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She Takes Five


Nice to meet you!

I’m Jen, a wellness focused Career Coach, Fortune 500 Recruitment Director, and Founder of She Takes Five — a lifestyle blog helping women to live balanced, fulfilling lives. I cover topics across wellness, travel, career, and more. I like to keep things simple and attainable. 

My Story

In my late-twenties, I drastically changed how I lived my life. The “work hard, play harder” approach was no longer sustainable and left me in poor health and on an unfulfilling path. At 25, I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease and other related ailments while simultaneously working in an exhausting, toxic work environment. After years of pushing myself to “power-through” I was left mentally and physically depleted. I was unhappy, unwell, and unfulfilled. Thankfully with the help of integrative medicine doctors, self-education, career, and lifestyle changes I was able to regain my health and create balance. 


I’m a remote recruiting director in the media and entertainment industry. Thanks to no commute, I also have time to write and grow this site. Creating balance has been instrumental in my overall health and happiness.Through the blog, I hope to provide inspiration to enhance your life and well-being. From supplement recommendations and career advice, to simple GF recipes, and vacation inspo — we got you covered. 

Stop by whenever you need to take five. 

With love, 


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Professional Bio

Jen De Simone Swiss is the Founder of She Takes Five, a lifestyle blog and coaching platform helping women to achieve balance. After overcoming Lyme disease, and corporate burnout, she has made it her mission to build a health-centered, fulfilling life. In her free time, you can find her spending time with family, reading, or experimenting in the kitchen. She lives in NJ with her husband, son, and King Charles, Winston.