With all the news, social media and entertainment that surrounds us in a constant barrage of information and both subtle and overt influence, we must constantly check in with ourselves to know what rings true in any area of our lives. Because if you're not careful, all that external noise will pollute the internal environment of your mind and emotions, and you can lose track of who you are and what is right for you.

In other words, learn to connect with and understand what you need or want from a deeper level - whether it concerns your health, appearance, what kind of relationship, job or home you should have to feel healthy, loved, successful etc. We are all unique individuals on our own unique journeys, which means we have to be the ultimate authority of ourselves, and that starts with owning our truth at any particular moment as we move through life.

Today's essay touches on this theme; the PGG Video of the Week might inspire you to think about the truth of who you are, or watch this one about how your heart will help you get to the truth of a matter. This week's Instagram post is about a client I helped become more of his authentic self, or this one about how trees are the truth.

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To Tell the Truth
Originally published May 18, 2010

Actors, when interviewed about their craft, often talk about finding out what the “truth” of the situation is for their part; Shakespeare tells us, “All the world’s a stage, all the men and women merely players.”

We are all characters in our own play or movie acting out daily scenes, but it’s easy to forget that we’re also the producers, writers and directors, especially when it comes to our relationships. We can, to a certain extent, cast who is in our life, assign them certain roles and create all the drama, comedy and tragedy we want. We can even rewrite the script when we have the courage to do so.

The best way to do this is to be honest with yourself so that you can communicate from the heart exactly what it is that you want and need. Since most people don’t walk around with ESP, it’s really up to you to say what you mean and mean what you say (in an appropriate way, of course!) and let the chips fall where they may, knowing that you honored what is real and true for you.

If it’s not a common practice, speaking your truth can feel uncomfortable, even messy, and can make you or the other person feel like a deer in headlights — but at least you’ll get to the bottom of things and set the stage to make the next scene better.

You can run but you can’t hide from the truth, and telling it to yourself is the first step. If you’re too scared or unable to see it, give me a buzz — I can be the spotlight that illuminates what’s really going on and help you create the starring role with a happy ending you so deserve!

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