Dr. Larry Meisel: “TheXaminedLife” on YouTube

Dr. Larry Meisel, a Fellowship member, will talk about his adventures as a content creator.

Larry’s eclectic YouTube Channel, “TheXaminedLife,” welcomes discussions about issues and ideas “from the tremendously important to the trivial but interesting.” For example, topics include Israel-Hamas and Russia-Ukraine, but also a family cruise and a class reunion. And a lot in between.

Larry’s take on life has been forged by more than 50 years’s experience as a counselor. Half a century! He started at age 18 on a crisis help line. He went on to become a licensed family therapist and a trained substance abuse counselor. He also earned a doctorate in community-agency counseling at Auburn University. Larry has advocated for affordable counseling, and he taught and counseled students at Columbus State University for a decade. Now he’s in private practice—and he’s on YouTube!

Larry Meisel

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Our Fellowship’s approach to spirituality is different from most churches. We emphasize “deeds before creeds.” However, while we don’t share a creed, we do have them. Our members include Christians, Jews, Buddhists, followers of earth-centered traditions and member of other religions. Members also include atheists, agnostics, humanists and people who don’t label themselves. If you’ve had doubts about other organized religions, you might find a home here. (Full disclosure: we’re not that organized.)

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