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Dr Helen Edwards, Psych PhD. Australian Children's & YA Fiction Author. Adult Non-Fiction Author. Award-winning Health & Eco Blogger. Copywriter & Wordsmith.

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Creating Stories That Matter

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Dr Helen Edwards, PhD

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14 Ways to Reduce Christmas Stress

By Helen Edwards | December 5, 2019

I love Christmas. There are lots of things about it that I don’t like – 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 things bring me great joy. I like…

Sustainable Tips on Decluttering and Organising Your Home

Sustainable Tips on Decluttering and Organising Your Home

By Helen Edwards | November 27, 2019

Being overwhelmed by stuff and clutter, can be extremely distressing. Many people experience increasing pressure, when they can’t find  the things they need, constantly have to move items to find a spot to sit, or live with clothes all over the floor. Those who have more serious issues with hoarding, can spiral out of control…

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All in The Family – World Diabetes Day 2019

By Helen Edwards | November 14, 2019

I still can’t believe I actually finished my PhD and am Dr Edwards! My topic, Supporting the Journey of Pregnancy for Women with type 1 diabetes, is very personal. I was diagnosed with #type1diabetes in January 1980, aged 12 year old. I was told, along with many things, that I would never have children and that if…

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How to Create a More Mindful & Sustainable Home

By Helen Edwards | November 12, 2019

With the invention of social media there are more and more ways to see beautiful images and information all of the time, which can be inspirational. But it can also give you the sense that everyone else is living some kind of  ‘perfect’ life. This definition of perfect, is driven by consumerism. This is not…

12 Ways To Create a Content Strategy For Your Blog & Social Media

12 Ways to Create a Content Strategy for Your Blog & Social Media

By Helen Edwards | November 6, 2019

Do you have a business? Are you writing a blog and/or using relevant social media channels to share and promote your work? Whether you are a maker, artist, writer, product-based business, service provider, educator, news or media website, advocate, activist, health care professional, charity, or anything else, social media is an ever-growing suite of thousands…

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Let It Go

By Helen Edwards | November 1, 2019

In the chaos of the world, do you wonder what on earth you are doing sometimes? Does worrying become your everyday companion? Does the relentless stream of information coming at you, make you feel like you are drowning? It can feel like everything is pointless. It can feel like there is nothing you can do…

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Miraculous Gratitude

By Helen Edwards | October 31, 2019

Miraculous My body, Broken parts pushing me flat, Holding me to ransom, Becoming my prison. My mind, rising up, Seeing the whole picture, Birds across sky, black arcs calling through warm winds, Blue skies rolling over dusky pink mountains, Silver seas tumbling gently over golden sands. My heart filled with stories, Woven by people, Warmed by…

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Why NOT Being Busy Can Be Good For You

By Helen Edwards | October 25, 2019

Do you rush through life, filling it up with tasks, to do lists, and all of the things you want to achieve? When is the last time, in response to the question, ‘how are you?’, that you replied, ‘oh you know, nothing much happening, just taking every day as it comes’? More often than not,…

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How to Upcycle an Old Piano into a Cabinet

By Helen Edwards | October 15, 2019

Music is such an important part of most people’s lives. It has been very important in mine. I started learning the piano when I was 7 years old. My first piano teacher was called Mrs Sharp, which still makes me giggle today (if you know music, then you will get that joke!). I went on…

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Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home

By Helen Edwards

Create a Sustainable Home YOU Love Do you want a more sustainable lifestyle? Make more yourself, do more yourself, grow your own, eat healthier, take care of your family and…

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Diabetes Can’t Stop Me

By Helen Edwards

Growing up with diabetes is not easy. There are lots of things children and their families find hard. Daily management tasks can become battle grounds and it can be an…

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Hello there and welcome. My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I am all about creating stories that matter. I have a PhD in Psychology. I am an author of children's and young adult fiction, and non-fiction for adults, represented by Debbie Golvan, of Golvan Arts Management.

I am an award-winning health and eco blogger and advocate. I am an Australian copywriter, based in Adelaide, offering copywriting services for your business, blog, social media and more.

I am Mama to 3 beautiful sons and live in Adelaide with my family and 2 cats. I have been writing and reading, since I was a very little girl. 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. I have quite a few other chronic conditions and disabilities, including lots of issues with my tummy, and anxiety and ADHD. This means that sometimes, I get lots of ideas all at once, and I can be found rearranging furniture, or walking in nature, while I work them all out in my head.

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. I am passionate about our beautiful Mother Earth and am all about inspiring action for our planet, with kindness and hope. In particular, I focus on living a more gentle life for our children.

When I am not writing or reading, I enjoy watching quality drama, comedy and nature programmes, listening to music, walking in nature, hugging trees, being near the ocean, in forests or on top of mountains, taking roadtrips with my family, and caring for my many potted plants.

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 my diabetes memoir and a young adult eco-fantasy, The Forest Keepers. I am also working with some lovely clients on their writing needs .

You will see a wide range of topics here, including health, mental health, disability, diabetes, sustainable living, the environment, climate change, and more. I am available for all sorts of freelance writing, advocacy and speaking work  - see more here.

I look forward to sharing stories that matter with you and inspiring action for people and planet, with kindness and hope.

Helen x

"Stories make sense of the world and teach us about life. Stories entertain and dazzle. Books and stories and words are there in your darkest hours and, your most brilliant moments of joy. Life is stories. It is stories that put things into perspective, place you in the real world, take you away to another world, another time and another possibility. In a story anything can happen" Helen x

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