How “laspas.gr” came to be

Hot tubbing in Keystone, Colorado.
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Late last century, in the days of the “dot com bubble” (circa 1999), I decided I wanted to have a website, and so I started looking for catchy name for it.  Being the modest type that I am, I decided I would go with my last name, “laspas”!

So I went on to check the availability of “laspas.com”, naturally. Surprise, surprise, it was taken!! Apparently, there was a company based in Los Angeles, California, which specialized in… hot tubs, a.k.a. “spas”!!! Ergo, “LA Spas .com

I thought that was funny enough, so I wrote them a humorous email, letting them know basically, that their company effectively had my last name. I actually got back a reply. In the reply, I could see that the email had been forwarded, like 20 times within the company! In the end, it was the International Sales Manager, who replied to me. I don’t remember his name, though I remember it sounded Indian (not Native American, actually Indian), and I do remember what the good man wrote, and I smile:

Dear Mr. Laspas, if there’s anyone in the world who deserves a discount on our products, it’s you! And, I would like to add, we currently don’t have a sales representative in Greece, so let me know if you’re interested!!

I have to admit, I think about it some times… It does has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

L.A. Spas, by Stratos Laspas” 😉

Well, the rest, as they say, is history… I snatched “laspas.gr”, but never really got round to starting a blog until 10 years later, in 2009…

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O Στράτος Λάσπας είναι Certified Eating Psychology & Mind-Body Nutrtition Coach. Η προσωπική συμβουλευτική υποστήριξη στην ψυχολογία της διατροφής (Eating Psychology Coaching) είναι μια συναρπαστική και καινοτόμος προσέγγιση που αντιμετωπίζει με αποτελεσματικότητα θέματα βάρους, αδηφαγίας (binge eating), υπερφαγίας (overeating), συναισθηματικής υπερφαγίας (emotional eating), προκλήσεις σε σχέση με την προσωπική εικόνα που έχουμε για το σώμα μας (body image), τις αιώνιες, ατελείωτες και επαναλαμβανόμενες δίαιτες (yo-yo dieting), καθώς και ποικιλία ζητημάτων υγείας και σωματικών συμπτωμάτων που σχετίζονται με τη διατροφή, όπως η λειτουργία της πέψης, η αίσθηση κόπωσης, η πεσμένη ή ευμετάβλητη διάθεση, η λειτουργία του ανοσοποιητικού και άλλα.

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