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Marina Rosa

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About me:

I'm a caring, sincere woman of "mature" years who has experienced and survived much in my life. My Meyers-Briggs type personality profile (aren't they fun?) always comes out the same - "ENFP" - no matter what version I take. (I find that interesting since the questions differ so much on each one.) But the following general description of this "type" does fits:

"ENFPs are both "idea" people and "people" people, who see everyone and everything as part of an often bizarre cosmic whole. They want to both help (at least, their own definition of "help") and be liked and admired by other people, on both an individual and a humanitarian level. They are interested in new ideas on principle, but ultimately discard most of them for one reason or another."

My life "resume" includes years (30+) of living alcohol and drug free after 20 years as a practicing alcoholic and addict - and experiencing all of the life-wreckage that caused. In my over- 30-year journey into health, joy and recovery I've experienced just about everything as well - including - on the "negative" side - a (nearly fatal) eating disorder, major depression and ADHD, sex and relationship addictions, the serious illness and subsequent disability of my daughter, deaths, divorce, and so on. I've also - on the "positive" side - risen to a top executive position in my field -  treatment of, and recovery from, addictions, trauma and family violence.

My journey of survival and recovery have taught me alot  - not only about myself and the "recovery" way of life I've learned to practice each day - but also about helping others who struggle  with addictions, mental illness, abuse or any of the other difficulties with which we humans are plagued. I'm willingt to share my own "experience, strength and hope" as well as what I've learned in the past 25 years as a professional in the treartment and recovery field.

My wish is that my Hubs can provide some readers with useful information, personal insight  - or even just a smile - to lighten their way.

So welcome to my hubpages! Please feel free to contact me and/or comment freely on my Hubs - agree or disagree.
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