Groove Therapy

7/7/2022

Episode 49: Money Grooves with Berkeley Ramsbottom

Season 2, Ep. 49
In this episode, Dr. Leah and Taraleigh talk with financial coach Berkeley Ramsbottom about how to be financially responsible while seeing as much live music as possible. Berkeley shares how her approach differs from other financial experts, who are going to tell you to forgo concerts because they’re frivolous. As if! She lets listeners in on the tool that can change everything and guides you through an exercise to learn more about your spending patterns, or as she calls them, money grooves. Listeners will learn small steps to move forward in becoming financially savvy and a mindset shift that will change the way you relate to money. For the “Daily Jam” Taraleigh encourages listeners to take on Berkeley’s money mindset to improve their financial health. Dr. Leah follows that up with information on why changing your mindset can improve other areas of your life for the “Did you Know.”Berkeley is the founder of Money Grooves, a financial literacy & coaching business. During her $20,000 debt payoff journey, Berkeley saw how learning about money transformed her life, but also how the personal finance space was fraught with judgment, misinformation, and overwhelm. She has dedicated her life to teaching others in our community how to crush debt, build wealth, and feel confident about money in a way that's relatable and fun. Her mission is to prove that you can build massive wealth while still hitting all the shows. Follow her on Instagram@moneygrooves.This podcast is available onApple Podcasts,Spotify,or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join ourFacebook groupto dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.Groove Therapy is brought to you byOsiris Media. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check outosirispod.com.Visit SunsetLakeCBD.com and use the promo code GROOVE for 20% off premium CBD products.
6/10/2022

Episode 47: Let Your Heart Lead with Benjy Eisen

Season 2, Ep. 47
In this episode, Dr. Leah and Taraleigh sit down with music legend Benjy Eisen to hear how leading with heart has brought about all that he has accomplished in life so far. Benjy is a fabulous storyteller, and he treats listeners to tales of how he “accidentally” got started in his musical writing career, how he landed the gig as Bill Kreutzmann’s memoir writer and now manager, and why he passed up his first opportunity to write for Rolling Stone. Throughout the interview Benjy realizes it’s less about the power of thoughts and more about listening to his heart and following his passions. Find out how you can do the same through the “Did you Know,” where Dr. Leah shares the three main components essential for manifestation. Then Taraleigh breaks down how to get started today in the “Daily Jam.”Benjy Eisen has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire, Relix and many other music publications. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is currently finishing work on his first novel, Oysterland. He is the co-author of Bil Kreutzmann’s memoir, Deal, and now his manager for Billy and the Kids. He is also head writer at Undermine, another Osiris podcast.This podcast is available onApple Podcasts,Spotify,or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join ourFacebook groupto dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.Groove Therapy is brought to you byOsiris Media. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check outosirispod.com.Visit SunsetLakeCBD.com and use the promo code GROOVE for 20% off premium CBD products.
5/13/2022

Episode 45: Mastering Mindfulness with Dr. Leah Taylor and Taraleigh Weathers

Season 2, Ep. 45
In this episode, Taraleigh and Dr. Leah dive into mindfulness meditation to help you ditch the constant worry, overwhelm, and fear and find freedom from your thoughts. The two go over common myths of meditation including their own misconceptions that held them back. They share their personal experience of meditating for over 7 years, what they have gained from their practice, and tips and tricks to help you along the way. For the “Did you Know,” Dr. Leah shares 13 positive benefits of meditation and Taraleigh encourages you to put it into practice in the “Daily Jam.”Dr. Leah Taylor is a High Priestess Healer who helps you let go of the stress, overwhelm, and struggle to live a life of ease, pleasure, and joy. She has a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine and a Master’s in Somatic Psychology and is passionate about researching, speaking about, and teaching live music and movement as medicine. 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.Access Dr. Leah Taylor’s When the Lights go Down Guided Meditation here.Taraleigh Weathers is the leader of intimate live music retreats and online business and accountability coaching programs. She helps people pursue their big dreams whether it’s helping them be their own bosses, write that book, run that marathon, start that band etc. She is also the author of the book How to Rock Your Life. Find out more about Taraleigh at rockinglife.com.Access Taraleigh’s Faceplant Into Morning Meditation here.This podcast is available onApple Podcasts,Spotify,or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join ourFacebook groupto dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.Groove Therapy is brought to you byOsiris Media. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check outosirispod.com.Visit SunsetLakeCBD.com and use the promo code GROOVE for 20% off premium CBD products.
4/29/2022

