Tuesday, April 25
3:30 to 5 p.m. | Social 5 to 6 p.m.
Sanctuary Event Center, 670 Fourth Avenue North, Fargo.
Attendees may park in Sanctuary’s lot to the south of the building or use on-street parking.
What if there really were a secret to happiness well within our grasp? Perhaps there is! We often think of kindness as something that flows from our surplus: our extra time, extra energy or extra resources, leaving us to ask how we can possibly give to others when we don't have enough for ourselves.
In this presentation, Nicole Phillips explores the chain reaction that happens within our bodies when we lead with kindness. While it seems like it should be entirely altruistic, study after study proves that the greatest benefits of kindness are actually in store for the giver.
- Dealing with daily aches and pains? Kindness produces endorphins, the brain’s natural painkiller.
- It also increases feelings of strength and energy.
- Looking for a natural anti-depressant? Kindness produces serotonin, the feel-good chemical that heals your wounds and calms you down.
- Want to live longer? In one study, kindness was proven to lower blood pressure, protect against heart disease and literally lengthen participants’ lifespan even more than exercise!
We were created to be kind, but it’s awfully hard to find our stride in life when we refuse to step into our eternal purpose. At this session, you’ll learn that there is indeed much you can do to create light in a dark world while adding great joy to your own life.
About the Speaker
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. Phillips has her broadcast journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin and has worked as a television anchor and reporter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin and Fargo. As Miss Wisconsin 1997, she spent the year touring the state talking to kids and adults about overcoming crisis. Phillips lives in Athens, Ohio, has three children and is married to Ohio University Men’s Basketball Coach, Saul Phillips.
Chamber Members: $25 in advance | $30 at the door
Non-Members: $35 in advance | $40 at the door