Jennifer Bin is a photographer you ought to know.
I related to Jennifer’s perspective, not as a photographer, but as a care partner. Her first and foremost goal was to look at a subject in a different way. In other words, try new approaches through your journey. In response to this question, What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given about pursuing your passions, Jennifer advises us: “Don’t ever think about if it’s the right thing to do, or if you can do it or not. Do it if it appeals to you at that moment. I’m always experimenting and trying different things. Some work, some don’t. The only way to find your style is to keep experimenting.”
One way of experimenting is through our breath. We have been taught as care partners to use our breath to relieve tension and calm down our stress levels. A breathing exercise is like a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system so employ it whenever anything upsetting happens – before you react.
4 – 7 – 8 = 19 total counts
- Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
- Hold your breath for a count of seven.
- Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
This is one breath. Repeat the steps three or more times as often as you feel necessary.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau