Finding your tribe

How can we make friends as adults? Sam shares some top tips... In his book, "Friends: understanding the power of our most important relationships", Robin Dunbar shares seven traits that we look for when we make friends: The same language (or dialect) Growing up in the same location Having the same educational or career experience… Continue reading Finding your tribe


Healthy Sleep

In this blog, Sam consolidates some useful tips for healthy sleep. For more in-depth information, visit www.sleepfoundation.org ... It’s well-established that sleep is essential to our physical and mental health. But despite its importance, many people find hemselves regularly deprived of qualitysleep, and are notably sleepy during the day. Healthy sleeping habits are known as… Continue reading Healthy Sleep



In this informative blog, our Wellbeing Practitioner, Sam Havis, shares some information on Self-Esteem... What is self-esteem?The term ‘self-esteem’ is often confused and used to refer to three separate but connected aspects of what makes up our perception of ourselves: Self-Worth - Temporary state of feeling good or bad about ourselves. How we feel when… Continue reading Self-Esteem

Flourishing, Leeds Sanctuary

The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Flourishing – The Flourishing Student (Part I)

In this episode of our "Flourishing" stream, Sam talks to Fabienne Vailes, an expert on wellbeing in education. In this first half of their discussion, they talk about what flourishing really looks like, and ask who are we in this garden called life? https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/flourishing-the-flourishing-student-part-i?si=d9c3bc30d5ee4c95b5ae7843949d6af3&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing You can learn more about Fabienne's work and access free resources… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Flourishing – The Flourishing Student (Part I)