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Meet Us

We want to normalize the natural and sacred process of aging and leaving the physical world. Our mission is to help families enrich their relationships and release fear, guilt and pressure around caregiving through compassionate conversations, emotional validation and collaborative end-of-life planning.

Morning Star Holmes

Morning Star Holmes is a professional transitional life coach, family consultant, and author of Transitional Wisdom: A Guide to Healthy Aging & Completing Life with Dignity. With more than 25 years’ experience of working with individuals and families facing age-related decline, life-threatening disease and life transitions — her soul purpose is to work with families and their loved ones who are facing the challenges of decline and loss. 


She holds a Human Services and an M.A. in Applied Behavioral Science, with an emphasis on Consulting and Coaching. She is also a certified Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) trainer and consultant.


Through Transitional Wisdom, she has developed a successful model that promotes compassionate support for the family team, increasing the quality of life for the loved one who is declining in health and assisting them in completing life with dignity.

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Michaela Holmes

Michaela is passionate about helping families leverage the aging process to grow closer, share intergenerational wisdom, and come together in love and service to one another. The mental, physical, and emotional work of planning for healthy aging and completing life is fertile ground for transformational personal and collective growth.


She holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon and an M.S. in Organizational Change Management, with a certificate in Leadership and Change, from the New School for Public Engagement in 2013. She is also a certified Master Practitioner in NLP and Death Doula.


Her first experience with intentional aging and caregiving was with her grandmother and then her grandfather. She looks back on those years with fond memories and as one of the best times of her life — and is now beginning the same journey with her own mother, Morning Star.

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