The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #74

The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #74 | Dr. Alexandria Szeman 3 September 2023


A Beginner’s Guide to Slow Living | Balance through Simplicity
Busy and overwhelmed? Try these tips on how to find more peace and calm in your daily life with a beginner’s guide to slow living.
A Meditation For When It All Feels Like Too Much | The Good Trade
If you’re experiencing grief, overwhelm, or stress, try this breathing meditation to help cope.


6 Tips To Reduce Inflammation To Improve Migraine | Migraine Again
Inflammation and headaches – is there a connection between the two? Learn how to reduce inflammation to benefit migraine disease.
Finding Migraine Relief – Understanding Common Migraine Triggers | Migraine Again
Learn more about the most common migraine triggers so you can prevent future migraine attacks and how to find your own personal migraine triggers.


Trauma and Sexual Abuse

Cultivating Resilience through Movement | Trauma Research Foundation
By Erica Hornthal, LCPC, BC-DMT Resilience is often seen as the capability to ‘bounce back’ or overcome difficult circumstances -it is essentially elasticity of the mind. Beginning with the mind can be challenging for many, so taking a bottom-up approach using movement can make all the difference.


Why Complex Trauma Survivors Can’t Just ‘Get Over It’ | Sherri Heller via Medium

God asks no person whether he or she will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how ~ Henry Ward Beecher Trauma is a penetrating wound and injury, which threatens…

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

Why You Find Yourself Rethinking Everything at Midlife | Psychology Today
Self-reflection is a vital part of the midlife journey.
Benefits of Reading Books: For Your Physical and Mental Health | Healthline
Reading books benefits both your physical and mental health, and those benefits can last a lifetime. They begin in early childhood and continue through the senior years. Learn how reading books can change your brain, your body, and your mental health for the better.


5 classic books that were loved by readers but panned by critics | Big Think
Not every classic enjoyed raved reviews from the start. Here are 5 great books that critics hated and readers loved.
The Best Audiobooks of 2023 (So Far)
We celebrate the incredible audiobooks that have graced our ears this year with this selection of the best audiobooks of 2023 (so far).
The Best 19th-Century American Novels | Five Books
In the novels of the 19th century, the United States comes alive with all its contradictions and complications. Nathan Wolff, a professor of English at Tufts and author of Not Quite Hope and Other Political Emotions in the Gilded Age, introduces us to his picks of the best 19th-century American…

Cooking and Baking

How to Bake Chicken Pot Pie, a Comfort Food Favorite | The Manual
The best of both worlds, chicken pot pie combines crispy pastry with rich chicken stew.
No Knead Cranberry Walnut Bread | Simple Palate
The crunchiest crust and doughy inside – this cranberry walnut bread is simply delicious and requires no kneading at all! Easy and so tasty.
What Is The Difference Between Butter Cake And Pound Cake? | Tasting Table
They each consist of basically the same ingredients, so how do they come out tasting different with an almost opposite mouthfeel? We’ll break it down.

My Books

The Butcher Birds, a poem

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

beetles, lizards, frogs, snakes, mice, impaled on cactus
spines, thorns, or barbed wire. Sometimes we see one of the

birds itself, perched on a branch or fence-line, the black
mask around its eyes and hooked beak resembling the

masks of my childhood heroes. My daughter doesn’t
like the look of it, and she doesn’t want it to

shriek: she wants it to sing like other birds.

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