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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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Layer Upon Layer

By Helen Edwards

When you live with chronic health conditions, there is often a background stress story, running along your life, at all times. Sometimes it pushes right up against you, other times, it can fade into the background – but it’s always there. If you have a hidden disability like me, most people will forget that you…

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covid-19 plan for return to normal

Shall We Dance

By Helen Edwards

Shall we danceWith normality,That strange placeWhere everything feelsComfortablePredictableAs per usual?Will we step outEmerging from our cocoons,Unfurling our wingsUnwrapping ourselvesTo run to othersWaiting with open arms?Will we find the spacesWe once inhabited,UntouchedUnchangedHovering for us, as ifTime could press pause?Or will we tiptoeGentlyCautiously,With reverence and careWith new eyesAnd careful hearts,To discoverA better version of ourselves,Looking forwardLooking backHolding…

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how books can help your children

How Books Can Help Your Children

By Helen Edwards

Do you have a favourite book from childhood? I have far too many to list, but will add The Famous Five, Trixie Beldon, Anne McCaffrey’s Dragon series, Watership Down and Anne of Green Gables, to highlight but a few. I was also reminiscing with my mum recently, about the magic of Alice Through The Looking…

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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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