Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from severe depression, and a bipolar diagnosis.
About this photo: “I try to view the world from a place of love, but it is hard when you have been hurt or have issues that keep you from getting close to people. I have learned that I must recognize my negative thoughts and feelings and try to let them go. The difficulties in my relationships and pain I hold onto are hurting me the most. I must try to acknowledge my negative thoughts as they come, recognize them without judgment, and release them. Like letters in the sand, I must see them but know that they will soon be washed away. If I let them be washed away, I can strive to exist in a more balanced and healthy, loving place.”