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Dear Family, is a love letter to our complicated families and achieving mental wellness meant to stop us from writing ourselves and our loved ones off. Join Rachel Steinman- a writer, educator, and mental health advocate, along with her inspirational guests to find community, healing, understanding, and compassion. Feel like you're eavesdropping on an intimate and raw conversation between close family members or best friends, who we all know is your chosen family anyway. Besides practical ad ...
 
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Yasmin Irfani is a Pakistani-Muslim-American woman who is passionate about speaking up about mental health awareness in her community. Growing up, she was told she was too emotional and sensitive which led her to believe she was broken. After all, South Asian girls like her did not speak up or express their emotions. Whether directly or indirectly …
 
Apply for Subconscious Self Mastery - my six-month-long group mentorship program beginning 10/25/20. Rob Starbuck is a Breathwork Facilitator and Artist based in Los Angeles, CA. Rob brings a unique and powerful energy to creating transformative breathwork journeys ranging in size from 10 - 300+ people in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, …
 
This week’s episode is with my dear friend and law school classmate, William Igbokwe. William is both an attorney and a performer in Portland, Oregon. He views his career in law as just a piece of the larger part of his life’s work as an advocate. In this interview, we discuss a wide range of issues (hence the lengthy title!) primarily related to t…
 
Jason Schneidman grew up on the beaches of Southern California surfing and seeking the fun, care-free lifestyle it offered. His partying continued into his thirties until his life unraveled completely when he found himself homeless and addicted to crack cocaine. Sixteen years ago, he knew he had to do something otherwise he’d end up in jail or dead…
 
Lisa Klein grew up in Michigan. When she was in college she got a call to come home because she was told her dad died from heart failure. Months later, her brother would take his life in the car in the garage and die by suicide which eventually she’d find out was the same way her dad and her grandmother had also died. She learned from her mother to…
 
John Lehr is a comedic performer, writer, and producer who works in television, film, and theater. He grew up in Kansas and made his way to Chicago for college. He began to substitute teach while moonlighting as an improvisational comic all the while abusing drugs and alcohol. He made his way to Los Angeles and got roles on TV shows like Friends an…
 
Apply for Subconscious Self Mastery - my six-month-long group mentorship program beginning 10/25/20. This week's episode is with a dear mentor and friend, Alexandra Roxo. Alexandra is an artist, writer, storyteller, and mentor and teacher for women. Her career has traversed genres, but always with a through-line of exploration of the female body an…
 
X. ARI is a singer-songwriter-artist and mental health advocate from Toronto currently living in Los Angeles. X. ARI comes from a family who has substance abuse and mental health issues. She herself has dealt with anxiety, depression, PTSD from psychosis, insomnia, sleep paralysis (a very interesting disorder which she will explain in this episode)…
 
Adam Frankel’s maternal grandparents survived the Holocaust and built new lives, with new names, in Connecticut. Although they tried to leave the horrors of their past behind, the pain they suffered crossed generational lines- a fact most apparent in the mental health of Adam’s mother. When Adam sat down with her to examine their family history in …
 
Terri Cheney was a successful entertainment lawyer who represented some of the biggest names in the business, like Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones. All the while, she hid her mental illness and the slash marks on her wrist from a suicide attempt. She bravely started writing about her experience living with bipolar disorder after several horrific s…
 
Dani Shapiro is a national treasure and to anyone who loves memoir, she reigns supreme. Dani has a way with words and a way of moving you to stop everything and consider what it is that makes you who you are. I can honestly say she has been a guiding light for me when it comes to writing and podcasting. Her writing, whether fiction or nonfiction, e…
 
Oona Hanson is a parent coach who has been in education for over twenty years and supports parents of teens and tweens going through the rough stuff and challenges of life after her child dealt with an eating disorder. Passionate about helping parents raise kids who have a healthy relationship with food and their body, Oona writes and gives talks o…
 
Priscilla Molina is the voice of a new and diverse generation, someone we all need to pay attention to. Growing up, she frequently went to work with her parents who immigrated from Guatemala, doing homework while her mom cleaned houses or her father fixed someone’s leaky pipes. While some may have seen her parents as laborers, she saw leaders, insp…
 
