An engaging and practical guided tour of the simple and nature-inspired ways that Finns stay happy and healthy – including the powerful concept of sisu, or everyday courage. Sisu – a kind of everyday courage – is the Finnish approach to well-being that is turning lives around. In this beautiful book – part memoir, part guide – Katja shows how to embrace the daily practices that make Finns among the happiest people in the world.
* Movement as medicine: How walking, biking and swimming every day are good for what ails us-and best done outside the confines of a gym
* Forest therapy: Why there’s no substitute for getting out into nature on a regular basis
* Healthy eating: What the Nordic diet can teach us all about feeding body, mind and soul
* The gift of sisu: Why Finns embrace a special form of courage, grit and determination as a national virtue – and how anyone can dig deeper to survive and thrive through tough times.
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.