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She Takes Five

Hi, I’m Jen, Founder, and Editor of She Takes Five — an online platform helping ambitious women to prioritize their health and well-being. She Takes Five covers everything from alternative health and work-life balance tips, to vacation guides, clean eating, non-toxic beauty, self-care, and much more. We like to keep things simple but high-impact around here. 

Through our work-life balance Interview Series, I explore how career women across different industries are managing their work while supporting their health in-between. There are lots of nuggets of wisdom and resources in each of those features!

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 putting work above everything else, 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. You can count on me to provide you with the latest resources and inspiration whenever you need to take five

With love, 


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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.