Becoming Mindful w/ Ayman Mukerji Househam

August 2, 2022
Hosted by Chris Meek

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Episode Description

Regular listeners and viewers of Next Steps Forward know that the program is focused on personal empowerment, commitment to our own well-being and the motivation to achieve more than we ever thought possible. This installment’s guest, Ayman Mukerji Househam, covers all three of those topics in the course of the show’s 52 minutes. Ayman’s professional career is the story of a fascinating journey. She went from a successful career on Wall Street to the world of science where, today, she is a clinical social worker, neuroimmunology researcher, Mindfulness practitioner and computer scientist. Ayman is dedicated to reducing and preventing burnout and attrition at hospitals by teaching frontline workers mindfulness through micro-habits, via her offering called Jivika. She is also the author of several book chapters and peer-reviewed papers on neuroimmunology and epigenetics of mindfulness interventions. Throughout the hour she will speak about her journey filled with many outstanding accomplishments, focus on mindfulness and meditation and even lead the audience in a meditation exercise!

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Chris Meek

Chris Meek believes in the American spirit of individual empowerment and service to others, especially those who have sacrificed for our freedoms. As someone who lived through the horrors of Ground Zero on 9/11, Chris had no way home but to join others as they put one foot in front of the other to make their way forward. Since that day, Chris has committed himself to empowering and motivating fellow Americans to keep taking steps forward, no matter what life throws their way.

Chris has spent the last decade serving as the co-founder and chairman of the national nonprofit SoldierStrong, which is dedicated to helping military veterans take their next steps forward. SoldierStrong carries out its mission by providing revolutionary medical technology to VA medical centers, including exoskeleton suits to help paralyzed veterans walk again and virtual reality equipment to help treat post-traumatic stress.

He also serves as an advisor on the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) task force. In this role, he shares a responsibility to raise awareness about mental health, facilitate research and define a plan to prevent suicide. In 2020, Chris launched ReachStrong, a nonprofit aimed at empowering all Americans to care for their overall well-being. Chris is also a financial services executive at S and P Global, Inc, in New York City. He and his wife, Christine, have three children.

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