A journey into mindfulness, wellness, and women's health with Dr. Shari-ann James. Exploring aspects of maternal mental health such as postpartum depression, anxiety, and infertility
Interview with Taromi Lourdes
In this episode, I chat with actor/director/film-maker Taromi Lourdes from Trinidad & Tobago, my home country! Taromi wrote, directed and stared in the film "Hush-a-Bye", a story about postpartum depression. We talk about her motivations for making this great film and shedding light on the postpartum depression.
024: Interview with Jennifer Summerfeldt
On this episode, I speak with Jennifer Summerfeldt. Jennifer holds an MA in counselling psychology and is a Certified Canadian Counsellor with over 17 years of experience in maternal health and psychology studies. Located in Edmonton, Canada, she uses her expertise and voice to help advance the dialogue on motherhood and healing. Her deep desire is to inspire women and mothers to discover lasting peace in their hearts.
For more info on Jennifer, visit her website at
023: Maternal mental health in immigrant populations with Dr. Kendra Flores-Carter
In this episode, I talk to Dr. Kendra Flores-Carter, the CEO of Caribbean Moms Network. Dr. Flores-Carter is a Prof. of Social Work and a researcher in the social and behavioral science field. She is an expert in maternal mental health and has dedicated her career to bringing awareness to issues affecting women and children.
Caribbean Moms Network
022: Infertility: Mind & Body. Interview with Helen Adrienne
In this episode, I talk with Helen Adrienne. She is the author of On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility. Helen is a licensed clinical social worker in general private practice since 1979, with a speciality in infertility. She uses her training in mind/body therapy and clinical hypnosis to provide powerful stress reduction strategies to individuals and couples.
021 Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder with Author Dyane Harwood
Hey everyone, in this episode I had a lively chat with Dyane Harwood, the author of "Birth of a New Brain. Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder".
Birth of a New Brain, is a gripping account of the awful juxtaposition of childbirth and the onset of bipolar illness. Check out her book and other resources in the links below.
020: Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders with Lisa Tremayne
In this episode, I chat with Lisa Tremayne. She is the founder and director for the Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders at Monmouth Medical Center in NJ. This Center is one of the few mother/baby programs for PMADs in the United States. Lisa also started the Bloom Foundation as a response to the extraordinary lack of maternal mental health resources, support and treatment available to pregnant and new moms.
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