rachel awes is a psychologist, author, + art playgroundist ~ who listens to the beauty + strength in peoples real stories + can be found at http://rachelawes.com + http://allididwaslisten.com.

she has a new book out called all i did was listen.

endorsed by author/artist SARK who says "rachel's words and art are an uncommon elixir that travels straight to the heart by way of the soul. her book is simply a spiritual must. i've dreamed about its pages and know you will too. profound, transformational, and elegant."

endorsed by author/artist/possibilitarian KELLY RAE ROBERTS who says "i was so moved by this lovely and honest book by rachel awes. i found myself returning to its pages day after day for a daily dose of meaningful inspiration. rachel's gift for pairing her unique illustrations with touching, often profound, wisdom spoke to my most tender pieces of what it means to live bravely, love deeply, and pay attention to the beauty that exists in our everyday lives. "all i did was listen" truly inspired me to lean into my life a bit closer, and take a closer listen for all big and small ways it teaches, uplifts, and heals."

"all i did was listen" is a 232-page, full-color, illustrated gift-book, filled with inspiring quotes from rachel's psychotherapy clients, that strung together, tell a story about how healing can happen for all of us. rachel accompanies each quote with a colorful illustration + written reflection. the book closes with a few pages of questions that can be used for personal inspiration + reflection and/or for a group setting like a book club.