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Majestic Beauty

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.”


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11 comments on “Majestic Beauty

  1. Borneo Rainbow
    July 21, 2013

    Yes, breathtaking, congrats for that..


    July 21, 2013

    Simply Wonderful!


  3. moodphototeija
    July 21, 2013

    absolutely breathtaking photo! Best of luck to your journey and never let go photography ❤


  4. phillymanjim
    July 21, 2013

    Reblogged this on phillymanjim's Blog.


  5. hiddenwholeness
    July 21, 2013

    Stunning photography. Beautiful story of your emotional survival of what is very often a hugely crippling and misunderstood condition.


  6. betsyborchardt
    July 21, 2013

    Wow! Magnificent view.


  7. holley4734
    July 22, 2013

    Reblogged this on Goals and commented:
    WOW!! That is so beautiful!!


  8. Paula McLane Jennings
    July 22, 2013

    I suffer with a few different types of depression but am so grateful that I did not get post partum – I only had one day that was moving toward that after the difficult birth of my first son but it passed. That must have been awful for you. I am so glad that it has passed and your photography is beautiful That photo is stunning – I have never seen a place like that and it is so nice to experience it through your photo.


  9. noelmorata
    July 22, 2013

    beautiful,the light is gorgeous, thanks for sharing


  10. sustainabilitea
    July 24, 2013

    Stunning! So happy you recovered and are once again traveling.



  11. autisticaplanet
    July 25, 2013

    This is an awesome photograph. Lots of detail of sky and ground. It almost looks like life inside a cloud.


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