We had the good fortune of connecting with MYCHERYL RUSS and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi MYCHERYL, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
When thinking about the early days of my creations, I didn’t initially set out to become an entrepreneur or businesswoman. I was simply looking for different practical ways to cultivate healing within myself. It wasn’t until I started sharing my creations with my friends and family but especially my mother, who encouraged me to share these unique creations and message of energy healing with the word. My thoughts behind choosing the answer the call of creator and business owner came for a pure place of authenticity and passion. To teach people how to read and understand their personal energy will using everyday technics called for the birth of Chak Therapy.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?
I’ve come to accept that while my product line in its purest form is much like most personal care brands. Where Chak Therapy differs from others in the actual energy work that goes into its product creations. Our application of ancient methods of healing and intentionality sets Chak Therapy apart from the rest. Chak Therapy is an exclusive personal care and lifestyle brand whose mission is to reintroduce ancient practices of meditation and spiritual cleansing through aromatherapy and chakra healing into the daily routine of all. When looking at how mundane my daily routine had become, I decided to become more intentional about selfcare. Like most people I used the excuse of not having enough time to dedicate to the practice so I began to utilize my bath time to do so for many reasons. First reason being, it is usually the time that you have to yourself with minimum to no distractions. Second being, humans are at their most vulnerable state, no hiding behind, mask, materialism and societal cloaks; just you: body, mind and spirit. Having the freedom and space to check in with yourself and your vessel allows you to become self aware of changes in your mood, thoughts and physical health. Learn how to check in and tap into one’s personal energy field (chakra scans) allows you to hear what your body is telling you, how the large environment is affecting you and how to get back to wholeness. Because of these different experiences Chak Therapy has been in the position to change the way people view their selfcare time on a practical everyday level.
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?
There are two very important people in my life I feel have played a big part in my success as a business owner and creator. If it wasn’t for my mother’s, Cheryl Price, constant words of affirmation of believing in myself I’m not sure if I would have the unwavering sense of bravery to step out on my own gifts, talent and passion. Whenever I’ve felt moments of darkness or feeling like what’s next, I always reflect on her supportive and inspirational words of, “Stop hiding your gift, the world needs your uniqueness.” The second person who had been beside me on this journey is my husband, Michael Russ. From 3 am brainstorming sessions to intense meditation and reflection sessions, Mike has been my biggest supporter and advocate. He was the first person I shared my lucid dream with in terms of how the name of Chak Therapy was manifested. When I made the difficult decision to no longer seek employment with the larger society, he accepted and encouraged me to put my full attention on my calling. Without my mother and husband’s continued support I’m not sure where I would be.