How You Take Care of Yourself Transforms Every Aspect of Your World

We came to this earthly plane with a body that needs to be nurtured and cared for, and yet, as women we are often second, third or fourth in line to care for ourselves…even when we’re single!

We liken this phenomenon to using the oxygen mask on a plane; you must take care of yourself before you take care of others, or there will be little or nothing to give.

Once again, we’re talking about self-care. (Do you see a theme here?) You only get one body per lifetime…honor and care for it, and it will serve you well! Be Iconic Style’s mission in fitness and wellbeing is to help you make you a priority!

Reflections on an Incredible Journey

Taking vacations is a part of self-care that all-to-often gets neglected in the hustle and bustle of our busy daily lives. Those of you who know me well know of my love for Greece… and memories of my trips there are never far from my mind. I’m going to share some of those memories with you to get you in the mood for planning your next getaway…wherever that may be. Make sure you get and take all of your vacation time…you deserve it!

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Self-Care for Your Best Heart-Filled Year

We think of February as a month dedicated to sweethearts, lovers, rich chocolate and romance. But how about having a deeper love affair with yourself? All of us could use a little more TLC, and in this article by BIS contributor Dr. Mary Warren, you’ll find out how it is that self-care is the “internal glue” that holds us all together.

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Laughing Power

Who doesn’t love to laugh? It’s invigorating, cathartic, and life-affirming. In short, it feels GREAT! Laughter has a number of other positive attributes however, that are definitely worth reading about. Be sure to check out this short, but super informative article all about the power of laughter!

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How to Make a One-Pan Chicken Dinner With Whatever You Have in the Fridge

Many of us undoubtedly wish that we had the time to truly enjoy cooking without thinking about everything else we have on our plate, both literally and metaphorically. The reality of it is, we have busy lives and those gourmet meals we’d love to tackle take considerable time and preparation. SELF found the perfect solution; delicious one-pan chicken dinners that can be easily put together with whatever you have at hand.

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Fitness Wear – February

It’s still early, but we can feel it…spring is in the air! This means that warm weather clothing isn’t far behind. Time to up your workout game and refresh your workout wardrobe! Take a look at what we’ve found this month.

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The Best Food for Radiant Skin

So often we resort to quick-fix topical solutions when it comes to brightening a dull complexion… when what we really need to be looking at is what we’re putting into our bodies instead. Paying attention to how we nourish ourselves is crucial to how our bodies function. The better we feed ourselves, the better we look. End of story. You’re going to want to check out the best foods for promoting radiant skin in the following article from Oprah.com… Follow their advice and you’ll not only look radiant, but you’ll feel fantastic!

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10 Ways to Save Time (a Lot of It) in the Kitchen

In a day and age when all we do is go, go, go, it’s no wonder time is so precious to us. That said, every extra minute we can make for ourselves counts beyond measure! But where to begin? Our friends at goop.com can help get us started with this fabulous article that offers 10 genius ways to save time in the kitchen. In other words, a little extra planning now will save you lots of time later, so that you can be spending time doing the things you really want to be doing. We think you’re going to love this!

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The Surprising Rewards of Meal Kits

Looking for the benefits of cooking at home without the hassle? Why not forego the temptations of fast-food and supermarket “to go” meals in favor of a meal kit service! There are now more than 150 of them in the U.S. alone, with estimated sales of $2.2 billion (yes, that’s billion!) in 2017…and there’s a reason why they’re so popular! Check out this Wall Street Journal article to find out for yourself why a meal kit could just be your new best friend!

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5 Foods That Will Speed Up the Metabolism

If you have ever wanted to burn calories and boost your metabolism at the same time look no further. This is just the article you’ve been looking for! Check out these five foods that will not only boost your metabolism but will also help burn calories simultaneously! We thank theeverygirl.com for this fabulous article. Happy eating!

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It’s Official: Sleep Is the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Health

You’ve heard it a thousand times—and you’re about to hear it again. Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health! But despite spending nearly a third of our lives catching Zzzs, it’s surprisingly still not enough! You’ll definitely want to give this article from theeverygirl.com a read so that you can find out everything you need to know about the magic of shut eye!

