Lesson of the Day from KP’s Garden

I lost more tomatoes than I harvested this morning. I saw them hanging on the vine but figured I had more time. Lesson learned: Tend to my crops better. Don’t put off a harvest because of an “I’ll do it later attitude.” If I do, I may lose more than I gain… Life works the…

Corona Survivor Chronicles, Our Story – Part 2

While my and my husband’s individual and collective biological experiences with COVID 19 were harrowing, nothing really prepared us for the psychological and spiritual difficulties we faced. When I say nothing, I mean nothing. I have been a psychotherapist for 20 years. We have been people of faith nearly our whole lives. We love God…

Monday Affirmation with KP

Life is too short to continue living an unfulfilled or stifling life. ❇️ Identify people, situations, and actual things that cause you stress, anxiety, confusion, (insert your negative emotions here); ❇️ Identify what emotions are keeping you bound (fear, obligation, insert negative emotions here); ❇️ Make a conscious decision to care for yourself in a…

Pruden Counseling Concepts, PLLC

Hello to my new followers and “What’s up?” to my established crew! I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Keischa Pruden, but most folks call me KP. I am a psychotherapist and I have a private practice, Pruden Counseling Concepts, PLLC. I have been a practicing therapist now for almost…

Monday Affirmation with KP

This week’s affirmation invites us to examine our lives and determine which connections no longer serve us, if they ever did. The next step involves an equally difficult task: disconnecting from those relationships. There are so many reasons people remain in dysfunctional relationships. It can seem impossible to undo what can be years of attachment.…

Special Needs Parent Appreciation Month

August is Special Needs Parent Appreciation Month. I would like to take this opportunity to shout out my hubby Paul Pruden Jr for being a great special needs parent. He’s not a perfect guy or a perfect parent. That’s not what this post is about. Team Pruden has had to contend with 2 issues, autism…

Unnecessary Fruit

Sometimes we need hard times to happen in our lives. We can be like a tree bent over with over ripe fruit; becoming overburdened with people, places, things and feelings that no longer serve us. Trials will clear out the unnecessary and clear the way for true growth. Don’t be afraid when your “tree” is…

Preparation is Key 🔑

On our autism journey, we have learned that preparation is a key component to success. I asked Aaron to do a little grocery shopping today. Over time, we have developed a game plan to help Aaron have successful community outings. In this instance, Aaron’s grocery shopping was successful because we were able to: ✅ Create…

Structure in an Autism Family

Upon first glance, this looks like any shelf you may see in any laundry room. But if you look closer, there is an order here that works for Team Pruden. Early on, we learned that in order for Aaron to live a more peaceful environment, life had to be predictable. I know, life has surprises.…