karen chick of the monthKaren MacNab Chicago Chair and Chick of the Month

Tell us about yourself so that we can get to know you better.

I am a single mom with three amazing young adults. They have always been my “WHY” and I try to lead by example with honesty, integrity and health. Health has been my passion for well over 17 years. We really don’t have anything unless we have our health and that is why I help to educate people and coach them to turn their health around or stay on track. That’s why I chose to become a Wellness Consultant and Health Coach.

What inspired you to do what you do professionally?

I lost my mother to cancer when I was 18 and after I had children, I felt compelled to make sure that I took care of my kids in the healthiest way possible and myself as well. I have seen too many people die well before their time, or see children and teens whose lives will never be the same because they have cancer, diabetes, obesity, asthma and more. To help someone get off of medications or turn their health around has no price tag on it. I live to help someone each and every day.

Tell us a story of how you made a difference in someone’s life.

My son’s friend has a brother who was getting daily, debilitating migraines. He was missing a lot of school and they had been in the ER more times than they wanted and the doctors kept giving him new meds, but even they made him sick. I suggested a few products that I use because I knew he was toxic from all the drugs and his diet wasn't the greatest. Within two weeks his migraines almost ceased and was actually taken off the medication in less than a month. His mother couldn't believe it and even his teacher asked him what he was doing to help him as she herself suffered from migraines. To him it was a milk shake and some green juice. But it made all the difference in the world! He got back on track in school and is just fine now.

hat have you gained personally from being a member of Chicks Connect?

I have gained not only new friends, but I am humbled by the women who are members that are such givers. I am in awe of you, Jewels, for what you have done, how you do it and how you face each challenge with such courage and spirit. You are attracting like minded women who give so much to each other and I need to tap more into all the resources you are providing us. Your passion and drive are contagious and I feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful group of diverse and brilliantly beautiful women. I know that I have more to give both as a mother and as a member.

What have you gained professionally from being a member of Chicks Connect?

I have learned that in order to be the best, you have to learn from the best. This group has some of the best women to learn from. Giving versus taking is key and I learn each day from someone who gives their heart, their story, their message and I take that and try to apply it with my business and how I approach people. I had a very narrow view and now I truly “see” the big picture. Thanks for helping with that Jewels!

Any words of wisdom for other Chicks?

Sometimes you just have to say “Why not me?” and just do it. We spend too much time taking care of others, putting ourselves on the back burner, running like a hamster on a wheel and not really becoming the person we want to be. It’s never too late to do something to change your life, your circumstances, your health and your future. If you don’t do it now, then when? And yes, why not YOU?

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Karen MacNab, Wellness Consultant/Health Coach

New site coming for health coaching! Before and after picture…..

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10 pounds down this summer and I am still on my journey! Feeling amazing…..

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