Dread Change Rooms? Try These 3 Things

#1 Think about the ‘change room’ as a ‘possibility pod’ (SAY WHAA?!)… They ain’t called ‘change’ rooms for nothing. Instead of spending the rest of your life seeing change rooms as a place of dread (ain’t nobody got time for that)…how about referring to them as possibility pods (yes, I came up with that great […]

Manly Men Cry Too by Real Heidi

EIGHT people a day in Australia are dying from suicide, six of them are men. Sadly, all three of us on our radio show, “Heidi, Will & Woody” have been affected personally by male depression and suicide. So for the last few weeks, we have made it our mission to make a difference in our […]

Shedding shame by Real Heidi

I JUST got home from two weeks holiday, sorry but not sorry! I travelled north to Exmouth with my partner Griffo. We hired a van and left without a plan. All we knew was that we would drive as far as Exmouth so we could swim with whale sharks. I had to share this breakthrough […]

The Austen Girl – Imperfect Earlobes

https://theaustenblog.com/2017/06/23/imperfect-earlobes/ I was on social media earlier in the week, and found myself caught up in a discussion about ear-piercing. A mother was asking what the earliest age a child could be to get their ears pierced. This question came with a disclaimer – that she was not interested in any information regarding whether or […]

A Fierce Beholder

I had an ex boyfriend, who once told me that we shouldn’t be friends if it made things ‘harder for me’. I found this statement in itself quite an entertaining one; there was such an assumption that I would be the one, out of the two of us, who would somehow find the fact that […]

Take a Selfie, Fake a Lie

I was chatting to a close friend of mine today, and she mentioned to me that she was going through some mental health issues. I was genuinely surprised to hear this, as I see her gorgeous smiling face popping up regularly on my Facebook feed, always accompanied by an in-love-with-life caption. It makes me smile every […]

A Glorious Mess

Today I underwent my sixth round of ECT. Six general anaesthetics. Six seizures. Six times, with a prospective six more. I can’t remember things properly. My memories are scrambled; trying to put things in a timeline is like trying to think of a word that is on the tip of your tongue… You know it […]

Real Heidi, Real People, Real Stories EP 5 – Heidi & Kim opening up about their abortions.

EP 5 – This very raw episode is Heidi & Kim opening up about their abortions. I have sat on this episode for months, wondering whether or not to publish it? But the more I think about it, the more I feel its time. 12 years ago I had an abortion. I haven’t ever spoken […]

Today; A Day.

At the end of the day. There is You. There is Him. And you are alone in this. Today. Today is subjective. Someone, somewhere, was born today; and someone else became a mother. Someone lived today; and someone else died. Someone fell in love today; and someone else’s heart was broken. Someone healed; and someone […]