Sisu: The Finnish Art of Courage

Author(s): Joanna Nylund

Adult Non-Fiction

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


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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 has been working as a translator, journalist, copywriter and photographer. She resides in Helsinki with her husband.Aside from writing for Finnish newspapers and magazines on topics of culture, literature and history, Joanna is a regular contributor to ThisIsFinland, the Finnish Foreign Ministry's portal on all things Finnish, and SCAN Magazine. She has to rustle up a bit more sisu whenever cold autumn winds begin beating the Helsinki shoreline where she goes running, but secretly enjoys the challenge.Find out more about Joanna on Instagram @joannaulfsdotter, Facebook @joanna.nylund or her website and blog at

General Fields

  • : 9781856753807
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Gaia Books
  • : 0.375
  • : February 2018
  • : 184mm X 143mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joanna Nylund
  • : Paperback
  • : Digital original
  • : English
  • : 158.1
  • : 160