Traci: Mental Health and The Power of Listening and Being Heard

Traci Ruble is a renowned therapist, speaker, and she’s the founder of Sidewalk Talk. Traci is a licensed marriage and family therapist, who has dedicated her life to helping and listening to others. In 2014, 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. 

On May 7, 2015, twenty eight listeners took to the streets and sat listening to people’s stories, heartbreak, joys, sufferings, excitement – and everything in between. Sidewalk Talk has continued to grow and thrive since that day and now they return to the same public spaces week after week to renew our sense of belonging and connection and stem the growing tide of loneliness. Sidewalk Talk creates inclusive and diverse communities of listeners who practice heart-centered listening in public spaces for greater community belonging, engaged work teams, and physical and mental health. Sidewalk Talk is a grassroots effort built by people in their local communities who wanted to be a part of a global movement.

Traci is an incredible woman, with a fascinating life story, who is changing the world through her life everyday. Traci joins the 1 Girl Revolution podcast to share her life story, she talks about how she decided to become a therapist and how her early life experiences guided her on her journey, how Sidewalk Talk came to be and the incredible work they do, mental health and other struggles in 2020, and so much more! 

You don’t want to miss this incredible episode of the 1 Girl Revolution podcast!

The 1 Girl Revolution podcast is available on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes, iHeartRadio, and wherever you listen to podcasts.

In this episode of the 1 Girl Revolution podcast – episode 99 – we talk about: 

  • Traci’s powerful life story and how she decided to become a therapist;
  • Traci’s candid and clever approach to therapy;
  • Traci’s work and experience as a couples therapist; 
  • The story of how Sidewalk Talk came to be and the critical work they do;
  • Mental health, the struggles and difficulties of 2020;
  • And so much more!
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For more information on Traci and her work, please visit her website.

And for more information on Sidewalk Talk, to donate, or to get involved in their world-changing work, please visit the Sidewalk Talk website

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