Connection

Wilson from Cast Away - community for personal sustainability

Why community is important for personal sustainability

You might be wondering why the image for this week’s blog is Wilson from the beloved Hollywood movie Cast Away. For anyone who doesn’t know, Wilson is an imaginary companion created by the shipwrecked Chuck Noland, played by Tom Hanks. But he didn’t just didn’t just talk to this friendly-faced football. Throughout the film, Wilson […]

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The value of Integrity and Personal Sustainability: Picture of Embankment in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

The Value of Integrity and Personal Sustainability

Sustainability and the value of integrity is the topic I’ll be discussing this week. This is something I’ve personally reflected on a lot recently in terms of honesty, personal boundaries and with regard to other resources such as time and money. How much is enough?

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personal sustainability: person writing "Who am I?" in fogged mirror

Personal Sustainability: what’s your identity?

I’ve been working on new content based on the idea of personal sustainability. Sustainability in terms of our own energy but also our own contribution to the sustainability of the planet. Our personal resources are finite in the same way the planet’s resources are finite. We need to think hard about where we expend energy

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international leadership week: the importance of self connection for collaboration - children standing in a circle each holding their own tiny plant

Connection before collaboration: International Leadership Week

It’s International Leadership week, and this year’s theme is #CollaborateForSuccess… Two years ago my partner Antonia and I visited our friends at their regenerative farm in the Cairngorms in Scotland. One afternoon, sheltering from the weather in their homestead, we were discussing one of the aims of regenerative farming which is to reconnect people with

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Grid of images from the last 10 years celebrating 10 years in business

Celebrating 10 Years In Business

As we celebrate a significant milestone –10 years in business – it’s a perfect moment to look back on how our team and business have evolved since our humble beginnings in 2012. In the beginning Initially, we embarked on our journey as a small group of personal trainers, armed with a holistic framework we call

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wellbeing framework: stones perfectly balanced in a pile

Why it’s important to have a wellbeing framework

Welcome to the first SNAP of the year! Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas break as I certainly did. During that time off, I was reflecting on what I want my wellbeing framework for 2024 to look like. Now, personally, I don’t believe in resolutions – it’s not new year, new me, it’s very

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biophilia: bringing nature into the home to boost the parasympathetic nervous system

Bringing Nature Indoors for your Parasympathetic Nervous System

A recent Guardian article describes the benefits of being out in nature for your parasympathetic nervous system, cognitive health, memory, and brain function. A quick explanation for anyone who needs it: the parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for your body’s “rest and digest” processes. Things like reducing heart rate and increasing gut motility – the

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Stress resilience and connection: Leanne taking part in the Arctic Circle Race

The Relationship Between Stress Resilience and Connection

Back in 2019, my partner Antonia and I took on the Arctic Circle Race, known as the world’s toughest cross-country ski race, held annually in Sisimiut, Greenland. Earlier this year in March, we went on another Arctic adventure – this time with a company called Rat Race. And, as they so often do, this experience

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helping others for wellbeing: a climber helps another climber up onto a higher bit of rock

Think Femur: The Importance Of Helping Others For Our Own Wellbeing

I’ve spent the past few months researching the importance of human connection for my new keynote, BOND. And I realised pretty early on that social relationships, particularly in the age of AI, are more important than ever. In fact, I believe they are the next frontier of wellbeing. So, in this week’s SNAP, I wanted

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