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Time Marches On
Liar Liar
Dealing with Tigers
Life's a Puzzle
Emotional Cousins
Loneliness
The Wonder of Joy
The Blame Game: How to Stop It
Just Say "No"
Boring Is Good
Who Lives on Your Shoulder?
Criticism - Everyone Has an Opinion
Watching Your Thoughts Is the Starting Point
You Can Laugh or You Can Cry
How Do People Do Well When Their Circumstances Are Horrible?
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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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  • Liar Liar
    November 12, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Liar Liar

    Sometimes I ask my grandchildren the question “What do I love more than you?”  Immediately they answer, “The truth”.  I have taught them that if a person doesn’t tell the truth, you don’t really know who they are, and you...

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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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  • Life's a Puzzle
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    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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  • 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 Blame Game: How to Stop It
    October 27, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Blame Game: How to Stop It

    When things don't go the way that you expected or hoped for, one of the first things that you might want to do is find someone to blame. Is it your employer's fault that you got a poor performance review?...

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  • Just Say "No"
    March 8, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Just Say "No"

    Sometimes people get confused and think that they have to do what others want in order to be liked. Doing things for the wrong reason can result in finding that you have resentment and unmet personal needs. And, agreeing to...

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  • Boring Is Good
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    June 15, 2013 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Boring Is Good

    We live in a society that seems to be performance and crisis driven. Everyone I talk with seems to be tired and when asked "How are you?" replies with "I've been so busy". I remember growing up in small-town Saskatchewan...

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  • Who Lives on Your Shoulder?
    June 15, 2013 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Who Lives on Your Shoulder?

    Many years ago, I had a client who had been involved in a very traumatic incident at work. Because of this, she was horribly afraid of the idea of ever holding a job again. Her psychiatrist had prescribed medications to...

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  • Criticism - Everyone Has an Opinion
    June 15, 2013 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Criticism - Everyone Has an Opinion

    I am Chair of a large provincial organization and every year we have a Conference. The Executive Assistant who sets up her desk in the lobby of the hotel where the Conference is held states that she spends most of...

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