Maela, an 11-year-old from Indiana, has had Trichotillomania for four years. She pulls her hair and eyelashes in bed while she goes to sleep. Maela’s mom, Courtney, would go in at night to say goodnight and give kisses, only to find the bed covered in hair. One day Courtney was searching online for new … Continue reading Conquering with Keen: Maela’s Story→
By Ellen Crupi, HabitAware Director of Awareness My first hair pulling experience….how trichotillomania found me When I was about 11, I began pulling out my hair one strand at a time. I still remember the day it started. I was bored in gym class, waiting for the activity to start. One hair felt thicker, coarser, … Continue reading How Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania) Led to A Push→
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→
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→
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.→
* by Trudi Griffin, NCC Licensed Professional Counselor, and part of the TrichStop team * Scientists do not have definitive cures for body-focused repetitive behaviors, such as skin picking and hair pulling, but there are effective treatment strategies that can help you manage behaviors. Awareness is the key to behavior change: The first step of … Continue reading Guest Post: The Toolkit for BFRB Management→
* by Ellen Crupi, HabitAware Director of Business Development & Awareness * It’s that time of year. Nope, not the holidays, or time for New Year resolutions. I’m talking about that time of year when we all scramble to spend those expiring HealthCare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) dollars! Not sure … Continue reading Potential Year End FSA Reimbursement→
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