The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #72 | Dr. Alexandria Szeman 30 April 2023
Eating as mindfully as we do on retreat or in a mindfulness course is not realistic for many of us, especially with families, jobs, and the myriad distractions around us. This is not to mention that our friends, family, and colleagues might not have the patience to eat with us as we take five…
For the first time, a new study has identified enlarged perivascular spaces in the brains of migraine sufferers. Results of the study will be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
I can’t help but wonder what our nomadic ancestors would think about us clutching water bottles 24/7. We do this despite the fact that our lives aren’t exactly physically grueling. It’s kinda funny if you think about it.
Trauma and Sexual Abuse
The Toxic Chaos of Gaslighting The Brain, Heart-Safety and Recalibrating Emotional Response As someone who lives with complex PTSD, and has done a ton of work to cope within the parameters, I understand what happens in my brain when triggered; fight or flight response and the subsequent emotional…
“Don’t forget you’re human. It’s okay to have a meltdown, just don’t unpack and live there.” ~Unknown For the longest time, I wanted to lose weight. I wasn’t terribly overweight but it seemed to me that if I could just have the perfect body, life would be amazing.
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Nervousness, panic, fear, sweating, and rapid heartbeat: can all be symptoms of anxiety. And in times of true danger, anxiety and its symptoms can be helpful. But sometimes, those feelings go into overdrive at the wrong time, and anxiety winds up interfering with daily life.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” ~ William Morris Have you ever noticed that every time you move you need a bigger truck than the last time you moved?
It’s no secret that reading books can be incredibly beneficial. Books can change lives, open minds, and teach new things. But many people don’t realize just how life-changing reading books can be. In this article, we will outline twenty benefits of reading books and show how reading can improve…
It’s no coincidence that wellness has become a trillion-dollar industry at the same time that most people have been affected by failing public health systems and government agencies. Self-care has become a best-selling product, a buzzword that anyone can use to increase their bottom line.
Cooking and Baking
Make a cozy and delicious meal with these dinner recipes. These recipes call for just one pot or pan so you won’t have to worry about cleaning a ton of dishes. Dinners like Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce and Pot Roast Soup are hearty, filling and the perfect option when you want something…
Imagine walking in your front door to the aroma of a home-cooked meal that’s ready to eat. Make these slow cooker recipes and you’ll be thanking yourself for nights to come. From hearty pot roast to warming soup, and even ribs, we’ve got dinner covered!
If you love fresh sourdough bread with a golden, crisp crust and a light, airy crumb, this recipe is for you. It’s one of the simplest homemade sourdough bread recipes, and one of the best, too. It requires only 25 minutes of hands-on work and no autolyse or preferment.
“Day followed day, and this and that Seemed to be happening As always, but through it all Already loneliness was seeping.” ~ Anna Ahkmatova