Dr Helen Edwards, PhD

Psychology PhD

Children's Author

Award-Winning Health and Eco Blogger and Advocate

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How To Create a Birdcage Succulent Garden

By Helen Edwards

In 2020, the world is turbulent, overwhelming and hard. It is also connected in real time, allowing you to see, hear and feel, everything that happens out there, in excruicatingly painful detail…There are so many reasons to crawl into a corner and stay away from everything right now. I know I have been finding it…

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Layer Upon Layer

By Helen Edwards

When you live with chronic health conditions, there is often a background stress story, running along your life, at all times. Sometimes it pushes right up against you, other times, it can fade into the background – but it’s always there. If you have a hidden disability like me, most people will forget that you…

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Shall We Dance

By Helen Edwards

Shall we danceWith normality,That strange placeWhere everything feelsComfortablePredictableAs per usual?Will we step outEmerging from our cocoons,Unfurling our wingsUnwrapping ourselvesTo run to othersWaiting with open arms?Will we find the spacesWe once inhabited,UntouchedUnchangedHovering for us, as ifTime could press pause?Or will we tiptoeGentlyCautiously,With reverence and careWith new eyesAnd careful hearts,To discoverA better version of ourselves,Looking forwardLooking backHolding…

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How Books Can Help Your Children

By Helen Edwards

Do you have a favourite book from childhood? I have far too many to list, but will add The Famous Five, Trixie Beldon, Anne McCaffrey’s Dragon series, Watership Down and Anne of Green Gables, to highlight but a few. I was also reminiscing with my mum recently, about the magic of Alice Through The Looking…

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Fear Not The Sea

By Helen Edwards

Fear not, For the sea shan’t Let us down. It will be waiting, Its predictable tides Its quiet ripples Its tumbling waves, Ready for our emergence From our quiet places, From our loss Of each other, From our yearning For the freedom Of wide open spaces. It will be waiting, For our toes to dabble…

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10 Tips For Surviving COVID-19 Isolation

By Helen Edwards

Are you isolated at home? Are you separated from elderly parents, friends and family? Do you have children and young people who no longer have interaction with their peers? Or are you sending them to school and overwhelmed with worry? Are you in financial crisis? Having difficulty getting food or other supplies? These are unprecedented…

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Hi there and welcome! My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I am a children's author represented by Debbie Golvan, of Golvan Arts Management.

I have a PhD in Psychology and am an award-winning health and eco blogger. I am Mama to 3 beautiful sons and live in Adelaide with my family, 2 snuggly cats and a very energetic young Kelpie.

I have wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. So, I went off and became a social worker! Seriously not writerly. But in fact it was, because most of my work over the decades has been about people's stories.

I have lived with type 1 diabetes since 1979 and have quite a few other chronic conditions that make life tricky, including stomach paralysis (gastroparesis), anxiety and ADHD.

In 2001 I founded an award-winning online counselling service to support people living with diabetes. It was the first in the world and it was a hit. I ran this for more than 16 years and won many awards for this work. You can see more here.

In 2013 I started a blog called Recycled Interiors, which later became the Sustainable Home Hub, and finally, merged here at my writing site. I am passionate about our beautiful Mother Earth and about inspiring action. In particular, I focus on living a gentle life, for our children's future.

I am currently working with my agent on getting my middle-grade story, The Heart of Scorpius, out into the world. Works in progress include middle-grade stories, The Forest Keepers, and Sailing The Spaces In-Between. I am also working on a picture book and my type 1 diabetes memoir.

I look forward to sharing stories with you. You can sign up here for my occasional news and shop for books and eco-products here.

Helen x

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