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Demelza is the founder of this website and suffers from health conditions herself. As a result, she wanted to create a place where fellow sufferers could share ideas, tips, inspiration, fun, and more in a safe and friendly environment. Her hope is that this website is a small refuge in what can be a challenging life with chronic illness or disabilities. She is artistic and enjoys connecting with people. She is also passionate about God and biblical discipleship.

What kind of business can you start from home?

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If you read last week's post, you may be inspired to look into what kind of business you can do from home but you're unsure of what you could do. If that's you, then I encourage you to watch this video and check out the list below... (and let me know in the comments if you have other ideas too!)

Get rid of a difficult work situation once and for all

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Trying to hold down a job when you have a chronic illness is tough. Employers often don't understand the special needs and considerations a person with a chronic illness has and fellow colleagues can be less than sympathetic. So, not only do you struggle with the illness itself, but you also face the added demands and pressures in your job which can make the illness worse. It's such a tough situation because, very often, there is no choice but to work. You need the income!

The 5 heart-breaking dangers of hiding behind a mask & how to fix them

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It's that time of year when all the masks and costumes come out of the closet and onto the street. Children and their parents take advantage of the opportunity to dress up and pretend to be someone they're not. Some imagine themselves as super heroes, others as princesses and others, well...

Do you ‘toilet’ the right way? Here’s how you should do it…

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You're sitting on your throne and the time ticks by with no movement going on 'below'. It's the same story you've experienced many times and you feel uncomfortable the more days that pass while your poop doesn't! If this sounds familiar to you, you're not alone. The way we sit on toilets in the western world may actually be why so many suffer from constipation, IBS, and other similar issues.

What everyone should know about the differences between chronic illness & disability

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It’s much easier to look at someone who has an obvious disability and imagine how hard life is for them to manage without being able to see, hear, walk, use their arms, etc. There are massive adaptations that are required for these people to function 'normally' and it takes much more effort than it does the healthy individual. While chronic illness is often less visible, it can sometimes be more disabling in the sense of what the person can accomplish.

How to get through bad pain days… even if it seems impossible!

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Pain is a constant companion for many with chronic illness and disability. Sometimes it's in the background and you learn to live with it and get on with what you can do despite the pain. Other times it can be torture and you don't know where to put yourself. On those days when you don't know where to put yourself because of the pain or you're just plain fed up with the ongoing nature of your pain, it's important to remember where you can find peace and comfort.

Here’s the perfect solution if you don’t want to be held back

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While others may not understand what it is you go through each day to accomplish activities that they take for granted, an "I can" attitude will lift your spirits and enable you to do way more than you would if you stick with an “I can’t” attitude.

How to increase the likelihood of a dependable treatment being found for your condition

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Wouldn't it be great if the general public had a better understanding of what you deal with on a daily basis as well as the medical profession being able to provide the best treatment possible rather than finding yourself falling through the cracks because they don't know much themselves?