Traci Ruble is a renowned therapist, speaker, and founder of Sidewalk Talk. A few years ago, Traci felt the weight of growing loneliness, violence, addiction, frustration, uncertainty, and inequality in our world, and she decided to create spaces of connection and belonging – on the sidewalks. Sidewalk Talk creates communities of listeners for greater belonging and physical and mental health. Traci joins the podcast to talk about her fascinating journey through life, Sidewalk Talk and their incredible work, mental health and other struggles in 2020, and so much more!
Shreyaa and Esha Venkat, the sister-founders of the teen-led non-profit volunteer network dedicated to providing volunteer and leadership opportunities to make the world better through kindness. Shreyaa and Esha join the 1GR podcast to share their life stories, to talk about how NEST4US came to be and more about the amazing volunteer network that they’ve created, and more about their incredible work. They also share powerful stories from their work, ways we can all spread kindness, what’s giving them hope during this difficult time in our world, and so much more.