Until about a year ago, I was an anxiety-addled perfectionist always looking for happiness outside myself. My life fluctuated between sorta ok to misery. In March 2013, I couldn't take it anymore and asked for help. I did not plan on spending much of the year doing talk therapy, somatic healing, group work, and reading many, many self-help books, but I am so grateful that it did. I used to gag at self-help/inspirational stuff but now I whole-heartedly believe that real change IS possible. And it's not nearly as hard as the fearful mind want us to believe. I would love to share what I've learned with you!
Just what IS a sparkle punch anyway?
A punch that is awesome instead of painful! Dumbfounded by how pleased I was with an A- on a grad school term paper, even though the prof had totally called me out on not having a thesis, I could only splutter to a friend, "It was like a sparkle punch!" This phrase gained infinitely more meaning in my journey through the self-help/therapy rabbit hole, as I now see that EVERY less than awesome experience has a kernel of glittery good in the right light.