How to Rock Your Life

Maintain the Magic of Live Music in Your Everyday Experience

by Taraleigh Weathers & With Dead & Company Bassist Oteil Burbridge

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 18/01/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 310
ISBN : 9781504355940
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 310
ISBN : 9781504355964

About the Book

How to Rock Your Life is the book the author wished existed when she was suffering from a chronic case of post-show blues. Beating them with a rainstick, a hacky-sack, and a big boatload of intentional life changes, she knew she had to share what she learned.
If you're a live music fanatic, you'll go anywhere the music is playing for just one more taste of the good stuff. Is it possible to bring that live music magic home with you? It is, and Taraleigh Weathers will show you the way.
Filled with entertaining, laugh-out-loud, inspiring, and vulnerable stories, been-there-done that advice, playful exercises, and many references to Phish and the Grateful Dead, How to Rock Your Life will guide you to maintain the live music magic in your everyday experience.
Just like you do when your favorite band is performing, Taraleigh will show you how you can channel the wildest expression of your authentic self on a daily basis, feel those unique music festival feels at home, and find the magic in even the most mundane and uncomfortable of situations. She'll prove to you that it is indeed possible to surrender to the flow of the present moment before, during, and after the show.
If you don't read this book, there'll be curse placed upon you. From now until eternity, the person next to you at the show will never stop talking from the time the band plays the first note until the last. Just kidding. The truth is that if you're seated next to Loose Lips Lucy, after reading this book, you'll have the tools to deal with that situation with ease and grace.
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"The creative power of intention, visualization, prayer, hoping, loving, listening, legging go, being honest with yourself, curiosity, openness, patience, action, quietude, and forgiveness is boundless. Taraleigh sees this so clearly and teaches it in this book."

-Oteil Burbridge Dead & Company/Bassist

"The stories and advice from Taraleigh and her collaborators in 'How to Rock Your Life' will fill you with laughter, emotion, and encouragement. Her book truly embodies what she stands for as a person and will inspire anyone who reads it."

-Ryan Dempsey Twiddle/Keyboardist

"Taraleigh radiates positive energy, and a sense of wonder while embracing the endless possibilities each new day brings!"

-Jay Blakesberg Long time photographer of the Grateful Dead and Author of Hippie Chick

About the Author

Taraleigh is a wild sequin-and-feather wearin’ live music fanatic residing in Vermont. If you find a pile of dirt, sand and glitter in her place, it’s what’s left after she exploded from the excitement that you’re reading her book. Literally dancing her way through life, (as a competitive dancer in her school years, earning a BFA in dance studies and choreography from Arizona State University and becoming a professional dancer and tumbler for the NBA) she found herself happiest when dancing to live music. It was at festivals where she let her freak flag fly and became inspired to become a catalyst of more magic in the real world. To deepen her studies she attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she came a health and lifestyle coach. Quickly, she realized that live music fans were her most favorite people to work with. After quite the journey, she launched the Rock Your Life brand which includes coaching, leading retreats with musicians for their fans, workshops, speaking engagements, writing for publications such as the HuffPost and Relix, and this book. Taraleigh and her husband Dan run a retreat center in Vermont on a farm, called This Wonderful Place. She hopes to see you there!