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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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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 diabetes and mental health advocate.
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.
I am currently working on an #ownvoices YA fiction story and writing my type 1 diabetes memoir.
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