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Tell us your Kindness Story! Leave us a voicemail at 701-428-1122.

Nicole Phillips is a champion for using kindness to overcome all of life’s difficulties, including her own battle with breast cancer. She spreads the message of the healing power of kindness through her public speaking and weekly column, Kindness is Contagious, which runs in newspapers in North Dakota and Minnesota. She is also the author of the book, Kindness is Contagious: 100 Stories to Remind You God is Good and So are Most People.

As Nicole often says, “Kindness has the power to transform a life, but it also has the ability to transform a single bad day-- and the life we transform with kindness is our own.”

Nicole has her Broadcast Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin
and has worked as a television anchor and reporter in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin and Fargo, North Dakota. 

As Miss Wisconsin 1997, she spent the year touring the state talking to children and adults about overcoming crisis.

Nicole lives in Athens, Ohio. During the basketball season, you can find her in the stands with her three kids (dressed in matching green and white overalls) cheering wildly for her husband, Saul Phillips, and his Ohio University Men’s Basketball team.

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Tell us your Kindness Story! Leave us a voicemail at 701-428-1122.

Nicole Phillips is a champion for using kindness to overcome all of life’s difficulties, including her own battle with breast cancer. She spreads the message of the healing power of kindness through her public speaking and weekly column, Kindness is Contagious, which runs in newspapers in North Dakota and Minnesota. She is also the author of the book, Kindness is Contagious: 100 Stories to Remind You God is Good and So are Most People.

As Nicole often says, “Kindness has the power to transform a life, but it also has the ability to transform a single bad day-- and the life we transform with kindness is our own.”

Nicole has her Broadcast Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin
and has worked as a television anchor and reporter in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin and Fargo, North Dakota. 

As Miss Wisconsin 1997, she spent the year touring the state talking to children and adults about overcoming crisis.

Nicole lives in Athens, Ohio. During the basketball season, you can find her in the stands with her three kids (dressed in matching green and white overalls) cheering wildly for her husband, Saul Phillips, and his Ohio University Men’s Basketball team.

    Go Rock w/ Michele Gehrmann

    Go Rock w/ Michele Gehrmann

    A bike ride with her young daughter changed the trajectory of Michele Gehrmann’s life. One colorful rock caught their eyes and inspired them to delight other people with a paint brush and a little bit of technology. A short time later, this IT pro had founded Go Rock!

    You can join the Go Rock community with or without any artistic giftedness at gorock.com

    • 22 min
    Tony Bennett, Men's Basketball Coach at the University of Virginia

    Tony Bennett, Men's Basketball Coach at the University of Virginia

    Tony Bennett is the only living three-time winner of the Henry Iba Award for national coach of the year. A Wisconsin native, Tony took over as the head men's basketball coach at the University of Virginia in 2009 and set the goal of building "a program that lasts." Originally inheriting a 10-win team, his Virginia Cavaliers have since had four 30-win seasons and won the NCAA Tournament Championship in 2019. Follow Bennett’s Cavaliers this season at https://virginiasports.com.

    • 26 min
    Antoinette Clark, Children’s Author

    Antoinette Clark, Children’s Author

    You might say Children’s Author, Antoinette Clark thinks kindness is the bees knees. In her new book, Kindness Matters, the stars of the show are four bees that are focused on being kind to each other and the environment. Antoinette joins me along with bee keeper, Dr. Dan Holt, to talk about what we can learn from these small but mighty creatures. Learn more about the Kindness Matters series at http://www.royal7publishing.com.

    • 20 min
    UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute w/ Darnell Hunt and Dan Fessler

    UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute w/ Darnell Hunt and Dan Fessler

    There are really exciting things happening in the world of kindness research. UCLA recently established the Bedari Kindness Institute, where experts will work on promoting a more humane world and exploring how and why being nice to others reduces depression and the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

    In this episode of The Kindness Podcast, Nicole talks to Darnell Hunt, who is the Dean of Social Sciences at UCLA and Dan Fessler, the inaugural director, about what might motivate us to be kind. Download the UCLA Mindful app to take advantage of the work being done at the institute.

    • 36 min
    Rebecca Williams and Julie Kraft

    Rebecca Williams and Julie Kraft

    Rebecca Williams, PhD and Julie Kraft, MA have been writing together for more than ten years about how to use mindfulness skills and self compassion to enhance recovery from addictions. Their most recent book is called The Gift of Recovery: 52 Mindful Ways to Live Joyfully Beyond Addiction. Learn more about their work at mindfulnessworkbook.com.

    • 19 min
    Jonathon Aslay, Author of "What the Heck is Self Love Anyway?"

    Jonathon Aslay, Author of "What the Heck is Self Love Anyway?"

    Known as America’s Leading Midlife Dating & Relationship Coach, Jonathon Aslay is a defender and protector of women’s hearts around the world. He helps women transform from attracting Mr. Wrong into finding their Mr. Right. But Jonathon’s advice isn’t just for the single. His book What the Heck is Self Love Anyway makes the case that kindness to ourselves is imperative to our health and well-being. Learn more at http://www.jonathonaslay.com/love/

    • 24 min

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