These Powerful Words Will Transform You.

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.

Be the change you want to see happen in the world! Be Iconic Style is here to help you on your way to becoming. Our mission is to offer education and increase your awareness and empowerment. If you haven’t already, begin your journey today.

Parents, You Can Ace the Sleepover!

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.

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Light in the Dark Places…Unwarranted Fear

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.

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Coaching: Does Fear Really Exist?

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.

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A Single Step

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.

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Listen Up

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...

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I Believe in…Nurturing Your Ideas

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.

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April’s Quotes for Inspiration

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!

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Spring Cleaning—A New View Now

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…

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Queen Elizabeth II, 92, Just Shared Her First Instagram Post

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.

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Travel Etiquette–Scotland

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.

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Failure 101: Colleges Teach Students How to Cope with Setbacks.

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.

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Initiative & Leadership

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.

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The Power of Words

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!

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Meditation to Release the Blocks from Your Life

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!

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How to Stop Self Criticism Once and for All

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.

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When Your Young Daughter Wants to Act Like a Teen

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!

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Think and Grow Rich

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!

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Vogue Coloring Book

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!

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Legacy Family Planning—I’m OK

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!

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Introduction to INCENTRALISM Meditation

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.

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Abundance – Coach Ana

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.

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Searching for Purpose: Three Helpful Steps

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.

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The Happy Secret to Better Work

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!

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The Abundance Factor

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!

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Light in Dark Places…Abuse

Abuse can happen anywhere, but it seems to happen most at home, behind closed doors. It is not a one-time event and some people live with it for so long, it becomes the norm. This is an important read for all women, but particularly so for those suffering at the hand of an abuser. Be sure to read BIS Contributor Debbie Lane’s critically important article on this very subject.

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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. This video is a must-see for sure!

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Quote for Inspiration – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou has gifted us with many life lessons in her 86 years on this earth… and this one in particular is one that we should all pay close attention to. Read it, ponder it, and then watch a short video in which she explains its importance to Oprah.

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I Believe In…Peaceful Dwelling Places

Maintaining our inner peace is critical to a peaceful dwelling place. You can’t look good on the outside and have utter chaos on the inside! Sometimes a simple vision can help us move forward.

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Lifestyle Design from the Himalayas with Bethany Williams

Lifestyle design…It’s not something we learn in school, we don’t teach it to our children, and we don’t understand that we can design the lifestyle and the lives that we want to live. This month Bethany challenges you to go out and live the adventure of a lifetime and create the life and lifestyles you truly want to live. It’s about creating “happy” for you… whatever that looks like. Follow Bethany as she treks through Nepal and shares with you how rid yourself of the anchors that are keeping you back and from living the life you truly want to live.

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14 Things Busy Women Need to Survive Whatever the Day Throws at Them

When it comes right down to it, we never know exactly how each day is going to wind up for us…And, quite frankly, we all suffer through those unexpected surprises that we have to work through. Some days are so intense that we forget that we haven’t had breakfast or lunch…and on others we rush out the door so quickly we forget to put on our lipstick. While no two days look the same, we can always be a little better prepared…and this article from Glamour tackles just that. Read on for inspiration!

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Organizing and Relationships

Implementing a new organizing system for yourself and your loved ones might take a bit of navigating, but with consistency, patience, and a sense of humor, you can make it work for everyone!

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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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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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Hell Yes or Hell No!

Life is precious… and so is our time! The decisions we make should be a resolute “hell yes!” or “hell no!” Is your curiosity píqued? Read more!

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I Believe in Love

February is best known for Valentine’s Day. It is the same story every year. So this year, we’ve decided to reinvent Valentine’s Day! Read Debbie Lane’s fun ideas here.

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Ways to Say ‘No’ More Effectively

Why is it so very hard to just say “No”? And above and beyond that, why is it even harder to say no to the people you are closest to? If you are a people-pleaser, you are the most prone to this dilemma. Read all about how you can flip this issue around and become the queen of setting healthy boundaries in this fabulous article from the Wall Street Journal.

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Unconditional Love

Usually we don’t express our unconditional love to ourselves. It might feel uncomfortable and self centered to do that on a regular basis. However, the truth is, you can only love others as much as you love yourself and are able to receive love from others. This month’s words of wisdom from Coach Ana are a must-read!

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I Believe in…the Magic of the Christmas Season

To many, the Christmas season is the most magical time of the year. It can also be one of the most stressful times of the year for a variety of reasons. No matter what your situation is this year, make every effort to experience the “Magic” of the Christmas season!

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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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Library Review: What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey

What I Know for Sure is an addition you want to make to your library of reads that inspire and comfort and make you ponder. It is the book you keep by your bed to read a section at a time to savor and help make those changes in your life you have wanted to make but needed that extra push. This is Oprah at her finest…

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Richard Branson’s Top 10 Favorite Quotes on Giving

We are huge fans of Richard Branson; not only for his business practices but also (and especially) for his philanthropic nature. In this month of giving, he reminds us that we should practice giving—in all its iterations—all year round, and he shares with us some of his favorite quotes on giving.

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Decorating for Thanksgiving

In this season of thanksgiving, we wanted to share a few articles that we love for entertaining this month. We’re all about minimizing the work so that you can spend time with family and friends. Enjoy!

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Stop Overthinking: 7 Easy Ways to Kick this Bad Habit

Overthinking—it happens to the best of us. The fact that it is so easy to do means that we tend to do it more often. Ironically, we even overthink without thinking about it. Thankfully theeverygirl.com has shared 7 easy and effective ways to kick this bad habit—and we all know that a clear mind is an amazing feeling!

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