Dolores Cruz

Guest Writer

Dolores Cruz is the author of Look Around; A Mother’s Journey from Grief and Despair to Healing and Hope. Her book tells about her spiritual journey after the sudden death of her 24-year-old son, Eric, which brought her to a whole new understanding of the questions we all ask about the meaning of life. Her recent book, A Bird Called Wisdom, is a poetic expression of this same grief and healing journey. Dolores is a retired elementary school teacher who now volunteers as an Affiliate Leader and Caring Listener with the international support organization for parents of children who have passed away, Helping Parents Heal. She is also a Certified Grief Educator. The Cruz Family continues to honor Eric by providing a music scholarship in Eric’s name at Neighborhood Music School in Los Angeles. Dolores lives in the LA area along with her husband, Joey, and boxer dog, Brandy. Aside from writing, she practices yoga, teaches tap dance, is involved in various writing projects, and finds peace and solace spending time outdoors.