Men Talking Mindfulness

Men Talking Mindfulness

What happens when two dudes from completely different backgrounds come together to talk about mindfulness? That’s a great question, because we don’t know either! Raw, uncut, and unapologetic. Welcome to Men Talking Mindfulness with co-hosts Jon Macaskill and Will Schneider. Each week we take an authentic dive into how mindfulness continually impacts our lives, deepens our relationships and allows us to be emotionally alive. Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/mentalkingmindful

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January 23, 2023 60 min

This week Jon's friend and rival, Andy Riise, joins the show! After a heated Army vs Navy debate, he gets down to business about what it means to be Mentally Tough.

Andy is a 2001 graduate of West Point, former Army football player, Presidential Leadership Scholar, and retired Army LTC. During his 20+ year military career, he led soldiers overseas during multiple overseas deployments, including five years with two Special F...

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Prime is a former Special Operations Marine Raider with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a Marine Water Survival Instructor for 10 years, he’s trained thousands of Marines to develop water confidence.  

Since leaving the military, Prime’s passion to teach more people these game-changing water confidence skills led him to Co-found the Underwater Torpedo League and Deep End Fitness.   These programs have been built, test...

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Happy New Year and Welcome to Season 6 of the Men Talking Mindfulness Podcast!

Today we sit down with Ali and Atman Smith, two of the writers of the "Let Your Light Shine." We'll learn about  mindfulness in childhood: why it is so important, who benefits the most from it, how it can be implemented, and where to start.

Join us for our next retreat - May 18-21, 2023 in Upstate, NY. Find out more at https://mentalkingmindf...

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January 2, 2023 59 min
Here's another one of our early episodes - Beginner's Mindset, Growth Mindset, Curiosity - whatever you call it, it's important.  Here's why and here's how to develop it in yourself and in your teams!
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This was one of our most popular episodes early on - Mindfulness and Sex?!  Oh yeah - there's a lot going on here and a LOT of benefits of practicing mindfulness - some may even benefit you and yours in the bedroom!  Just sayin! If you didn't listen before, you can definitely learn something here... and if you DID listen before, we're sure you could benefit from listening again!
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Sure, the holidays can be a wonderful time - but they can also be a time that brings a lot of added stress - personally, physically, professionally, and emotionally!  Let's talk about that and ways to manage that and enjoy the holidays more!   This is a re-release of an episode originally published 12/16/2021.
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December 12, 2022 68 min
Welcome back to Men Talking Mindfulness! Each week we break down and demystify an aspect of mindfulness and make it meaningful to you!  This week is our final show of the season, but don't worry - there's plenty to look back on! Today we'll talk about how we've changed over the past 20+ episodes, what the impetuses for those changes were, and discuss a few ways you might start to implement a change yourself. Ann...
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December 5, 2022 74 min
Welcome back to Men Talking Mindfulness! Each week we break down and demystify an aspect of mindfulness and make it meaningful to you! This week we are looking at what it means to be authentic. How do we be our authentic selves? Why is it important? We'll address these and few other questions, as well as reflect on our stumbling blocks to authenticity during this week's episode.  Announcements There are a few and all of the...
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November 28, 2022 52 min
Relationships can be tricky. So today we thought we should shed some light on them and learn about toxic Relationships - what they are, how to identify them and what to do to change them.  Welcome back to Men Talking Mindfulness! Each week we break down and demystify an aspect of mindfulness and make it meaningful to you!  Quotes: “You show me your friends, I will show you your future.” - Dr Robb Kelly  Announcements  There are a f...
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November 21, 2022 53 min
We’ve all heard some version of the “golden rule.” “Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you!” But how many times are we MORE harsh with ourselves than we are with others? How rarely do we practice SELF COMPASSION? Each week my we break down and demystify an aspect of mindfulness and make it meaningful to you! This week, we’re covering SELF COMPASSION.  Announcements:  There are a few and all of them are here to help you Foll...
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November 18, 2022 1 min

Our newest trailer - What happens when two dudes from completely different backgrounds come together to talk about mindfulness? That’s a great question, because we don’t know either! Raw, uncut, and unapologetic. Welcome to Men Talking Mindfulness with co-hosts Jon Macaskill and Will Schneider. Each week we take an authentic dive into how mindfulness continually impacts our lives, deepens our relationships and allows us to be emoti...

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Today, we are going to be talking about body image and how the way we view ourselves is often distorted and how that distorted view of ourselves can lead to pain, depression, and anxiety and hold us back from doing so much!  Please note:  This topic may be very sensitive to many.  We are doing this episode to expand awareness of these challenges and the subsequent problems they may make even worse.  Please be aware this episode COU...
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November 7, 2022 58 min
Have you ever felt resentment at another’s good fortune? Today, Will and Jon talk about one of the “7 deadly sins” - Envy.  Why it hurts us, where it COULD be HELPFUL, and what we can do to keep it in check when needed.   Follow us on YouTube… and subscribe make sure to hit the little bell to get notified of new content… the new link is simply youtube.com/@mentalkingmindfulness 00:00 How Envy Destroys You 03:00 Will leads Openi...
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We are  going to learn what it like to serve 31 years in prison and then be subject to our stifling parole system

As a desperate 17yo juvenile our guest William committed a robbery and he was tried as an adult that led to a 31yr long incarceration in the state of California. Today if he committed the same crime he would likely not have been sentenced as an adult or served no more than seven years.

Now out of prison in 2019 and havi...

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We are excited to speak with our guest today - Remi Adeleke, He is one of the most inspiring guests we have had on the show to date. We thought there isn't a better and more enticing way to start the show than to talk about some of  the great things Remi has accomplished. Check out this guy's resume and he is still in his 40s . Remi was born into a wealthy and prominent family in Lagos Nigeria - His father due to the corr...
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This episode could literally SAVE your life!  We've had Ed on the show before - discussing masculinity; confined and liberated masculinity to be more specific.  In this episode, we discuss his recent heart attack and anxiety attack that further opened his eyes to how he was living a life driven by ego and hyper-masculine ideals.  YOU can live a happier and healthier life learning what he learned the hard way.  And as stated bef...

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Rich Maloney is the founder and CEO of Quality Mind Global (QMG), a leading mental wellness training and licensing company. QMG has helped over 700 entrepreneurs, and over 1,000 athletes in more than 50 countries achieve great business, sports, and life success through mindfulness. In his teens, Rich achieved his boyhood dream of playing for an Australian Football League team when he was recruited to play for St Kilda Football Club...

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Yelling, screaming, and demeaning - obviously, that's toxic in the work environment especially as a leader; but what else can be toxic?  More importantly, how can one become aware of this toxic leadership AND CHANGE!?  

Jon and Will sit down with return guest, former Navy SEAL and former FBI agent turned leadership consultant / coach, Errol Doebler, to discuss these very things!  Join us to learn more.

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Our guest today is a former Navy SEAL teammate of Jon's and principal architect and co-creator of the US Navy’s Warrior Toughness Program; retired Navy SEAL Master Chief Stephen Drum.

During his 27 years of service, Stephen developed and led high-performance teams in combat at every level and in the most challenging and extreme environments.  He is now a professional speaker, trainer and author, helping leaders and teams optimi...

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“It can hurt to go through life with your heart open, but not as much as it does to go through life with your heart closed!” - Dr. James Doty in his powerful book, into the Magic Shop, A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart. 

Hello and welcome to Men Talking Mindfulness where each week we work to break down and demystify an aspect of mindfulness and make it meaningful to you!   Th...

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