Calming Minds.Changing the World.

At Life Ingredients™, our goal is to create an emotionally stable population, one that is more aware of its thoughts and feelings and more capable of empathy and understanding than any generation in history. Our world is challenging, but, with the right tools and skills, it doesn’t need to be.

Making Happiness Affordable and Fun.

Life ingredients costs less than a weekly cup of coffee. It’s fun to do at home together and it’s a great positive alternative to a time out. And , you can support your school while you bring a priceless sense of calm to your home.


Balance to overcome challenges

Balance to overcome challenges


Bringing families closer and connecting communities.

Our experiential audio program not only brings parents closer to their child's everyday life, we build the skills needed for navigating the bumps in life. We also connect families to a school-to-home network that provides life-enriching tips and tools online. To top it all off – a percentage of every subscription goes directly back to the school.


The Family School Connection

Created with families and teachers in mind, our 5 minute daily Life Recipes™ are designed to integrate seamlessly into the classroom or home environment without significant scheduling changes or time-consuming training. Schools do better when families are connected to the classroom. Our ambition is that Life Ingredients helps build a school-to-home connection that enriches student-family life while supporting schools in the process.

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By becoming a life ingredients subscriber you and your kids discover how to become empowered to navigate daily life with calm and ease.

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Paving the Way for Schools.

For every one year subscription we give 10% to your school. When you subscribe, simply select or nominate your school to become eligible for Life Ingredients Funds. This money can be used to fund new programs, buy classroom supplies, sponsor school field trips and support music and art education, to name a few. It’s our way of having a positive impact on the student, classroom and school, all at the same time. We don’t just want to change the world for our children, we want to help pave the way to a better future for our schools.

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“Kids enjoy the Life Ingredients tools immensely and it gives me a moment to reset the energy of the class whenever they are scattered or unfocused.”

Adeana Milan Cramer

Creekside Charter School

Meet the people who have lovingly made Life Ingredients™.

Deb Kelly

Deb Kelly

Founder & Author

I’m a grandmother on a mission. For a while now, I have been thinking about what kind of legacy I can leave my grandchildren. I could leave them a few bucks in the bank and some china for their cabinet, but I don’t think it will really rock their world or the world at large. As a student of life, I have noticed when calm minds come together around solutions and results, we create a more fair and stable world. This is my objective: to create a kinder world for my grandchildren and all the children of this world.

To accomplish this mission, I have gathered a team of remarkable educators, technologists and marketers to build the Life Ingredients platform. In its initial form, we are teaching students to calm their minds, providing them with a toolkit to exercise critical thinking and hone essential abilities to help them create a rewarding and enjoyable life.

By giving today’s students the tools to live a more intentional, purposeful and self-aware life, we can change the future. Learn more about how the Life Ingredients program works and how you can get involved.

Deb Kelly

Founder, Life Ingredients

Bill Kelly

Bill Kelly


Bill’s keen business mind has created several successful family businesses in the building and hospitality industries, but what really drives him is a community spirit. He is co-founder of the Tahoe Food Hub, creating a sustainable food source for the Tahoe community and constructing a four-season geodesic dome, the Sierra Agroecology Center, educating local school children about good eating and farming skills. Most recently he created a farm-to-juice project for athletes with life-altering injuries supporting their rehabilitation. Bill and his wife, Jennifer, have three free spirited athletic daughters.

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly


With his Ohio mid-west work ethic and sense of team spirit, Kevin is owner of the award-winning and nationally-recognized Kelly Brothers Painting, Inc. The Kelly brothers work together as a well-oiled machine currently developing and expanding their businesses in northern California and Nevada. Kevin’s community spirit draws him to coaching and supporting the athletic world of his two boys and spunky daughter. He is married to Sally, an oncology nurse at Tahoe Forest Hospital.

Jill Kelly-Lipinski

Jill Kelly-Lipinski

Education Advisor

A graduate of Lourdes College and the University of Toledo, Jill majored and received her masters in psychology and counseling. She spent ten years as a school counselor at both elementary and high school levels, and currently works at a Jesuit high school in Ohio in emotional/ social and career counseling.

Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly

Certified Health Coach

Erin Kelly is owner and founder of Ripe Ingredients, an online source for healthy knowledge and recipes, stressing the importance of eating fresh and local. Erin is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has been a color/design consultant for her family-owned business for fifteen years, creating a local and national business for interior designers, contractors and architects. Now she’s taken the color business a step further teaching kids to eat a rainbow of colors for healthy minds and bodies.

Our team consists of business owners, employees
and active leaders from Truckee, CA

Robert Bousquet

Managing Partner of New Leaders, an international leader in digital product development

Cesar Lopez

Artistic Director, New Leaders and Atypical Design, award-winning graphic designer

Jane Weeks

Marketing Director and Publisher, owner of Ethica Advertising, experienced in market development

Jayann Sindt

Writer, Poet and Author of children's books and personalized poems

Susie Alexander

Visual storyteller, artist and founder of Arts in Wellness, a creative collaboration and education program