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Andy Fraser is a freelance journalist who writes about meditation, mindfulness, empathy, compassion, and sport. He is the editor of a book on the health benefits of meditation.

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It's Time to Confront Our Compassion Phobia

(7) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 11:11 AM

When I was first invited to take part in Compassion Week, I had a bit of a reaction.

It's not that I didn't want to get involved in next week's events in San Francisco - it's just that I have a problem with the word compassion. Maybe it's...

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10 Ways to Create a Compassionate Workplace

(2) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 9:29 AM

Since today is World Kindness Day and most of us will be spending it at work, I thought this would be a good time to share a few tips on how we can transform our workplace in a way that benefits, well... basically everyone.

If you need reasons why this...

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Six Good Reasons to Create a Compassionate Workplace

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 1:12 PM

A recent Gallup poll revealed that just 13% of the world's employees are engaged at work. About a quarter are 'actively disengaged' - unhappy, unproductive and liable to spread negativity to their colleagues. These statistics were fresh in my mind when I took part in a...

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Why Teaching Teens to Stop and Breathe Helps With Exam Stress - and Much More

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 8:31 PM

As someone who discovered meditation at the ripe old age of 30, I sometimes wonder what my teenage years would have been like if I had learned mindfulness at school. If the latest research is anything to go by, I would certainly have been better equipped to cope with the...

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Sixth Best in the World, But is our Education System Creating an Uncompassionate Society?

(1) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 10:23 AM

Following the recent news that the UK has the world's sixth best education system, I thought now would be a good time to share some of my own research.

This research involved zero analysis of exam results, no evaluation of teacher performance, and has yielded not a single...

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I'll Be Doing Myself a Favour on World Kindness Day

(3) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Today is World Kindness Day, and we're all being encouraged to help change the world by committing one simple act of kindness. I for one fully intend to play my part - and not for entirely selfless reasons.

You see, scientific research is showing that being kind and compassionate to...

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