Men Talking Mindfulness

Jon Macaskill and Will Schneider

Men Talking Mindfulness is dedicated to empowering men to embrace their true selves with bravery and authenticity. Our mission is to guide them on a journey of continual learning, developing self-love, and meaningful living. We work to inspire men to lead lives that they can look back on with pride and to create legacies that align with their deepest values. We are committed to cultivating a space where vulnerability is strength, being yourself is the norm, and where every man can unleash their potential to live a life of exceptional impact and fulfillment. read less
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Marcus Aurelius Andersons: The Gift of Adversity (Replay)
6d ago
Marcus Aurelius Andersons: The Gift of Adversity (Replay)
Discover how to embrace adversity as a pivotal part of your mindfulness journey, turning your toughest challenges into your greatest assets. Marcus Aurelius Anderson's story of transforming a life-threatening paralysis into a source of strength is a powerful reminder that the darkest moments can lead to the most illuminating insights. This episode is sponsored by long time listener and fan, Minnehaha Medical Device Marketing. If you need medical device marketing help to accelerate sales, contact Brian. Go to www.minnehahaconsulting.com //TIMESTAMPS   (00:00) The Gift of Adversity with Marcus Aurelius Anderson   (03:30) Join us for our Monthly Challenge for February!   (06:30) Jon leads Opening Grounding Practice (~2 min)   (12:00) Why Adversity?   (16:00) Limited Time vs Infinite Distraction   (20:00) The adversity of living in mediocrity   (27:00) Getting out of mediocrity   (36:00) Do you respect what you’ve earned easily?   (38:00) The “White Belt” Mentality   (45:00) Making the Call   (50:00) Emotions assassinating the truth   (58:00) The Book of Five Rings   (01:07:00) The adversity faced with writing the book   (01:16:00) Marcus leads Closing Practice (~3 min) //LINKS   Marcus Aurelius Anderson - https://www.marcusaureliusanderson.com/ Marcus’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcus-aurelius-anderson/ The Gift of Adversity - https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Adversity-Overcoming-Paralysis-Purpose/dp/1978225547 Marcus’s TEDxTalk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXicUawrH6o The War of Art by Steven Pressfield - https://stevenpressfield.com/books/the-war-of-art/   The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi -https://www.amazon.com/Book-Five-Rings-Way-Warrior-ebook/dp/B07NDLBGT2 //WHERE YOU CAN FIND USWebsite - http://mentalkingmindfulness.com/ Listen on Spotify - https://bit.ly/MTM-Podcast   Listen on Apple Podcast - https://bit.ly/MTM_Apple_Podcast   Watch on YouTube - https://youtube.com/@mentalkingmindfulness   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mentalkingmindfulness   Follow Will - https://www.instagram.com/willnotfear/   Follow Jon - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonmacaskill   Join the MTM Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/153173176744665 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mentalkingmindfulness/message
Creating Emotional Stability with Jay Fields (re-release)
Feb 7 2024
Creating Emotional Stability with Jay Fields (re-release)
In this episode, we discuss the challenge many smart, sensitive individuals face: overthinking and maladaptive patterns due to deeply ingrained relational conditioning and unconscious stress responses. Joining us is Jay Moon Fields, a renowned educator, coach, and author, who introduces her innovative Yours Truly™ program. It combines embodiment, neuroscience, and psychoeducation to help people not just know better but actually do better, improving self-relation and interpersonal connections. Discover a transformative approach to overcoming these common yet complex issues, fostering healthier relationships with both oneself and others. UPDATED LINK: https://jaymoonfields.com/ UPDATED BIO: Jay Moon Fields, M.A. is a leading educator, coach and author. Over a half million people have taken her courses featured on Linkedin Learning, and her book Teaching People Not Poses has sold over ten thousand copies and is used by yoga teacher training programs globally. For over twenty years, she has taught the principles of embodied social and emotional intelligence to individuals and groups from Patagonia, Weiden + Kennedy, Apple, the UN, UC Santa Barbara, and Cottage Hospital. Jay has been a guest on over 30 podcasts and was named one of the top 50 health and wellness bloggers making a difference in the world by Greatist.com. Jay has been a featured speaker at GoPro, Baker Tilly, The Fifteen Seconds Festival and the Omega Institute. She received her BA in Psychosocial Health and Human Movement from the College of William and Mary and her masters in Integral Transformative Education from Prescott College. WHAT IS YOURS TRULY? Yours Truly™ is a comprehensive online program that blends the principles and evidence-based practices of nervous system regulation, embodiment and psychoeducation to help you learn how to not just know better, but actually do better when it comes to relating to yourself and others in a healthy way. It consists of 50 short videos