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Finding Sisu

Author : Katja Pantzar
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Finnish-born writer Katja Pantzar was raised and educated in Canada, where the consumerist and materially obsessed culture left her feeling empty and unhappy. When she received treatment for depression in her mid-20s, the doctor treating her simply prescribed medication and sleeping pills, no thought given to her lifestyle. After moving to Finland, Katja discovered sisu: the Finnish approach to well being defined by a special kind of resilience, grit and courage. She embraced this way of living and experienced a dramatic turnaround in her health and happiness. Simple, functional exercise (as simple as riding her bike to work), the Nordic diet,spending time in nature and water together with a more courageous outlook, all served to transform Pantzar's life: her anxieties, fatigue and pain left behind in the sea. In Finding Sisu, Pantzar offers an honest (no place is perfect - Finland is not an exception) and uplifting account of her physical and psychological health transformation from a slightly lethargic depressive into an energetic optimist. She examines the link between sisu and the Nordic reputation for excellent wellbeing and overall life satisfaction, and looks at the ways in which we, too, can apply sisu to our lives - wherever we may be. Finding Sisu is a personal but also practical approach to the power of this 500-year-old philosophy and how it can help us all to lead healthier, happier - and braver lives.

The Nordic Art of Sisu

Author : Justyn Barnes
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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.

The Finnish Way

Author : Katja Pantzar
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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 Forget hygge--it's time to blow out the candles and get out into the world! Journalist Katja Pantzar did just that, taking the huge leap to move to the remote Nordic country of Finland. What she discovered there transformed her body, mind and spirit. In this engaging and practical guide, she shows readers how to embrace the "keep it simple and sensible" daily practices that make Finns one of the happiest populations in the world, year after year. Topics include: • 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 • Natural mood boosters: Cold water swimming, steamy saunas, and other ways to alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression • 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. If you've ever wondered if there's a better, simpler way to find happiness and good heath, look no further. The Finns have a word for that, and this empowering book shows us how to achieve it.

222 Ways to Trick Yourself to Sleep

Author : Kim Jones
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'Wide ranging, backed by science and research, informative and easy to understand, this is a great book for the sleep-deprived' Lisa Artis, The Sleep Council When was the last time you had a proper night's sleep? In today's fast-paced, non-stop world, research by the UK's Sleep Council has found that almost a third of us don't get enough sleep most nights. Insomnia can wreak havoc on everyday life - leaving us feeling exhausted, irritable and unwell. Lack of sleep has also been linked to a whole host of long-term chronic conditions including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity and depression. But don't despair - help is at hand! This book is packed with easy to read and simple to follow tips, as well as some weird and wonderful tricks, all gathered from expert scientific research, that will help you fall asleep and stay asleep. You may be surprised to learn that everything from having a purpose in life to warming your feet, from what you eat through the day to how you breathe, from how much time you spend outdoors to reframing your thoughts and mindset can all help you get a better night's rest. A good night's sleep can help change your life for the better, and this book will help you to achieve it.

Sisu Even Through a Stone Wall

Author : Oskari Tokoi
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Originally published in 1957, Sisu, “Even Through a Stone Wall” is the English-language edition of the memoirs of the Social Democratic premier of Finland of 1917, Oskari Tokoi. Included are his account of events in Helsinki and Russo-Finnish relations during 1917, the Finnish civil war, and the little-known story of the Finnish Legion’s role in the Allied intervention in North Russia. “‘sisu’...something that ‘surpasses fearlessness and extraordinary endurance...a kind of inner fire or superhuman nerve force....courage, tenacity, stubborn determination, energy and a will and an ability to get things done.’ “The record is now before us, and it constitutes, in my opinion, an inspiring revelation of Finnish sisu. It took real bravery for a young country lad of eighteen to emigrate to the New World in 1891 and to toil long hours in the eerie half-darkness of Wyoming and Colorado mines, disdainful of the large chunks of rock and ore hanging overhead which seemed to warn: “Beware! Someday we’ll fall and bury you!”—John I. Kolehmainen

In Search of Sisu

Author : Geordie Stewart
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'A raw and honest account. In Search of Sisu touches on key elements of human psychology, overcoming adversity and difficult decision making on an intensely personal journey' Bear Grylls - - - - - 'Powerfully written and compelling. A must-read for anyone with an interest in adventure' Sir Ranulph Fiennes - - - - - At the age of 22, Geordie Stewart became the youngest Briton to climb the Seven Summits - the highest mountain on every continent. Aged 17, he read a book about Everest and, despite no climbing experience, became obsessed with achieving this ambition. Four years later, despite turning around 150m from the summit on his first attempt, he stood on top of the world. The book offers a raw, emotive and passionate insight into the complexity of teenage vulnerabilities. The real aim in those seven mountains was not climbing glory or breaking records but rather a path to contentment. In Search of Sisu reveals Geordie's transition from a self-doubting teenager battling an all-encompassing eating disorder to a young man who had the belief to realise his dreams.

