Dancing on the Tightrope:  Transcending the Habits of Your Mind and Awakening to Your Fullest Life


Beth Kurland, Ph.D.



Dancing on the Tightrope:  Transcending the Habits of Your Mind and Awakening to Your Fullest Life


If life can feel at times like a challenging tightrope walk, how do we face life's difficulties yet remain resilient and open-hearted? Rather than seeking “perfect” balance, or tiptoeing on our journey, how do we learn to embrace life and "dance", in order to live most fully?


In this book, clinical psychologist and award-winning author Beth Kurland reveals five common obstacles—habits of the mind that get in the way of living your fullest life—and five tools to transform these obstacles into lasting inner resources for resilience, peace, and joy.


This practical yet inspirational book draws upon evidence-based psychology practices and what neuroscience teaches us about the evolution and hardwiring of the brain, as well as Beth's own personal experience and her clinical expertise from over twenty years in the field. It addresses the challenges of being human and offers insights on how to bring greater awareness, self-compassion, meaning and authentic happiness into our lives.


POWERFUL AND TIMELY! This is a must read for anyone interested in mindfulness, personal development, or conscious evolution!  In her book, Beth Kurland brings mindfulness to a new level.  Didn’t think there was another level? Guess again.  Kurland discusses the neuroscience behind what she calls our evolutionary challenges.  Full of real life scenarios to illustrate the ways in which mindfulness can help us overcome these evolutionary challenges, Kurland points the reader toward a more evolved way of being in the world.  An informative, easy read that could just as easily find its way onto a required reading list at college level classes as it could onto the bedside table of personal growth enthusiasts.

(Kathleen McKenzie, Ed.D., LICSW, Senior Lecturer Behavioral Science Program, Northeastern University)









About The Author





Beth Kurland, PhD. is a licensed clinical psychologist, author and public speaker, with over 20 years of experience working with people across the lifespan from preschoolers through adults. With a strong interest and expertise in using mind-body practices, she is passionate about teaching people practical tools to create greater well-being and wholeness in their lives.


Beth is the author of the award-winning books: The Transformative Power of Ten Minutes: An Eight Week Guide to Reducing Stress and Cultivating Well-Being, a Finalist of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Health and Wellness category, and Gifts of the Rain Puddle: Poems, Meditations and Reflections for the Mindful Soul, Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Gift/Novelty category.


Inspired by the journeys of hundreds of her patients, as well as lessons from her own life and teachings from psychology and neuroscience, Beth invites readers to discover what is possible when they transcend the habits of their mind and awaken to their fullest life.



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