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Sandy Rosenblatt
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Sandy is a writer, blogger and speaker who is passionate about eradicating shame around body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). Sandy has been featured in Huffington Post, Huffington Post Live, AOL News, US World News and Report, NY Daily News, YourTango, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Inforum.

Her recent works include Doesn't it Hurt?: Confessions of Compulsive Hair Pullers

Sandy is a stand for those living with BFRBs to lead the extraordinary lives that they desire to lead as well as educating those that are unfamiliar with the disorder.

Sandy sees her life as a journey. She enjoys her family, friends, nature, exercise, living life authentically and is a lover of animals. She cannot resist a good pun. Sandy enjoys spending time with her niece & nephew as well as her cats. She believes that everyone has a gift and loves that she can make a difference in people's lives.

Find out more on twitter and tweet her at @sandybeach28.

Entries by Sandy Rosenblatt

6 Lessons From Dating In My 40s

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2016 | 3:27 PM

As a woman in her 40s, the way I envisioned my life turning is not how it looks today. While in many ways I've worked to make my life better than I could have imagined, other things played out that I never saw coming.

When I was young, I...

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6 Things I Learned By Turning My Phone Off & Looking Into The Eyes Of Strangers

(3) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 2:56 PM

Have you ever found yourself across from the very person who asked you to dinner, only to find them checking their phone? Ever taken a moment to look up from your phone only to see that everyone else also has their head down, engrossed in whatever's on their screen? Has...

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We All Have Secrets. Mine, I Pull Out My Hair

(8) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 1:48 AM

October 1-7 is Body Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB) Awareness Week. BFRB is an umbrella term for a group of repetitive behaviors in which an individual damages their appearance or causes physical injury through pulling, picking biting or scraping of the hair, skin, or nails.


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A Single Woman's Letter to Her Father

(24) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 12:02 PM

Dear Dad:

I took this photo for you. I know one day you would like to see me happily married. As you know, I always had to do things a little differently. Some of us work on a different time line. You found your best friend around the age of...

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5 Ways Sex Is Better At 40

(4) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 8:28 AM

I'll be honest: I've had a love/hate relationship with turning 40 this past year.

As a writer, I've wanted to share what I enjoy about the new decade I've hit. In fact, I've been taking silent note of what is great about my life now, and how it differs...

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How I Found Opportunity In Sharing My Secret Disorder

(4) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 5:41 PM

All of us have secrets. We learn to live with them. We usually keep them close. And of all of them, there's usually one biggie. One we hope and pray will never come out. But what are we so afraid would happen if others discovered our secret? Why do we...

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One Of My Best Friends Is Dying, and Here's What I'm Learning

(1) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 10:16 AM

Growing up, I always had family pets, but Jack is the first pet that is really all mine. He has been one of my best friends for the better part of 10 years.

We met at a rest stop on Interstate 95 over a snowy Thanksgiving weekend. On my...

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How I Rebelled Against the Police (And Saved A Life)

(17) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 9:56 AM

Ever since I was a young girl, I've loved animals. My father says I even learned to bark with my dog Teddy before I spoke my first word. I loved growing up surrounded by pets and was frequently found playing with any wild animal I could get my hands on....

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The 5 Unexpected Things I Learned By Getting Angry

(44) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 8:09 AM

I used to have an unhealthy relationship with anger. Like many people, up until this past year I was never taught how to get angry in a healthy way. I either held it in and didn't show it, or let it build to such a level that when it finally...

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5 Things to Remember When Telling Someone You're Dating You Have Trichotillomania

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 12:41 PM

When living with trichotillomania, it's normal for many of us to think about how it will affect our love life. For some, trich has been the very thing that has prevented us from having a love life -- or at least this is how it has seemed. Others have managed...

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5 Things to Know When Dating Someone with Trichotillomania

(4) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 5:14 PM

We all have challenges. For some, it's baggage, family drama or intimacy issues. For others, it's trichotillomania -- the compulsion to pull out one's hair. Issues always come out in relationships, sooner or later. If you get close enough to someone, it's not a matter of if -- it's a...

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Trichotillomania: The Secret I'm Finally Letting Go

(111) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 12:30 PM


Who you are looking at in this photo right now is a fraud.

Every day I go to great lengths to hide what I really look like. Every day I make sure you don't see what I do every morning when I wake up and look...

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Single At 38: There Is Nothing Wrong With Me

(1) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 9:09 AM

I'm just going to come right out and say it: I am 38 years old, and I am single. I have never been married, and I do not have any children.

If someone had asked me two years ago, two months ago, or even two weeks ago, I would have...

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