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  • 7 Tips for Men Who Are Grieving

    Here at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, our compassionate staff helps our grieving neighbors throughout the Bay Area.   Grieving the death of a loved one is a difficult thing for anyone, no matter their gender. Because of socialization and cultural norms, many men experience grief in a particular way. Compared to women, …
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  • Coping With Loss and Grief Around the Holidays

    By Robert A. Gordon Jr., President & CEO of Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park I talk with families every day who have recently lost a loved one, and they almost always say the same thing about this time of year: It’s difficult. Some wish they could skip December altogether. Others tell me they’re …
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  • How Receptions Create Togetherness

    So often, Bay Area families tell our staff at Cypress Lawn that their loved one’s visitation and funeral went by in a blur. That there wasn’t much of a chance to gather themselves emotionally, reflect, or connect with family and friends. We understand how this happens, what with feelings of shock, confusion, and exhaustion all …
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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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