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Summary: Licensed psychologist and expert on highly sensitive people

  • Name: Tasha Eichenseher Yoga Journal/Outside
  • Category: Lifestyle and Fitness
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: Yoga Journal/Outside
  • Deadline: 7:00 PM MST – 6 January

Query: I’m writing an article on what it means to be a highly sensitive person and am looking for expert opinion on:

  1. The difference between being an HSP and an empath and between being an HSP and introvert.
  2. Tips for HSPs to help them not become overwhelmed in potentially draining or triggering settings and situations.

Would love email responses, but happy to chat on the phone too — these are big questions. Thanks!

Requirements: licensed psychologists and HSP experts only

Summary: Seeking Experts on Friendships/Interpersonal Relationships

  • Name: Kit Warchol KonMari by Marie Kondo
  • Category: Lifestyle and Fitness
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: KonMari by Marie Kondo
  • Deadline: 7:00 PM PST – 6 January

Query: I’m writing an article on “How to Build Adult Friendships” and would love to hear from experts on:

  1. Why it’s so hard for us to make friends after college (or why it’s not if you disagree!)
  2. 2-3 ways to (actually) make friends as an adult
  3. How to maintain/improve the friendships you have, even when schedules are busy

Requirements: Seeking therapists, researchers, academics, and other experts who specialize in interpersonal relationships. You should be able to cite scientific research to back up your arguments.

Summary: Seeking sleep experts (doctors, psychologists) for 2 stories

  • Name: Joni Sweet Sleep.com
  • Category: Lifestyle and Fitness
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: Sleep.com
  • Deadline: 7:00 PM EST – 6 January

Query: I am looking to interview legitimate sleep experts (such as doctors and psychologists) for two stories:

  1. How Alcohol Affects Your Sleep
  2. Why Sleep Is Important When You’re Sick

These interviews will be conducted over the phone. Please DO NOT send quotes through HARO. Instead, briefly describe the expert’s background as it relates to sleep (or send a link to their online bio) for consideration. Thanks!

Summary: Tips to moving to a new neighborhood where your family is a racial minority.

  • Category: General
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: Anonymous
  • Deadline: 7:00 PM EST – 6 January

Query: Seeking psychologists, relocations specialists, and families with experience to offer brief 5-10 sentence responses to the Qs below:

Requirements:

  1. Provide tips to moving to a new area where your family is the racial minority?
  2. At each age group, how can you help your kids (esp Black children) fit in while also honoring the culture?
  3. How can you confront issues of your safety and stereotypes head on with new neighbors?
  4. Any tips or tricks to build an inclusive community in your new area?
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