Corona Survivor Chronicles, Our Story – Part 2

While my and my husband’s individual and collective biological experiences with COVID 19 were harrowing, nothing really prepared us for the psychological and spiritual difficulties we faced. When I say nothing, I mean nothing. I have been a psychotherapist for 20 years. We have been people of faith nearly our whole lives. We love God…

Autism, ADHD, and Us

The other day, my youngest son, Bryant, and I were talking. Out of the blue, he asked me, “Ma, did you ever think you would ever have 2 neurodiverse kids?” Neurodiverse is defined as a “ variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, and other mental functions.” My oldest son, Aaron, has Aspergers,…

Monday Affirmation with KP

Life is too short to continue living an unfulfilled or stifling life. ❇️ Identify people, situations, and actual things that cause you stress, anxiety, confusion, (insert your negative emotions here); ❇️ Identify what emotions are keeping you bound (fear, obligation, insert negative emotions here); ❇️ Make a conscious decision to care for yourself in a…

Corona Survivor Chronicles – Our Story, by KP

Before I share our experiences, I would like to preface everything by saying this was not an easy thing to do. Talking about having Coronavirus still feels taboo. But I knew it would be cathartic for me. I spoke with my hubby Paul about my desire. He would be included in my writings: he had…

My Hair Journey and Alopecia

How did I get from an adequate amount of hair all over my head to absolutely no hair on top and thinning hair around the sides? I’ve never had what old folks called a “head full of hair.” My hair can beat be described as soft and short. But, I had hair all over my…

IEP Whisperer

Are you a parent, teacher, mental health professional or other interested party who feels anxious when you hear the term “IEP”? Would you benefit from someone sharing IEP wisdom or reviewing your child’s/client’s/student’s IEP? Trust me. I understand your angst. As the mom of a son on the autism spectrum, IEP/IEP meetings were not my…

Pruden Counseling Concepts, PLLC

Hello to my new followers and “What’s up?” to my established crew! I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Keischa Pruden, but most folks call me KP. I am a psychotherapist and I have a private practice, Pruden Counseling Concepts, PLLC. I have been a practicing therapist now for almost…

Coronavirus Survivor

“Every intake of breath was loud and felt like I was being stabbed in the throat. I prayed every night, “Lord, please let me wake up in the morning.” I am writing a series of blog posts sharing Team Pruden’s experiences with COVID-19, detailing our biopsychosocial/spiritual struggles. My first blog will be available right here,…

Complete Rest Is Complete Faith

I pushed myself a little further and did 3 miles today. While walking and praying, I heard clear as day, “Remember, complete rest is complete faith.” My prayer is for an obedient spirit to enter into complete rest. OAN: September is a new month so I’m setting new goals. I’m being gentle with myself but…