ReadersMagnet takes a closer look at Jacqui DeLorenzo’s moving journey in her book, Straight from My Heart.
Life is never easy. However, no matter how hard it can be, one should never lose hope. There is always a thread of hope. Author Jacqui DeLorenzo feels this way. Thus, Straight from My Heart was written by the author to reach out to people who are suffering from devastation.
Straight from My Heart
Published in 2012, Straight from My Heart is Jacqui DeLorenzo’s second book. This is DeLorenzo’s second book following her first book, A Thread of Hope, that was published five years earlier. Ever since the publication of her first book, DeLorenzo wanted to share her experiences and life. She wrote this book as a means to make an impact on other people’s lives and to save a life. She expresses how in life there is joy and sorrow.
Straight from My Heart tells the personal journeys of DeLorenzo. This is a collection of true stories and poetry written by DeLorenzo herself. A woman who has helped numerous people towards self-discovery. This shares her true-to-life journey in life that is touched by others. The author uses this book to tell inspiring stories of hope and courage considering that the author too has suffered hardships and loss.
Jacqui DeLorenzo stated in her book how she was abused and bruised for a very long time that she is afraid to come to the light. And now that she is free, she responds to the positive realm of life instead of the opposite. Straight from My Heart is written for readers to relate to and inform them that no one is alone. Jacqui DeLorenzo has experienced a time of her life where she felt hopeless. However, with time and help, she has found hope, love, and peace. Each story in the book seeks to open hearts, touch souls, and encourage everyone to believe in what is possible. DeLorenzo will take you on a journey of hope, love, and peace.
In the first part of the book, Living with Hope, DeLorenzo states that hope is the golden key to survival. It is also the key to never giving up. She shares how human beings always hope for something better. She explains that life would frequently throw challenges and devastation. And sometimes hope is the only thing we have when we encounter these.
She contemplates whether there is life after death. In this book, she provides readers an opportunity to know and understand that life continues after the life we have on earth. The need to open our hearts to the positive energy and spirit of loved ones.
About Jacqui DeLorenzo
Jacqui DeLorenzo comes from a family with five children. She is the second eldest. DeLorenzo obtained her associate’s degree from North Shore Community College. She graduated with honors. She finished her bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She obtained her master’s degree in psychological services/counseling at Salem State University. And again she graduated with Summa Cum Laude. She is a licensed mental health counselor through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Jacqui DeLorenzo, MS, LMHC, left her full-time position as an academic counselor at North Shore Community College. She currently works part-time in the same institution assisting students to achieve their goals.
DeLorenzo’s mission is to guide each student to healthy self-esteem and success in their journey through life. She wanted to pursue her life’s journey in volunteer work. Currently, she volunteers for Hospice and homeless shelters. She finds this work as the most rewarding and a way to give back for the gifts of life that have been given to her. Furthermore, she loves traveling and spending time with her friends and family. She also loves to write and has written two books in total.