Episode 44: Life Lessons from the Stage with Rob Compa

Season 2, Ep. 44
In this episode, Taraleigh and Dr. Leah talk with guitarist Rob Compa from Dopapod about how he’s evolving as a musician and a human and the practices that help him find presence, cope with emotions, and get out of his head. He shares about his meditation practice and a hilarious story about his first silent retreat. During the discussion, Rob makes connections from his childhood and how much about life he has learned from the stage. Also included is a special treat Dopapod has incorporated into their upcoming album. For the “Did you Know,” Dr. Leah shares a technique for coping with overwhelming emotions and Taraleigh puts her own personal spin on it in the “Daily Jam.”Rob Compa is the guitarist for the nationally touring progressive rock jamband Dopapod, who over the last 14 years has toured in every nook and cranny of the US and elsewhere, and recorded seven albums of original material. When not busy with Dopapod, Rob fills his time with his trio, RCA, solo acoustic shows, and numerous other musical acts as a sideman. He is also a passionate guitar instructor, with a constantly growing roster of students. Find out more at https://robcompaguitar.com/. This podcast is available onApple Podcasts,Spotify,or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join ourFacebook groupto dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.Groove Therapy is brought to you byOsiris Media. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check outosirispod.com.Visit SunsetLakeCBD.com and use the promo code GROOVE for 20% off premium CBD products.
4/15/2022

Episode 43: Riding the Edge with Walter Strauss

Season 2, Ep. 43
In this episode, Taraleigh and Dr. Leah talk with guitarist Walter Strauss about how he rides the edge in making music and life in general. Listeners get a music lesson as he breaks down concepts of groove, melody, rhythm, and harmony for all to understand with guitar accompaniment for experiential learning. The three discuss spontaneity and generosity in improv and live music and what it’s like for everyone to be riding that edge together. Walter talks about his upcoming solo album For Melody Wherever She May Find Me and his musical collaborations all over the world. For the “Did you Know,” Dr. Leah shares how live music can relate to attachment theory and Taraleigh encourages listeners to be inspired by their favorite musicians to repair relational breaks in the “Daily Jam.”Walter Strauss is an innovative guitarist known for his richly textured and syncopated playing, as well as his international collaborations. Acomposer and songwriter in diverse genres, he also translates music from other instruments to the guitar, resulting in mind-bending guitarrenditions of the music of the West African kora that legendary kora player Toumani Diabate calls “inspirational,” as well as music of otherfar-flung instruments of the world. Walter’s current solo release (out April 20) “For Melody, Wherever She May Find Me” is a guitar exploration of beautiful global songmelodies and originals - from a Malian balafon melody to a Stevie Wonder song and a Shetland fiddle tune. He continues hiscollaborations -Mamajowali, with Wassoulou hunter's harp player Mamadou Sidibe and American multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven,FulaBrotherswith Mamadou Sidibe, andFulaMuse, the combined band of Fula Brothers and west coast songbirds MaMuse. Walter has composed music for film, including the Ken Burns / Artemis Joukowsky documentary “Defying the Nazis”, and the “Re-evolution: The Cuban Dream” series on PBS. He has also producedand engineered records for artists like MaMuse and formerWaybacks frontman Stevie Coyle. Walter’s Bay Area CD release show is coming up atFreight and Salvagein Berkeley on April 20.This podcast is available onApple Podcasts,Spotify,or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join ourFacebook groupto dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.Groove Therapy is brought to you byOsiris Media. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check outosirispod.com.Visit SunsetLakeCBD.com and use the promo code GROOVE for 20% off premium CBD products.
4/1/2022

