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Are You Worried?
Choose Health
Faith Versus Hope
Be Active in Your Life
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
Think Young
Establishing Routine
Your Children Are Now Adults
Facing Consequences
Good Enough?
What Is Confidence and How Do We Get It?
The Times They Are a Changing But Some Things Stay the Same
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Much is too Much?
    October 23, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    How Much is too Much?

    Frequently, individuals tell me that they are overwhelmed with life and after a few questions they reveal the fact that they are surrounded by “stuff” that steals their time and energy. Laundry piles up when teens try on several outfits...

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  • Beliefs Drive Our Behaviours
    October 1, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Beliefs Drive Our Behaviours

    When a baby elephant is born, those in charge use a chain around one of its legs and a stake in the ground to limit its ability to roam.  Over time, even though the elephant grows to more than 5,000...

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  • My Responsibility
    August 13, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    My Responsibility

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could control everything?  Well, maybe not!  I can remember when, in my youth, I would think that I had some amazing ideas and if God would just appoint me to his Board of Directors,...

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  • Growing Strong and Beautiful
    July 16, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Growing Strong and Beautiful

    Every year I put a few pots of annuals on my condo’s deck. The other day I was disappointed to see that a storm had blown off all the blossoms from my trailing petunias. They were lying on the deck...

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  • Who Can You Trust and Why?
    March 8, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Who Can You Trust and Why?

    I always find it interesting to watch politicians who attack their opponents and then, when they drop out of the race because of lack of support, back the person who they have been trashing. It is easy to attack others...

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  • Stand Against Fear
    March 8, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Stand Against Fear

    Journalists know that "what leads - bleeds". People read newspapers and listen to news when there are exciting - not boring - things happening. Twenty-four-hour internet and television broadcasts can throw you into a world of crisis very easily so...

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  • Believe What Others Do
    March 8, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Believe What Others Do

    Often individuals are disappointed or resentful after a person who they trust lets them down. Anyone can make promises or say things that they don't mean, and problems occurs if we believe they will follow through. It is especially foolish...

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