Verity Mansfield


I am Verity Mansfield

Who the hell decided we “should”?

 

Yeah, you’ve been swimming in circles for a while now. Torn between doing all the things the world says you ‘should’ do, and the desire to just break the damn rules and live life on your own fucking terms. What I care about is helping you break out of feeling trapped in your cage, learning to love and honour yourself from your deepest depths (no, I don’t care how ugly they are) and unleashing the power within.

 

Truth and Beauty. What more could any girl possibly want?

 

Remember those years? The younger ones. Where you cared less about what other people thought and felt completely free to be yourself? Maybe you were 6yrs. Maybe older. Maybe you didn’t have those years and spend your time idolising the other pretty girls that did, telling yourself “one day it’ll be your time to shine”.

 

These days it’s harder to be yourself.

 

There are so many demands from your family, your kids, your job, the electrical company, and let’s not even think about your mortgage or rent. While red wine and martinis (make mine an espresso) make for a great escape, hangovers rarely are anything but, especially when lying on the couch with barely enough energy to scroll social media only to feed your #InstaEnvy.

“Damn. I used to have a hot body.”
“I don’t have time to get a flat stomach.”
 
                    “My ass is never going to look like that.”
 
                                     “I just don’t have the energy to take care of myself.”
   “To be ‘that’ girl on ‘that’ boat…. Sigh.”
                                                 “Where did time go?”
 
“How did I get this so wrong?”                                “What happened to my dreams?”
 
                      “How am I going to turn this boat around?”

What if it’s not about turning the boat around?

What if all you needed to do was to rock the damn boat!

 You know the feeling where you just want to scream? Where you just want to feel heard, acknowledged, appreciated? Like you just fucking matter??? You’re there for everybody else. You’re doing everything on your own. You’re exhausted. You’re tired and some days you just don’t want to be here at all.

 

8 years ago I found myself collapses on the bottom of the shower floor, hoping the noise of the thundering water would drown out my gut-wrenching hysterical sobbing. I didn’t feel broken. I felt destroyed. My marriage was about to fall apart. My kids were not getting the best of their mother. My workplace was sucking the life out of me. I felt disappointed, disconnected and dead inside. Something had to give or I was going to explode. So I hit the ‘red’ button. You know the one they say only to hit in an emergency? I walked out of my marriage, out of my international fashion career and without looking back plunged into the darkness of the unknown with two toddlers, a mortgage and $136 cash.

 

In short, I broke #thegoodgirlrules.

 

The beautiful truth is, you don’t have to completely fall apart in order to find your own beautiful life!

 

 

     Verity xx

My qualifications in a nutshell;

 

  • Bachelor of Arts (Major in Psych and Fashion and Textiles).
  • Diploma in Counselling.
  • Diploma Life Coaching (ICF certified)
  • NLP Certified Practitioner (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).
  • Matrix Therapies Certified Practitioner (really cool stuff that allows you to clear negative emotions, beliefs and influences from your life so you can feel free to be yourself and fulfil your potential).
  • Reiki II
  • Cert IV Business Management.
  • Diploma in Dressmaking (why not!)
  • Oh, and if I could have a Diploma in mothering my two rascals I’d own it!

 

**ICF certified means that I adhere to the strict guidelines of the “International Coaching Federation”. To see their code of ethics please feel free to read it here….

Verity Mansfield and Olivia Mansfield