DR helen edwards, phd
Author & Freelance Writer
Weaving Diverse Stories of Nature, Magic & History
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Welcome! My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I have a PhD in Psychology and I'm an Australian author of books for children and adults, weaving diverse stories of nature, magic and history. I am represented by Golvan Arts Management.
On my blog, I write book reviews and stories about other Australian authors; share some of my own author story and learnings in life; and write about sustainability, wellbeing and nature.
In my 'spare' time, I'm a freelance writer and storyteller for hire - Creating Content That Connects. Find my copywriting, blog writing & editing, social media content creation and management and other writing services here.
I also dabble as a visual artist and the header image on my website was hand-drawn by me and digitised by a lovely friend.
I have spent many years working in mental health and in 2001 I founded an online counselling service to support people living with diabetes. It was the first in the world and it was a hit! You can see more here.
I've had type 1 diabetes since 1979 and a few other chronic conditions that can make life tricky. I live with anxiety and ADHD (which was finally diagnosed in adulthood) and like to include characters in my stories who are neurodivergent and/or who live with physical and mental health conditions, out in the world, having adventures.
In 2013 I started a sustainable blog called Recycled Interiors, which is now merged here. I'm passionate about nature and inspiring action for our children's future. Animals and the healing power of nature often feature in my stories.
I look forward to sharing stories with you, because they really can change the world.
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Latest From My Blog
Healthy people need to take care of themselves to stay that way. It is so easy to go down the slippery slide of neglecting your health in our busy world. We live in a environment which discourages health – excessive amounts of food, sedentary lifestyles, too much to do, too many pressures, disconnectedness from…Read More
They say change is as good as a holiday and I certainly daydream constantly about all the things I want to change – about my life, my home, my work, my time and myself. Sometimes I think I become so caught up in thinking about all the possible other directions in life I could take,…Read More
Last week we visited the Royal Adelaide Show. Shows are such a wonderful example of the conflict between healthy planet, healthy people, healthy home, and the reality of all the things that are causing us to drown in waste. They showcase healthy produce, home cooking, looking after the environment and family, with all of the…Read More
I have been on a personal journey of late. One of many I have taken. It is a road I have traveled before and may travel again, but I hope not. It is the road from being overweight to a healthy weight. I could say from fat to fit, from huge to slender, from obese…Read More
As happens all the time in the world of social media, I “met” Rustin Simpson and Ash Daxton, best mates and creative partners, on Facebook when they came to have a look at Recylced Interiors and share their fantastic work. They started working together a number of years ago when they opened a stall in…Read More