Inner Gold: A blog series from Paralympic champion Karen Darke

A mind and soul supporting blog series to help you transcend challenging times

Hi, I’m Karen Darke and here I share a series of blogs which I hope you’ll find useful for navigating life, particularly during challenging times. The blogs will explore some of the emotions that can help us transcend difficult stuff, and connect us with some of the ‘inner gold’ we all have inside.

The world has been turned inside out with the arrival of Covid-19. We are faced with uncertainty. It is likely that life as we knew it will never be the same again. I would like to present a different perspective: one that my life as a modern-day explorer has given me. Many are likening this to being at war, but I prefer to see it as a classroom, as I do the adventures and journeys I take. I think this is a chance to learn, to grow, to re-evaluate how we have been living and change course for a direction more aligned with our true selves, and the health of our planet.


Karen's blogs are shared weekly. Follow the links below to connect with some of your 'inner gold':

  1. Intro: To Be An Explorer…
  2. The Golden Way: WIBA’s & Beliefs
  3. The Wild Way: Vulnerability
  4. The Express Way: Freedom
  5. The Water Way: Gratitude
  6. The Sacred Way: Love
  7. The Hot Way: Joy
  8. The Continental Way: Transformation
  9. The Cold Way: Possibility


Karen has 10 years experience as a professional athlete, an MA in Development Training, a Masters in Sports Psychology and High Performance Coaching & is a qualified Performance Coach & Hypnotherapist.



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