• 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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  • Grief Support Group
    Talk to anyone who has lost a loved one, and it’s likely they would tell you about the many emotions involved, some quite unexpected. Part of our role when helping Bay Area families plan funerals, receptions, and burials is providing emotional support, knowing that the days following a death can be challenging. One of the ...
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  • The Holidays and Grief: It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
    Many on our team here at Cypress Lawn have lost a cherished friend or family member – and we know the holidays can magnify feelings of grief like nothing else. If the funeral was just weeks or months ago, there are questions like, “Who will bake our favorite pies now that Grandma is gone?” Or, ...
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    The Importance of the Funeral in Your Grief Journey
    Think back to the major life events that have occurred in your family. Weddings, the birth of a child, anniversaries, and even the purchase of a new home were probably marked by some kind of a gathering – maybe in a home, restaurant, or other venue. Your loved ones came together, connected, talked, and reflected ...
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    How to Handle Grief During the Holidays
    If you’re anything like me, you still have a few holiday gifts to pick up. There really isn’t anything quite like strolling through the mall during the holidays. The sparkling decorations, the festive music, and other trappings of the season can really put you in a holiday mood. But that’s not the case for everyone. ...
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  • How to Have Gratitude in the Midst of Grief
    Gratitude in the Midst of Grief
    It’s the time of year when many people put an extra emphasis on gratitude and thankfulness. But it can be hard to get into the feeling of this season when you’ve lost someone close to you. When you lose someone you love, the grief never really goes away, does it? And for most, the holidays ...
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    5 Ways to “Be” with a Friend Who Has Lost a Loved One
      If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it will one day. Someone you love will lose someone they love and they’re going to need you. Make sure you know how to help them. Here are five ways to be with a friend who is in the grips of grief: 1.) Be present. You might ...
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