Telling people that you are headed to a yoga retreat solicits a lot of confused looks and bewildered reactions. My colleagues said, “Jen, you do know there is yoga in Chicago, right?” My Grandfather questioned, “You are traveling to do yoga?” (audible sigh) “Oh well.”

The healing power of the ocean is hard to ignore when the sun rises.

I’m just going to come clean and say the thing that elicits gasps and open-mouthed stares. Here it is: I don’t like the beach. Before you even ask, no, I do not hate children or puppies. I just hate sand and sunscreen, and especially the combination of sand and sunscreen. Also, I look stupid …

Sign Gazing

In most of the Northern Hemisphere, people are celebrating spring. For Chicago, the onset of spring simply means that we can collectively rejoice in the knowledge that the biting wind chill and sideways sleet will end…sometime in May. Probably. For me, spring always stirs a pressing need to travel to a place where I …