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.

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Sort Yourself

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…

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Patricia Arquette and Patti Hansen Talk Love, Friendship, and Work After 50

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.

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Yes, You Can Kondo Your Refrigerator

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.

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Three American Icons on Beauty, Flaws, and the Concept of Aging

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.

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Happy July!

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.  

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Light in Dark Places…Shame

“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.

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I Believe… in Embracing Change

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…

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Choosing Happiness—From the Inside Out

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!

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Light in Dark Places…Gaslighting

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…

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The First Timer’s Guide to Coachella

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!

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Gratitude

One of the marvelous things about gratitude – it has no upper limit, as far as I can tell. You can be as grateful as you want to be. Check out Coach Ana’s beautiful words on gratitude.

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11 Proven Ways to Boost Your Happiness

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!

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How to Charm Anyone

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.

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The Magic Behind Dream Boards

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!

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Turn Your Weekends Into Mini-Vacations

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.

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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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