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Trying to Keep Balanced

Photo taken by a 30+ year old woman in the US who suffers from a mood disorder. She enjoys traveling and all things creative, but often has trouble even leaving the house due to crippling depression.

About this photo: “Watching this young girl keep her balance despite the tough terrain was not just cute, but also inspirational in a way to those of us struggling with depression or other tough terrains in our everyday lives and are fighting just to keep balanced.”


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11 comments on “Trying to Keep Balanced

  1. hastywords
    September 14, 2012

    Beautiful idea…my mind just ran away with so many images this provoked.


  2. Vicki
    September 14, 2012

    its a wonderful photo.. I hope that this photographer takes lots of photos, its a good way to lift the spirits.


  3. Northern Narratives
    September 14, 2012

    That’s a great photo and the words are so very true.


  4. Cedric de Alicoque
    September 14, 2012

    great photograph!


  5. hugmamma
    September 14, 2012

    We all struggle in trying to keep balance in our lives…that much we all have in common.

    hugs for sharing the photo and your thoughts about it…


  6. Emily
    September 14, 2012

    Beautiful photo and sentiments for everyone.


  7. ahecticlife
    September 14, 2012

    I can relate with this one. So many stories or inspirations you can take from this shot. Very nice.


  8. eof737
    September 16, 2012

    It’s a great shot! 🙂


  9. Albadr Nasution
    September 17, 2012

    What is mood disorder again? 😀

    Nice shoot by the way. Do you do that every day?
    Oh yeah, my share is about Indonesian cloth Batik. Hope you have a time to read it.


  10. Mezza
    September 17, 2012

    Great shot on the rocks there, I am interested in what you said about Photographers with a mental illness – one photograph at a time etc. I have PTSD and find that my camera is my friend and with my camera I can go places and do things that I can’t with out my camera. Any way not sure what the submission is but I would love to join in.


  11. Mezza
    September 17, 2012

    Reblogged this on melonpopzdropz … and commented:
    I was very interested to read about Broken Light


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