and a 45-page workbook that anyone can do from anywhere at their own pace. WHAT PROBLEMS DOES YOURS TRULY FIX? Smart, sensitive people almost always try to fix the stuff that feels crappy in their life by thinking (usually overthinking) about it, even though it doesn’t work. That’s because, despite intellectually knowing better, they’re being run by the unconscious stress responses of their nervous system and by deeply embodied but fatally flawed relational conditioning. This conditioning leads them to do things like take care of others at their own expense, or push people away when what they really want is closeness, or to never really feel at home in their own skin. Yours Truly is embodiment meets neuroscience meets an empathetic guide who’s been there and come through the other side—so that smart, sensitive people can finally get the training they need to have more control over how they show up and more closeness in the relationships that matter most to them. HOW CAN PEOPLE SIGN UP? Go to https://jay-fields.com/yours-truly and enter the coupon code YT-MTM at checkout. 00:30 Creating Emotional Stability with Jay Fields  03:00 Introducing Jay Fields  05:30 Jon leads Opening Grounding Practice (~5 min)  10:30 Somatic Coach - What it means and Jay’s journey  16:30 “Teaching People, Not Poses”  20:30 The difference between conceptual and embodied self-awareness  24:00 Stoicism and Mindfulness  28:00 How do we become more emotionally stable (ABC’s)  37:00 The “Off” Brothers  38:00 The Four F’s  43:30 How important is self-empathy?  48:00 A workflow for emotional regulation  1:00:30 Jay leads Closing Centering Practice (~2 min) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mentalkingmindfulness/message
Dre Baldwin on Winning in Sports, Business, and Life!
Feb 5 2024
Dre Baldwin on Winning in Sports, Business, and Life!
Is the key to success in sports the same as in business and life? Join us in this exhilarating episode of Men Talking Mindfulness, where former NBA player Dre Baldwin reveals the secrets of performance and results-based success. Hosts Jon Macaskill and Will Schneider explore with Dre the parallels between athletic prowess and business acumen. Discover Dre's unique insights on harnessing the discipline, mindset, and strategies that drive excellence in sports to thrive in business and personal life. This episode is not just about achieving goals; it's about mastering the art of performance in every arena. Get ready to be inspired and learn how to elevate your game, whether on the court, in the boardroom, or in day-to-day challenges. To learn more about our show, text MTM to 33777. To learn more about Dre, check him out on IG: @drebaldwin Get his free book here: thirddaybook.com Here's his YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@UCwHgkC8tsH6r0hQjCw_raYw Here's his Work On Your Game University: https://www.workonyourgameuniversity.com/how-to-have-an-unbreakable-bulletproof-mindset-and-a-strategy-system-for-continuous-growth-without-watching-another-year-go-by-in-stagnation-and-feeling-like-you-re-going-nowhere Time Stamps: (00:01:48) Dre's unique name creation. (00:04:22) Transitioning from sports to entrepreneurship. (00:08:01) Mental conditioning and personal development. (00:12:19) Morning routine and workout. (00:15:38) Effectively selling yourself. (00:19:02) Opportunity in doing the opposite. (00:23:31) The Importance of Coaching. (00:28:06) Personal development advice. (00:32:22) Audio platform advantages. (00:35:01) Audio's multitasking advantage. (00:38:50) Fear of criticism. (00:41:27) Confidence vs. Courage. (00:45:16) Simplification and Clarification. (00:48:42) Work on your game university. (00:53:39) Dre Baldwin's future plans. (00:57:26) Upgrading mindset and taking action. (01:01:49) Finding stillness in meditation. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mentalkingmindfulness/message
Transforming Men's Health: Luke Hartelust on AI Tailored Supplementation, Resilience, and Mindfulness
Jan 29 2024
Transforming Men's Health: Luke Hartelust on AI Tailored Supplementation, Resilience, and Mindfulness
Ever wondered how mindfulness intersects with the innovative world of men's health and AI technology? Tune into this captivating episode of Men Talking Mindfulness, where hosts Jon Macaskill and Will Schneider welcome Luke Hartelust, CEO of MNLY. Luke narrates his remarkable transition from oil rig worker to a pioneering entrepreneur in the health sector. Dive into the groundbreaking work he's doing at the nexus of men's health and AI, highlighting how these seemingly diverse fields blend seamlessly. Gain valuable insights on how mindfulness can be a catalyst for personal and professional triumph, resilience, and vision. Join us for an episode that promises to enlighten and inspire, showcasing the transformative power of mindfulness in reshaping health and technology.Check out MNLY here: https://www.getmnly.comCheck out Luke on IG here: @luke_hartelustTime stamps: (00:01:50) Men Talking Mindfulness merch.(00:07:02) Mental resilience in tough work.(00:08:51) Living in fitness haven.(00:13:23) Fitness community in Thailand.(00:17:16) F45 group training franchise.(00:23:05) Decision making process.(00:28:31) Entrepreneurship and taking risks.(00:32:15) Leadership in entrepreneurship.