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Understanding Essential Oils

There are a plethora of essential oils to explore, each one with its own unique qualities and purpose… The range and diversity of what’s “out there” can be a bit overwhelming at first glance, so understanding them is essential to finding the perfect one for you. Instead of hours Googling them, you’re better off giving this goop article a read. The information is short and sweet but this is a fantastic primer to all things essential oil!

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15 Instant Pot Recipes for Meal Prep Sunday

The thought of meal prepping sounds nice. Well let’s rephrase that, the final product of meal prepping sounds nice. But before we can get to that, we’re looking at hours of your Sunday spent on this kind of preparation. The following article from one of our favorite sites, theeverygirl.com, features 15 delicious Instant Pot recipes, that allow you forgo the torture of endless meal prep and sit down to a perfectly prepared meal with little to no fuss. You’re going to want to try them all!

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Holiday Hack: A Simple Guide to Surviving the Holidays

For many, the holiday season brings on an array of mixed emotions. While it can certainly be a fun and exciting time, it can also be incredibly stressful. However, if you check in with yourself regularly and learn to prioritize, it’s entirely possible to enjoy this time without unnecessary emotional stress. Be sure to read this fabulous article on surviving the holiday season with a positive state of mind by BIS contributor, Harper Reid!

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T-Tapp: Getting Rid of Your Bat Wings

Let’s face it ladies… there are few things less attractive than bat wings! Who doesn’t want to wear that chic sleeveless dress or fabulous top? Take some time this winter to tone up with Teresa Tapp and be ready for the warm weather!

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Meatloaf Transcendent

Still traumatized by the meatloaf of your youth? So often absurdly dry and dense, it’s one of those comfort-type dishes that we want to like and yet… With the help of the Wall Street Journal and MeMe’s Diner in Brooklyn, we’re going to change all of that however. Read on for a meatloaf recipe that is absolutely transcendent!

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Live Less Stressed: Manage Your Time With These Easy Tips

How is it that in 24 hours, we’re hardly ever able to achieve everything we need to get done? For most of us, our reality has become one of trying to get everything through multi-tasking but that doesn’t always do the trick. Be sure to read this article from theeverygirl.com as it features some amazing tips on how to allocate your time to avoid the inevitable stress that goes along with life in this day and age. 

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15 Smoothies We Love from Lauren Conrad’s Nutritionist

Smoothies are a staple in our diet and if it’s not already in yours, you have got to give them a try. The 15 options in this article from theeverygirl.com are a great way to start as they feature recipes from Lauren Conrad’s nutritionist. These recipes healthy, low in sugar, and feature amazing flavor profiles. Read on and you’ll never look back!

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10 of the Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes

It’s getting to be that time of the year…And who doesn’t love this season’s warm and cozy comfort food? Don’t let your summer health kick get derailed however… Keep reading for some fabulous (and super healthy) slow-cooker recipes for us that we guarantee will replace your old “go to” comfort foods.

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When Should You Take a Mental Health Day?

Self-care is just as important, if not MORE so, than taking care of those around you. Ignore the stigma of selfishness or laziness that seems to go hand-in-hand with taking care of one’s self, and be sure to take the downtime that you need for your mental (and physical) health. Find out the hows and whys in this informative article from Fast Company.

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15 Best Superfoods for Fall

Fall has arrived, and if you’re looking for a good excuse to visit your local farmer’s market in this beautiful weather (because arguably this is the best season to visit) or you’re just genuinely curious on this season’s best superfoods, then look no further! This article from Health features 15 of fall’s best superfoods packed with the best vitamins and nutrients. Here’s to a healthy fall!

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George Michael’s “Freedom”—The 25th Anniversary

It’s been a couple of years since the 25th anniversary of George Michael’s “Freedom,” but this song—and everything behind it—is definitely worth revisiting every now and again…We’re reposting this article in honor of our fabulous fitness guru Teresa Tapp… who spent a great deal of time making these super models…well, super. What she was able to do for them she is now doing for us in the most incredible way…

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8 Quick Weekday Meals from 1 Big Batch of Quinoa

Meal preparation can be a tedious and time-consuming process—and let’s face it, who wants to spend all day Sunday cooking? If you love the convenience of easily prepared meals during the week but can’t spare a lot of time on the initial preparation, you’re going to want to read article from Self and acquaint yourself with some of the many different types of meals that can be made from one giant batch of quinoa! 

