Year of Sisu 2015

Let’s all embrace and participate in the power of sisu!!!

The Sisu Lab

Info on the inaugural Day of Sisu Event on February 28th in Helsinki, and the Global Hour of Sisu Challenge on March 10th

Adversities are a natural part of the human experience. What is it that enables us to persevere through hardships despite feeling we have reached the end of our capacities?

The small Nordic country of Finland has a cultural construct known as sisu, used to describe the enigmatic power that enables individuals to push through unbearable challenges. Sisu as a term dates back hundreds of years, but the idea of sisu is much older. It is one of the most essential concepts of Finnish culture, yet it has remained poorly defined and understudied. Recently, sisu has become the focus of the first ever systematic research which seeks to explore, understand and even measure it, and perhaps expand our understanding of the determinants of resilience, achievement and mental toughness. It’s…

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