March 11, 2018

On March 8th the world celebrates and advocates for the equal rights and freedom for all girls and women. We celebrate the importance of women, their accomplishments, their role as mothers, daughters, leaders, doctors, stay-at-home-moms, single women, married women, ch...

February 12, 2018

Having two young kids I have been to my share of kiddie birthday parties. Some are for the kids of my close friends while other invites come from my kids’ classmates. Whenever we gathered with our close friends to celebrate the birthdays of their lovely kids, my spouse...

February 7, 2018

In a world where women feel an expectation to share with the world news of their pregnancy, they sometimes unexpectedly subject themselves to the psychological stresses of social media. The desire to post the perfect shot, counting the number of likes, seeing who did o...

January 20, 2018

Mom takes kids to the store with backpack in tow filled with water bottles, snacks, and toys. Kids start whining.

-1 pt (this mom needs to try harder)

Dad walks into store, arms swinging freely, with kids still in PJs.

+3 pts (this dad is devoting precious time to be with...

October 31, 2017

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Pregnancy loss

(miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss) is a frequent complication of

pregnancy. An estimated 20-25% of known pregnancies do not result in

a live healthy birth.

Many women suffer in silence. They need the...

September 27, 2017

September is back to school season. For many it signals the transition from summer vacation and camps to another grade level in school. For a few it is less a transition and more a new beginning. I think of all the changes in our family over the last five years, and wo...

August 3, 2017

Only when we stop for a moment in our forward march of human progress and turn our gaze to the past, do we truly appreciate how far we have come as a society. In that retrospective, we can usually pinpoint the seminal moments that signal the leaps in progress that prop...

As we celebrate Mothers Day and wrap the notion of motherhood in flowers, chocolates and trinkets of appreciation and love, let us all take time to reflect on the emotional needs and support for mothers in all stages of motherhood, as well as those mothers who never go...

March 29, 2017

A mother has just given birth and is getting ready to leave the hospital with her newborn baby. Since giving birth, nursing has been difficult. The mother’s milk has not come in as yet and her baby is having trouble urinating. She is becoming dehydrated. On the day of...

January 5, 2017

As we begin a new year, it can be a time of reflection and frantic goal setting. We reflect on the year that has come to an end, our accomplishments and our shortcomings, the things we gained and the things (or those) we lost. The proverbial ink has dried on the journa...

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Shari-ann H. James, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

734 Irma Ave | Orlando | Florida 32803

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