Spectrum Life, Banking and Loosening the Apron Strings

Last month, Aaron discovered his bank card wasn’t working. I called his bank and was assured his new card would be mailed by the end of December. I forgot about this issue until earlier this week. Aaron came to me and told me his card hadn’t been delivered to our home. Again, I told him…

Autism, ADHD, and the African American Community

Oftentimes, in the African American community, we hear the words “Autism” and “ADHD” and immediately negative images come to mind. As a mental health professional and the mom of 2 amazing sons, one of whom has autism and the other has ADHD, part of my life’s work is to show there are other facets of…

Dr. Who, Autism and Aaron

Paul tried to prepare me for my oldest son, Aaron’s, Christmas gift. The only clue he would give me is, “You guys have had a conversation about it.” Christmas Day came. Every gift I received was beyond thoughtful; this was probably the best Christmas I have ever had. I saw Aaron looking Paul’s way. Then…

New Year, New You

Therapy can truly be an opportunity to leave your old life behind (your dysfunctional thought/behavior patterns) and embrace a new way of being (brand new positive thought patterns/behaviors that nurture your body, mind and spirit). I know you may be afraid to take that first step. I’ve been there myself. But trust me, once you…

Learn From the Pain

Pain never feels good. It doesn’t matter the origin; whether it’s biological, psychological, or spiritual, pain is pain. Often, distress becomes like an unwelcome companion in our daily walk. We become used to the hurt, the disappointment, the loneliness, the stress. It may seem like we exist only to FEEL waves of struggle. 2020 is…

Tuesday Convo With My Creator

As I was walking and praying this morning, I was asking My Creator to forgive me for not spending enough time with Him. I found myself thinking about it and asked forgiveness again. I heard this Word in my spirit and Little Keischa smiled. She knows Adult Keischa has a tendency to ruminate on mistakes…

Autism and Spiritual Awareness – KP Writes

Aaron and Me: Our Journey on the Spectrum, is a perfect way to explain autism to young children. Bryant’s brother, Aaron, has Aspergers, a form of autism. But autism doesn’t keep Aaron from being an awesome big brother. 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 Visit my link, bit.ly/aaronandme, to purchase your copy today! Looking for a peaceful way to start…

Ham Steaks and Independence- Life Inside A Spectrum Family

I walked by my kitchen sink Thursday morning and spotted the usual item lying within it: a frozen ham steak. I smiled and kept walking. A little later I went back and snapped a pic. While many may look at this piece of meat and see just that, a piece of delicious pork, I see…