Parenting is a 24-hour gig you don’t get paid for but at least it’s priceless!!! This solo-podcast is sure to boost your happiness and create a more blissful family life. We discuss things like: *Putting yourself first and being selfish *Being an open-book role model *Letting your kids be a little bit naughty *Discussing sad and tragic stories *Enc…
 
Tracy Hargen is a born and bred Southern girl. Even though she did a stint in New York and New Jersey after meeting her Yankee husband, she currently lives in Georgia. She finds it hilarious when her gigantic Harlequin Great Dane and her tiny black and white Chinese Crested run through her office when she’s on an important client call. Tracy has wo…
 
Today we have three generations of one amazing family, Barbara Bruner, a mother and grandmother, Dedan Bruner, a father and son, and Ella Bruner, a daughter and granddaughter. The Bruner’s are here today to discuss healthy single parenting and co-parenting and to dispel any myths about Black parenting while shining a light on the power and positivi…
 
Imagine eavesdropping on a mother and daughter’s most intimate, honest, and raw therapy session where they hash out the past and share family secrets in hopes of coming to a life-changing understanding. Also, imagine laughing at some truly wild and unbelievable stories. Imagine no further because this 50th Dear Family, podcast episode is all of tha…
 
Janice Hayes Kyser is a biracial woman who grew up with a front-row view of race relations. Born to a Black Alabaman father and to a White British mother, she saw firsthand how her mother’s White allyship educated others in the 60s and how her father was not treated as an equal in both the air force and in life in general. Janice adopted a Black so…
 
“Mama!” we heard George Floyd call to a woman who died two years earlier, a sacred invocation, like a prayer invoking God’s presence because mothers are our first protectors. When George called for his Mama, he called on me too. After our newborn wails after inhaling its first breath, we exhale with relief. We instantly begin to consider their safe…
 
Gregg Garfield is the owner of CardConnect E.V. and Chip In, a credit card processing company. His girlfriend, Anneliese Johnson (AJ) is a mother of two teenage daughters and a wealth manager. Gregg and AJ heartedly support the peaceful protests for Black Lives Matter, but they’re concerned about the spread of coronavirus as large groups stand elbo…
 
Pirie Jones Grossman was born and raised in South Texas. She grew up with a bipolar and schizophrenic mother who struggled with drugs and alcohol. When Pirie was just five years old, her mother put a gun to her head and was later institutionalized. Pirie developed a depth of self-loathing and a need to be loved that would follow her into multiple m…
 
Under state law, teenagers aren’t legally old enough to have sex, but that didn’t stop three teens, Luca Wheeler, Charlotte Sedaka, and Jed Siegel from forming a condom company and consent initiative called Condom With a Conversation. This amazing trio sourced a 100% FDA-approved condom and designed a package that includes questions encouraging a c…
 
Wally Lamb is the author of not one, but six New York Times best-selling novels that speak to generations of readers who recognize their own struggles within his characters. He was twice selected for Oprah’s Book Club with She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, a current HBO limited series starring Mark Ruffalo as identical twin brothers, …
 
Elsa Mora is an artist and curator born and raised in Cuba. In her culture, mental illness is not a secret and she would know because she grew up surrounded by family members who had bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, autism, and alcoholism. Elsa moved to Los Angeles to pursue art in 2001 and then to Upstate New York with her husband and two child…
 
ROBERT KOLKER’s book Hidden Valley Road is currently Oprah’s Book Club pick and already at the top of the New York Times Best Seller’s list. He’s also the bestselling author of Lost Girls, now a Netflix movie and named one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books and one of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Books of 2013. As a journalist, his work has app…
 
Dr. Sam Fink is an internal medicine specialist in private practice in Tarzana, California. He’s currently treating patients with coronavirus and has been on the frontline of educating the public on COVID-19 on KTLA, CNN, FOX, and more. Dr. Fink’s daughter, Sarrica Fink is a registered nurse who practiced at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in LA. She’s …
 
Because this episode is about owning our failures, I'm celebrating my 40th Dear Family, podcast episode, something a year ago I thought impossible. We'll discuss why #40 is meaningful in history, science, religion, & pop culture & why you should fail and fail often. Let's look at our failures the way the Japanese look at broken pottery. In Kintsugi…
 
