My name is Maria Amata Di Lorenzo and when I introduce myself to others I often say that I am a worker specialized in the maintenance of dreamy heads…
It represents me well, I think. The dream has always been part of my life. The dream, the fantasy, the sensitivity: they nourished the romantic soul that I have inside.
Natural therapist, counselor and writer, my passions since childhood are psychology and the stars and the discovery of the mysteries contained in the afterlife.
Expert in natural nutrition and psychosomatics, I deal with spiritual and psycho-emotional growth, development of creativity, intuition and that strange thing called happiness…
Emotional and passionate,
how else could I define myself?
I am a woman who seeks intensity in things and has a great desire to participate in the world and to make the sacred song of life shine in herself and in others.
I consider myself a cultivator of happy existences. I specialize as a counselor with an existential humanistic approach and as a natural therapist, a life coach and a psychobiological wellness trainer.
I help creative and highly sensitive people (like me) to build a life and a job according to their dreams, talents and desires without giving up being themselves.
It is something that I enjoy immensely!
Writing has an important place in my life.
I am an author of novels and stories for theater and cinema.
I also wrote essays and poems. And I was very young when I published my first book, it was a collection of verses, which had splendid reviews and obtained the precious encouragement of Gesualdo Bufalino, very important for me to go ahead and believe in the value of my writing.
Many books have come out since that successful debut, and my texts to date have also been translated into numerous languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Turkish, Czech and Slovenian.
I cultivate my literary vocation as an inner search, as an ethical, spiritual dimension, related to the deepest instances of my soul and not to the commercial logic of the publishing world.
What is writing for me?
For me, writing is the moment of maximum freedom, it is pure happiness. It is my natural dimension, in which I feel totally in tune with myself and the world.
All our life is a journey towards ourselves, writing for me is the way back.
My works include:
- the novel Don’t let me go away, much appreciated by Italian readers and published in English in thirteen countries worldwide;
- the literary essay The Light and the Cry. An introduction to the poetry of Elio Fiore, dedicated to one of the most expressive Italian poets of the late twentieth century;
- the collections of verses: Time that today sleeps within your heart and Journeying without leaving home (Poetry 1980-2015).
I also published the volumes of the series ‘Friends of the Spirit‘ which are:
- The secret song of Edith
- The road of Jorge
- Codename Teresina – The novel by Teresa of Lisieux
- Rosario Livatino – Justice demands love
- Mystical and holy and free women of God
- Teresa of Calcutta – The Novel of a Soul (published in Italian, English and Spanish edition)
- Mystics and saints and intrepid seekers of God
- The boy with the stars in his eyes. Life and thoughts of Pier Giorgio Frassati
- From the eternity His love for me. Mystical life of St. Faustina Kowalska
DON’T LET ME GO AWAY
by MARIA AMATA DI LORENZO
AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH
A love story between a woman and a man, between a mother and her children, between a Sicilian woman and her sublime and sacrosanct homeland. While everything comes to pass and every certainty crumbles, only love remains.
The novel ‘Don’t let me go away’ is a wonderful and powerful story of a mother. And of a daughter who runs away without knowing that her destiny is to love her mother and the story her mother wants to tell her. Becoming reconciled with the idea that each of us does not really enter into the meaning of existence if he (or she) does not accept other people, unless he loves his mistakes. Maria Amata Di Lorenzo gives us the voice of an intense woman, which is composed, poetic. A melody that unfolds majestically, revealing little by little the complexity of human relationships, our expectations, the love that cannot be fulfilled until after an entire story to tell. With a language that is correspondence, chronicle of the sixties, and rhythmical review of changing life, it marks the heart of the reader, remains there and takes root… – Simona Lo Iacono from the blog Letteratitudine
This book, which touches the heartstrings of your soul, speaks of a painful journey back into the memories of a lifetime, to tell, without shame or prejudice, to an angry and estranged daughter, from an open heart, of those emotions petrified in the evolution of a life, often more spectator than protagonist, of broken dreams and dashed expectations, now hardened and disenchanted. All with a careful eye, lightness of touch and an incredibly realistic fifty years of history to frame it. This book is pure poetry. You have to read it. It’s amazing!!! – Donald, verified Amazon customer***
Amata for you is my website and “The place of sensitive souls” is my blog, my digital home.
A place to narrate oneself and meet with others, where to share emotions, fears, dreams. A personal writing and self-knowledge laboratory, which I imagine as a comfortable and light-filled place, like a well-lit and warm corner of the house…
My blog is currently available on the web in Italian, English, French and Spanish.
I like people who know how to listen to the wind on their skin, smell the things, capture their soul. Those who have meat in contact with the meat of the world. Because there is truth, there is sweetness, there is sensitivity, there is still love
the poet Alda Merini wrote these words but I could have said them too, because they reflect me completely …