Welcome to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter
For information on our new and growing chapter, please contact us at MSPChapter@TheTransitionNetwork.org.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter includes the seven county metropolitan area that includes Ramsey, Hennepin, Dakota, Washington, Carver, Scott and Anoka.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter is connecting women and helping them make the most out of their "50 years and forward" transition journey. While every woman's situations may be varied, we can all learn and find support from other women who are also experiencing change.
We are constantly reaching out to as many women as possible to make connections and planning as many events as we can. We already have active Special Interest Groups and are now in the process of creating more Transition Peer Groups. For more information about the Minneapolis/St. Paul Group, please contact Steering Committee Chair Jill Goski at MSPChapter@TheTransitionNetwork.org.
December at a Glance
Join us for upcoming chapter events ----
Wednesday, December 11 - Celebrate the Season Party
Wednesday, January 15 - Get Connected
Saturday, February 8 -
“Home Sweet Home”: Housing, Downsizing, Decluttering
with TTN MSP Member, Della Johnson
Thursday, April 30 - Active Aging: Discover What’s Next for You
with TTN Chicago Member and Author, Joy Loverde
November 9, 2019
Secrets to Finding Your Passion and Purpose
Follow-up Workshop to October Quarterly Event
Nine women discovered or affirmed more about their core passion at the November 9th half day workshop led by Lori Palm, CEO of Core Passion Inc. Before the workshop, participants took the online Core Passion Assessment which is a validated instrument identifying an individual’s profile related to 12 core passion codes. By reviewing the gifts and the challenges for their top Core Passion Codes, participants created understanding of how to be more proactive and authentic as they balance and blend their top codes in creating their future vision. Some participants are planning to continue meeting to use The Passion Vision Action process provided in the workshop to explore on a deeper level what they are feeling called to do. Read more...
October 10, 2019
Secrets to Finding Your Passion and Purpose
On October 10, thirteen women gathered for the “Secrets to Finding Your Passion and Purpose” educational event with Lori Palm. Lori is an engaging leader and helped us do a short self-assessment to identify our Core Passions. We talked about the energy that emerges when one operates based on her passion. After one identifies her passion, she can formulate a vision of how she wants to give back and then formulate an action plan to do that. The November 6 workshop will actually provide the opportunity for the participants to complete the 240 question Core Passion Assessment and receive a detailed report of the results. Read more...
September 25, 2019
On September 25, fifteen members attended our first “Get Connected” event in a private room at the Perkins Restaurant at 494 & France Ave. Terri facilitated a gratitude writing and reflection exercise. Throughout the evening the room was buzzing with conversations and an occasional burst of laughter. By the end of our gathering it was easy to ponder being grateful for these remarkable women and the connections we experienced. Read more...
September 7, 2019
Potluck Brunch Gathering on Golden Lake
On Saturday, September 7, fifteen women enjoyed a lovely morning at Debra's home in Circle Pines. Debra had invited Mary Jo Meadow to talk with us about mindfulness. Mary Jo is 83 years young and has been engaged in teaching mindfulness for over 30 years. She was a delightful woman and helped us understand the benefits of practicing mindfulness. We also enjoyed a potluck brunch and shared wellness tips. Thanks to Debra for hosting this lovely event. Read more...
August 8, 2019
Picnic at Fern Hill Park
On Thursday, August 8, 9 women gathered at the Fern Hill Park in St. Louis Park for a potluck picnic. It was a beautiful evening and we had great food and conversation. Read more...
July 13, 2019
"A Taste of Italy" Garden Party
On Saturday, July 13, 19 women gathered at Terri’s home in St. Michael for a Garden Party. It was a warm summer day and we sat in the shade of her backyard. Terri, Deb and Grace had organized a party with an Italian theme and everything planned matched the theme. This included the activities, the food, the online cooking demonstration, the decorations – even the wine and non-alcoholic beverages were from Italy. We appreciated the stimulating activities and the opportunity to connect with women we know and others who were new to us. It was a relaxing yet engaging event to savor. Thanks to Terri for opening her home and hosting this event. Read more...
June 17, 2019
Picnic at Como Park
On a June summer evening, 15 women enjoyed a potluck picnic at Como Park. We were glad to have the pavilion as there were a few sprinkles as we gathered. While we were there, the skies cleared and it was a beautiful summer evening. We shared good food provided by the participants, introduced ourselves and shared a crazy story about roommates or our biggest adventure, and welcomed two women who were attending their first TTN event. Read more...
May 18, 2019
CELEBRATE TTN Women Connecting, Creating, and Contributing
We were honored to have TTN Executive Director, Susan Collins, join us for our May 18 Celebration and get to know the wonderful women of our chapter better. We also were very excited to have Lorna Landvik join us for the afternoon and be our keynote speaker. Read more...
January 15, 2019
Conscious Aging Event
TTN sponsored a workshop about Conscious Aging on January 14. Karen West, long-time TTN member and founding member of TTN in the Twin Cities, was the presenter. Twenty-five women attended the workshop. Read more...
December 12, 2018
Winter Solstice Party
On Wednesday, December 12, 17 wonderful women got together for a Winter Solstice party at the Davanni’s in Richfield. We were so busy connecting that we forgot to take a picture! We had a private room and were all able to sit around a large square table. The women had a great time chatting and learned about each other by playing “Two Truths and a Lie” and “Find your Twin”. Many women have done such amazing things that it was difficult to discern which was the lie. Eleni, with contributions from the attendees, put together a great holiday centerpiece (which I obviously can’t show you since we didn’t take any pictures of that either). Women commented that they enjoyed the opportunity to connect with women in a similar life stage and liked the inclusiveness of the group. Thanks to Eleni and Grace for organizing this fun event. Read more...
October 8, 2018
Women in Transition Workshop: An Unqualified Success!
Our Chapter-in-Formation hosted one of the signature programs of The Transition Network, namely Women in Transition or WIT, on October 6.
The workshop was sold out. Every available seat was filled. In all, 31 women gathered at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in St. Paul to learn how to think about and manage their personal transitions through the use of methods with a proven track record of success. The workshop was ably facilitated by Jean Palmer, a member of Santa Fe’s TTN Chapter, and by Debra Dorgan and Terri Evans, both members of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter-in-Formation. Read more...