Category Archives: Retirement

It’s Not About the Money!

While it is true that some retirees need to work as they are struggling financially, many return to some kind of work as they need to feel useful and would like to pass on their knowledge and experience to the … Continue reading

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Today’s Island Life

To say we live in interesting times hardly describes what is going on in our community, or for that matter, in our lives in general.  We live in a time of changing retail habits.  The online presence of many retailers … Continue reading

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Myers-Briggs Type Inventory®

If you are wanting to make changes in your life as a promise to yourself in 2017, a place to start for you might be the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory®.  Understanding how you and others communicate and make decisions certainly helps … Continue reading

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The Domino Effect!

July statistics showed record highs in average house prices in many regions.  Of note, Nanaimo is now at $410,000, Victoria $741,000 and Vancouver $1,500,000 for a single detached home. Gradually rising prices do not create the scenario that we are … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island Lifestyle

There are a great many people who think that it is only retirees who come to Vancouver Island.  While it is true many do, the island attracts families and empty-nesters as well. Some are drawn to the island because of … Continue reading

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Parlour Games

It is disturbing to me that personality assessments are sometimes being used in a way that devalues their use as a management tool. The prevalence of online personality quizzes that give you a four-letter type looking like a Myers-Briggs Assessment® … Continue reading

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So You Want to Move to Vancouver Island!

As an employment counsellor in Central Vancouver Island I saw 6 or 7 people a month who were new to the area and looking for work.  Typically they were from large metropolitan centres such as Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary or Vancouver.  … Continue reading

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