The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #73

The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #73 | Dr. Alexandria Szeman 27 August 2023


The 5 Best Meditation & Breathing Apps To Reduce Anxiety | The Good Trade
These breathing apps are perfect for staying grounded on the go and include numerous features, such as guided meditations, push notifications for deep breathing, and calming music to aid sleep.
How Crocheting Is Bringing Me Back To Myself | The Good Trade
Our editor explores how crochet can be used for self-care and self-reflection during times of grief.


What Are the Different Types of Migraine? | Migraine Again
Knowing your migraine type is essential for effective treatment. Learn about different migraine types, symptoms, and getting an accurate diagnosis.
Why Are There So Few Headache Specialists? How to Find the Right Doctor for Proper Migraine Management | Migraine Again
There are relatively few headache specialists and finding one near you with enough time to devote to you is tricky. Find out how to find one – but also what options are available if you can’t.

Trauma and Sexual Abuse

Why Do I Keep Crying About the Same Thing? | Oprah Daily
Tears can be a sign that you are actually healing from your trauma, not that you are stuck in the past.
Toxic Shame: What It Is and How to Cope | Healthline
Most people have felt shame at some point, but few talk about toxic shame and the major toll it can take on your well-being.
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

5 Books To Read If You Grew Up With Narcissistic Parents | Patricia Williams via Medium
A few years ago, when I first became aware of how narcissistic my family was, my mental health was at its worst. I was incredibly anxious, depressed, and quite honestly, desperate. I was still living…
Gaslighting: Definition and How to Know If It’s Happening to You | Everyday Health
What are examples of gaslighting? Here’s what you need to know about what it is, the different types, and how to know if you’re being gaslit.


Behold a Digitization of “The Most Beautiful of All Printed Books,” The Kelmscott Chaucer | Open Culture
The history of the printed book stretches back well over a millennium, the title of the oldest known book currently being held by a Tang Dynasty work of the Diamond Sutra. But what about the most beautiful book? Open Culture,
Cool Down With Some Scorching Thrillers | Crime Reads
If there is one truth in this life, it’s this: in Texas, it’s hot as hell in the summer. Scorching, unrelenting, and punishing, summertime calls for icy swimming holes, cold beer, and most of all, …

Cooking and Baking

Our 21 Best 30-Minute Dinners for Summer | Eating Well
These tasty dinner recipes are highly-rated, flavorful and nutritious ways to enjoy summer produce like tomato, eggplant, zucchini and spinach.
No-Knead Small Sourdough Loaf Recipe | Grace In My Space
Small sourdough loaf is moist on the inside with a crisp delicious crust. This beginner sourdough loaf recipe produces two small loaves.
Is Cooking Good for Emotional Health? What the Science Says | Everyday Health
There’s evidence that cooking, like other creative practices, can boost well-being, self-esteem, and other measures of mental health.

My Books

In the Thin Places, a poem

Last night I dreamt of you, after all these
years, and you were lying in my arms, in

the middle of the day, the sunlight showing
the first strands of silver in your hair, and

your eyes blue, so blue, heart-poundingly
blue, like something out of a romance novel

only better because, at last, you were mine…

Books by Alexandria Constantinova Szeman
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