bruce Watkins

Storyteller - Podcaster - Seeker - Explorer

An Unconventional Voice - About Bruce Watkins

A creative spirit that was swept up in the business world and eventually broke free to follow his heart.  After several life-changing events including surviving Cancer, Bruce gave up his conventional life, gave away most of his possessions and began traveling, writing, photographing, and sharing stories of beauty, human connection, and giving back.

Bruce celebrates life by Exploring the World Around Us and the Universe Within Us. 

Bruce’s content is driven by curiosity and guided by compassion.  His stories cover more than your typical travel or lifestyle sites, because Bruce journeys to the places the conventional world rarely goes.  He explores the real frontiers inside our hearts and within meaningful human experiences.

His adventure and unique storytelling continues in his personal blog, Exploring With Bruce Blog, and his Writings, (soon to be released) Podcasts, Travels, Discoveries, and his Giving Back Advocacy

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Bruce at Machu Picchu

Media - Writings - Advocacy

Exploring With Bruce Blog

Bruce’s Personal Blog

A Personal Storytelling blog covering engaging topics, beautiful places, cultural insights, silly musings and the wonder of the human experience.  His content defies genre, because a life of curiosity knows no boundaries.  Click ‘Learn More‘ to view

Articles / Writings​

Bruce contributes stories and articles to a variety of outlets and publications. His content ranges from personal enhancement strategies, marginally humorous musings and curious discoveries that make life a little more interesting.  Click ‘Learn More‘ to see Bruce’s latest article, and ‘Contact Us‘ to inquire about working with Bruce.

Exploring With Bruce

COMING SOON!   Launching in Fall 2020, Bruce’s “seeker outlook” and unique storytelling style comes to audio podcasts.  The Podcast will feature Interviews, Insights and Inspiration to help us discover the beauty outside and inside out own hearts.  Click ‘Learn More‘ to read about Bruce’s Podcast, and and ‘Contact Us‘ to  receive updates about the Podcast’s first released episodes.

Featured Stories

Recent Posts

Life Advocacy Media

Our Cancer Journey


Launching in Fall 2020, the space will provide Insights, Practical Strategies and Unconventional Wisdom for patients, caregivers and loved ones.  Guiding people through the early stages of diagnosis, ongoing treatments, and then recovery, the content is designed to enhance survivorship and optimize life throughout and after Cancer.


Articles / Writings

Bruce contributes stories and articles to a variety of institutional and general publications. Click ‘Learn More’ to see Bruce’s latest article, to receive updates about future published pieces or to inquire about contribution / partnership opportunities with Bruce.  

Life Optimizing Programs


December 2020 – Two online programs are scheduled to be released: One to support newly diagnosed cancer patients and their loved ones; And, one that features accessible and practical Life Optimizing strategies. Click ‘Learn More’ to receive updates on these upcoming  beneficial programs.

Giving Back & Volunteer Travel Advocate

Humanitarian Support

A long time supporter of many charities, Bruce was honored when asked to serve as a Director on the Los Angeles Region Board of Directors of the American Red Cross.  He contributed to this beloved charity through board oversight and direct partnership with its C-level executive team and professional managers to support Disaster Relief, Operations and Marketing efforts.  Click ‘Learn More‘ to read about the many contributions provided by the National Branches of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

Bruce with NASA Astronaut Garrett Reisman at L.A. American Red Cross' Volunteer Awards Ceremony

Volunteer Travel

Stories of hope, Meaning AND participation

ASDF Bruce in a Peruvian Preschool with a special Gift and Love and Music for the Children

Giving Back Advocate

Bruce’s minimalist orientation and belief that meaningful human connections, enriching experiences and harmonious living are more important than things, are at the foundation of his content and his advocacy.  His support of volunteerism, the gift economy and sharing of stories are part of his creative mission. 

Through his blog posts and other media, Bruce highlights experiences that help move individuals away from conventional mindsets, insights that motivate others to look at the world differently, and everyday people and that in the most humble ways, have done extraordinary things. 

Click learn more to sample some of Bruce’s giving-centric content.

Giving Back Stories

Personal Giving Back

Destinations Explored
Exploring With Bruce

Although I am blessed to have visited some beautiful locations, my inspiration for travel is not driven by a ‘Bucket List,’ or tracking the number of countries I have visited.  For me, physical destinations are just gateways to a deeper place of meaning.  The wonder comes from experiencing the people, history, cultures, and the eternal natural beauty that surrounds us wherever we are.  Your next transformational journey awaits you outside your own front door.

Work With Bruce

Bruce is an experienced presenter, public speaker, spokesperson and interviewee.  His perspectives on Meaningful Travel, Professional & Personal Life Improvement, Patient & Caregiver Support and Non-Consumerism Lifestyles provide a complementary and engaging addition to any public discussion, speaker series, group event or advocacy forum. 

Bruce taps his diverse corporate experience as a top Human Resources leader, his entertainment background and his unique communication style to lend a authoritative and yet accessible voice to a range of topics touching personal, organizational, and social issues. 

Click ‘Learn More’ or ‘Contact Us‘ for more information and to partner with Bruce. 

Selected Partners - Affiliates - Charities

What People Are Saying .......

"Bruce's stories celebrate life and self expansion in a lovely and elegant way. I'm enjoying discovery and wonder through his journey."

Mary T. 

"He is more than just an inspirational speaker. I have seen first-hand Bruce's profound impact on cancer survivors in our community.”

Bin M. 

"Bruce distills nuanced observations, complex information and human stories into meaningful and engaging content that inspires people from all walks of live”

Dr. L. GLasper 

" Two Words.... Inspirational Badassery!!!"

Robert E.