Dr Helen Edwards, PhD

Psychology PhD

Children's Author

Award-Winning Health and Eco Blogger and Advocate

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Hello 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 and advocate. I am Mama to 3 beautiful sons and live in Adelaide with my family, 2 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 I have quite a few other chronic conditions that can 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. I am all about inspiring action for our planet, in particular, I focus on living a more 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 am currently sitting as a consumer health rep on the SA Ambulance Services Consumer Committee and open to collaborating with other health agencies in similar consumer roles.

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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14 Ways to Reduce Christmas Stress

By Helen Edwards

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…

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Sustainable Tips on Decluttering and Organising Your Home

Sustainable Tips on Decluttering and Organising Your Home

By Helen Edwards

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

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

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…

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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

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

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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