Tag Archives: Essex County

Essex County, New Jersey

11 Nov

I suffer from recurrent depressive episodes that can last from a few days to a few years, as well as hypomania. I find photography to be helpful during those times. I took this for the BrokenLightCollective.com gallery for people affected by mental illness.

I took this photo on my walk home from my psychiatrists office. I was disappointed with the outcome of the appointment. I wanted to go down on a med and just ended up going up on another. I wanted her to be excited about a plan I have for the future, but she was not. It seems my “good” days can only be attributed to hypomania and my “ideas” cannot be trusted. As I walked back, I felt tightly bound by my mental illness like a straightjacket, and my thoughts were everywhere, so despite the cold weather I took off my shoes and walked on the beautiful fall leaves. I wanted to feel unbound, and grounded to the earth. To the moment. To reality. But it only left me questioning what reality really is.

toemail, toes, feet, photography, Essex County, New Jersey

Best wishes to you and beautiful Fall photo!

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Essex County, New Jersey

27 Aug

I suffer from generalized and social anxiety disorders and panic attacks. I took this photo for BrokenLightCollective.com the mental health photo collective.

I have issues with showers. I don’t know why or since when, (it goes WAY back), but I have it. I do not find them to be calming, although I see how others might. To me they are anxiety producing. I have had major breakdowns in showers and negative impulsive even suicidal thoughts. Whenever I step in and everything gets dizzying and seems out of focus, I try now to focus on my feet and wiggle my toes. It’s the same thing I did when I was having a c-section. Focus on one thing. One sensation or body part and try to get out of my mind and into my body. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I’m a work in progress.

toemail, toes, feet, photography, Essex County, New Jersey

Sounds like you’re doing a great job with it and very best wishes!

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Essex County, New Jersey

9 Jun

“I’ve been going through a difficult time recently due mostly to depression and have felt stuck in my house. I forced myself to go out and spend some girlie time with a good friend. We got pedicures, had brunch together and then took a stroll through some gorgeous rose gardens. Our brightly painted toes went well with the brightly colored roses!”

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Beautiful gardens and sounds like a great day!

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Essex County, New Jersey

3 Apr

“I love this little diva! No matter how difficult of a time I am going through with my mental health issues, she can always bring me back and make me smile.”

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Adorable!

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Essex County, New Jersey

15 Dec
Twinsie toes! These are the toes of adorable twin baby girls that I photographed in my studio. What could be cuter?
toemail, toes, feet, photography, Essex County, New Jersey
Very cute!

Essex County, New Jersey

20 Aug

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Great shot!

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