The HabitAware team is super excited for our “no pull” bracelet, Keen, to be part of Target’s Open House! About Target’s smart house From their website, Target Open House shares: “Consider it your home for possibilities, built to show you just how to bring them to life. Open House is located in America’s tech hub … Continue reading Keen by HabitAware at Target Open House→
For Week 3 of our “Month of Gratitude,” we are talking about how you gotta have FAITH! I am a firm believer in believing. It’s not about religion. It’s about cultivating trust and confidence. It’s about allowing yourself to “hand off” your dreams, wishes and worries to a “something.” That “something” can be Jesus, Allah, … Continue reading Guest Blog: Faith, Awareness and Trichotillomania Recovery→
Thankful for the healing power of music. Music has been scientifically proven to heal “time after time.” (If you get my 80s music reference please post in the comments!) It can be a great treatment for trichotillomania, especially if combined with other tactics. Today, Keen family member, Katie Lee shares how her passion for music … Continue reading Guest Blog: Music + Keen are My Treatment for Trichotillomania→
For many of us, the never-ending cycle of the rat race leaves us physically and emotionally exhausted. The world we live in today is filled with so much to do. It is so busy and the “fomo” (fear of missing out) is just too great. We drain ourselves, and GO, GO, GO without stopping to … Continue reading Learning to Self-Care and Self-Love Yourself First→
Ever wondered, “What is trichotillomania?” You could google it. And if you do, you’d get the medical definition: Trichotillomania, as defined by the Mayo Clinic, is “a mental disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows, or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop.” BUT the best way … Continue reading Guest Post – Instagram Takeover – Abby W.→
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→
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→
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”→
October 1st – 7th is BFRB Awareness Week. We need YOUR help to make some noise. Do you remember that time when you didn’t know pulling out your hair, picking at your skin or biting on your nails was a THING, like a MENTAL HEALTH THING? Do you remember that time when you … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Noise During #BFRBWeek→
* This blog post was written by Jen Deyo, trichster & writer. * Although focused on trich, because that is Jen’s personal experience, many of the tips here can help you stop skin picking and nail biting! If you are ready to stop hair pulling (trichotillomania), stop nail biting or stop skin picking (dermatillomania), check out … Continue reading Guest Post: 7 Trich-Taming Tricks→
by: Rachel Wong Rachel is a summer intern at HabitAware as part of the ten-week MacNest program at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. She is a rising junior studying International Studies and Geography. As part of the inaugural cohort of the MacNest program, I am one of thirteen Macalester students working at startups across …
This post has been years in the making. It was written over the course of the past two and a half years. I’m choosing to finally share this, because it’s my dad’s birthday today. When I speak of how I’ve found writing to be therapeutic, this is what I mean: * * * I met …
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