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  • Give Until It Hurts!
    November 28, 2010 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Give Until It Hurts!

    I get very confused when it comes to money. We turn on the television and hear about high unemployment, recession and the fact that the global economy is threatening to collapse. We're told that there isn't enough money to fund...

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  • Whatever Happened to Customer Service?
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    November 27, 2010 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Whatever Happened to Customer Service?

    One of my grandsons lives in another province so I decided to purchase a gift certificate for his twelfth birthday. A young man at the far away city's music store answered the telephone. I introduced myself, explained the reason for...

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  • Census, Taxes, and Health Care
    November 27, 2010 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Census, Taxes, and Health Care

    I remember a time when the census taker would come to the house and fill out a form to record information about each person who lived in that residence. During the last census I instead received a card on my...

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  • Thresholds
    November 27, 2010 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Thresholds

    There are a number of interesting theories about the origin of the word "threshold". In ancient times houses were built at ground level. Families who were poor therefore had dirt floors. Sometimes they used straw which some term as "thresh"...

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  • Are You Lonesome Tonight?
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    November 27, 2010 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Are You Lonesome Tonight?

    "I'm bored". I used to think that this meant that there wasn't enough to do. Now I know that the person who makes the statement actually wants to be entertained or have someone else pay attention to them. "I'm lonely"...

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  • The Danger of Using Social Media
    October 18, 2010 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Danger of Using Social Media

    Do you think you would ever walk into a bar, stand on a table and start shouting out all the details of your life? What about walking up to a complete stranger in the mall and asking if that person...

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  • Some Things Can't Be Buried Forever
    October 18, 2010 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Some Things Can't Be Buried Forever

    Recently, thirty-three South American miners who were trapped underground for more than two months were rescued in a miraculous global collaboration. The world sat watching images and hearing stories told by over 1700 reporters about every detail of the situation...

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  • I Just Want This to Be Over
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    October 17, 2010 Dr. Linda Hancock

    I Just Want This to Be Over

    Often when I am working with people who are going through a divorce they repeatedly say "I just want it to be over". I think they wish that the person who they married was a figure on a chalkboard that...

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  • The Most Expensive Month of the Year
    October 17, 2010 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Most Expensive Month of the Year

    Year after year I hear people talk about how much money they spent, how they over-ate and how exhausted they are following their December "celebrations". The glow of the holidays can fade quickly and anxiety might replace it as the...

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  • Hoarding
    October 17, 2010 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Hoarding

    Television has recently opened the public's eyes with their weekly series entitled "Hoarding". Many had no idea that others live like those portrayed in the show. Mind you, the producers likely search for the most dramatic situations in order to...

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  • Attitude - I Am So Thankful
    August 12, 2010 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Attitude - I Am So Thankful

    This morning I woke up! I wasn't in a coma - or a hospital. I walked to the bathroom and everything worked! I didn't need kidney dialysis or a colostomy or medication. I was able to shower and dress myself...

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