Choose Joy! The Seven Steps


All Day Retreat with Leslie

Limited to Four to Six Women

Look for it in the Fall of 2016

Concord, MA

"Happiness is not ready-made.

It comes from your own actions."

-Dalai Lama XIV


Join us to slow down, stepping off the treadmill of life in a safe, sacred space. Receive the gift of spaciousness, comfort and support to Choose Joy Every Day!

Drawn from years of work supporting women in reclaiming their lives, Seven Steps to Choosing Joy! offers compassionate support for women as they journey towards choosing joy. We will be using clear concrete techniques to experiment and take those steps together. You have the power to make changes in your life. Using these seven steps you can bring back the fun passion and laughter you may have lost through life's struggles. Take a moment...take a deep breath... and open the door into your new joy-filled life!


Seven Steps to Choosing Joy:

1) Awareness

2) Breath

3) Choice

4) Do Say No

5) Elf Management

6) Fun and Fulfillment

7) Gratitude


KUDOS from previous Coaching Group:

“I was struggling with a lot of stress in my daily life and was hoping to find some tools from this Coaching Group to give me some peace in my heart.  Leslie's calm demeanor and wisdom has guided us along a journey of self-discovery and provided a safe place to explore and express our feelings.  I would recommend Leslie and her coaching workshops to my friends because I want them to experience the positive change that I have seen in my own attitude and self-confidence. We are all doing the best we can, and that is ok! “ -Marcia M. Westford, MA


“Leslie provided a warm welcoming environment for us to share and feel safe and nurtured. One of my biggest struggles at the time was to not take things personally.  Since the group I have a lot more clarity that we are all on a journey with everyone having there own particular struggle and path that they are on. The quote from Eleanor Roosevelt “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission” is getting so much easier to live. What someone thinks of me is really none of my business! It’s their problem.

I would highly recommend Leslie to friends and colleagues. Leslie creates such a safe environment where judgment is suspended and growth happens.  Leslie is always prepared with materials and support and has many years of her own wisdom to share.” -Cindy F. Acton MA

When: Seven Thursdays March 24,31, April 7,14,28 and May 5 and 12th
Where: Leslie’s House
Time: 9:30 - 11:00am
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Limited to: Only 4 - 6 women
Cost: $279/ $252 (10% Discount for Dream Factory Members)
Facilitator: Leslie Ackles, MEd

Now in Concord!

The Dream Factory for Women


Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2015
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: La Provence, 105 Thoreau St. Concord, MA
Cost: $20 members/ $30 nonmembers (includes light breakfast)
Payment: Click this link to register: Concord Dream Factory
Questions: contact Leslie Ackles - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Contact Us Page with notation

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