Brian Pennie

Brian is a PhD candidate studying the neuroscience of mindfulness, a practice that provided him with the foundations to recover from long-term addiction.

http://www.brianpennie.com
On October 8th 2013, Brian experienced his first day clean after 15 years of chronic heroin addiction. Instead of perceiving his addiction as a failure, he embraced a second chance at life and went to university to study the complexities of human life. He graduated with a degree in psychology in 2017 winning several awards, including a fully funded PhD scholarship in Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. Since then, he has become a lecturer at University College Dublin, published academic writer, motivational speaker for mental health awareness, and personal development consultant in both commercial and private settings. With a relentless belief that we are what we think, his mission is to show people that change is possible, demonstrating actionable steps through a lived experience.
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3 Overlooked Methods To Sidestep Anxiety

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How To Turn Any Negative Into A Positive

by Brian Pennie
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You Have 3 Choices In EVERY Situation — One Of Them Is ALWAYS Wrong

by Brian Pennie
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Mindfulness In 2 Minutes — It Really Is This Simple

by Brian Pennie
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This Is What Heroin Withdrawal Feels Like

by Brian Pennie
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Life Is Simple If You Follow These Steps

by Brian Pennie
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You Cannot Change Anyone — Especially Loved Ones – This Is Why

by Brian Pennie
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What It’s Like To Die Before You Die

by Brian Pennie
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Why We Can’t Explain The World Through Language

by Brian Pennie
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Simplify Your Life — The Art of Questions

by Brian Pennie
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15 Years Addicted to Heroin, 5 Years Addicted to Life — Here’s What’s Changed

by Brian Pennie
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Why, when, and how to say ‘No’

by Brian Pennie
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Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

by Brian Pennie
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You ALWAYS have a choice

by Brian Pennie
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Values and Principles: A Forgotten Life Compass

by Brian Pennie
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Chicken or an Eagle… which are you?

by Brian Pennie
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Life is Only Ever Now

by Brian Pennie
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Mindfulness & Social Media: An Observer’s Perspective

by Brian Pennie
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Change is Possible: Here’s How

by Brian Pennie

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