Sometimes life throws you a succession of "curve balls" and you need a good coach to help handle the onslaught.
Elaine became my life coach near the start of my second year as a young widow. Widowed herself only a few years before, Elaine was like a big sister who I could talk to and work out solutions with. In a space of two months she helped me develop strategies for re-entering my own life. This included returning to full time work, expanding my circle of friends and reentering the world of dating. It was great to rely on someone who had walked these paths before me.