My challenging childhood, marked by the death of my brother and my mother's alcoholism, was the perfect breeding ground for fears, negative beliefs and accusations. These weighed me down for many years and, like deep roots, kept me from living a happy and self-determined life. Having reached the bottom of my soul, I recognized the connections to my current life situation and finally took responsibility for my life. I broke free from many patterns and beliefs and I forgave. Today, as a single mother, I lead a life full of gratitude and feel freer and happier than ever before.