Look Around: A Mother’s Journey from Grief and Despair to Healing and Hope

by Dolores Cruz (Author)

Discover a mother's journey from grief to the beauty of healing.

Book Description:​

In May of 2017, Dolores Cruz’s 24-year-old son, Eric, was killed in a horrific car accident. In the depths of grief, she began a quest to find answers. She searched to find out how this could happen, to find the God she thought she knew, to find meaning and purpose in her life, to find truth, and to find her son. Little by little she was able to gain a whole new philosophy and understanding of life, death, afterlife, and God. She found healing and peace in the realization that not only was Eric still around in spirit, but that the love he gave us while he was here on Earth continues on. This is her story. And this is the story of Eric, a model son, a loving sibling, a loyal friend, and a musician with a heart of gold, who left his physical body at age 24, and how he came here to change us, to affect us, to make us better, and to remind us to look around and appreciate the wonders of this beautiful world that we take for granted.

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Look Around helped me to see death or transition not only in losing a loved one but opening your mind to a different perception of life. The tragedies that affect us either can break us down or rise us up, and Dolores Cruz expresses this with such intimacy and vulnerability with her son Eric. Look Around is a book of hope, to continue pushing forward in life after the transition of our loved ones.

Dolores Cruz (Author)

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Dolores Cruz began writing professionally after the unexpected death of her youngest son, Eric. Her first book, Look Around; A Mother’s Journey from Grief and Despair to Healing and Hope, chronicles her life before, during, and after her son’s accident. Her upcoming book, A Bird Called Wisdom, is a collection of poems taken from her journals written during the first 6 years after her son’s transition to spirit. Dolores continues to honor Eric by sharing healing and hope with other parents whose children have passed away as an Affiliate Leader with the organization Helping Parents Heal, and by providing a scholarship for drum students at a Neighborhood Music School in Los Angeles. Dolores is a retired schoolteacher who enjoys reading, yoga, and teaching tap dance through the local community college. She also enjoys writing her blog which is called Look Around. Dolores resides near Los Angeles, California with her husband, Joey, and boxer dog, Brandy.

Look Around: A Mother’s Journey from Grief and Despair to Healing and Hope

Look Around helped me to see death or transition not only in losing a loved one but opening your mind to a different perception of life. The tragedies that affect us either can break us down or rise us up, and Dolores Cruz expresses this with such intimacy and vulnerability with her son Eric. Look Around is a book of hope, to continue pushing forward in life after the transition of our loved ones.

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