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We all need inspiration in our lives. Why? Inspiration feeds our very soul.
This is where you will find your real power—the place where you find inner joy and peace. The place that, when reached, allows you to stand tall in who you are and empowers you. It all begins with you “becoming” on the inside. Your inner world creates your outer world.
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Whether you’re the friend who “likes” and comments on every one of your BFF’s Instagram posts in one sitting, or you’re the one who bakes cookies (or arranges a Tiff’s Treats delivery) for your bestie, we all have different ways of saying “I love you.” In a time when communicating via phone call, text and social media is the norm, Oprah magazine shares some practical ways to harness the digital era and improve your friendships.read more
Who among us doesn’t want to live a life with purpose? While we each define “purpose” in our own unique way, it is human nature to want to fulfill it. So how do we go about doing that…particularly when the stresses of daily life can make achieving that goal feel overwhelming or out of reach?
According BIS contributor Ana Loi, the answer is living with intention. You’re definitely going to want to read this short but oh-so-impactful article!
From the fantastical holiday window displays to taking in the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza, the festivities of the season are abundant in the city that never sleeps. Whether you’re taking a trip to Manhattan or merely needing a mental escape to a holiday destination, this Town & Country guide will have you daydreaming in no time.read more
One of the marvelous things about gratitude is that it has no upper limit, at least as far as BIS Contributor Coach Ana can tell. You can be as grateful as you want to be. Find what fills your heart with gratitude and joy as it will truly change your life! And what better time to start than Thanksgiving!read more
We’ve all heard how important is to be organized, but what does that really mean, and how do you get there? Some people may say that being organized is a goal within itself, but I believe that being organized is a vehicle to achieving something better…read more
For best friends Patricia Arquette and Patti Hansen, aging in no way makes them any less cool or diminishes their finesse. The actress and supermodel are still madly in love with their spouses, making a difference in the world, and rocking Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen flawlessly. The dialogue between the dynamic duo in this interview with InStyle makes a serious case for cool moms.read more
It turns out that color coordinating isn’t just for your closet. Aesthetically arranging your fridge is officially trending, and Marie Kondo would be proud. Using clear containers to simplify lines and intentionally buying produce to fit in a specific color scheme are just a couple of ways that Instagram’s most followed fridges are making it happen.read more
Today’s generation of women old and young are finding common ground when there was once a divide between them. Debbie Harry, Judith Jamison, and Pat Cleveland are all trailblazers and icons who share their wisdom and insight on the beauty of getting old and reveal what matters the most when growing up.read more
Hellloooo, Friday! This might just be our favorite day of the week, mostly because we get a consecutive two days off from work and all responsibilities. However, there is a fine line between giving yourself a break and vegging on the couch for a solid 48 hours eating nothing but Ramen noodles and potato chips. Why not spend that time making the week to come an easier transition? Here are some easy tips that anyone can incorporate to have the best—and more productive—weekend.read more
We’re now officially half-way through the year… And BIS Contributor Dr. Mary Warren wants to know how your fitness goals are going. Have you taken on a Health Partner to help you accomplish them? Your Health Partner could be a friend, sister, husband, partner, mate, dog or neighbor. Make it easy and you will increase your success-ratio. The key to all new healthy habits is simplicity and sustainability.read more
“Shame on you!” or “I am so ashamed of you!” Are those phrases buried in you somewhere from your childhood days when you unknowingly did something that tremendously annoyed a grownup? Don’t let these messages sabotage your plans for success. BIS Contributor Debbie Lane tells us how.read more
Life changes frequently. Sometimes change happens so fast that it feels like we are a “Bop Bag” that is being hit over and over again—with each hit coming before we can stand up straight from the previous “bop.” This month BIS Contributor Debbie Lane discusses how to embrace change instead of dreading it. Read on for more…read more
If you’ve ever dreamed of taking tea with Kate, Meghan or Elizabeth herself, this guide is for you. Okay, so we aren’t saying it’s highly likely you get an invite, but we are saying that it’s always better to be over-prepared than not at all. Here are ten tips from an etiquette expert who was trained by a member of the Queen’s household, to bring out the most-proper version of yourself.read more
How do you define happiness? The dictionary describes it as “a state of well-being and contentment.” But what does that mean to you? This month BIS Contributor Li Saul Shares with us a few tips on finding happiness…from the inside out!read more
