In episode 91 I interviewed Aneela Kumar. Aneela is the inspiration for HabitAware. The company behind “Keen” a smart bracelet that gently vibrates when you start to pick, pull or bite, to draw your attention to the unconscious habit. Aneela has had trichotillomania for 20+ years.
In this episode I chat with Aneela about her story, why not to compare your recovery to others, 99% recovery vs 100% recovery, anxiety, the Keen smart bracelet and the thinking behind it, improving awareness for compulsive hair pulling and skin picking, a breathing exercise for anxiety, and the TLC Foundation. Enjoy!
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Aneela’s story (3:50)
How Aneela shared her story and her tips for opening up (6:15)
About Aneela’s company and her smart bracelet (14:45)
A breathing exercise for reducing anxiety – video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hYflDNyhJg) (21:40)
The TLC Foundation (23:00)
The elevator question (26:00)
Advice for an amazing life (27:30)
The billboard question (29:00)
Find out more about the Jon and Shala:
Habit Aware website: HabitAware.com
Free shipping code – OCDSTORIES-BFRB
The TLC Foundation – BFRB.org
To your success,
Stuart and The OCD Stories team