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Everyday Sisu: Tapping into Finnish Fortitude for a Happier, More Resilient Life (Hardcover)
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Discover how the happiest people on earth survive—and thrive—through tough times using inner strength and courage.
Sisu is a powerful mindset that makes Finland one of the happiest countries in the world, despite long winters, social isolation, and a history of challenging times.
In Everyday Sisu, journalist Katja Pantzar explores the simple practices that make Finnish life so stable, sustainable, and healthy for body and mind, even when life doesn’t go as planned. You’ll discover ways to boost your mental and physical resilience to face life’s challenges head-on, including:
• connecting with nature
• strengthening community
• using what you have
• reframing what you can’t control
• adopting a solutions mindset
• finding strength in the struggle
Featuring insights from Finnish experts in mental health, wellness, sustainability, social justice, and more, this practical and empowering guide presents a road map for overcoming what you thought you couldn’t—and finding hope and tools to create a brighter way forward.
About the Author
Raised in Canada with stints in New Zealand and the UK, Katja Pantzar is a Helsinki-based journalist and the author of The Finnish Way, which has been published in twenty-two countries. Her writing has appeared in a wide range of media, from The Globe and Mail to Elle and Monocle. Her work has been widely covered around the world, including in Le Figaro, Le Monde, El País, Vogue, Real Simple, and more.