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ElizabethE

This is great -- thanks, Barbara!

Kim

I've responded as a writer to a few inquires, I was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor, interviewed for a piece in American Airlines, filled out a survey for an estate planning book and then was asked to write the forward to the same book. I love HARO if for nothing else than it gives me an idea of what people are pitching and some of the requests are hilarious.

Barbara

Elizabeth - Thanks.And you might try HARO for your blog - and/or info for your essays and memoir. Amazing networking source.

Kim - Thanks for letting us know your experiences with HARO. (And did you see the link to your website on the Ted Kooser post? Thanks again for letting me know about it.)

Laura Hoopes

Wow, what a great response! I love some of the comments you've posted already, and look forward to more.
cheers,
Laura

Cindy Lieberman

Thanks so much for sharing this great tip, Barbara (and you too, Jennie!). It opens up a world of possibilities and I'm looking forward to getting to know my way around the site.

Barbara

Laura - Yes, such good responses. I was amazed at the time and effort people took to responds - and grateful. Don't worry, there are many more to post!

Cindy - Your blog would be so perfect for HARO!

Check it out, people: http://www.cindylieberman.blogspot.com/

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Remo

I further empzsaihe the effectiveness of small shared activities. My fiance9 has suffered from depression for most of his adult life. It waxes and wanes, but gets particularly bad during the winter. When we first met, I tried my best to take the load off by handling more of his daily tasks. I ran a lot of errands for him and made sure that he always had food, clean clothes, and that the cat was taken care of. Although my actions were purely out of love, I can see now that I was missing a valuable opportunity to help him. Now when I know he's not doing well I make an effort to include him in these tasks. Even something as small as walking with me to get the mail gets him out of the house. It can have a snowball effect; if he can feel good about going to get the mail, he might feel well enough to help cook dinner. If he can do that, he sometimes feels okay enough to go to the grocery store, or tell me about his day. Baby steps are better than nothing at all.

Giselle

Ramblings: If I get punched in the face I will have a brkeon nose (medical), a nose bleed (medical), maybe a black eye (medical), and possibly a concussion (also medical). But, getting punched in the face is not an illness.Likewise, if you're depressed because life punched you in the face, it's not a medical condition and it's not an illness, even if there are bio-chemical components.Now, when depression is purely the result of some sort of chemical imbalance, I'd agree it's proper to call it an illness. But feeling bad because your life is going poorly? I have a real hard time calling that an illness.

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