“Carter’s decade-spanning quest covers countless forms of therapy and self-help. Her relentless unease is palpable throughout, deftly portrayed through effective dialogue and memorable recollections.”
After suffering from chronic stomach problems for several years, Bella Mahaya Carter adopted a 100 percent raw, vegan diet, which eased her symptoms but didn’t completely heal her. She looked to her mind for answers, and discovered that her own thinking was sabotaging her health and happiness. Anxiety and a desire to heal it holistically—even before knowing what “it” was—is at the heart of this story, which reveals one writer’s struggle to face her fears, release perfectionism, surrender things beyond her control, and find validation within for her life and work. Divided into three sections—body, mind, and spirit--Raw is a chronicle of Carter’s journey, which dragged her, kicking and screaming, into spiritual adulthood.
“Informative and heartwarming, Bella Mahaya Carter’s story is about what we carry inside of us, not just physically, but spiritually. I came away from this book feeling nourished in all the right ways.”