front-cover-dsThis is a book about monsters. Not the cute, laughably incompetent ones you see in animated movies, but the ones you meet in your own life: ugly thoughts, unexpected losses, inexcusable evils.At age twenty, Kate Wolfe-Jenson had already discovered her monster-mind. She was an expert at negative thinking and expecting disaster. Then she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Together, the monsters whipped her into a wild dance, MS tapping out fear and sadness and her monster-mind twirling it into depression, rage and grief. It seemed like the monsters would win. A decade after being diagnosed, she discovered that what she knew about the creative process could help her deal with the frustrations of living with chronic illness (and life in general). Through that understanding, she entered into a dance with illness and healing, rather than running from them.Through memoir, essay and fanciful stories, this book explores the landscape of chronic illness, describes its contours and invites you onto the dance floor.

Praise from Readers

“amazing, a beautiful blending of honesty and creativity.” Rev. Bebe Baldwin
It rang so true for me and my journey after the cancer diagnosis.” Pat Nyman
“only those with a chronic sickness… truly know what it feels like day in and day out. I just gave up because I could never find the words. Your way works.  Ed Krawiecki 15-year MS veteran

It’s a little bit funny

It’s a little bit funny

Last month's blog posts and newsletter were about dealing with change. A reader suggested that I missed one important tactic: finding humor in the situation. Just this morning, participants in a Creative Journaling class agreed that one sign that they are feeling...

on the hunt for varieties of strengths

on the hunt for varieties of strengths

I start my day with a loving kindness meditation. “May you be safe. May you be strong. May you live with joy. May you be peaceful and it at ease.” I wish these things for myself, my loved ones, strangers, enemies, and all beings. I learned this meditation technique...

finding self-compassion for my ill body

finding self-compassion for my ill body

Recently, a nurse practitioner told me I should spend more time in bed. Last July, I received a pressure wound because of an emergency surgery. Almost a year later, that wound has yet heal properly. The best “medicine” would be for me to lie in bed, taking the...

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.