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  • Time Marches On
    November 26, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Time Marches On

    When I was in high school in the 1960s, I was the newspaper correspondent for the Indian Head News.  I remember entering the news office for the first time and being quite impressed by all the equipment necessary for printing...

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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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  • Focus to Reach Goals
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    December 27, 2017 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Focus to Reach Goals

    I have a client who faithfully goes to the gym three times a week. He told me that he is surprised at the lack of focus of others who are "working out" at the same time. Some of them are...

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  • Set Small Goals
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    August 7, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Set Small Goals

    Five years ago, my youngest son, Mark, was managing a large trucking company in Saskatoon. The work was demanding. He didn't think he was in a career. Because of his obvious passion for helping people his friends told him that...

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  • Get Started Right
    December 29, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Get Started Right

    January is a time when many individuals set goals and decide to make changes that will improve their lives. Unfortunately, by February their plans are often abandoned long before success is reached. The result can be disappointment mixed with self-...

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  • Get 'Er Done!
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    February 1, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Get 'Er Done!

    We are several weeks into the new year and I am wondering how you are doing with your resolutions... Hopefully you have written down the goals and are working towards them already. Sometimes, however, we procrastinate or fail to get...

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  • How Long Does It Take to Clean A Toilet?
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    April 13, 2013 Dr. Linda Hancock

    How Long Does It Take to Clean A Toilet?

    When I ask this question, I get a very wide range of responses. Some people quickly state "A couple of minutes". Others, who obviously do not have a lot of experience with cleaning toilets, stare in silence. My response is...

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  • Keep Trying - You Will Get There!
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    January 8, 2012 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Keep Trying - You Will Get There!

    I was recently contracted by Celebrity Cruise lines to serve as a speaker on their newly launched Silhouette ship destined for the Caribbean. Little did I know that the journey would require five flights and a number of delays just...

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  • Old Habits and New Beginnings
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    January 5, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Old Habits and New Beginnings

    At the start of the new year, people often make decisions to get rid of old habits and implement positive change into their lives. Sometimes they might attempt to quit smoking, lose weight or even try spending less in order...

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  • What's Holding You Back?
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    March 24, 2010 Dr. Linda Hancock

    What's Holding You Back?

    So often I hear people talk about what they wished they had done in the past or what they might do in the future. They might state that they want to travel "someday" or focus all their energy on the...

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  • New Year's Resolutions - Can You Finish What You Start?
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    January 1, 2010 Dr. Linda Hancock

    New Year's Resolutions - Can You Finish What You Start?

    It's a new year and everywhere we turn there are articles and conversation about resolutions. A resolution is a promise that you make to yourself. Usually the promise involves deliberate changes that will improve your situation over the ensuring year....

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  • We Are Never Disappointed Unless We Have Expectations
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    October 24, 2009 Dr. Linda Hancock

    We Are Never Disappointed Unless We Have Expectations

    So often I deal with individuals who are hurt, upset or disappointed about something that has or hasn't happened as expected.  A failed relationship, financial loss or wayward child can rock one’s world!  When we are disappointed, it is usually because...

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