Discover the Finnish quality of sisu and how cultivating it can help you lead a life of greater purpose and happiness. This ancient Finnish word describes an attitude of courage, resilience, grit, tenacity and perseverance. This key psychological competence enables extraordinary action in times of adversity. To have sisu confers a further dimension of doing so with honesty, integrity and humility. By cultivating sisu you can: Face life's challenges with courage and determination Enhance your wellbeing and find your focus Communicate confidently and resolve conflicts effectively Cultivate endurance and achieve your fitness goals Raise kind and resilient children Act with integrity and fight for what you believe in Sisu is a universal trait. It may have been bottled and labelled by the Finns, but it is within reach of everyone. It lies within you, and you are very likely to have used it already.
Twelve-year-old Wood Rye has diabetes, but convinces his friend Ulysses Jackson that the doctors have misdiagnosed him. With Jackson's help, he runs away from the hospital and hides in a forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. There, he battles with both his illness and the harsh wilderness in a struggle that could cost him his life.
Often translated as resilience or perseverance, the Finnish concept of sisu is about never giving up, even when a task is seemingly impossible. Considered a hot topic of popular psychology, sisu is regarded as having a positive impact on mental health. At the heart of sisu is the idea of getting back up from failures, whether that be losing a job or the end of a relationship, and having the courage to use that experience to further oneself. Running a marathon and feel like you've hit a wall? Got a business idea but too scared to try it? Channelling sisu can be the key to overcoming both mental and physical blocks. Although a Finnish concept, this book explains how anyone can embrace sisu and channel their inner courage to make the most of any situation.
Translated as resilience or perseverance, the Finnish concept of sisu is about never giving up, no matter how impossible a task may seem. At its heart lies the idea of rebounding from failure and using that experience to grow. This friendly introductory guide, filled with inspirational quotes, explains how to embrace sisu and incorporate its principles into daily life. Learn how to welcome change and turn difficult situations into opportunities for self-reflection.
In a startling blend of historical fact and fiction, the author recreates the transforming journey of Kaisa Touri from a spirited young immigrant of the 1900's to a woman, forever changed and eventually strengthened by the horrific event that slams down upon her, with the intensity of a Midwest tornado, on the muggy dusk of a brilliant summer day. Bursting with possibilities and blessed with a sharp mind, keen humor and a hearty, industrious soul, Kaisa roars into the new century. Shame and betrayal soon dampen her spirits when she finds herself jilted and pregnant. She sets out to achieve redemption, restore her self esteem and seek love a second time, when the downside of destiny strikes her again. It comes in the form of pure evil.Trapped in darkness and despair, Kaisa experiences a loss so brutal, she can barely find the breath to go on living. Sisu, another word for indomitable spirit, is Kaisa's inspiring story of coming face to face with an unspeakable tragedy, of her spiral downward, and her climb back up to recovery. It is a powerful tale of a soul dying and reawakening. It is finally a poignant celebration of the healing power of love. Sisu is a story of profound devotion between mother and child and husband and wife. It is set in an explosive time when women are secretly banding together to fight for equal rights, when war is on the doorstep and a deadly flu epidemic is wreaking havoc across a burgeoning America.
Jennifer K. Rhodeas poetry comes straight from life and heart. Each poem has a special meaning, moral, and a story inside. She places all of her thoughts and emotions in all that she writes. She shares her own experiences, as well as things she has experienced through others. Jennifer will introduce you to new perspectives on timeless thoughts. In her words, you will learn how well you can relate to what she has felt and gone through. Leaving no stone unturned, Jennifer writes of love, loss, sadness, joy and, above all, raw emotion. You will surely find something that will touch your soul. Through her poetry, she is not afraid to show who she truly is. Jenniferas writings of true-to-life situations will intrigue any mind of any age.