I suffer from social anxiety in a big way. I avoid a lot of conversations with people that I probably SHOULD BE having. I could write a book on the things that I don’t say. If anyone can keep a BIG secret, it’s me. I hid my hair pulling for years, and in a way, […]
My Battle With Eating Disorders and Trichotillomania
I have battled eating disorders and trihcotillomania most of my life and this is my story.
Nail Biting and Trichotillomania Are Both On The OCD Spectrum – Here’s Why!
The Connection Between Nail Biting and Hair Pulling Nail biting, also known as onychophagy or onychophagia is an another compulsive habit I deal with on a daily basis in addition to hair pulling. It’s very common for people with trichotillomania to bite their nails, many of us struggle with mulitple impulse disorders. Both grooming habits […]
Why Do I Love To Look At Hair Roots? (FYI This Post Could Be Gross, View At Your Own Risk)
Obsessed With Hair Roots? Maybe A Little. Why would anyone share what I’m about to share? …Because I have this obsession with seeing hair roots and it’s my blog. ***I will warn you now, I’m going to show some hair roots that I ripped out so don’t look any further if that bothers you.*** Ever since […]
Nose Picking and Booger Eating – Let’s Talk About the Not-Talkable!
Is Chronic Booger Picking and Eating a Thing? You bet it is. Nose picking is another BFRB like Trichotillomania or Dermatillomania., If you pick your boogers excessively, it’s called rhinotillexomania and if you go as far as eating them, that’s Mucophagy. Very similar names to Trichotillomania and Trichophagia. You can tell I did some research huh? Well […]
Why Do I Have To Sleep With The Covers On? And Other Weird Sleeping Habits I have..
I haven’t posted in a month because I’ve been seriously lacking sleep. I revised my Trich therapy journal to actually include tracking sleep, because I’m finding that’s a doozie for me. I Want To Pull When I’m Tired. And when I don’t get sleep it leads to stress and anxiety which leads to more pulling. […]
Eating Boogers Isn’t All I Do! Teaching Kids About Trichotillomania!
I had a Really Great Teaching Moment This Past Weekend at Church I had the kids, ages 4 & 5 years old, this was my first service as their actual teacher, I’ve always been an aide in the past. I have to admit, I really feel in my element around kids. Service had run extra […]
Do You Eat Your Hair? This Isn’t a New Protein Based Diet
It took me awhile to even realize that I had Trichotillomania at first, I mean years and years went by. The signs have always been there, since I was just child, but I didn’t even know to look for signs? What little kid is out looking for signs anyway? Clearly my mom didn’t either or […]
Is There a Connection Between Trichotillomania and Thumbsucking?
I am a Hair Puller and Thumb Sucker Another little dirty habit I have is sucking my thumb. That’s a picture of me sucking my thumb while pulling my hair (talented, I know). I have been sucking my thumb and pulling my hair together so long that I don’t even remember which came first? As […]
Just a Rant About a Blonde Hair and Nightmares
Okay after my last rant, I did finally get rescheduled and I got my hair done. I got it done by a real pro and everyone has been complimenting me on it. You know how I was dreading talking to her? It really wasn’t THAT BAD! I’m really not used to be complimented this much.. […]
Does Stress Cause Crazy Dreams? What Do My Teeth Have To Do With It?
Ever since I was a little girl I can specifically remember having two dreams when things were stressful. The Tidal Wave Dream This is the dream I have where I’m in some situation, usually trapped or cornered and a tidal wave is coming at me. Usually I’m on the shore of the beach or […]
I Can’t Stop Touching My Split Ends – Why The Urge?
Ack! I Can’t Stop Touching My Split Ends! The more split ends I have, the more I touch my hair in THAT spot. Something about touching my split ends that feels so dang good or bad or antagonizing? Not sure? Funny thing about these split ends is that I love to pull more when I know […]