Anastasia Rosen-Jones (formally Marcia E. Rosen), New Horizons Small “Zones Of Peace” Project Executive Director and Founder.
A personal and professional blog exploring the vision behind the New
Horizons ZOP and how it reflects my journey from blindness to recovery.
“I wear a thousand masks – and all of them are me.”
Anastasia, the storyteller, with editor, Marge Hulburt, prepare for a storytelling event at New Horizons Harpers Ferry Retreat Center, July, 2006.
Anastasia Rosen-Jones (formerly Marcia E. Rosen) is a retired psychotherapist with more than thirty-five years in the mental health field. Now a community development and violence prevention coach, consultant and trainer, she is the author of five books in progress, including "The Middle East Crisis In My Backyard" and numerous articles.
Anastasia makes her home in the mountains above Harpers Ferry where she is happily nested with the birds, the trees and the squirrels. She is at her most fulfilled watching the sunset from the deck of her home -- and/or -- sitting around a campfire in the woods telling and listening to stories.
Marcia “Anastasia” Rosen-Jones credits suffering for her transformation from toast-of-the-town, late-sixties, Washington businesswoman to practicing psychotherapist and, finally, to local spiritual guru.
Anastasia (whose taken name means “she who rises again”) is founder and director of the nonprofit New Horizons Support Network high atop Elk Mountain in Knoxville. Personal suffering, she said, is key to her “girl-interrupted” academic, professional and publishing life.
“I have a maverick education because of my eyes,” said the co-organizer of a combined New Horizons-Frederick Rescue Mission-Volunteer Frederick, self improvement-and-outreach, Small Zones of Peace project. "I found out that I was going blind when I was a sophomore in college..."