Girl Power Boss: Chrissie Mclean

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Thank you so much for joining me today, I have a very exciting post for you all! My first Girl Power Bosses feature!!! I spoke with the lovely Chrissie Mclean who had lots of brilliant tips for you all. So sit back relax and get ready to learn more.

A little bit about Chrissie:

Chrissie is currently running her own business Bliss Sessions where she provides workshops on meditation and mindfulness.

In May 2004 she had an accident which led her to suffer a brain injury which took 4 years to diagnose. Chrissie really struggled in the beginning with everyday life and doctors told her that she would need a carer and would not be able to do things like travel alone.

In this time she began to turn to meditation to get outside of her thoughts and stop thinking. Her gut instinct told her that this strange feeling wasn’t going to last forever and that she would push past all of the limiting boundaries that the doctors had placed before her.

Chrissie did just that by going back to college to study psychology, learning more about various different holistic therapies such as reiki and traveling around the world. Something that the doctors never thought she would be able to do. How inspiring!!

Daily habits:

Chrissie spends her days doing meditation, writing, teaching classes and one to one coaching sessions.

Chrissie told me that she also likes to spend time remembering her dreams. She told me about this one particular dream where she was surrounded by all these amazing people that she thought would be like her and would be in her tribe of people and she didn’t feel comfortable around them. Chrissie took this as sign telling her not to rush where she wants to be. I think that this is a great message we could all listen to. How many times do we think about the future without appreciating the present?

To find out more about any of Chrissie’s classes etc visit her website to find out more: https://blisssessions.com/

The benefits of meditation and tips for readers wanting to change what they are doing:

Chrissie said that she has found many benefits with meditation and likened it to a string of lights. It turns off the lights that don’t serve us anymore and turns on the ones that do.

Chrissie had the following advice for anyone struggling with the job they are in or who are not happy with the job they are in. She said get out of your comfort zone, use mindful breathing to get yourself away from your thoughts and stay true to yourself. Great advice!

Hobbies and travel:

Chrissie has traveled to lots of wonderful places and told me about an amazing trip to America where she booked accommodation for one night in California and then traveled to different places making it up as she went along for 3 weeks until she ended up in Las Vegas!

We talked a little about hobbies and Chrissie told me that she loves to go running, read blogs, watches YouTube videos and only watches Netflix without watching any other TV!! I have to say I was amazed by this!

Inspiration for Chrissie and her takeaway tip:

Chrissie is a big fan of Oprah Winfrey and Jay Shetty.

Her takeaway tip for you all was this “meditation is the key to the future you’ve always dreamed of”.

So that is it our first Girl Power Bosses post. A massive thank you to you for reading and to Chrissie for sharing her truly inspiring story. I hope you’re all as inspired as I was when I heard this story. Please check out her website and her upcoming event in Manchester. The first event she is doing on 9th June 2018 on meditation is absolutely free so check it out. Click on the link and fill in the ticket. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blissful-women-tickets-45813672929

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15 thoughts on “Girl Power Boss: Chrissie Mclean

  1. What a lovely story. I would love to get back into meditation. My Dad taught me how to meditate when I was studying as I was getting really stressed, it worked a treat, then life took over and now with 2 very energetic children (one with allergies) they drain me of positive energy. I just don’t know where to start but I’d love to be more mindful and to be a better Mum. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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    1. Aww yes it can be hard to get time to yourself with children. Try and sit for a few minutes when they go to bed. If you’re not sure how to start maybe download an app. Calm and headspace are both really good! Good luck! 😀😀

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      1. That sounds like a good idea. Luckily when they are in bed they stay in bed. I would definitely like to reap the benefits of meditation again. Is there a recommended amount of time to start off with?

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  2. Over the years I have suffered greatly from crippling anxiety, panic attacks, and PTSD. I started practicing meditation along with positive affirmations, and it has done wonders for my state of mind! It’s amazing the things you can accomplish when you reprogram your mind!

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