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Kindness is Contagious
July 21, 2017
Column: Mom uses kindness to teach about differences
Taryn Skees is a mom just like me. She's a writer and a speaker who is passionate about the power of kindness. But Taryn's drive to spread the...
July 21, 2017 - 10:24am
July 14, 2017
KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS: A question of kindness or citizenship?
FARGO — Last week I posed a question that had come across my desk from a Fargo mail carrier. He asked, "Where does citizenship end and...
July 14, 2017 - 5:00am
July 7, 2017
Deliver kindness by going the extra mile
You know what I just realized? I do not know the name of the woman who delivers my mail. Usually my mail carrier just leaves the letters in...
July 7, 2017 - 10:12am
June 30, 2017
Phillips: Kindness heals, one bead at a time
Children's hearts are precious. They love big, forgive quickly and are incredible readers of the emotions around them. Sort of like a magnet,...
June 30, 2017 - 7:53am
June 23, 2017
Kindness is Contagious: Little black dresses bring joy during trials
The hardest thing to do when I'm feeling down is the one thing I know will help me feel better. It's not exercise or sleep or eating healthier...
June 23, 2017 - 10:46am
June 16, 2017
Kindness eases the pain of saying goodbye to a father
My friend's father-in-law recently died. It came on suddenly. It wasn't supposed to happen that way. They weren't prepared. I wonder, when it...
June 16, 2017 - 8:12am
May 26, 2017
Nicole Phillips: Teenage boys chip away at kindness
I really should have kept a list of all the people who helped me during my battle with breast cancer. It would be filled with the names of family...
May 26, 2017 - 6:15am
May 19, 2017
Nicole Phillips: Kindness changes the way you see
One of the great lessons cancer taught me was the importance of getting my thought-life in order. There are way too many things in this world...
May 19, 2017 - 7:56am
May 12, 2017
Phillips: Pizza served with a side of kindness
"Whoa! People work this early in the morning?" That was my first-grade son's reaction as we passed a garbage truck recently at 5:30 a.m. We...
May 12, 2017 - 8:03am
May 5, 2017
Starstruck kid finds kindness at the dinner table
Every once in awhile, Saul and I play "Who would you most like to have dinner with?" Jimmy Buffett is high on Saul's list. Mother Teresa is high...
May 5, 2017 - 6:55am
April 28, 2017
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
Twenty years ago this month, people along the Red River in Minnesota, North Dakota and southern Manitoba experienced the worst flood of the area...
April 28, 2017 - 7:36am
April 7, 2017
Phillips: Kindness is the most important muscle
I didn't think time travel was possible until I was sitting at a track meet the other night. It was my daughter's very first meet. I thought...
April 7, 2017 - 8:00am
March 31, 2017
Phillips: Teacher's letter home shows great kindness
My friend who is a teacher showed me a very funny poster. It has pictures of two owls. One owl is looking wise and well-tailored in his round...
March 31, 2017 - 8:06am
March 25, 2017
Phillips: Everything changes when kindness enters the room
How is it that things can look so drastically different based on our ever-changing outlook? Like the little park bench that's tucked along a...
March 25, 2017 - 8:03am
March 18, 2017
Phillips: March kindness replaces some of the madness
A whole new language arises during the month of March in the house of a college basketball coach. We use words like "seed" and "bracket" in daily...
March 18, 2017 - 9:59am