(00:36:08) Building under pressure.(00:39:09-00:39:19) Learning to manage operations.(00:43:42) Male professional health statistics.(00:49:20) Nutritional supplementation importance.(00:53:47) The obesity rate and health.(00:57:19) Male-focused supplementation.(01:01:11) Anxiety and entrepreneurship.(01:05:31) Developing a measurable process.(01:09:20) Big bold audacious goals.(01:13:34) Tailoring nutrition for entrepreneurs.Keywords: podcast, mindfulness, transformative power, real world, hosts,workshop, team, email, TikTok, Instagram,occupations, tough, physically demanding, mental resilience, hard work,training, early teens, rugby, athlete, personal training, strength and conditioning, community, rigs, hard work, career change, unhappy, drill floor, shit, corporate mining, subsea engineering, reflection, daydreaming, professions, industry, work for myself, build something, excited, team, network, community, business experience, trade, small business owners, entrepreneurs, basics,dad, mom, skill sets, invest, build, scale companies, fitness, vertical, gyms, training, Unit 27, community, facility, people, love, open, Thailand, business partner, naive, first company, overseas, heated hot yoga, hit facility, gap in the market, leased, architect, studio, learning experience, business model, manager, grow, team, financial allocation, budgeting, investment, over capitalized, failing, learning curve, understand,cliche, mechanics, build, ground up, not to do, model, owner operator, weight rely, grow, company, failing, remotely, oil rigs, get off, next step, F45, exploding, Australia, professional athletes, group training franchise, vertical, screens, exercises, 45 minute workout, circuit, particular way, loved, gym, capitalised, corporate executives, lunch break, functional movements, Olympic lifting, compound lifts, seamless, confusion, movement, pace, high intensity workout, clients, classroom, TVs, pioneered,TV technology, classes, seamless, F45, blowing up, Australia, marketplace, business partner, best mate, cafe, members, training, nutrition, dietary restrictions, recommendations, meal plans, gym, franchise, partnership, nationwide, restaurants, fitness, training, connections, CEOs, HQ, wild turn, open, thought process, backyard, pursue, change my life, living in Thailand, Island life, pace,holidaymaker, build a life, successful, network, leverage, impact, potential areas, infancy, world, set up, create a life, conversation, lived all over the world, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, US,California, New York, Dubai, decision making, lifestyle,days, US, contacts, belief, resilience,tech platform, building a gym, mindset shift, perspective, hard,leadership, entrepreneurship, approach. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mentalkingmindfulness/message
Remi Adele: Never Giving Up w/ former Nigerian Royal turned US Navy SEAL and Filmmaker
Jan 25 2024
Remi Adele: Never Giving Up w/ former Nigerian Royal turned US Navy SEAL and Filmmaker
We are excited to speak with our guest today - Remi Adeleke - US Navy SEAL… 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 corruption within the Nigerian and Logos government ended up losing all of their wealth and he sadly died when Remi was 5yo. Now penniless, Remi, his mother and brother moved to the United states and settled into the rough side of The Bronx. Growing up on the streets Remi witnessed a drive-by shooting, was beat up by some local gang bangers, got in trouble with the law on more than one occasion. Ran and profited off a cell phone scam that involved local drug dealers - he lost all that money too. He heard a calling and joined the US military and became a Navy SEAL - Class 266. Remi endured Hell Week twice due to a medical roll back. As a SEAL he was eventually deployed to Iraq. Remi found God - learned to meditate - and now works as an actor and filmmaker in Hollywood with Michael Bay. He is married to a pediatrician and together they have four kids In 2019 he Published:  Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds” that has racked up over 1000 reviews on Amazon. And his latest accomplishment was the Sept 2022 release of this film “The Unexpected” that brings awareness to the growing problem of human trafficking. WOW! Check out Remi on Instagram @remiadeleke, his YouTube channel is https://youtube.com/channel/UCd7m4t3XMEfSn2hgLvxKowQ His short film The Unexpected is here: https://youtu.be/6xUwS39mFs0 And his book: Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds https://www.amazon.com/dp/0785241663/ref=cm_sw_r_api_i_RYQ0WPT6KWDW09R1XTKZ_0 If you’d like to know more about the upcoming Ninety Day Movement and Mindfulness Experience, check out the link here and use the code M2100 to get $100 off! https://movement-rx.com/mindfulness-experience/ Time stamps: 00:00 Never Giving Up w/ Remi Adeleke 01:00 Introducing Remi Adeleke 02:30 Join us for the 90 Day M2 Experience 03:30 Jon leads Opening Grounding Practice (~1 min) 05:30 Remi’s inspiration to never gave up 09:30 Why Remi’s mom insisted he write 14:00 Remi’s advice to others 30:00 The impact of faith and meditation 35:00 Remi’s shining too bright! 36:00 Trusting your inner wisdom 42:30 Returning to Nigeria 51:00 Transformed… the movie? 54:00 What’s next? 58:00 Will leads Closing Practice (~1 min) Your Hosts: Will is excited to teach you how to develop self-mastery. From teaching and practicing for the last 19 years, he feels it's a joy to work with long-time practitioners and students that have never tried these practices before or have only dabbled. will@mentalkingmindfulness.com Jon is a Navy veteran turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. Since ending his 24-year military career in June 2020, Jon is now dedicated to spreading the practices of meditation and mindfulness to help others live happier and more fulfilling lives. jon@mentalkingmindfulness.com Intro, outro, and trailer by Rich Harris www.linkedin.com/in/47project/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mentalkingmindfulness/message
