I am Virpi Kalevo and I’m glad you are here. Briefly put: I am a human being who constantly questions things around me, I am very curious about life and its phenomena and a learner for life. Holistic wellbeing is my passion, I’m interested in humanity and the human mind, the mind-body connection and how our thinking creates our reality and affects our physical body, leading to diseases when we live against our true purpose.
I have always been interested in the human mind and people’s behavior. Psychology has always intrigued me but I found myself studying business management, however, not surprisingly I was drawn to human resource management. For over 17 years I worked with different people, cultures and varied HR processes and saw concretely how under the almost same circumstances some got exhausted and some were just fine. Organizations do a lot for wellbeing at work, but in the end, it comes down to the individual. An additional challenge is brought by the fact that there is a need for constant innovation and new ways of doing things. However, when people are in a constant hurry and stress, there is hardly any room for new thinking.
Some years ago, when I first bumped into the principles of mind (Three Principles), pieces of the puzzle started to fit together. I still remember my first reaction: “Why hasn’t anyone told me about this before?” I had done my share of learning different techniques to “control/ease” the mind like mindfulness, NLP, positive psychology, stress-reduction techniques etc. but none of them ever seemed to explain it all and did not bring permanent results. And then I found it, the missing piece: we create all our experience via our thinking, we just innocently blame the outside world for causing us bad feelings and suffering. I used to live under constant stress, multitasking, feeling overwhelmed by all the work that still needs to be done. I no longer experience chronic stress or worry about the future. It makes no sense when I realized I’m doing it for myself. I also realized that I am so much more than my thinking: I’m able to observe it and thus detach from it. And when the unnecessary, burdening thinking started to fall off, it freed up space for creativity and new thinking.
The mind-body connection started to become clear after my own personal experience, as well as through further studies. We cannot see our thinking, but our body reacts to it constantly and gives us feedback with various symptoms. Modern medicine rarely sees the connection between the mind and the body, altough the impact of stress on the overall health has been recognized. Many other medicinal systems, such as homeopathy and Chinese medicine, see the person as a whole and aim to treat the cause, not the symptoms. My personal healing journey with the help of homeopathy forced me to seek more information and opened up a completely different world. A world which is based on solid principles and natural laws.