coaching |

There is no perfect

“In golf, there is no perfect. there’s always a challenge to work toward.” — Lydia Ko The best thing about maturity, as far as I’m concerned, is letting go of unrealistic expectations. The ones that others have of us, and the ones we have of ourselves. Perfectionism is the most insidious of all unrealistic expectations. […]

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life coaching |

Are you ready to lead?

We inevitably get to a point in life (for some sooner, for others later) when we want to make a difference. That is, we want to lead. In life, at home, or at work. What does it mean to be a leader? Are you cut out to take on the mantle? Ask yourself these 10 […]

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Do-Over! | books by life coach Ann Daly PhD

Stories of women who dream, reinvent, inspire

It’s always a treat to hear from readers — readers of this blog and readers of my books. This recent note from Alicia was a special treat. She wrote that she had purchased Do-Over: How Women Are Reinventing Their Lives last summer and listened to the audiobook three times! Three times, I wondered, why? Here’s […]

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coaching women |

Women we love: Hillary Clinton and Georgia O’Keeffe

After the emotional overdrive of Hillary’s nomination last week, I’ve been wondering what Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986) would think – and feel, and say. One hundred years after the pioneering modern artist got her first group exhibit in New York City, O’Keeffe would likely be saying, “It’s about time.” Popularly recognized today as the […]

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move from fear to confidence | Ann Daly PhD

Emotions as a way to “radical wellbeing”

I’ve been reading about Deepak Chopra’s new book, titled Super Genes, about what he calls “radical wellbeing.” The book features “the six pillars of wellbeing.” Five of them, yeah, we hear about all the time (diet, stress, exercise, meditation, sleep). The one that caught my attention? Emotions. Our culture packages emotions as the stuff of […]

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