How to Manage Anger in Our Closest Relationships
Jan 22 2024
How to Manage Anger in Our Closest Relationships
In this insightful episode of "Men Talking Mindfulness," hosts Jon Macaskill and Will Schneider delve into the complex and often misunderstood emotion of anger. Our focus is not just on what anger is, but on its profound impact on our physiology, emotions, and behaviors, especially within our most important relationships. We begin by defining anger and its various expressions, from mild irritation to intense fury, and explore its opposites – pleasure and good humor. As we dissect the physiological responses triggered by anger, including the activation of the sympathetic nervous system and its 'fight or flight' effects, we also examine the emotional and behavioral repercussions that follow. The discussion then shifts to understanding the triggers of anger, its manifestations in different environments, and the impact of external factors like substances and stress. We explore how anger can damage our relationships at home, work, and in the community, and how it positions the recipient, often leading to defensive or hurt responses. Crucially, we address what feeds anger – from internal factors like resistance and lack of self-care to external influences like preconceived notions and expectations. We also offer strategies to prevent anger, highlighting the importance of self-awareness, mindfulness, and seeking professional help. As we navigate through these topics, we reveal how anger can be a thief of opportunity, leading to conflict, selfishness, and regret. However, we also discuss when and how anger can be healthy and constructive. To wrap up, we provide listeners with practical tools for managing anger, including breathing techniques, mindfulness practices, and tips for starting the journey to better anger management. Join us for this deep dive into understanding anger, mitigating its negative effects, and harnessing its energy for positive change in our lives and relationships. Time Stamps: (00:00:29) The misunderstood emotion of anger. (00:06:10) Anger and mindfulness. (00:07:57) Anger as a secondary emotion. (00:14:19) STIA process explained. (00:15:36) How anger shows up. (00:19:30) Emotional and physiological effects. (00:23:23) Anger and its consequences. (00:28:36) Sleep and anger connection. (00:33:41) Eliminating anger and winning mornings. (00:38:01) Therapy for anger management. (00:41:26) When is anger appropriate? (00:45:03) The power of breath meditation. (00:48:22) Legacy and self-improvement. (00:52:11) Areas of tension and pain. (00:58:43) New visuals and feedback. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mentalkingmindfulness/message
How to Better Understand Women's Sexuality and Struggles - Why It's Important for Women AND Men!
Jan 15 2024
How to Better Understand Women's Sexuality and Struggles - Why It's Important for Women AND Men!
In this episode of Men Talking Mindfulness, we discuss the often misunderstood world of women's sexual struggles with author Courtney Boyer. Her groundbreaking book, "Not Tonight, Honey: Why Women Actually Don't Want Sex and What We Can Do About It," sheds light on a topic that's both sensitive and significant. Join us as Courtney delves into the reasons behind women's sexual challenges, dismantling the myth of being 'broken' or 'unfulfilled'. As men, understanding this perspective is not just about supporting the women in our lives; it's also about gaining insights into the complex dynamics of desire and intimacy. Courtney's book is not just a read for women – it's a crucial exploration for men too. We'll discuss the impactful stories shared in her book, reflecting on how they resonate with many women's experiences. More than just identifying problems, Courtney offers practical solutions and tools. From establishing a pleasure practice to engaging in open conversations about sex and pleasure with partners and even children, her strategies aim to enhance sexual satisfaction and empower individuals in their intimate lives. This episode is a journey towards empathy, understanding, and positive change. Whether you're looking to improve your relationship, support your partner, or simply broaden your understanding of women's sexuality, this discussion with Courtney Boyer is an essential listen for anyone committed to fostering healthier, more fulfilling sexual relationships. Join us as we uncover the path to a more satisfying sex life, guided by insight, compassion, and the courage to seek what we truly desire in and outside the bedroom. Get a hold of Courtney here: https://www.courtneyboyercoaching.