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The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #85

The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #85 | Dr. Alexandria Szeman 19 November 2023


Burnout: Heard of It? | Mindful
While burnout is never solely your responsibility to fix, mindfulness can help us navigate the individual and systemic solutions. We’re launching a new podcast called Burnout to address the crisis and provide resources to safeguard your well-being so you can show up with skill.
12-Minute Meditation: Directing Compassion Toward Ourselves | Mindful
Vinny Ferraro guides a meditation to meet yourself and whatever you’re holding in the moment with kindness and understanding.
Free Meditation Apps Worthy of Your Attention | Mindful
We scoured the app stores to find the most popular, educational, and easy-to-use free meditation apps available.


How to Make Room for Migraine in Your Relationships | Migraine Again
Juggling a social life and migraine is tricky because migraine is difficult to understand. These tips will help in love, at home, with friends, and beyond.
17 Thoughtful Gifts for People With Migraine Curated by Those Who ‘Get It’ | Migraine Again
There’s nothing worse than getting a gift that might trigger a migraine attack. Just in time for the holidays, the team at Migraine Again has compiled a list of a few of their favorite things that soothe rather than set off their attacks.
Can Aspirin Help Your Migraine? What the Research Says | Migraine Again
Aspirin is one of the most common over-the-counter treatments for migraine. Learn how it works and discover potential side effects.

Trauma and Sexual Abuse

Family Triggers: 3 Mindful Techniques To Help You Respond With Skill and Wisdom Instead of Reacting Emotionally or Impulsively | Hey Sigmund
Think back to a family birthday, a reunion, or a Christmas holiday. A time when many of us head home (or host family) to eat an animal for dinner, drink some booze, and hang out with the family members we pretty much intentionally don’t see the rest of the year.
Dealing with Emotional Triggers During the Holidays | Talkspace
The holidays are meant to be a joyous time, surrounded by those you love. This time can be triggers for those facing mental health challenges. Here’s why…
How To Tell Your Family Being Home For The Holidays Isn’t Good For You | Huff Post Life
Here are the best ways to set boundaries with your relatives and protect your mental health.

Mental Health

What is Minimalism | Joshua Becker via Becoming Minimalist
“Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art.” —Richard Holloway
Benefits of Minimalism: 21 Benefits of Owning Less | Joshua Becker via Becoming Minimalist
Minimalism is countercultural. It is contrary to every advertisement we have ever seen because we live in a society that prides itself on the accumulation of possessions.


Need a Little Inspiration? Try These Non-Fiction Books by Seriously Impressive Women | Katie Couric
Zibby Owens lists the best books by inspiring women. If you’re looking for what to read for Women’s History Month, try these inspiring books about women.
11 Historical Novels About Women Misbehaving and Making History | Electric Literature
Kate Manning, author of “Gilded Mountain”, recommends books about women who challenge authority and defied gender norms
10 Best Trauma Books for Healing Your Past | Therapy in a Nutshell
I love to read and learn more about how to treat trauma and PTSD, so I thought I’d share my favorite trauma books to help you heal from trauma and PTSD.

Cooking and Baking

97 Thanksgiving Side Dishes That’ll Outshine the Turkey | Bon Appetit
Move over, turkey. We’re all about the Thanksgiving side dishes: melt-in-your-mouth dinner rolls, creamy mashed potatoes, green beans, mac and cheese, and more.
53 Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers | Bon Appetit
Not sure what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? These recipes for leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and more will help.
You Need a Cast-Iron Skillet for Nearly Everything | Bon Appetit
Looking for the best cast-iron skillets? Discover the cast iron pans our editors rely on for even-heating, quick-searing goodness.

My Books

St. Jerome Emiliani Comes to the Church Picnic (short story)
When I was little, Mama and Daddy tole me nobody but old folks died. Before I was even growed, I found out my Mama and Daddy lied. Anybody cain die. Even folks young as me.
Books by Alexandria Constantinova Szeman
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