Sisu: a Finnish concept of resilience that can be helpful in stressful times. It means the ability to adapt to recover from change or misfortune and never giving up, no matter what you’re going through. Resilience isn’t just a way to get through tough stuff though it is considered to be a key foundation of mental health and well-being. Sisu is energy is determination in the face of adversities that are more demanding than usual. It's about reaching beyond what we think we are capable of physical, emotional and mentally. Sisu is a power that comes from within.
‘Extraordinary courage and determination in the face of adversity. It’s about not seeing a silver lining in the clouds, and yet jumping into the storm anyways. At the core of sisu is the idea that in each of us there is more strength than meets the eye.’ – Emilia Lahti
From the heart and mind of Multidimensional Health