Hello. My Name is Keischa. I Am A Therapist. I Have COVID Brain.

Late last summer, my husband, Paul, and I contracted COVID-19. Those days were quite the experience, to say the least. There were periods of time where we felt so bad, we knew would surely die. Thankfully, we recovered and went about our lives as normally as we could, with limitations. Before COVID, I had developed…

Tuesday Convo With My Creator

Oftentimes, when we think of success or promotion, we think of the positive aspects of our lives that contributed to our elevation. The truth (at least in my case) was made clear as I was praying the other morning. My Creator reminded me that trials, obstacles, and not so pleasant times can often be the…

Winter Season and Marigolds

So I wanted to offer some encouragement to those of us in a “winter” period of our lives: plans, hopes, dreams, health - nothing seems to be going as planned. We may be feeling tired, hopeless, and unsure what to do next. But you know what? We’ve been here before, just like these marigold seeds.…

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…

It’s Okay Not To Be Ok

I am exhausted. I am tired. I am weary. I am struggling. These words are hard to write, hard to see on my phone screen, hard to experience. These words are also liberating, comforting, and exhilarating. They are my words, so let me explain. 2020 came in like a flood. Our family experienced a significant…

Confessions of a Mom of an Adult With Autism

A couple of weeks ago, I went shopping with one of my best friends. We have known each other for at least 30 years. We were college roommates our entire time in school. We got married days apart and had our first sons only months apart. My friend Tamala and I, as adults (top) and…

Monday Affirmation with KP

This affirmation is for those whom have found themselves “playing small”, “playing dumb”, or otherwise shrinking themselves in order to please a person or group of people. The right “circle”, “front row folks”, support system, etc., will encourage your greatness, remind you of how awesome you are when you doubt yourself, and keep you covered…

What’s Keeping You Grounded?

I have been asked a few times, “KP, how are staying sane (happy, straight, calm, making it, etc.) through these trying times. My answer is simple and not simple at the same time: 1) I’m reading the Word more, along with other inspirational works. They remind me to trust my Creator and leave all my…