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Alex @ Raw Recovery

Hello everyone! My name is Alex and I'm the voice behind the blog, Raw Recovery, where I chronicle my now happy life recovering from an eating disorder, depression, and borderline personality disorder. My goal is to show others that it is indeed possible to heal from these disorders and that even... Full Bio
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The One Where She Says Goodbye by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness This is a post I never thought I would write, but life is full of surprises. For the last several months, I’ve struggled with this blog.  I wanted to alter its id ... Read on »
Who Do You Think You Are? by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness You are more than the choices that you’ve made, You are more than the sum of your past mistakes, You are more than the problems you create, You’ve been remade. ... Read on »
Apple Crusher Juice by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Hey there! Remember me? I know I’ve been away from here for way too long but I’m back with lots of changes and exciting adventures I am excited to share with you all ... Read on »
What Are You Holding That Is Hurting You? by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Do you wake up each day with the feeling that something is missing? Is the life you dream about a far cry away from the life you’re currently living? What’s s ... Read on »
Are You Afraid to Be Yourself? by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I once had a habit of writing my soul out in journals only to go back and shred the pages. It wasn’t because I wrote about things I didn’t want to remember. It ... Read on »
Back to Yoga by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Do you ever go on to YouTube to watch a video and end up watching 13 other videos before watching the one you wanted to look up in the first place? It can’t be just m ... Read on »
Mood-Boosting Green Juice by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness For the past few months I’ve been on a personal quest to find mood-enhancing food. This doesn’t mean that I’m restricting food intake, but rather making sm ... Read on »
A Prayer for Boston by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness On Sunday I caught a part of the Red Sox game. That may not seem like a big deal, especially considering that I practically bleed green (aka I’m a huge Celtics fa ... Read on »
I’m Not Thin Enough to Have an Eating Disorder by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness When I was in elementary school, I had an American Girl Book that was a pre-teens guide to the female body.  You know the kind.  It’s the one that makes your inn ... Read on »
On Forgiveness of Self by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I used to believe it was me who was insane. But now, I take it back cause compared to you I’m okay and I, I forgive you -Every Avenue “You’re crazy, ... Read on »
Stop Waiting to Start Living by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Every once in a while I have these weeks when it seems like so much gets crammed into my life.  They’re the weeks when emotional stuff hits the fan, when othe ... Read on »
A Different Type of Spring Cleaning: My Letter To Those of Little Hope by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Right now, at this very moment, there is a person who is wondering whether or not life is worth it. Right now, there is a girl who believes that starving herse ... Read on »
The Best Meal I Ever Ate by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness It kind of feels like I’ve been away from the blog for weeks! I was on such a roll with posts and then had a really busy weekend.  At least I have stories to share! ... Read on »
Angie-versary by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I know it’s late in the day to post this, but I couldn’t not share. A year ago today I met someone who changed my life. She is sweet and comforting, adventuro ... Read on »
Vegan Fitness Food by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Colorado is notorious for having terribly inaccurate weather forecasters.  They were predicting Armageddon this weekend, with up to two feet of snow, and we were bein ... Read on »
Yes To Grapefruits and Discounts! by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I happen to have a special liking for grapefruit flavored/scented products.  You know those Halls Vitamin C drops that come in orange, lemon, and grapefruit flavors? ... Read on »
A Peek Inside My Home by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Since I graduated from high school in 2007, I have moved a lot. Besides going through 4 different dorm rooms in 4 different dorm buildings in college, I also had an a ... Read on »
Vegan & GF 5 Minute Chocolate Pudding by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness   One cold, February evening, I was really craving some chocolate.  It was one of those days when I was running low on groceries and needed to be resourcef ... Read on »
What I Learned in 80 Miles (Running and Recovery) by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness “I just don’t like running.” That was what I used to tell other people and myself about running and exercise in general.  The truth is, what I really didn’t ... Read on »
The Myth of “Not Sick Enough” (a NEDA week post) by Alex @ Raw Recovery Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness By a landslide, the most popular post I’ve ever written is What Nobody Tells You About an Eating Disorder . I remember when I wrote it last year I had kind of let NED ... Read on »