For much of my life, I was trapped in a cage. The bars of my cage were forged from fears and insecurities that took root when I was a young girl. Years of negative experiences continually reinforced the walls of my self-imposed prison. I lived… but it was a life longing for something more; something better. I just existed; reacting to the world around me. A world that felt emotionally scary, unpredictable, and full of disappointments. Sound familiar?