JENNY ROSENSTEIN of Winnetka has always expressed her creativity through fashion and beauty. Rather than checking the news every morning, the former boutique owner turns to her favorite sites to discover new trends in fitness, health, wellness, and beauty. After having three children, she started suffering from a debilitating chronic illness. She was so exhausted that the thought of getting dressed seemed oppressive—for a fashionista through and through, this was a red flag that something was wrong. The reality of “take care of yourself before you can take care of others” settled in. After five years of functional medicine, dietary, and lifestyle changes, Rosenstein feels healed. During her journey, she learned that what we put on our skin is just as important as what we put in our bodies. She is currently working as a Consultant with Beautycounter, a clean makeup and skin care line that advocates for a higher standard in the beauty industry. Through Beautycounter, Rosenstein is teaching others how wellness intersects with beauty and fashion.
#ON MY NIGHTSTAND
“Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear. This book resonated with me and it is how I like to live my life. Small things that I do every day have evolved into huge changes—I have lost 15 pounds over the last two years. This book taught me how to live with patience, enjoy moments, and create lasting habits that amount to great things.”
#ON MY MOBILE
“I use my Oura App to track my sleep. I have learned so much about my body through my sleep cycles. I now know the optimal times for eating, resting, and working out. Everybody is different, which is why it’s so helpful to analyze your data and change your habits based on personal information. Knowledge is power.”
#IN MY EARBUDS
“Vance Joy. My husband and I love going to concerts and are always looking to see who is coming to town so we have something to look forward to. Vance is from Australia, and he tells stories about his songs before he sings them. I love listening to the album after the show and understanding the backstory of his lyrics. I also love listening to The Doctor’s Farmacy with Dr. Mark Hyman. Using food as medicine is a practice that I have learned to live by. Often, what is appearing on the outside of our bodies is actually coming from the inside and what we put into our mouths. My family calls me ‘Shama Mama’ because I constantly scrutinize the food we eat as a source of our ailments.”