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  • Hard Work and Courage
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    March 8, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Hard Work and Courage

    When my granddaughter Janaya graduated from high school in Saskatoon the school gave her a one-thousand-dollar scholarship for university. She is intelligent but also has an amazing work ethic and invests a lot of time into her studies. Intelligence plus...

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  • Slow Down: One Step At A Time
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    March 8, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Slow Down: One Step At A Time

    A few years ago, I telephoned a mentor and said "I don't know if I want to live in British Columbia". She was surprised and asked for more information. I told her that I had found an advertisement for what...

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  • Valentine: Love Is Not Enough
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    March 8, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Valentine: Love Is Not Enough

    I recently spoke at the wedding of a dear friend. My message to the couple who had made vows that day might have surprised some of those who were listening. You see, I told them that love is not enough....

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  • Think Young
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    March 8, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Think Young

    I usually smile when I am around young children but there isn't a bigger grin that when I am with my three-year old granddaughter, Nariya. We spent some time together this weekend and she reminded me of so many things...

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  • Establishing Routine
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    March 8, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Establishing Routine

    I remember when I had my first child. We lived in a basement suite in Tisdale, Saskatchewan. Our landlady told me that the secret to having healthy and happy babies is to keep their stomachs full and their bottoms dry....

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  • Your Children Are Now Adults
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    March 8, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Your Children Are Now Adults

    I believe that our job as parents is to work ourselves out of a job. This means that it is wise to teach our children how to be independent. Unfortunately, some people seem to think that they are responsible for...

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  • Facing Consequences
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    March 8, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Facing Consequences

    Sir Isaac Newton was a scientist who studied motion. His third law states: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction". Simply put, this means that in every interaction there are two forces at play. The size of...

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  • Good Enough?
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    March 8, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Good Enough?

    Whitney Houston co-starred with Kevin Costner in the 1992 movie "The Bodyguard". The film was a worldwide hit grossing $411 million. It was Whitney's acting debut and the soundtrack was amazing. One song, "I Will Always Love You" sold 20...

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  • What Is Confidence and How Do We Get It?
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    December 1, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    What Is Confidence and How Do We Get It?

    There are different definitions of the word "confidence" and different ways of viewing the concept.   Keeping a secret - When you have a close friend or co-worker who will take the information you give them and keep it quiet;...

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  • Mentors - Having and Being One
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    November 2, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Mentors - Having and Being One

    Dr. Ben Carson rose from humble beginnings as the son of a single parent to become a trailblazing brain surgeon. Many of us remember the time when he separated congenital twins who were not expected to live or have watched...

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  • Faith and Politics
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    November 2, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Faith and Politics

    Often, I have heard individuals say that the most controversial topics in life involve religion and politics. What they don't probably think about is the fact that most people have faith in something, but it might not fit into a...

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