“My greatest joy: helping others to be happy, healthy and able to realize themselves …”
I give you a warm welcome in my blog The world of Maria Amata which is my “digital home”. 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 dreaming heads. It represents me well, I think. The dream has always been part of my life. The dream, the imagination, the sensitivity. They have nurtured the romantic soul that I carry inside until today…
In my life I do a very beautiful job: I help people.
Who I am? I am a psychobiological therapist, expert in nutrition and psychosomatic wellbeing, counselor and life coach specializing in natural therapies, health psychology and energy medicine.
I have a long curriculum of studies and skills that now I save you reading (you may find it very boring!), and instead I want to say you that what I do – helping others to find “their way” in order to be happy, healthy and able to realize themselves – it’s something I like immensely.
For several years of my life, though, I have dealt with other things. I have done other studies and followed other paths … I have been a journalist and I have worked both in newspapers and in publishing, animated by a great passion for writing. It is a passion that I still keep, even though over the years my life has expanded to include other things.
In fact, my existence could be divided into two parts. In the first I studied humanistic studies and those aimed at becoming a professional in communication. I obtained a first degree in Modern Literature and I worked in the journalistic and editorial fields, acquiring also very advanced specific skills in the marketing field that led me to become an expert in digital communication strategies, always choosing to operate with integrity and second the principles of ethical marketing.
I was very young when I published my first book, it was a collection of verses, which had wonderful reviews and got the encouragement of Gesualdo Bufalino, very important for me to move forward and believe in the value of my writing.
Many books have been released after that positive debut, and my texts have been translated into many languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Turkish, Czech and Slovenian.
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.
I have been writing for many years and 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 logics of the publishing world.
But writing is not my only field.
In the second part of my life, in fact, I wanted to give voice to my deepest passions (which are psychology, natural health and neuroscience) and I went back to studying seriously at university and post-university level to become a therapist in the field of psychobiological counseling, expert in mind-body healing techniques and in emotional-spiritual counseling, aimed primarily at mourning and emotional loss as a break, abandonment, separation or divorce.
I am a therapist in continuous training, according to the good principles of “life-long learning”, and in particular I am interested in the transformative and therapeutic power of creativity and “life design”, personal development, intuition and spirituality.
I help people.
I help people to discover and put into practice their creative potential and inner wisdom for their personal growth and well-being, healing and self-fulfillment on the emotional-relational, psycho-physical, professional, financial and spiritual level.
I am also a passionate student of metaphysics, because I like to go beyond the superficial veil of things and understand the mysteries of existence.
The most desired thing, the most precious goal of my life has a name and is called Harmony. I seek harmony in all human relationships, inside and outside of me, in every aspect of life, as the most tangible sign of Beauty.
In my free time I really like to immerse myself in nature, far from the frenetic and competitive life of big cities.
I live near the sea. And I love its immense spaces, its silences. I regenerate in every fiber of mine. And I do not regret that four years ago I left my chaotic and marvelous city, Rome, which I still carry inside me, like a star shining in the innermost and secret part of my heart.
I have published many books and written many stories, but the thing I love most is helping others to be happier by discovering and enhancing their spiritual and creative potential.
Also for this reason I created my blog.
The world of Maria Amata is my digital home. A place to narrate and meet with others, where to get involved and share emotions, fears, dreams. A workshop of personal writing and self-knowledge, which I imagine as a comfortable and light-filled place, like a well lit and warm corner of the house…
I opened my house-blog to create bridges of friendship. I believe in dialogue and sharing. I believe in the culture of encounter, according to the idea that “anyone has something good to give and anyone can receive something in return” (Jorge M. Bergoglio).
I love music, chess and good food. I enjoy experimenting with new recipes and while I’m preparing them I always get a lot of writing ideas, so I always have a notebook with me while I’m trafficking in the kitchen.
Often when I introduce myself I say that I am a worker specialized in the maintenance of dreaming heads … The rest will be discovered by you a little at a time following my activities, reading my books and browsing this blog 🙂
AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH!
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
Why I write
‘Is life to be lived or to be written?’ asked Luigi Pirandello, then to reply, ‘I have never lived, if not by writing…’.
