Stories about Examined Life

Examined Life: Power, patriarchy, and the imperfect guru

Buddhist teacher Noah Levine is dismissed from Against the Stream because of sexual misconduct. Now the organization is folding. Why does this song sound so familiar?

Examined Life: Far to fall

Bourdain, Spade, and Stone: If we want our heroes to thrive, we have to stop expecting them to be heroic.

Examined Life: Don’t just sit there—listen

It’s not easy to communicate mindfully, but it might save the world. (And it will definitely save your relationships.)

Examined Life: Love and the lost art of friendship

This Valentine’s Day, consider renewing vows… with your pals.

Examined Life: New Year’s resolutions … good practice or delusion?

Money, romance, health. Your life is never going to be perfect. Once you truly understand that, you can finally start enjoying it.

Examined Life: Reclaiming sacred spaces in the Digital Age

Smart phone addiction is hijacking not only our sanity, but the places we once went to reclaim it. Here's what we can do.

Examined Life: The subtle power of ‘me too’

Why empathy is a key ingredient to activism in the world of sexual assault