Posts by Andy Swindler

Grieving My Loss of Worldview

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a notable checkpoint of growth for me. It serves as a beacon for so many things I’ve devoted myself to learning around bias, racism, privilege, fear and what it truly takes for us to build a world where each person experiences dignity and agency. I used to think of…

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Give Yourself the Gift of Time with Mario Bricks

Make Time for Self Love The most common symptom of the modern world that I encounter when I’m coaching productive conscious leaders is that there just isn’t enough time for everything, especially themselves. This lack of focus on self love can deteriorate your fulfillment in life and the energy you have to share your gifts…

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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 #metoo voices…

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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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