On Connecting To Strangers
The Sidewalk Talk Blog
On May 7, 2015 twenty-eight listeners took to the streets of San Francisco to listen. Now, over 7000 people listen on sidewalks to create the kind of change towards human connection that our culture so desperately needs. We want to build a MENTAL HEALTH CREATING culture!
Together, we are! Join Us!
Mental Health Awareness Month Activities
Friday Facebook LIVE
Each Friday in May we will have AMAZING guests on the SWT FB page.
LIVE on Facebook @ 4pm ET, Friday, May 1
We are kicking off Mental Health Awareness Month This Friday With Brad Montague!
LIVE on Facebook @ 4:30pm ET, Friday, May 8
Thomas Knox from Date While You Wait Fame.
LIVE on Facebook @ 4:30pm eT, Friday May 15
Dr. Kelsey Crowe, Best Selling Author of, There Is No Good Card For This
LIVE on Facebook @ 4:30pm ET, Friday, May 22
Dr. Elliot Gann, aka DJ Philthy Drummond Playing a LIVE DJ Set from Today's Future Sound
LIVE on Facebook @ 4:30pm ET, Friday, May 29
Random Acts of Connection
We'll be sharing ideas on all our social channels and would love for you to follow along and share your #RandomActsOfConnection
#GivingTuesday has been moved up. Funds raised in May will be matched by our friends at SimplePractice. And throughout the month, some of our members have given us “daily matching challenges”. Up to $3400 is available for matching. Let's make sure we maximize these donations! We cannot do this without you. Donate Here.
Learning Sidewalk-Tested Listening Together
We’re also using this month to rekindle excitement for our mission by running a live version of our Listener Training in the Listener’s Facebook group and our leaders from around the world will host live Q&A!
I sat curled up in bed this morning. I had a post on loneliness I was going to share on the blog but reading Spring Washam’s book, A Fierce Heart, in preparation for our podcast interview later today, I was moved by her storytelling and how important it is to listen to stories of calling. I welcome you to these intimate stories of others here at Sidewalk Talk and hope you feel their calling and let their stories inspire us all over the holidays. These leaders are all over the globe bringing love and connection to the street. Let their love shine bright in you and perhaps share the story of Sidewalk Talk listening with your family to ignite a new kind of conversation.
In absurd times, we need absurd amounts of love, - Brad Montague.
If you want to hear each of these leaders tell their stories, in their own words, head over to the #GivingTuesday page and scroll to the bottom for the audio and video clips of these leaders here and hear Heather, Esther, and Dr. Thangunna on the podcast. If this movement calls to you, invest your time, your heart, and consider helping us locate 100 monthly financial investors /donors to reach our #GivingTuesday goal on December 3. $20 per month will help us keep all 92 of our chapters and 7000 listeners creating the kinds of wellness for people, our politics, and our planet.
I am a woman, therapist, wife, mom, friend, listener, and founder/leader of Sidewalk Talk. You can subscribe to my couples therapy list here.