THE ONLY ONE IN THE ROOM
Karen Brailsford Is The Only One In The Room Mending Broken Hearts
May 4, 2021
The Only One in the Room's Laura Cathcart Robbins and I go deep in this podcast about all things good and God, with a nod to The Bee Gees. Confession: I’d recently watched the excellent HBO doc about the group, taking me back to my love for baby brother Andy.
What if, as a child, you were drawn to the church, not necessarily by what was being preached from the pulpit, but by the music and spirit that you felt and heard while you were there?
Karen Brailsford author, spiritual guide, and intuitive creator was always a seeker and found herself on many different career paths throughout her life, but never gave up hope that there was something out there for her that would take her back to that feeling from her childhood.
But what would you do if you were called to take a job helping people heal their grief? Would you decide to put it off and continue looking for your purpose elsewhere? Or would you say yes to the job and write a book to help others to align with the divine wherever they are?
Then listen to the post-podcast chat with Scott aka "Hon"
Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. In September 2018, she was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, she wrote about her “only one” experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into her DM. These comments were from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt “othered”. Laura beautifully interviews a person about their Only One story each episode and addresses as many of those DM’s as possible in the process. In this podcast, you’ll hear raw, vulnerable accounts from people who are, like most of us, just eager to connect. Our hope is that The Only One In The Room will inspire a change of perspective in how we all see and hear each other’s stories. We want you think twice before judging the person standing next to you at a party, in the pick-up line at school or in a crowded subway car. This is a podcast for anyone who has ever felt alone in a room full of people – which is to say, that this podcast is for everyone.