Hi, I’m Jen, Founder and Editor of She Takes Five. If you want to supercharge your health and well-being, you came to the right place. Here I cover everything from health trends, vacation spots, and non-toxic face masks – to the occasional clean recipe, and my own health experiments. Through the Take Five interview series, I share insights from career women on how they balance work and life while taking care of themselves. In essence, She Takes Five is a place to nourish, recharge, and indulge.
My love for health and wellness was born about 8 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. Once I became ill, 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 get better. 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. 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.