Episode 42: Be a Good Neighbor with Richard James

Season 2, Ep. 42
In this episode, Taraleigh and Dr. Leah talk with keyboardist Richard James about his new band Neighbor and the abundance of exciting energy surrounding them. Richard talks about the innovative ways they have introduced new Neighbors to the band and are now giving away free tickets to encourage Neighbors to improve their health. It truly is a friendly and supportive neighborhood. And the fans are reciprocating in even bigger ways! Richard shares stories of the incredible support including hiring a banner plane to get more people to a late-night festival set and buying out a whole baby registry. Finally, listeners are treated to the exciting news of Neighbor’s new album, out sometime later this year, and their upcoming cross-country Fall tour. For the “Did you Know,” Dr. Leah shares research on the benefits of being part of a community and Taraleigh encourages listeners to double down on their community involvement for the “Daily Jam.”Richard James is the keyboardist for Pink Talking Phish as well as being a founding member of Neighbor. With a diverse catalog of hundreds of songs, the musical juggernaut Neighbor has become one of the most exciting and unpredictable live bands on the music scene today. Grown in large part by the passion and devotion of the fans called Neighbors, their symbiotic relationship inspires and touches every performance. The creation of childhood neighbors Richard James (vocals, keys) and Lyle Brewer (guitar), Neighbor combines ambitious composition, soulful balladry, and a fearless approach to their lengthy improvisations. The quartet is rounded out by Dan Kelly (bass) and Dean Johnston (drums) who fuel the groove and lay a solid foundation for Neighbor’s “down home” sound. Come see what’s good in the neighborhood. Find out more about Neighbor and where to catch them live at https://www.neighbortunes.com.This podcast is available onApple Podcasts,Spotify,or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join ourFacebook groupto dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.Groove Therapy is brought to you byOsiris Media. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check outosirispod.com.Visit SunsetLakeCBD.com and use the promo code GROOVE for 20% off premium CBD products.
3/18/2022

Episode 41: Exploring Psychedelic Assisted Therapy with Dr. Raymond Turpin

Season 2, Ep. 41
In this fascinating episode, Taraleigh and Dr. Leah talk with Dr. Raymond Turpin about the past, present, and future of psychedelic-assisted therapy. Dr. Raymond tells his inspiring story of being turned on to psychedelics in the 1980s and knowing they would be part of his career path. He shares all the research and training he has done from that point on and how he is now the Executive and Clinical Director of one of the first MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) recognized extended access programs for MDMA assisted therapy. Dr. Raymond describes the three major goals of his non-profit, The Pearl Psychedelic Institute, to research, teach best practices, and offer equitable psychedelic-assisted therapy to those in need. Listeners will find out why the drug companies aren’t interested in psychedelics for healing and the major differences between psychiatric and psychedelic therapy. Also included is a discussion on how this relates to the live music experience and ancient healing rituals. For the “Did you Know,” Dr. Leah shares how you can find out more about the research of MAPS and the work of the Pearl Psychedelic Institute and Taraleigh encourages listeners to check them out now for the “Daily Jam.”Dr. Turpin was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia where he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology.He went on to earn an MA in psychology from West Georgia University and then a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.He has lived in the mountains of western North Carolina since 2001 and founded and operated a mental health agency that provided free and low-cost mental health services to over 40 local public schools from 2004-2016.He has been in private practice since 2018.Dr. Turpin is a co-lead-investigator at one of MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies) Expanded Access sites studying the use of MDMA as an adjunct to psychotherapy for treatment-resistant PTSD.He is also the current Executive and Clinical Director of the Pearl Psychedelic Institute which is intended as a research, treatment and training organization assisting in bringing psychedelic medicines into acceptance as mental health treatments.He is a lifelong amateur musician and attended 100 Grateful Dead shows by the mid-90s and countless Jerry Garcia Band and Garcia/Grisman shows over the years.Find out more at https://www.pearlpsychedelicinstitute.org/.This podcast is available onApple Podcasts,Spotify,or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join ourFacebook groupto dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.Groove Therapy is brought to you byOsiris Media. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check outosirispod.com.