Panelist: Beth Witrogen
Episodes in which Beth Witrogen appears
Beth Witrogen is a writer, speaker, and consultant on spirituality, caregiving, and renewal at midlife. She is a double Pulitzer Prize nominee, one for her book Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal (Wiley) and one for her groundbreaking newspaper series ("The Caregivers") at The S.F. Examiner.
Drawing on deep personal and professional experience, Beth has earned many national and regional awards for her writing. She has published in many key markets, including Good Housekeeping, SELF, Family Circle, Health, Cooking Light, the Wall Street Journal, and Aging Today, and on Web sites including WebMD, ThirdAge, and Consumer Health Interactive. She was editor of Rodale Press's And Thou Shalt Honor, a companion book to the 2002 PBS series on which she was a consultant. She was key editor for Dr. Mary Furlong's Turning Silver Into Gold (Prentice-Hall, 2007) and for Who Shall Pay For Long-Term Care?
Beth is a national speaker regarded for her inspiration and insight. She gives keynotes and workshops on conscious aging, wellness for caregivers, and women's issues. She has been interviewed widely on television (including the "Today" show), radio (NPR and Wisdom Radio), in print (Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Body & Soul, Newsday, Time, Christian Science Monitor, Prevention, and Money), and the web (HealthDay). She originated the nation's first online caregiving support group, for AARP; developed the Caregiving Channel for ThirdAge.com; and has consulted on four PBS programs on caregiving. For five years she taught "Taking Care of Your Aging Parents" at Barnes & Noble University Online, a course she created.
Beth is also a professional photographer specializing in wildlife; her work has been featured in shows and galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is writing a new book on women's renewal at midlife, and blogs as the relationships/caregiving expert for SmartNow.com.