Raise My Roof with Cara Brookins

RAISE MY ROOF, hosted by author Cara Brookins, is a podcast to lift the roof off your dreams, so you can set goals and stay motivated until you reach them. The show is self-improvement meets home improvement, as the author of the memoir RISE shares lessons from escaping an abusive marriage and building a house with her four children. Like other chart-topping podcasts Gretchen Rubin’s HAPPIER and Elizabeth Gilbert’s MAGIC LESSONS, Brookins discusses resilience, happiness, trauma, entrepreneurship, inspiration, and more with experts, authors, and activists.
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Feb 20, 2017

Sara J. Henry joins Cara to talk about her story of adopting through the foster care system.

Feb 14, 2017

Melissa Fleming, author of A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea, joins Cara to talk about her experience working with refugees through the UNHCR.

Feb 7, 2017

Aaron Steed, founder of Meathead Movers, knows that his businesses has a higher purpose: to help victims of domestic violence escape dangerous situations.

Jan 31, 2017

Stephanie Nickolich, the Millionista Mentor, talks about how our perception of entrepreneurship has changed over time and how women can crush their doubts.

Jan 23, 2017

David Morrell, author of First Blood and creator of Rambo, shares how he worked through personal setbacks and grief to share important stories with the world and mentor other authors. Learn more at

Jan 17, 2017

Cara and Tori talk about big life transitions, empowerment, the writing life, and how positive perspectives can shape our attitudes. Learn more about

Jan 10, 2017

Cara and her daugher Hope discuss what it was like to build a house together from scratch (The answer? Not easy, despite their love for DIY!). Plus, Hope shares what it's been like to build her own consulting business to help women entrepreneurs with personal branding, including her feelings of imposter syndrome. Learn more at

Jan 3, 2017

Cara and Ellen discuss the psychology of trauma, domestic abusive, and moving on. Learn more at