What people say
Marianne has something that I would call compassionate clarity – the ability to see and approach different situations with a powerful balance of rational, organised thought and an open, loving attitude.
Christine Mason Miller, Artist
Marianne has tremendous interpersonal skills, empathy and a great mind. She has an extraordinary mix of skills and abilities.
Rosslyn Noonan, Chief Human Rights Commissioner, New Zealand
About Zen Under Fire
This is an amazing book, kind of like if Eat, Pray, Love had happened in Afghanistan and the stakes were life and death. Marianne’s story is touching, relatable, informative, and, to boot, fantastic storytelling. We learn about what stops us from putting it all out on there in the name of peace and where true courage comes from.
Susan Piver, New York Times best-selling author of Wisdom of a Broken Heart
I could not put this book down. I could not stop thinking about it when I wasn’t reading it. Marianne’s story plunged into my heart but made me see I can make a difference, too. There is magic in these pages. Please read this book.
Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman’s Comfort Book and The Life Organizer
About 30 Days of Yoga
I’ve been yoga-phobic my entire life. Marianne Elliott changed that (and my life in the process). She’s one of the best teachers I’ve ever experienced. If you want to do something extraordinary for yourself, I can’t think of a better teacher!
Dr. Brené Brown, author of I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t)
About Zen and the Art of Peacekeeping
I’m finding your 30 days of courage to be completely human – vulnerable, open, authentic, grounded and true – which also makes it transcendent. I love the tone and the exercises and feel so much gentle beauty and grace as I read your daily emails. Kristin Herbster
These emails are so wonderful, Marianne. Thank you for them. They feel like a soft net underneath my whole month. And knowing you’re doing these practices, too, triggers that part of my animal brain that feels safer and more motivated to act when in good company.