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  • Merry Christmas - Not Necessarily a Good Greeting!
    December 1, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Merry Christmas - Not Necessarily a Good Greeting!

    The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word "merry" as full of gaiety and high spirits. Unfortunately, that does not describe everyone's experience on any day of the year, let alone at Christmas. There are many during the holiday season who...

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  • A New Year With New Goals
    December 1, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    A New Year With New Goals

    January is usually a time for setting goals and unfortunately by February many people find that some of them have been abandoned. The gyms are not as full. The musical instrument may not be practiced as much as planned and...

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  • What Is Confidence and How Do We Get It?
    December 1, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    What Is Confidence and How Do We Get It?

    There are different definitions of the word "confidence" and different ways of viewing the concept.   Keeping a secret - When you have a close friend or co-worker who will take the information you give them and keep it quiet;...

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  • The Month of October
    November 2, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Month of October

    Have you ever wondered about the origin of certain words? This weekend I was thinking about the word "October" and decided to look it up. The Roman calendar only had ten months as January and February were not included at...

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  • Giving Back Because of Thanks
    November 2, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Giving Back Because of Thanks

    When my mom died I "inherited" boxes and boxes of black and white photos. Many of them showed soldiers in uniform with their arms around her. I really don't know who these men were but remember the powerful stories that...

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  • Mentors - Having and Being One
    November 2, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Mentors - Having and Being One

    Dr. Ben Carson rose from humble beginnings as the son of a single parent to become a trailblazing brain surgeon. Many of us remember the time when he separated congenital twins who were not expected to live or have watched...

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  • Faith and Politics
    November 2, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Faith and Politics

    Often, I have heard individuals say that the most controversial topics in life involve religion and politics. What they don't probably think about is the fact that most people have faith in something, but it might not fit into a...

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  • Expectations and Disappointments
    November 2, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Expectations and Disappointments

    A few years ago I met Kate Hammett Vaughan, a wonderful soloist who was nominated for a Juno Award. We arranged for me to travel to her home in Vancouver for some private voice lessons. During our first session, we...

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  • Celebrate Life Regularly
    November 2, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Celebrate Life Regularly

    This past weekend I was at a wedding reception! What a wonderful event! The bride and groom who live in different countries have each travelled extensively. She speaks seven languages! He is a pilot and owns a plane for recreation!...

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  • Are You Content or Happy?
    November 2, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Are You Content or Happy?

    Often, I have people tell me that they just want to be happy and think that I can give them a formula! My first response is that first you have to decide to be happy! Sitting and worrying about what...

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  • Superman - The Real Christopher Reeves
    November 2, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Superman - The Real Christopher Reeves

    Christopher Reeve was born into a wealthy family in 1952. Reeve excelled academically, athletically, and onstage. His good looks and determination combined with an excellent education led to his 1978 starring role in the big budget film Superman for which...

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