#018 – ‘Change is Possible’ – Life After 15 Years of Heroin Addiction with Brian Pennie

Joining me on this week's episode of the Curiosity & Consciousness podcast is Brian Pennie. Brian shares his story of transformation and the steps he took to turn his life around from being a chronic heroin addict for 15 years, to a speaker, writer, PhD student, development coach and lecturer in both Trinity College and... Continue Reading →

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Patience!

'Patience is a virtue', is a saying we have all heard many times but do we actually take heed of it? Break it down and it's said to mean the ability to wait for something without getting angry or frustrated. I know when I was younger I think I was pretty impatient but I've definitely... Continue Reading →

Feel Empowered. Take Responsibility.

Empowerment comes via responsibility. What do I mean by this? Only by being fully responsible for our lives, taking ownership of every single event in our lives (whether positive or negative) and moving through these, can we truly feel empowered. We are in control of ourselves. We have the power to navigate our lives and overcome... Continue Reading →

Rebounding: Jump for Health.

My latest obsession is rebounding, have you heard of it? Basically it's bouncing on a mini trampoline but it is so powerful. From as little as 15 minutes a day, you body will feel the benefits. It is a low impact exercise performed on a small, circular trampoline (usually 3 or 4 feet in total diameter)... Continue Reading →

Dry Body Brushing – Cell Sensation!

I've been doing dry body brushing for quite a while now (with the exception of when I'm travelling although I was tempted to pack my brush!). At first it's a strange sensation, it feels a bit like you are tearing your skin and it almost feels like it is counterintuitive, doing more damage than good.... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Travel

I think it's safe to say that I 'fell' into travelling in 2006 after I took a job in México teaching English when I finished college. The job didn't work out but I embarked on a trip around Central America with people I had met and had the most incredible time ever. I caught the... Continue Reading →

Staying Healthy on the Road

Travelling can be a beast - between the sun-cream, sweating, insect bites, insect repellent, pollution, smog, fried food, congested cities, old exhaust fume-filled rickety buses and many, many others things, it can feel like a mission to stay healthy on the road. I have certainly felt this in relation to all aspects above. All the... Continue Reading →

Peaks and Pits of Travel

It's been almost a month now since I left Ireland and started my great adventure. I knew leaving home, travel was not the easy, cushy option but being on the road again has brought to light some of the peaks and pits once again. There is no two ways about it, travel is the best... Continue Reading →

Confirmation.

I arrived to Nicaragua a few days ago and so far I have had the best time.  All previous apprehensions have disappeared. The place has far outweighed my expectations thus far and I have also met so many solo female travellers that I am in no way unique or alone. The difference in travellers since... Continue Reading →

Contemplation

Tomorrow I set off on my travels again (19th July) and I feel just like every other time I left for a long trip. I have this sense of quiet contemplation. I go inwards and quietly reflect on the trip ahead and linger on the thought of it. This usually results in a feeling of... Continue Reading →

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