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Fear Not The Sea

By Helen Edwards

Fear not, For the sea shan’t Let us down. It will be waiting, Its predictable tides Its quiet ripples Its tumbling waves, Ready for our emergence From our quiet places, From our loss Of each other, From our yearning For the freedom Of wide open spaces. It will be waiting, For our toes to dabble…

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10 Tips For Surviving COVID-19 Isolation

By Helen Edwards

Are you isolated at home? Are you separated from elderly parents, friends and family? Do you have children and young people who no longer have interaction with their peers? Or are you sending them to school and overwhelmed with worry? Are you in financial crisis? Having difficulty getting food or other supplies? These are unprecedented…

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Virtual Reader, Writer & Parent Resources, For Surviving COVID-19 Isolation

By Helen Edwards

Dear 2020, you’ve been a crappy year so far. Everything is changing, and it feels like we’re adrift on a tumbling, angry sea, our fingers grasping at the railings. The helplessness of the current Coronavirus pandemic is crippling and the creeping hopelessness that climbs into your throat each day, can be utterly devastating. The gnawing…

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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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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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