Hello everybody! My name is Jeff in Seattle and I’ve struggled with Trichotillomania (Eyebrows) for 14 years. This was very therapeutic to write a blog for the first time in my life, and I’d encourage others to do this as well. When I was in High School, I was self-conscious about my bushy eyebrows. My mom innocently suggested I try getting them waxed, but I was too shy to go through with it.
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→
Notice it’s not “New Year, New You.” We aren’t wiping the slate clean. We aren’t starting from scratch. You are who you are and if you’re here, you have one desire: to take what you have and make it better. To Improve You. But, where is the room for improvement, if you are already perfect? … Continue reading New Year, Improved You: Resist Perfection.→
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→
By having a “vs.” in the title, it implies that one should win over the other - but that’s not the case in this situation! Like many aspects of life, it’s not healthy to sacrifice one or the other completely, but instead finding a healthy balance between the two.The winner shouldn’t be either of these qualities. The winner should be YOU, a stronger, healthier version of yourself.
Everyone has “something”, that thing they do to self soothe. But not always are these “somethings” healthy for our mind or body. Specifically, body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) like chewing your nails, pulling your hair or picking at your skin can make you feel ashamedor create open wounds. If you have one of these common conditions, you’re not alone. Find out how a healthy daily routine can improve your mental and physical health.
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