After you’ve cultivated the coziness of the Danes (hygge) and achieved the Swedish way of moderation (lagom), then what’s next? How about developing your Sisu–an “untranslatable” Finnish term referring to a mixture of courage, resilience, grit, tenacity, and perseverance. It’s a trait that has shaped not just the fate of a nation but continues to be a guiding principle for how Finns live their daily lives. Now it can offer lessons to us all, helping us to:
discover our inner strength
resolve conflicts at work and home
raise kind and resilient children
achieve our fitness goals
fight for what we believe in
And much more!
Joanna Nylund was born and raised in Finland, where she started her writing career doing music reviews for a local magazine at age 15. After studying English literature at university and living in the UK for a few years, she currently works as a translator, journalist, copywriter, and photographer. She lives in Helsinki.
Hardcover. 160 pages. Size: 5.5″ x 7.125″