We had the good fortune of connecting with Maureen Crichlow and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Maureen, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Moonstone Chandlery/Chakra Healing began as a passion project. I am a strong advocate for holistic wellness and alternative healing methods. As a Reiki Master Healer, I work closely with my clients to assist them on their self-healing journey. Many of them expressed a need for spiritual tools that would help them to remain aligned with their new ways of being. In response, I started creating handmade goods including my intention candles, smudge sprays, and smudge bundles to support their work. Over time, I opened an online shop and started selling my Intentional Energy Tools to the public. It is my mission to spread the life changing practice of self energy healing in this world.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Moonstone Chandlery® is an extension of my work as an energy healer. I provide quality handmade products that serve the specific intentions and needs of our customers. The parent company, Moonstone Chakra Healing, LLC is dedicated to client-focused services and education around energy healing. Unlike many businesses that are more profit focused, I am intentional about the work performed, and it serves as a true representation of my daily life and energetic practice. I use all of the healing modalities, and products that I teach and create. It is engrained into my everyday lifestyle, and I proudly serve as the face of my brand. I am successful today because I have created a business out of pure passion and joy. Although running a business this way brings its own challenges; for ex. I only create products when my personal energy is free flowing, and this can be a hinderance to production scheduling. Nevertheless, I am learning how to streamline my processes and better manage my time so I can continue fulfilling my life’s purpose and divine work.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m here in the Windy City -Chicago, and its hands down the most beautiful city in the US! We are known for our stunning skyline on beautiful Lake Michigan, award winning restaurants and world renowned museums and parks. A list of must try activities would be the Architectural Boat Tour, Field Museum, Art Institute and Navy Pier. For the best eats: Bavette’s Bar and Beouf for a French speakeasy take on the traditional Chicago steakhouse, Giordano’s Pizza for the classic Chicago deep dish, and Al’s Italian Beef for another Chi-Town staple!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to the book that inspired my divine feminine awakening, “Women Who Run with the Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

Website: www.moonstonechakra.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moonstonechandlery/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moonstonechandlery/

Image Credits
Crichlow Media

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