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Bruce W. Brackett with Travis Holp — ‘How to Breathe While Suffocating’

Bruce W. Brackett with Travis Holp — ‘How to Breathe While Suffocating’



Third Place Books Seward Park
5041 Wilson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
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Let go of negativity, rediscover your inherent worth, and unlock your true potential.

Third Place Books welcomes Bruce W. Brackett to our Seward Park store! Brackett will be discussing his new book, How to Breathe While Suffocating: A Story Of Overcoming Addiction, Recovering From Trauma, and Healing My Soul. The message of How to Breathe When Suffocating is simple—spread love, inhabit joy, and embrace the power of positivity. He will be joined in conversation by Travis Holp. This event is free and open to the public.

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About How to Breathe While Suffocating.. . .

How To Breathe While Suffocating is your antidote to the all-too-common tendency to surrender, giving up on your life’s ambitions. You don’t have to give up! For anyone who has gotten caught in the trap of “I can’t do it,” this book reminds you that you are enough, you possess value, and your unique ability to engage with the world can and will get you to where you want to be. Through simple positive affirmations, unflinching first-person stories, and insightful analysis, author Bruce W. Brackett helps you focus on the positive and keep moving forward.

Society today is experiencing a hidden pandemic of loneliness, disconnection, and resistance to recovery. After the life-altering shutdowns of COVID-19, many of us have simply remained in shutdown mode. This book uses universal concepts, expressed through engaging narrative, to help you grapple with issues like mental health, isolation, gender identity, disconnection, and the overwhelming sense of negativity for our collective future. By the end, you’ll learn to turn it around and get back to the business of living. The message of How to Breathe When Suffocating is simple—spread love, inhabit joy, and embrace the power of positivity.

  • Gain the inspiration you need to seize your potential, find confidence, and step into your authentic self
  • Change your outlook on life with simple slogans and mantras for developing a healthier, more positive attitude
  • Realize that you aren’t alone in your struggle, and see how others are finding the strength to move forward in difficult times
  • Read the compelling story of one man who overcame insurmountable odds and found salvation from negativity and self-doubt

After a two-decade healing journey of intensive trauma therapy, psychiatric treatment, and rehab, Bruce W. Brackett has emerged a survivor. Anyone in the midst of their own healing journey will resonate with benefit from his lived experience, portrayed here with intimate vulnerability and universal appeal.

Bruce W. Brackett (BWB) is a social media personality, author, entrepreneur, self-taught visual artist, and international motivational speaker. BWB’s upcoming memoir, How To Breathe While Suffocating: A Story of Overcoming Addiction, Recovering From Trauma, and Healing my Soul is being published by WILEY and will be released April 9th, 2024. Originally from southwest Montana, BWB moved to NYC at the age of 18 to pursue his dreams of being on Broadway. After many distractions, making it to Off-Broadway, and developing several addictions, meth being a big one, BWB found his true calling and his way back to sobriety through art and by advocating for recovery to his online audience of over 1.4 million people. This online community of recovery fuels BWB’s love, passion, creativity, and mission to share positivity and the possibilities of recovery.

Travis Holp is a celebrity-loved psychic medium and spiritual guide known for his authentic and evidential messages from the spirit realm. He has a remarkable ability to deliver profound insights filled with hope, healing, and joy, resonating deeply with audiences worldwide. Travis’s unique approach brings a fresh perspective to spiritual connection, garnering widespread acclaim for its sincerity and transformative impact.

About Third Place Books

Founded in 1998 in Lake Forest Park, Washington, Third Place Books is dedicated to the creation of a community around books and the ideas inside them. With locations in Lake Forest Park and Seattle’s Ravenna and Seward Park neighborhoods, Third Place Books is proud to serve the entire Seattle metro area. Learn more about their event series at thirdplacebooks.com/events.