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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.

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.


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The Nordic Art of Sisu

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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.


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.

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.

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


Author : Joanna Nylund
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In our increasingly frenetic, modern lives silence has become a treasured commodity. In an era of constant technological stimulation, moments of silence and reflection are harder to achieve than ever before. But what really is silence and what effect does it have on our wellbeing? In Silence, Joanna Nylund reflects on the cultural, scientific and spiritual impact of silence and the ways in which it has impacted our human history, whilst suggesting how we might be able to harness it's power to boost our health. With practical tips and techniques, Nylund demonstrates that integrating moments of silence into our everyday routine can boost creativity, increase communication and improve mental health. Silence shows us that moments of quiet are not to be feared but are windows of introspection to embraced and harnessed for our own personal development.

Disney Raya and the Last Dragon Raya s World

Author : DK
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Get the lowdown on Disney's epic new movie Raya and the Last Dragon in this perfect companion guide! Explore Raya's world - a land of dragons and heroes. Follow Raya's epic quest as it takes her through Kumandra. Discover curious creatures, friends, and foes along the way. Meet Raya, Sisu, Tuk Tuk, Namaari, and all your other favourite characters. Explore the different parts of Kumandra: Heart, Fang, Spine, Tail, and Talon. Find out about Sisu's special dragon powers and learn how to identify the Ongis. Featuring all the characters, key scenes, locations and memorable moments from the new movie Raya and the Last Dragon, this entertaining guide is full of amazing facts and beautiful pictures. ©2021 Disney

In Search of Wonder

Author : Damon Knight
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In the decade from 1951 to 1960, Damon Knight was the outstanding critic of science fiction books. Knight's reviews were not mere statements of his personal preferences - his skillful essays analysed the books and told why they were good or bad, to the edification of readers, the delight of good writers, and the embarrassment of bad ones. Believing that his work deserved more permanence than could be found in its original magazine publication, Advent brought out the famous first edition of In Search of Wonder in 1956. In this book, Knight wove his essays into chapters on many aspects of science fiction and fantasy, ranging from "Classics" to "Chuckleheads". A second book was planned, but other activities prevented Knight from finishing it, however he was persuaded to integrate most of the new material into this second edition, which is more than fifty percent longer than the first.

Milestones of Flight

Author : Robert Van Der Linden
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Experience the history of flight with the world-class aviation collection at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, which attracts millions and millions of visitors each year in Washington, D.C. From the moment the Wright Brothers first took flight in 1903 to the modern-day reliance on stealth aircraft and drones, there have been significant advances made in aviation. Milestones of Flight celebrates each era of advancements by showcasing the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's world-class aircraft collection. Authored by Dr. Robert van der Linden, a leading expert on aviation and Chairman of the Aeronautics Department at the NASM, this book is a stunning profile of the advancements in flight from decade to decade, illustrated with beautiful, large-scale photography and enhanced with little-known facts, anecdotes, and insights from major players in the aviation industry. Climb inside the cockpit of the Spirit of St. Louis that Charles Lindbergh piloted solo across the Atlantic Ocean, making history. Contrast that with a Boeing B-29 Superfortress, the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The full-page photos of each milestone-making aircraft are accompanied by timelines to showcase related aircraft as well as sidebars with interesting and little-known facts, stories, and related research. Milestone categories include: - Era of Early Flight - World War I First Fighters - Long-Range Record-Setting Flight - Popular Flight - First Commercial Airliners - World War II Aircraft - Experimental Flight - Cold War Military/Korean Conflict Aircraft - Commercial Jets - Modern Military Aircraft What will the next milestone be?


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In Search of Modernity

Author : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Center for African Studies. Spring Symposium
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Having grappled with the question of modernisation for a long time, Africa now faces an issue that, with an increasingly knowledge-based global economy, has only become more urgent in this new millennium. This volume examines Africa's scientific and technological literacy, production and consumption, focusing in detail on the constraints and challenges, opportunities and developments, and the strategies required to promote the advancement of IT and biotechnology in Africa, to help advance our understanding of science and technology developments in Africa.

Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of North west Passage and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions During the Years 1829 1830 1831 1832 1833

Author : John Ross
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The Nordic Theory of Everything

Author : Anu Partanen
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From childcare to healthcare, provision for the elderly and tackling issues of homelessness, the Nordic countries are world leaders in organising society – no wonder Finland has been ranked among the happiest places in the world. But when Finnish journalist Anu Partanen moved to America, she quickly realised that navigating the basics of everyday life was overly complicated compared to how society was organised in her homeland. From the complications of buying a mobile, to the arduous task of filing taxes, she knew there was a better way and as she got to know her new neighbours she discovered that they too shared her deep apprehensions. The Nordic Theory of Everything details Partanen's mission to understand why America (and much of the Western world) suffers from so much inequality and struggling social services. Filled with fascinating insights, advice and practical solutions, she makes a convincing argument that we can rebuild society, rekindle optimism and become more autonomous people by following in the footsteps of our neighbours to the North.

Culinary Nationalism in Asia

Author : Michelle T. King
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With culinary nationalism defined as a process in flux, as opposed to the limited concept of national cuisine, the contributors of this book call for explicit critical comparisons of cases of culinary nationalism among Asian regions, with the intention of recognizing patterns of modern culinary development. As a result, the formation of modern cuisine is revealed to be a process that takes place around the world, in different forms and periods, and not exclusive to current Eurocentric models. Key themes include the historical legacies of imperialism/colonialism, nationalism, the Cold War, and global capitalism in Asian cuisines; internal culinary boundaries between genders, ethnicities, social classes, religious groups, and perceived traditions/modernities; and global contexts of Asian cuisines as both nationalist and internationalist enterprises, and "Asia" itself as a vibrant culinary imaginary. The book, which includes a foreword from Krishnendu Ray and an afterword from James L. Watson, sets out a fresh agenda for thinking about future food studies scholarship.

Win Or Die

Author : Bruce Craven
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Why do people follow Jon Snow into battle? What makes Tyrion Lannister such an effective advisor? How has Daenerys Targaryen overcome so many challengers? And, in stressful life situations, how can you avoid losing your own head? Westeros is a harsh, volatile and bloody landscape, but so is the real world. Every day you're presented with challenges; decisions on which roads to take, which risks to confront and whether you should answer the call to adventure and go for the option that's outside of your comfort zone. From the middle of the battleground, it can be difficult to see where the victory lies. In this fascinating book, leading business expert Bruce Craven analyses the various players in the Game of Thrones world, following their moves as they learn how to face conflict, build resilience, develop contextual and emotional intelligence, improve their long-term vision and more. An entertaining and accessible guide through our dangerous work, home and social lives, Win or Die shows that even when enemies are at the city gates and dragons circle above, you too can turn threat into opportunity, win the mental battle and get to the top of your game.

Finnish Lessons 3 0

Author : Pasi Sahlberg
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"Finnish Lessons 3.0 encourages readers to think big and bold to find new solutions to improving their schools and entire education systems. This third edition of the Grawemeyer Award Winner includes important new material about teaching children with special needs, the role of play in high-quality education, and Finland's responses to growing inequality, slipping international test scores, and the global pandemic"--

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.

Detailed Report of Operations in Search of Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Bombay Circle

Author : Peterson, Peter
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