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Barbara B Appelbaum   (#1052489)   

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Deerfield, IL
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442 Amberley Lane

Deerfield, IL  

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Academic Degree
Master's degree
Certified by a professional coach training school
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The dreaded words have been spoken; in the prime of your life you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic disease or dis-ease. You are thrust into chaos unexpectedly and forced outside your comfort zone. You search for how to summon the courage to step past your fear of the unknown; trusting that if you follow your instincts you will thrive. The proverbial sh*t has hit the fan and you need a hero to save you. What are you to do? Become one.

As an engaging motivational speaker, published author, certified wellness coach and consultant, I offer you simple strategies to recognize your superpowers of courage and resilience so you can live well with chronic disease/dis-ease. Learn how to make heroic choices; leaping into the unknown; bending, not breaking; prompting mindset shifts that create lasting positive change so you can feel great in your body and in your life.

As an aging baby boomer living with multiple sclerosis who walks her talk every day, I get what you're experiencing. Through inspiring anecdotes that bring my concepts to life, I'll have you laughing, sometimes crying, and always learning. I share an abundance of practical, relevant tips with authenticity and compassion. My compelling story and lessons I share will elevate your spirit.

With the publishing of my two books, Be Your Own Superhero (2018) and Live in Wellness Now (2013), I am recognized as an expert in the growing field of an integrative approach to proactive wellness. By combining healthy living, spirituality, and neuroscience principles, I help you understand how to be proactive in your health care versus reactionary in your sick care. My greatest wish is to never hear a person say, “I should be taking better care of myself.” This is YOUR time – long overdue, don’t you think?

As a member of the National Speaker’s Association, I hold two master’s degrees, one in business and one in teaching, and am a certified member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), International Association for Health Coaches, and American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).  I am a Certified Professional Coach (iPEC) and Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (IIN) as well as a consultant to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and an Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Greater Illinois Chapter. I am a regular guest-lecturer at Canyon Ranch – Tucson, AZ and contributor to ModernDayMS