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The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #66

The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #66 | Dr. Alexandria Szeman 5 February 2023


4 simple mindfulness practices to stay calm and reduce stress | Healthshots

Anxiety is a common issue for most people these days. However, staying lost in the worries of the future makes us less equipped to practice being mindful. Understand how to practice mindfulness using these expert-suggested effective tricks and learn to manage your anxiety.


Why Skipping Meals Can Trigger Migraines and How to Avoid It | Migraine Again

For many people living with migraine, not eating can trigger migraine attacks. Even for those who don’t suffer from chronic migraine, it’s important to eat regularly to avoid migraine attacks from not eating and hunger headaches. Here’s why you should avoid skipping meals and the best tips and…

Trauma and Sexual Abuse

Why Your Brain Sees Anxiety as an Advantage (and How You Can Calm It Down) | The Best Brain Possible by Debbie Hampton

Your brain’s top priority is always keeping you safe and alive. Therefore, your brain is biologically wired to be jumpy and reactive. It feels safe and like it is doing its job well when you feel that way. That feeling of anxiety has been fundamental to our species’ survival throughout evolution.

RAINN Online Hotline

Do you need help dealing with sexual assault, rape, or incest? Call @RAINN ‘s Hotline 800.656.HOPE (4673) to talk to a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. Don’t feel comfortable talking? Use chat/text instead.

Mental Health

These 5 Exercises May Ease Your Depression and Boost Your Mental Health | CNET

The key to fixing your mental health may be as simple as moving your body. Exercise can improve your mood and relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety. It’s also a great way to alleviate stress. Exercise can sometimes be a loaded term, especially for people who don’t love going to the gym.


Does Historical Accuracy Matter in Historical Fiction? | Crime Reads

I write a historical fiction series set in World War Two London. My protagonist is a Scotland Yard detective called Frank Merlin. I place great importance on being historically accurate in my books. I take the view that as I am attempting to transport my readers to a very different time and place,…

Cooking and Baking

19 Slow Cooker Soups To Help You Stay Cozy This Winter | BuzzFeed

Winter isn’t all bad, especially when there’s homemade soup to warm up those cold nights. The following soup recipes come together entirely in the slow cooker, so you can set it, forget it, and enjoy a home-cooked meal.

My Books

The Butcher Birds (a poem)

Each morning as we walk the farm’s perimeter, we find victims of the butcher birds.

Books by Alexandria Constantinova Szeman
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