My 6pm Bedtime

My 6pm Bedtime

Yep, you read that title right.There was a night this week, I had a 6pm bedtime. I made no excuses. I didn’t try to cover it up. By 6pm, I was in bed, ready to call it a day and fall asleep.Why?I was exhausted. That’s why. At work I had a few more meetings than I’m...
I had to Google how to Spell Impostor

I had to Google how to Spell Impostor

This week, BNG Inspire welcomes guest blogger, Jeff Vanlaningham! To learn more about Jeff, please visit the BNG Team website. I was reading recently that Impostor Syndrome has become a thing. The official definition is “a psychological pattern in which one...
Shout it out!

Shout it out!

Some days, a simple “gosh darn it” just doesn’t cut it. Some days, we need more. Today, if you’re having a day where the weight of the world is on your shoulders, try going outside and belting out whatever comes to mind; it might just make you feel a little bit...
Check Yourself Before you Wreck Yourself

Check Yourself Before you Wreck Yourself

When I was younger, I would often hear, “God gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason, Nicole. Use them proportionality.” At the time, it didn’t mean much. As I’ve gotten older, the message is loud and clear. If we’re talking more than we’re listening, we might...
If we hear the word Normal one more time…

If we hear the word Normal one more time…

Friends – what does “normal” even mean and why is everyone wishing for it? Can someone help us out because we are hella confused. Is eating three donuts normal? Ummm – if you said “no,” give yourself a BIG pat on the back. Is watching 12 consecutive hours of Netflix...