At the Mercy of the Sea

Thank you to “Broken light.”

Broken Light: A Photography Collective

Photo taken by contributor Michelle who has battled Recurrent Major Depression and OCD. For many years she struggled without understanding what was happening. Eventually she was diagnosed, surprisingly by her gynecologist, who then referred her to a psychiatrist. One of the factors that contributed to her depression was years of abuse as a child. Michelle writes, blogs and does photography as therapy. She has found that doing these things is self-settling and helps her manage her depression.

About this photo: “I find doing photo editing to be quite therapeutic and it also helps express emotions. The sailing boat in this picture seemed so small on the ocean when I took the photo. It reminded me a bit of myself sometimes when I get that drowning feeling. I think the edit expresses that emotion quite well, with the huge crashing waves circling around the small boat which is floating at the…

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18 thoughts on “At the Mercy of the Sea

  1. Yes, that is exactly how it feels when those ‘dark’ days arrive Michelle. It feels as if you’re in the middle of that vortex and you’re drowning, with no hope in sight. Luckily there’s always a boat there and you can get out and the sea becomes calm again. Great edit and post hon. 😀 *hugs*

  2. It is good to read that you have found photography helpful and therapeutic for your psychological and emotional needs. With the background that you have come from, Michelle, it is encouraging to know that you are determined to help yourself. The creative talents that you have will help you to manage and overcome those difficult days. Also with the love and support of your children you would be able to progress in this self-help therapy. Best wishes and hugs. 🙂

Namaste. My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty & peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.

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