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The Alexandria Papers

The Alexandria Papers
The Alexandria Papers
By Dr. Alexandria Szeman  • Issue #18 • View online
Happy New Year! 🎈🎊🎆 I spent a quiet week at home over the holidays, reading All Souls Trilogy (A Discovery of Witches) by Deborah Harkness. It features protagonists who time-travel back to Elizabethan England, which is one of my favorite historical periods, so I enjoyed the books very much.
I didn’t do any additional unpacking over the holidays because I needed the time to rest. I worked, instead, on self-care by watching old films and crocheting the sweater I’m working on. It looks like it’s going to be a bit large, but no matter: it’s cotton, warm, and very soft, so I’ll wear it anyway.
This morning I did my first baking in my new place: sourdough biscuits. Now the place not only feels safe, it smells like home.
I hope all of you are staying safe as we enter yet another year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the things I’ve been reading the last couple weeks.

First baking — sourdough biscuits — in my new home. Photo: Alexandria Szeman
First baking — sourdough biscuits — in my new home. Photo: Alexandria Szeman
Why We Struggle with Living in the Moment | Psychology Today
How to Practice Self-Massage for Pain Relief | Migraine Again
Trauma and Sexual Abuse
Resources for Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse Survivors Who Aren’t Sure Where to Turn
Mental Health
Feminist Literature: Study Guide | American Literature
Cooking and Baking
Gastro Obscura’s Favorite Cookbook Stories of 2021 | Atlas Obscura
My Books Alexandria Constantinova Szeman: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Alexandria shares articles on Mindfulness, Migraine, Trauma & Childhood Sexual Abuse, Mental Health, Books, and Cooking & Baking.

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