Lauren McKeaney has been picking her skin for 27 years. As a writer, film-maker and comedian, Lauren’s life has always been about storytelling. But, there was one story she’d never dare share…until recently. A 27-year Journey with Dermatillomania Lauren picks her skin daily. In her early years there was a great deal of hiding with … Continue reading Community Spotlight: Lauren McKeaney is “PICKINGME”→
Stephanie is 24 years old and lives in Virginia. She’s had Trichotillomania for 3 years but recently realized she likely had a BFRB for much longer. In her own words, Stephanie shares how she is Conquering with Keen Awareness. From Skin Picking to Hair Pulling I have Trichotillomania, but I recently realized that my journey … Continue reading Conquering with Keen: Stephanie’s story→
As part of The HabitAware mission to end the stigma around body focused repetitive behaviors (bfrbs like hair pulling / trichotillomania, skin picking / dermatillomania, nail biting / onycophagia), our team coordinates events to share our first hand experience, build understanding around mental health issues & raise donations for TLC Foundation for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors. … Continue reading END THE STIGMA: Mental Healthiness for (not just) Tech/Startup Culture→
I know that our customers purchase Keen for different reasons. Being the curious person that I am, I decided to look through all our testimonials and reviews to see if I could find out some of those reasons (above & beyond the “I want to take control of my hair pulling / skin picking / … Continue reading 7 Reasons People Choose Keen→
It’s BFRB Awareness Week 2017 and we want to thank all those in the community for making some noise! One of the best ways to learn about ANYTHING and overcome anything is through story-telling. If you want to better understand how Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) shape (or distort) people’s lives, I highly recommend … Continue reading #BFRBWeek 2017: Our favorite BFRB Advocates & “Storytellers”→
From time to time we get questions from our users that we can only guess others are thinking as well (by the way, have you seen the stellar reviews on Keen?). Bianca from Toronto, Canada asks: Hi, I’ve been using Keen by HabitAware and I definitely notice a huge difference in my habit on days …
Our smart bracelet helps you develop your own Keen sense of awareness over time. Keen is your coach, helping you take control of hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking (body focused repetitive behaviors) and thumb-sucking. Visit our homepage to get Keen. With love & awareness, Aneela
Hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting and other body-focused repetitive behaviors are such subconscious actions that you never really know when it is happening. HabitAware’s smart bracelet is designed to give you awareness of where your hands are and what your mind is doing when you aren’t really paying attention. But then what?! After awareness, it’s …
I am part of a few online communities for folks with BFRBs, specifically trichotillomania (hair pulling). I also attend monthly meet-ups with other hair pullers, nail-biters and skin-pickers in Minneapolis. Over the years, friendships have formed within these groups and I’ve noticed something interesting: even though we’ve all found a different way to deal with …
"Thank you for your faithful emails, they are a source of great motivation for many of us. I actually think of my Keen as a "helper", a unique tool to remind me when I am slipping into my danger zone." - L.M.
"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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