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!
Joanna Nylund was born and raised in Finland, where she started her writing career doing music reviews for a local magazine at age fifteen. After studying English literature at university and living in the UK for a few years, she currently works as a translator, journalist, copywriter, and photographer. She lives in Helsinki.