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Lesley Joan Lupo

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“I don’t remember hearing any snorts or whinnies. I don’t remember smelling the sweat streaming off the newly unsaddled backs or seeing the dust kicked up by the drumming hooves. The only thing I remember was me, my essence, my soul, popping out of my body several seconds before it was caught up in a stampede. I didn’t feel my arm caught in the stirrup or sense the impact of the horse’s body as he twisted me around and slammed me with his head. I watched myself cry out as I got squished between the other horses’ flanks.

Nor did I feel anything as my skull smashed into the concrete feed trough before I collapsed, unmoving. The total calm and serenity that I, the observer, felt was a stark contrast to my screaming human form. I wondered if everyone disconnected like this before they died?

As the dust settled, I looked down at the empty, crumpled shell. I knew I would never get up again. The whole event only lasted about 30 seconds.”

So writes Lesley Joan Lupo in a fascinating account of her near-death experience and her trip ‘Upstairs’ to the realm beyond space and time. Remember, Every Breath is Precious: Dying Taught Me How to Live gives us a glimpse of what might await us all beyond our physical lives.

Praise for Remember, Every Breath is Precious

In this wonderful and inspiring book, Lesley Lupo writes in detail about her deep near-death experience (NDE), while visiting “Upstairs” due to a severe cerebral trauma. Her healing unexpectedly surpassed the doctor’s predictions, but in the first months after her coma, her total failure to remember anything else in her life terrified her. Luckily for us, she could describe her overwhelming and inspiring experience, with the meeting of light beings that revealed wisdom, compassion, devotion, ultimate truth and unconditional love, and with her decision to come back in her damaged body. Her NDE is one of the most impressive and detailed experiences I have ever read. She was unable to share her knowledge with others because words utterly fail in a description, and no one would listen. So her life was at first very difficult, but she could not forget her ultra-real experience, and at last, she no longer denied her spiritual path or her inborn gifts. Little by little, she started to integrate her awakened immortal soul with her ordinary waking consciousness, and she is now able to describe for us her tremendous personal and spiritual growth. This book is an excellent gift for anyone who is willing to be open to their spiritual aspects, and who is willing to help to shift personal and global consciousness. Highly recommended.

~ Pim van Lommel, cardiologist, NDE-researcher, author of Consciousness beyond Life.

Many books can be found today that recount vivid, emotionally gripping tales of near-death experiences and meetings with spirits. You will find such an account in Remember, Every Breath is Precious. But author Lesley Joan Lupo, who had the NDE, then goes in a new and exceedingly valuable direction. She is aware how strange NDEs can seem when compared with our everyday experiences, so she investigated her experience from several fresh angles. The result is additional layers of evidence indicating that something exceedingly strange did indeed happen. A compelling, original work.

~ Dean Radin, author of Real Magic; Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe.

Lesley’s fascinating descriptions of what ‘the Other Side’ was like for her contain many life-enhancing benefits for YOU here and now. Her unique perspective after visiting ‘Upstairs’ provides wise answers to many questions you have likely pondered. Despite researching afterlife topics for over forty years, I learned a lot from Remember, Every Breath is Precious and highly recommend you do the same.

~ Mark Pitstick, MA, DC, Eternea Director of Education and author of Soul Proof.

Remember, Every Breath is Precious is a very personal and courageous book. The reader will especially enjoy how Lesley Lupo included veridical evidence—from an evidential medium to an astrology reading of the exact date of the accident in the appendices. Anyone interested in how NDEs relate to our ability to transform our consciousness and express our true potential should enjoy this book.

~ Rajiv Parti, MD., Author of Dying to Wake Up

Lesley Lupo’s Remember, Every Breath is Precious is a stirring and well-written account of her fascinating near-death experience. Her book is one of the most engaging and engrossing I have had the pleasure to read on this subject. Be prepared to enjoy a real cover-to-cover page-turner; one which, I imagine, most readers will not want to put down.

