Expect anything worthwhile to take a lot of time

Yesterday I went to the Drawing Matters Symposium in York. It was a day of inspiring talks and presentations, all grappling with drawing and its pros and cons.┬áI even met a couple of healthcare professionals (a nurse & a physio) using drawing in their PHDs – as a critical tool too, not just a “wellbeing”Continue reading “Expect anything worthwhile to take a lot of time”

How change happens: One person. One moment at a time: Surprises from doing some Labour Canvassing.

It’s been months since I last wrote a post. Mostly because I’ve been sick, and mostly because PhD work, man. It’s never ending. But the uncertainties that lie ahead for me, are bigger than ever for us as a country with the snap General Election in motion. In 2015, you might remember me being superContinue reading “How change happens: One person. One moment at a time: Surprises from doing some Labour Canvassing.”

“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””

What being an artist, trying to learn how to code & feeling like I’m dying has taught me.

It’s kind of exciting not really fitting into pigeon holes. They say I’m a Smizz of all trades, master of none. I’m currently designing and coding an app in my (limited) spare time, which I hope will help to aid patients in having a better patient-centered-care experience. The app hopes to include all the informationContinue reading “What being an artist, trying to learn how to code & feeling like I’m dying has taught me.”

I remain steadfast

I remain steadfast with my focus on the present and the future. Currently┬áI’m having like some sort of crazy- probable cause: neck meets over-worked – 37 constant day headache that has degrees of severity from “totally ignorable to- i’m rolling on the floor” painful. It hasn’t gone away, not even once on its own. IContinue reading “I remain steadfast”

#NHSChangeDay Pledges #Quality14

Here’s some people’s #NHSChangeDay Pledges that I’ve drawn on Twitter recently. I think it’s important sometimes, to have an image to help communicate/reach a bigger audience.   pledge by @LAS_QI   The awesome #Hellomynameis Pledge by the awesome @grangerkate @wlasinclair Drawing all these pledges was only possible because of @respirologist sharing his!   @e_arnotsmith  Continue reading “#NHSChangeDay Pledges #Quality14”

people are amazing

Yesterday I had the pleasure of drawing another cool thing for 1 small part of the NHS. The NHS Commissioning Board, the bit where Citizens who work within NHS stuff, or the voluntary sector, and innovators get together and share their ideas on how to make the NHS the best it can be, and howContinue reading “people are amazing”