Did you miss an episode of our Love Strength and Awareness podcast that launched during BFRB Awareness week?
Catch up here!
We created this podcast to raise #BFRBAwareness for Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors. Our goal is to inspire hope through storytelling.
We are so thankful to our guests and to all of you who have express so much all love and appreciation for HabitAware's Love Strength and Awareness podcast.
And immense gratitude goes to Jackie Biederman, co-founder of StoryPopMedia, who brought this podcast to life! Learn more about how she can help YOU start your own podcast at storypopmedia.com.
Episode 1: Trichotillomania Recovery: Aneela Idnani's Story
Episode 2: Interview with Christina Pearson, the Heart & Soul of the BFRB Community
Episode 3: Mindset Reset - Take a Moment of Pause
Episode 4: Non-Profit Founder Lauren McKeaney proclaims, "I am #PickingME over my BFRB!"
Episode 5: Mindset Reset - Small Wins
BONUS INSPIRATION!! ** MUST LISTEN**
Iridescent Women interviews HabitAware Co-Founder, Aneela Idnani
In honor of #BFRBAwarenessWeek, in this episode of season 3, we interview Aneela Idnani, Co-founder & Marketing/Design Lead at HabitAware. For more than 20 years, Aneela hid her battle with compulsive hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania), a mental health condition. After sharing this secret, she began HabitAware and created Keen, a patented smart bracelet that uses gesture detection technology to bring awareness to body-focused-repetitive-behavior like hair pulling, skin picking and nail biting, issues that negatively impact more than 20 million Americans alone. Aneela is a mental health advocate, raising awareness of these very common yet unknown conditions.
How can awareness help us discover healthier coping mechanisms? How can we overcome the shame and stigma that exist around mental health conditions? How do we cultivate a greater self-compassion? How can we grow in empathy and support the mental health of those around us? These questions and more will be explored in this latest encouraging and empowering episode.
Special thank you to Jackie Biederman, co-founder of StoryPop, who helped bring our podcast to life! Learn more about how she can help YOU start your own podcast at storypopmedia.com or find her on LinkedIn!
In this episode, Lauren McKeaney, founder and CEO of Picking Me, joins Aneela to talk about her BFRB, ways to take control of it and what Picking Me is all about. Also included is a quick Mindset Reset. This will allow you to take a minute or two to reflect and take control of your mindset.
In our first interview for "Love, Strength, & Awareness," Aneela is joined by Christina Pearson, the founder of The TLC Foundation For BFRBs. Christina shares her story as well as ways to work toward recovery from body focused repetitive behaviors like hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania) and nail biting.
It's important that Keen fits snugly. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order: