About Jen

Founder of Being Elemental

Welcome! I’m Jen.

As a natural health practitioner and educator, I am here to help you transform your health by using tools from ancient systems of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine.

My goal is to help you get happy by being healthy in this fast paced world.


- Does this sound familiar? -

I want to look and feel healthier but have no time. I am taking care of others first.

Sure - I am stressed, but isn’t everyone? Isn't life supposed to be stressful?

I only fall asleep when I'm exhausted or when I take my supplements.

I don’t like to cook, nor do I have the time so it’s easier to eat out.

Transformation is possible.

At 22, I knew how to cook pasta and broccoli but not much else. By 25, I was living in New York City where you can get whatever you want to eat whenever you want - any time of day. I laugh when I recall the folders of takeout menus I used to have.

Being 25, you shouldn't be so exhausted that you have to go to a sleep doctor but I was and even featured in the local paper on a story about sleep deprivation and young women. Maybe I shouldn’t have been going to bed at 2am and expecting to wake up at 6am to exercise. Lots of systems were off, but I was young and wasn’t thinking much about it until I was.

This book changed my life.

Enter a NY Times Book Review for Marilu Henner’s Total Health Makeover. Prior to reading this book, I didn’t question where my food came from. After all, I drank a gallon of milk a week and I could eat a box of pasta in one sitting. No wonder I was puffy and had heartburn -- not to mention Epstein- Barr, H-Pylori, an appendectomy and tonsillectomy during the ages of 17-21.

After reading this book, I began questioning my food choices. With an interest in food (always, I am Italian!), I was off to Vegetarian Summerfest. There, I got a chance to see where food really came from.

TMI, but necessary to tell you - I had the most amazing bowel movements (LOL, yes really!) and, after a few weeks, my skin was glowing. Through this change, I discovered the incredible value of eating whole foods and naturally cut out processed food and sugar from my diet.

People started asking what I was doing because my body transformed. My life transformed.

  • I traded in my late nights of drinking (my first job was at a beer company and I was currently working in Silicon Alley) for early nights on my yoga mat.
  • I immersed myself in weekend classes and workshops on health and delved into this natural world before it was mainstream.

At this time, I was working in sales for a top Internet advertising form. My time was quickly monopolized by my career. I slowly began to feel disconnected from the work I was doing. Even though my body was in good shape, something wasn’t right.

September 11, 2001

On September 11, 2001, the world as I knew it changed and my life changed. It was on that day that I truly learned how important it is to live in the present. It was then I decided to do work I could put my heart into and make a difference helping others. I have been in your shoes and I am here to support you.

Qualifications: Acupuncturist, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Health Coach, Educator

Areas of Expertise: Acupuncture • Chinese Herbal Medicine • Qi Gong • Shiatsu • Hormonal Health Coaching Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consulting • Integrative Health Coaching • Pilates • Wellness Education