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Self-Care Check-In with Henry Danner: “Photography has opened up a world of possibilities…”


From Henry Danner, Senior Program Manager, Connecting Youth Initiative, Columbia University

Brooklyn, New York

How would you rate your self-care at the moment on a scale of 1-10?

I would rate my self-care a 6 at the moment. I rate it a 6 because I do actively acknowledge the importance of my self-care and a take part in activities that contribute to improving it.

What are you doing well for you?

One thing I am doing well is making time for one of my newly-found passions: photography. I have been focusing more on how to use this passion as a tool for self-discovery, reflection and social connectivity. Photography has opened up a world of possibilities and has forced me to see things through a different lens, literally!

What could you be doing better or differently?

I think I could be doing a better job of making more time to spend with my family. After my recent relocation from the Bronx to Brooklyn, I do not get to see my family as much and family time is a big aspect of my self-care plan. I know there are only 24 hours in a day, but I think that I could be figuring out how to use them in a way that is more inclusive of this aspect of my life.

More Henry: Instagram | Columbia University Office of Government & Community Affairs Page

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We’re excited. We look forward to involving you in this initiative and to lead with a new posture that highlights expressions of compassion and love for ourselves and for our communities.

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Stories prompt reflection of our individual identities and thrust us unto foreign landscapes of new worlds and perspectives. 

Let’s traverse these new worlds together, exchanging more of our authentic stories with the intention of broadening our understanding of one another, and becoming dangerously unselfish within our beloved communities. 

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