Anita Coyle & Mel Shore
Anita and Mel are two women who became young widows after the sudden deaths of their husbands. Although they grew up in the same neighborhood, they did not connect until their spouses died. A mutual love for dark humor and cheese sparked their friendship, and as they navigated their new lives, they recognized there was a need for community and discussion surrounding the unique situation of young widows. Anita is a parent of four children. Mel has no kids and all the dogs. Together, they tackle the tough topics grievers face across the spectrum. Anita is an Xterra world champion triathlete and a physical therapist, and Mel is a professional musician and certified life coach, currently working toward obtaining a masters of social work. With their various skills and circumstances, Anita and Mel use their specialties to help others, and document their journey as they place themselves in their own case studies.