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We had our final relationship therapy session. Yes it could be that you missed it, but we are/were/stay in relationship therapy. After everything we went through the last 3,5 years we needed to find ourselves within our relationship again. Not that we were at the edge of breaking up, we just needed to rediscover ourselves and our roles especially now with a new phase in our lives from surviving (the bankruptcy) to thriving. And during our final therapy session our therapist and mentor explained that crystals are a symbol of our darker sides, sides that shine like crystals, and even with them being dark they shine just as evenly bright as our beautiful sides that shine like stars in the sky. Crystals, a symbol of finding the confidence in our relationship and towards each other that even the worst of the worst of our personality will be loved by the other. And can you believe that just one week before our final therapy session we found this beach in a beautiful bay covered with crystals? A bay where we were anchored by chance and where we went for a family morning walk, where I Rianne found these rocks full with crystals, where we decided to climb those rocks at the edge of the crystal clear waters of the Turkish sea and where Gerben selected one crystal to take back with us to our sailing home? And us not knowing at that time the meaning of crystals and that this crystal was so much more than just a beautiful stone we found on a beach in Turkey. This morning walk happened during our latest episode on YouTube and we actually didn’t film anything of it. It felt like a private morning walk with the family so we decided very naturally to not take the camera’s with us. And now we know why, nature was giving us a life lessons and we needed to pay close attention. Isn’t it amazing how life works in mysterious ways? The coincidence of us finding this bay covered with crystals and a week later crystals became the symbol of our darker sides and the trust in each other that we will love these sides evenly as our other brighter sides. We will go back to the bay soon and film the rocks and share the story - or maybe we won’t and keep it just between you and us. So no crystals in our latest episode on YouTube, but we did also enjoy this beautiful sail while we were watching the sunset, having dinner and Benjamin was painting and colouring……next to ‘the situation’ with the doctor from our previous newsletter. Precious moments and we have them to forever remember. Ohhh and……….after our session we even decided that this wasn’t our final therapy session, we will make a yearly event focused on increasing and strengthening our love relationship and our connection with the guidance of our beautiful mentor Mariette Ruggenberg (she will also be part of our online experience #ModernLifestyle, but that is a story to tell another time). Thank you March - you were breathtaking and thank YOU for being here, reading our newsletter and joining our adventures. Have an amazing day & Feel the Breeze Rianne, Gerben & Benjamin
L E S S O N O F T H E M O N T H
Our misstep this month - being a disbeliever We launced our online experience #ModernLifestyle and were so nervous and insecure, even tough we believe without any doubt in our own skills & capabilities and the immense value of the program. We and especially I, Rianne, was so nervous with sending out the first e-mail (and the second one and the ones after). It is our lives work, we pore our hearts and souls in it, but I kept thinking what if nobody will want to buy a ticket from us? So of course the sales didn’t go that well - law of manifestation. Right there and then we just stopped for a second, went back to finding the flow of life and our own confidence, reminded ourselves of the fact that with even one ticket sold we are already succeeding and those first steps, the first launches, the first sales & the first marketing actions are always the hardest and most exciting ones. And as soon as we found the flow and this peace of mind, we sold the first ticket. And even if it stayed with one ticket (which it didn’t), we would be forever excited, because if you are not prepared to give your course/masterclass, or whatever you are willing to do, to one person, you shouldn’t be doing it at all. That is the big question we always ask ourselves, are we prepared to do this if even only one person would join? If the answer is YES we know that we are on the right path. So as well with our online experience #ModernLifestyle. If we can help one person in finding his (the first ticket was bought by a he) best life, we would be tremendously grateful and excited. And there we had our lesson: our mission is more than making numbers, it is about serving others and bringing true value no matter what the numbers are. And if we keep bringing true value, the numbers will follow. *every month we share a failure/misstep we made because we believe failures & missteps are actually successes - the lessons in life that will bring you growth.
T I P S & H I G H L I G H T S
Make room in your agenda for a weekly reflection - 30 minutes can already be enough and change the course of your life. During this reflection always ask your self: what decisions didn’t I take last week, which would have made a difference? For more reflection question ideas, download here the reflection program for the first week of our online experience #ModernLifestyle. Others:
the Film Intouchables available on Netflix - we rewatched it this month and it reminded us to make more fun, this is something after the bankruptcy of Gerben’s company is a challenge for us. And let’s be honest the story is just an inspiration & Omar Sy is an amazing actor. Oh and his new tv show Lupin on Netflix same charm.
Documentary Chasing coral available on Netflix - it made us even more motivated to protect the beautiful oceans and was the inspiration for us to donate a coral to the Coral Gardeners for every online course sold.
The Book The power of Vital Force from Rajshree Patel - an introduction to how your life energy works and what the power of meditation and breathing is with practical tips and exercises.
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N E W & S P E C I A L
We launched our online experience #ModernLifestyle A 6 modules/week program about personal growth, thriving even during C*rona times and creating your best life.
F E E L - T H E - B R E E Z E
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