“Wherever I Go, Aaron Goes”

My sons Bryant (driver) and Aaron. My youngest son, Bryant, just got his driver’s license a few months ago. Without hesitation, my oldest son, Aaron jumps right on the passenger side and rides with Bryant wherever he goes. This warms for my heart for so many reasons. My children (young men, I know) are both…

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.…

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…

Therapy With “Auntie KP”

Many of us did not have healthy relationships modeled for us as children. Now, as adults, we’re experiencing biopsychosocialspiritual distress because of the dysfunctional relationships we’re choosing to engage in. Therapy with “Auntie KP” will help you: ✅ Identity negative thought patterns and their origins;✅ Replace those negative thoughts with positive thoughts;✅ Heal the inner…

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…

My Wellness Journey – Progress Report

ain’t gone lie: I was a bit nervous today before my doc appointment. I have NOT been the most obedient when it comes to my wellness journey. The last 2 weeks have been quite the party 🎉. Nonetheless, I marched into my doctors office, took off my coat, shoes and almost took my bandana off…

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…