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Photo taken by contributor Thirdeyemom, a woman who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to South Africa, resuming her love of travel. Through traveling, writing, and photography she began to see the beauty of the world again.
About this photo: “This photo was taken in Manang, Nepal about three-fourths way along the Annapurna Trek. I snapped the shot the morning after the first snowfall and it was absolutely breathtaking. As the temperature rises here in the Midwest and we enter the dog days of summer, I close my eyes and dream about the peace and stillness I felt in this one place, perhaps the most majestic on earth.”