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Inspiration, Connection

and Storytelling

This beautiful Lifestyle Website and Magazine are for people living with chronic illness, disability, mental health conditions, and those who care for us.

Get Your Dose Of Inspiration 

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The smallest amount goes a long way

Donate today

Making a donation is a way of reaching out a helping hand.


By providing even a small donation, you can be part of an effort to provide assistance that continues to support our community through the sharing  of wonderful lived experience stories that inspire, entertain, and make a difference. 

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All donations will go to:

Chronically Inspired - Life.Beyond.Disability

ABN: 872 013 043 85 - Branch: ANZ

BSB: 016 338 - Account: 432 165 917 

Our entire team volunteer their time to compile and produce this beautiful lifestyle magazine made with so much love, just for you.


Hi, I'm Melissa

The year was 2020, which would become known as the year of the Pandemic.

A pivotal year for many of us, for many reasons.

From broken to re-building myself, this story starts a little late, after a very big chapter that preceded it. For many reasons that chapter had to be left behind so that a new one could be written. 

I hope my story, my work, my passion, continues to inspire and drive my vision to bring a little bit of happiness to the lives of others living with chronic illness, mental health conditions, or disabilities, and those who support us.

For more about my story click below on ''

Love and blessings always,

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Welcome to my Story

Melissa xx (Honeybee)

"Melissa is an innovative, inclusive and inspiring leader,

change-maker in the community sector, and a true warrior!"

- ConnectGroups CEO Antonella Segre, 2021 -


Behind Chronically Inspired...


Why I chose this work

I am passionate about improving the lives of people living with chronic illness, disability, and mental health conditions.  I want to help break down barriers, reduce isolation, promote inclusion, inspire and give a voice to people within our community who are often left in the shadows. 


My Intention

Chronically Inspired and the beautiful HoneyBee Lifestyle magazine and website share information helpful to people living with chronic illness, disability, and mental health conditions, and those who care for them.   Our team of Lived Experience writers and Patient Experts are committed to providing content that will inform, entertain, educate and showcase topics important to people in our community.


My Role

I am a Patient Expert and Lived Experience Professional.  I act as a storyteller, networker and consultant in the self-help, support group,

community services & mental health sectors. I am a disability advocate and mental health educator, influencer, change-maker and community Champion.

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Who Benefits   

Our Community

Support and Recovery

This lifestyle website and magazine are a great read for anyone in our community, but in particular those of us living with extra health challenges.  In Australia that is around 47.3% of us who live with one or more chronic conditions, and 1 in 5 Australians living with a disability.

Deserves a lifestyle website and magazine that makes them feel special, empowered and truly seen and heard.  The people within our community want to be valued for the unique human beings that they are, not identified as patients, or victims and pigeonholed by medical jargon. We need an innovative and creative space that represents who we are, as well as showing us what we can be. Chronically Inspired does this through its lifestyle magazine & website, community support group, eNews, online community presence, socials and networking.

Takes many forms and has multiple approaches.  Our approach is holistic, inclusive, offering both in-person and online, electronic, and hard copy showcasing the great work we are all doing in our community.  We are a non-medical organisation, backed by science and qualified contributors.



We offer a beautifully compiled seasonal lifestyle magazine featuring stories written by our team of lived-experience writers. The topics covered will particularly resonate and appeal to those of us living with chronic illness, disability and mental health conditions, and those who care for us. 


Our many feature stories offer inspiration, growth and a bit of fun too! The magazine is interactive and an enjoyable read for everyone. It is constantly evolving and growing to include many more areas of interest, along with the exciting lifestyle topics we all enjoy. 


Available in hard copy format, or via an online magazine reader, you can access all our issues of Honeybee magazine anytime. 


Courtesy of our generous sponsor Dependable Laundry Solutions and it's Managing Director Gaby Worthington, we are able to offer this beautiful magazine to you at no charge.  We do incur other expenses so if you would like to contribute towards them please click here.

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Connect to your community with the quarterly electronic edition of my Enewsletter - Honeybee Hive.


Stay up to date with all the latest chronic illness, mental health, and disability articles, as well as some great human interest and educational information, along with some real fun and an interactive variety of topics.

Explore the links provided to other great publications you can subscribe to, and enjoy the little extras that make this publication a happy little nugget to keep you in the loop without overwhelming you. 

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Sharing the Beautiful  Things

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Read our unique seasonal magazine focused on 'lived experience' writers stories and topics that matter to those living with chronic illness, disability, mental health conditions and those who care for and support us.

Join our community by not only subscribing to our lifestyle magazine and Enews, but by becoming a member of our social support group, ''The Tastebuds Club".    For those in Perth, come along to our in-person support group.  Enjoy our many interactive and energetic social media platforms on offer.

Enjoy our resources.!

Get interactive with us.

Find links, videos and support materials

to help you on your journey. 

Share in exciting giveaways,

competitions, and opportunities.

Discover the Honeypot today...


Gather Together at our Social Support Group

Join us at our bi-monthly support group luncheons.

A relaxed, comfortable atmosphere with good conversation and great food! 




All the Feels that make me Happy


As a Sponsor of Chronically Inspired we are very proud to support Founder Melissa Dumitru endeavours to provide an excellent resource for sufferers of chronic illness, disability, and mental health conditions.


The HoneyBee magazine would have to be one of the most helpful, informative magazines that absolutely inspires those with health challenges to live their best life.


Melissa speaks and informs from a lived experience ... a very powerful insight into individuals suffering chronic diseases.. a fantastic read for sufferers and their Partners, Friends, Supporters alike..


One day this fabulous magazine will be in all sorts of Medical Practitioners offices as a little Life Saver for those afflicted in so many ways..


Gaby Worthington - Proprietor 

Sponsor for 14 years



Let's Work Together

incredible & valued partners

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in the community and continue to offer

our resources at no charge.

Advertise with us: improve your exposure, grow your platform, offer products for review, competitions etc.  Grow your own brand by sharing with our many readers your products or services on offer. 

Need Support? Not sure where to start?

If you live in Western Australia we are fortunate enough to have this amazing Peak Body for all your Self Help & Support Groups needs.  Many of the non-profits, Charities and Community Groups are registered through CG and they have over 800 different support groups for you to pick from.  A warm, friendly and professional team await your call.

Click for more information or ring 08 9364 6909


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Proud Sponsors and Supporters of Chronically Inspired - Life.Beyond.Disability

This new website was proudly supported through the Give it Forward Grant awarded from ConnectGroups and sponsored through LotteryWest 2021-22.

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