Michele Tamaren & Michael Wittner

Michele TamarenMichael WittnerMichele Tamaren 
Michael Wittner

authors of

ExtraOrdinary: An End of Life Story Without End

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.

Mike Wittner graduated from Bard College with a B.A. in sociology, after which he taught 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.