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social relationships and emotional resilience - people helping each other climb a rock

Social relationships and emotional resilience

It’s the final instalment in our series on emotional resilience, and this one is about social relationships. In case you missed any of them, part one was about sleep. Part two, I discussed doing something that is meditative. And last time we looked at the relationship between food and mood. All are essential for wellbeing, […]

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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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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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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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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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