Dwana White is dangerously provocative, loves dinner parties, is a fan of the dialectic, and is a professional funny girl who believes in the mind-body connection. She’s here today to discuss systemic racism, white privilege, and how in the black community, mental health is not always discussed because of stigma. Dwana grew up in Austin and San Ant…
 
Jen Gotch is co-founder and chief creative officer of the multi-million dollar business ban.do. The brand’s goal is to make you feel better with their bright, optimistic products. Her 250K Instagram followers love her mental health advocacy as she bears her heart with a lot of spunk, humor, and personality. Jen’s just written her first book, a memo…
 
David Katz is a mergers and acquisitions lawyer by day and an unassuming hero by night and on the weekends. For the last 30 years, he’s been a first responder search and rescuer who has been awarded multiple valor awards, including one for taking the Robert Blake trial shooter down with his own bare hands outside of a courthouse. As the team leader…
 
Hey y'all! I have been on a little podcasting hiatus (if you follow along on Instagram you have been in the loop... if not, come join!! @bryannasayingthings). Over the past couple of months, I have been taking my time to record new episodes and interviews and really intentionally decide what I want to do with this show moving forward. I was in no r…
 
The word pandemic in of itself sounds scary, maybe because it has the word panic in it. Now that the coronavirus pandemic has been declared a national emergency across the nation, this once remote virus no longer feels like someone else’s problem. We’ve all been put on high alert so it’s no wonder we’re feeling anxious about protecting ourselves an…
 
Lisa Heffernan has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is a New York Times bestselling author who has worked as a financial trader and as former vice-president at Goldman Sachs. When her son went off to college she burst into tears in the produce aisle and came to the conclusion there was very little support for soon-to-be empty-nes…
 
A short solo podcast and a moving spoken poem about my mom and my hero about polar extremes. The earth is bipolar and so is my mom. “Bipolar is a family affair...a celestial radiance sparked from passed down traumas and shared hopes.” Warning- This is a highly emotional and sensitive topic that may trigger some, so please listen with caution and ca…
 
An Unforgettable Two-Part Series- Here's Part TWO Terry and Rachel Winter aren’t just my Dearest Friends turned Dearest Family members, they’re also the second married couple in history to ever be nominated for Academy Awards during the same year but with different movies. Terry was nominated for writing The Wolf of Wall Street and Rachel for produ…
 
An Unforgettable Two-Part Series- Here's Part ONE Terry and Rachel Winter aren’t just my Dearest Friends turned Dearest Family members, they’re also the second married couple in history to ever be nominated for Academy Awards during the same year but with different movies. Terry was nominated for writing The Wolf of Wall Street and Rachel for produ…
 
This is a very personal and touching solo-podcast episode about the love of the game of basketball, of Kobe, of our daughters, and of the importance of girls sports. Kobe’s intense drive, work ethic, athleticism, and Mamba Mentality made him our hero. His pure love for his daughters made him human and relatable. After Kobe and his beloved Gigi’s tr…
 
Today we are doing something different, but perfectly aligned with Dear Family’s mission. We are having a father and son together as Dear Family, guests. Tim Davis was just 11 when he lost his mother. Never properly dealing with the trauma, he ended up struggling with substance abuse throughout high school and got into a lot of trouble. But high sc…
 
If you knew your baby would inherit bipolar disorder would you gene edit or consider abortion? It’s a tough ethical question. We could risk making the world a blander, more homogenized place if we get rid of the genes for manic-depressive illness. I’m the daughter and granddaughter of creative bipolars. My grandparents took their lives and Mom has …
 
Brit Bronson, the oldest of three sisters, was just eight years old when her mother died suddenly while on vacation in Mexico. Brit developed an eating disorder as a means to cope. At nineteen years old she was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar 1. Brit was extremely lost because her illnesses felt like a death sentence. She …
 
Let’s face it, we love stories of epic family feuds and family dramas. Just think of Romeo and Juliet, The Sopranos, Greek tragedies, The Godfather, Cain vs. Abel, Dynasty, Succession, and the list can go on and on. By now, you are likely aware Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are involved in a real-life family saga as they publicly…
 
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