04/28/2014 05:39 pm ET Updated May 08, 2014

WATCH: How This Life Coach Learned To Thrive

Taraleigh Weathers took a leap of faith three days before Arianna Huffington and Mika Brzezinski's Thrive conference last week, deciding to take a friend's advice and travel from Burlington, Vermont, to New York City to attend the event focused on redefining success beyond money and power.

"It was the most amazing weekend ever -- I loved every moment of it," Weathers, a joyful living coach and author, told HuffPost Live.

Weathers said the event inspired her to reflect on what makes her thrive in her own life.

"I thrive by playing and inspiring other people to play and have more fun in their own lives," said Weathers. "Sometimes we get so caught up in life that we forget to have fun and play."

Watch the full clip above.