This is Deena’s Conquering with Keen story, as told to Ellen Crupi, HabitAware’s Director of Awareness.
Early this March, HabitAware started supporting Deena in achieving her goal of kicking her 70 year old nail biting “habit.” During our free Keen set up training call, Deena said to me, “Ellen, I have tried everything and anything over the last 70 years to stop nail biting. The Keen bracelet is my last hope. And I want to get started right away.” I loved her tenacity and we got to work training her Keen bracelet for success.
Deena's tendency was to bite her nails while watching TV, so Deena got comfy on her sofa, with the TV in front of her, and an iPad on her lap so we could video chat.
During the training call I was able to see Deena in action and make suggestions so that Keen would work for her specific nail biting behavior. In the last five minutes of our training call, I imparted "Ellen’s Good Vibes" on how to harness the power of Keen awareness:
As we said our goodbyes, I asked Deena to keep in touch as I was eager to hear about her journey to stop nail biting.
About a month later I received a note from Deena:
Look how gorgeous those nails are! They are the result of Deena using Keen to build awareness - for about a month. Deena recognized that 70 years of automatic behavior would take awareness, time and effort to reverse. She acknowledged her wins - noting that it was getting better, but also acknowledged that she still needed to carry on with the plan and put the effort in to stop nail biting.
And good work she did!
A month later Deena wrote again:
Deena learned that behavior change takes effort. She learned that hard work is rewarding and she learned that she has Keen on her side to support her.
Most importantly, Deena learned that change is possible, at any age.
If Deena can make a change after 70 years, so can you!
Thank you Deena for sharing your story with me and our Keen family. We're proud of your ongoing effort & hope you are too!
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.
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