A year ago, Emilia Lahti launched a project called Sisu, not Silence, a movement for peace and compassion intended to empower people who have survived violence, especially those who have overcome domestic violence. Now, it is only a few days until Emilia starts a special campaign in which she plans to run 50 ultramarathons in 50 days, traversing the length of New Zealand. I invited her to tell us about this amazing initiative that will start on January 18, 2018.
It is a great pleasure for me to interview Emilia Lahti, a researcher whose work revolves around understanding how individuals, groups, and organizations grow from challenges and come out of hardships with a newly discovered sense of strength, purpose, and adaptability. Nowadays, Emilia is working on a Ph.D. on the age-old Finnish construct of sisu.