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Evolve to Succeed Part 2: Burnout Signs, Causes & Prevention

In this limited series, I’m breaking down my conversation with Warren Munson on his podcast, Evolve to Succeed. Part 1 was all about how my own experiences led me to a career in wellbeing – particularly in the corporate space. This time, we’ll delve deeper into burnout signs, causes and prevention using my signature Cadence […]

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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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Enhance Your High Performance Culture with Slivers of Recovery

Even professional athletes have rest days. That’s because they understand the importance of recovery for performance. By allowing their bodies time to repair, they become stronger, less prone to injury, and more resilient as a result. And this idea isn’t exclusive to sport – or even physical activity. In this week’s SNAP, I want to

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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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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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Kami the Romanian rescue dog - the importance of strong social relationships for wellbeing by Leanne Spencer

Strong social relationships: the new frontier of wellbeing

Those of you who are familiar with my work will know that I’ve been creating some new material around the power of social connectedness for healthspan. And I wanted to share my own story with you about how I came to recognise its importance of building strong social relationships. Moments of connection A couple of

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Workplace wellness: four factors that make a happy, healthy and resilient human being

In Q&As I’m often asked what makes a happy, healthy and resilient human being, specifically in a work context. By this I mean an office environment or equivalent. It’s an interesting question because it’s where many of us spend most of each week. So you’d think we’d have workplace wellness nailed down by now. But

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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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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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