Beth Witrogen is a journalist, author, and speaker on spiritual renewal and transformation. Her expertise has emerged from personal caregiving experience, as well as deep exploration of how we view and treat the most marginalized and neglected part of society: inmates in solitary confinement.
Beth's commitment to public service has ranged from writing and producing an award-winning, Pulitzer-nominated newspaper series, The Caregivers (San Francisco Examiner, 1995), to writing Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal (Wiley, 1999), also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. These events launched a nationwide speaking career that has included talks before Congress as well as aging, religious, legislative, and wellness groups. Her focus is now on solitary confinement, human rights, and prison reform.
Beth's articles on elder care, spirituality, and health have been published in Good Housekeeping, Health, SELF, Family Circle, Cooking Light, Caring, The Wall Street Journal, Aging Today, and online at Consumer Health Interactive, WebMD, and ThirdAge, among others. She developed the first online caregiving support groups (AARP, ThirdAge), taught a course she developed for Barnes & Noble University Online, and has appeared in four PBS specials on caregiving.
Beth has been interviewed by the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Miami Herald, Christian Science Monitor, Prevention, Money, and USA Today, as well as HealthDay and Caring.com, and has appeared on The Today Show, Wisdom Radio, NPR, and PBS specials. She is the editor of Rodale Press' And Thou Shalt Honor (2002).
She is currently writing about spiritual transformation in the heart of hell; for her photography career, please visit her companion portfolio site at www.witrogenphoto.com.