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.

x Helen

 

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Latest From My Blog

David Trubridge’s Manuka wins best light

By Helen Edwards | July 12, 2013

Dwell on Design is one of America’s most prominent design events. The wonderful David Trubridge who featured on the blog recently has just told me that their attendance at this prestigious fair was heralded by an unexpected win; their Manuka Light took out the Best Lighting category! This contemporary chandelier received great interest from the…

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Sala Verde, traditional methods for contemporary interiors

By Helen Edwards | July 12, 2013

Nikki Lisle, dreamt up and started Sala Verde three or four years ago when she was looking for an escape route out of the corporate rat race she was working in. Nikki studied interior design part time and things turned a corner from there. She decided to combine her interests in design, travel, anthropology, the environment, healthy…

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Decoration and Design road trips!

By Helen Edwards | July 11, 2013

It is my birthday on Saturday (yes I am a typical home loving, home obsessed Cancerian hence my interiors passion :-)) and for my present I decided I was going to Decoration and Design in Melbourne to see what is on offer and share it on the blog. When my husband found out he of…

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VIVID 2013, curator Scott Lewis on design talent in Australia

By Helen Edwards | July 4, 2013

VIVID is Australia’s longest running design competition and innovation showcase for new and emerging designers. Vivid was born 11 years ago out of the desire to create a platform for emerging designers to showcase and support their vocation and talent. It has progressed to link in with the London Design festival and is gearing up…

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Sustainable House Day 2013

By Helen Edwards | July 2, 2013

Sustainable House Day is coming on Sunday 8th September! The event began in 2001 as an initiative of the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES). (image above of a Sustainable House – via Permaculture Sydney). The Sustainable House Day website reports that last year, over 200 homes opened their doors to over 40,000 people as “millions of Australians continue to…

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LAB DE STU, a design collective

By Helen Edwards | July 2, 2013

LAB DE STU is a multi award-winning cutting edge independent Melbourne design collective. Adam Lynch, Dale Hardiman and Andre Hnatojko, the designers behind LAB DE STU will be showcasing their work at the upcoming Decoration and Design  in Melbourne from 18 – 21 July. They created LAB DE STU as a way to showcase their work and promote…

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Ash Allen -Design, Made Trade 2013, small footprint, big impact

By Helen Edwards | July 1, 2013

Ash Allen studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Mech)/ B. Arts and later an MBA at La Trobe University. Married with three children, Ash lives in Rosanna, Victoria, and enjoys family time, designing/making and playing tennis. He is presenting his work at the upcoming Design, Made, Trade, part of Decoration and Design Exhibition in Melbourne and I can not…

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Home Furniture On Consignment, sustainability & a win win

By Helen Edwards | June 28, 2013

Home Furniture On Consignment’s (HFOC) Scott Faso, the founder and current proprietor of  HFOC had the idea for the business after his own personal experiences, moving from a large house in LA to a terrace house in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, then to a modern apartment and then back to a Victorian terrace.  The furniture that…

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Where the light is lower, Vale Jeffrey Smart and thank you

By Helen Edwards | June 21, 2013

Just breaking all over social media and the airwaves is the sad news that one of Australia and the world’s greatest Artists, Jeffrey Smart, has just passed away in Italy where he lived for many years, aged 91 years old. “Master of Stillness”, Jeffrey Smart had a huge personal impact on me as a young…

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