The Gift

The Gift

Before I even open a package. I am reminded. Of the gift of difference. I did not always see it as the blessing it was. I blamed the hurt I felt from being so visible on my differences, not other people’s prejudices. I was able to see, close up, how people who thought themselves kind could act in ways that were cruel. Seeing that could lead to bitterness. But it

Ymir Hill

  Photo Credit (used with permission): YmirPhoto Dotca Photo Description: A photo of the road into Ymir and the sun over Ymir Hill It was my birthday. I had just turned 7 or 8 years old. As my birthday fell so close to Christmas, I’d never had any luck with birthday parties, kids just didn’t come. I told myself that it was because so many other Christmas activities pulled them

Everyone Can Make New Year’s Eve Celebrations Safer

  If you are celebrating the New Year with people outside your household, make sure you follow steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask Wear a mask with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19 to protect others and yourself. Wear your mask over your nose and mouth, secure it under your chin, and make sure it fits snugly against the sides of your face.

How I am surviving the COVID-19 virus Pandemic and Lockdown

Written by Cheryl Fryfield Self Advocate This past year since my birthday which was on March 12, 2020 has been a hard one for me, to be honest. I have learned some coping skills along the way, some of them from a very dear friend that I have had for over 40 years. He’s very good at researching this sort of stuff, and he tries to get the right answer

Cilantro and Parsley Shrimp

Selfadvocatenet.com recipe of the month  January 2021 Shrimp and sun-dried tomatoes are cooked in a light garlic and olive oil sauce. Great over pasta. Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins Total: 25 mins   Ingredients Original recipe yields 4 servings Ingredient Checklist 4 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta (Optional) olive oil 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 onion, chopped 10 sun-dried tomatoes, cut into strips 4 cloves

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter January 2021 Edition

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a Newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw.   January Edition KSA Newsletter 2021 contains in This month’s theme Happy New Year! As we head into a new year, we are focusing on staying active and more to get into a healthy mood again. We’ve got ideas on how to keep your mental health and physical health in shape. We also have some

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