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Demelza Marie

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.

29 essential tips to avoid regret

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You know that feeling when you watch healthy people getting on with life, taking their health for granted, and your mind wonders back to those days when you were healthier, able to do more, and taking your own health for granted? A tinge of regret creeps into your thoughts and you wish you could have let yourself know to make the most of your health before it was taken away.

10 quick tips to cope with an important event

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If you're looking to attend, or be part of, a wedding or another special event that requires a lot of energy and time doing activities and being social, then following are a few ideas/suggestions you might want to consider so that you can make the most of the event and feel as well as possible.

An honest look at what it’s like to live with an undiagnosed illness

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Living with an undiagnosed illness is extremely hard – for those with the illness and for those living with the person who has the illness. We like ‘labels’. Labels give us a category and help shape our understanding of a subject. Although being unwell is not something anyone would want, at least a label gives an understanding of what to expect, how to deal with the challenges and how to treat the problem - if there is a treatment.

Depressed? Help fight depression using these techniques

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Depression is probably one of the worst symptoms a person can experience because it colours everything with a negative tone so that you have a hard time seeing what is good.  Without depression, you can be creative in coming up with alternative solutions to problems and you have the drive to do so  because you can see the good that will come out of it.

How to motivate Christians to stop caring too much

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One of the side-effects of a sick person who has many caring friends is unsolicited advice that comes from those who do love the sick person. There can be times when they don’t realise the burden their advice places on the hurting person.

Do you have a chronic illness? Looking for support?

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When launching a new website, the question comes to mind - where do I start?! After tossing around a few ideas, I figured the best place to start really is at the beginning and to use this first post as an opportunity to share with you what you can expect from this site. So read on as I'm interviewed about Health Warriors and what you can look forward to in the days ahead...