“I, for one, am interested not just in exploring but in living in that space where critical thinking and reflective practice meet justice and the capacity to love oneself and others. How? I don’t know. I just envisage this as the activism and humanitarianism of the twenty-first century, not just rallies or charity, but something new, where institutions don’t break people’s spirit, where personal well-being is not chased in isolation, and where “doing” and “being” are not mutually exclusive.”
— from The Idealist's Survival Kit


Beating Burnout for Idealists with Alessandra Pigni, on Change Making Women, 16 February 2018.

“Honey and Onions” [Insights for Idealists] Thrive as you work so you don't loose your spirit, a conversation with Lisa Colon DeLay, 15 November 2017

Burnout and Organizational Mindfulness, a conversation with Tana Paddock from Organization Unbound, 3 October 2017.

An Idealist’s Guide to Avoiding Burnout, interview with Amy Costello on her popular podcast Tiny Spark, 17 March, 2017.

Interviews with Brilliant Women - Alessandra Pigni, in Hermosas Chispas, 18 December 2016. (Updated link coming soon).

How to prevent burnout in aid work, Whydev Special Issue, Getting Development Right, May 2016.

Why We Dev with Alessandra Pigni: Staff care, burnout & more, Interview with WhyDev, 22 May 2015.

Finding Mindfulness and Self-care, Interview with Aidpreneur (where I discuss how self-care is not enough and mindfulness is just one way to personal health & meaning, so I'm not sure about the title), April 2015.

Interview on staff care with People in Aid, People in Aid, July 2012.

Mindfulness brings relief to humanitarian workers, Mindful.org, 2012.

Book Reviews

Reflections on the Idealist’s Survival Kit, by Gemma Houldey, AidSoulSearch.

The Idealist’s Survival Kit by Alessandra Pigni, Reviewed by Julia Patt, in PsychCentral.

The Idealist's Survival Kit, reviewed by Susan Billington Harper, in Philanthropy RoundTable.