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Marianne Elliott is a writer, human rights advocate and yoga teacher. Trained as a lawyer, she helped develop human rights strategies for the governments of New Zealand and East Timor, was Policy Advisor for Oxfam, and spent two years in the Gaza Strip before going to Afghanistan, where she served in the United Nations. In Afghanistan, Marianne decided stories were her weapon of choice, and yoga was her medicine. She created the '30 Days of Yoga' course, and wrote 'Zen Under Fire'.

Aid worker self-care, community and sacrifice: finding the sweet spot Reflection Self-help 

Aid worker self-care, community and sacrifice: finding the sweet spot

Marianne Elliott kicks off WhyDev's Self-Care Week! As aid workers, we sacrifice something of our own comfort and well-being to meet others' needs. Marianne describes her search for the sweet spot – the place where we take care of ourselves, recognise our limits and set boundaries, but without switching off the impulse to serve, to help, and to create community...