Geological Survey Professional Paper

Author : Geological Survey (U.S.)
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The Natural Health Service

Author : Isabel Hardman
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'Brilliant' -- Matt Haig In 2016, Isabel Hardman's mind, in her own words, 'stopped working' as she fell prey to severe depression and anxiety. She took time off on long-term sick leave and despite several relapses has returned to work with a much improved ability to cope. She has since become one of the UK's most prominent public voices on mental health. She credits her better health to her passion for exercise, nature and the great outdoors - from horse-riding and botany to cold-water swimming and running. In The Natural Health Service, she draws on her own personal experience, interviews with mental illness sufferers and psychologists, and the latest research to examine what role wildlife and exercise can play in helping anyone cope with mental illness. Straight-talking, thoroughly-researched, and compassionate, this important and often funny book will fascinate anyone touched by a mental health condition, whether themselves or through the experiences of a loved-one.


Author : Joanna Nylund
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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.

CBI European Business Handbook

Author : Adam Jolly
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Finding Political Identities

Author : Alistair Ross
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This book examines how young people in Europe construct their political identities. Based on small discussion groups with 2000 young people across 29 European states, Alistair Ross explores how 13 to 20 year olds build identities in contemporary society, creating contingent narratives of local, national and European identities with families, friends and social media. As well as exploring what these kaleidoscopic identities look like and the sources they draw on, it also examines how these accounts are assembled and integrated with each other. The study uses deliberative discussions to allow young people to develop their own constructs and terms in conversation with each other. This analysis presents a complex polyphonic of political beliefs and values of rights, which young Europeans attach to political structures and institutions that often transcend traditional boundaries of state and nation. Finding Political Identities will be of interest to postgraduate students and academics across Education, Sociology, Politics and European Studies, especially those with a focus on Social Constructionism, Citizenship, Identity Studies, Social Policy, and Youth Studies.

Labor Fact finding Boards Act

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Education and Labor
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The Scandinavian Guide to Happiness

Author : Editors of Whalen Book Works
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Make time for the things that really matter in life. Find balance and happiness in your daily life, the Scandinavian way, with The Scandinavian Guide to Happiness! There’s a reason Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and The Netherlands consistently rank as the top 5 happiest countries on earth! Find out the secrets to their happiness and fulfillment in The Scandinavian Guide to Happiness, which shares centuries of Nordic wisdom, including: - Lykke: Happiness is all around you (Denmark) - Lagom: Just the right amount—not too much, not too little (Sweden) - Fika: Taking daily coffee breaks and other comforting rituals (Sweden) - Hygge: Coziness brings comfort, courage, and happiness (Denmark) - Sisu: Everyday courage, grit, and determination & acting rationally in the face of adversity These basic principles will help you see how to have a happy life without buying anything, changing yourself, or making any other crazy drastic changes! Topics include Simplicity, Happiness, Health & Wellness, Relationships, Nature-Inspired Living, and more. Full of inspiring, encouraging ideas—and charming illustrations!—this thoughtful Scandinavian guide is sure to put a happy glow on your life.

The New York City Audubon Society Guide to Finding Birds in the Metropolitan Area

Author : Marcia T. Fowle
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Provides up-to-date descriptions of forty important birding sites within the metropolitan area of the five boroughs of New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester County, along with detailed maps, lists of birds that can be seen at each site, information on public transportation, suggestions for day trips, and other birding resources. Original.

Immigration in the Circumpolar North

Author : Nafisa Yeasmin
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Immigration in the Circumpolar North: Integration and Resilience explores interconnected issues of integration and resilience among both immigrants and host communities in the Arctic region. It examines the factors that inhibit or enable the success of immigrants to the Arctic and the role of territoriality in the process of integration. This book showcases a variety of perspectives on circumpolar immigration, and includes insights from eight Arctic countries as well as thirteen ‘observer countries’ such as China, India, Singapore, Poland, Germany, France and Japan. It considers the solidarities and engagements of indigenous and other local peoples with the new coming immigrants and refugees, and the impact of immigration on the economic and societal life in the Circumpolar Arctic. The book will be of interest to researchers, teachers, professors, policymakers and others interested in migration issues, Arctic issues, international relations, law, and economic integration.

AAHS Journal

Author : American Aviation Historical Society
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Everyday Sisu

Author : Katja Pantzar
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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 control * adopting a solutions mindset * finding strength in the struggle Featuring insights from Finnish experts in mental health, wellness, sustainability, social justice, and more, this practical and empowering guide presents a roadmap for overcoming what you thought you couldn't -- and finding hope and tools to create a brighter way forward.


Author : Sue Harrison
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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.

Hindoo Stories

Author : Anaryan
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Since the beginning of humanity, fables and stories have been the means of imparting instruction and amusement to man. The stories were designed to illustrate and exemplify precept for human conduct. After centuries, these stories eventually found themselves in print. They are divided into four groups: Sanskrit or Hindoo, Arabic or Persian, Western or European, and American. Of these, Sanskrit or Hindoo groups of stories are the oldest and probably served as the basis of Arabic or Persian fables, which again serve as the source for many European storytellers.

Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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