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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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    • 4.9, 84 Ratings

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.

    "Look for the Good" with Jason Mraz

    "Look for the Good" with Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz’s new album begins and ends with the same phrase: “Look for the good.” Those four words are not just a lyric or the title of his seventh studio album, but also an all-encompassing world philosophy for the musician, who believes that in dark and challenging times we should search for something positive.

    The musician also runs the Jason Mraz Foundation, which has donated over $1 million to organizations supporting inclusive arts education and equality. The foundation recently put on an event in San Diego, “SHINE,” to celebrate all-inclusive arts education and become more fully immersed in the community using Jason’s music as a backbone. In many ways, Jason, a two-time Grammy winner, Songwriters Hall of Fame Honoree and board member of the ASCAP Foundation, aims to use his position to empower others and inspire real-world change and positivity. Everything he does and every song he writes comes back to the idea of love. Look For The Good is not just an album – it’s a refreshing way of seeing and experiencing the world we live in.

    You can connect with Jason at :

    https://www.facebook.com/JasonMraz/

    https://twitter.com/jason_mraz

    https://www.instagram.com/jason_mraz/

    https://www.youtube.com/jasonmraz

    And on his website at https://jasonmraz.com.

    • 24 min
    Kristen Eargle and "Ruler of Hope"

    Kristen Eargle and "Ruler of Hope"

    Kristen Eargle has worked as a sports reporter covering college, high school and professional sports. She's interviewed some of the most recognized athletes and coaches, but to medically fragile children, she is the superstar. Kristen joins us to talk about her non-profit, Ruler of Hope, which was inspired by her daughter.

    • 20 min
    Mina Samuels, Author of "Run Like a Girl"

    Mina Samuels, Author of "Run Like a Girl"

    Mina Samuels was a practicing human rights attorney and activist. Though she was good at it, it became clear it wasn’t right for her. Mina started running and never looked back. That’s when she began to really think about what it was she wanted to do with her life. Today she is a successful writer, playwright and performer. However, her particular interest is the transformative impact of sports in women’s lives. In her newest book, RUN LIKE A GIRL 365 DAYS A YEAR: A Practical, Personal, Inspirational Guide for Women Athletes, Mina shares daily wisdom as a spiritual running buddy for women on the move. Check out Mina’s new workshops at ImagiNation Playshops. You can learn more at https://www.minasamuels.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/MinaRunsLikeAGirl/.

    • 25 min
    Andrea Abbate, Acts of Kindness LA

    Andrea Abbate, Acts of Kindness LA

    Apparently, no one ever told Andrea Abbate that we can’t do it all. She is a wife, mom, TV writer and founder of the non-profit Acts of Kindness LA who happens to run a free drug rehab program in her backyard. Find out what keeps her fueled in this episode of The Kindness Podcast.

    • 22 min
    "We Are Brave Together" w/ Jessica Patay

    "We Are Brave Together" w/ Jessica Patay

    Jessica Patay is the Founder and Executive Director of We Are Brave Together, a supportive community of moms with special-needs children. It is her own experiences in life that fuels her passion to strengthen, encourage, inspire and validate all Special Needs Moms in their unique and difficult journeys. Join the community online at https://wearebravetogther.com/ or on instagram @wearebravetogether.

    • 25 min
    Caregiving w/Donna Thomson and Zachary White

    Caregiving w/Donna Thomson and Zachary White

    It’s estimated that 45 million people are currently providing unpaid care for a loved one. 45 million caregivers. Donna Thomson and Zachary White are part of that statistic. In THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY OF CARING: THE TRANSFORMATION FROM LOVED ONE TO CAREGIVER, these seasoned caregivers offer a look at the new normal that is formed when life is re-routed.

    Read Donna’s blog at The Caregivers Living Room (www.donnathomson.com) and take advantage of the caregiver resources at Zachary’s site, www.unpreparedcaregiver.com.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

JimK62 ,

Perfection

Nicole is ushering in an era of kindness awareness by tapping into and comprehensively highlighting the people and groups making Kindness manifest in the world. I ALWAYS leave the podcast with new contacts, connections, and ideas. I also had a good laugh while listening the other day when Nicole mentioned the time I gave her “the shirt off my back” when she admired my kindness tee when our paths crossed at a conference. The Kindness podcast really reflects the shirt’s simple message, “be kind”. Thank you Nicole!

PikaBunnySays ,

Kindness

Talk about kindness...this lives the talk.

Circus Leader ,

Inspiring and Refreshing

I love this podcast! I enjoy the variety of guests that inspire us to be kind in different ways and that expose us to different causes we can support. It’s a refreshing way to spend 20minutes of my week being reminded of the good that surrounds us.

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