About Me

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Hello and welcome to my blog, I'm Janine

I’m passionate about helping midlife women who feel lost, stuck and frustrated with their lives to rediscover their true spark so they can live an amazing Midlife. 


You are in the right place if:-

  • You feel overwhelmed by midlife and the changes in your body – nobody warned you what the menopause really does to your body;
  • You’re ready to work on yourself and your health – you feel you can’t go on like this; 
  • You’re ready to find balance in your life – you feel pulled in so many directions by everyone around you;
  • You’re ready to finally live the life your truly desire – even though you feel like you’ve forgotten what those dreams are as you have denied yourself them for so long;
  • You’re ready to get clear on how to move forwards and make an action plan – you are going to stop living up to everyone else’s expectations of what you should do/be;
  • You feel overwhelmed by the whole ‘what to eat’ movement – one minute you can’t eat fat, the next you can;
  • You’re tired of trying endless diets that work in the short term but in the long term leave you back where you started or worse;
  • You want effortless ways to lose weight and eat healthy and stop numbing yourself with food;
  • You want to stop thinking about what you should be eating all the time and enjoy life.

If you think this sounds like you, then I have a three step programme that you might find helpful:  


Step 1. A midlife reset:

This is a holistic plan to redefine and reset some of your  lifestyle habits to ensure your health is at optimum levels.  By adjusting lifestyle habits like eating, sleeping, movement habits and reducing stress,  you can begin to feel more energised, revitalised and ready to take on the next step …

Step 2. Confidence/self esteem plan:

Sometimes life can knock our confidence and how we perceive ourselves in the world.   By using mindfulness and coaching tools, you can work on renewing your levels of confidence to acheive the changes you desire in your life.  You will then feel confident to …

Step 3. Find your Whale Song:

This final stage of my programme helps you to rediscover your hidden spark and essence so that you can find your purpose in life.   Whether that’s through work, creative outlets, travel etc, we all have talents and dreams that may have been forgotten or hidden due to the expectations of life and society.  Midlife is the time to rediscover them and live a life true to yourself.

If you are interested in more information about these programmes, please email me at janine@newleafhealthandwellbeing.com 

You can also sign up for my Newsletter  – you’ll receive regular emails where I will support and nourish your body and mind with normal, everyday recipes, tips to help you keep motivated to exercise, sleep, relax and rediscover your true self. 


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A bit more about me:


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I’m a totally normal, not perfect, mum of four boys.  I’m on a mission to find dietary and lifestyle changes to help women in midlife nourish their bodies through the changes midlife brings.   No more denial, no more fad diets, just easy simple steps to live in a balanced and abundant life. 

I’ve always loved food but in a down to earth, normal way.  I’ve never been on a fad diet, I’m not into green smoothies – I just love enjoying food in a balanced and moderate way.

So, to be clear – I’m not super skinny or athletic.  As a mother of four and now aged 53, I usually weigh about 61kgs or 9.6 stone.  I’m 175 cms  or 5ft 7½ tall.  In a perfect world I could probably do with losing a kilo or so, but I love food and don’t want to restrict my diet or worry about what I’m eating all the time.

I am lucky that I seem naturally drawn to reasonably healthy food choices.  Now this may be genetic or it just could be because I’ve developed good HABITS over the years.

I generally eat more at the start of the day and tend to trail off towards the end of the day, but I truly believe in bio-individuality and what works for me, may not work for you.  So, you have to listen to your body and see what works best for you.

Other things I do:-

  • I very rarely drink sugary, fizzy drinks, unless it’s particularly hot.
  • I try to size my portions to my appetite.  If I’m not hungry, I don’t eat much but if I am hungry then I eat loads.
  • I have a minimum of two cappuccinos per day (I love coffee) plus black earl grey tea, green tea and sparkling mineral water.
  • I’m rubbish at exercise but I do love long walks in the countryside, yoga and the occasional bike ride.
  • I love vegetables and fruit – which I think is the key to a healthy lifestyle.
  • I often share food with the kids or my husband when we eat out, as most restaurant portions are too large these days.
  • I love spending time with my family and friends
  • I love reading – anything!!

I’m currently studying diplomas in life coaching, culinary medicine with Dale Pinnock, 50+ Nutrition and have a Diploma in Mindfulness so that I can bring you the best, evidence based information to help you make healthy choices.

Here’s a few of my most popular post that you might like to start with:-

My top 10 habits for a healthier life

30 days without coffee challenge

What I’ve learnt about changing habits

Making new habits

Why we need to change the way we think about food

Somerset Apple Cake recipe

The power of walking

Contact details

If you want to get in touch with me, you can email me at Janine@newleafhealthandwellbeing.com

My Mantra:-

If you want an amazing midlife, then you need to turnover a NEWLEAF and make changes to rediscover the real you.

Life should be about enjoyment and experiences.  I want women at midlife to feel empowered to enjoy food, live their best lives and not feel overwhelmed by life.