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travel hacks take the scenic route. Tortoise walking along a path

Travel Hacks Part 2 – Taking the Scenic Route

This is the second of June’s SNAP series which is all about travel hacks, and this time I’m talking about why it’s good to sometimes slow down and consider taking the scenic route. This follows on from last week’s tip about how I get nutrition on the go. Take the slow train So, you may […]

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Travel Hacks nutrition on the go Leanne Spencer on a train

Travel Hacks Part 1 – Nutrition on the Go

I’m starting June’s SNAP series which is all about travel hacks, with my tip for nutrition on the go. This is the first of four SNAPS I’ll be sharing this month on this topic of travel hacks. As a reminder, a SNAP is ‘short novel and practical’ tips and advice on a particular topic.) Getting

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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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Food and mood: two orange slices and a banana make a smiley face on a plate :)

Using food to bolster good mood and emotional resilience

This month is all about emotional resilience. For part one, we talked about sleep, and having a bedtime routine. Week two in the series was about meditation and meditative practice. This time it’s about something very close to my heart, having several qualifications in nutrition. And that is food. Or, more specifically, food and mood

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emotional resilience and sleep - alarm clock amongst bedsheets

The relationship between emotional resilience and sleep

This month, we’re running a series of SNAPs about emotional resilience. For those of you who don’t already know, SNAP stands for ‘Short, Novel And Practical’, providing you with quick, interesting and easy-to-implement information and tips to help optimise your wellbeing. A few weeks ago, I was invited to do a talk on emotional techniques

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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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performance culture & slivers of recovery: man looks out of window leaning back in chair with hands behind his head

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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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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