Posts by Andy Swindler

For The Love Of Men

“Every known human society rests firmly on the learned nurturing behavior of men.” –Margaret Mead   This is the quote my father used to begin his 2010 essay, “Fathering For Freedom,” included in the book, Fatherhood: Philosophy for Everyone.   It has stuck with me ever since.   With the rightful explosion of millions of…

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Magic Moments

There is a moment When you realize that change is not only inevitable But good Fear doesn’t melt away completely But it transforms into the positivity born of inspiration When anything seems possible and nothing can stand in your way. This moment must not be neglected Don’t turn away or run from it It may…

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Develop Your Meditation Practice

The key to meditation is to maintain your compassionate curiosity through your distractions. Self-judgment can come in the form of worrying that you are not “good” at quieting your mind when stray thoughts come in. Meditation isn’t about forcing your mind to be quiet, it’s about developing the muscle of attention by witnessing those thoughts…

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Three Years Learning to Love My Body

#AbsBy40 I’ll turn 40 this July. My goal is to be in the best shape of my life, inside and out. Even more important than my overall wellness as a snapshot is my attitude to keep it going for life. This means making choices in each moment to love me and not to avoid me.…

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National Geographic Leads From Love

This article from National Geographic about looking inward at its racist past struck me deeply. Through an introspective approach to devoting a month to the topic of race, they took a courageous step that most of the world still resists with all its might—that of looking truth square in the eye in order to come…

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Tipping Point for Organizational Purpose?

My formal relationship with purpose began in the business world through Conscious Capitalism, since ‘Higher Purpose’ is one of the four pillars that defines a Conscious Business in that community. I’m deeply involved with the thriving Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism and I’ve also researched business purpose by interviewing more than 175 leaders from different…

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Perfecting Life

This discussion about ego and soul is at least one step away from where we want to be. They want to be unified, integral. Just as we’re meant to be. This, it seems, is the journey of this life. To bind them together so purely that they forget how to be apart. The soul is…

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Metamodel Movement 1: Learn to Learn

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. We begin with Metamodel Movement 1: Learn to Learn, which embodies compassionate curiosity. First you Learn to Learn about yourself, then Learn to Learn about the world. In this post, I’ll explain my vision for Movement 1: Learn to Learn. The remaining three…

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Why I Became a True Purpose® Coach

My life has changed a lot in the past year. I went from feeling lost after selling my digital agency to launching my purpose coaching practice, Lead From Love, after completing purpose coach training with the True Purpose® Institute. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Purpose Guide Brandon Peele about what it means…

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Metamodel Introduction

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. First, I’d like to offer special appreciation to the following people for their insights into the evolution of the LeadFromLove.io Metamodel over the past several months: Marian Baker, Ayelet Baron, John Blumberg, Heather Carper, Elsie Chang, Chad Gabriel, Steve Havill, Cindy Holtfreter, John Howe, Chris Johnson, Betsy Jones, Tim Kelley, Lori Lovens, Rebecca Lowrie, Susan…

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