Hi, I’m Jenna
I’m so glad you’re here. To give you a bit of background I come from a 20-year background as a magazine beauty and wellbeing editor. I’ve worked with Next magazine, Notebook:, Women’s Health, Style, Fitness Life and New Idea. I also co-authored a book back in 2005 called In The Pink: a guide to breasts, cancer and living well with the beautiful naturopath Lani Lopez.
Asking About The Why’s
I’ve always been passionate about wellness and helping people to figure out the why’s and wherefore’s of life. The science of beauty is my career roots so you’ll always find the study of the skin health in anything I do. However, I’ve always known there’s another side to life and that there’s something more than just what we ‘see’.
I stopped working in magazines full-time a while back to become a digital diva. I’ve got to tell you that magazine deadlines were hard work but running a website was even more demanding (at that time). I began experiencing anxiety, dizzy spells, fatigue, weight loss, and sleeplessness. Eventually, I was diagnosed with pulmonary emboli (multiple lung clots). It was the beginning of chronic pain and suspected autoimmune disease, which culminated in weeks in bed. I’m not telling you this to enlist your sympathy, I just wanted you to know that I’ve been there, bought the t-shirt and can transfer lessons learned to you. And thankfully it’s all over now. I guess you could say it was an ‘Arianna Huffington moment’. If you don’t know that story – just quickly – she was working away in a massively busy role when she collapsed. It caused her to change her life and write her book Thrive. Lesson? If you don’t listen to your body it’ll protest!
The Wheel Of Life
My own experience led me to study with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. The impetus was to broaden my knowledge, try to cure myself and answer the ‘why’s’ of my experience to be able to help others. It’s been an incredible journey. I’ve learned that everyone is a bio-individual and what is one person’s cure-all is another person’s poison. The upshot for me was that a lot of it came back to my shifting hormones as I entered perimenopause so I’ve spent the last few years researching and learning and much as I can about how we can make the transition easy. I firmly believe food is Mother Nature’s medicine and I’m totally with Hippocrates who said ‘Let food be thy medicine’. But it’s not just about food, it’s about your spirit, your relationships, your mindset and your belief systems. It’s also about getting rid of stress and finding safe, natural supplementation to help with balance. There are also some wonderful tools such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and mindfulness that can make a massive difference on this ride too. Along the way I’ve learned from inspiring people – for different modalities such as these – like Joshua Rosenthal, Dr Mark Hyman, Dr Christiane Northrup, Deepak Chopra and Arianna Huffington.
Share The Love
These days I’m a publisher, a skin/health aficionado (that knowledge will always be there), a Certified Holistic Health Coach (proud moment) with a specialty in peri/menopause and an EFT guide. My ethos is both plant- and mind-based with an onus on helping women aged 40/45+ who need help balancing their hormones, weight and their stress levels (who doesn’t right?!)
I also work with a company called MenoMe which provides the amazing 40+ and 55+. These are very, very safe, well researched natural herbal solutions to help with hormonal balance. In my opinion, it’s crucial that what we put into our bodies and why is all backed by scientific research so these ticked the boxes for me. Plus 40+ worked wonders for my own balance and is now part of my non-negotiable morning routine. There’s a link to them in the shop.
It’s All About You
Now you know my story you’ll ‘get’ that if you need help balancing those pesky mid-life hormones, I’m your woman. Fact. Mid-life does not have to mean weight gain. It also doesn’t have to mean skin problems or the blues. I’d love to work with you on your transformation and I’ll stand by your side through your journey. You can always reach me on Skype, via email or in-person so don’t hesitate to reach out.
What You Can Expect:
- To beat the blocks that are holding you back from your best life
- To find your inner sparkle
- To develop oodles of energy
- To fit back into those clothes you’re dying to wear
- To balance your hormones
- A warm, compassionate champion on your journey to health and happiness.
- I also can’t wait to share any products I discover that really work.
I’ll give you a helping hand because I want to help you THRIVE.
I'm a former magazine health/beauty editor, author and certified international health coach with a specialty in 40+ women. I have knowledge of anatomy and physiology, skincare, nutrition and a variety of wellness practises plus I have access to a some amazing experts so we can cover all the bases.
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