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  • How to Cope When You Lose a Co-Worker

    A significant portion of adult life happens at work, and much of this time may be spent surrounded by co-workers. When a co-worker dies, the effects can be devastating and can be felt much more deeply than expected. Even if the relationship was not especially close or personal, there is a void left by someone …
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  • Coping with the Death of a Child on Father’s Day

    Father’s Day is customarily a day of celebration when children and fathers everywhere gather to enjoy each other’s company. If your child has died, this holiday can be particularly difficult to face. You may not even feel like acknowledging Father’s Day at all. At Cypress Lawn, our compassionate staff knows how challenging it is to …
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  • How to Support Grieving Mothers on Mother’s Day

    Springtime, the season of rebirth, presents ample opportunities for celebration. On Mother’s Day, we honor the most important women in our lives with affection, gifts, and words of appreciation—among other things! For many people, this day is a positive experience, but for grieving mothers, the holiday is especially poignant. At Cypress Lawn, we know Mother’s …
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  • The Effects of Grief on the Body

    After losing over 900,000 Americans to COVID-19 within the past two years, there are many people across the country navigating the painful process of grief. Here at Cypress Lawn, we want our neighbors in San Francisco and the Bay Area to know they are not alone in their grief and want to offer our wholehearted …
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  • Mourning Amid Another Wave of COVID Variants

    With constant talk and news coverage of the latest COVID variants (and even subvariants) like Omicron and Delta, these are stress-inducing times, to say the least. Mourning a loved one right now is especially difficult, as pandemic-related restrictions may keep some families from grieving in the way they would prefer. At Cypress Lawn, our experienced …
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  • 5 Tips for Coping with Grief Around Valentine’s Day

    The holiday season has only just ended, and before we know it, February is here bringing more reminders of the special person you miss. Even if you feel you’re in a healthy place with your grief, the arrival of Valentine’s Day, with its romantic overtures and heart-shaped candies, may push you off balance. It’s common …
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  • How to Support a Loved One Who Is Grieving During the Holidays

    Experiencing grief at any time of the year is difficult, but it’s especially tough during the holiday season. Seeing family and friends celebrating may make those experiencing loss feel isolated and alone in their grief. Here at Cypress Lawn, our compassionate staff supports our neighbors across San Francisco and the Bay Area during all stages …
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  • Coping With Grief in the Post-Pandemic World

    As we’ve all toiled through the many difficulties and hardships associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been an unrelenting hope about our world getting back to “normal times.” Unfortunately, with the rise of the delta variant of the virus, it’s unclear when exactly we can expect for life as we knew it pre-pandemic to return. …
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  • Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources You Can Use

    The pandemic has proven time and time again just how much the state of our mental health can affect our overall well-being and physical health. Over the past year, COVID-19 has severely impacted the mental health of Americans of all ages, races, and socioeconomic levels. The pandemic unleashed new levels of trauma, stress, and worry …
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  • How to Honor a Loved One During the Holiday Season

    At Cypress Lawn, we’ve been helping our neighbors in the Bay Area navigate the difficult emotions associated with losing a loved one for more than a century. Over and over again, we’ve witnessed firsthand just how heartbreaking and devastating the aftermath of losing a loved one can be — and we also understand that grief …
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