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Introducing myself and my journal: Zen Under Fire

About Me:
I'm a writer, human and women's rights advocate and yoga teacher. I see writing as a form of activism, a force for social change.

After experiencing an emotional, psychological and spiritual crisis while working as a human rights officer with the UN in Afghanistan, I became really interested in what it takes to find our own place of inner peace in the midst of the suffering, conflict and chaos around us - and how that process might be essential to our ability to lead, or even contribute to, effective, sustainable, transformative social change.

That's the subject I want to explore here!


Vweta's picture

Welcome Marianne

I enjoyed reading this and i am looking forward to reading your future journals.

I love yoga! I took some classes in India but really haven't kept up since returning to Nigeria. Its really great to meet and connect with a Yoga instructor here.

Really look forward to reading your experiences!


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Jennifer Brier's picture

You Rock!

Oh WOW, I love synchronistic moments in life that scream, "Pay attention!" I was just checking Pulse Wire, read your post and thought, "That really resonates for me." I saw your :Zen Under Fire and instantly thought- "OOO, I really love that!....hey, wait a minute, isn't that the name of the book I just put in my "Wish List" this weekend?"...And, yes it is!

I was doing some researching...and soul searching... about writing a memoir or at least begin with some personal narrative essays. (The internal pull is so strong it's always there.) I came across your blog from February 2010 on your old site. (How I got my agent.) I loved your blogs-and then I visited your new site-and I love that too! (I saw your 'props' for Danielle Laporte-I'm using her Big Beautiful Book Plan now to organize my thoughts about writing...and I am in the process of getting my Yoga Teacher Cert--Off the Mat Rocks! short...I think you Rock! LOL!

Well, looks like Zen Under Fire just got moved up the Wish List. :) It is so wonderful to see you here and I look forward to reading more from you! Blessings!


"I am a woman, that's my weapon!" ~Catherine Robbins

Deqa's picture

Welcome to World Pulse

Dear Marianne
Welcome to World Pulse. I am so happy to have you on our team.

I am impressed and inspired by your work as Human Rights advocate and we are thrilled to have you at World Pulse. Looking forward to your contributions here. Kudos for the awesome work you are doing.

This is a great platform to contribute, and share your stories, and participate in campaigns that affect women across the world. Feel free to browse through the stories and we look forward to having you participate in our campaigns. Please read The Getting Started Guide:

Looking forward to reading more from you!!!
Love from Somalia

Susan K.A.'s picture

Welcome, Marianne!

Wow, I love World Pulse and the connections it makes possible!! I saw your post Thursday night, enjoyed reading your profile, went to your blog and was so inspired by what I read there that I signed up to get your bi-monthly emails. I'm excited to read your book too. Thanks for joining! You will help a lot of women here learn to care for themselves better and that will serve the planet!




"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.
Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!


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