Meet the Team :: Introducing Michelle Council

My initial reaction to the request of submitting a blog piece was in a word; resistance.  The voice in my head said something like “Me?  Write a creative piece??  No, I’m best at left-brain analytical problems with simple black and white answers.  I’m not a blogger and I’m too busy anyway.”  I think this defiant attitude was the easiest way to hide behind my fear that perhaps, I would have nothing valuable to say. 

After breathing through it and doing a little Internet research (yes I looked up the word “blog”) I lowered my own expectations and decided to look at this assignment as an opportunity to communicate about issues that feel important.  Ultimately, I am passionate about living a happy and healthy life and part of my commitment to that means talking about what I believe in – whether in written or spoken form.  I believe revealing and sharing is an important tool for us to learn, teach, adapt, and integrate through our confusing and sometimes stressful existence. I also feel intuitively that this contributes to our living in a more peaceful world together. 

There are times when telling our stories can help heal the wounds of others, and now I see with clarity that this blog provides a forum for this process.  As Rainbeau often says” What’s in the way, is the way,” so instead of running from the door that most scares me at the moment I am opening it and walking though with as much courage as I can muster.  They say fear and excitement can feel so similar in our body that we mistake one for the other, so let’s step towards creating the world we want to live in first by embracing the  “excitement” along the way.

 

Michelle Council

Meet the Team :: Introducing Emily Capshaw

Hello Superstars!   My name is Emily Capshaw, and I am thrilled to be joining the blogging team here at Rainbeau Mars Lifestyles! For my first post, it seems appropriate to tell you all a little bit about myself, as well as what I hope to bring to you through my posts!   I was fortunate enough to have been raised in Colorado by a health conscious mother, so leading a healthy lifestyle has always been something on my radar. However, I am always learning more and finding new ways to contribute to the well being of not only my own body and spirit, but also the health of our planet. I made the decision to become a vegetarian at 14, thinking it would be a temporary experiment. Once I realized how much better I felt, I never had the desire to go back to eating meat. As I continue to learn more about healthy eating, I feel as though I have discovered a whole new world of delectable foods, rather than feeling trapped or limited by the decision. In a addition to my work with RML, I am passionate about creating stories that people can connect to through music and film. I seek to live my life in such a way that the world may be filled with a little more beauty through the power of art and creativity. It is an honor to work alongside a team that shares these same goals.   I will be writing about the things I have learned along my path to a healthier and more sustainable life. I hope you find my future posts inspiring to you in your own personal journey towards a healthier future!   Blessings, Emily Capshaw

Hello Superstars!

 

My name is Emily Capshaw, and I am thrilled to be joining the blogging team here at Rainbeau Mars Lifestyles! For my first post, it seems appropriate to tell you all a little bit about myself, as well as what I hope to bring to you through my posts!

 

I was fortunate enough to have been raised in Colorado by a health conscious mother, so leading a healthy lifestyle has always been something on my radar. However, I am always learning more and finding new ways to contribute to the well being of not only my own body and spirit, but also the health of our planet. I made the decision to become a vegetarian at 14, thinking it would be a temporary experiment. Once I realized how much better I felt, I never had the desire to go back to eating meat. As I continue to learn more about healthy eating, I feel as though I have discovered a whole new world of delectable foods, rather than feeling trapped or limited by the decision. In a addition to my work with RML, I am passionate about creating stories that people can connect to through music and film. I seek to live my life in such a way that the world may be filled with a little more beauty through the power of art and creativity. It is an honor to work alongside a team that shares these same goals.

 

I will be writing about the things I have learned along my path to a healthier and more sustainable life. I hope you find my future posts inspiring to you in your own personal journey towards a healthier future!

 

Blessings,

Emily Capshaw

Welcome to our new RMLIFESTYLES WEBSITE!

Happy Fall everyone and welcome to our new RMLIFESTYLES WEBSITE! 

 

Thank you for coming here, if I could give you a hug, I would! As the days get shorter and the world a bit more chaotic, I've never felt a more important time for us to connect in what I hope will be a fluid, accessible and supportive way. Please ask us questions, join our online tribe and let’s all become stronger as a global community.  I must admit, I have been saddened at the current state of affairs and yet remain optimistic by the numbers of us rising in awareness. You - YES YOU are the change that the world needs!

 

What does that mean? 

How can one person do anything for world peace or healing? Environmental urgencies and issues are something that you hold in the power of your hand.  Simple choices like practicing yoga on the mat, will lead to a unification in all areas of our lives.  What we eat affects the way we feel, as do the thoughts and activities that take place in our bedrooms, bathrooms, homes and gardens. I never thought I had much of an effect on anyone else…yet, now when I look back on my life and at my present, I know that’s not true. I realize that no effort, big or small has been in vain, but there is still much more that needs to be done.  

 

I humbly stand here for you in service, so my team and I may be the continuous reminder to nurture your most healthy, beautiful and fit self. Being part of the solution of course has its personal benefits, but quite honestly all of the individual gain won’t mean a thing if we don't have the Earth beneath our feet or a state of peace in the world in which to enjoy our hard work. 

 

So I am standing as a witness, reminder, friend and fellow humanitarian, wherever you are, that together we can shine and make monumental shifts in our own lives and for others. I thank you for coming here today and supporting what we are up to.   For coming back and telling your friends. For standing hand in hand in unison for a more enlightened way of living... because what we need is not a revolution... but an evolution.  I’ll leave us with this intention affirmed by the Hopis and that I now use to sign my personal emails. 

We are the Ones we've been waiting for. 

X

Rainbeau