Dr Helen Edwards, PhD (1)

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Five Tips on Using Books to Support Your Children’s Wellbeing

By Helen Edwards

Were you read to as a child? Do you have favourite books from childhood? I was lucky to have parents who read to me from birth and I still have many of the books I loved, sitting on my shelf today. I was a book addict and most often had my head in a book.…

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What’s Your Vintage?

By Helen Edwards

There is so much stuff in the world. Many people feel the draw to declutter and remove items from their lives, and yet, we carry on consuming. Buying items that already exist, that have already had a life, is one of the best things you can do for the planet and your pocket. There is…

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House Tour, Gina’s Vintage Home Full of Love

By Helen Edwards

Do you enjoy a peek at other people’s homes? We love settling down to a good reno show, getting ideas for our own 1948 home, which is a 100 year project according to my hubby! House tours are something I know lots of our readers enjoy, so I am bringing them back to the blog!…

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7 Tips on Improving Social Media For Authors and Writers

By Helen Edwards

As an author or writer, do you cringe at the idea of creating a blog, building a newsletter list or connecting with your community via social media? You are not alone! It is easy to think that because you are good with words, social media will come easy. But this can be far from reality,…

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How To Make An Upcycled BBQ Fire Pit

By Helen Edwards

The weather has definitely turned to winter across most of Australia. It has been very cold and very wet in Adelaide. It makes you think of warm rugs, soaking hot baths and fires! Do you have an outdoor area you would love to warm with a fire pit? They can be brilliant for toasting marshmallows,…

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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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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 wellbeing, vintage and eco blogger. I also offer sensitivity/diversity reading services for other writers, in the areas of physical and mental health.

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.

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. 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, shop for books and eco-products here and head here to find my services.

Helen x

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