Ten Thousand More

Ten Thousand More

By Ruby Falk
exploring the topics of grief, mental health, love, and whatever it is that intertwines that all together
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Amy's Story
Amy joined me to talk about what it's like to grieve her mother, despite the fact that her mother is still physically with her. Several years ago, she was diagnosed with a neurological syndrome called primary progressive aphasia, which has deeply impacted her ability to speak and function. Amy offers her insight on how she navigates coming to terms with this challenging transition and how she explains this emotional journey to people.
1:01:37
May 14, 2020
Sam's Story
Sam lost her mother to cancer after a 20-year battle. A few years after her mom passed, her husband unexpectedly lost his mother. How do you support someone through their loss while you're still processing your own? She dives into her own grief journey and perspective with me, and also shares what it was like to grieve alongside her partner. 
54:28
March 23, 2020
From the Perspective of Teens: Advocating for our Boys
I'm back with Robbie's Hope! I spent some time talking with Charlie and Bobby, 2 extraordinary teenage activists working towards normalizing conversations about emotions and mental health. We tackled some tough topics surrounding the way our society treats boys/men when it comes to expressing emotion and showing vulnerability.
46:57
February 19, 2020
Carly's Story
On this episode, I'm joined by Carly, who lost her cousin and best friend to an accidental overdose 10 years ago. She talks to me about the unexpected turns her grief took and she beautifully articulates her journey towards deeper self-awareness. 
1:02:17
January 24, 2020
The Self-Love Struggle
Why are we so willing to grant compassion and empathy to anyone but ourselves? Being in a relationship when you're grieving can be a unique challenge because when you aren't feeling like the best version of yourself, you feel unworthy of love. Evin Rose, dating and love coach, found her path to her career after experiencing the loss of her father when she was just a kid. She offers incredible insight into how we can convince ourselves that we are still worthy of love after loss. 
55:22
December 31, 2019
From the Perspective of Teens: How to Talk about Suicide
We need to talk about teenage suicide because the numbers are staggering. Organizations like Robbie's Hope have devoted themselves to cutting the teenage suicide rate in half by 2028, and they've recruited the help of local teens to make this happen. I'm joined by 3 teens who are a part of Robbie's Hope who helped to co-author the Adult Handbook, a guide written by teens for adults on how to talk to them about mental health and suicide. Changing the conversation around mental health starts with us, and these teens offer us their insight on how and when these conversations should happen.
35:05
November 22, 2019
Quinn's Story
Quinn joins me to talk about what it was like to be the caretaker for her dad during his final days of life. She shares her perspective on preparing for his death, questioning her spirituality after experiencing this loss, and the art of self-compassion. 
54:22
October 23, 2019
Elliott's Story
How do we define the word "grief?" We've conditioned ourselves to believe it's merely mourning the death of a loved one, but if we take a step back, we can identify more; it's mourning the loss of or shift in an identity. Elliott Ross is transgender and shares with us his experience mourning the loss of one identity and celebrating the creation of another. 
50:24
July 29, 2019
Maren's Story
Maren Corbly shares her story of grief after losing her mother and father. We discuss the power of vulnerability, acknowledging uncertainty, and how hard it is to stop comparing our stories of loss to others'. 
56:23
June 28, 2019
Kari's Story
In October of 2018, the Eckert family lost their son, Robbie, to suicide at the age of 15-years-old. Robbie's mother, Kari, joined me to talk about her journey with grief and how she is learning to navigate this new normal. In an attempt to turn this tragic situation into a movement for good, Kari and her husband created the foundation Robbie's Hope - an organization devoted to ending the teenage suicide epidemic. Learn more about the incredible work they're doing or about how to get involved at robbies-hope.com. 
46:15
May 29, 2019
Jon's Story
I asked my husband to speak candidly about what it's like to support a partner in the deepest throes of grief and how it's possible to move forward together. 
1:15:30
May 6, 2019
Rachel & Rebecca's Story
Two sisters - Rachel & Rebecca - join me to talk about how their grief journey has shifted over the years after losing their big brother to leukemia in 2015. This episode is sponsored by Anchor.
47:48
April 12, 2019
Alyssa's Story
I'm joined by Alyssa Wasko, CEO and designer for DONNI, who is sharing her grief experience after losing her dad. This episode is sponsored by Brandless. 
42:01
March 25, 2019
Anna's Story
I'm joined by Anna Michaels-Boffy who is here to share her story about confronting death and overcoming grief. 
50:59
March 8, 2019
Depression, Anxiety, & Mindfulness, Oh My!
discussing the trials & tribulations of confronting depression and anxiety for the first time - due to a traumatic life event - and learning how to cope when these episodes hit
32:44
February 14, 2019
Rewriting My Story
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14:52
January 29, 2019
When You Feel Like a Failure
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25:04
January 15, 2019
The Pressure to Remember
Discussing how hard it is to remember our loved ones, especially during the holiday season. 
17:35
December 26, 2018
Episode 1
The very first episode of Ten Thousand More!
15:20
November 30, 2018