Dr Helen Edwards, PhD.

Author of Books for Children & Adults. Poet and Award-winning Writer. Copywriter and Storyteller For Hire

Inspiring Kindness & Hope Through Stories

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Welcome! My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I'm an Australian author of books for children and adults represented by Golvan Arts Management. I'm also a poet, the founder of The Australian Bookish Shop and a Copywriter and Storyteller for Hire.

I have a PhD in Psychology and I'm an award-winning blogger and writer, with a focus on inspiring kindness and hope through stories.

In 2001 I founded an online counselling service to support people living with diabetes. It was the first in the world and it was a hit! You can see more here.

I've had type 1 diabetes since 1979 and a few other chronic conditions that can make life tricky. I live with anxiety and ADHD and like to include characters in my stories who are neurodiverse, or who live with physical and mental health conditions, out in the world, having adventures.

In 2013 I started a sustainable living blog called Recycled Interiors, which is now merged at my blog here. I'm passionate about nature and inspiring action for our children's future. Animals and nature often feature in my stories.

Thank you for loving stories as much as I do, because they really can change the world.

x Helen


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Latest From My Blog

In This Wildness

By Helen Edwards | January 8, 2022

In this wildnessThere is wonderThere is space,To take breathTo gather hopeTo pauseand dreamof better daysTo pauseand rememberThe only dayIs now, is hereBeing presentBeing aliveIn this wildness 6/1/22 Helen Edwards

Towards the Horizon

By Helen Edwards | January 8, 2022

We were all in pain,drawing ourselvesfrom our beds,Wiping silent tearsfrom our cheeks,Seeing only SorrowThinking only SorrowFeeling only Sorrow,Until, we noticed,The children,watching, hearing, feeling, waiting, for our words,for our hands,for our eyes to see them,to guide them,to hold them,to help them findreasons for joy,for hope…We noticedThe childrenAnd we raised our facesto the sky,And we clasped their…

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To Be Present

By Helen Edwards | December 24, 2021

On the 24th of DecemberI’m not going to say,Merry Christmas,or tell you what tobelieve, or what to thinkor feel…I’m just going to say,no matter what,to BE in the world,to stand in forests thickwith tree-scented airto swim in oceansshimmering with crisp salty waterto stand beneath skiesof endless sparkling starsto love deeply and oftenand with wild abandon,not…

Look Up, Look Up, My Darlings

By Helen Edwards | December 22, 2021

Summer Solstice On this Summer Solstice, look up at the sky and be grateful for the miracle of our earth and each other. Remember when you were small and you thought days would never end, when you saw fairies and believed in magic, remember how you lingered for the love of it all. Look up,…

Seek The Small Spaces

By Helen Edwards | December 17, 2021

It has been a complicated year to say the least and there have been many things increasing our anxiety and threatening our happiness. In recent days, our youngest child ended primary school and amidst the letting go and excitement and joy, the last minute regrets and the sadness about covid stealing so much from us,…

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14 Ways to Reduce Christmas Stress

By Helen Edwards | December 3, 2021

I love Christmas. There are lots of things I don’t like about it – such as the push to over-consume, the waste of resources, food and materials. But the things that make it special to me – family time, holidays, traditions and memories – all of these bring me great joy. I like the lead…

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