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Bruce W. Brackett

How To Breathe While Suffocating
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What is "How To Breathe While Suffocating" all about?

Let go of negativity, rediscover your inherent worth, and unlock your true potential.

 

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 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, disconnection, addiction, gender identity 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 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.

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My Story

Bruce W. Brackett (BWB) is a social media personality, author, entrepreneur, self-taught visual artist, and international motivational speaker. BWB has been nominated two years in a row for The Cheer Choice Awards in Las Vegas, NV.  

 

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 1.2 million people.This online community of recovery fuels BWB’s love, passion, creativity, and mission to share positivity and the possibilities of recovery.

Bruce has sold his artwork and “Negativity Be Gone” hand fans to people in all 50 of the United States and in over 14 countries. BWB now resides with his partner, Teo, and his tuxedo cat, DionE, in the Pocono Mountains, where they enjoy hiking, kayaking, and finding all the beautiful waterfalls. 

@bwb.positivity 

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My Books
In The Press

“Vulnerable and raw, Brackett’s autobiographical narrative takes

you on a metamorphic journey from trauma to triumph, as his story of

abandonment and addiction reveals a path from self-doubt to

self-discovery. With resilience, he shows how tragedy can become

an opportunity for growth.”

MY MENTAL HEALTH INC.  

In the press
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Upcoming Events

  • Cafe Duet Book Signing for "How To Breathe While Suffocating"
    Cafe Duet Book Signing for "How To Breathe While Suffocating"
    Sat, May 04
    Stroudsburg
    May 04, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Stroudsburg, 35 N 7th St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, USA
    May 04, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Stroudsburg, 35 N 7th St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, USA
    Come and enjoy a cup of love with Bruce and listen to a brief reading from their book, "How To Breathe While Suffocating". Reading/Signing, Q&A and meet and greet. RSVP and bring a friend. Admission to event is if you bring your copy of the book or purchase one at the door.
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  • Trident Booksellers and Cafe
    Trident Booksellers and Cafe
    Tue, May 14
    Boston
    May 14, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Boston, 338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    May 14, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Boston, 338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Come and enjoy a Cup Of Love with me! Book signing/Reading/ Q&A/ followed by a meet and greet. I can't wait to meet you Boston!
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  • Kansas Salt City Pride!
    Kansas Salt City Pride!
    Sat, Jun 15
    Hutchinson
    Jun 15, 2024, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Hutchinson, 2100 N Poplar St, Hutchinson, KS 67502, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Hutchinson, 2100 N Poplar St, Hutchinson, KS 67502, USA
    Kansas State Pride! I will have a booth with books for purchase and to be signed. Meet and Greet/Book signing. Plus lots of other amazing activities throughout the day. Come say hi and get a hug and a photo and book!
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  • Gay and Sober NYC
    Gay and Sober NYC
    Fri, Jun 28
    New York
    Jun 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jun 29, 2024, 2:00 PM
    New York, 270 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
    Jun 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jun 29, 2024, 2:00 PM
    New York, 270 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
    The best round up in the World. Gay and Sober has many different amazing events and activities. BWB will be leading a sound bath meditation on June 28th and 29th at the Westin Hotel in Times Square New York City!
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  • Salt Lake City Public Library Conference Room B
    Salt Lake City Public Library Conference Room B
    Sat, Jul 13
    Salt Lake City
    Jul 13, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
    Jul 13, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
    I am very excited about this event for part of my story takes place right on the Public Library Grounds. Come enjoy a book reading/signing, Q&A, and meet and greet in the beautiful Salt Lake City Public Library.
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