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Dealing with Tigers
Are You Worried?
Life's a Puzzle
Choose Health
Faith Versus Hope
Be Active in Your Life
Memories
Emotional Cousins
Loneliness
The Wonder of Joy
The Mind/Body Connection
Social Media Addiction
How Much is too Much?
Beliefs Drive Our Behaviours
My Responsibility
Growing Strong and Beautiful
Who Can You Trust and Why?
Stand Against Fear
Believe What Others Do
Professional Silos
Hard Work and Courage
Slow Down: One Step At A Time
Valentine: Love Is Not Enough
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  • Dealing with Tigers
    September 24, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Dealing with Tigers

    Pretend you are sitting quietly and all of a sudden, the door opens and in comes a fierce tiger from the jungle.   What would you do? Would you: Run away as fast as your legs would carry you?  Perhaps you...

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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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  • Life's a Puzzle
    July 30, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Life's a Puzzle

    Since I was a child, I have enjoyed challenges.   When people gave on untangling knotted string, I enthusiastically took on the task.  Answering riddles, doing word games and figuring out mysteries were always fun for me.   In fact, I believe...

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  • Choose Health
    April 29, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Choose Health

    Think about driving down the highway.   You are going the speed limit but all of a sudden, unexpectantly there is a red light right ahead of you.   You hit the brakes and think “Wow.  I didn’t know I was going...

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  • Faith Versus Hope
    April 22, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Faith Versus Hope

    I am often surprised by the way that people confuse the words faith and hope.    They don’t understand that although there is a little overlap in their meanings, they are actually very different in their application and the results that...

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  • Be Active in Your Life
    March 12, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Be Active in Your Life

    I find it interesting to listen to people who are sad, afraid and immobilized because they have heard something that is sketchy which they believe is the truth.  Often the source was unreliable or was just spouting off ideas that...

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  • Memories
    January 22, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Memories

    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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  • Emotional Cousins
    January 15, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Emotional Cousins

    Often, I tell my clients about the five emotions that act like cousins as they come in groups: Fear – Often this emotion is difficult to identify or to acknowledge. There is an old expression that states, “Big boys don’t...

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  • Loneliness
    January 8, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Loneliness

    Winter can be a difficult time, especially when the weather steals our freedom.   It isn’t easy to travel when the roads are icy and the temperatures are plummeting.  Many people are afraid of falling and are therefore indoors more. The...

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  • The Wonder of Joy
    December 11, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Wonder of Joy

    Over the years I have met so many people who are blessed in every area of life but, at the same time, state they are miserable.  They do not have to worry about finances.   They enjoy good health and loving...

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  • The Mind/Body Connection
    November 20, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Mind/Body Connection

    When I was young our family used to love to go to Katepwa Lake for holidays. My uncle had a beautiful boat with a sixty-horsepower motor and all my cousins enjoyed water skiing behind it. The problem was that no...

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  • Social Media Addiction
    November 12, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Social Media Addiction

    This fall a documentary called “The Social Dilemma” began airing on Netflix.   In it former employees of large technology companies are interviewed and tell about how their work initially appeared to be helpful for society but later, because of its...

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