From the world's happiest nation comes sisu: the Finnish concept of resilience, grit and determination. Now it's yours to harness too.
Why Finnish people don't give up: harnessing the magic of sisu.
Defined as a particular kind of resilience and bravery, sisu is the Finnish approach to well-being that is turning lives around.
Raised in Canada with stints in New Zealand and the UK, writer Katja Pantzar returned to Finland, the place of her birth, where she discovered the key to living well was in living courageously and with integrity. Cultivating sisu through simple, functional exercise, a Nordic diet, and spending time outside in space, water, silence and nature, her physical and mental stamina grew; her anxieties, fatigue and pain left behind in the sea.
In FINDING SISU discover the ways in which you too can integrate this age-old philosophy of hope and perseverance into your life, wherever you are in the world, whatever challenges you may face.
Find your courage. Find your grit. Find your sisu.
Helsinki-based writer, editor and broadcast journalist Katja Pantzar was born in Finland and raised and educated in Canada. A freelance member of the Finnish public broadcasting company Yle's news team, Pantzar is a regular contributor to Blue Wings, the inflight magazine of Finnair, and Helsinki correspondent for Monocle 24.
She is the author of three guides to Helsinki: The Hip Guide to Helsinki, Helsinki by Light and 100 Things to Do in Helsinki. Finding Sisu is the first book Pantzar has written that will be published outside of Finland.
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