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I Remember The Days

By Helen Edwards

I remember the days Where we piled the car Sky-high Fuller than full Boots in the backseat Jackets strewn across bags For forest walks And mountain climbs Bathers packed Despite it being July Just in case… The boys waking early Packing their ‘carry on bags’ Full of books and lego and Possibilities… Raucous games Counting…

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Writer Wellbeing: Veronica Strachan

By Helen Edwards

Veronica Strachan lives in Gisborne, at the foothills of the Macedon Ranges. She writes as Veronica Strachan, and as V.E. Patton, for her fantasy and scifi books. She began writing as a child, stopped in high school, and re-started at age 56. She is sharing her journey as a writer and some of her tips…

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Kaleidoscopes and Rainbows

By Helen Edwards

Sami says, ‘Good morning and Happy Monday😍 No matter what you’re facing today, remember to love someone, sniff them, sit on them, look them deeply in the eyes, always keep talking, tell them your fears, snuggle lots.’ Our beautiful rescue girl has had gut issues and high reactive anxiety on lead since we got her in…

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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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Copywriter Adelaide Dr Helen Edwards

Hi there and welcome! My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I have a PhD in Psychology and 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 wellbeing and eco blogger and a freelance writer.

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 sustainable blog and decorating service, which is now merged here at my writing site. I am passionate about our beautiful Mother Earth and about inspiring action.

You can sign up here for my occasional news, shop for books and eco-products here and head here to find my writing services.

Helen x

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