The winding path towards waking up

I remember the first time I realized that I was not my thoughts. This might not sound like a big deal to those of you who grew up understanding that the voice in your head is just that — a voice, not your voice. Me, well, I didn’t really know…

Here’s What Happens When Beliefs Collide

Here’s something I believe: mindfulness can be a pathway to enlightenment.

Here’s something else I believe: sometimes mindfulness isn’t enough.

And here’s the quandary: while these beliefs only conflict mildly, I’m having trouble reconciling them inside my heart, and it’s kind of tearing me apart.

Bear with me here. I’m…

What You Don’t Choose to Control Controls You

For anyone walking the path towards becoming conscious and carefree, there comes a time when we need to look at our habits. Because, here’s the thing: of all the ways we react and interact, habits are among our most unconscious behaviours. They’re our default settings, our unexamined tendencies, our go-to…

A deep dive into the science of happiness

One of the things I love most about the human race is that we are perpetual learners. Curiosity drives us. We are inspired to explore, delve deep, understand. That applies not just to the natural world or the way things work. It also applies to how we think and feel…

Why our 3 quasi-adult kids say we may have gotten something right

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of parenting it’s that you need to be wary of parenting advice. In many ways, parenting is like the last bastion of a pioneer lifestyle. No matter how many people have walked similar paths, they’ve never walked yours. …

Strategies for performing at your peak

Flow is a big topic of conversation in our family. Whether you call it being in the zone, mindfulness, or hyper-focus, it’s about finding that state of peak performance, where everything seems to unfold without conscious effort. …

Or why the best relationships are rarely comfortable

Relationships — whether with a partner, family, or friends — are funny things. On the one hand, most of us seek them out because, at heart, we’re social animals. We enjoy both physical and emotional intimacy. We want to be surrounded by people who get excited about our successes and…

Aviva Rabinovici

B2B writer for mega-corporations; blogger on mindfulness, joy, and other topics close to my heart (bcarefree.com); amateur coffee roaster; long-time yogi.

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