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Please say a warm hello first-time contributor Lisa, a 34-year-old woman from South Carolina who was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Lisa is learning how to manage life with bipolar, anxiety and chronic pain. She uses photography to help cope and started a photography blog, A Shutterbug’s Solace, to share a few of her favorite photos.
About these photos: “When I’m outside taking photos many times I look skyward! I see tall trees and a clear, vibrant blue sky. Looking closely at nature reminds me to keep moving forward in my life and recovery. These pictures are of magnolia flowers from my front yard.
The different stages of a flower is much like bipolar cycling moods:
-A new bud closed up and waiting.
-Opening up, blooming, pretty even with all her tears.
-Flourishing even when fading.
-Falling apart to bud and bloom yet again.
Even though at times I feel like I’m a mixed up mess ~ I trust that I will bloom again!”
Find more from Lisa at her blog.