completed her 8th feature film. Her latest feature Evie Rose, starring Oscar-nominated actress Terry Moore, follows the heartwarming story of an unusual friendship during the final days of a 100-year-old woman’s life. Elizabeth is the founder and resident director of entertainment company Mother & Daughter Entertainment, whose motto is “Making Content That Matters”, putting the focus on each project starting a conversation amongst viewers. Her most recent project, Project Phoenix, is a campaign to help support struggling crewmembers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

An Official Ambassador of Awareness Ties for Human Trafficking, Elizabeth hopes to raise more awareness to the horrific nature of human trafficking and help put a stop to it. Her award-winning short film UNSEEN, which addresses the role technology plays in the facilitation of child trafficking, was awarded “Best Short Film” by Film Threat’s Award This! and is currently available on all platforms. Being a female director, Elizabeth strives to make projects with at least a 50/50 female cast and crew. A regular on panels at Sundance, Cannes and Toronto International Film Festival, Elizabeth mentors wherever possible, ensuring she sends the elevator back down to all other female directors and filmmakers.

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Tune in April 18, 2020, at 4:30 eastern at to learn more about why Elizabeth Blake-Thomas created the Phoenix Project and how it will be helping those in the entertainment industry, who have been financially challenged by the Corvid 19. To speak with Blake-Thomas or to ask her questions call (845) 241-9942 during the live show.  After the show, the interview will be available at the same link.

Horses and Heroes will tell veterans’ stories as they work together t find new coping skills for their physical and emotional challenges. Veterans will be given priority for jobs both in front of and behind the cameras. Go to the website to learn more.

Horses and Heroes’ website