NT Magazine

NATURAL TRANSITIONS MAGAZINE is the only magazine on conscious, holistic approaches to end of life.  If you are an end-of-life caregiver, or a lay person seeking greater understanding of the journey to end-of-life,  JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF READERS.  The E-version is now FREE although DONATIONS of even a couple dollars are appreciated.

You’ll need to fill out our contact form to E-SUBSCRIBE.

BACK ISSUES of Natural Transitions Magazine are available in hard copy (with a free digital version) from Magcloud by clicking HERE.


Our Vision is to provide education that can lead to a cultural shift in which death is embraced as a natural part of life.

NTM is published biannually and is available as a paid-for print copy or as a FREE downloadable pdf e-file. 

Beautiful, printed, hard copies are still available for a print SUBSCRIPTION (if you like having a conversation starter on your coffee table).


Single issues are $12 – $20 per printed copy.  Visit the BUY THE MAG page to order printed copies. Issues before Vol3#3 are $12 each. After are $20 (as they are bigger).


Each issue of NTM has a central theme.  

Our CURRENT ISSUE  IS Vol. 3 #3 Movers and Shakers

This issue contains articles on: the art of potter, Julian Stair and his funerary anthropomorphized vessels, Holding Silvan, a mother’s story of loving and letting go; Sallekhana: the Jain Death Fast; Why I go to the Death Cafe by Holly Pruett; and Witness to a Conscious Death by Janet Adler.

Vol 3#2 Responding to Crisis

 Vol 3#1 Communication

Vol 2#4 Life after DeathLife after four near-death experiences by Christopher Sassano; Near death, our hearts rest easy by Patsea Cobb (how a previous near-death experience brought comfort to a dying woman); Virtual life after death – how the internet allows us to live on; Peruvian prayer rituals for the dead and more! This issue is also illuminated by the art of Patsea Cobb, Julie Clement, and Valerie Chelonis.

Vol2#3 Caregiving and ReceivingWe’re promoting ShareTheCare’s Sheila Warnock’s “barnstorming” approach to educating and empowering those caring for the sick and the dying. We have an eclectic mix of inspirational articles about the challenges and the opportunities for caregivers who are also employed in the workplace, the perspective of a lesbian caregiver, redefining normal when things just aren’t the same, Quaker burial societies caring for their brethren – and much more… including a peek into a bold hospice venture in China – the Buttefly Children’s Hospice.     Read the editorial for this issue HERE.

Vol2#2 Children and Death 

Vol2:1 Hospice and Palliative Care 

Vol 1#4 Advance Healthcare Directives.  Articles on Pathways to a “Good Death” — how it is difficult to die in today’s America, and how we can nevertheless find routes to a peaceful transition, Witnessing and Surviving Death by a double lung transplant recipient, Love in the Room (extraordinarily beautiful photo story of a home funeral), Do as I Say (an advocate of advance directive planning eats his words when he suffers a heart attack without having prepared his own directives for care) and more…

Vol 1 #3 is on Living with Grieving and healing approaches to grief, including different cultural perspectives on letting our grief flow.  Articles include: Altar Therapy, How Tears Are Healing (Tear Cups), Look Back Without Anger: A 9/11 Widow Redefines Her Life, Bringing Him To The Water and more…

Vol 1 #2 is on Greening End of Life and the environmental impact of current end-of-life care practices and our after-death care. NTM talks to one hospital’s sustainability coordinator on how to minimize our carbon footprint when we die.

Vol 1 #1 is on Home Funerals and the movement for family-led, holistic, home-based after-death care.  Read about how internationally renowned author, Buddhist scholar and eco-philosopher JOANNA MACY cared for her husband Fran Macy with a home funeral.