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Good Mornings to Good Nights
Combining familiarity with the unknown, by adding small joys to daily routines, activates our inner strength and energy. This vitality sustains our personal momentum throughout unfamiliar, inflexible, and inconsistent lifestyles.
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Creative Time
Possibilities are endless when we feel creative.When our sense of vitality is weighed down by challenges, transitions, and obstacles, adding this colour throughout everyday life gets tricky.
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TEM Development – Care to Breathe Program
For a change in momentum towards genuine well-being. What is it like to experience your everyday life? Is this the life you dream of? It's possible.
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Caregiver Craze
We want the breathing space that respires, the ally that inspires, and a shared understanding of our loved one's genuine well-being.
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Season’s Greetings
In gratitude of our caregivers and recipients, who support each other all year long, we at TEM are giving back.
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Sharing a Cup of Sugar
Seasonal companionship for holiday cheer! For a moment of solace in the city, share a cup a sugar between neighbours!
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Sugar and Spice Activities
Seasonal assessment for holiday cheer! For the joy of a day filled with sweet, simple and shareable moments, add some sugar and spice!
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Sweet Surprise Support
Seasonal respite for holiday cheer! For a personally picked pick-me-up with love from a loved one, join in a sweet surprise!
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Inspiration Guide
It’s our inner strength and energy, our second wind. It brings us that pep in our step and the get-up-and-go feeling throughout our day.

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Autumn Revival Statement
Out of the box and into the world anew, we’ve come full circle in our own revolution. Setting out to enhance ageing experience led us to sing a new tune.
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Lifeworld Led Revolutions
Edmund Husserl was a 20th century philosopher who provided a deeper understanding of our experiences in everyday life.
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The Battle of Ability
How could life be over when you’re still living and breathing? After all she was still Margaret Ellis; compassionate, curious, and caring, with a life to live and no regrets behind her.
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Open Access Research
Despite decades of medical, theoretical and philosophical advancements, Canadians continue to experience dehumanized, undignified and undesirable death stories which creates unnecessary suffering for individuals experiencing complex conditions at end of life.
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TEM Sliding Scale
We are human and we can relate to financial stress and strain. It’s not simply what you can afford, it’s what you can confidently afford to do and value to trade.
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Value in Vitality Launch
Our oldest generation is living and dying with a low sense of vitality, diminished individuality and an overwhelming amount of obstacles.
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Travel, Path and Journey
I was passing by Peace Park the other day when I met a traveler. Not yet knowing where he would go, he knew for certain he would not stay here.
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Enable, Don’t Disable
When we consider the word disabled, what do we think? How do we feel? Who are we imagining? Why?
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Perception Over Pressure
With no clipboards or tests between us, TEM POP turns assessments into developments by valuing your Perception Over Pressure.
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Lifeworld Perceptions
With the recent tragedy in Toronto among one of the many difficult experiences we have been influenced by this year, I would like to offer a reflection in our everyday life.
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The Point of Purpose
Reminiscence isn’t just a fun activity; it is essential in our development. The process begins with reflection, leads to meaning and develops into wisdom.
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Spring Bloom
For some spring means budding trees, chirping birds and longer days. For others it could mean a lot of rain, a need to clean or the smell of the streets after a season of snow.
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Vitality in Calamity
When we talk about calamity, we make progress. Calamity begins with experiences of major loss or misfortune that create distress, misery and suffering.
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Enhanced Ageing Circles
The goal of providing Enhanced Ageing Circles (EAC) is to bring awareness to the value of a Lifeworld-led approach in developing our inner strength.
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The Myth of Mental Illness
Originating in Greek, the word trauma literally meant ‘wound’. I would have thought this meaning of trauma, discovered in the late 17th century, would have been used more in the past than today. I was wrong.
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Blessing in Disguise
The word adventure is rooted in Latin as a way to say ‘something is about to happen’. If we look towards the French, adventure is rooted in the perception of something happening from luck or chance.
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My Meaningful Life
There’s more to the story of Margaret Ellis’ Battle of Ability. We first went through Margaret’s Life Story, a common life review activity in older age, developed through reminiscence.
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Our Messenger of Meaning
Mood is rooted in the Old English word mōd and even then it offered many possible paths. An original translation of mood is heart, mind and feeling.
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Nitor in Adversum
Like a tree whose roots can only be seen deep underground, our personal roots lie within. Roots are established deeply and firmly, it is the part of us that attaches to the ground for support.
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Value in Vitality
Vitality is a word we don’t often hear anymore. In fact it was used more in the early 1900s than it is right now. Popular words that reflect a sense of vitality are quality of life and wellbeing, but are they the same thing?
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Breaking Down Barriers
There’s a new strength in town. We have the numbers. We have the knowledge. We have the wisdom; our ability to think and act from life experience.
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It’s Possible
Possible is a word that we don’t hear often enough and when we do it’s usually in a negative tone; “That’s not possible”, “It can’t be possible”, “As soon as possible” or how about, “Well, sure, anything’s possible”.
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Create Climate
Climate is a word we hear often in connection to our changing environment. If we consider the lifeworld-led meaning of spatiality we find connections between climate and mood, climate and spirit, climate and atmosphere, climate and possibilities.
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Find Your Super Self
A full spectrum is always my style so naturally my experience hasn’t only been with our oldest generation but also our youngest.
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Be Weird
The word weird derives from the German word ‘Wyrd’ meaning ‘destiny’. In Old English, weird was the characteristic of having the power to control destiny.
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TEM Beginnings
The Ellis Method is a platform for the voices of our eldest generation. It is the cultural change in society that includes older adults as valued participants in the community.
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Find Inspiration
Inspiration is a noun to describe the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something. Inspiration also describes the drawing in of breath.
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