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Get Your House in Order
A New Beginning
Gifts
Christmas Choices
What Price?
Grief and Loss
One Country
May Long Weekend
Mother's Day
Honouring Mothers
Finally Spring
What do you Believe?
Spring Fling
Loving During a Pandemic
Putting Things in Order
Mary's Story
Honouring Our Veterans
Noticing Daily Gifts
What Makes Canada Unique?
Happy Everything!
Merry Christmas - Not Necessarily a Good Greeting!
A New Year With New Goals
The Month of October
Giving Back Because of Thanks

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  • Get Your House in Order
    January 4, 2022 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Get Your House in Order

    Have you ever heard the expression “get your house in order” and wondered what that means?  Well, there are several things that are involved in achieving this.  Firstly, it means that you make sure that your affairs are arranged properly. ...

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  • A New Beginning
    December 31, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    A New Beginning

    Bryan Stevenson graduated from Harvard, and, despite his mother’s concerns, he decided to work in Arkansas with prisoners on death row. His story is chronicled in the book “Just Mercy” which he authored and the movie by the same name....

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  • Gifts
    December 17, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Gifts

    Is there a particular gift that you have secretly been wanting This year, more than ever, I have been hearing people talk about how difficult it is to buy gifts for loved ones.   Some say that they don’t know what...

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  • Christmas Choices
    December 10, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Christmas Choices

    I have fond memories of Christmas when I was a child.  Besides the concerts and thoughts of school break we had the expectations of what would happen in the upcoming days. On Christmas Eve, my mom, dad, sister and I...

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  • What Price?
    November 5, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    What Price?

    November is a special time for me as it focusses my thoughts on remembrance and the price of freedom that was paid for me.   Even though I was born after World War II, I was strongly impacted by the stories...

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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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  • 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
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    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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