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7 Reasons People Choose Keen

October 03, 2017

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

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#BFRBWeek 2017: Our favorite BFRB Advocates & “Storytellers”

#BFRBWeek 2017: Our favorite BFRB Advocates & “Storytellers”

October 03, 2017

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”

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5 Ways to Make Noise During #BFRBWeek

September 26, 2017

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

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Guest Post: 7 Trich-Taming Tricks

August 17, 2017

* 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

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Reflections of a HabitAware Intern

August 04, 2017

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 …

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My dad died so you & I can live.

July 15, 2017

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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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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HabitAware Keen Sizing Guide

Not sure which size is right for you?

It's important that Keen fits snugly. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order:

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