Outi Ellilä: From Chaos to Harmony

Outi Ellilä: From Chaos to Harmony

I often say that I have two lives within this lifetime. Before everything changed at the end of 2017, my life was completely different. I ate whatever I fancied and what was quick to get. No, I didn’t eat junk food every day, but still  I wasn't really aware of the processes and reality of the food industry. I subsisted mainly on semi-ready meals, heavily processed food with little nutritional value, and I had no understanding of supplements. But it was not only the food that was completely wrong. My lifestyle in general was not healthy. Other people's opinions about me mattered a lot. How I looked was very important to me. I was very materialistic, forever trying to buy happiness with my purchases, with my travels, with addictions. The way I talked about myself and other people was often all but positive. It was easy to blame others. Come weekend, you'd likely find me partying, then I'd spend days to recover. I could afford all this because I worked so hard in the corporate world, and was earning loads of money.


When I think about those years of my life, I am very grateful for the change I went through. My healing process started at the end of 2017, when my relationship ended in the middle of a fertility treatment process. All my dreams and plans were shattered in one evening. That was my wake-up call.


I found myself cutting my work hours. Instead of my usual intense, strenuous workouts, I started to take yoga classes and went for walks in the forest. I read a lot at home, really quietened my life. That period was very tough, but on the other hand, for the first time, I didn’t blame anyone else for it. Not my ex-partner, not myself, no one. I feel like my consciousness was taken to a completely new level. I understood that all this was meant to happen, and I was personally in charge of my life.


The following next two years were intensive. Many things changed. I realized that my own health and well-being was really in my own hands. Instead of taking pills to alleviate the symptoms, I wanted to understand the root causes of my health problems. I started eating clean. I became interested in biohacking; how I could still improve my well-being by paying attention not only to my food but also to my sleep, thoughts, and everyday life and choices I made. I started to feel better and better every day. My values changed dramatically. I understood that the purpose of my existence was giving. By contributing to the community and other people’s lives you can experience so much more love.


A major step happened in January 2019. I left my corporate career, my massive annual earnings. I had no choice at the end. I had reached the point where it simply gave me nothing anymore, and my guidance was very strong to take this giant leap of faith. I wanted to have a greater purpose in life. At that moment I had no clue what was coming, I had no plans, just a blank canvas. All I knew was that I wanted to give myself time to reflect, and time to concentrate on a very important process I was going through at that moment with the fertility treatments I had continued on my own. I was waiting for an egg cell donation to happen. My dream of having a child had not disappeared despite  the struggles I had gone through with the process.


When I got free from all the obligations, I was full of energy. An idea of a new company came to my mind. Very intuitively. It started to follow me. To hunt me really! I was given signs from everywhere, all the time. After a couple of months, again I had no other choice than to start building this idea and to see where it would lead. The idea itself was to share what I had learned, to give people tools to become healthier. And happier. The change I had experienced was so  groundbreaking and positive that I wanted others to be able to experience the same, too.


Today Minska is a big part of my life. Minska’s mission is to help people feel better. We believe that when an individual becomes healthy, they are better to themselves and treat not only people but also our environment better. We value holistic well-being. We try to inspire people to make better choices in many areas of life. One step at a time.


When the healing starts, beautiful things happen. My greatest gift ever was the birth of my daughter. Eden was born more or less at the same time as Minska was launched in Finland. These two life-changing events are clearly connected with a deep purpose. No words can describe the gratitude I feel for them, and for all the good I have  experienced. All this has led me to live a completely different life. I have found connection to myself, my purpose, my mission. Having said that, I have decided to dedicate my life to helping others to heal. To spread the light and well-being is my heart's calling.


Welcome to follow my path, my story, which I will share openly with you!    


With love and light,

Outi