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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.

Please welcome first-time contributor Samina, a Molecular Biologist who has an MSEd in School Counseling. She is also a wife and a mother. She was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Type 1 in 1985. Since then, she has fought and survived this disease with the help of medication, good psychiatrists, exercise, music, and love for and from her family and friends.

About this photo: “This series of photographs is called ‘PEACE.’ It was taken at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, where these flowers and general atmosphere promote peace and a sense of wellbeing. It is so very peaceful to be there, floral beauty all around you, and the fragrances of the flowers and even a waterfall. The air itself smells like PEACE! It meant so much for me to visit there and get my bearings when I wasn’t feeling well.

Find more from Samina at her blog.


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13 responses to “Peace”

    1. Bipolar1Blog Avatar

      Thank you! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  1. dyane Avatar

    Thrilled to see your photography here, Samina! Gorgeous photos from a superb blogger!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Bipolar1Blog Avatar

      Thank you Dyane! I didn’t even know until you said something! I am so thrilled! xxxooo


  2. Bipolar1Blog Avatar

    Reblogged this on Bipolar1Blog and commented:
    My pictures published in Broken Light Collective! Wow!!!


  3. justme Avatar

    Beautiful pictures Samina. And well done! 😊 I will reblog this on my own blog https://amritsagooblog.wordpress.com

    Liked by 2 people

  4. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Nice, thanks, Samina! . .

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Bipolar1Blog Avatar

      Thank you so much!


    2. Bipolar1Blog Avatar

      Thank you so very much! I am so happy my pictures made it on Broken Light.


  5. Diana Perkins Avatar
    Diana Perkins

    There’s nothing like capturing nature’s beauty, as you did so wonderfully. Thank you for sharing your sense of Peace here.


  6. Kitt O'Malley Avatar

    Samina, I love these photos! Just lovely and serene.

    Liked by 1 person

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