Marianne Elliott shares her personal experience of sexism as a woman working in the aid sector during her time in Afghanistan. Sexism is pervasive, and humanitarian organisations are not immune.
Yoga is a common tool for preventing burnout, but the physical practice isn't always enough. As Marianne Elliott discovered, it's the deeper work of yoga that can really help aid workers.
Marianne Elliott used to struggle to finish an entire yoga class. Now she believes yoga is one of the most powerful tools for aid workers to maintain their well-being. She tells her story of becoming a yoga covert and shares her online yoga program developed specifically for aid workers.
With information coming at us at increasing speed and frequency, how can we tune in to the sometimes subtle signs of our own well-being? In her final instalment on self-care, Marianne Elliot describes how to listen what your body is telling you and how to build resilience for times of stress.
What's your normal? In WhyDev's continuing series on self-care, Marianne Elliott explains how identifying what behaviours and habits are healthy for you can help you tell the difference between a bad week and a more serious situation that could be burnout.