BIOGRAPHY

Bryan E. Robinson is a licensed psychotherapist and author of two novels and 40 nonfiction books. He applies his experiences to crafting insightful nonfiction self-help books and psychological thrillers. His multi-award winning southern noir murder mystery, Limestone Gumption, won the New Apple Book Medal for best psychological suspense, the Silver IPPY Award for outstanding mystery of the year, the Bronze Foreword Review INDIEFAB Book Award for best mystery, and the 2015 USA Regional Excellence Book Award for best fiction in the Southeast. 

His most recent release is Daily Writing Resilience: 365 Meditations and Inspirations for Writers (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2018). He has written for Psychology Today, First for Women, and Natural Health, and his blogs and columns for writers appear in Southern Writer’s Magazine. He is a consulting editor for The Big Thrill, the online magazine for International Thriller Writers. His long-selling book, Chained to the Desk, is now in its 3rd Edition (New York University Press, 1998, 2007, 2014). His books have been translated into thirteen languages, and he has appeared on every major television network: 20/20, Good Morning America, ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, NBC Universal, The CBS Early Show, CNBC’s The Big Idea. He hosted the PBS documentary, Overdoing It: How to Slow Down and Take Care of Yourself.  Bryan is also the Co-host of  our Resiliency Forum since 2020.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Bryan is the author of 40 books which include:

#Chill; Turn off your job and turn on your life

Daily Writing Resilience: 365 Meditations and inspirations for writers

Chained to the Desk: A guidebook for workaholics, their partners and children, and the clinicians who treat them

The smart guide to managing stress

The art of confident living: 10 practices for taking charge of your life

Limestone Gumption

 

CONTRIBUTOR

Forbes

Psychology Today

Thrive Global

 

ACHIEVEMENTS & ACCOLADES

Bryan is a contributing writer for Forbes, Thrive Global, Psychology Today, First for Women, and Natural Health. His blogs and columns for writers appear in Southern Writer’s Magazine. He is a consulting editor for The Big Thrill, the online magazine for International Thriller Writers. His long-selling book, Chained to the Desk, is now in its 3rd Edition (New York University Press, 1998, 2007, 2014). His books have been translated into thirteen languages, and he has appeared on every major television network: 20/20, Good Morning America, ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, NBC Universal, The CBS Early Show, CNBC’s The Big Idea. He hosted the PBS documentary, Overdoing It: How to Slow Down and Take Care of Yourself.

 

VIDEOS

The  Doctors (2021) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an4kHq34ToU

A Growth Mindset (2021) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYvemP09IXM

A Conversation with Alanis Morissette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaeqAOLW-1w

 

RESILIENCY QUOTES

“Flip your perspective instead of your lid.”
“Ask not how life is treating you, ask how you’re treating life.”
“Everytime you think of one of your shortcomings, require yourself to think of one of your “tallcomings.”
“Always look for the opportunity in the difficulty instead of the difficulty in the opportunity.”
“Throw a party instead of a fit.”

 

 

SOUTHERN CHARM

Bryan is a one-man marvel, who is constantly creating life-changing strategies for enhancing life and relationships to self and others. He is known to have a quick wit, and lovingly likes to “tease” his friends and tell some tall tales along the way.  He currently resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains with his partner, four dogs, and occasional bears at night.

His adorable “Southern drawl” is intoxicating, and he has been a valuable asset to our Resiliency Forum. First meeting CEO Joy Miller in 1985, the duo toured the country for their publisher, Health Communications, for over 12 years. Bryan brings his unique expertise to enhance the quality of our event with his connectedness, humor, and his skillful interviewing style. He is a “guiding light,” with an enormous loving heart, and a deep dedication to those he loves.

 

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT BRYAN

He is the author of 37 books and has a new movie coming out based on his best-selling fiction book Limestone Gumption.

Bryan  and Joy have known each other for over 35 years and used to travel together on speaking tours for Health Communications.