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

What kind of woman do you want to be?

“I want to be a self-directed, energetic, accomplished, whole woman.” That’s as powerful a statement of ambition as I’ve ever read. My coaching client “Eva” emailed it to me this week, along with the list of specific goals she wants to achieve in the coming months. And to think, back when we got started, she […]

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My Mother, the Hausfrau

I often tell my audiences that I am the daughter of an engineer. And this is true. But it is only half true. I am also the daughter of a hausfrau. A hausfrau. That’s how my mother described herself in an oral history interview we did when I was in graduate school. It’s German for […]

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Quitting in Style

Consider the much-maligned quit. Evan Harris certainly wants you to. “The quit is an act of will,” she writes in The Art of Quitting: When Enough Is Enough. “As an act of will, it is a form of expression. As a form of expression, it is an art.” In the mood to quit something? As […]

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“An Unknown Woman”

For some unknown reason, I felt called last week to revisit a book that was near and dear to me during my Do-Over! some 20 years ago. An Unknown Woman, by Alice Koller, is the classic memoir of a woman who retreats to a deserted winter beach house to re-evaluate her life. I trust the […]

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Do-Over! Camp

Do-Overs! take time. And work. I remember being struck by Sylvia Acevedo’s turn-of-phrase when recalling her own Do-Over! process. The rocket-scientist-turned-entrepreneur explained how she had “done the work,” trying out everything from fast cars to salsa dancing. When you’re looking to change-it-up, you need to get out and sample that brave new world–new places, new […]

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Do-Over! Memories

I started out life as a journalist, and I’m still more comfortable asking the questions than answering them. Even so, I enjoyed this interview I did with Academic Women for Equality Now, an online home to explore gender issues in US higher education. Thanks to Pascale Lane for inviting me to reflect back upon my […]

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A Do-Over! Playlist

I just burned a CD for a dear BFF with highlights from my own personal Do-Over! playlist. And then I thought: you might want to assemble it for yourself. These tunes always rev me up for the next challenge… Already Gone (The Eagles) What a Feeling (Irene Cara) I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) Wide Open […]

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3 New Year’s Stories

My New Year’s tradition is a day of complimentary mini-coaching for my clients. I love to catch up with my girls! It’s the most inspiring and energizing way I can imagine to launch myself into the new year. Today was no different. And three of my clients’ updates were so terrific that I want to […]

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