I have a love/hate relationship with the digital world. But, I have learned that if we use it as a tool to serve the advancement of "good," then it can be truly revolutionary - its power and possibility in this regard is really completely untapped. And one those possibilities is creating partnerships with amazing people in the world, with whom I may never have had a chance just as a un-digital pedestrian to connect. Katie Cleary is such a person. Creator of AutoimmuneMom.com, she is providing an invaluable service to mommas wading through the often darkly lit world of autoimmune diagnosis and treatment. I wish I had known her 12 years ago. Please please share her work with those you love and those who need her service. THANK YOU KATIE.
I work in brand strategy consulting and am also founder of AutoimmuneMom.com, an online website and Facebook/Twitter communities for moms living with autoimmune conditions themselves and/or their kids. I myself have three autoimmune conditions which onset after my kids were born. I live in Austin, Texas with my family and mini labradoodle dog. In my spare time, I love to play with my kids, read, run and hike.
What makes you, Katie, feel strong?
I feel strong when I stay calm in the midst of a crazy kid morning and get everyone off to school in smiles. I feel strong when I run on the trail, even if I am suuuuuuper slow (I still count it as running!). I feel strong knowing I feel good even though I'm living with a chronic condition. And I feel strong when I give love to my friends and family and get it back tenfold.