… in a hospital or hospice room, where people need assistance with the most basic of tasks - breathing, eating, urinating, excreting and bathing - the holiness of ordinary acts is made most manifest.
Kathleen Norris - The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy and Women’s Work.
Last day as nursing students.
Monique, thanks for everything. Over the last three and a half years you’ve taught me what makes a good nurse and what makes a good friend.
Colleague: How much do you drink on an average day?
Patient: Oh, a scotch.
Colleague: *scribbles note* Ok, what about smoking…
Me: Hold on, how much is ‘a scotch’ to you?
Patient: A bottle over the course of the day.
Writing my last uni assignment ever.
These were taken to express my feelings on the matter.
The last four months have been a time of everything in its right place. I feel like I haven’t rushed for four months. Last week I finished an assignment a week before it was due! I know!
There has been a lot of coffee drinking, assignment writing, train riding, television watching, and finger nail painting.
I’ve been thinking about how work is a real blessing, and rest is a real blessing, and how an imbalance in either direction feels just terrible. But a balance of them just feels so wonderful.
So, I don’t know: do some work! Then get some rest! Then go to sleep!
Kyle Bean for Men’s Health
Check out the most recent work by UK artist and designer Kyle Bean commissioned for Men’s Health Magazine. In his characteristically simple style, Bean poetically illustrates the mind-matter relationship by combining a common image and unconventional materials. At once visually pleasing and thematically meaningful, Bean’s work is able to incite big questions with only a little reworking of everyday images.
Follow Bean’s work at his website here.
- Erin Saunders
a mock health promotion poster by yours truly.
Is there a job where you just get to design health promotion campaigns? That’s a thing, right?
Goodbye, lovely RPH! Keep being your hearty, grungy, wonderful self!
It’s been five weeks of rolling, washing, drying, dressing, feeding, and hoisting. And it’s been ridiculously great.