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Grief and Loss
Transition
Let's Sing Along!
Navigating the Journey
Life's Surprises
One Country
May Long Weekend
Mother's Day
Honouring Mothers
Finally Spring
What do you Believe?
Spring Fling
Indoctrinate, Condition or Brainwash?
Loving During a Pandemic
Memories
Putting Things in Order
Mary's Story
Retirement Thoughts
Honouring Our Veterans
Noticing Daily Gifts
A Challenge
It Only Takes Two to Get Married
Parenting During A Pandemic
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  • Grief and Loss
    October 8, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Grief and Loss

    Throughout life we experience many losses which cause mental suffering.  Some involve death while others involve significant losses such as relationships, jobs or even material things.  Many believe that the most difficult to face is the loss of a dream. ...

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  • Transition
    August 6, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Transition

    The other day my daughter said “You don’t transition very well”.  This wasn’t a criticism.  It was a fact. You see from April 28th when I received the first text message from my grandson asking me to move to Westman...

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  • Let's Sing Along!
    July 23, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Let's Sing Along!

    Ever since I was a small child, I have loved music!  My dad had a beautiful bass voice and sang not only in the church choir and the barbershop chorus but also in the car and around home.  We always knew he was in the area because we could hear his cheery whistling as he came up the walk or worked in the yard.

    Dad came from a family who loved music.  Most of us played the piano and there was never a family gathering when we didn’t end the evening with a good old fashioned singsong.  And each song usually ended in laugher.   Such good fun!

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  • Navigating the Journey
    July 9, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Navigating the Journey

    One of the things that I was NOT looking forward to during my move to Calgary was driving in the big city.   You see, Medicine Hat spoiled me by the fact that I could go pretty well anywhere in ten...

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  • Life's Surprises
    July 2, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Life's Surprises

    When I moved to Medicine Hat twenty-five years ago, I had no idea that I would love this city so much.   Over the years, I have been able to build good relationships with wonderful people and build a business.   My...

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  • One Country
    June 25, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    One Country

    I have learned that no matter where we go in the world, Canadians are welcomed.   We have a good reputation of being kind, honest, and peace-loving.   In fact, there is a silly joke about how Canadians are so nice that...

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  • May Long Weekend
    May 21, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    May Long Weekend

    Well, we are in pandemic lockdown again but that doesn’t change the dates on the calendar.   No matter what happens, one of the favourite holidays, May long weekend with soon be here. Many people look forward to this date for...

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  • Mother's Day
    May 12, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Mother's Day

    When I was a child we would wear an artificial carnation to church on Mother’s Day.  Red or pink meant that one’s mother was alive whereas white indicated that the person’s mother had passed. Since then, I have been thinking...

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  • Honouring Mothers
    May 9, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Honouring Mothers

    The first time that Mother’s Day was officially celebrated was on May 10, 1908 at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virgina, USA.   The originator who established it was Anna Jarvis who had admired the work of her own...

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  • Finally Spring
    April 16, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Finally Spring

    The past few weeks I have taken great joy in the fact that I can open my bedroom window and patio door!  There’s nothing like the wonderful breeze that floats into my condo bringing with it the change of seasons....

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  • What do you Believe?
    April 2, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    What do you Believe?

    Well, we are entering Easter week – a time when Christians throughout the world celebrate!   But there are many different perspectives and practices for those who claim to be Christian. Here are some of versions that I have heard when...

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  • Spring Fling
    March 26, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Spring Fling

    In 1933 Irving Berlin wrote and published the song “Easter Parade”.   Fifteen years later Judy Garland starred in a movie of the same name.   The themes of these involved dressing up in a fancy frilled bonnet and being part of...

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