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Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment: Getting to Ecstasy Through Wine, Chocolate and Your iPod Playlist
     

Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment: Getting to Ecstasy Through Wine, Chocolate and Your iPod Playlist

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by David Romanelli
 

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Yeah Dave” Romanelli puts chocolate, wine, and excellent tunes right on the path to enlightenment. What's not to love?

David “Yeah Dave” Romanelli is kinda hip, kinda goofy, and occasionally really outrageous, an unlikely guru who is reinventing the quest for enlightenment. For Yeah Dave, the path to ecstasy doesn't require any previous

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Yeah Dave” Romanelli puts chocolate, wine, and excellent tunes right on the path to enlightenment. What's not to love?

David “Yeah Dave” Romanelli is kinda hip, kinda goofy, and occasionally really outrageous, an unlikely guru who is reinventing the quest for enlightenment. For Yeah Dave, the path to ecstasy doesn't require any previous experience with yoga, meditation, or wellness. He shows us how to find transcendence through everyday pleasures, like admiring the sunset or rocking out to your favorite band. “There is a place where the chocolate tastes sweeter, the music sounds better, the inspiration feels richer, and the visions look clearer,” writes Dave. “That place is the Moment.”

Yeah Dave’s Guide to Livin’ the Moment offers an alternative to the crazy, over-stimulating, distracted world we live in today, a world in which we watch the news while eating, eye our email while conversing, and forget to notice the full moon while texting. On our mission for speed, movement, and stimulation, we risk missing our life. Yeah Dave’s book gives us our life back, one beautiful, delicious, and funny moment at a time.

Yeah Dave’s Guide will make you laugh out loud while taking you someplace totally unexpected. Through hilarious vignettes about his dorky moves on the dance floor, his Crackberry addiction, and his tryst with Hot Horny Married Woman, he shares fresh and unforgettable wisdom. Without dogma or anything too “out there,” Dave makes you want to slow down the blur of modern life and find the full flavor, power, and passion that can only be found in the Moment.

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Praise for Yeah Dave’s Guide to Livin’ the Moment:

"Livin' large in the moment changes everything! I loved this book!"
—Shaquille O'Neal, 4-time NBA Champion

"My golf game lives and dies by my ability to be present. I learned more about living in the moment in this book than any coach, book, or video combined. And the fact that the book is hilarious makes it one for the ages. I'm definitely going to recommend it to the other guys on the tour."
—Jonathan Kaye, PGA golfer, champion 2004 Phoenix FBR Open, 2003 Buick Classic

“This smart and funny book reminds us that finding one’s passion, activating joy, and risking all for love are holy endeavors worthy of pursuing in this sometimes crazy, and often stressful world.”

—Seane Corn, yoga teacher, cofounder of “Off the Mat, Into the World”

“David Romanelli is bringing an infusion (or one could say an explosion) of new energy to the world of wellness and self-help. His insight is profound, his perspective is energizing, and his stories are nothing short of hysterical. This book is a must-read for fans of the genre and a warm (if not fiery) welcome to those who would usually steer clear of a self-help manual.”

—Mallika Chopra, Founder, Intent.com

"This book is in my Top Ten list for most impactful books I've ever read. It's right alongside Eckhart Tolle’'s The Power of Now. For people who are seeking deeper meaning but don't want their insight shoved down their throat, this book provides sweet indulgences of laughter, fun, and deep, soul-satisfying inspiration. With tongue-in-cheek humor, it really convinced me to spend less time emailing, calling, hustling, and worrying...and more time in the moment. I'm making everyone in my company read this book and there's no twisting arms when chocolate, wine, and music are the name of the game."

—Katrina Markoff, Entrepreneur magazine and Open American Express’ 2007 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, and founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat

"Being a fan of David's 'Schtick' newsletter, I was hoping to find the book just as entertaining and insightful. I was not disappointed! I found this book to be laugh-out-loud funny while at the same time addressing serious issues in a profound way. David's combination of self-deprecating humor and hilarious recounting of his life experiences make this insightful book a joy to read. David illustrates that personal and spiritual growth don't always have to be somber experiences, but can be filled instead with many of life's pleasures. He is truly a modern day yogi with a unique, approachable, inimitable style." --Carrie Nuttall, photographer

Publishers Weekly
Romanelli, a Yahoo! blogger and co-founder of a "progressive" Phoenix, Ariz. yoga studio, shares his Zen approach to happiness in this guide to the care and feeding of a live-the-moment lifestyle: "Everyday, if you can enjoy one delicious moment...you will soon recognize a meaningful life is no further away than a box of chocolates... your walk to work, and a little... laughter." With an informal voice and a game sense of humor, Romanelli shares encounters from his own life-visiting a psychic, lessons learned from a toy poodle-that each come to worthy conclusion, reinforcing his point that peace comes from observation and appreciation, not money or "the view from your balcony." Though a balcony might seem to be a good spot for reflection, Romanelli charges through such minor contradictions, advocating exercises like a daily "spring cleaning" of the mind, and engineering "Now Point" memories-"the moments that stand out in your mind... when change happens, where paths intersect"-using the power of the senses. This lighthearted overview of awareness should provide seekers many ideas; accomplished yogis probably need not apply, though they should enjoy Romanelli's enthusiasm: "A moment, thoroughly enjoyed, takes you drifting through the past, sailing across the present, coasting into the future."
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780767929486
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.20(d)

Meet the Author

David Romanelli is a Yahoo! Wellness Expert and author of the inspiring blog, Livin’ the Moment, and the humorous e-newsletter, The Schtick. He is the cofounder of At One Yoga in Phoenix, Arizona, and teaches his popular Yoga + Chocolate and Yoga + Wine workshops nationwide. He lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit his website, www.yeahdave.com.

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Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment: Getting to Ecstasy Through Wine, Chocolate and Your iPod Playlist 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Jennie-Penny More than 1 year ago
It only took a few pages to feel like Dave was my new friend. He has a great way of letting you right in through his writing. Our lives are speeding by at 100 miles per hour and this book gives you the tools to embrace every moment. There is great wisdom in the old quote "Stop and smell the roses", and Dave explains how our use of smell and taste are associated with our memories, and they are often triggers. I really enjoyed his advice on using our senses of scent & taste to get the most out of our moments. Exercise and Yoga are also areas that are brought up in this book that actually inspired me to explore further. The title is what hooked me! I said "Chocolate and Ipod, What?" Yes, it is a unique title for an equally unique read - I highly recommend!
lstef More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift and by the end of the Introduction, I was hooked. This inspiring book is chock-full of the kind of wisdom that leads to contentment, fulfillment, and happiness. What I learned about presence and awareness from Yeah Dave has been as meaningful as what I've learned from gurus like Eckhart Tolle and Anthony DeMello. What's different is that this book is written with a funny, irreverent tone of voice and I had a heck of a lot more fun reading it! After all, who would have thought that I'd gain so many profound insights reading about Hot Horny Married Woman (HHMW), Tolerance for Flatulence, and Dirty Smelly People?! This book is a great reminder that we can experience amazing moments every single day if we just keep our eyes open for them - and that we don't always have to take serious things so seriously. Before I completed Chapter 1, I had already bought the book for 10 other people. We now have regular conversations sharing our "Now Moments" with one another. And, many of them have told me that they've already bought the book for their friends! So, buy one for yourself and one for a friend - and begin your own "Now Moment" circle!