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

"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.

Kristen Eargle and "Ruler of Hope"

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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/.

Andrea Abbate, Acts of Kindness LA

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"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.

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.

"May All People and Pigs Be Happy" w/ Micki Fine Pavlicek

A friend hurts us, an angry driver takes their rage into our lane of traffic, or our opinions conflict and misunderstanding occurs. Is there a way to reroute a bad day? Yes! Author and psychotherapist Micki Fine Pavlicek is using her new book, May All People and Pigs Be Happy, to teach kids and adults how to love through the hurt. You can learn more about Micki's work on social media and at www.livingmindfully.org.

Matt Medford, Dealing with Difficult People

Matt Medford deals with people all day every day. LOTS of people. Hear how he keeps his cool and his perspective in this episode of The Kindness Podcast. Then head over to his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/matthewmedfordministries for more inspiration!

Fix it Forward Ministry

Transportation is a huge barrier for people living with low income. The Fix It Forward Ministry in Moorhead MN is working to alleviate that stress. The group has provided more than 500 free car repairs over the last 5 years and have given away 211 cars in the last 3 years! Co-Founder, Jeremy Jensen, talks with me today about their mission and how they get people back on the road to success. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/fixitforwardministry/ or https://www.fixitforwardministry.com/.

"Hope Boldly" w/ Than Baardson, CEO of Unseen

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