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 […]

What Do Chocolate Cake & My Ex Boyfriend Have in Common?

So I know what you’re thinking, here’s another new age 20 something who thinks she’s the new Carrie Bradshaw come to tell us about her whiny life choices and fashion. WRONG and for 3 reasons; Carrie Bradshaw rebounds from relationships faster than I can eat a family serving of sushi, and trust me when I […]

Why Do I Have to Wait for Prince Charming?

So this might be somewhat controversial because society, also known as my nosy, overbearing insanely loving and supportive family, tells me frequently this isn’t something I should even be thinking about as a 20-something single girl but it’s something that has taken up a lot of my brain power, which if I’m honest I haven’t […]

EP 9 Real Heidi, Real People, Real Stories – Kate had a psychotic episode after listening to a meditation C.D.

Kate had a year-long psychotic episode after listening to a meditation C.D. in her 20’s. She had previously suffered from depression, anxiety, social phobia, and anorexia. Kate is now medicated for schizophrenia, today she lives life to the full like anyone else & dedicates her time mentoring others & working in mental health.  

The Austen Girl – Beautiful. Brilliant. Crazy.

When I asked my husband to describe me in three words… That was his response. Beautiful. Brilliant. Crazy. I think mental health awareness is often focused so heavily on the sufferer, that the people around them, the ones who are watching someone they love fall to pieces… they get somewhat bypassed in the chaos. They are the […]

I HAD AN ABORTION WHEN I WAS 21 – REAL HEIDI

A FEW months back a beautiful woman by the name of Kim Bunney sent me a message and asked if she could share her story on my podcast, “Real Heidi, Real People, Real Stories” about her abortion. She had been suffering from post traumatic stress disorder for years after she had one and she had […]

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 […]

Real Heidi, Real People, Real Stories EP 7 – One of Perth’s most popular Dominatrix spills all of her secrets!

This is by far my FAV & JUICIEST podcast YET! My jaw was on the floor the entire time I spoke with “Sienna” – her life is mind blowing! After the chat, I was informed that ALL the info Sienna shared was “G” rated…ha ha I must’ve been living a sheltered SEX life! It’s juicy…it’s […]

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 […]