Living a Good Life

U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S

Foundational keys that lead to
greater joy, peace and fulfillment


Stay Calm & Healthy   

Tuition: Complimentary, donations welcome.
weekly meetings on Zoom
(no meeting on April 25)

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Calm Down Lift UP Together

Conversation and Coaching

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You Can Change Your Life with Your Breath  

Group BreathWork on Zoom 

Sunday, May 3
1:00PM – 2:30PM

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You Can Change Your Life with Your Breath 

BreathWork in Chicago at Chill Meditation Center 

April 19 (online) and May 31
1:00PM – 2:30PM 

Calm down and Lift UP into more ease, peace and relaxation. Get off the hamster wheel. Come back to the stillness within. Take time for just you to slow down and quiet. Allowing yourself a moment to pause and reset leads to greater ease, productivity and enhanced well-being. 

A practical, easy to use tool to let go of stress while inviting ease and relaxation. This gentle yet powerful yogic breathing meditation technique bypasses the noisy mind while encouraging deep relaxation and the release of emotional and energetic blocks.

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LOCATION: Chill Meditation 222 W Kinzie St / Chicago, IL 60654 / (312) 222-1442


When Life Does What It Does, Do Something Back

Thursday, June 11 @ 7PM

Life does what it does whether we like it or not. From throwing big curve balls to creating minor inconveniences, life isn’t always predictable and it doesn’t always go our way. The good news is, you can empower yourself with your choices and actions. How you respond to life is the experience you get to live in.

With the tools you’ll gain in this interactive talk, you will learn how to make good use of life’s disturbances while upshifting into higher consciousness to discover joy, wellbeing, creativity, and fun. You will go home with tools to transform yourself into a pearl of great price!

DATE: Thursday, June 11, 7-8 PM, followed by Q&A
TUITION: $10 non-member
LOCATION: Theosophical Society, 1926 North Main St., Wheaton IL 60187
CONTACT: 630-668-1571, ext. 362,


Breathe into Joy

Sunday, September 13
1:00PM – 4:00PM

in Munster, Indiana
(just 45 minutes from Chicago)

JOY isn’t about the absence of disturbance. Painful experiences, as with pleasurable experiences, come and go. JOY is about the presence something deeper and is as available as your next breath.

Joy is a sign of optimal health and well being. Joyful people think differently. They are more inventive, resilient, patient, generous, optimistic, and kind. They focus more on what IS working rather than what is not, fostering gratitude and even more joy. In joy there is ease. In ease there is power. Where there is power, there is an ability to make a positive difference in life.

Join me and learn tools for achieving greater peace and more joy in your life. The afternoon will include BreathWork.

3 hour workshop — Investment $50 — Space is limited, sign up early.
Bring a sweater/blanket as some folks get chilled when breathing, an eye pillow and a journal.
Also, bring something to cushion you as you will be lying down
during the BreathWork portion of the event.

3-hour workshop
(includes BreathWork)
10109 Columbia Ave., Munster, IN
(just 45 minutes from Chicago)
Investment $50 — Space is limited, sign up early.
Contact Kathy Sharpe, ‭(219) 789-0121‬

You could choose to watch this as a prep for this event: Choosing Joyful Living  —   Go Joy Yourself handout that goes with the above presentation.

Cut Through the Blah Blah Blah 

There is a lot of blah blah blah out there. Every day we’re being bombarded with stories about mindfulness, happiness quotient, emotional intelligence, meditation and more. After a while all the information becomes too much. There’s so much to choose from it’s often hard to know where to start.

That is where the Living by Design School comes in.

I have turned my lifetime of experience, plus my more than 35 years of professional career, into an experiential, useful program. Let me help you cut through the enormous amount of information into what is grounded, practical, and transformative.

The Living by Design School teaches practical, useful, life skills to support your learning, growth and personal evolution, while creating a life you love. You will learn what is necessary to practice the art of living a good life, so that you can lead a happier, less anxious, more peaceful and fulfilled life.

Whatever is going on in your life — whether you are entering a period of transition, want to improve your relationships, or are stuck in a rut — we’ll work collaboratively to enact changes that will lessen your suffering and increase your enjoyment of life.

Leslie’s gift is her ability to help others choose happiness, empowerment and success in life. I am so grateful I took this course. I am rapidly becoming the woman I want to be because of what I have learned from Leslie.

Forrest Folsom

Managing Director of Marketing, Amateur Volleyball Player

Core practices

your life


Develop a creative relationship to life. Rather than reacting as a victim, learn to respond and lift up into your creative, spiritual intelligence. Source from peace and engage with wisdom. 


Learn foundation keys to living a good life, from the inside out. These ground rules are practices to be incorporated into your daily living. As you become habituated to these core practices, you will find yourself and your life transformed.


Living life to the fullest is a process of learning and discovery. The power of community, coming together in a learning program with other participants, creates a place of support and inspiration. 


Studies show that people who exercise in groups more likely stay with their work out. The same is true for group learning. If you really want to follow through in becoming the person you want to be and living the life you love, the probability of success goes up dramatically when you commit to change as part of a group.


Let go of struggle, stress and urgency. Discover flow in action. Experience higher levels of productivity with more ease. Live more in peace, loving, caring and sharing. Use everything for your learning, growth and upliftment. Partner with life on life’s terms and win. Go beyond anything you imagined was possible — up until now. Live by design.

Leslie is very generous with her attention to each individual. The resources she supplied us were extremely valuable. Her presence on the encouraged me to participate and learn.

Lynda Otte

Founder, LMO Solutions

Leslie, you have an amazing sense of humor, great insight as far as how the mind works, how we trick ourselves, talk to ourselves, talk ourselves out of things, etc. You share yourself personally and that encourages others to share.

In terms of the class you are very well prepared, have lots of tools for us, handouts and all of that stuff for me, lets me know that you really care about this class, not only it’s success for you, but for all of us. You are so conscientious about all of it. You are anyway, but I’m touched by the effort and follow through that is happening because of you in this class.

Eileen Sutz

Owner, CEO, All State Insurance Branch

Thank you for a wonderful day. It was just what I needed and I’m glad I came. The group of woman gathered was just perfect and your teaching was superb. I could see you were enjoying yourself and truly in your gifts.

Thank you for doing all the work of developing your programs, workshops, books, newsletter, private group page, classes etc., and sharing them with us. I appreciate the growth I have experienced since meeting and working with you.

I look forward to more to come. (Growing into next).

Kim Rager

Founder, Breath Rising

Leslie’s approach is gentle, supportive and motivating. She creates a safe space to share, learn and grow.

Robyn Randle

Trader, eTrade

Leslie is positive and enthusiastic. She is a great example of enjoying the process. I appreciate her sense of humor and her apparent joy in sharing her tremendous knowledge and skills with us.

Ellen Long