Belinda Tobin


I have spent the last twenty years helping shape the governance, strategy and performance systems for organisations worldwide. I did this through roles as a management consultant and manager in state government agencies. At the same time, though, I struggled with the pace, complexity and competing demands of this modern life. I learnt the brutal consequences of disconnecting from the spirit, succumbing to alcoholism and battling this for decades. Through a gruelling process of scientific and spiritual research and a dedication to self-compassion, I have found a way back to reconnect with the spirit, and it has to lead me to a new career as a writer.

After years focused on business writing, I began expanding my skills as a ghost-writer. In this capacity, I have written ten non-fiction books covering body image, diet, mental models, neuroplasticity, entrepreneurship and habits.

After all of this practice, I am now compelled to use my skills to advance my passions and ideas.

My first book, The Addiction Healing Pathway, solves the problem of addiction and creates a guide for others struggling with addiction to substances or activities, their carers and treatment professionals. My blog, The Third Edge, investigates the dichotomies we experience in business and personal lives. It challenges us to find a third way. My next book (currently in progress) explores the beliefs and assumptions about monogamy and challenges the reader to build deeper and more honest personal relationships.

And there is much more to come as I learn how to let my true spirit shine in this world!

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have one simple inspiration - the teacup and kettle I have prepared the night before. With two kids and three dogs, a full-time job and a writing side-gig, my days are pretty full. But I know if I honour that first cup of tea, everything else will take care of itself. Spending those first few precious moments in stillness, listening to the birds sing, and enjoying the warmth of the tea is all the inspiration I need to make each day count.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have lots of wonderful pastimes that help me take a break from writing, clear my head and provide energy and inspiration. My favourite would have to be playing in the pool with my kids. I am a demon at water volleyball! For more peaceful and inner connection I enjoy hiking, yoga and reading.
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Where to find Belinda Tobin online


The Addiction Healing Pathway
This series presents a transformational approach to healing addiction. It combines modern neuroscience with ancient wisdom to present a clear path of understanding the cause of addiction, and the path to true healing. From text versions full of compassion and wisdom, to a clear and concise illustrated version, these books are essential supports for those battling addiction, and those caring for them.
The 3rd Edge
A series of essays on current topics including politics, public policy, leadership and organizational culture.


The Moral Dilemma of Monogamy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,630. Language: Australian English. Published: May 6, 2023. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Marriage
Monogamy is not natural. But it is normal. Can you feel the tension rising?
The Addiction Healing Pathway
Series: The Addiction Healing Pathway. Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 90,660. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction & recovery
There is a path to heal from addiction and a light to guide your way. This book provides the path and it reconnects you with the light inside that has been there all along. Based upon ancient wisdom, modern neuroscience, psychology and personal experience, the Addiction Healing Pathway provides a recovery roadmap. It heals body, mind, emotions and spirit and empowers you to live your best life.
The 3rd Edge - Essays on Leadership and Culture
Series: The 3rd Edge. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,540. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2022. Categories: Essay » Business
A collection of essays focusing on the challenges of politics and public policy. Curated from articles published on The 3rd Edge by Belinda Tobin.
The 3rd Edge - Essays On Politics and Policy
Series: The 3rd Edge. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,150. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2022. Categories: Essay » Political
A collection of essays focusing on the challenges of politics and public policy. Curated from articles published on The 3rd Edge by Belinda Tobin.