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  • We All Have Troubles!
    January 26, 2007 Dr. Linda Hancock

    We All Have Troubles!

    There once was a young boy whose mother died when he was nine years of age. His older brother had previously died in infancy. The boy and his sister were left to look after each other for some time while...

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  • Listening to Your Own Self-Talk
    January 19, 2007 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Listening to Your Own Self-Talk

    I was sitting in the Cypress Club one day and noticed that my usually calm state was agitated. It took a few minutes to realize that the music coming from the sound system was not only loud but not the...

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  • Living in the Moment - Serenity
    January 12, 2007 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Living in the Moment - Serenity

    Place your palms together tightly with your hands pointing in a vertical position. This is a universal symbol for prayer or spirituality. Pretend that between your palms is this very moment - today. To the left is your past and...

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  • Memory - How it Works
    January 10, 2007 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Memory - How it Works

    Today I was with some wonderful people who are members of a bridge club. We were talking about memory and how it is so easy to forget things and how memory problems seem to increase over time. Often people refer...

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  • Judging Can Cause Problems
    November 25, 2006 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Judging Can Cause Problems

    On February 27, 2006 Canada made history by publicly interviewing a candidate who had been nominated for the Supreme Court of Canada. In a television forum lasting more than 3 hours, The Honourable Justice Mr. Marshall E. Rothstein of Manitoba...

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  • Recognizing We're All in This Together!
    September 30, 2006 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Recognizing We're All in This Together!

    A couple of years ago I travelled to Jamaica. I'm not a typical tourist who sits on the beach with a Margarita. I loaded my luggage with supplies for this third-world country and arranged to visit three schools and an...

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  • Balance is Important For Healthy Living
    August 22, 2006 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Balance is Important For Healthy Living

    In 1990, Dr. Seuss, published the book "Oh, the Places You'll Go" in which he claims "Life's a Great Balancing Act". Unfortunately our world is out of balance and full of contradictions. We can transplant a human heart but are...

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  • Be Well-Seasoned in Your Life
    August 8, 2006 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Be Well-Seasoned in Your Life

    I've loved food my whole life. I love buying groceries, looking at weekly flyers and taste testing new recipes. I love restaurants and invitations to friends' for dinner and eating at home. I love lunch and dinner but mostly I...

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  • Codependency - Caring Too Much
    July 12, 2006 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Codependency - Caring Too Much

    Often people do not know how to handle their emotions. They may choose to avoid or numb them with alcohol, drugs, gambling or excessively doing any number of behaviours such as shopping or eating. They often become "dependent" upon these...

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  • The Faith Factor - How Does This Affect Your Life?
    June 7, 2006 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Faith Factor - How Does This Affect Your Life?

    Often Canada has been called a "pagan nation" or a "non-churched country" and, on the surface, it appears that dropping attendance in our churches represents a lack of faith by our people. Dr. Reginald Bibby, a researcher with the University...

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