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Infinite Sea of Depression… & Hope

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who suffers from depression, anxiety and agoraphobia to varying degrees. She is trying to find tools beyond her doctors and medications to help her feel better and get out more. Photography is one tool that has been helpful in recent months. She wants to continue learning more about photography and taking more photos.

About this photo: “I used to do everything. I would take the train or subway, go to restaurants or bars without a second thought, and work a full time job. That all stopped when my depression got bad. Thankfully I am starting to get out more. A little at a time. I even got to the beach recently. Instead of looking out and being flooded by my usual negative thoughts (looks like an endless sea of depression… I wonder what dangers are right beneath the surface… I wish the sea would sweep me away), I tried to focus on being present and taking in the vast beauty and infinite potential of the world.

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14 comments on “Infinite Sea of Depression… & Hope

  1. moodphototeija
    October 11, 2013

    beautiful picture, and hope all the best for you ❤

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  2. Sam Spencer
    October 11, 2013

    Thank you so much, C, for the beauty of both your story & your photograph of the infinite sea . . .

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  3. Shira S.
    October 11, 2013

    Wow! Cool photo for the theme …. hope indeed!

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  4. spartacus2030
    October 11, 2013

    I know! I suffer from depression too. That’s why I’m on the computer when I should be out. I have a lot of reading to do; and my other half just got all her teeth pulled, so I have to stay home and tend to her. It’s just for a couple of days ’til the swelling goes down. She just had all her bottom teeth removed and a denture plate put in…

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  5. lemanshots
    October 11, 2013

    Sehr schön…! 🙂

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  6. Steve Lakey
    October 11, 2013

    This is a striking photo. I find standing on the seashore very therapeutic. For me, the sea is a constant and yet ever-changing.

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  7. Steve
    October 11, 2013

    I love the clouds in this and I always enjoy hearing the story behind a photo. Thanks.

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  8. Ilusión
    October 11, 2013
  9. lauramacky
    October 11, 2013

    Photos reflect or project….I like what you are doing here. 🙂

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  10. jampang
    October 11, 2013

    beautifull!

    * http://wp.me/p3S7a-pu *

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  11. betsyborchardt
    October 11, 2013

    I like your photo very much.. I was reminded, as you are, of the vast beauty of the world when I gazed out at the ocean and realized that after the waves of depression crash on one, the beauty is still there to see. Betsy

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  12. Paula McLane Jennings
    October 12, 2013

    beautiful ocean photo!

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  13. Hannah
    October 12, 2013

    This is a really relaxing photo .I love the ocean and beach and I agree that
    We have a choice in how we react to things.

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  14. iampeacenow
    October 7, 2015

    Absolutely beautiful.

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