The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #84

The Alexandria Papers Newsletter #84 | Dr. Alexandria Szeman 12 November 2023


How Emotionally Self-Aware Are You? | Mindful
Do you have emotional self-awareness? If you can’t recognize your feelings, you can’t control them which inevitably affects your disposition.
A Basic Mindfulness Meditation for Labeling Thoughts and Emotions | Mindful
A 20-minute breathing meditation to label thoughts, sensations, and mental states with kind awareness to bring mindfulness to emotions.


Not Just a Headache: Migraine Is a Disorder of the Brain, an Expert Explains | Migraine Again
‘Migraine is a disorder of the brain,’ explains Peter Goadsby, MD. One of the leading experts on migraine explains how the disease is more than a headache.
How to Avoid a Computer Headache | Migraine Again
Screen time can lead to an eye strain headache that can lead to a migraine attack. What doctors say, plus practical tips to save your eyes and your head.

Trauma and Sexual Abuse

What Does Childhood Trauma Have to Do With Migraine? Turns Out, a Lot | Migraine Again
Research indicates a link between adverse childhood experiences like sexual abuse and emotional neglect and adult migraine and tension-type headaches.
Why Are the Holidays so Difficult for Survivors of Trauma? | CPTSD Foundation
Why are the holidays so difficult for survivors of trauma? Because holidays bring up all of the helpless, paralyzing, vulnerable feelings of the family we have struggled with all our lives. Goaded by themes of gathering at Thanksgiving, heartbreak comes to the surface.
What is self-care and why is it so important? | Eat to Freedom
Self-care is taking care of yourself mentally, physically and emotionally. It’s any activity that lifts your mood, helps you feel relaxed, and reduces stress and anxiety.

Mental Health

10 Short but Powerful Reminders to Keep You on a Minimalist Path | No Sidebar
Minimalism is more than just decluttering your home. It’s a way of life that can help you focus on what’s important and let go of the things that don’t bring value to your life.
Know Yourself Better by Writing What Pops into Your Head | Scientific American
The exercise of writing down unfiltered thoughts enhances self-knowledge


Must-read historical fiction, as chosen by our readers | Penguin
Tudor Court drama, sizzling romance, 14th century murder mysteries: we’ve rounded up your favourite historical fiction of all time.
Books That Celebrate Diverse Holidays and Traditions | Read Brightly
It’s important to remember there are a diverse set of holidays to discover. Introduce diverse holidays and traditions to kids with the help of these books.

Cooking and Baking

What Is Kosher Salt-And Is It Really the Best? | Bon Appetit
Get to know kosher salt, sel gris, Himalayan salt, and more-plus find out what’s up with iodized salt-in our guide to choosing the best salt for your kitchen.
Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie | King Arthur Baking
This skillet cookie is gooey, soft, and chewy. Bake it in a cast iron skillet while you’re eating dinner and have a sliceable, warm cookie to serve with vanilla ice cream for dessert.
We Tried Over 20 Cans of Tinned Fish, Here Are Our Favorites | Food and Wine
Specialty tinned seafood and conservas prioritize sustainability and flavor. Food & Wine editors tasted more than 20 cans, and here are our favorites.

My Books

BusMan (a story)
They lied when they said I killed my mother, but that didn’t stop Betty from leaving me and taking the kids. She even flipped me off after she slammed the car door. Yeah, like I believed they were my kids in the first place.
Books by Alexandria Constantinova Szeman

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