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/courtneyboyercoaching/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtneyboyercoaching/ Here's her book: https://www.courtneyboyercoaching.com/the-book Time Stamps: (00:00:33) Pleasure and finding joy. (00:06:23) Not tonight, honey. (00:09:36) Self-consciousness around reading material. (00:14:08) The broader impact of sex. (00:19:13) Society's definition of beauty. (00:23:20) Embodiment and sexual experiences. (00:28:49) The impact of trauma on chakras. (00:32:13) The three big lies about women. (00:35:25) Resentment in relationships. (00:42:34) Communicating purity within the church. (00:44:42) Body, sexuality, and religious beliefs. (00:51:26) Men's accountability in relationships. (00:55:07) Men's struggle to communicate. (01:01:53) Self-love and sexual shame. (01:04:04) Mirror exercises and self-love. (01:09:13) Trauma and the IFS (01:12:00) Problems and solutions around sex. Keywords: raw, uncut, unapologetic, men talking mindfulness, challenges,merch store, retreat, mindfulness, wellness, leadership,sex, personal, religious authority, political authority, desire, arousal, confusion, broken, therapy, coaching, mentorship, resource, accessible, private, airport, Kindle, self-conscious, society, skill, baking, cars,car, sex, learn, pornography, communication,communicate effectively, aggressive, sex, society, relationships,Target store, beautiful people, everybody else, daughter, proud,shame, sex, sexuality, sensual woman, evangelical culture,embodiment, body, sex, disconnect, trauma,breath, movement, music, body, chakras,sacral chakras, giving birth, creation, yoga practice, embodied experience,toxic masculinity, duty as a wife, wifely duty, perform on demand, higher sex drive, violated, affection, playfulness, consent, temperature of relationship, dynamics of relationship, resentment,masturbation, self-stimulation, sinful, shameful, pornography,ambitious child, masturbation, shame, Puritan culture, Bible, men, shaming, previous sexual experiences, marriage, fear, value, sex ed, fear, empowerment, Christian, purity, damaging, future sex life, healthy, pleasurable sex life,Christian, pure, sexual activity, unpure, abstain,marriage, sex, education, shame, pleasure,men, --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mentalkingmindfulness/message
Breaking Down Bullying: Understanding Its Impact and Navigating Solutions
Jan 8 2024
Breaking Down Bullying: Understanding Its Impact and Navigating Solutions
Join us in this insightful episode of Men Talking Mindfulness, In this episode, we discuss the multifaceted world of bullying, exploring its many forms—from physical and verbal to cyberbullying and workplace harassment. Understand the psychological impact of bullying on individuals in various environments like schools, workplaces, and online spaces. Discover effective strategies to combat bullying, including mindfulness and compassion, and learn how to identify and respond to different bullying behaviors. Our comprehensive discussion also covers the unique challenges of adult bullying, particularly among men, and the role of power dynamics. Plus, we offer practical advice for victims, bystanders, and institutions on prevention and intervention. Whether you're a parent, educator, or someone who's experienced bullying firsthand, this episode provides valuable insights and tools to tackle this pervasive issue. Tune in to "Breaking Down Bullying" and be part of a crucial conversation about creating safer, more respectful communities. Time Stamps: (00:00:04) Men's emotional capacity and authenticity. (00:01:48) Bullying beyond the schoolyard. (00:06:47) Bullying and breath practice. (00:10:37) Bullying experiences and fighting back. (00:14:30) Racist bullying and related topics. (00:15:34) Negative impacts of bullying. (00:21:11) Bullying and its impact. (00:21:13) Having compassion for bullies. (00:22:51) The psychology of bullying. (00:30:58) Mental and emotional struggles. (00:31:21) Workplace bullying and its impact. (00:39:33) Ending bullying through conversation. (00:39:54) Workplace bullying and productivity. (00:40:41) Bullying Among Men. (00:45:01) The wiring of masculinity. (00:48:37) Digital bullying and mindfulness. (00:53:49) Bullying and self-esteem .(00:56:04) Cyberbullying and parenting strategies. (00:58:33) The power of empathy. (01:02:34) Bullying and compassion. (01:04:23) Dealing with workplace bullying. (01:10:12) Mindfulness movement and community. (01:11:35) Meaningful discussion. Keywords: Bullying, Cyberbullying, Workplace Harassment, Mental Health, Prevention Strategies, Power Dynamics, Compassion, Mindfulness, Victim Support, Bullying Intervention, Adult Bullying, School Bullying, Online Safety, Respectful Communities. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mentalkingmindfulness/message
Bring more Joy to your life!! 'Code to Joy' book breakdown w/Jon & Will
Jan 6 2024
Bring more Joy to your life!! 'Code to Joy' book breakdown w/Jon & Will
