Michele Tamaren & Michael
An End of Life Story
to listen to and/or download an mp3 recording of Michele Tamaren & Mike Wittner discussing
their book ExtraOrdinary
(July 15, 2010 Pearlsong Conversation)
Michele Tamaren, M.A. is a writer, presenter, spiritual mentor, and life coach. She
lectures widely on spirituality, healing, and happiness, as well as compassionate care and spiritual growth at the
end of life. Michele engages audiences of medical personnel, psychologists, social workers, chaplains, clergy,
spiritual mentors, and professional and family caregivers.
For more than twenty-five years Michele taught special education, working with youngsters challenged by physical,
learning, social, emotional, and behavioral disorders. She presented self-esteem and anti-bullying workshops
throughout the United States and Canada.
Michele is the founder of the multi-faith Council for Spiritual Connection that brings together those
of all traditions to celebrate our shared humanity. In 2010 she was presented with the Anti-Defamation
League’s Leonard P. Zakim Humanitarian Award for fostering interfaith harmony.
Visit her at www.micheletamaren.com. Keep up with her at her
Mike Wittner is graduating from Bard College with a B.A. in sociology. Next year he will
teach in underserved schools as a part of the City Year Americorps Program. He likes to read, write,
think about politics, and take long walks, preferably all at the same time.