I have never seen so many chill teenagers and nervous adults in my life. I made a snap decision to make my way from Aberdeen, South Dakota to Louisville, Kentucky because my daughter was one of six finalists for the National Speech and Debate Student of the Year. Considering it’s whittled down from like 100,000 kids, it’s sort ... Read More
The coolest thing happened the other day. I got an email.
Now maybe you’re thinking, “Hey Nic, I get emails all the time. It’s really not that cool.”
Well this email was a follow up from the ”In Her Shoes” Dress for Success event I spoke at in Sioux Falls, SD several weeks ago.
Just before I got up to speak, two clients, ... Read More
The books on display at airport stores always catch my eye. They are the most important books. At least that’s what they seem to proclaim. They are the best-sellers, the ones everyone is talking about. The ones you better read if you don’t want to miss out.
I hope my next book will be one of the loud, important books everyone ... Read More
It’s time to set your VCRs! Kindness is heading to LA, Baby!
I have my outfits all picked out, now if I can only get my mouth to cooperate with my mind. I’m in Los Angeles for two TV appearances this week.
On Tuesday, Nov. 12th, I’ll be on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family show (9am Central/10 Eastern) and then that ... Read More
While the rest of the United States of America was watching the Red Carpet festivities for the Oscars, my family was watching Dumb and Dumber.
No apologies. There is nothing better than sitting around and giggling about toilet jokes with your 45 year old husband and 8 year old son. Even my two teenagers thought Dumb and Dumber was a better ... Read More
The last time I prepared to head out on a speaking road trip, a beautiful thing happened in my bedroom.
(Hmmm… maybe I should rephrase that. Nah. Stick with me, you’ll see where I’m going soon enough.)
Two things have to happen before I’m ready to give a presentation:
- I have to get quiet enough to prepare the message.
- I have to figure out ... Read More
I have a secret.
I do not like talking to kids.
Don’t get me wrong, I love talking with kids, I just don’t like talking to them. Like from a stage. When they’re all sitting on the gym floor. Staring at me. Wiggling. Expecting me to pull a rabbit out of my hat or introduce a magic unicorn that farts rainbows.
Speaking to ... Read More
I was sitting in my mini-van when I had this huge idea over-take my heart. Go give her money.
“Her” was the young mom in the shiny gold bikini I had just met at our community pool. The “money” I was being told to give away was mine, and although I didn’t know exactly what I was going to spend it ... Read More
Have you felt miserable in your life? Ever wanted to make a u-turn on whatever road you were on and start again?
That’s what Leon did.
Leon Logothetis is my guest in this very first episode of The Kindness Podcast. He has an amazing Netflix series and he’s a rockstar in the world of kindness.
I’m crazy excited for ... Read More
I got to spend the last week traveling around the state of Wisconsin talking about my favorite thing: kindness.
Unfortunately, going from small town to small town meant I had to do a lot of my least favorite thing: driving.
I was feeling too frugal to spend the extra $5 on cruise control for my rental car, so for eight days, I ... Read More