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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 Healthline.com     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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#BFRBWeek 2017: Our favorite BFRB Advocates & “Storytellers”

#BFRBWeek 2017: Our favorite BFRB Advocates & “Storytellers”

October 03, 2017

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”

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Ask HabitAware: How long will it take to retrain my brain? I want my life back yesterday!

April 08, 2017

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 …

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Please welcome Keen (formerly Liv)

November 04, 2016

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

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15 Ideas for What to Do Instead of Hair Pulling, Skin Picking or Nail Biting

April 07, 2016

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 …

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What Kind of BFRB Mindset Do You Have?

March 24, 2016

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 …

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What are BFRBs?

October 02, 2015

BFRB stands for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors. BFRBs are exactly as described: the repetitive movement of a …

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

May 05, 2015

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  If you didn’t know, now you are aware The world around us affects our mental well being. According to MakeItOK.org, mental health issues can be caused by all or some of the following:  “Trauma. Sometimes traumatic events can play a role in triggering a mental illness. Chemical imbalance. Chemical or biochemical …

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HabitAware Keen 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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