KP’s Tuesday Truth

Lies are insidious. They slither around from person to person, affecting emotions, relationships, and important decisions, wrecking havoc wherever they go. Fortunately, lies are often exposed. Unfortunately, damage has often occurred, leaving its victims to restore what has been lost. Living an authentic life requires the difficult task of embracing life in it’s entirety, good…

KP’s Garden and Mental Health Awareness

Another “KP’s Garden 2.0” project in the can! Today, I planted marigolds, petunias, dahlias, along with gladiolus bulbs, dahlia bulbs, and elephant ear bulbs.Gardening brings so much joy in my life. It’s an activity I have come to see as therapeutic and necessary for my mental wellness. What are some activities you engage in that…

Sunday Space

So…. I didn’t complete my gardening project yesterday….or my planning….. My Sunday space is full today: gardening, panning, a bath for Kane, a bit of laundry, and Sunday dinner. But you know what? I am happy with it. I am not overwhelmed and excited to get into some flowers. What’s filling your Sunday Space? Whatever…

Monday Devotion With KP

Join me Monday mornings as I read entries from my devotional, Walking With Moo and Other Adventures of Faith. We all need some encouragement during this time, why not encourage each other? Don’t have your copy? Visit either link to purchase your book and read along with me. See you Monday morning! http://www.kpsworld.org/kp-the-author/ (autographed copies)www.amazon.com/author/keischapruden

Celebrating Autism Awareness Through Children’s Literature

Thank you Wanda Roberts for allowing me to read my book Aaron and Me: Our Journey on the Spectrum, in her Writer’s Rock! Reader’s Group. If you have little ones and need an age appropriate way to explain autism, consider purchasing my book. It not only teaches what autism is, but also teaches young people…

Gardening is My Therapy

If you’re able to, try planting flowers as a new hobby or coping skill to deal with anxious/depressive thoughts. How can gardening help?  ❇️ Increased physical activity during gardening helps improve your overall mood;  ❇️ Gardening helps take your mind off of your issues and helps you focus on creating something beautiful;  ❇️Improves your confidence…

Autism Awareness Month FB Live Event

FB Live makes me nervous, but here I go! I will be reading my children’s book this Thursday. Join me in Writers Rock! Readers group as I read Aaron and Me: Our Journey on the Spectrum. Your children can learn about autism, brotherhood, and unconditional love ❤️💙. Thank you Wanda Roberts for this opportunity!

Support for Autism Families

April is Autism Awareness Month. In light of recent events, I felt it best to raise awareness by offering suggestions on how to offer support to autism families, not just during times of crisis, but on a day to day basis. Feel free to share and offer support!💙❤️💙❤️ 1) Communicate: reach out to a spectrum…

Let’s Talk About Autism

I had an awesome time discussing autism with fellow mental health colleague Shevon Jones of The Mental Health Collective. Her podcast, The Helpers Tribe, helps shed a positive light on mental health and it’s Helpers https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tribe-of-helpers-podcast/id1495479856?i=1000469230618

Aaron Pays A Bill!

Last Friday, Aaron got a true taste of adulthood: he paid his very first bill! Aaron has been working for 6 months now. Although this is not his first job, this job is significant because he is maturing and learning more independent living skills, like paying bills. If possible, persons on the autism spectrum should…