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On Waiting to Be a Writer

By Helen Edwards

When I was a girl, dreaming about becoming a writer one day, waiting never factored into it. There were misty scenes of me sitting at an old oak desk by a dormer window, in a light-filled loft room of an English country home. I gazed out upon the Jane Austen style garden, with obligatory fountain…

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How to Create a Truly Sustainable Home

By Helen Edwards

Livos offer healthier, sustainable and more economical alternatives to the traditional coating systems such as oils, paints and finishes. The Livos products are manufactured under the Rudolf Steiner principle of using natural raw materials that are completely biologically degradable. All products have a FULL ingredient listing with no harmful chemicals. Due to the nature of…

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Wellbeing For Writers: Kevin Klehr

By Helen Edwards

As a writer, you are advised to have an active social media presence. This brings many rewards – connection to readers, other writers, research opportunities, story ideas, finding books to read, connecting with your support network, connecting with the industry. But it also brings an overwhelming and exhausting stream of information and emotions. It is…

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Certainty

By Helen Edwards

We wake across the country, yet again choking on smoke and ash, even those of us removed from the horror of the fires. They touch us all in some way. We see repeated images of traumatised animals and devastated habitats, people who are like the walking dead, the bad and the terrible side of human…

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Dealing With Climate Grief During The Australian Bushfires

By Helen Edwards

After the devastation, which still continues for many, and the threat of which, will not reduce until after summer, you may be feeling like you shouldn’t, or can’t, get into a usual routine; that it isn’t right to laugh, to do everyday tasks, to forget about the fires and all of our losses for a…

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A Hopeful New Year

By Helen Edwards

This year, in May-June, we drove from Adelaide to Melbourne, to Bega, to Canberra, to Jindabyne, to Lakes Entrance, to Healesville, to Lake Boga/Swan Hill, to Adelaide – moving through 3 states. It was one of the best roadtrips ever, especially the day we drove down from Jindabyne, through incredible country, covering sparkly snow topped…

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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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