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The Finnish Way: Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness Through the Power of Sisu

The Finnish Way: Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness Through the Power of Sisu

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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 the 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 health, look no further. The Finns have a word for that, and this empowering book shows us how to achieve it.

Author: Katja Pantzar
Publisher: Tarcherperigee
Published: 06/26/2018
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780143132998

About the Author
Katja Pantzar works as a writer, editor, and broadcast journalist. Raised in Canada, with stints in the UK and New Zealand, she is currently based in Helsinki, where she swims in the sea almost every day, all year round.

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