Karan Dennis

Greatness is Sifted Through the Grind

The past couple of weeks has been a veritable cornucopia of world class sport. England beat Sweden in the quarter finals of the World Cup, Formula One visited Silverstone in Northamptonshire, we’re in the throes of my beloved Wimbledon and, most importantly of all, my children are preparing for their respective sports…

HOW YOUR NEGATIVE SELF TALK CAN TORPEDO YOUR CHILDREN’S SELF-ESTEEM

By Karan Scott We know that our babies are born weak and defenseless, and that our sacred mission (as adoring and conscientious parents) is to protect and nurture them into maturity. At this point we’re supposed to let them spread their wings, fly the nest and create their own lives. Apparently this whole…

LIFE LESSONS ARE EVERYWHERE

LIFE LESSONS ARE EVERYWHERE  Whilst visiting friends and enjoying a BBQ recently, something made me stop, chuckle and take this photograph of a drainpipe. You’re probably thinking I should get out more, or find more scintillating friends, but I go out plenty and these are the best friends a girl…

EMBRACE THE WINDS OF CHANGE

Embrace the Winds of Change I was out in the garden not too long ago, picking up the broken twigs and branches, left in the wake of Storm Doris. This got me thinking about the cycle of life. Again. It fascinates me to observe Mother Nature making change happen, in…

NEVER ACCEPT THE GIFT OF TOXICITY

NEVER ACCEPT THE GIFT OF TOXICITY Oh bloody hell! The American elections are over and the divisive Donald Trump is President-Elect. We woke up in the not too distant past to news reports of anti-Trump protesters in the streets of New York, Nashville, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle, proclaiming “Not…

Roll with life’s punches

Roll with life’s punches Life has an uncanny and infuriating habit of sucker punching us when we’re already down. How often have you ever looked skywards and pleaded “…could I please just catch a break?!” A case in point. My brother, Philip, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma last…

YOU NEED A THINKING PARTNER, NOT AN ECHO CHAMBER

In a previous lifetime I was a Team Building Instructor, and had the pleasure of working with some of the great corporate behemoths of our time: ING Group, PriceWaterhouse and GlaxoSmithKline, to name but a few. Once deployed on a mission, we would organise theatrical “corporate kidnappings”, where the Grande…

ARE YOU (OVER-)THINKING IT OVER?

If you try to comprehend air before breathing it in, you will die ~ said a wise person (not me) once. As soon as I read this quote, it gave me pause. You see, I have been known to be a little over-analytical. That sound you can hear now, is…

YOU CAN BE ANYONE, WHY NOT BE SOMEONE?

Close your eyes and visualise who you want to be, because the first step for getting what you want is to know what you want. Without knowing which direction you want to travel in, no wind is favourable; you must first chart your course, before you can set your sail….

Progress is a Process not an Event

Progress is a process, not an event: think about how many times your life has unfolded at exactly the right time, place and pace. If we go all the way back to the beginning of our being – in utero – we didn’t need lungs to breathe, or stomachs to digest,…