she takes five

She Takes Five

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

With love, 


You can find me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.


Professional Bio

Jen De Simone Swiss is the Founder and Editor of She Takes Five, a wellness lifestyle blog helping women to achieve well-being and balance. After overcoming Lyme disease, and corporate burnout, she has made it her mission to build a health-centered, fulfilling life. Jen works full-time as a corporate recruiter in the entertainment industry. In her free time, you can find her writing, reading, taking naps, or experimenting in the kitchen.