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Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting the Assistant Director of Counseling at Veterans Upward Bound, Dinu Skariah on May 31, 2016 at 2 pm eastern as we talk about the educational opportunities available for veterans.

Dinu Skariah began his professional career as an educator in a middle school located in Broadview, Illinois. After completing four years of service in the public school system, he made the transition to higher education. His began employment with Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) at Roosevelt University in September2005. as a counselor. His job duties include preparing veterans for the rigors of college, helping them understand financial aid options, directing them to academic and career resources, and mentoringthem to become successful in their chosen career path. He is an active member of the National Association of Veterans Upward Bound (NAVUB), and have served in NAVUB’s Executive Board in several roles including Vice President, Conference Chair, and Development Chair.

The mission of Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is to help Illinois veterans improve their lives through free, educational/career transitional services designed to provide superior support to returning veterans. Since 1995, Roosevelt University’s VUB has been helping Chicagoland veterans “knock the rust off their academic skills” through refresher classes, one-on-one tutoring, and online instruction. Veterans are also helped in identifying the school they wish to attend, by securing GI-Bill, federal, and state financial aid, as well as through individualized career and academic counseling.

Websites:

www.vubchicago.com   (local org.)

www.navub.org  (national org.)

YouTube channel

Linked In 

Tune intohttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on May 31 at 2 pm eastern to learn more about how veterans can make full use of the educational opportunities avail to them.. 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/2016/05/31/until-you-walk-the-path-you-dont-know-where-it-goes

 

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 the veterans from WWII to the current conflicts. They will be sharing their challenges and supporting each other as they find new solutions. 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 the ghosts. When it airs, it will reach into the homes of the veterans, who need to hear that they are not alone and give them the information as well as the 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.

Website

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They raised their hand and swore an oath to defend the country against all enemies both domestic and abroad.  They did their duty.  They stood the line.  They risked their lives. They took other lives in defense of the nation.  They protected each other.  They fulfilled their commitment.  They received their honors as they took off their uniform and rejoined civilian life only to find that comradery that helped them through the challenges and stress of military service was also boxed away.

While in service no brother or sister in arms was left behind. However, many found themselves without a support system to help them through the transition from military personnel to veteran.   It takes more than three hots and cot to move past the experiences that permanent altered lives from the inside out.  The person, who raised their hand and took the oath, no longer exists.  Whether combat or non-com, peace time or conflict, putting on the uniform meant setting aside their individuality for the good of the whole.   Basic did more than train them for battle; it broke down the barriers between them and rebuilt them as a unit, which is was capable of working as single entity.  Egos were set aside.  Their competition in training strengthened and enhanced the whole.  Their lives depended on their ability to trust and rely on each other.

Civilians can’t or won’t understand.  Serving is more than a job, it is who they became as a person.  They no longer saw themselves as “I” or “me”, but as “us” and “we”.    While civilians compete for themselves, military personnel fight for the group.     That mindset doesn’t just end by taking off the uniform.

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 the veterans from WWII to the current conflicts. They will be sharing their challenges and supporting each other as they find new solutions.   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 the ghosts.  When it airs, it will reach into the homes of the veterans, who need to hear that they are not alone and give them the information as well as the 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.

Website

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Traverse City MI   The new Reality TV series, Horses and Heroes announces the addition of Navy Seal veteran, David M. Ferruolo to the team as Veteran Coordinator and Peer Support Team Leader.

Many labels can be accurately applied to Ferruolo: veteran, healer, author, adventurer, and video host-producer.  A former Navy Seal and successful business owner, Ferruolo is an accomplished musician, an avid hiker, kayaker, rock climber, horse enthusiast, skier, and snowboarder. He has 100 plus skydives, over 10,000 scuba dives to his credit and hosts his own TV series called NH Alive.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Suma Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.  Currently, he is studying for his Doctorate at the Plymouth State University.

A published author of several self-help books and numerous articles, Ferruole’s focus remains on veterans’ issues.    As a Navy Seal, Ferruolo understands the physical and emotional challenges that war brings into military personnel’s lives.   His interest in Equine Therapy was prompt by his own life experience.  The positive affects Equine Therapy made in his own life led him write articles and produce videos promoting its effectiveness on combat related issues.  As a dynamic presence both in front of and behind the camera, Ferruole uses his talents and unique voice to produce videos, which show other veterans the healing and supportive effects of working with horses.