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Egg in an Avocado Recipe

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But… it can sometimes be the hardest. Take the “busy” out of your morning and prepare this delicious and easy meal the night before. Trust me, your morning self will thank you, and so will the rest of your day.

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5 Online Workouts For Every Kind of Mood

Oh, exercise. That ever-present necessity that most of us love to hate. Maybe group, workout classes aren’t your thing. Maybe you detest the gym and sweaty locker rooms. Your new solution? Online workouts! Whether you love yoga, cycling or total-body shredding, here are the best online workouts out there. Check them out and see for yourself!

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Garlic & Asparagus Tortellini

We all love those recipes that leave our guests happy and ready for more. Looking for a new one? Meet “Brown Butter Tortellini with Toasted Garlic and Asparagus.”
Is your mouth watering yet? Your friends and family will think you’ve spent the day slaving over this entrée. But don’t worry—your secret is safe with us! 

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The Missoni Family Cookbook Celebrates La (Extremely) Bella Vita

The Missonis know fashion, that’s a for sure. But did you know they know food, too? See for yourself as they unveil their first ever Missoni Family Cookbook featuring food that deviates from your typical Italian cuisine. Don’t believe how amazing the food tastes? Try their secret family recipe: Budino—or chocolate pudding. You’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven…

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20 Healthy Snacks that Won’t Leave You Hungry

Snacking can be a dangerous game…As satisfying as it may seem at the time, it’s way too easy to look back on your day and realize that not once were you full from any of the countless snacks you treated yourself to. Try any one of these 20 guilt-free recipes collected by theeverygirl.com. We promise you they’ll taste better than any store-bought snack!

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The Importance of Hydration

Hydration… when you do it right (both inside and out) you can look vibrant and ageless your entire life. This month BIS fitness guru Teresa Tapp shows us how to achieve optimal hydration.

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These Are The 6 Superfoods You Should Be Eating This Spring

Where best to get advice on healthy food than from the experts themselves? Nutritionist, Steven Macari reveals the six foods you should be eating just in time for summer! Your body is at its weakest after the winter months, and these superfoods will help to revitalize you. Find out what they are in this information packed article from Harper’s Bazaar.

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How to Quiet Your Mind When You Can’t Sleep

It’s time to hit the hay. You get through your evening rituals and climb into bed…and your mind just won’t quiet down enough to let you fall asleep. Try distracting yourself—because it’s impossible to think of the report you have due tomorrow when you’re thinking of a banana. Sound crazy? Maybe so, this short but informative article from Oprah.com will have you waving goodbye to your “wide-awake-at-1-in-the-morning” self!

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Fitness Wear–May

Spring is finally here and we couldn’t be happier! Now that we’re not limited to indoor workouts it’s time to perk up our fitness wardrobes. See what fabulous pieces we’ve found for you this May!

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Fitness Wear for February

It’s still early, but we can feel it…spring is in the air! This means that warm weather clothing isn’t far behind. Time to up your workout game and refresh your workout wardrobe! Take a look at what we’ve found this month.

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Your Holiday Survival Guide

You probably find yourself overindulging, stressing over gift giving and family and exhaust yourself all in the name of Holiday Cheer. So, we have a few helpful essential tips that will help you stay on track and feel worlds better so you really enjoy this loveliest of seasons!

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Holiday Eating

Indeed, the holidays are coming and we do know what that means, food, food, and more food. We have chosen a few amazing articles to help you guide you this season!

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Fitness Playlist–November

The holiday season is almost here which means lots of parties and lots of food. Stay motivated with these awesome tunes while you navigate this tricky season!

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Why What You Eat Matters

Everyone knows that eating healthy is important, but many people I talk with don’t know why. Sadly, many of our daily choices don’t materialize for years, maybe even decades. BIS Contributor Dr. Mary Warren shares some simple rules on how we can avoid such mistakes.

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Are You a Canary?

Self-care is an investment in your wellbeing and will pay off with huge dividends now and as you age. BIS Contributor Dr. Mary Warren shares a few simple and important steps on how you can achieve optimum health and increase your happiness

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Early Winter Fitness Wear

It’s getting brisker every day, so make the most of your outdoor workouts before the snow starts to fly. Oh, and be sure to look fabulous while working up a sweat!

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