E60 Understanding Mindfulness and Meditation from Jon Macaskill
How can Mindfulness and Meditation benefit your life and relationships? In this episode we hear from Veteran Navy Seal Commander Jon Macaskill to learn the events which lead him to pursue mindfulness and meditation.
Jon recently retired from the Navy and joined us from the road as he and his family are touring the country in an RV. Jon also shares the history of Veteran’s Path, a Non-Profit organization supporting Veterans with mindfulness and meditation. Jon hosts the Veteran’s Path podcast speaking with a diverse set of leaders who share their mindfulness journey.
Jon also shared the story behind the Scrum on the Go board that he helped developed with his partners. This mobile Scrum Board is a perfect tool for individuals, teams, and families looking to organize and make progress on their activities.
This was a great light-hearted discussion that covered plenty of ground and we got to meet Jon’s dog who was riding shotgun for the interview. Thanks to Jon for his service to our country and for taking time to share his story with all of us.
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Veteran’s PATH enables returning veterans to rediscover meaning, purpose, and joy in their lives through mindfulness, meditation, and a safe community.
Their approach reconnects veterans with strength and service.
Through practical tools of meditation and mindfulness, physical and outdoor experiences, and a community of camaraderie, veterans rediscover peace, acceptance, transformation, and honor in a new journey forward.
Jon Macaskill (muh-KAS-kill) is a retired Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. He’s a Naval Academy graduate and has his masters in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Jon has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, off the coast of Somalia, and in Panama. He serves as the Deputy Executive Director for Veteran’s PATH. He also now runs his own consulting company, Macaskill Consulting, LLC,
bringing mindfulness and meditation to high performing teams to aid in dealing with stress, anxiety and depression all while increasing focus, creativity, and productivity.
Jon’s wife also served in the Navy and is now a civilian Orthopedic Physician Assistant. They are the proud parents of two small children and currently live as a family in their RV touring the United States.
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