[sis-oo] noun, “sisu” 

SISOO is a spin on the word sisu, the Finnish mentality that embodies long-term bravery, willpower, resilience, stamina & determination. Sisu provides special strength & persistence in the face of adversity that allows you to stay gritty when things get difficult to overcome obstacles beyond your limits to create the life you desire.

SISOO was born from the desire to inspire our readers to be brave in the journey of making their most treasured vision of life a reality.

Our backbone beliefs:

  • Show up for yourself everyday.
  • Dreams come true if you work for them.
  • Don’t ever ever ever ever give up on the life you wish to create.
  • An open heart creates the best opportunities.
  • There’s no other choice but to be the bravest badass you know.


The sisu mentality was deeply rooted in Sarah at an early age from her Finnish father. During one of life’s most trying chapters in 2015, Sarah found herself calling upon her spirit of sisu more than ever. She experienced incredible spiritual growth while enduring simultaneous life challenges. She promised to transition her business to help inspire others who were similarly going through anything difficult (big or small) to be brave and persevere on the path of their dreams, and to spread the spirit of sisu to everyone she could.

“The reason I jump out of bed everyday, is the opportunity to inspire someone to be more brave and to fight for the life they want. You have to go for it. Even when life is handing you way more than you think you can handle–you must hold on, dig deep, keep fighting and be so so brave in your journey–no matter how hard or scary it gets. I hope the inspiration you find here helps you manifest the life you’ve always dreamed of creating.”


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    Corrina Maslanka

    February 5, 2015

    Hi Sarah!

    I’m not exactly sure what constitutes commercial purposes, but I was wondering if you ever grant permission to use your downloads for use in the design of personal calling cards? (I’m a grad student so it’s not really a business card…)

    I’d love to hear from you! Thanks for your help and advice!


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    August 31, 2015


    I wanted to let you know that I have included your coaster craft ideas in our top list of DIY craft ideas.


    I would be honored if you checked it out and if you love it, feel free to share it on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

    Keep on crafting!

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      September 2, 2015

      Thank you so much for including my coasters!! xoxo Sarah

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    November 25, 2016

    In your 2017 planner is there any month at a glance type pages along with the awesome daily pages? Thank you for all the inspiration that you share…

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      November 26, 2016

      Hi Dawn, there are no monthly views, just the daily, but I’ll keep this in mind for future planners!