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  • Transition
    August 6, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock


    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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  • Indoctrinate, Condition or Brainwash?
    March 19, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Indoctrinate, Condition or Brainwash?

    I remember hearing a story about a woman who went to the butcher to buy meat.   She asked him for a ten-pound roast but added that she wanted a couple of inches to be cut off one end.   When the...

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  • Memories
    January 22, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock


    Recently I noticed a huge, heavy box on a high shelf in my storage room.   Because it wasn’t labelled I had absolutely no idea what was in it.  How shocked I was once it was at ground level to realize...

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  • A Challenge
    July 30, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    A Challenge

    I always try things that I recommend for my clients to make sure that they are reasonable and achievable. Over the years, when clients have indicated that they are struggling financially I ask them “How much do you spend on...

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  • It Only Takes Two to Get Married
    July 23, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    It Only Takes Two to Get Married

    My mom and dad were married on July 4, 1951. That morning mom went shopping for blue shoes to match her wedding dress. She knew that stores in Regina closed at noon on Wednesdays back then, but she needed the...

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  • It Feels Like the 1950s
    April 26, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    It Feels Like the 1950s

    The pandemic that we have been experiencing has caused so many changes in our lives. I was thinking the other day that a lot of what we are doing reminds me of growing up in the 1950s:   Travel -...

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  • Where Is Your Home?
    June 25, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Where Is Your Home?

    The Merriam-Webster dictionary has several different definitions for the word "home". One states that it is a place of residence. Another defines it as a familiar or usual setting or congenial environment and a third states that it is a...

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  • Pretend You Live Alone
    December 25, 2018 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Pretend You Live Alone

    So often I hear family members complain about how others make a mess and are not willing to help with the cleanup. They want things done a certain way at a certain time and feel upset, blaming everyone else who...

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  • Inter-Generational Fun
    September 30, 2018 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Inter-Generational Fun

    INTER-GENERATIONAL FUN! I had such a wonderful long weekend! My grandson, Justin, who is nineteen years of age, called and asked if he could come for a visit. He had recently been promoted at work to a management position and...

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