Are we born with set capabilities and strengths? Is our psyche predestined? Are we stuck with the IQ that nature and genetics gave us? Do we have to settle for what chance and life handed to us? Or can we hack our own mind and our own will to become the person we want to become?
One thing is certain: To change the world for the better, we must first change ourselves for the better.
At Examined Existence, we believe that human beings only scratch the surface of their full capability and potential, and we believe that the human mind can be strengthened through science and study.
Our staff at Examined Existence offers great content with practical brain-healthy tips and actionable steps that you’ll feel confident using. Even better, we present information in ways that are engaging and easy to understand.
Examined Existence reports facts as we find them, although that will sometimes mean going against the mainstream, our own current understanding, or current trends. Our goal is to provide you with the most accurate and current research available.
We work hard to bring you evidence-based, unbiased information about maintaining and achieving brain fitness and health for a lifetime. Everything we write is comprehensive and stimulating. We’re committed to being a zero-fluff zone.
Most people will have cognitive and mental issues touch their lives or the lives of someone they know. Whether it’s anxiety, substance abuse, depression, dementia, or just plain forgetfulness or brain fog, it’s a rare person who can’t improve on what nature has given them.
Besides our natural abilities, the nutrition and food we provide our bodies can affect the way we feel and think every day. We hope to be your first source for information on hacking our bodies and minds for full potential.
Lenora FischerChief Editor
Lenora Fischer first became interested in brain health and fitness as a college student and has grown her interest into a writing career.
A proponent of natural nootropics and meditation, Lenora personally oversees all of the content management for Examined Existence, and writes much of it herself.
In her spare time, Lenora enjoys working out the rest of her body. She loves to ski and can be found on the slopes for most of the winter. In warmer months, the beach is her home, with surfboard in hand.
Her favorite Examined Existence article is 4 Natural Alternatives to Smart Drugs.
Brenda LabergeAdministrative Officer
Brenda Laberge says that her job is to “keep everyone else fully supplied with whatever they need to do their best work.”
A seasoned administrative professional, Brenda is also a part-time yoga instructor. She has a “grand passion” for the art of mind wellness through yoga, and spends as much time as she can in the yoga studio.
When she’s not working and doing yoga, Brenda can be found with her fur babies, two mixed-breed rescue cats, Samson and Delilah.
Brenda’s favorite Examined Existence article is 80 (Plus) Productivity Hacks to Be More Efficient and Effective with Your Time.
Kenneth NoblesResearch Analyst
Kenneth Nobles is the research analyst at Examined Existence and he says that his favorite part of his job is “being paid to go down rabbit holes.”
He credits his interest in mind and behavior enhancement and development with reading the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Dr. Stephen R. Covey. He says that one piece of knowledge in the book changes everything. There’s a moment between stimulus and response where we can choose whatever we want to do. All of our success and failures lie in that small gap.
Kenneth enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and rock climbing. When he’s not outside, you can find him reading other books by Dr. Covey, Malcolm Gladwell, and more.
His favorite Examined Existence article is 10 Motivational Bruce Lee Quotes That Will Make You Take Action.
Lourdes PaulPublic Relations Manager
As Public Relations Manager, Lourdes Paul handles PR and social media for Examined Existence .
Lourdes first became interested in social media from the point of view of a mental health professional: she was visiting someone at a retirement center and realized that all of the people there were more in touch with the world than previous generations. The reason? Facebook.
Seeing grandmothers reconnecting with their grandchildren over social media made Lourdes realize the potential for good that these platforms offer.
When she’s not working, Lourdes enjoys kayaking in every spare moment. She’s the proud mommy of an Australian Shepherd (Jenny). Oh and two human children who are now in college.