~ Raymond A. Moody, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Author of Life After Life

When Lesley Lupo had her near-death experience in 1988, she did not merely encounter a heavenly light. No, she seems to have entered and remained in a heavenly realm, which she then is able to describe for the reader in stunning and thrilling detail. Thus her story is unique and uniquely valuable. In forty years of researching NDEs, I have never found so complete an account of what may await us after death. And that’s just the beginning of her gripping and inspiring personal story in a book that is also full of the fruits of Lesley’s hard-won spiritual wisdom. In short, this is one of those books that will leave an indelible mark on its readers. It certainly did on me.

~ Kenneth Ring, Ph.D., Author of Lessons from the Light

A brilliant, highly readable and extremely enlightening account of a life-transforming NDE—one that again demonstrates, and more clearly than ever, that we have a consciousness that is beyond our brain and beyond even our organic existence. A book to be read by everyone who ever doubted that this might be the case.

~ Ervin Laszlo, Ph.D., Author of Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything

When Lesley Lupo was thrown from her horse and crushed in a stampede, she left her body and was stunned to find that she was still herself, permeated by unconditional love, not because she had earned it but because that’s just the way it is. The last thing she was told before she came back to a painful rehabilitation in this life was, Remember, every breath is precious. In this book by that name, she shares her journey and the insights she gained. Readers will find this book not only a spellbinding narrative but also a practical guide to integrating spirituality into daily life.

~ Bruce Greyson, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Medicine; Founder IANDS

Remember, Every Breath is Precious provides an engaging and moving account of one of the most detailed and profound Near-Death Experiences ever reported. The experience proved to be transformational for Lesley Lupo, and her masterful presentation of it in this inspiring text will be transformational for many others. This is an important book on many levels and a must-read for anyone interested in Near-Death Experiences and the wide-ranging opportunities that these phenomena provide for enhancing our understanding of ourselves and our universe.

~ David O. Wiebers, M.D., Author of Theory of Reality: Evidence for Existence Beyond the Brain and Tools for Your Journey

Life isn’t a race, it is a pathway. From my own NDE and experience as a scientist and medium, I know that every word of Lesley’s book is more than true. Lesley shares some of the best advice: “Just start from this position: every breath is precious. You are loved. Live the love you are in the now, and be ready for more to unfold. Have faith and slow yourself down. Add patience to your daily practices. Everything will work out for you, even if sometimes it doesn’t look like it will. The Divine Upstairs has your back.”

~ Dr. Alan Ross Hugenot, Engr.Sc.D., Author of The Death Experience: What it is like when you die

Lesley shares the most in depth, beautifully written and detailed personal account of “Heaven” that I have had the pleasure to read. From her meeting with Jesus and His message of forgiveness to the reasons and purpose why we choose to incarnate on the earth, Remember, Every Breath is Precious is a must read for those who truly want to know what waits for them beyond the veil.

~ Virginia Hummel, Author of Cracking the Grief Code

This gift of a book is not only a spectacular tour guide to Heaven, what Lesley calls “Upstairs”, it is a portal to that realm. Reading the words, if you turn within, you will hear your soul whisper, ‘Now do you remember?’ Thank you, Lesley, for guiding us so lovingly back Home.

~ Suzanne Giesemann, Medium and author of Messages of Hope

Lesley’s clear and detailed account of her experience “Upstairs” is one more powerful confirmation that there are realities that lie beyond this world. While physics can provide a supportive framework in which other such realities can exist, there is nothing so compelling as a firsthand experience of these realms of joy and peace. Her book is also a powerfully moving tale of overcoming adversity that will give heart to anyone dealing with their own major challenges—and give them insights and tools to bring Divine awareness dynamically into how their lives unfold.

~ Joseph Selbie, The Physics of God

“Lesley’s personal narrative of “Heaven” is gracefully written as it speaks to the heart and helps us to connect with our loved ones across the veil. Her encounter with Jesus is profound! As a nurse, I feel that Every Breath is Precious is truly spiritual medicine for the soul and a gift for those who genuinely seek answers to what happens when our Earthly journey ends.”

