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Finding Sisu: In search of courage, strength and happiness the Finnish way

Katja Pantzar



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Hodder & Stoughton
27 March 2018
Memoirs; Psychology; Self-help & personal development; Lifetyle & personal style guides
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.
By:   Katja Pantzar
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 202mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   380g
ISBN:   9781473669895
ISBN 10:   1473669898
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   27 March 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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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