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  • Telling the Truth
    November 16, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Telling the Truth

    One day my uncle and I were having a discussion about the effectiveness of the justice system. He stated "It may be slow but it works" and went on to explain his position to me. He had been a judge...

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  • Journaling - "Dear Diary"
    December 3, 2008 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Journaling - "Dear Diary"

    Thoughts go around and around and around in your head but when you write them on paper, they have a beginning and an end. My Aunt Eleanor kept a daily diary and whenever we wondered about the details of an...

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  • Corner Gas
    December 3, 2008 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Corner Gas

    One of the stars of the popular television program, Corner Gas, is from my hometown. "Oscar" is the grumpy "know it all" who seems to think that change is his enemy. He is continually reminding his family and neighbours that he has...

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  • Upset, What Should You Do? - HALT
    December 3, 2008 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Upset, What Should You Do? - HALT

    Sometimes our feelings and needs are jeopardized by factors that we can but fail to control. There is a neat little formula that we can use to identify inner signals and reduce our personal vulnerability. H - stands for hungry....

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  • Life is Like a Chess Game
    December 1, 2008 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Life is Like a Chess Game

    The game of chess is strategic and complex. So is family life! Let us consider the similarities between the two. The Player - Game pieces and people are unique in their size, shape and abilities. They each have at least one...

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  • A Simple Explanation of Bipolar Disorder
    November 24, 2008 Dr. Linda Hancock

    A Simple Explanation of Bipolar Disorder

    Imagine that each of us has a horizontal line that represents our moods. A "flat line" would symbolize a steady and unwavering mood that is always the same without the variation of healthy emotions which are unique to man. But...

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  • An Old-Fashioned Christmas
    December 25, 2007 Dr. Linda Hancock

    An Old-Fashioned Christmas

    Christmas in Indian Head was always a joyous and giving time that we greatly anticipated as children. We didn't start the season in November like we do now, but made a point of putting up the artificial tree before the...

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  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    December 3, 2007 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    The first time that I ever heard the term Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was in a news report about veterans of the Vietnam War.  Since then, however, I have realized that the causes, diagnosis and treatment form a very complex and difficult...

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  • A Business Plan is Your Career Roadmap
    September 14, 2007 Dr. Linda Hancock

    A Business Plan is Your Career Roadmap

    Four years ago, I decided to write a Business Plan for what was then a part-time endeavour. That year end I was shocked and pleased to discover that my income had increased by several thousand dollars over the previous year....

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  • Cleaning Up Your Life
    August 31, 2007 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Cleaning Up Your Life

    When I walk into my condo at night, I can tell exactly what condition my life is in at the time. You see I use my living environment as a gauge or thermometer that reveals my emotional situation. When there...

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  • Immigration
    August 10, 2007 Dr. Linda Hancock


    We aren’t having enough babies in Canada! Our birth rate has decreased over the years and we have realized that in order to sustain this country we will need to increase immigration numbers. I find it interesting that some people...

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  • Remorse Or Repentance?
    August 10, 2007 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Remorse Or Repentance?

    Frequently I am asked to work with clients who have behaved in a manner that leads to serious consequences. When someone assaults another person, abuses substances while working a safety-sensitive job position or commits a criminal act, they may be...

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