In our first step to a “New Year, Improved You,” we talked about letting go of the need to be perfect so that we could make room in our lives to do the hard work to continuously improve. In our second step to a “New Year, Improved You,” Ellen Crupi, our Director of Keen Awareness, shared tips … Continue reading How to Build & Maintain Your Happiness Muscles→
In our first step to a “New Year, Improved You,” we talked about letting go of the need to be perfect so that we could make room in our life to do the hard work to continuously improve. We also talked about how unnecessarily fearing failure sets us up to fail. All of this takes … Continue reading How to Reset Your Mindset→
I have been pulling out my hair since my early teens as a coping mechanism for stress, bullying and dealing with my father’s battle with leukemia. From my personal experience of 20+ years as a hair puller, I believe the “cure” to trichotillomania is...
Barbara Lally is an author and advocate for Body Focused Repetitive Behavior awareness and works to break down the stigma, as well as shame, around trichotillomania. She is a proud member of the BFRB community and was featured on our #IamHabitAware campaign and inspires us with her work!
"I grew up in a broken home and was moved around a lot as a kid. At age 5, I turned to nail biting as a way to ease my stress. My nails were short, brittle and people always caught me with my hand in my mouth. I was embarrassed, ashamed, and felt stuck in a vicious cycle of self-sabotage. My chronic nail biting made my life grim and dull, which in turn made me shy and afraid to make friends. Sadly, this bad habit followed me into adulthood until I learned about HabitAware Keen..."
We are so excited to announce that HabitAware was awarded a $1M two-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Grant. The approved research and development (R&D) project has the potential to improve HabitAware for people with Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors.
Did you miss an episode of our Love Strength and Awareness podcast that launched during BFRB Awareness week? We created this podcast to raise #BFRBAwareness and encourage hope through storytelling. Catch up here & fill up with some serious "Soul Fuel!"
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.
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"This newsletter is excellent...I credit the mere existence of this product and the feeling of community fostered by this newsletter, as two of the catalysts that helped free me from my shame and self-loathing in regards to my trichotillomania." - D.M.
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