Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. Leya has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety. She also grew up in a highly anxious household with a family that experienced significant historical trauma. Leya believes that the key to our collective functioning is finding ways to calm our overactive minds. For her, that includes walks in nature, photography, poetry, painting, cooking, dance and yoga. She primarily photographs nature and historic sites that grab her and convey a story of emotion or sheer beauty.
About this photo: “This photo was taken on the Island of Hawaii. The volcano symbolizes destruction and rebirth, and this aftermath is strangely beautiful. The sky is still blue, the land will heal, and there is always hope for a new day.”
Find more from Leya at her blog.