Currently Ferruolo works at Health First Family Care in their Psychotherapy & Behavioral Health department.  His duties include individual and group outpatient psychotherapy, resource support and advocacy for marginalized populations, multidisciplinary collaborations, and team development.

Joining the Horses and Heroes team as the Veteran Coordinator and Peer Support Team Leader, he will be a major voice in deciding which veterans will be chosen to participate in the program.  His experience on and off the battlefield gives him the leadership and the compassion to lead the peer group sessions so that they will be beneficial to the participating veterans as well as the viewers.


Horses and Heroes is a Reality TV series, which will combine Equine Therapy with Peer Support to help military personnel and veterans find new ways to cope with their physical and emotional challenges.  Each season will be set at an existing Equine Center and will focus on telling the stories of eight veterans.  Although veterans can’t go back and make a brand new start, they can start from now and make a brand new end.  David Ferruolo will be part of the team that helps them find the strength and courage within themselves to build that brand new end.

 

Websites

http://www.daveferruolo.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJvisFPzhQ4nZ6TPF3ZupQ

https://www.facebook.com/dave.ferruolo

 

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Horses and Heroes is a reality TV series, which promotes healing rather than bad behavior. Although Equine Therapy will be the stage, the focus will remain on the veterans and how their lives as well as those of their families were changed by the physical and emotional challenges brought into their lives by war.

Horses and Heroes has a ready made market with a demographic that crosses all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and genders, especially the 18 to 35 year age group, many of which are currently returning from service and are being discharged. Our target audience will also include military personnel, veterans, and their families from past conflicts.

Additionally, we will be hiring veterans, both those already in the industry and those looking for new careers, for the jobs behind the cameras.

 

 

Horses and Heroes’ website

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/150133996″>Horses and Heroes: Changing Reality TV</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

Horses and Heroes new logo

 

 

Horses and Heroes is a Reality TV series, which combines the highly effective peer support with Equine Therapy.  Each season will bring together eight veterans that will come from the broad veteran demographic. They will be sharing their challenges and supporting each other as they find new solutions.    When it airs, it will reach into the homes of the veterans, who need to hear that they are not alone, and give them the information they need to also heal.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/150133996″>Horses and Heroes: Changing Reality TV</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

These days, the emphasis has been on the veterans from the current conflicts; however, many of those from previous wars never had a chance to work through that they experienced.  They pigeonholed their lives and tried to leave their pain behind.  But now that they are reaching an age when they are starting to review their lives, that is no longer so easy to do.  For this reason, Horses and Heroes will not only attract the prized 18-35-year-old demographic, but also those who served in the Vietnam, Korean, and WWII.

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While in service no brother or sister in arms behind.   Although most of the attention and support has been focused on the veterans from the current conflicts, many from the previous conflicts never receive the help and support they needed to heal through their physical and emotional pain.  Horses and Heroes will be bringing veterans of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and both genders together.  It’s never too late to heal and come back to the world.  Transportation, housing, food, and therapy as well as a small stipend for the eight veterans in the program will cost $3,500.00 for each.  We are asking for the support of individuals and organizations to help us with these costs.

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Advertising is a necessary part of every successful business venture.  It not only makes the customers aware of the products available, but it also gives brand recognition. We are looking for corporate sponsorship to cross brand with Horses and Heroes.   Sponsoring Horses and Heroes through cross-branding will create positive PR in a cost effective manner, while setting an industry standard for social responsibility.  We are offering an updated version of cross-branding Mutual of Omaha did with its sponsorship of The Wild Kingdom.  In doing so, we will be combining old school with today’s promotional techniques to create a whole new marketing tool.

Supporting Horses and Heroes helps to make sure no veteran no veteran is left behind.  Please join our team by sponsoring a veteran or by cross branding with Horses and Heroes.  There are also investment opportunities still available.

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Horses and Heroes is a reality TV series, which promotes healing rather than bad behavior. Although Equine Therapy will be the stage, the focus will remain on the veterans and how their lives as well as those of their families were changed by the physical and emotional challenges brought into their lives by war.

 
Veterans supporting veterans has always been more effective than working with civilian therapists. They have been there and done that, which is why they know when to cut slack and when to call the other on the BS.
 
Each season, Horses and Heroes will bring together eight veterans, who want to reclaim their lives from their physical and emotional challenges. They will support each other as they work with the horses and tell their stories.
 
Veterans can’t go back and make a brand new start, but they can start from now and make a brand new end. Together they will give each other the strength and courage they need to change their directions of their lives toward the new end.
 
