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Conquering with Keen: Alissa's Story: Confidently Overcoming Trichotillomania

August 07, 2019

Alissa, a 14-year-old from California, battled Trichotillomania for five years. Alissa’s hair pulling was initially focused on her eyebrows and eyelashes, but then eventually included her head. “Trichotillomania made me lose my confidence..."

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Conquering with Keen - Monica's Hair Pulling Story

July 31, 2019

Monica lives in Minnesota and has suffered from Trichotillomania for 50 of her 58 years. This is how she’s Conquering with Keen, in her own words. 

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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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Conquering with Keen - Gessie's Nail Biting Story

Conquering with Keen - Gessie's Nail Biting Story

June 19, 2019

Gessie, a 20-year-old living in New York, began her struggle with Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) at the young age of 4. This is how she’s Conquering with Keen Awareness, in her own words. She's been able to stop nail biting, stop hair pulling and find acceptance with her situation. As she says, "progress is not linear...its a journey."

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GUEST POST: How to Give Yourself Grace on the Journey to Recovery

GUEST POST: How to Give Yourself Grace on the Journey to Recovery

June 05, 2019

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Conquering with Keen: Elizabeth's Trichotillomania Recovery Story

Conquering with Keen: Elizabeth's Trichotillomania Recovery Story

May 28, 2019

Conquering with Keen: Elizabeth's Trichotillomania Recovery Story

Elizabeth is a 21-year-old from Rhode Island, attending school in upstate New York. She’s struggled with Trichotillomania since age 12. This is how she is "Conquering with Keen Awareness." Elizabeth shares that the Keen bracelet "allowed me to retrain my brain to stop pulling out my hair."

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3 Steps to Building a Growth Mindset and Taking Control of Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania and other BFRBs

3 Steps to Building a Growth Mindset and Taking Control of Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania and other BFRBs

May 14, 2019

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Conquering with Keen: How Erin Tamed the

Conquering with Keen: How Erin Tamed the "Trich Monster"

March 27, 2019

Erin, a former “Married at First Sight” reality TV star, is 28 years old and lives in Australia.  This is how she’s Conquering with Keen Awareness in her own words.  I started pulling my hair out at age 15. I didn’t realise hair pulling was how I coped with anxiety until I was 28. That’s THIRTEEN years later!! My Trichotillomania affected me every day. Hair pulling was something damaging that I knew would make me unhappy, but I felt so much better when I did it. It was a very vicious cycle.

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Tracking my Trichotillomania & my Goals: How Combining Two Communities Made Me Whole

Tracking my Trichotillomania & my Goals: How Combining Two Communities Made Me Whole

March 20, 2019

"I realize I have two powerful tools - and communities - in my corner:
  1. Keen & my Keen family: my own personal guard, making me aware of when my hands began entering a danger zone, and
  2. My Bullet Journal & my BuJo group: where I could keep myself organized as well as a place where I could document my hair pulling objectively, trying out different strategies to get control."

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"Dear Ellen:" Help for Hair Pullers, Skin Pickers & Nail Biters

March 13, 2019

Ellen from the HabitAware team here. I am thrilled to share with you a recent correspondence I had with one of our Keen family members, Layla.  I was so touched by Layla’s openness to share her story with me, her willingness to control her BFRB and how she looked inwards to help herself.  Her questions about moving into recovery were so insightful. We thought sharing our email convo might inspire and help others in our family, and Layla agreed.

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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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Personal Reflection: The Power of Keen Awareness Goes Beyond Hair Pulling, Skin Picking, Nail Biting and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Personal Reflection: The Power of Keen Awareness Goes Beyond Hair Pulling, Skin Picking, Nail Biting and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

February 19, 2019

In this post, Ellen Crupi, HabitAware's Director of Awareness shares her journey as Keen family and how Keen helped her build awareness of her hand movements and hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania), as well as permeating more of her life to help her make positive, healthier choices at work, at home and for her soul.

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Sizing Guide

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