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

You see, scientific research is showing that being kind and compassionate to others is surprisingly good for you, and it’s got me intrigued. Did you know, for example, that when we do something for someone else it activates the same parts of the brain that turn on when we eat a piece of chocolate, receive a reward or have sex?


Studies have also confirmed that we can deliberately ‘train’ in compassion – both towards ourselves and others – with a resulting boost to our happiness, our health, our working life and our relationships with others.


Andy Fraser