she takes five

She Takes Five

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. On my blog, 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. Then 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 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. 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 for career women. After overcoming Lyme disease, she has made it her mission to build a health-centered and fulfilling life. Jen works full-time as a corporate recruiter in the media industry. In her free time, you can find her writing, reading, taking walks in nature, or experimenting in the kitchen.