The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #80

The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #80 | Dr. Alexandria Szeman 15 October 2023


8 Tips to Add Mindfulness to Your Mealtime | Healthline
Put the world on hold and make your meals a little more mindful.
12-Minute Meditation: A Guided Sound Practice for Present-Moment Awareness | Mindful
In this guided meditation, notice the sounds around you, then use them as an anchor to check in and release tension.


The strange early signs of a migraine attack |
Early symptoms of migraine can often be less obvious and difficult to detect. However early detection can improve treatment outcomes.
“A Neurologist Told Me I Don’t Have Migraine, that I Have Tension Headaches Because I’m Fat” | Migraine Again
Bryon’s migraine attacks were dismissed by his first neurologist who blamed his pain on his weight. Read and watch his journey.

Trauma and Sexual Abuse

How Forgiveness Has Been Weaponized Against Women | Harpers Bazaar
There’s a pervasive misconception that forgiveness means pardon and reconciliation—particularly with sexual abuse. #MeToo is our chance for an upgrade.
The Post Traumatic Stress Response Helps People Avoid Danger | Psychology Today
Post traumatic stress starts as a useful response to threat, and that matters.
Recovering from Rape and Sexual Trauma |
Sexual violence is shockingly common in our society. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 1 in 5 women in the U.S. are raped or sexually assaulted at some point in their lives, often by someone they know and trust.

Mental Health

Medical gaslighting: when conditions turn out not to be “all in the mind” | The Conversation
More often than not, it is women who have been gaslighted by medical professionals.
7 Self-Care Actions Most People Neglect | Psychology Today
2. Avoiding avoidance.


What’s Unreal is Real: Alicia Elliott on the Tired Trope of Madness in Fiction | Literary Hub
Tell me if you’ve heard this twist ending before. Something troubling is happening to the protagonist, causing them to question everyone around them. Maybe she seems to uncover a nefarious plot aga…
Five Diverse Classics to Read Over the Years by Zoha Rathor | Five Books
Below entails a list of diverse classics which entertain to all ages as well as all reading levels. Amongst this list, you will easily be able to find a classic books you can either start on as a beginner to reading generally or otherwise an experienced reader looking for a challenge.
10 Women Artists Who Achieved Greatness | The Collector
Here are 10 famous women artists that you need to know.

Cooking and Baking

Ina Garten’s Summer Garden Pasta Is (Almost) Too Good to Be True | The Kitchn
An honest, in-depth review of Ina Garten’s summer garden pasta – plus a few tips for making it at home.
How Ligurian Focaccia Became The Gold Standard For Italian Flatbread | Tasting Table
Fluffy Italian focaccia is a carb lover’s dream. Read on as we learn how the Ligurian focaccia became the gold standard for Italian flatbread.
So You’ve Started Making Sourdough… | Bon Appetit
Chances are, you have questions. Our panel of experts-including Claire Saffitz!-have the answers in language even beginners can understand.

My Books

O Coward Conscience (memoir)
“In the middle of the night, in the middle of the closet, I pulled down all the clothes from the shelves and the hangers and covered myself with them. Then I held my breath and waited.”
Books by Alexandria Constantinova Szeman
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