Renowned author Kathleen Cruz Alier releases highly anticipated book “Your walk through grief – To Peace and Purpose”

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Renowned author Kathleen Cruz Alier releases highly anticipated book “Your walk through grief – To Peace and Purpose”


Chattanooga, TN – September 21, 2023 – Kathleen Cruz Alier, MA, a distinguished author and grief support expert, unveils her latest masterpiece, “Your Walk Through Grief – TO PEACE AND PURPOSE.” Drawing from her personal experiences as a two-time widow, Cruz Alier offers invaluable insights and practical guidance to help individuals navigate the tumultuous journey of grief with faith, resilience, and a renewed sense of purpose.

Losing a loved one can be an overwhelming and life-altering experience, leaving individuals feeling lost, lonely, and burdened by the weight of everyday living. In “Your Walk Through Grief – TO PEACE AND PURPOSE,” Cruz Alier shares her own transformative journey from grief to healing, highlighting the power of finding solace and direction through a deep connection with Jesus.

Cruz Alier’s book serves as a compassionate and understanding voice, directly speaking to those who are struggling with grief. With heartfelt sincerity, she draws upon her personal struggles, having endured the loss of both her husbands in 1997 and 2021, to offer a comforting hand and guide readers toward a path of peace and purpose.

The author’s journey led her to discover the supportive community at, where she found solace and healing. Inspired by her own experiences and her role as a support group leader, Cruz Alier developed the content of this book, which includes powerful handouts and insights derived from her work with the Grief Share program.

Kathleen Cruz Alier brings a wealth of professional expertise to her writing. With over 50 years as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in various settings such as nursing homes, senior centers, adult retirement communities, and Valley Psychiatric Hospital, she possesses a deep understanding of the human psyche and the challenges that accompany loss and grief.

Cruz Alier’s Master’s in Education from New York University further bolsters her credibility and expertise in providing compassionate guidance to those in need. Additionally, she holds certificates in Christian Women’s Life Coaching and Photography, demonstrating her commitment to holistic healing and personal growth.

“Your Walk Through Grief – TO PEACE AND PURPOSE” marks Cruz Alier’s third book, following the success of her previous work, “Passionate Pursuits: Three Easy Choices for Rebuilding Your Life,” available on Her second book serves as a valuable lifestyle workbook, offering practical tools and choices for individuals seeking to rebuild their lives after significant changes. It serves as an excellent companion resource for readers embarking on their next season of life.

As readers turn the pages of “Your Walk Through Grief – TO PEACE AND PURPOSE,” they will find solace, encouragement, and the necessary tools to navigate the complex emotions and challenges that grief brings. Cruz Alier’s compassionate insights and practical advice provide a roadmap to healing, guiding readers toward a future filled with peace, purpose, and renewed hope.

“Your Walk Through Grief – TO PEACE AND PURPOSE” is now available at major book retailers and online platforms. For more information about the author and her work, please visit Join Kathleen Cruz Alier on her mission to bring comfort, healing, and purpose to those experiencing grief.

About Kathleen Cruz Alier, MA: 

Kathleen Cruz Alier, a multi-talented professional with a deep commitment to helping others find healing and purpose, has left an indelible mark on the fields of therapy, education, and writing. With a diverse background spanning New York, Florida, and Tennessee, Cruz Alier’s extensive experience as an Activity Therapist, educator, author, and photographer has touched the lives of countless individuals, enabling them to rekindle lost pleasures and overcome life’s challenges.

Throughout her career, Cruz Alier has demonstrated a passion for guiding adults towards healing and transformation. As an Activity Therapist, she has empowered individuals to rediscover joy and meaning in their lives, assisting them in navigating difficult situations and reclaiming lost pleasures. Her expertise has made a significant impact on rehabilitation centers, with her book “Your Leisure Prescription” (1993) serving as a valuable resource for counselors in this field.

Cruz Alier’s dedication to empowering others extends beyond her therapeutic work. She has held leadership positions in professional associations, showcasing her commitment to advancing the field and promoting excellence in care. Her contributions have been recognized, as she has earned a place in the esteemed “Who’s Who of American Women.”

With academic achievements to complement her practical experience, Cruz Alier holds a Master of Arts degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Brooklyn College. Additionally, she has pursued her passion for photography and dance, earning certificates in both disciplines. As a member of the International Christian Coaching Association, she continues to expand her knowledge and skills in support of her mission.

Cruz Alier’s writing endeavors reflect her deep empathy for others and her desire to provide practical guidance for navigating life’s challenges. Her book, “Passionate Pursuits-Three Easy Choices” (available on, offers a workbook approach to rebuilding one’s life after significant life events. With this resource, she empowers readers from all walks of life to make intentional choices that lead to a fulfilling and purpose-driven lifestyle.

For more information or to get more information from the author, email [email protected].

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