Kate Wolfe Jenson's Journey Dancing – celebrating a sacred, compassionate, creative life
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
As usual, Kermit the frog was right

As usual, Kermit the frog was right

Sometimes, when things are changing, we tell ourselves that it is too overwhelming and we won’t be able to cope. That’s not very helpful self-talk, as anyone familiar with internal dialogue will tell you. It is difficult, though, to catch those thoughts before they... read more
Navigating change with compassionate creativity

Navigating change with compassionate creativity

My life is changing. My daughter has moved out of our apartment. Our elderly dog is ill. My hand is losing function. [Excuse: All those changes are part of the reason my blog posts have skipped a couple weeks.] How do I celebrate a sacred, compassionate creative life... read more
Why do you do what you do?

Why do you do what you do?

Here is a journaling exercise from Marshall Rosenberg’s book on nonviolent communication: Make a list of everything you “have to do.” (Example: “I have to wash the dishes.”) Review the list, replacing the words “have to” with the words “choose to.” Add the phrase... read more
Learning nonviolent communication

Learning nonviolent communication

I was raised in a very reasonable household. We operated spectacularly from the neck up. We were smart and funny. Our household was all about learning and doing what made sense. Early on, I was identified as “the dramatic one.” It was later in life that I realized... read more
Finding our way to a hopeful future

Finding our way to a hopeful future

When I was a child, I was a fan of a book called The Geranium On The Windowsill Just Died But Teacher You Went Right On. For me to continue to write about kind promises with the world in its present chaos, I would have to be as blithely insensitive as the teacher in... 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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