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'Sex is good for you,' says neuroscientist and beststelling author Dr Sabina Brennan
Episode 2613th June 2024 • Feel Better Every Day • Eve Menezes Cunningham
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'We all feel more comfortable in our own skin,' says Dr Sabina Brennan. 'We don't sweat the small stuff.'

I know I feel better with each passing year as I get a better sense of what works for me and what doesn't (including navigating joints that didn't used to ache and eyes that didn't used to need reading glasses) but I've adored Dr Sabina Brennan's approach to aging since I met her the year I moved to Ireland when she was promoting her then new book 100 Days to a Younger Brain.

How about you? How might you ENJOY aging more?

Let us know in the comments :)


Neuroscientist and health psychologist Dr Sabina Brennan is an accomplished, inspiring and entertaining, motivational speaker who specialises in translating complex, cutting-edge, neuroscience into everyday language to show how anyone can harness their brain power to navigate challenge, build resilience and optimise performance.

Sabina’s books ‘Beating Brain Fog’ and ‘100 Days to a Younger Brain’ are both Irish Times No 1 bestsellers. ‘Brain Gym: 40 Workouts to Boost Your Brain Health’ was published 2nd March 2023 and ‘The Neuroscience of Manifesting’ is just out now. I have my copy waiting to be devoured.

The Super Brain podcast, hosted by Sabina, has featured as an Apple ‘New and Noteworthy’ podcast and frequently features in various top ten podcast lists in Ireland and elsewhere. Sabina regularly offers neuroscientific and psychological insights on a variety of topics on radio, TV, as a podcast guest and in the press both nationally an internationally and has given hundreds of talks on a variety of topics to corporate clients, government bodies and NGOs.

Sabina’s mission to get everyone looking after their brain health as routinely as they brush their teeth has won her awards in recognition of the societal impact of her work and for her contribution to STEM communication including Science Foundation Ireland’s inaugural award for Outstanding Contribution to Science Communication and the Provost’s Award (TCD) in recognition of her contribution to Innovation for Societal Impact. Dr Brennan was one of just four finalists in the US-Ireland research Innovation Awards (2017) and was listed as one of Image magazine’s Women of the Year (2018). Two Irish books; ‘The Day That Changed My Life: Inspirational Stories from Irish Women (Black and White Publishing, 2019) and A Day in May, Real Lives, True Stories (Irish Academic Press – 2016) include chapters about Sabina. 

Dr Brennan directed a dementia research program at Trinity College, Dublin for seven years and also led Brain Fit, a large-scale research study examining the relationship between brain health, lifestyle, genomics and dementia risk at Trinity.

Dr Brennan is a passionate advocate for brain health and a voice for the needs of individuals with neurological conditions. She represents Ireland on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Panel for Alzheimer’s Disease International and volunteers on several committees and advisory boards. She has advised the Irish Government & the All Party Parliamentary Group on Longevity in the UK on brain health, dementia risk reduction and healthy ageing.


Super Brain Podcast 





100 Days to a Younger Brain

Beating Brain Fog

Neuroscience of Manifesting

Brain Gym


I'm your host, Eve Menezes Cunningham, author of 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing, freelance journalist and Editor-in-Chief of the Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I'm also an online trauma therapist (with lived experience), supervisor and Self care coach (integrating yoga therapy, NLP, EFT and crystals as appropriate) helping people connect with and take better care of their Self. Past Chair of BACP Coaching, I run Feel Better Every Day with Eve Menezes Cunningham (aka

I started The Feel Better Every Day Podcast because I realised that even with the focus of my work being self and Self care (for 20 years now!), I often struggle. And so do so many of my colleagues. We're all human! So I interviewed several of them including neuroscientists, authors writing about health and wellbeing, fitness professionals, therapists, coaches, energy workers and medical professionals.

We ALL have gaps and even gulfs between what we would LOVE to be doing for ourselves each day and what we actually do. My hope with each episode is that you'll go easier on yourself and do something rather than nothing from your own ideal self or Self care repertoire. Create a life you don't need to retreat from! Let me know how you get on! I really love hearing from y'all.


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