Today is the day to wear tie dyed underwear under your suit

For this week’s episode of Tuesdays with Taraleigh (that’s me) I was inspired by a Facebook post my friend Katie shared. You know how when you experience an epic musical adventure you feel over the moon bliss? I used to feel that in that space was the only place I was safe to truly be myself. It’s where I would dress the way I wanted to dress. It’s where I would hug strangers. It’s where I would exchange smiles with everyone I passed. It’s where I danced the way my body wanted to dance and I didn’t care who was watching. It’s where I felt as though I was a part of something way bigger than myself. It was my version of church.

Then I would come home and put on plain clothes and go to a job I despised. It felt like I was living a double life and I wasn’t quite sure Continue reading

Go see live music. Save the World! Tuesdays with Taraleigh

I spent a lot of money on protecting my cell phone. I bought a fancy case to protect it from breaking. When I see that the battery is low I go to great lengths to find a charger so my battery doesn’t die.

I used to not take those same precautions for myself. I didn’t do anything to protect myself and I would keep on giving and going until my battery would eventually die.

One day I heard a message from the Universe that said when I take the time to get a massage, go out to see live music, take a walk in nature and have a dance party, I’m actually giving self-care to the world and that it’s a really important act to do. I used to think it was selfish to do Continue reading

The FOMO is back! Here’s what to do if you aren’t going to Chicago this weekend

I wrote about this topic when Phish was playing in Las Vegas for Halloween and I had chose not to go. I had a case of FOMO (fear of missing out) that I shifted into JOMO (joy of missing out). I’m feeling that nasty FOMO sneak up on me again as the Grateful Dead with Trey Anastasio from Phish are doing their Fare Thee Well shows in the windy city.  I consciously and intentionally decided to go to the Finger Lakes to hang out with my husband’s amazing family for our annual forth of July celebrations. I feel really good about my decision, but after turning on my phone and seeing status after status of so many of my friends starting their journey to Chicago I started to feel a little bit of FOMO.

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There are three ways to react to a situation as serious as this one:

  1. I could put down my phone and celebrate my decision.
  2. I may feel regret and question my choice.
  3. I might start sweating from anxiety and grief because my life is boring and I’m potentially missing out on the most amazing experiences of my life. I could be so distraught that I decide not to go to the Finger Lakes and cry myself to sleep.

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Tuesdays with Taraleigh: Channel Your Inner Trey Anastasio

It’s Tuesday which means it’s Tuesdays with (me) Taraleigh where I show you a glimpse into my wild and whacky world. This week I share how to surrender to the flow like Trey Anastasio did during night two of the Santa Clara Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary show and how you can too!

In the comments section share with the world a goal that you have and then write “I surrender” after it.

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I missed Zach Deputy because I didn’t listen to the voices in my head

I didn’t follow my intuition and because of it I missed rocking out to my soul brother Zach Deputy last night.

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Epic photo cred Karl McWheter

 Two days ago as I was getting dressed I picked out the shoes I wanted to wear. I heard a soft quiet voice that said, “Put on socks.” I ignored it because I thought my outfit would look better without the socks. As I took the two mile trek into town I started feel blisters on my pinky toes developing at a rapid rate. I ignored the pain for as long as I could. I took my shoes off and continued the rest of the journey barefoot.

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Tuesdays with Taraleigh: I’m running against Bernie Sanders

It’s Tuesday and that means that you are about to catch a glimpse into my wild and whacky world. One thing that happened is that I was nominated for a Seven Daysie award for the best social media personality. Woohoo! The funniest part about that is that one of my opponents is Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders and he endorsed me. OK maybe I made that part up, but I had to because of this…

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You can vote for me by following this >>>link. My category is number 10!

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I’m just a sparkly speck flying through space on a ball of dirt, sand and glitter

Tuesday was my 38th birthday! I survived another year which is no easy feat. I’m so proud of myself. On the evening of my birthday I invited some friends over. I asked everyone to write down a wish for themselves and a wish for the world. One of the women at the party said, “You better add a wish for you too!”

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After everyone completed writing down what they wished for we headed outside. Mother nature was on our side. It had rained all day (aka leaking awesome Continue reading

Tuesdays with Taraleigh: The Key to Life

On this day 38 years ago I was given the best gift of all…the gift of life! This Tuesday I’m going to share with you something amazing that was discovered by the amazing humans that attended the Soul Tribe Sleepover I co-hosted last week. A bunch of soul-centered entrepreneurs who wanted to incubate some awesome came to Vermont and not only got clear on what they wanted to offer to the world, but they figured out the key to life too and for my birthday I want to share it with you.

Watch the video to find out what it is.

I have another birthday request. Please leave a comment sharing one golden nugget of wisdom someone shared with you in the comments section below. Thank you and I’m inspired already. Continue reading