Relationship Concepts Newsletter
Fear vs Freedom  Vol 4, 2011
In This Issue
Big News!
Feature Article
Upcoming Events
Quick Links

Happy Day!

This newsletter is dedicated to Karin and Mary Jo - congratulations on your recent engagements! And to Connie - your wedding was wonderful and you were such a beautiful bride!! Thanks for including me on your special day.


May you all live happily ever after!

Big News! 


Always one to practice what I preach, I have spent the last several months in an intense re-branding effort that I'm now ready to reveal. I have a new business name: (drumroll................) The Awareness Studio. My new website is up and running, though not 100% complete. I hope you'll visit:


Much of what I do will be the same, though I'm adding some exciting new material -- especially as it relates to the spiritual journey of our soul's evolution. This has always been an important aspect of my work, now I'm just adding more emphasis.


I have come to see, experience, believe and know that if we keep that bigger picture in the forefront of our mind, then the challenges that lay before us are merely opportunities for our strengthening and for the growth of our awareness. The issues we face in business, personal, love and life are all for the purpose of our soul's evolution. As we conquer those things, they become the rungs of the ladder of our ascent; they pave the way to joy, peace and freedom.


I will continue to send this newsletter from time to time, just to stay in touch, and it will almost always be sourced from my new blog: To receive more frequent servings of my Awareness Approach soul food, you can sign up for the blog to be delivered directly to you. Just click on the RSS feed button at the bottom of any page on the new website (bottom right corner, next to the FB and LinkedIn buttons). I hope you'll follow me!


This month's newsletter is in fact my first blog post. It is an important aspect of living a joyous life. I call it Fear versus Freedom.


 Fear versus Freedom

Sometimes life is really complicated; in this case it's really simple. When it all boils down, you have two choices: fear or freedom.


Fear comes from a couple of places: 1) our animal, instinctual nature and 2) our inner distortions aka the false self. Freedom comes from knowing who we really are, including our connection with Spirit.


Some fear is natural and necessary - it tells us when we're in danger. That one we must learn to pay attention to. Most fear is based in false perceptions about life and others, and that one we must learn to ignore. And pay attention to. Yes, being aware of the internal causes of inappropriate fear can show you where your growth opportunities lie. It is a rich source of soul food - information that helps you strengthen so that you can move from fear to freedom.


The Awareness Approach to life is to keep checking in with yourself and asking, "In this moment, am I feeling fear or freedom?" If you're not feeling free - to choose, speak up for yourself, do what you need or want to do, or be OK with things exactly the way they are - then you're in a state of fear. Remember, there are only two choices, and only one at a time. Both cannot co-exist simultaneously.


As soon as you identify "not freedom," look to see if you can name the fear. Many people are so accustomed to "not freedom" that they are not even aware of the fear they've been living with most of their lives. Aware or not, keep looking. The more you see and name your fears and the more you explore where they came from and why they're running, the sooner you see what the next right thing is to do, and you release yourself from your inner prison. You can set yourself free!



Upcoming Events

Sense of Men (an Understand Men event -- women only)
2 hours of powerful information that will help you dramatically improve your relationships with men.

Meets: Saturday, August 20th from 12:00 to 2:00pm
Location: The Awareness Studio
Tuition: $10
To register: FULL - contact me to get wait-listed

NOTE: we are planning another event for sometime in October. If you're interested in attending, let me know as soon as you can.        

Redefining your Higher Power
Recovery and Spirituality - a perfect companion to your 12-Step program 

Define and connect with your HP, the God of Your Understanding.  

October 2011: Six Tuesdays starting October 11 from 6:30 to 8:00pm
The Awareness Studio, Sandy Springs
Tuition: $185 -or- bring a friend and you each pay $170
For more information: Redefining your Higher Power 

Love's Journey  
Helping you have a profoundly fulfilling love relationship by preparing your heart and soul.


Formerly known as Solo to Soulmate, Love's Journey is designed to support your success in  love relationships, whether you are single, married, or somewhere in between. This class has been extended to include more material and is open to anyone who wants to attend.

Meets: Six Tuesdays starting on  January 10, 2012.
Location: 743 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta GA, 30306
$295 -or- bring a friend and you each pay $270.
This includes the six sessions and an individual session with me as a follow-up to the class.