Ten Thousand More

Ruby Falk

exploring the topics of grief, mental health, love, and whatever it is that intertwines that all together

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It's strange to think about who you've become as a result of your loss. But, without a doubt, the person you loved and the love you got from this person shaped you into the person you are today. A few years ago, Challyn's life was quickly turned upside down when she lost her boyfriend to an overdose. After joining a support group, she met her boyfriend who was mourning the loss of his girlfriend. Sharing stories + remembering the lives of their respective losses has become an integral part of their relationship today. Challyn has found a way to honor Erin and Chase that is so admirable.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 21

1 hr 3 min

Can we hold our bucket of tears and bucket of balloons at the same time? Yes. But it's a really frickin' bumpy road to get there. Two months before getting married, Maggie unexpectedly lost her dad. She shares how she learned to live with the "both/and" - the profound sadness & grief AND the unadulterated joy surrounding her wedding day. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 5

1 hr 4 min

In 2018, Charity unexpectedly lost her husband, leaving her to navigate solo parenting 3 young children. She realized that the "self-care" she was encouraged to do included things that were simply not feasible for someone caring for kids, and she felt called to change this narrative for bereaved co-parents. Her experience with grief and loss inspired her to help other mothers in the same boat, and she authored The Widow's Survival Guide.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dec 2020

1 hr 4 min

Jade joined me to talk through what it was like to experience the loss of her mother and mother-in-law within mere months of each other - both to different forms of cancer. She provides us with valuable insight on how she juggled grieving alongside her partner while ensuring she did not project her own experience and struggles with loss onto him. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 2020

56 min 28 sec

In 2011, Amy lost her twin sister in an accident at a party in college. Amy joins me to share her perspective on what it's like to be a twinless twin, how it's taken her 10 years to find the words to articulate this experience, and how she's given herself the the patience and grace to still honor her grief through life's most joyous moments. Life gave her lemons, and she's making some darn good lemonade! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 2020

48 min 14 sec

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.

May 2020

1 hr 1 min

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.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Mar 2020

55 min 13 sec

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. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Feb 2020

47 min 42 sec

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.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jan 2020

1 hr 3 min

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.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dec 2019

56 min 6 sec

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. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 2019

35 min 50 sec

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. 

Oct 2019

54 min 22 sec

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.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 2019

51 min 9 sec

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'.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jun 2019

57 min 8 sec

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.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 2019

46 min 59 sec

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.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 2019

1 hr 16 min

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. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

48 min 33 sec

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.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Mar 2019

42 min 45 sec

I'm joined by Anna Michaels-Boffy who is here to share her story about confronting death and overcoming grief. 

Mar 2019

50 min 59 sec

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

Feb 2019

32 min 44 sec

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Jan 2019

14 min 52 sec

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Jan 2019

25 min 4 sec

Discussing how hard it is to remember our loved ones, especially during the holiday season.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dec 2018

18 min 19 sec

The very first episode of Ten Thousand More! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 2018

16 min 4 sec