9/11 widow helps others through life coaching
A touching article over at the Independent looks at the life of an inspirational 9/11 widow and how she managed to turn her life around.
Elizabeth Turner is an inspiring woman. After the death of her husband during the tragic events of 9/11, she could have let herself succumb to the sinister thoughts she was having and ended up in a very dark place. Instead, with the help from others and with love for her unborn baby to spur her on she turned her life around.
She has recently authored a book about her experiences, those of loosing her husband, those of carrying his child and those of loss and grief. ‘The Blue Skies of Autumn’ narrates a very honest but often very terrifying journey of discovery. Throughout the book she is at times driven by fear, panic and despair but what she ultimately hoped to convey was that with great pain often comes great discovery.
Elizabeth’s great discovery was that of life coaching. She decided to use the tragic events in her life to bring hope to others. Her coaching company, U Life, aims to help people come to terms with overwhelming events of their own journeys.
The ethos for the company is that it is the little things in life that count. In her book she describes how after the death of her husband, she was touched by the kindness of strangers. She encountered varying degrees of kindness from people totally disconnected from her life and this is what spurred her belief that it is the daily interactions, the faith we can change the world, small acts of kindness and demonstrations of love that count. Perhaps if we all had this peaceful and respectful outlook on life, the world would turn a little easier…
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