How Grief Rituals Help on Valentine’s Day

Since the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day has been defined as a day specifically for love and affection. At Sunset View Cemetery and Mortuary, we hear from families in El Cerrito, Oakland, and Berkeley who say it’s a tough holiday to face when you’ve… Read More

Dealing with Loss During the Holidays

They say this is the most wonderful time of the year, but if you’ve lost someone you loved, you might find that the whole season takes on new meaning and perhaps a new kind of pain. As families gather together, there can be an increased focus on making memories and… Read More

5 Tips for Helping Grieving Teens

Grief is overwhelming at any age, but the death of a loved one can be especially tough for teenagers, who are already dealing with the ups and downs of adolescence. Our staff at Sunset View Crematory & Mortuary has a lot of experience planning funeral arrangements with families, and we… Read More

To Post or Not to Post After a Loved One’s Death

In today’s day and age, it can be difficult to navigate the unwritten rules of social media. And when it comes to sharing news about the death of a loved one, these waters become extra murky. Should you post about the death? If so, when? What details are appropriate… Read More

Benefits of a Grief Journal

The death of a loved one and the ensuing grief are two of the most difficult experiences in life. The grief journey looks different for everyone, and there are many grief recovery resources to assist our neighbors throughout El Cerrito, Piedmont, and Albany in their grief. These include a grief… Read More

Managing Winter Blues

During a “normal year” in El Cerrito, Oakland, and Berkeley, the winter months can start to feel long, dark, and even depressing.   If you’ve recently lost a loved one, please remember we are here to help. Be sure to visit our website to explore our grief resources and… Read More

How to Remember Your Loved One on Thanksgiving

If a loved one has died, it’s normal to miss them at key moments throughout the year, especially during the holiday season. At Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, our compassionate staff members want our neighbors in Piedmont, Oakland, and Pinole to know that we understand how tough… Read More

Bereaved Parents Awareness Month

At Sunset View Cemetery, our compassionate staff members know how difficult it is to lose a loved one. When this person is your child, it’s even more devastating. Holding a funeral for their own son or daughter is something most parents never expect to have to… Read More

Processing the Grief of a Diagnosis

Grief isn’t always related to death. Receiving a serious diagnosis, whether it’s your own or a loved one’s, can induce a wave of grief that can be difficult to face. You may even be surprised by how intensely sad or angry you feel after receiving significant medical news. This… Read More

4 Ways to Practice Self-care While Grieving

After the loss of a loved one, grief can come about in ways you didn’t expect. Our care team at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary recognizes that each grief journey for families in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and Pinole is different, and it is important not to… Read More