Dr Helen Edwards, PhD

Psychology PhD

Children's Author

Award-Winning Health and Eco Blogger and Advocate

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“I am richer without this” a moment with David Trubridge

By Helen Edwards

I came across David Trubridge, a well known Designer and Artist living in New Zealand, in my travels seeking designers, artists and creatives with a green bent to connect with for the blog and to soak up as much learning from them as possible.  David certainly stood out to me as someone I needed to…

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Saying Hello and Goodbye today

By Helen Edwards

It is a funny day for me today. My new look blog has been launched here (and welcome by the way!), which marks a new phase in my life and is very exciting for me -I hope you like it! And, I said a final goodbye to a very, very dear friend of mine who…

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Polywood Outdoors Australia, furniture from milk bottles!

By Helen Edwards

Polywood Outdoors

Polywood Outdoors is an outdoor furniture company supplying timeless, classic, outdoor furniture with a difference. Made from revolutionary Polywood Lumber, this environmentally friendly material looks good and lasts, as well as being friendly to the environment. They will be exhibiting at Design and Decoration in Melbourne in July so I will be able to check their range out in person. It is always best to touch and feel a piece of furniture if you can, to get a sense of how you will feel when you use it so hopefully I can road test it for you!

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Finding a voice

By Helen Edwards

So this is a blog about interior decorating with a difference. Yet green decorating is not a new idea. Using second hand items is as old as time. Sustainable building practices and eco friendly green design have been around for a while.  Once you start looking you find the web is full of blogs, websites,…

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Hi there and welcome! My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I am a children's author represented by Debbie Golvan, of Golvan Arts Management.

I have a PhD in Psychology and am an award-winning health and eco blogger. 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 blog called Recycled Interiors, which later became the Sustainable Home Hub, and finally, merged here at my writing site. I am passionate about our beautiful Mother Earth and about inspiring action. In particular, I focus on living a gentle life, for our children's future.

I am currently working with my agent on getting my middle-grade story, The Heart of Scorpius, out into the world. Works in progress include middle-grade stories, The Forest Keepers, and Sailing The Spaces In-Between. I am also working on a picture book and my type 1 diabetes memoir.

I look forward to sharing stories with you. You can sign up here for my occasional news and shop for books and eco-products here.

Helen x

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