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
· adopting a solutions mindset
· finding strength in the
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
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.