Join us as we navigate life's final chapter with grace and compassion, offering heartfelt stories, insights, and practical guidance. Discover comfort, understanding, and inspiration for this sacred passage. Let's embark on a path of discovery, growth, and profound connection together.

Welcome to the Compassionate Transitions blog, a sacred space where we explore end-of-life care, companionship, and the human experience. 


In the vast tapestry of human experiences, the subject of death has been shrouded in whispers, relegated to hushed conversations. For many in Minneapolis and beyond, the end of life has historically been a topic fraught with fear and misunderstanding. Navigating life’s end, it’s clear: death needs understanding and open conversation. The “Death Positive” movement […]

October 18, 2023

The Death Positive Movement: Embracing Every Chapter of Life

Life's transitions are beautiful

Smile though your heart is aching Smile even though it’s breaking -Nat King Cole, Smile When asked what the opposite of grief is, I think most people would respond “joy.” I know I would have prior to my mom’s death. It makes sense – you’ve just experienced this tremendous loss that, at the time, feels […]

May 31, 2023

The Joy Within the Grief

“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can; not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” ~Dame Cicely Saunders Life in Minneapolis, and by extension, the broader tapestry of Western society, has always been shaped by […]

May 17, 2023

A Western View on Death

“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” ~Anne Roiphe Mom and I at a butterfly garden. You know how we always ask little kids “what do you want to be when you grow up?”? Responses tend to be along the human service spectrum – doctor, lawyer, […]

May 6, 2023

My Journey

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