Katja Pantzar
writer, editor &
broadcast journalist

At a bookstore near you!

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.

Katja Pantzar
is a Helsinki-based writer, editor, and  journalist.
Her newest book Everyday Sisu: Tapping Into Finnish Fortitude for a Happier, More Resilient Life (Penguin Random House) will be published on
March 15, 2022 in the US. 
Her first book about sisu, the Finnish concept of courage and resilience, was published in 2018 in the UK as Finding Sisu (Hodder & Stoughton) and as The Finnish Way: Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness through the Power of Sisu (Tarcher Perigee/Penguin Random House) in the US. It has been translated into 22 different languages and published around the world by leading publishers from Germany to Japan.  
The first sisu book takes readers on a journey to Finland and explores simple and sensible ways to boost wellbeing inspired by the Nordic lifestyle ranging from winter swimming and cycling to the Nordic diet.