Living with psoriasis is a bit of a rollercoaster ride; it can be challenging from the start, it can slowly creep up on you when you think you are doing well and it can hit you full force without pre-warning (if you have ever had a strep-flare you know what I am talking about).
Community has the power to help you at every step. There are literally millions of us out here and some of us hang out online. There are lots of different communities out there, just like Goldilocks, you need to find the one that is the right fit for you.
Today I talk to Todd Bello, the founder of my favourite facebook community for psoriasis about the importance of finding your tribe- because finding people who ‘get you’ is a critical component to healing in my opinion. Even if you are lucky enough to have people that people that understand already in place, there will still be lots of ideas that you will find helpful in this episode.
Who is Todd Bello?
Todd Bello is the Founder/CEO of Overcoming Psoriasis. An online support group for caregivers and people who have psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. He was diagnosed with psoriasis at the age of 28, then later developed psoriatic arthritis. In the midst of his career and ambitions, his disease completely altered the course of his life. Todd was a successful businessman, a volunteer firefighter/EMT, soccer coach, and a letter carrier. In his spare time he was a full-time dad.
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One last thing!
In this episode we talk about The Sqeeky Wheel – This is currently in Draft 2 status and will be ready by the end of August hopefully. If you dont want to miss it then join up to my mailing list and you will get it as soon as it is released (or subscribe to the podcast and I will give a shout out). If you think you should be in it then send me a message via the contact form with your details and I will check you out 🙂