Stuff I've written...

Returning to Sydney  in 2001 after living in Los Angeles for two years where I first began writing professionally, I embarked on a career as a freelance writer. I wrote articles and sent them into magazines in the hope they would publish them (and pay me for it). Some were accepted, other were not. I kept writing regardless.

In 2006, I wrote an article titled, 'The Other F Word: How the failure can be the key to your success' based on my extensive experience with failure. I submitted it to Nature & Health, one of Australia's leading health and wellbeing magazines. The editor called me to say that the article wasn't quite right for the magazine's readership but there was another opportunity that had become available. She asked if I would like to be a regular columnist for the magazine. I would be required to write 600 words on any inspirational topic I liked on a bi-monthly basis for which I would be paid. 'Do you think this is something you might be interested in?' the editor asked. 'Um, let me think about that for a moment. YES!!!' 

For the next seven years I had the pleasure of writing the introduction column for each edition of the magazine called 'Be Inspired'. Within this time I also contributed other articles on the topics of health and wellbeing and had the privilege of interviewing some very inspiring people such as Anita Moorjani, Stephanie Dowric and many others. It really was a writer's dream job. 

The following is a collection of some of my columns, articles and interviews from that time writing for Nature & Health. I've also included the original article, 'The Other F Word: How Failure can be the Key to Your Success' because sometimes failure really is the key to your success.

Thanks for reading and keep failing! 

Hedley