Stress

red flags for chronic stress - red flag against blue sky

Do you know your red flags for chronic stress or burnout?

It’s part three in our series of SNAPs about Cadence, the key to high performance. Cadence is a simple, four-step approach to managing energy that works. Part one was all about identifying the big events coming up for you – both professionally and personally. Then, we talked about what small actions you could take to […]

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build your bulletproof: man jumping over hurdle

What small actions will you take to build your bulletproof?

It’s part two in our series of Cadence conversations. We’re picking up from last time, where I kicked it all off with the idea of the business athlete, for a high-performance culture. I then talked about the first phase of the Cadence Approach, which is ‘predict’, asking you the question, “When are your Wimbledons?” –

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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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how to recover from stress: a muddy dog shaking it off

Shake It Off: How To Recover From Stress

A lot of the inspiration for my keynotes comes from observations I’ve made in everyday situations. Special events too, of course, like the Arctic Circle Race, which you can read more about here. But wellbeing isn’t achieved overnight; consistency is key. And that’s what makes the things we learn from ordinary experiences so extraordinary if

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Small Changes, Big Impact: Person cycling indoor track

Small Changes Have A Big Impact Over Time

About a year ago, I received an alert from Apple Fitness. It told me I was burning on average 31 fewer calories per day than the same time a year ago. Initially I thought little of it. What’s 31 calories? It’s nothing. Then it struck me that this adds up. These seemingly small changes might

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How to Create a Culture of Wellbeing in Your Organisation - Leanne Spencer on stage delivering a keynote to a large auditorium of people.

VALUE: How to Create a Culture of Wellbeing in Your Organisation

After I deliver my keynote, I’m often asked by the HR / People teams for suggestions on embedding the notion of cadence into the culture. Whilst we do more structured work on this with some of our clients, there is a basic framework that anyone who’s heard my content can adopt. It’s called VALUE, and

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Leanne on one knee doing tiger pose whilst delivering a wellbeing keynote sharing the cadence approach to a room full of people

My Origin Story & Creating the Cadence Approach

I’m frequently asked about my ‘origin story’; how I got into wellbeing and then went on to create the Cadence Approach. So here’s a summary, taken from my bestselling book, Cadence – a finalist in this year’s Business Book Awards! How it started To explain how the Cadence Approach came about, I must first go

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