Mar 11, 2019
Aneela Kumar struggled with hair pulling (trichotillomania) since a young age (because of an underlying anxiety). It wasn't until she was standing atop her business's building in NYC, wishing she could jump that she was able to finally make the changes to live a healthier life (quit her "stable", yet unfulfilling life, went backpacking, went back to school and started a career in a creative venture). She started a company called Habit Aware that has a Keen bracelet which helps people who suffer from BFRBs.
We also talk about:
how it's "not that easy" to "stop a bad habit",
OCD intrusive thoughts and compulsions,
pain + struggle,
father dying of cancer in her teens,
being a tomboy,
and so much more!
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