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Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

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 responses to “Majestic Beauty”

  1. Borneo Rainbow Avatar

    Yes, breathtaking, congrats for that..


  2. vastlycurious.com Avatar

    Simply Wonderful!


  3. moodphototeija Avatar

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


  4. hiddenwholeness Avatar

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


  5. betsyborchardt Avatar

    Wow! Magnificent view.


  6. holley4734 Avatar

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


  7. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    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.


  8. noelmorata Avatar

    beautiful,the light is gorgeous, thanks for sharing


  9. sustainabilitea Avatar

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



  10. autisticaplanet Avatar

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


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