Finding Your Peace
A beautifully written book, interspersed with poetry, that is a must-read. Cruz's prose is lyrical and moving. I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy, and cannot wait for the rest of the world to be able to read this gem. Haunting and memorable.
One of the most raw and powerful books I’ve ever read. Very quick read, I love the way it is written from the two girls’ perspectives. It is a truly intimate look into how strong of survivors people are and has a strong message of hope! I strongly recommend this book!!
I started to read my dear friends (Eileen Cruz) book yesterday. I've known her since middle school and for those who know her, Irene has a smile that lights up a room. She's kind, gentle and funny. I want to say I AM so proud of her for sharing her truth. I literally just completed reading her book and was blessed in more ways I can express. I highly recommend it. <3
Eileen Cruz (Alvarado) is the author of Caught In My Thoughts, Fearlessly Finding My Peace and Hope Looks like You, Surviving Abuse.
For the past twelve years, Eileen has been working with young people who have experienced trauma or abuse.
She enjoys writing as a way for healing not only for herself but also to help others.
Author Eileen Cruz creates a welcoming safe and accepting space for participants to engage in conversations about trauma, feelings and emotions. Participants work to develop coping skills, create mindfulness strategies and begin building self-esteem and healthy relationships.
Specially-designed workbooks encourage participants to explore new and different paths to becoming emotionally healthier.
In-depth topics discussed through poetry, art, journaling and other creative activities. Topics include: anxiety, trauma, healthy relationships, and sexual violence.
Books clubs offered in-person and virtually.
If you are interested in participating in the book club, contact author at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Author finds peace in helping other overcome trauma.
Helping others navigate trauma through Book Club