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The Acute Loss Period – Stage One: Hearing Phase

French poet Molière wrote, “If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.” It’s no secret that feelings of shock and sadness come on quickly when a loved one dies. You may know this pain firsthand if you’ve lost someone close to you. Here at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home, as we’ve helped San Francisco […]

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See the World with Peace of Mind |Cypress Lawn’s Funeral Travel Protection Insurance

Are you one of the 68 million Americans who travel abroad each year? Whether for business or pleasure, seeing the world is easier than ever, as many on our staff here at Cypress Lawn can attest! Travel beyond the San Francisco Bay area can bring such a sense of wonder and adventure – especially during […]

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Tell Your Story Your Way – Preplan with Cypress Lawn

If you look back at your life, there are certain moments, experiences, and people that likely come to mind. It’s these relationships and memories that set you apart. The peaks and valleys, accomplishments and setbacks, the choices and lessons. These create your unique story. While it’s natural to share with others what makes you one […]

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New Historical Trolley Tours at Cypress Lawn

It is our pleasure to host our neighbors from the San Francisco Bay Area and those from far away, as they come to Cypress Lawn to enjoy the scenery, stroll our breathtaking grounds, and perhaps find and visit a loved one’s final resting place. We have been providing excellent funeral, cremation, and burial services for […]

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Honoring Tradition: The Healing Power of a Personalized Funeral

At Cypress Lawn, we see your loved one’s funeral as an opportunity to tell their unique story. To paint a picture of the passions, hobbies, and accomplishments that set them apart, and remember the wisdom, beliefs, and life experiences that made them who they were. In fact, psychologists and psychiatrists suggest that the best way […]

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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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What Cypress Lawn is Thankful For

The great Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips and shows itself in deeds.” With Thanksgiving upon us, the team at Cypress Lawn is examining our own sources […]

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6 Tips Every Family Caregiver Should Know

Did you know about 1 in 3 adults in the United States provides care to other adults as informal caregivers – and that number is growing? Our team at Cypress Lawn meets with San Francisco Bay Area families every day who have cared for a loved one and are familiar with the rewards and challenges […]

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How to Create a Legacy That Lasts

Our team at Cypress Lawn agrees: The longer we’re on this planet, the more we realize how important it is to leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren. In turn, the more we appreciate the spiritual, emotional, and social legacies left to us by those who came before us. Think of how much you […]

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Comfort in Convenience: Caring for All Your Needs at Cypress Lawn

Losing a loved one can turn life upside down. Whether there was time to prepare for the death or it was completely unexpected, the shock and grief that follow often feel overwhelming. Our staff at Cypress Lawn understands how devastating this can be for our San Francisco Bay Area neighbors, and for that reason, we […]

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