~ Erica McKenzie, RN, Author of Dying to Fit In.

“Life isn’t a race, it is a pathway. From my own NDE and experience as a scientist and medium, I know that every word of Lesley’s book is more than true. Lesley shares some of the best advice:
‘Just start from this position: every breath is precious. You are loved. Live the love you are in the now, and be ready for more to unfold. Have faith and slow yourself down. Add patience to your daily practices. Everything will work out for you, even if sometimes it doesn’t look like it will. The Divine Upstairs has your back.”

~ Dr. Alan Ross Hugenot, Engr.Sc.D, Author of The Death Experience: What it is like when you die.

In this fascinating book, Lesley Lupo describes her extensive, near-death experience that resulted from being trampled by horses during a near fatal accident.  The depth of subjective experience that Lesley described, occurring during a time when the injuries sustained led to her resuscitation being abandoned, defies materialist explanations. Lesley describes how her massive brain injury resolved in a remarkably short amount of time in comparison to the extent of her injury. This enthralling book details her incredible journey of physical and emotional healing that ensued thus enabling her to understand and integrate her experience. Due to her ongoing spiritual practice, Lesley regularly connects with the spiritual realm and her guides. This book is full of wisdom and insights revealed to Lesley during her experience and healing journey and this is something we can all benefit from without having to nearly die.

~ Penny Satori, Author of The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: How the Messages of NDEs Can Positively Impact the World.

Lesley Lupo’s book Remember, Every Breath is Precious is a compelling account of her spiritual journey which began when she was a child and played with spirit guides who no one else in her family could see. Lesley’s journey took a dramatically deeper turn during a near-death experience (NDE) that occurred after she was pushed by a frightened horse which then kicked and dragged her around the corral, resulting in a severe traumatic brain injury that caused her heart to stop beating. During the event, Lesley’s awareness left her body and she entered a light-filled realm, which she calls “Upstairs,” where she met her guides. In her time with them, she received many profound insights about the nature of life and death.

In Lesley’s account she shares the fascinating wisdom she was taught “Upstairs” - how we plan our life trajectory in this world and the lessons we have to learn. She also tells of the terrifying moment during her recovery when the hospital physician told her, “If I hear that you have said even one more word [about it], I will transfer you to a psychiatric hospital for the rest of your recovery. I will pump you up with so many drugs that you will not know if it is day or night.” This is a poignant reminder of the large gap that still exists between the materialist belief system of many clinicians in the medical profession and the often validated experiences of persons who have NDEs. One highlight of this book is the set of appendices, including the reading given to Lesley Lupo by the evidential medium Suzanne Giesemann, in which, without knowing any details of Lesley’s NDE, she confirmed the events that had occurred on the other side.

I highly recommend this book, and the perspective it gives us about the preciousness of our life on this earth, as well as the profound support we always have from the loving beings on the other side. As the title says, “Remember, Every Breath is Precious.”

~ Marjorie Hines Woollacott, Ph.D., Author of Infinite Awareness, The Awakening of a Scientific Mind


About the author


“Aware of the immortal Soul, Lesley combines the training of a therapist, the brilliant mind of a CEO, and the gentle soul of a best friend.”
Jan T.

Lesley Lupo has been a professional Intuitive since 1994 and has worked at Canyon Ranch Resort since 1996. Her clientele includes TV, movie, music, and Broadway celebrities, politicians, royalty, and business leaders. She has a private practice with individual appointments and conducts the workshop Light Your Path: Cultivate a Life of Self-Worth in Tucson, AZ and takes individual clients at Canyon Ranch Health Resort. She has an upcoming book on her NDE titled Remember, Every Breath is Precious: Dying Taught Me How to Live.

Lesley can be found at

Publisher: White Crow Books
Published November 28, 2018
214 pages
Size: 229 x 152 mm
ISBN 978-1-78677-069-1
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