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Georgia O'Keeffe | AnnDaly.com

Georgia O’Keeffe’s door

In honor of Women’s History Month, my essay on Georgia O’Keeffe published this month in Houston Woman Magazine. Enjoy! What was there to love about the abandoned house perched over route 84, north of Santa Fe by 53 miles? Its adobe walls were cracked and crumbling, the beams fallen, the doors dangling. Much of the […]

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Isadora Duncan | AnnDaly.com

Isadora Duncan: ambition was her religion

A great topic is inexhaustible! Twenty years after publishing my book on Isadora Duncan, I’m still finding fresh ways to write about the dancer’s extraordinary life and art. In honor of Women’s History Month: From all accounts (and I spent five years researching them), the modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan never, ever doubted that she […]

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Diane von Furstenberg: the secret to her success

The Woman I Wanted To Be is Diane von Furstenberg’s third book. And this time around, it’s not just about building a brand, it’s about building a legacy: “My goals had shifted. No longer was I striving to be financially independent. I was. I didn’t need to prove that the first time around wasn’t an […]

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Ann’s coaching reminders

Here you go, this week’s compendium of coaching reminders. I hope they keep you going . . . or stop you dead in your tracks. “Seeing ourselves clearly is initially uncomfortable and embarrassing.” Pema Chodron Know the difference between what you’ve earned and what you “deserve.” “The most important thing is to have clarity. And […]

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Thoughtful + intentional = confidence

Parting is such sweet sorrow, and not just for Shakespeare. Saying farewell at the conclusion of a successful coaching engagement means that one more woman is owning her power and building the life or career of her dreams. That’s reason to rejoice! But, as I did this morning with “Moira,” it also means saying good-bye […]

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Diane von Furstenberg: success begins with clarity

I can’t wait to get my copy of Diane von Furstenberg’s memoir this week. Until then, I’m binge-watching interviews with my favorite fashion legend. The best one goes back a few years, when she talked to gilt.com. DVF is a wise woman, and she keeps it real. She’s learned her life lessons well, and she […]

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Coaching reminders

Here’s a digest of the daily coaching reminders I shared online this week. (For even more coaching advice, let’s connect on Facebook and Twitter!) Consider the mantra of a woman with one year to live: “No time to rush.” Know the difference between being judgmental and having good judgment. “You have to learn to take […]

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Living a complete life

Houston Woman magazine recently published my review essay of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). It’s an inspiring life story! It’s hard to imagine the depths of Margaret Fuller’s despair as she came of age, an intellectual prodigy in the early nineteenth century, […]

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Coaching reminders

Here’s a digest of the daily coaching reminders I shared online this week. (For even more coaching advice, let’s connect on Facebook and Twitter!) Meaning isn’t something you “find.” It’s something you create. Know the difference between attached and curious. A simple, timely apology is usually the best strategy. Repeated apologies prevent us from moving […]

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