"What lies behind us and what lies before us are
tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Art of Becoming Oneself

"This is a book about inner growth. It is grounded in the premise that human beings exist in a state of pure potential never as a finished product and that the skillful use of conscious awareness is essential for actualizing this potential. Happiness and fulfillment do not come from rare or special qualities, but from our everyday relationships with self, others, and our life circumstances. The resources we need are always present right within us. They comprise our own nature. (Excerpt from Chapter One.)


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“Dr. Brennan’s new book is a necessary read for anyone who wants to increase inner awareness, internal calm and expand loving relationships. He is an individual who has acquired unusual wisdom and we are the fortunate recipients of his diligent efforts. Every chapter is full of insights that will provide you and those you love with a path to emotional freedom as well as providing a genuine means to reach mature and lasting love. This is a beautiful book I will be reading and re-reading many times to fully grasp its growth promoting content.”

Dr. Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D., Ph.D. Author of The Power of Empathy, Performance Addiction, and The Curse of the Capable.

“There are few books that can literally change your life, and this is one of them. In The Art of Becoming Oneself, Dr. James Brennan expounds on the wisdom of the ages—from both the West and the East—in a way that can instantly transform your attitude, your relationships and your sense of fulfillment.”

Kevin Kruse, Author of the New York Times bestseller, We

“This is a truly inspiring and deeply insightful book for those who are interested in becoming a better leader and more importantly a better person. In The Art of Becoming Oneself Dr. Brennan provides a guide for a journey that leads to self-knowledge, fulfillment and ultimatelygreater happiness. I am recommending this book to all my friends and colleagues.”

Jay Wright, Villanova University Men’s Basketball Coach


Dr. Brennan at Book Signing

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Dr. Brennan addresses guests at Book Signing

Dr. Brennan is available to meet with book clubs, libraries, or as a keynote speaker at other events.

“This is most definitely not another of those insipidly boring self-help books that has barely one thing to say while saying it too many page-filling times. Each chapter is concise, to the point and extremely thought provoking. Just when I thought it had all been written, this book opens new doors to increasing wisdom while providing innovative mind paths toward improving self-awareness and inner growth. To say that I was impressed after reading this work is truly an understatement.”

Dr. Sally Headding, Ph.D., Intuitive Counseling Therapist

James P. Brennan, Ph. D.
Human Performance Specialist
610.657.8474 | E-mail:drjamesbrennan@gmail.com