The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #77

The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #77 | Dr. Alexandria Szeman 24 September 2023


A Mindfulness Practice to Meet Tough Emotions with Curiosity | Mindful
Curiosity is a helpful tool for engaging with emotions like sadness and anxiety. Try this practice to shift toward what you’re feeling.
10 Mindful Attitudes for Reducing Anxiety | Mindful
Learn how to interrupt automatic reactions to anxiety while fostering inner peace and self-awareness with 10 key mindful attitudes.
A Guided Meditation to Give Gratitude for Your Body | Mindful
Our bodies do so much for us. Take a moment to bring a spirit of curiosity and appreciation to what’s happening in your body right now.


How Pets Help Us Cope with Chronic Illness | Migraine Again
The Migraine Again team and community rely on pet therapy to keep us healthy and sane, and our pets do give us health benefits. The community conversation.
11 Natural Ways to Relieve an Upset Stomach Quickly | Migraine Again
From indigestion to constipation, stomach pain is miserable. These 11 natural remedies provide relief for an upset stomach quickly.
From Allergies to Weather: What You Should Know About Outdoor Triggers | Migraine Again
An expert headache specialist answers common questions about environmental triggers of migraine, from weather to allergies to light.

Trauma and Sexual Abuse

The Difficult Road to Intimacy: Living with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | CPTSD Foundation
The purpose of this article is to help survivors be less of an enigma to themselves, by explaining some of the most troubling problems with complex trauma and…
10 signs you’re too focused on pleasing others (and how to set boundaries) | Hack Spirit
It’s nice to do things for other people. Community, caring, and cooperation are some of the most positive qualities of human nature. But there is a line. When we consistently […] More
Are You Dealing With a Narcissist, A Selfish Jerk, or Just an Asshole? | Self
Just because someone is self-centered doesn’t mean they have narcissistic personality disorder. SELF asked experts to explain some of the most common signs of narcissism.
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

4 Expert Ways to Fight ‘Depression Fatigue’ | Everyday Health
Feeling sluggish and sad makes it extra hard to take care of your mental and physical health. Here, experts reveal effective ways to cope.
6 Ways to Start Journaling and Feel the Emotional Benefits | Shondaland
In pop culture, journaling always seems so easy.
Do You Have High-Functioning Anxiety? | Psychology Today
The extent of functional impairment in anxiety may be related to its severity.


8 Award-Winning Literary Fiction Books You’ve Never Heard Of | BookRiot
Despite winning awards, these little-known beautiful and thought-provoking literary fiction books remain criminally underrated.
Why The Turn of the Screw Haunts Us 125 Years Later | Literary Hub
This year marks the 125th anniversary of one of the most influential ghost stories ever written. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is a novella of shadows, lurking dread and psychological menace…
10 Best Light-Hearted Mystery Books to Read Right Now | RT Book Reviews
Uncover delightful mysteries that make you smile! 😄🔍 Explore the best light-hearted mystery books – filled with humor, charm, and captivating puzzles.

Cooking and Baking

15 Fall Recipes Grandma Used to Make | All Recipes
From chicken noodle soup to meat-and-potato hot dish, these nostalgic grandma dishes are the perfect way to enjoy the fall season.
2-Ingredient Cream Biscuits Recipe | Serious Eats
These two-ingredient biscuits have one of the lowest effort-to-greatness ratios of any recipe I can think of. They take practically no effort or practice to pull off, yet produce some of the lightest, tenderest, tastiest biscuits around.
Apple Guide: Best Apples for Baking & Cooking with Apples | Williams Sonoma
Williams-Sonoma’s apple guide helps identify the best apples for baking, eating and making applesauce. Find the best species for cooking with apples & more.
30 Ways to Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix | Williams Sonoma
Pumpkin spice season has arrived! Celebrate with our pumpkinpalooza-get your pumpkin spice fix with a month’s worth of pumpkin recipes.

My Books

While the Music Lasts: Poem to My Younger Self

Each night, standing in the hallway at the open
door of the bedroom, I see you lying in the
fading light, his arms around you, your head on his

chest, his lips against your hair, and I want to tell
you how he takes your words — wrapped in ribbons of poems —
and gives them away to others…


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