Conquering with Keen - Alyssa's Nail Biting Story

Conquering with Keen - Alyssa's Nail Biting Story

July 09, 2019

Alyssa is a 21-year-old LGBTQ+ activist and botany field scientist living in Arizona. She has been struggling with nail biting and skin picking for 14 years. This is how she’s Conquering with Keen Awareness, in her own words.

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HabitAware - Smart Bracelet for Hair Pulling

Guest Post: BFRB 101 In Schools: Educating the Educators

February 26, 2019

Little is known in mainstream culture about why people pull out hair (hair pulling disorder / trichotillomania) or pick at their skin (compulsive skin picking / dermatillomania). HabitAware helps educate others to smash the stigma. We recently facilitated a panel for parents, students and faculty to explain BFRBs.

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Beyond Keen's

Beyond Keen's "Hug": 4 tips on how to overcome after "Keen" awareness

November 28, 2018

Here's actionable steps to take to control of your hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania) or nail biting AND retrain your brain. The best treatment for trichotillomania is treating yourself right. The HabitAware team shares how you can use the Keen smart bracelet to develop awareness and take control!

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Conquering with Keen: Amy’s story

September 25, 2018

When I received my Keen, I trained it for twirling and hair pulling on the left side of my head and for skin picking on the top of my head. I really appreciated the option to change the detection settings depending on my body position, since I usually do my habits most when I’m laying on the couch or sitting at my desk. I hardly ever take Keen off! When my Keen is charging, I still wear the strap as a reminder to help train my brain. I even wear it to sleep!

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Conquering with Keen: Victoria’s Story

May 23, 2018

Victoria is 21 years old and lives in Louisiana.  She’s had Dermatillomania for six years. This is how she’s Conquering with Keen Awareness, in her own words. From Pimple Popping to Skin Picking Woes I’ve struggled with Dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking) since high school. I didn’t know there was a name for it of course, … Continue reading Conquering with Keen: Victoria’s Story

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Community Spotlight: Lauren McKeaney is “PICKINGME”

May 09, 2018

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”

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Conquering with Keen: Stephanie’s Story

May 02, 2018

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

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Community Spotlight: Liz Atkin: From Compulsive Skin Picker to Compulsive Sketch Artist

April 04, 2018

Here’s our interview with Liz Atkin, visual artist and mental health advocate based in London, UK. I didn’t meet Liz first, I met her artwork, online, and immediately was drawn to it. Then I met her at the 2016 TLC Conference in Dallas, TX and immediately was drawn to her! I knew what Liz looked like, … Continue reading Community Spotlight: Liz Atkin: From Compulsive Skin Picker to Compulsive Sketch Artist

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3 Tips to Stop Skin Picking (or Stop Hair Pulling) from the Stop Skin Picking Coach

February 07, 2018

By Annette Pasternak, Stop Skin Picking Coach Aneela asked me to share my best videos on tips for BFRB (body focused repetitive behavior) reduction and recovery and, upon considering, I found it pretty easy to narrow it down to these three. My sincere wish is that they inform and inspire you to positive action and … Continue reading 3 Tips to Stop Skin Picking (or Stop Hair Pulling) from the Stop Skin Picking Coach

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Guest Post: Scratching the Surface: What is Dermatillomania?

December 13, 2017

This post is brought to you by Alyson Monaco of     The word “habit” comes with a multitude of connotations both good and bad. A good, healthy habit would be something like taking a run first thing in the morning or drinking plenty of water throughout the day. While there are plenty of … Continue reading Guest Post: Scratching the Surface: What is Dermatillomania?

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END THE STIGMA: Mental Healthiness for (not just) Tech/Startup Culture

October 13, 2017

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

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7 Reasons People Choose Keen

October 03, 2017

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

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Sizing Guide

Not sure which size is right for you?

It's important that Keen fits snugly. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order:

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