Episode 37: Peak Live Music Experiences with Dr. Leah Taylor & Taraleigh Weathers

In the finale of a three-part series, Taraleigh and Leah ask live music fans, musicians, and industry personnel to describe a recent peak live music experience. The pair then talk about how these can provide long-term therapeutic benefits using examples from Dr. Leah’s research as well as topics discussed in past episodes, particularly the holistic nature of live music from Episode 37: Embracing Magic in the Other with Ezra Lipp.


Dr. Leah describes how reliving these experiences, and even just listening to them, can have beneficial health benefits and Taraleigh leads listeners through a technique to enhance this possibility. Also included are tips and techniques of how to get the most out of live music from a health perspective.

Hear peak musical experiences as both performers and audience members from Ryan Dempsey from Twiddle, Eric Gould from Pink Talking Fish and Marble Eyes, Jeremy Kaplin and Brian Murray from Dogs in a Pile, Brett Wilson from Roots of Creation, and members of Annie in the Water, plus more!

Taraleigh Weathers is the leader of fabulous Rocking Life Retreats and founder of the Rocking Life Entrepreneur Program where she helps people with ADHD that have a bazillion ideas in their head and need focus and guidance to figure out how they can bring it all together in a unique offering so you can make reliable income doing what you love. She is also the author of the book How to Rock Your Life. Find out more about Taraleigh at rockinglife.com.

Leah Taylor, PhD is an Integrative Mental Health Specialist with a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine and a researcher of live music and how it relates to wellbeing. She is the founder and creator of Embodied Groove ™ an interactive movement experience designed to enhance the benefits of live music and raise the vibe at every show. Find out more about Dr. Leah Taylor and Embodied Groove at embodiedgroove.com.

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