Real Heidi, Real People, Real Stories EP 11 – Rose opens up about being sexually abused as a child.

Rose was abused by a family member when she was just three and a half years old until she was eight. A 51 years old she has decided to tell her story. Rose opens up about living with this dark past and how it has affected her life. Today she is a Psychic and runs […]

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 […]

Real Heidi, Real People, Real Stories EP 8 – Imagine being born in the wrong body? A Transgender man & woman explain…

Nick was born a woman and Cherie was born a man, both have transitioned over the last few years to live life as the opposite sex to which they were born. This chat is truly fascinating & by far the most interesting one I have ever had. I can’t even imagine what it would feel […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Another BLOG by The Austen Girl – A Deafening Silence

I am currently sitting on my hospital bed, listening to the sounds of my neighbour have a dangerously heated argument. I could not tell you who she is arguing with. I have not seen them. To me, they are not real. I can only begin to imagine how completely frightening it would be, for this monster inside my […]

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 […]