Hi, I’m Jen, Founder and Editor of wellness lifestyle blog, She Takes Five. If you want to achieve well-being and balance, you came to the right place. On STF, I cover everything from self-care resources, vacation guides, and non-toxic face masks – to easy clean recipes, work-life-balance tips, and my own holistic health experiments.
Through the Take Five Interview Series, I explore how career women across different industries are balancing their work while supporting their health in-between. There are lots of nuggets of wisdom and resources in each of those features!
In essence, She Takes Five is a place to inspire women to recharge and feel good more often.
My love for health and wellness was born about 9 years ago when I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease and other related ailments. Pre-diagnosis, I was living a fast-paced life in New York City with little regard for my health. This included eating out constantly, drinking on the regular, and functioning on little sleep. I thought running in Central Park would magically erase all of my poor decisions. Then I became ill, while working a demanding corporate job and I had no choice but to make drastic changes to get better.
Thankfully with the help of integrative medicine doctors, self-education, and lifestyle changes I was able to regain my health. During this experience, I learned just how precious my health and life were, and how easily everything can be taken away.
Since then, I’ve made it my mission to create a fulfilling, health-centered life all while supporting my goals and ambitions. I’m constantly searching for alternative, high-quality ways to seamlessly infuse wellness and downtime into the lives of aspirational women. I share those explorations here on She Takes Five. You can count on me to provide you with the latest resources and inspiration whenever you need to take five.