In this special redo episode of Men Talking Mindfulness, co-hosts Jon and Will delve deeper into the life-changing insights from the bestselling book “Code to Joy” by Dr. George Pratt and Dr. Peter Lambrou. Last week, we had the pleasure of having Dr. George Pratt on the show to discuss the pivotal strategies detailed in “Code to Joy”, a beacon for many in finding harmony and joy in their lives. While we faced some technical issues during the initial discussion, we believe the teachings and strategies delineated in the book are too important not to share with our audience. Hence, we are revisiting this topic to give it the justice it deserves. Join us as we unpack: • Microtraumas: How small, recurrent traumas can accumulate over time, affecting our wellbeing and happiness. We delve into how to identify and address these microtraumas to pave the path to a healthier mental state. • Personal Transformation: Building on insights from the book, we discuss strategies for personal growth and transformation, helping you to break free from the barriers holding you back from achieving true joy. • Mindful Exercises: The episode will share potent exercises and methodologies described in “Code to Joy”, guiding you to reset your emotional baseline and foster a deep connection with your true self. • Question and Answer Segment: We open the floor to our listeners, addressing your questions and providing personalized insights on how to apply the principles of ‘Code to Joy’ in your daily life. Join Jon and Will on this journey to joy and self-discovery as they dissect the practical tips and exercises from “Code to Joy”, empowering you to heal from microtraumas and embark on a path of genuine happiness. So, tune in for an enlightening session of Men Talking Mindfulness, where we foster a community of joy, health, and mindfulness, one episode at a time. (00:01:31) The fog of distress (00:07:44) Micro traumas and their impact (00:10:59) Lack of language and consciousness (00:12:15) Micro traumas and their impact (00:16:09) Childhood experiences and self-defense (00:22:02) The conscious versus the subconscious mind (00:24:12) Limiting beliefs and traumatic resonance (00:27:22) Formation of neural connections (00:31:26) Limiting beliefs and safety (00:35:06) Feeling worthless and powerless (00:39:05) The victim mentality (00:44:01) Being seen and understood (00:48:11) Middle child dynamics (00:51:23) Foster care and overcoming betrayal (00:55:07) Lack of trust and suspicion (00:58:44) Trust and self-doubt (01:04:15) I am bad (01:06:32) Deep connection and self-limiting beliefs (01:10:51) Neuromuscular feedback and self-limiting beliefs (01:14:35) Repatterning and empowering beliefs (01:19:37) Self-acceptance and self-efficacy (01:21:07) Self-acceptance and personal growth (01:25:25) Spreading mindfulness and joy mindfulness, challenges,hats, tees, tumblers, merch, grounding breath practice,micro traumas, glass of water, fog of distress, subconscious, conscious,fog of distress, inhibits vision, broader perspective, clarity, microtraumas,parent, book, eye opening, children, notice,friendships, South Africa, apartheid, segregation, cultureshock,defending our country, self sabotaging, South Africa, read, anxiety,audition, devastation, read, passage, flow,subconscious mind, limiting beliefs, traumatic resonance, childhood experience, patterns of behavior,safe, worthless, powerless, lovable, trust,persistent belief, hypervigilance, unease, anxiety, rational threat,post-traumatic stress, military members, hyper vigilance, limiting belief, worthlessness,worthless, belief, asserting, difficulty, raise, date, failure, fear, success, coin, reading, anxiety, criticized, evaluated, negatively, environment, young age, validation, parent, critical, patterns, mindful, repeating, trained, fascinating, limited beliefs,limiting beliefs, code to joy, I am powerless, growing up, adult,victim mentality, joy, power, intrinsic, extrinsic --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mentalkingmindfulness/message
Elaine Smookler: Embracing the Final Chapter; Mindful Awareness for End of Life
Jan 6 2024
Elaine Smookler: Embracing the Final Chapter; Mindful Awareness for End of Life
In this thought-provoking and profoundly moving episode of Men Talking Mindfulness, we welcome back a cherished voice and a dear friend of the show, Elaine Smookler. Elaine, a seasoned mindfulness instructor and a compassionate guide, joins us once again to explore a topic that is often shrouded in fear and uncertainty – preparing for the end of life with mindful awareness. In our conversation, Elaine sheds light on the transformative power of embracing our mortality with openness, acceptance, and presence. She guides us through the intricate pathways of end-of-life awareness, offering insights and practices to cultivate a sense of peace and fulfillment in life’s final chapter. Together, we uncover the layers of meaning, connection, and reflection that arise when we confront our own impermanence with a mindful heart. Key Takeaways: - Mindful Reflections: Explore the role of mindfulness in unraveling the complexities of our thoughts and emotions as we approach life’s end. - Embracing Impermanence: Learn how acknowledging and accepting our mortality can deepen our appreciation for life and foster a sense of gratitude and presence. - Navigating Connections: Discover the beauty of fostering meaningful relationships