EP 12 – Mitch Cleary was coward punched (king hit) & suffered traumatic brain damage

On March 2nd, 2013, Mitch Cleary was punched twice outside an inner-city nightclub. He hit his head on the road. As doctors hurriedly removed a piece of his skull to ease his swelling brain, they gave him just a 5 percent chance of surviving. Mitch survived but is severely brain damaged, his family have remained […]

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.  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Real Heidi, Real People, Real Stories EP 4 – Clint & Jess an extraordinary couple with shit luck.

Clint & Jess are a couple from Perth that have had a shit tonne of bad luck. In 2013 Jess was diagnosed with a very rare disease called Neuromyitis Optica, she was told she would go blind or be paralysed or both over the next few years. Three years later, in September 2016, Clint her […]