The Transition Network

Welcome to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter includes the seven county metropolitan area that includes Ramsey, Hennepin, Dakota, Washington, Carver, Scott, Wright and Anoka.

For information on our new and growing chapter, please contact us at

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  

          Chair: Jill Goski  

October at a Glance  

All TTN activities must comply with current CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines regarding Covid. We further rely on each member to be responsible for her own health, safety and comfort level. Each TTN SIG and Peer Group should be sensitive to the needs and wishes of all of their members as decisions regarding in-person meetings are made.

Join us for upcoming chapter events ----

Tuesday, October 5 - Virtual Get Connected

Thursday, October 14 - Finding our Natural Reslience and Peace of Mind

Tuesday, November 2 - Virtual Get Connected


Do you value resilience as you navigate life transitions? Has the uncertainty and duration of the pandemic influenced your capacity to find hope and joy and to bounce back and thrive? Join us on Thursday, October 14, at 6:30 PM via zoom when our presenter and meaningful discussions in small group breakout sessions will guide us in discovering the deep reservoir of our best self. We originally had this scheduled as an in-person program in the Fall of 2020 but needed to postpone due to the pandemic. Now it seems more relevant than ever and we are eager to welcome Kathy Marshall Emerson founding director of the National Resilience Resource Center, author, and a University of Minnesota faculty member to lead our Fall Quarterly program. The title for the program is Finding Our Natural Resilience and Peace of Mind. Learn more about this exciting program and register here.
Prior to the pandemic, the MSP chapter offered in-person quarterly programs. We enjoyed learning from high quality presenters, interacting with other women, and reconnecting with friends. Given the current public health situation, we decided that an online offering would be the best delivery method for this program. Contact Jill Goski at with any questions.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. We have a thriving group of long-term SIGS and are welcoming new ideas for one time or seasonal/short term groups to form for cooler weather. We encourage YOU to propose a new topic and see who joins you. It could be one compelling book you want to read and discuss with others, a ZOOM yoga class, an outdoor activity, a hobby/craft, a volunteer activity, or a study/discussion topic. Carpe Diem/Seize the Day! Contact Erin at or Julie at


Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter

October 5, 2021
Get Connected October
On October 5th, seven members gathered to discuss the topic “How do you sell unwanted items? Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist or others?” As expected, a lively conversation ensued as members shared their experiences selling and purchasing items as well as donating rather than selling unwanted items. See Read More for ideas.
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September 8, 2021
Get Connected September
Eight women gathered on September 8 for the September “Get Connected”. After each of us gave an update on how we were doing we discussed the topic - “Are there any good books that you read?” See Read More for suggestions.Read more...

August 16, 2021
Get Connected August
Nine women gathered for the August ‘Get Connected’ gathering.  After each of us gave a quick update on what is new, we discussed our “What is your favorite summer treat” topic.  There seemed to be a tie between watermelon and home-grown tomatoes as our favorites.  Ice cream and corn on the cob came in close behind.  There was much discussion about Dairy Queen as well.  I think we all left the meeting hungry.Read more...

In July/August/September, four yoga sessions were held in Como Park. We had the opportunity to move and breathe in nature in a beautiful setting. We were surrounded by trees, a cooling breeze and a view of the lake. Thank to Barbara O'Sullivan for leading the group.
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July 15, 2021
Get Connected July
On Thursday, July 15, eight women gathered for our July Get Connected event. After checking in with each other to see how we were doing, we began a discussion on - name one thing that you brought along on a trip that saved the day. There was, naturally, lots of discussion and laughter and many ideas were shared: clothespins and duct tape to seal close the draperies in hotel rooms, my own pillow, washcloths and hand towels, hot water bottle, corkscrew, adapters, clorox wipes, safety pins, night light, dirty clothes bag, extra small camera and batteries, personal fan, and many more.Read more...

Nine TTN women and 3 friends (each boat holds 6 people) planned an excursion on the Minneapolis Water Taxi on one of the 2 rainy days in July- seriously??? The water taxi company only cancels if it is stormy so 4 TTN women and 1 friend decided to brave the elements and were rewarded with clear skies and even some sun as we were parking our cars at Boom Island Park. We had a great time with a little wine and lots of laughs as the captain regaled us with some insights and sights on the river and we had fun getting to know each other better too! The heron rookery was also a delight!
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Thirty women met at a member’s delightful home and garden on Saturday, June 26, for the Women Weaving Words event. We enjoyed visiting in person, playing some games and considering how stories get made. Two local artists - Sue Scott and Lorna Landvik - were also invited to share their personal insights.Read more...

Seventeen women gathered to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of our TTN chapter during the June Get Connected event. Although many women have been meeting for longer than two years, rising membership numbers allowed us to ‘make it official’ two years ago. What a milestone! Memories, gratitude for TTN and a lot of laughter were shared by all attendees.
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On May 15, nineteen TTN MSP members connected via Zoom for an original two-hour program called “Unmasking Our Truth: Pondering the Pandemic and Forecasting Our Future.” We began with a quiz to determine the level at which we had curtailed participation in everyday activities such as riding an elevator or attending a wedding in person. We reviewed “transitions” as defined by William Bridges in TTN’s signature “Women in Transitions” program. Several articles about the meaning of, and/or emerging from the pandemic were provided to participants to read prior to the workshop. We took a closer look at “15 Lessons the Pandemic Has Taught Us” from the March 2021 AARP bulletin, and “In Their Own Words, Americans Describe the Struggles and Silver Linings of the COVID-19 Pandemic” from the Pew Research Center – March 17, 2021. Each review included lively small group discussions followed by large group sharing. Participants left with a better idea of what they would choose to carry forward from this once in a lifetime event. We ended with a beautiful reading of And the People Stayed Home by Kitty O’Meara.Read more...

February 8, 2020
Home Sweet Home
Twenty-one women attended the winter quarterly program and learned valuable information from Della Johnson, TTN member and realtor, and Laurie Wrobel, Senior Move Manager and owner of Clutter 911.Read more...

Material from, 07:53:18 October 26, 2021.
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