and expressing love and forgiveness as we prepare for the final farewell. - Creating Legacy: Reflect on the impact of our lives, the memories we leave behind, and the legacy we wish to create. Join us on this poignant journey with Elaine Smookler as we delve into the depths of end-of-life awareness, uncovering the treasures of wisdom, love, and serenity that lie within the mindful embrace of our mortality. This episode is an invitation to look into the mirror of our existence, to find solace in our shared humanity, and to walk the path of life with grace and mindful presence until the very end. Don’t miss this touching exploration of life, loss, and the mindful preparation for the ultimate transition. Listen, reflect, and embrace the wisdom within every moment. Mindfulness Informed End of Life Care Certification at the University of Toronto: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/certificates/mindfulness-informed-end-life-care Find Elaine here: http://www.elainesmookler.com Time Stamps: (00:02:53) Mindfully preparing for the end of life. (00:07:38) Role of humor and joy. (00:08:14) Dealing with unexpected loss. (00:12:24) Self-compassion and preparing for end of life. (00:16:00) Death and cultural perceptions. (00:20:26) Pain management and cultural differences. (00:26:07) Accepting impending death. (00:29:25) Last opportunity to communicate. (00:34:13) Healing after death. (00:36:07) Living up to your potential. (00:42:26) Practicalities while they're still with us. (00:45:56) Figure out what you want done with your remains. (00:49:23) The role of humor. (00:51:15) Humor at funerals. (00:55:32) Recognizing the power of music. (00:59:09) Anger and blaming others. (01:04:06) Reaching out for support. (01:06:09) Losing a child. (01:11:51) Mindfulness Informed End of Life Care Certificate. (01:14:19) Practicing dying. (01:17:15) Leading a meaningful life. (01:26:30) The practice of dying. (01:27:26) Personal research through loss. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mentalkingmindfulness/message
"Doc" Shauna Springer, MD: A deep dive into Moral Injury and what to do about it.
Jan 6 2024
"Doc" Shauna Springer, MD: A deep dive into Moral Injury and what to do about it.
In this episode of Men Talking Mindfulness, we welcome back Dr. Shauna “Doc” Springer, a globally recognized expert on psychological trauma, military transition, and close relationships. Known as a trusted Doc to our nation's military warfighters, her insights have shaped trauma recovery approaches and have been sought by renowned platforms from CNN to Psychology Today. Previously, we discussed Men and Therapy. This time, we pivot our focus to a profound and deeply impactful topic: Moral Injury. As the author of acclaimed books like 'WARRIOR: How to Support Those Who Protect Us' and co-author of 'BEYOND THE MILITARY: A Leader’s Handbook for Warrior Reintegration', Doc Springer is uniquely positioned to guide us through the complexities of moral wounds, often suffered by those who face situations that clash with their ethical or moral beliefs. With her two decades of experience at the extremities of human experience, we'll explore the nuances of moral injury, its effects on individuals and communities, and the path to healing and reconciliation. Through the lens of Doc Springer's extensive work with our nation's defenders and her innovative approach combining biological and psychological interventions, this conversation promises deep introspection, enlightenment, and understanding. Join us for a journey into the heart of moral consciousness, its fractures, and the resilient spirit that seeks to mend it. Whether you're a veteran, a loved one, or someone who seeks to understand the depths of human experience, this episode offers a beacon of insight and hope. Links:The Shot (movie mentioned by Shauna): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTwoKMUBJFA Doc's site: https://www.shaunaspringer.com Ketamine is not God, written by Doc: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/free-range-psychology/202306/ketamine-is-not-god The Stella Center: https://stellacenter.com/ Warrior Book: https://www.amazon.com/WARRIOR-How-Support-Those-Protect/dp/1736824406/ Relentless Courage Book: https://www.amazon.com/Relentless-Courage-Winning-Against-Frontline/dp/B0CBL6GQSN/ref=sr_1_1?crid=USSR08SPJIKC&keywords=relentless+courage&qid=1696453129&s=books&sprefix=relentless+courage%2Cstripbooks%2C124&sr=1-1 Time Stamps: (00:01:02) The realm of moral injury. (00:05:10) Moral injury and friendship. (00:09:26) Defining moral injury. (00:13:30) Expanding understanding of moral injury. (00:19:14) A clear moral code. (00:23:30) Warrior code and trust. (00:26:13) Moral injury in Vietnam war. (00:30:39) Serious moral injuries in war. (00:33:10) Moral injury and first responders. (00:37:13) Treating the biological injury. (00:43:21) Shame and suicidal thinking. (00:45:43) Betrayal and moral injury. (00:49:19) Creating awareness and healing. (00:53:12) Biological therapies and ketamine. (00:57:44) Ketamine is not God. (01:01:20) Therapist attachment and dangers. (01:05:10) Mindfulness as a way of living. (01:09:41) Biological treatment and psychological insights. (01:14:23) Warrior master guide for mental wellness. (01:16:50) Reviews and book success. (01:21:33) Belief in what you're doing. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mentalkingmindfulness/message
