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…

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…

Monday Affirmation with KP

Often, our Pride will keep us from saying those 3 simple words, “I am sorry.” Pride definitely keeps us from going further and saying, “What can I do to rectify the situation?” You know what I am going to say next…. it’s time for self reflection. Is it hard for you to say “I’m sorry?”…

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…

PS5, Autism, and Teamwork

Most young folks love video games. But being isolated or less social because of COVID 19 has intensified the love and desire to play them. Aaron is no different. When he was laid off earlier this year, we were concerned as a family he would be isolated and as a result, experience emotional issues. The…

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…

Asking For Help

This event previously scheduled for July 24 has been rescheduled for July 31. Mark your calendars and join me for an important conversation! During my live, we will learn: ✅ 3 reasons why we find it hard to ask for help:✅ 3 consequences of trying to “do life” alone:✅ 3 strategies to help us ask…