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In Honor of Independence Day: Why I Freed Myself from a “Pull Free” Mindset

June 29, 2017

What does it mean to be “pull free?” As one of more than 10,000 members of an online Trichotillomania support group, there isn’t a day that goes by that someone doesn’t vow to go pull free, or share how many days, weeks, months or years they are celebrating being pull free.    “Pull free,” according to …

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The Fidget Cube & Fidget Spinner Craze!

June 25, 2017

It is no secret that fidget toys are a good replacement strategy for hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania) and nail biting (onychophagia). The reason? Fidget toys keep your hands busy so you can’t physically pull, pick or bite. Keen, our habit awareness bracelet, can be the first step in this process by helping you become …

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The HabitAware Story: Our “WHY” is in our Logo

June 06, 2017

An Interview with Alison Beattie, Director of User Experience – Target The past few months have been insanely busy. We finalized our product, shipped Keen pre-orders and had a baby! We’ve been moving fast but this milestone also lends itself to pause and reflect not only on how we got here, but also honor those …

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Ask HabitAware: How do I get my child on board with the Keen smart bracelet?

Ask HabitAware: How do I get my child on board with the Keen smart bracelet?

May 24, 2017

As parents we want to do all we can to help our child. But when it comes to overcoming trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder), dermatillomania (skin picking disorder) or excessive nail biting, your child has to be ready to help themselves and you need to be there to support them on the journey to "keen" awareness.

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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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From Sketching to Shipping: Keen’s Story

March 23, 2017

If you’ve been following the HabitAware/Keen journey then you know that reaching this milestone has been a long time coming. (If you haven’t been following, sign up here for our e-newsletter!) What started as a fun side project for a husband and wife trying to solve her specific hair pulling (trichotillomania) problem is now a 4-founder …

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My trich is not just a bad habit.

November 11, 2016

by Aneela Kumar, “trichster” & cofounder of HabitAware, a smart bracelet to help you become aware of your subconscious behavior (whether it be hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking, thumb-sucking or another). With awareness, you are able to gain control, retrain your brain and replace the behavior with a healthier one. (This article was originally …

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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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#BFRBWeek 2016: Our favorite BFRB Advocates & “Storytellers”

October 04, 2016

It’s BFRB Awareness Week 2016 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 …

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YOU Are Why We Are Doing This!

April 26, 2016

THANK YOU FOR THE KIND WORDS!

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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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