Aaron Hale: Overcoming and Adapting with Blind and Deaf , former Army EOD Tech turned Ultra Endurance Athlete and Chef,
Jan 6 2024
Aaron Hale: Overcoming and Adapting with Blind and Deaf , former Army EOD Tech turned Ultra Endurance Athlete and Chef,
In our latest episode, we sit down with the extraordinary Aaron Hale, a former EOD warrior whose life is a testament to the human spirit's resilience. After an IED took his sight in Afghanistan, Aaron faced the darkness with unyielding courage and a will of iron. 🚀 Join us as we explore Aaron's remarkable journey of transformation. From the 100% blinding blast and the subsequent 100% deafening infection that changed everything to the endurance and adventure sports and silent kitchen where he found his passion for culinary arts, his story is one of true inspiration. We delve into the strategies that kept him moving forward, the importance of a support system, and how he turned adversity into action. 💪 Aaron doesn't just share his story; he offers a blueprint for resilience. Whether you're facing your own challenges or looking for motivation to push through obstacles, this episode is a powerful reminder that we are all capable of adapting and overcoming. 🏃‍♂️ From running marathons to speaking on stages, Aaron's achievements go beyond the physical. His insights into mental resilience, finding new passions, and setting audacious goals will leave you empowered to tackle anything life throws your way. 🎧 Tune in, get inspired, and discover how to craft your own narrative of perseverance and triumph. Available on all streaming platforms. Don't forget to subscribe and share! Aaron's website: www.eodfudge.com. Podcast: Point of Impact. TikTok: @eodconfections with his show, Cooking without Looking. Time Stamps: (00:02:03) Overcoming adversity (00:06:21) Aaron's background and Navy experience (00:11:43) EOD techs and their duty (00:18:29) Losing my helmet (00:19:58) Coming to grips with blindness (00:27:58) Reframing adversity and finding purpose (00:30:33) Blind rehabilitation and daily living skills (00:34:24) The struggle with meningitis (00:42:12) Courage and trust in adversity (00:45:28) Balance and fear in running (00:52:36) Endurance sports and trust (00:57:45) Starting a TikTok cooking show (01:02:08) Running multiple marathons in months (01:06:24) When I slow down, things start falling apart (01:09:39) EOD Fudge and podcast --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mentalkingmindfulness/message
Dr. Judson Brandeis, MD, Urologist/Author - This Episode Could LITERALLY Save Your Life! "The 21st Century Man" (Our Season 7 Finale!!)
Jan 6 2024
Dr. Judson Brandeis, MD, Urologist/Author - This Episode Could LITERALLY Save Your Life! "The 21st Century Man" (Our Season 7 Finale!!)
In this episode of "Men Talking Mindfulness," we dive deep into the multifaceted world of men's health with renowned Urologist, Dr. Judson Brandeis. As the author of "The 21st Century Man," Dr. Brandeis brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into the interconnectedness of mental, sexual, and cardiovascular health for men. Key Discussion Points: Mental Health and Its Impact: Discover how mental well-being is crucial in overall health, and how mindfulness practices can be a game-changer. Sexual Health as a Cardiovascular Indicator: Learn from Dr. Brandeis how your sexual health could be signaling important information about your heart and blood vessels. Boosting Testosterone Naturally: Uncover effective strategies to increase testosterone levels, vital for energy, strength, and libido. The Power of Sleep: Delve into the often-underestimated role of quality sleep in maintaining hormonal balance and overall health. Mindfulness for Better Health: Explore practical mindfulness techniques that can enhance both mental and physical wellness. Dr. Brandeis doesn’t just share insights from his book, but also provides actionable advice and answers to common questions. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in improving their health and understanding the subtle signals our bodies send us. For more information about Dr. Judson Brandeis and his work, visit his websites at www.thetwentyfirstcenturyman.com and p-long.com Tune in to this episode for a holistic approach to men's health that combines medical expertise with practical, everyday strategies. Time stamps: (00:00:48) Men's health topics. (00:05:48) The 21st Century Man (00:10:36) Erectile dysfunction and heart health. (00:11:34) Erectile dysfunction and heart disease. (00:16:10) Difficulty in attaining baseline health. (00:19:03) Importance of sleep for health. (00:25:43) T-Rex and leg training. (00:28:33) Testosterone and aging. (00:33:49) Testosterone replacement therapy. (00:36:08) Testosterone levels and evolution. (00:38:20) Relaxation and de-stressing. (00:42:07) Men's life expectancy decline. (00:47:19) GLP-1 inhibitors and exercise. (00:51:07) Mental health and therapy. (00:56:49) Increasing penis size naturally. (00:58:41) Penis enlargement techniques. (01:02:37) Grounding practice with breath. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mentalkingmindfulness/message