High 5, by Susan Beyler

I started with a long list of things I wanted to accomplish.  As I went through the day, I found that I was beating myself up for not getting enough done.

It brought to mind an interview that I saw with Neil Patrick Harris.  He was asked by acting students in the audience what he thought of the method that some actors use to improve their performances.  The method consists of critiquing your past performance in detail to see what you could have done better.

He replied (paraphrasing) that he didn’t find that method helpful. 

He then went on to say that the only question you need to ask yourself is “am I working as hard as I can?”.

Once I asked myself that question, I was able to focus and get productive!

 Thanks Neil!  Best advice Ever!

by Susan Beyler
Integrative Therapist, The Estuary
(615) 337-7017



Susan Beyler

Susan graduated from the seven year program with The School of Self Healing Arts in 2001. She has been on staff at the school for 7 years and she has a private practice as a pastoral counselor with The Estuary. As a Montessori teacher for many years she has experience working with human inner growth and development. With her midwife training she is able to “birth” the spiritual growth so necessary to living a whole and meaningful life. She works with individuals accompanying them on their journey to a full relationship with themselves and their lives. Susan specializes in energy therapies with family of origin issues, addiction, depression, coupleship and trauma. She does hands on energy work with physical health issues and emotional balancing and strengthening. Drawing on her experience as a middle school teacher, she offers therapeutic workshops in subjects such as healthy boundaries, grief and loss, and relationship skills. She lived on The Farm (one of the oldest running intentional communities known for its midwifery, vegetarian cuisine, and alternative technology) for many years, and is a grandmother.