Have you ever been in a relationship that makes you question your sanity — so much that you are no longer able to distinguish between what is true and what is not true? You may be a victim of “gaslighting.” Read more…read more
What is Coachella? Combine the hottest musical talent in the world, a fashion week catwalk, A-list celebrities, non-stop dancing, three full days of pool parties, all the good vibes and put it all in the middle of a desert oasis with perfect weather and you get a pretty good picture. It’s definitely a bucket-list item, and when you go to Coachella, you want to do it RIGHT. Fortunately for us, BIS Contributor SJ Grisham has put together a list of items to keep in mind for first-timers. Here’s the inside scoop!read more
Countless books, poems, and songs are written about the pursuit of happiness. But when it comes to finding the real deal, we’ve got the goods. Here are 11 scientifically proven ways to be happy. Songwriters, take note. Start now and live a happier life today!read more
If you want to light up a room (and who doesn’t?), remember this cardinal rule: The key to charming others may not be in what you say, but what you do. Listening is one thing you can do to become more captivating. The way you interact with the world is noticed by others and can attract others to you. When entering a room, observing those in the room and being yourself when you encounter new faces can leave a lasting impression.read more
Life is a glorious journey and as you look back on your own adventure you will see the paths you took that have brought you to now. Let this month’s quote inspire you to do great things!read more
This month Bobbi shares the idea of Dream Boards and how they have brought reality to dreams of hers. Not only is this idea a very fun task, but it also brings clarity to the direction of your aspirations and dreams. Read more!read more
Have you ever returned to the office Monday morning feeling just as exhausted as you were on Friday afternoon? You are not alone—new research shows that without practicing mindfulness on the weekends, most people fall into this trap. The good news? Research also shows that simply shifting your mindset can have transformative effects on your emotional experience.read more
Whether it’s the drama of the Orient Express or the train ride to Hogwarts that floats your imagination fancy, there’s no denying the nostalgia and escapism that traveling via railway brings to mind. If you’ve ever dreamed of escaping back in time for an adventure of your own, check out this article on the companies that are making it possible.read more
Many parents may feel like they are under pressure when it comes to hosting their children’s friends for a night over. You want your kids to have fun while keeping safe boundaries. Read how you can look beyond your worries and know that there are ways to be in control of your child’s sleepover while allowing the children to make some of their own decisions.read more
Merriam Webster defines fear as “an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger and/or anxious concern” and unwarranted as “without a basis in reason or fact.” So, what do we do to quit living in unwarranted fear so that we can enjoy life fully? BIS Contributor Debbie Lane shows us the way.read more
Are you tired of tolerating the fears that live inside you—those pesky doubts that hold you back? Learn how to face your fears when you read this enlightening article by Ana Loi.read more
Are you a procrastinator? No matter how “on it” you are, we all procrastinate sometimes. And some of us procrastinate a lot. Are you one of those? Where ever you fall on this subject we can all use some help.read more
Douce Namwezi, a Congolese journalist and founder of MAMA Radio, hopes to shed a light on the lives of women in her country of The Democratic Republic of The Congo. Many assume these women are victims of rape and financial hardship so her...read more
What ideas do you have that you just can’t get out of your head? And how amazing would it feel to nurture those ideas so that they can take flight and change your world? This month BIS Contributor Debbie Lane discusses the importance of growing the ideas that are near and dear to us.read more
We just loved this quote by supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whitely as it speaks to the essence of Be Iconic Style. We just know you’re going to love it too!read more
This month’s quotes for inspiration are ones that hit particularly close to home here at Be Iconic Style; and it’s our guess that you’ll find them as thoughtful and motivating as we do! Read on and be inspired!read more
Every Spring many of us feel compelled to clean closets, sort through our stuff and clear out clutter that accumulates in our lives. This month BIS Contributor Dr. Mary Warren invites you to take a more expanded approach and look at some of the quiet noise that runs in our minds and hearts…read more
In 1976, Queen Elizabeth II was the first ever monarch to send an email, and now, she has broken the technology front once again. On a recent trip to the London Science museum, her majesty made her first-ever post to the Royal Family Instagram page. Needless to say, everyone is really excited, including the museum itself who printed out the post and framed it.read more