 
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/150133996″>Horses and Heroes: Changing Reality TV</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/150360015″>Horses and Heroes: The Value of Peer Support</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>
 
 
 
 
 
 
Although veterans can’t go back and make a brand new start, they can start from now and make a brand new end. Horses and Heroes is a Realty TV series that will help veterans learn new coping skills, which will give them the brand new end.

Reality TV series continue to be a dominate genre in television programming. However, while most current shows promote bad behavior, establish or revive a career, and focus on selling a brand, Horses and Heroes will take the genre into a positive direction by promoting healing and empowering veterans to reclaim their lives. By combining the spontaneity of a Reality show and the informational sharing of a documentary with the in-depth personal sharing that happens during a talk show, Horses and Heroes blazes a new genre trail.

Our target audience will also include veterans and their families from the past conflicts. The veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the first Gulf War fought different kinds of wars, yet they have much in common The comradery of service is what kept many alive during their time of service In foxholes, strangers became brothers. They watched each others’ six both in and out of battle zones. But it is also what has been lacking in many of their lives As the eight veterans help each other work through their individual challenges, they will rebuild that same kind of friendship and support system not only among themselves, but they will also awaken that spirit in the veterans in the audience. By sharing their challenges and their healing process, they will prove that no matter old the wounds it is never too late to heal them.. Although Equine Therapy will be the stage, the primary focus will be on the eight veterans as they sharing what they experienced while they served our country and how those events had a lasting effect on their lives as well as on those who love them.

 
Join our team and help our veterans rebuild their lives.
 
 
 
To learn how to get involved please visit our website.
 

horses-and-heroes-logo     We are looking for corporations, who would like to cross brand with Horses and Heroes. One sponsor would receive more promotion, but we could give each of the 12 episodes has an individual sponsor. I have formatted the show so that each episode has two 10 second billboards and one 30 second bumper at the bottom of the hour that will be dedicated the sponsor. However, instead of just playing one of their ads, we would like to make target specific by showing how the sponsor helps veterans, military personnel, and their families. Horses and Heroes will attract the 18-35 year old demographic. However, since we will be sponsoring veterans from all conflicts not just the current, the demographic will be expanded to include those over 35. If you or if you know someone, who has the means and the will to do more than give lip service to supporting our veterans, please share our information with her, him or them. Let this Memorial Day be one where you make a difference for those who risked the most.

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Animal Assisted Therapy has been extremely effective for those who are physically and emotionally challenged. It has become more widely used in cases of PTSD, especially in cases of veterans. Although almost any animal can be a healer, dogs and horses are the ones most commonly partnered with veterans. Dogs have the advantage of being accepted in both cities and rural areas. However, horses are known to better 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.

A semi-scripted documentary Horses and Heroes has hired a personable host, who has a diverse military background as well as experience working with horses. She will be chatting with the staff of Charity Hills Ranch and with some of the veterans,who have gone through the program, as they share their personal stories.

Horses and Heroes will create a greater awareness of Animal Assisted Therapy for civilians, military personnel, veterans, and their families. The the documentary will create an understanding of how and why the therapy works, thereby giving those suffering from PTSD another therapeutic option.

We are not offering any perks for the donations. Offering perks would force us to raise the extra funds to pay for them. We want to be able to use all the funds raised for development. We are also asking that you go to http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/horses-and-heroes/x/94403 to donate what you can and share our information with your friends, family and on you social networking sites. If you know of someone who has the means and the will to help us, please send them our campaign with your endorsement. Every little bit helps

We are also looking for investment partners. For more information, please call Theresa Chaze at 231-943-3298

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Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting Iraq veteran and career coach Lee Kelly on December 8 at 1 pm eastern as he talks about how he helps returning veterans find civilian jobs

A native of New Orleans, Lee Kelley is a former Army Captain and an Iraq war vet. He is currently the Director of Veterans Transitions for CareerPro Global, and recently won an international competition for Best Military Conversion Resume of 2011. He also runs the blog Veterans Transition HQ (www.veteranstransitionhq.wordpress.com) providing vets with valuable information and tips for achieving their career goals. Always working on a number of creative projects, Lee also ghostwrites a non-fiction book each year.

Kelly’s site addresses are:
Web: http://www.DesertSunWriting.com
Blog: http://www.veteranstransitionhq.wordpress.com

To learn more about how Kelly is helping military personnel and veterans can successful return to the civilian work force tune in to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on December 8 at 1 pm eastern. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to participate. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.

To listen to the show in the archives go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze/2011/12/08/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it