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Posts By: Natalia Esperon

  • A Festivus for the rest of us!

    ‘Secret Snowman,’? ‘Season’s Greetings,’? ‘The Holidays.’? People go to great lengths today to ensure they are referring to anything related to this most wonderful time of the year in a politically correct way. There is now almost a sense of censorship and uneasiness associated with speaking about the holidays. I personally find myself very aware when mentioning anything holiday related. I sometimes find myself even thinking back to past holiday conversations, hoping to not have offended anyone.

    The thing is, as careful as I try to be, I usually slip up anyhow, accidentally referring to the Christmas party that I need to make Santa shaped cookies for. Usually, it seems the one who is mortified is me, rather than anyone around me. This got me thinking, is this anguish self-imposed?

  • Troga, Anyone?

    Like most people in today’s world, I find it difficult to shut down and disconnect. Moving from meeting to call to email, I am always on and always accessible (via phone, text, email, bbm, Facebook, you name it). Exercise has always been my form of release, a way to shut down momentarily.