Andy Fraser

Journalist focusing on empathy and compassion

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.
It's Time to Confront Our Compassion

It's Time to Confront Our Compassion Phobia

The people behind Compassion Week want to give the c-word a bit of a makeover. They have called on the City of San Francisco and the State of California "to make compassion a guiding principle for their businesses and public services", and are staging a series of gatherings and discussions from Monday to Sunday to explain what this means - and how it can be achieved.
07/11/2014 11:45 GMT
10 Ways to Create a Compassionate

10 Ways to Create a Compassionate Workplace

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.
13/11/2013 13:53 GMT
Six Good Reasons to Create a Compassionate

Six Good Reasons to Create a Compassionate Workplace

Before you start picturing boardroom sing-alongs and group hugs around the water cooler, let's define a compassionate workplace as follows: a work environment where people feel valued and supported, and are encouraged to develop their skills and reach their full potential.
31/10/2013 11:15 GMT
Why Teaching Teens to Stop and Breathe Helps With Exam Stress - and Much

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

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 anxiety of revision and exams.
29/03/2013 10:49 GMT
I'll Be Doing Myself a Favour on World Kindness

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

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.
12/11/2012 17:05 GMT