Rachel Steinman

From Cradle to College to Care Packages

Photo by Rachel Steinman

It’s been said (and quoted on the internet) the two hardest days for parents are the first day home with their newborn and the first day home without their newborn adult. My oldest child has just flown the coop, left her nest, and…

Good mental health does not have to be expensive but ignoring it can be.

Photo by Alicia Jones on Unsplash

There is no denying serious mental health conditions require therapy with trained professionals and/or the right medication and need to be taken seriously. My amazing mom and countless other people I love and admire are proof of the benefits of their psychologists and psychiatrists as they continue to require support…

My Mamma and Me

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mammas/Grandmas/Aunties/Surrogate Mammas/People Who Love Their Mammas!

I hope you enjoy these Dear Family, Podcast interviews with a wonderfully diverse group of incredible mothers and grandmothers I so admire. It was my honor to share their stories, including my own mom, Laurie Kallen Schwent, with…

What a Group Chat Taught Me about the Importance of Friendship on Our Health and Happiness

My Girlfriends and Me (snake print shirt) at Pinz Bowling Alley, Studio City, December 2019

Are you ready for some really great news? Getting together with a friend is not only fun, but it’s also great for your health and happiness.

We all know how important our Dear Family is but our friends might prove to be even more important, especially as we age. Research published in the journal Personal Relationships studied more than 270,000…

And 18 Lessons to Bring Into 2021

Self-Portrait 2020 by artist, Paula Noah (permission granted)

Last year, as we celebrated not just a new year but a new decade, we never could have predicted just how tumultuous and life-changing 2020 would be- not just for ourselves, our family, our community, or our country- but for the entire world. It’s true there were a few in-the-know…

The Antidotes are Hope, Action, and Gratitude.

First Women’s March in Los Angeles (I’m on the right)

The most important election of our lifetime is happening during a once in a century worldwide public health crisis. Scarlett red, electric blue, or a shade of purple in between, one thing we can all agree on is the infinite value of HOPE, ACTION, and GRATITUDE in moving us forward in the right direction.

I don’t know about you but I have PTSD from the last election. What I thought was going to happen didn’t. The political world as I knew it turned upside down with a shocking news cycle that has not let up. The comorbidity from the anxiety and stress due to…

Rachel Steinman

Host of “Dear Family,” the Podcast, Writer, Educator, and Mental Health Advocate https://writenowrachel.com/

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