Donna Mintz has been in the wellness space for 17 years. She started her journey as a personal chef and personal trainer, adding functional nutrition to her resume to help her clients lose weight, reduce medications, and feel good in their bodies.
Donna created Donna J Skincare, an all-natural, anti-aging skincare company when she looked in the mirror and didn’t like the dry, lined, and wrinkled skin that looked back at her. She learned how skin works and what happens as we age, and formulated the products to correct her, and her friends, aging skin.
Donna is also the host of the Beauty in Aging podcast as well as the co-host of the Strong, Badass, and Over 50 podcast with her friend of almost 40 years.
What do you do and why do you do it?
I’m an integrative health coach, and skincare formulator who helps women over 40 navigate through menopause without the misery and overwhelm we’ve been led to believe is our due.
I remember how my mother suffered through menopause, and it breaks my heart – the hot flashes, mood swings, and brain fog made her feel terrible and very alone. I never want another woman to suffer this way.
Unfortunately, when it comes to menopause, we aren’t talking out loud but suffering in silence, and we don’t have to. There are lifestyle changes that we can make that will support our hormones and alleviate some of the symptoms.
What changed for you after age 50?
After 50 I saw my body change in ways that I didn’t expect. At this time in my life, my mother had passed, and there was no one for me to ask questions, I felt very alone, Google is not a replacement for having your mom to ask questions of.
What would you tell the 20 or 30-year-old YOU?
Hang on baby the ride’s about to get bumpy, but you’re going to be ok.
What do you think you’ll tell yourself in retrospect at the end of your life?
You worked hard to help and support women, and to become a good person, and you did.
What impact do you think increased visibility can have on your business?
I can help more people.
Who or what inspires you and why?
Gennifer Birnbach inspires me. She’s an awesome human.