Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. She has survived suicide attempts and years of self-harm. After wandering her way through life unable to trust and barely feeling alive, she is now fighting to live a healthy life. She has been reading, journaling, blogging and working hard to heal. She is finally taking care of herself and starting to feel better.
About this photo: “There is something so inviting about fallen logs, unruly vines, and patches of fungi. I am drawn to the shadowed places in the woods. They call to me like echoes of a dream… inviting me to the dark places of my heart.”
Find more from Captivating Bitter at her blog.