We at Be Iconic Style are all about travel—but adventures abroad means a whole new set of rules for etiquette that many folks don’t think twice about. Fortunately for us, BIS contributor Colleen Rickenbacher has done the research for us! This month Colleen shares all we need to know about traveling in Scotland with finesse.read more
In a time that online image and perfectly-curated Instagram feeds can replace a more accurate understanding of the lives of those around us, it’s more important than ever for us to be reminded that failure is more than okay. In fact, it’s an expected part of our human experience! The Wall Street Journal found multiple top universities across the country that believe this so strongly they have implemented curriculum to drive the point home. So give this a read and then go out and do something new today! You got this.read more
This month we share a segment from Napoleon Hill’s “The Law of Success”—a life- and game-changer. The subject matter deals with initiative and leadership, and if you follow Mr. Hill’s counsel, you will be 95% ahead of the norm.read more
Sometimes loving your people can be extravagant, like a plane ticket or a once-in-a-lifetime dinner…But more often than not, it’s all the little things that can mean the most. Listening well, being a shoulder to lean on, and speaking honestly can be the richest gifts we give one another. Oprah has rounded up five things to consider as you strive to love others better, and more!read more
Words have tremendous power… But what do your words say about you and how exactly is your life and the lives of others affected by what you say? This month’s inspirational article is a must read!read more
Many families do not realize the real danger of not having a will. Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult times that we can experience and many people leave their family and loved ones guessing at their wishes because they did not do some simple planning.read more
This month Personal Growth Coach and BIS Contributor Louise Presley-Turner shares a meditation that will help you let go of the fear and blocks that stop you from attracting all the good “stuff” in your life. Be sure to watch this short but impactful video!read more
Living in the era that we do, it’s nearly impossible not to judge ourselves against the unrealistic expectations we see before us in the media and in social media, every single day, and that can quickly become a slippery slope. While most of us are affected by self-criticism at some point or another, we can do better about protecting ourselves from it. The following article from theverygirl.com can help.read more
It’s an alarming moment for any parent: Your 6-year-old daughter announces that she wants to wear a miniskirt or crop top to look “sexy.” Or your 7-year-old starts dancing like a seductive pop star in a music video. The natural reaction is overreaction…but there are alternatives. Read on!read more
In striving for success, developing winning habits makes the journey shorter as you build confidence and stay focused. Learn these winning traits and become your most successful self.read more
When it comes to teaching how to succeed in business, few people do it better than Napoleon Hill.
If you haven’t read any of his books you’re going to want to. I have billionaire (yes, billionaire) friends, who consider his work their business bibles. “Think and Grow Rich” will change your view of life and business forever. Read on!
Vogue Colors A to Z—a coloring book for grown-ups and kids alike—has arrived. Edited by Vogue Culture Editor Valerie Steiker this beautiful book features a Jazz Age–inspired alphabet, as well as 26 iconic Vogue covers from 1912 to 1932. Read on for a glimpse of what’s inside… then buy one for yourself!read more
Asking for help is something that many of us learn to reject early on in life, and yet it is a necessary skill that we all need to hone… not only to make our own lives easier, but also to make life easier for our loved ones when having to deal with end-of-life decision making. Be sure read this very important article!read more
Getting centered every day can make the difference between struggling and soaring in your daily journey. Check out Li Saul’s video introduction and sample meditation audio file, and enter a world that will transform you and yours. You will love this. I promise.read more
What does abundance mean to you—and do you ever feel that you truly have it? How can we create abundance for ourselves? BIS Contributor Ana Loi answers these questions in this thought provoking article.read more
We all need to feel we have a deeper purpose in life. Something bigger, greater than being “just a … (wife, mother, employee, etc.)” So if you are feeling stuck and looking for a life of MORE, then here are 3 steps BIS Contributor Dr. Cortney Baker walks through when she’s feeling that way and needs to recenter.read more
We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive. Be sure you watch this wildly entertaining and hugely educational TED Talk!read more
I was introduced to The Abundant Factor movie by my business coach for whom I have learned to have massive trust and respect. The movie is incredible and is guaranteed to change you in so many ways. It expands your view of abundance and you get to learn from most of the world’s foremost teachers on success. This movie will blow your mind…it did mine. Be sure to check this out!read more