The Kindness Podcast 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.
The Kindness Podcast

The Kindness Podcast

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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Episode 034 : Rodney Smith Jr., Founder of "Raising Men Lawn Care Service"

One simple act of kindness can transform a life, at least it did for Rodney Smith Jr. On his way home from his college classes, Rodney saw an elderly man struggling to mow his lawn and decided to finish the job for him. He's since founded Raising Men Lawn Care Service which encourages boys and girls to provide free lawn care to those who are unable to do so. He has also mowed a lawn for free in all fifty states and plans to do so again soon. Connect with Rodney on Twitter @iamRodneySmith or on his website at http://weareraisingmen.com.

Episode 034 : Rodney Smith Jr., Founder of "Raising Men Lawn Care Service"

Episode 033 : Turning Grief into Action - The Sandy Hook Promise

On December 12, 2014, Mark Barden's life changed after learning his son, Daniel, was killed during a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He turned his grief to action in founding Sandy Hook Promise. He talks with Nicole about how he is using kindness to prevent future tragedies. You can learn more about Mark's work at SandyHookPromise.org.

Episode 032 : Dr. Jen Faber

Dr. Jen Faber is a businesswoman, chiropractor and author, but her favorite role is as someone who shares the message of self-love. Jen and Nicole talk about the importance of Living well now to avoid regrets later. Connect with Jen on Twitter @DrJenFaber or on her website at http://www.drjenfaber.com.

Episode 031 : Economics of Altruism w/ Dr. Julie Paxton

One way to be kind is with your wallet, donating to charities and people in need. But giving can get confusing in a hurry if you're not aware of the economics of altruism. Dr. Julie Paxton is equipping students to give responsibly through her course, "Economics of Altruism" at Ohio University. We're joined by Dr. Julie Paxton and two of her students, Alex Wainwright and Alex Armstrong to learn more about being kind financially.

Episode 030 : "Generous Genes" w/ Susan Crites Price

Susan Crites Price is an expert on family philanthropy. She's the author of seven books, primarily on parenting and philanthropy. Susan has seen the rise of technology and the pause it gives parents. She teaches us how to encourage kids to share their time, talent, treasure and (social media) ties in a digital age in her latest book Generous Genes: Raising Caring Kids in a Digital Age. You can reach out to Susan on her on social media at @SCritesPrice or generousgenes.com.

Episode 030 : "Generous Genes" w/ Susan Crites Price

Episode 029 : Katie Carter, Executive Director of the Susan G Komen Branch in Columbus, Ohio

Katie Carter is the executive director of the Susan G Komen branch in Columbus, Ohio, where she leads a team of people motivated to ending breast cancer forever. She often finds inspiring stories of kindness when planning her community's Race for the Cure, which is the largest run for breast cancer awareness in the country. Find a race near you or get invaluable advice for those being diagnosed with breast cancer at komen.org.

Episode 029 : Katie Carter, Executive Director of the Susan G Komen Branch in Columbus, Ohio

Episode 028 : "Kindness Rocks" w/ Megan Murphy

Megan Murphy thinks kindness rocks! She is the creator of the national movement, The Kindness Rocks Project, which encourages people to leave rocks painted with inspiring messages along the path of life. You can see just how much impact she's made when looking up #TheKindnessRocksProject. Learn more about how to join the movement at http://thekindnessrocksproject.com.

Episode 027 : Mindfulness in Education w/ Chad McGehee

Chad McGehee works with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin to teach mindfulness to people of all ages. He uses a teaching approach that incorporates findings from modern neuroscience and encourages kindness. His group's groundbreaking research is being used across the country, from teachers to police officers to the producers of Sesame Street! For more on the Center for Healthy Minds go to centerhealthyminds.org.

Episode 026 : Tara Cousineau, Author of "The Kindness Cure"

Tara Cousineau, PhD. is a researcher, mother and kindness warrior. Her book, The Kindness Cure, combines wisdom, stories and science to explore the power of kindness. You can reach out to Tara on Twitter @taracousphd and find out more about her book at taracousineau.com.

Episode 026 : Tara Cousineau, Author of "The Kindness Cure"

Episode 025 : "Come to My Table" Author, Sue Donaldson

Do you know what you're making for dinner tonight? Nicole talks with speaker and retreat leader Sue Donaldson about her book, Come to My Table. The book offers more than just cooking and party planning advice but also talks about the real reason we would want to invite people to our tables. You can connect with Sue on Twitter @welcomeheart and check out her book at welcomeheart.com.

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