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

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 Dr. 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 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.

 Her book was Awarded “Finalist” in the best Motivational book category by Next Generation Indie Book Awards and was recognized on the Top 12 Book Pick List by Spirited Woman.


Dr. Beth Kurland is a clinical psychologist, a Tedx speaker, and author of three books: Dancing on The TightropeThe Transformative Power of Ten Minutes; and Gifts of the Rain Puddle. Beth is passionate about teaching mindfulness informed practices and mind-body strategies to help people cultivate whole person health and well-being.  She has been providing evidence-based practices to people across the lifespan for over 25 years and has a psychotherapy practice in Norwood, MA.  Beth is a regular blog writer for Psychology Today and PsychCentral.  For more information, you can visit her website at  https://BethKurland.com to enjoy free meditations.  You can also find her on the app, Insight Timer.  Beth is currently developing an eight week, online class based on her books which will be available in 2021.

Please note that the information that Beth (or Dr. Kurland) shares in this podcast is strictly for educational purposes only and is not meant as psychological counseling or consultation of any kind.

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