Kate Wolfe Jenson's Journey Dancing – celebrating a sacred, compassionate, creative life
Below the snarl lies love [living with disability]

Below the snarl lies love [living with disability]

My body doesn’t do what I ask it to do, these days. I get frustrated. The frustration spills over into my personal relationships. Sometimes I feel like a traveling snarl. The snarl expands to include my body – this frustrating, mostly useless body that certainly... read more
Post-election through the lens of love

Post-election through the lens of love

Into this month when I am considering a kind promise about love falls the news of the impending Trump presidency. Based on his candidacy, this man is not about love. He is about power. He is about division. He is about fear. My conversations with friends since the... read more
Can I love each moment and every circumstance?

Can I love each moment and every circumstance?

Kind promise: I will love without keeping score. I am reminding myself today to love my life. That’s a tall order when I am in an ill and disabled body. My body doesn’t do what I ask it to do. It keeps me from doing things I want to do. Not only is it not this... read more
Alerted to a higher joy

Alerted to a higher joy

Yesterday, I heard columnist David Brooks on the radio describing a moment he experienced as he watched his children playing in the yard: “It’s one of those moments when life and time feel like they’re suspended. I had a feeling of being overwhelmed with gratitude.... read more
Finding gratitude amidst illness

Finding gratitude amidst illness

This month, I am focusing on appreciating blessings. Sometimes, in the midst of illness, it’s hard to find a way toward gratitude. In a video produced by the International Progressive MS Alliance, Caroline Sincock, a woman diagnosed, as I am, with secondary... read more
When disability increases – rules of engagement

When disability increases – rules of engagement

(Photo credit: wikiHow) Once again, I am in a season of change with my body. Over the last month, my left hand has become significantly more disabled. I can’t always click the mouse or swipe the iPad. Meanwhile, I feel more breathless and tired on the days when I need... read more

How can our lives become more compassionate and creative – even in the face of difficulty? How can we connect with the sacred? I explore these questions by practicing the kind promises, report my wrangling here and summarize my discoveries in a monthly newsletter.

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