Mike Porath

@mike | staff
Hello. I’m the founder and CEO of The Mighty. Raising a daughter with a rare disease showed me the power of community. My family has relied on so many others to help us. We wanted to build a platform that brought together strangers who were on similar health journeys to help each other. By joining The Mighty, you’re helping us make that happen. Thank you. I hope you find this a safe and supportive place where you can connect with your people.
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Crushing it

<p>Crushing it</p>
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Crushing it

<p>Crushing it</p>
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Crushing it

<p>Crushing it</p>
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Kindness wins

<p>Kindness wins</p>
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Mighty moment

<p>Mighty moment</p>
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My new habit

I have a new habit that sends me to sleep feeling very good. I wish I would have started this years ago.

My daughter's day is mapped out in two hour blocks. In each period, I write down what problem behaviors she has had, their frequency and intensity. It's not my favorite part of her autism program, but an important one. It got me thinking: If I'm tracking her behaviors, shouldn't I be tracking mine -- how I'm trying to help her?

So these are the five questions I write answers to every night:
1. How did I show her love today?
2. How did I bring her joy today?
3. What did I teach her today?
4. How did I make her feel heard today?

I shared this with a new friend (I like making new friends!) and he suggested a fifth question, which is actually quite motivating:
5. How can I do a little bit better tomorrow?

I wish it hadn't taken me 15 years, now as a parent of four kids, to start doing this, but I think it's a habit that will stick. It just takes a few minutes and I like falling asleep with that last one lingering -- how can I do a little bit better tomorrow.
#Autism #Parenting #RareDisease #Dup15qSyndrome #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #MightyTogether

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My new habit

I have a new habit that sends me to sleep feeling very good. I wish I would have started this years ago.

My daughter's day is mapped out in two hour blocks. In each period, I write down what problem behaviors she has had, their frequency and intensity. It's not my favorite part of her autism program, but an important one. It got me thinking: If I'm tracking her behaviors, shouldn't I be tracking mine -- how I'm trying to help her?

So these are the five questions I write answers to every night:
1. How did I show her love today?
2. How did I bring her joy today?
3. What did I teach her today?
4. How did I make her feel heard today?

I shared this with a new friend (I like making new friends!) and he suggested a fifth question, which is actually quite motivating:
5. How can I do a little bit better tomorrow?

I wish it hadn't taken me 15 years, now as a parent of four kids, to start doing this, but I think it's a habit that will stick. It just takes a few minutes and I like falling asleep with that last one lingering -- how can I do a little bit better tomorrow.
#Autism #Parenting #RareDisease #Dup15qSyndrome #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #MightyTogether

16 people are talking about this
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My new habit

I have a new habit that sends me to sleep feeling very good. I wish I would have started this years ago.

My daughter's day is mapped out in two hour blocks. In each period, I write down what problem behaviors she has had, their frequency and intensity. It's not my favorite part of her autism program, but an important one. It got me thinking: If I'm tracking her behaviors, shouldn't I be tracking mine -- how I'm trying to help her?

So these are the five questions I write answers to every night:
1. How did I show her love today?
2. How did I bring her joy today?
3. What did I teach her today?
4. How did I make her feel heard today?

I shared this with a new friend (I like making new friends!) and he suggested a fifth question, which is actually quite motivating:
5. How can I do a little bit better tomorrow?

I wish it hadn't taken me 15 years, now as a parent of four kids, to start doing this, but I think it's a habit that will stick. It just takes a few minutes and I like falling asleep with that last one lingering -- how can I do a little bit better tomorrow.
#Autism #Parenting #RareDisease #Dup15qSyndrome #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #MightyTogether

16 people are talking about this
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My new habit

I have a new habit that sends me to sleep feeling very good. I wish I would have started this years ago.

My daughter's day is mapped out in two hour blocks. In each period, I write down what problem behaviors she has had, their frequency and intensity. It's not my favorite part of her autism program, but an important one. It got me thinking: If I'm tracking her behaviors, shouldn't I be tracking mine -- how I'm trying to help her?

So these are the five questions I write answers to every night:
1. How did I show her love today?
2. How did I bring her joy today?
3. What did I teach her today?
4. How did I make her feel heard today?

I shared this with a new friend (I like making new friends!) and he suggested a fifth question, which is actually quite motivating:
5. How can I do a little bit better tomorrow?

I wish it hadn't taken me 15 years, now as a parent of four kids, to start doing this, but I think it's a habit that will stick. It just takes a few minutes and I like falling asleep with that last one lingering -- how can I do a little bit better tomorrow.
#Autism #Parenting #RareDisease #Dup15qSyndrome #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #MightyTogether

16 people are talking about this
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My new habit

I have a new habit that sends me to sleep feeling very good. I wish I would have started this years ago.

My daughter's day is mapped out in two hour blocks. In each period, I write down what problem behaviors she has had, their frequency and intensity. It's not my favorite part of her autism program, but an important one. It got me thinking: If I'm tracking her behaviors, shouldn't I be tracking mine -- how I'm trying to help her?

So these are the five questions I write answers to every night:
1. How did I show her love today?
2. How did I bring her joy today?
3. What did I teach her today?
4. How did I make her feel heard today?

I shared this with a new friend (I like making new friends!) and he suggested a fifth question, which is actually quite motivating:
5. How can I do a little bit better tomorrow?

I wish it hadn't taken me 15 years, now as a parent of four kids, to start doing this, but I think it's a habit that will stick. It just takes a few minutes and I like falling asleep with that last one lingering -- how can I do a little bit better tomorrow.
#Autism #Parenting #RareDisease #Dup15qSyndrome #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #MightyTogether

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