“the truth is that transitions between the life stages are usually triggered by trauma”

One for the book: A reminder. Self-development is often portrayed as a rosy, flowery progression from dumbass to enlightenment that involves a lot of joy, prancing in fields of daisies, and high-fiving two thousand people at a seminar you paid way too much to be at. But the truth is that transitions between the lifeContinue reading ““the truth is that transitions between the life stages are usually triggered by trauma””

Designing Healthcare through Art & Design.

Medicine develops so fast, especially radiotherapy. But one of the areas we’ve not caught up with and developed  is the design of healthcare. I know what you’re thinking. What’s art & design got to do with anything in healthcare, really? And if you’re thinking this – this basically uncovers one of the reasons why designContinue reading “Designing Healthcare through Art & Design.”

1 year older, Casting Lines.

Tomorrow is my birthday. I’m getting old. I found my 10th grey hair today (yes I’m counting) But I’m still here. I’m still alive.  And it amazes me. But there’s a lot I don’t know. And there’s a lot I’m still learning. I’ll be Nickel on the periodic table. Nickel is a silvery white metal thatContinue reading “1 year older, Casting Lines.”

I don’t want to waste any more of my time. That’s all: A look back upon my 2015

 

Why the student NHS Bursary is important #BursaryOrBust

The Tory government believe that Nursing students (And I’m sure it will then lead onto other allied health care professional courses such as Radiotherapy, radiography, physiotherapy, ect) don’t need a NHS Bursary to help them fund their course and cost of living. And  they’re so wrong believing this. It’s just another way to repress theContinue reading “Why the student NHS Bursary is important #BursaryOrBust”

Help me raise money for Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust! :)

After the overwhelming positive response to this drawing I did of Sheffield – I’m selling signed limited prints (of 50) A3 size to raise money for Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust. The MINIMUM price is £10 per drawing. I’ll cover all postage costs. Interested? Just donate to my JustGiving page  and email me smizz.fo.shizz @ gmail.com (noContinue reading “Help me raise money for Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust! :)”

Being an artist is really tough, but it never feels like work.

In 4 months time, it will be 2 years since I made the decision to split my energy between being an artist and working in healthcare & medicine. I wrote a blog post, around about 2 years now about how I wasn’t going to change. I was still – and foremost – an artist, foreverContinue reading “Being an artist is really tough, but it never feels like work.”

What endures, what lingers, and what gets washed away?

It’s  nearly been a whole year since the last Thanksgiving, already. I know, Thanksgiving as a Brit living England is technically not my holiday. However, I wish we had something similar in the UK. Like, I dunno, a Kindness-Day – a national holiday where everyone gets the day off & it’s a reason to takeContinue reading “What endures, what lingers, and what gets washed away?”