Nature

backing off beats burnout: dirt path in wooded area

Backing Off Beats Burnout

Welcome to the final instalment in our SNAP series about Cadence, the key to high performance. Cadence is a simple, four-step approach to managing energy that works. Part one was about the first phase, predict. And we asked, “When are your Wimbledons?” When are the big events coming up for you, both professionally and personally? […]

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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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The importance of nature connectedness: Leanne wearing Kew Garden's "OUR FUTURE IS BOTANIC" t-shirt

Our Future Is Botanic: What Kew Gardens Taught Me About Nature Connectedness

This week’s SNAP is all about nature connectedness. We recently visited Kew Gardens, and I was totally struck by the power of botanics. It’s something I’ve never really considered—or rather, something I’ve taken for granted: the plants, the fungi, the little creatures that pollinate or break things down, and the relationship they have with each

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The Power of Social Connectedness - Leanne Spencer wearing bee keeper outfit

Diversity Promotes Resilience: the Power of Social Connectedness

Many of you will have read or heard me tell stories of my time at Lynbreck Croft. If you haven’t, you can find out more about it here. It’s an 150-acre regenerative farm in the Cairngorms, Scotland, run by our friends, Lynn and Sandra. During our most recent visit, we accompanied them to a local

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Regenerative farming cows in a field

Lessons from my week on a regenerative farm

Regenerative farming may seem out of context for many. Like me, you probably don’t have stewardship over land, but you do have stewardship over yourself – your mental, emotional and physical health. Are you taking care of it? Are you giving yourself enough rest? Earlier in the summer, I was looking for a different experience,

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Steve Shove Reconnecting and recovering in nature Agile Business Athlete Show podcast S1 E7

Steve Shove: Reconnecting and Recovering in Nature S1 E7

This week we’re joined by Steve Shove. He is an author, survival instructor, performance coach, and owner of Really Wild Business. He’s a big advocate for nature, which is a key theme in all of the work he does. We discuss reconnecting and recovering in nature. Topics Discussed In This Episode: How Leanne and Steve

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Helping you achieve work life balance and improve your overall wellbeing