Last week I sat down with EpioneMD coach and chaplain Sarah Byrne-Martelli to discuss her new book Memory Eternal: Living with Grief as Orthodox Christians.

Sarah originally wrote the book for her own faith tradition and she used her experience as a non-denominational chaplain to explore a modern universal perspective on grief.

In our first ever Coffee with the Coaches, we cover a lot of ground including: 

  • What grief really looks like
  • Why grief is not a linear process through 5 stages
  • The idea of “continuing bonds”
  • How to cope with the holidays when you’re grieving
  • How an abusive or difficult relationship affects the grieving process
  • One simple, empathic way to comfort someone who is grieving

And so much more!

Once you’ve watched the video, I’d love to hear from you! 

  1. What’s the biggest insight you’re taking away from this conversation?
  2. How could this insight help you or someone you love who is grieving?

Let me know in the comments below!

Share as much detail as you’d like in your reply. Many people come here for insight and inspiration, and your story may resonate with and inspire someone else. 

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Thank you so much for reading, watching, and sharing your own stories.


Ashwini Bapat, MD


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