The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #83

The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #83 | Dr. Alexandria Szeman 5 November 2023


Using the Body and Breath to Get Out of Your Head | Mindful
In the first article of a new series, Cara Bradley shares how mindful movement and breath awareness can help us shift away from stress.
A Meditation for “Moving On” (Acknowledgment without Liking Something) | Mindful
Acceptance is not about liking something or agreeing with something-It’s simply about acknowledging what is happening, what is true in this moment. The more we can accept each moment as it is, the less we suffer.


How to Practice Self-Massage for Pain Relief | Migraine Again
Can’t make it to a massage therapist? Give these techniques and tools a try for DIY pain and stress relief at home. UPDATED
Science Says: Omega-3s Can Help Relieve Your Migraine Pain | Migraine Again
The first scientific study that demonstrates that eating a diet high in Omega-3s can reduce pain associated with Migraine.

Trauma and Sexual Abuse

Why Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Don’t Disclose | Psychology Today
Why people carry the secret of childhood sexual abuse into adulthood.
To Heal Trauma, Work with the Body | Psychology Today
It’s not all just in your head.

Mental Health

Why Does Mental Health Take a Backseat to Physical Health? | Very Well Mind
In the July edition of the Verywell Mind Mental Health Tracker, we seek a better understanding of why Americans focus more on their physical health than their mental health.
5 Self-Care Practices for Every Area of Your Life | Very Well Mind
Self-care is essential for good mental and physical well-being. You cannot control everything life throws your way, but you can learn how to practice good self-care.


10 of the best books to get lost in if you need a break | Tolstoy Therapy
When I need a break, I lose myself in a book. At these moments I often just want to immerse myself in another world; to forget about my anxieties and to-do
When Exactly Was ‘The Golden Age’ of Detective Fiction? It’s a Mystery | Crime Reads
One of the favorite sports of mystery critics, historians, and scholars is trying to determine when the mystery genre began, who invented it, and what is the first story or novel in the genre. The …

Cooking and Baking

10 Basic Cooking Tricks You Should Know | The Everygirl
A few simple cooking tricks can make a boring dish even more delicious or simplify your cooking process altogether. So here are
Baking Tips: How To Get Good Results Every Time | Once Upon a Chef
There’s no need to be intimated by baking! These baking tips will help you understand the basics and how to avoid some common mistakes.
This Writer Is Tweeting Everything Sylvia Plath Ever Ate | Atlas Obscura
Busting sexist myths about a famous poet, one tweet at a time.

My Books

Glue-Boy (memoir)
His real name was Daniel David Davison III, but nobody called him that except Sister St. James and the principal every time he got sent to her office for disrupting class. He used to make fun of his own name all the time, saying, “3-D. I’m 3-D,” erupting into uncontrollable laughter. Since we were only in the third grade, none of us understood it at all…
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