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

Spring Forward: Moving Past Seasonal Depression

Each year when winter sets in, many people experience bouts of seasonal depression. At Sunset View Cemetery, we realize it doesn’t get quite as cold in the Bay Area as in other parts of the country. Still, the shorter days, decreased sunlight, and cooler temps can have a… Read More

Grieving a Partner’s Loss on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a special time to be with those you love most. When you’ve lost a loved one, the holiday can feel like something that must be endured and not enjoyed. If you’re grieving the loss of your partner, it can be tempting to deny the feelings of heartache… Read More

Coping With Reminders of Your Loved One

After losing a loved one, there’s no need to go looking for reminders of them. These reminders are all around you, showing up in expected and unexpected ways. A song they loved comes on the radio . . . Their favorite bird rests on a branch outside your window . Read More

What Happens to Social Media Accounts When a Loved One Dies?

It’s a question our staff is hearing more and more often these days at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary: “My sister/aunt/friend has died, but their social media is still active. What can I do to turn it off?” Others have asked us what will happen to their own… Read More