I have asked myself the same, many times, in these years, and I have never known, I cannot answer other than say that I was born with an endowment that is at certain times as inviting as the clearest star in the sky, at others oppressive as the blackest night.
But it is the imprint of a fate, my own, for which I write as a child repeating a song of an evening, in a hushed voice and with clenched fists, to ward off the approach of darkness.
So I take in my hands my pen or mouse and I write what I would not be able to tell to anyone.
WHO IS MARIA AMATA?
BIOGRAPHY – Maria Amata Di Lorenzo is a psycho-biological therapist, expert in nutrition and psychosomatic wellbeing, counselor and life coach specializing in natural therapies, health psychology and energy medicine.
She helps people to discover and put into practice their creative potential and inner wisdom for their personal growth and well-being, healing and self-fulfillment on the emotional-relational, psycho-physical, professional, financial and spiritual levels.
Maria Amata has a long and varied course of studies that over the years has included the following areas:
• Psychosomatic Medicine
• PNEI – Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology
• Scientific Naturopathy
• Nutrition and Food Intolerances
• Holistic Natural Therapies
• Energy Medicine
• Music Therapy
• Neuro-linguistic Programming
• Not Verbal Communication
• Assertiveness Coaching
• Color Therapy
• Mind-Body Medicine
• Life Coaching
• Applied Therapeutic Creativity
• Personal Finance
• Development of Human Potential
• Creative Intuition
• Ancient and Modern Metaphysics
• Quantum Energy
• Applied Psychology to the Analysis of the Birth Theme
• Personal Growth
• Life Design
• Science of Mind
• Heal Your Life – Louise Hay Method
• Health Psychology
• Brain Training
• Emotional-Spiritual Counselling
She has also obtained the preparation in Assertiveness Coaching, for the emotional management of interpersonal conflicts in the family, affective and professional, and she further improved her skills as a Scientific Consultant and Psycho-Biological Wellness Trainer.
Therapist in continuous training, according to the good principles of “life-long learning”, she is particularly interested in the transformative and therapeutic power of creativity and “life design”, personal development, intuition and spirituality.
She is a passionate student of metaphysics, and also taking particular interest in the natural development of psychic powers such as intuition and sixth sense, intentional focusing and creative visualization for psycho-physical well-being and the best quality of life.
Her work as a writer
Maria Amata Di Lorenzo is also an author of books, articles, essays, texts for theater and cinema. Her works have been published and translated to date in eight languages.
Her blog The world of Maria Amata is currently available on the web in Italian, English, French and Spanish.
She was very young when she started to publish short stories, poems and essays, winning various national literary competitions with her texts.
Her first book, which had splendid reviews, received the precious encouragement of Gesualdo Bufalino, very important for her to go on and believe in the value of her writing.
After that positive debut, many other books have been published and her texts have been translated into English, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Turkish, Czech and Slovenian.
Her 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, and the collections of verses Time that today sleeps within your heart and Journeying without leaving home (Poetry 1980-2015).
She 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
From literature to psychology: the passion for natural health and neuroscience
Maria Amata also has a degree in Modern Literature achieved with honors, with subsequent specialization in Journalism in Urbino, and has worked for a few years as a journalist in national newspapers (press and TV) and in the publishing world as a consultant, author of books and teacher of creative writing, acquiring at the same time specific skills very advanced in the field of marketing that have led over the years to become an expert in digital communication strategies, always choosing to operate with integrity and according to the principles of ethical marketing.
In the second part of her life, she wanted to give voice to her deepest passions (which are psychology, natural health and neuroscience) and she went back to studying seriously at university and post-university level to become a therapist in the field of psychobiological counseling, expert in mind-body healing techniques and in emotional-spiritual counseling, aimed primarily at mourning and emotional loss as a break, abandonment, separation or divorce.
On the web and on social networks
Maria Amata is present on Facebook, and you can also find her on YouTube with her video channel; she is also on Linkedin, Google+ and on Twitter.
Her blog The world of Maria Amata is currently available on the web in Italian, English, French and Spanish. Her blog in English is https://theworldofmariamata.wordpress.com