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Karen Clark Salinas

MSW, MSEd, NBC-HWC


I’m Karen Clark Salinas, and it’s my mission to help all women live their purpose without sacrificing wellbeing. I want women to thrive! To reach their dreams of a successful career and a happy and healthy family.

I understand you because I was you. You’re a high achiever who doesn’t make excuses. You’re likely a people pleaser. But, you’re overwhelmed and disillusioned. You know your pace isn’t sustainable. That this isn’t the life you are intended to live.


You’re under a lot of pressure with a challenging day-to-day schedule. You’re stretched too thin. You want to:

  • Limit the destruction of chronic stress on your mind, body, and spirit.
  • Create a work-life mix that allows time and space to focus on your health and happiness.
  • Stop sacrificing wellbeing and living with doubt and guilt that you are not doing enough in any area of your life.

I know for sure that you can reconnect with the joy you first had when you dreamed of a meaningful career and a fulfilling personal life. I’m here to help you.


Start Rebalancing Wellbeing by Stopping Chronic Stress Here

I get it. Between work + life, you’re stretched too thin. The chronic stress is starting to show up as mental, physical, and emotional symptoms. It’s concerning. You feel stuck and can’t see your way forward.

If you want to stop the destruction of chronic stress once and for all, you need enough physical, mental and emotional energy to take control. Having greater energy will be the difference between making progress toward your desired goals and staying stuck … and frustrated and resentful.

Take the Self-Care Quiz: Where do you need the most help right now? to identify your next best step to jumpstart your energy and end chronic stress. Your next best step to pursue your purpose without sacrificing wellbeing.

After taking the quiz, you will receive the guide Six Simple Self-Care Tips to Help You Take Better Care of Yourself Right Now. This FREE customized guide provides 6 simple tips that are must-haves for you.

Reclaim some control and start living your purpose without sacrificing wellbeing here!

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Here’s Who I Really Am

In 2016, I asked a simple question and received an answer that changed my life. My youngest child was nearing the end of college and, unbeknownst to me, I was looking for my next big creative project. A good friend suggested that I become a health and wellness coach. Wow! All my life experience and education suddenly fit in a perfect box with a beautiful bow. I realized I wanted nothing more than to guide working moms to live their best life—to thrive.

My Joyful Life

I didn’t know it was possible to feel overflowing with joy. Not every day, but close. I want the same for YOU—to have work + family on your terms with plenty of joy. You can proactively shape the future by the choices you make now.

Living a Crazy, Busy Life

I raised three children while working full time. There never seemed to be enough hours in the day to balance family and work, let alone self-care. My kids were thriving … my #1 goal. I understand what you’re trying to achieve. I want to do everything within my power to help you really live life, not merely survive it.

My Health Suffered

After an 18-month medical odyssey, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Nearly 15 years passed before I could say I was finished treating it. I learned that self-care is key to showing up for others and thriving.

My 20-Year Marriage Ended

My husband left abruptly, and I became a single mom overnight. I was devastated … broken. Focused on one breath and step at a time. I parented my teenagers, continued working full time, and suffered extreme physical and emotional stress. My health was in more trouble. My energy hit rock bottom. There was little happiness at home or work.

Experiencing Toxic Relationships

I struggled to take control and extricate myself from a toxic relationship. To truly heal my physical and emotional pain. I know what it looks like and how it feels. I’ve watched others share this same struggle. I know for sure that it doesn’t have to be this way.

Newfound Happiness and Health

My family and friends showed up for me and my kids in amazing ways! I relied on healthcare professionals to help put me back together physically and emotionally. I read as much as I could to help me understand my past and the pathway forward.

I met my second husband and he patiently helped me open my heart and heal. My kids continued to thrive and are now gainfully employed college graduates. (Admittedly, I’m one happy, proud mama.)

I learned to ask for and accept help. I learned to share the responsibilities of daily life so that I don’t take on more than I can manage. I found greater happiness than I imagined possible.


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I could talk about the following all day every day:

  • Boosting energy and putting happiness back into home and work
  • Gaining clarity and courage to go after a life you love (based on your core values, strengths, and desires)
  • Raising a happy and healthy family
  • Designing a life that doesn’t entail sacrificing a successful career or your wellbeing

When I’m not busy working on my coaching business, you can catch me eating or sleeping. Seriously. I work on my business all the time because I am so inspired! I’m on a mission to help working women deploy their unique gifts and talents, raise happy and healthy families with energy and happiness.

I know for sure you can live your true purpose without being overwhelmed by your to-do list and relationships. Feeling like you’re stuck and falling short on everything. You can go from exhausted to energized and end chronic stress. Increase happiness for a life you love!


10 Unknown Facts About Me

  1. I go to bed looking forward to my morning cup of coffee.
  2. I really like bowls & blankets because of their comfort value.
  3. I’m addicted to buying books.
  4. I used to clean the entire house after everyone went to bed (still wondering what I was thinking).
  5. I like to be interviewed.
  6. When my kids started college, I bought a charm from the bookstore to put on my key ring, so I had something representing each of them with me all the time.
  7. Listening to audiobooks does not prevent me from buying print versions.
  8. A therapist told me I have an overdeveloped pattern of not wanting to make people feel uncomfortable—I’ve made progress but still have a ways to go.
  9. I’m working on featuring the fun side of me instead of the practical side.
  10. Being at the ocean makes me feel like I am home.