What On Earth Is Nutritional Therapist Le’Nise Doing With Her Money?
“When I turned 30, I decided that I needed to grow up and get a proper handle on my money.”
Le’Nise Brothers is a nutrition and wellbeing coach for women. You can find her at Eat Love Move. She is helping her clients regain their spark, improve their health and boost their energy! We need you Le’Nise…
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hello! I’m Le’Nise, a Canadian - Brit, living in West London with my husband and very active 4 year old boy. I worked in advertising and media in London for over 10 years until I decided to retrain while I was on maternity leave. I’m now a qualified nutritional therapist & health coach, specialising in working with women with hormonal issues such as PMS, PCOS, heavy & painful periods, post-natal depression & depletion and perimenopause / menopause.
I love helping women get well and feel their best.
2. What inspired you to launch Eat Love Move?
I see so many women living with ongoing health issues like stomach pain, heavy & painful periods, bloating and PMS and thinking these are things are normal and that they just need to live with them. My nutrition and wellbeing practice, Eat Love Move helps support women and show them that pain isn’t normal and there is another way.
My clients say that I help them regain their energy, find emotional stability and hormonal balance.
In a nutshell, I want women to know that they don’t need to live in fear of their periods or their hormones!
3. What’s your relationship like with money and personal finance? Has it changed much in recent years?
When I was younger, I was terrible with money, not really understanding the power of saving and financial management. I used to live in my overdraft, have a huge personal loan and generally be a spendthrift. When I turned 30, I decided that I needed to grow up and get a proper handle on my money. I started budgeting, made a plan to pay off my debts and I started saving! My grandfather used to tell me that saving is a way for ‘young Le’Nise’ to pay for ‘old Le’Nise’. After getting my money in order, this finally makes sense to me.
4. What does financial independence mean to you?
Being in control of my money - knowing what’s coming in, what’s going out and having money saved for a rainy day.
5. You are passionate about wellbeing and nutrition. How do you manage to stay sane while managing your own startup?
Self-care is huge for me. I build moments of self-care into every day and without it, my to do list would feel completely overwhelming. By self-care, I mean making sure I take time to do things that replenish me - deep breathing, yoga, eating well, laughing. Even turning off notifications on my iPhone is an act of self-care and allows me to focus on the task at hand.
6. What is the best financial decision you made?
I never thought I would be a homeowner, as I couldn’t see how I would ever enough money for a downpayment. Once I started taking control on my finances, I could see that with a lot of scrimping and saving, my husband and I would be able to buy a flat. Eventually, we did it! So taking control of my money was the best financial decision I ever made.
7. Own up. Have you made any major financial faux-pas?
Where do I start! Not starting a pension until I was 30, maxing out credit cards and having no idea how I was going to pay them back, treating my overdraft like it was a regular part of my bank account.
8. What are your biggest financial fears and concerns?
I have been doing a lot of work to change my attitude towards money, moving away from being afraid to charge my clients the correct value for my services to knowing my worth and pricing my services accordingly.
9. Can you share your best self-care advice?
Self-care is never selfish and you need to find something that works for you. It’s something that leaves you feeling energised, refreshed and recharged. And it doesn’t need to take hours from your day. It could be something as simple as taking two minutes to do some alternate nostril breathing, going outside into the sun during a lunch break or picking up the phone and calling a friend that always makes you laugh and feel good. Find what works for you.
10. What is Vestpod for you?
Vestpod makes the financial world accessible and gives me ideas for continuing to find financial freedom.
I’ve always loved food - eating it, cooking it, sharing it. Food can bring us together and it can heal us. For years, I battled anxiety, depression and IBS and never made the connection between what I was putting into my body and the way I was feeling. Eventually, I had a lightbulb moment and realised that I was treating my body like a rubbish bin and it was affecting my mood, my skin, even my digestion. After over 10 years in advertising, I decided to retrain as a nutritional therapist, specialising in working with women who struggle with low energy, hormonal issues such as PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, menopause and fertility.