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What Stage are you In?
Respect
Are You Worried?
What Now?
Human Trafficking
May Long Weekend
Spiderman
In Like a Lion
Mad, Sad or Glad?
What's Going On?
Loving During a Pandemic
Foolish Questions
Loneliness
Mary's Story
Adversity Builds Strength
I Live in my Bubble
Rights and Responsibilities
Beliefs Drive Our Behaviours
Common Sense
Confusing Questions
Conspiracy Versus Truth
Personal Choices in a World of Chaos
Are Things Worse Than Ever?
It's Not All That Bad

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  • What Stage are you In?
    October 1, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    What Stage are you In?

    To state that the last few months have been unusual would be a severe understatement.   The world has never, as a whole, experienced the challenges caused by the pandemic. I have noticed that people are in different stages and tend...

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  • Respect
    September 10, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Respect

    The word “respect” has different meanings and can be used in different ways.  Some refer to respect as admiration for a person because of their skills, qualities or achievements   Others use the word when describing relationship and how individuals treat...

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  • Are You Worried?
    August 27, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Are You Worried?

    Over the past months there has been a great deal of fear and confusion associated with the COVID-19 and how legislators are dealing with it.  Some parts of the world are completely locked down by government officials while others have...

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  • What Now?
    August 20, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    What Now?

    I don’t believe I was the only person who was surprised this week when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided to call an election for the end of September.   The past few months have been very difficult ones for Canadians and...

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  • Human Trafficking
    June 18, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Human Trafficking

    There are some things in life that we just don’t want to know or talk about but burying our heads in the sand doesn’t solve the issues. In fact, ignoring difficult situations just allows them to grow and our inaction...

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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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  • Spiderman
    May 14, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Spiderman

    Most people like superheroes and one of the most popular is Spiderman. This month I have been thinking about the tagline for this cartoon character spiderman that states “With great power comes great responsibility”.   What an idea to ponder! Now...

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  • In Like a Lion
    March 1, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    In Like a Lion

    When I was a child we always talked about March as coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb.  Since then, there has been a great deal of controversy about weather patterns and some rather strange events....

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  • Mad, Sad or Glad?
    February 26, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Mad, Sad or Glad?

    Is water good or bad?   It depends on what you do with it.   You can wash your hair, have a drink or drown in it.

    Is fire good or bad?   It depends on what you do with it.   You can cook your meal, heat your home or burn your house down with it.

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  • What's Going On?
    February 19, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    What's Going On?

    A few years ago, I had the thrill of visiting Washington, D.C.   A “Hop-on-hop off” tram took me around the city while the driver served as tour guide.   What a thrill to see the places that I had only viewed previously on television.   I went to Congress, the Ford Theatre (where President Lincoln was shot), the Lincoln Memorial and stood in front of the White House.

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  • Loving During a Pandemic
    February 12, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Loving During a Pandemic

    It is almost impossible to stage a traditional Valentine’s Day outing when everyone is locked up or wearing masks and distancing at least six feet apart.   The days of fancy dinners in exotic locations are out of reach.   But that...

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  • Foolish Questions
    February 5, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Foolish Questions

    I remember years ago hearing a silly song that was written and recorded by Johnny Cash in 1984.   Most of us can relate to the first two lines which are: “Well now you've all been asked foolish questions and I...

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