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Staying Strong

Hi my name is Zoe.  I am a self-advocate at Semiahmoo House. This coronavirus made me emotional.  Sometimes I felt sad, angry, worried and frustrated. When I felt my anxiety I would do things to help me.  I would go for a walk with my sister.  Talking to my family made me feel happy. Doing puzzles or painting helped calm me down.  When I missed my friends I would talk

Welcome to the Summer 2020 Edition of CLBC’s “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES” magazine.

Celebrate Diverse Abilities Welcome to the Summer 2020 Edition of CLBC’s “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES” magazine. Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES is created under the guidance of the CLBC Editorial Board, which is made up of self advocates from across the province, as well as family members. The theme for this edition is “Stories of Hope and Connection.” The stories in this edition focus on the different ways people and communities have come together

Julie Carlson vlog Welcome to my Life

Welcome Back Julie Carlson Take a peek into my world to understand a bit of life from my perspective. Stay curious and stay kind. Never judge a book by it’s cover because my story might not be what you expect. Thanks for watching =)

Coronavirus is a worldwide virus

Written By: Manjeet Ghangass Coronavirus is a worldwide virus that affects a lot of people. Because people are different they will react to this virus in different ways.Normally when a person gets sick, you know that they`re sick but with the coronavirus sometimes it’s very hard to tell if you have it or if you`re carrying the virus. With other viruses you can recognize them and treat accordingly. With coronavirus

Affordable rental homes under construction in Kamloops

Kamloops Friday, August 7, 2020 1:30 PM With the help of additional funding through the Province’s 10-year housing plan, 60 new affordable rental homes are under construction in Kamloops. The housing is a result of a partnership between the Province, the City of Kamloops and the John Howard Society of the Thompson Region (JHSTR). “Our government is ensuring people can live and stay in their communities, close to family and

My Covid-19 Virus Test Experience

written by Barb Goode   I’m writing this to help people understand what happens if you have to have the virus test. On Wednesday April 29th, 2020, I went with my friend Tina to see my doctor because I had a cough. My doctor sent me for a Covid19 virus test.  I thought it would be scary. We had to drive to Central Park. It was outside. I sat in

10 Things I Have Learned During the Covid-19 Pandemic

    Written By: Lillian W   1) Patience – On days where I don’t feel I have accomplished as much as I would like, I have accepted that I’m doing my best every moment of every day and that’s always good enough.   2) Relaxing with uncertainty – none of us have known when things would go back to more “normal”. Since we cannot control, we might as well

Salmon with Asparagus & Mushrooms

Selfadvocatenet.com recipe for month of August Mushrooms and salmon are both naturally high in vitamin D, so you get a double dose in this 45-minute dinner recipe. By Diabetic Living Magazine Ingredients Ingredient Checklist 4 fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets, about 1 inch thick (about 1 pound total) Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups sliced assorted fresh mushrooms (such as button, cremini, and/or stemmed

A Journey About the Dark Curse

Written by Amy McMillian It was just your average day on Vancouver Island when suddenly we got hit with the dark curse. I was at my own house at the time. I was so angry and afraid because I didn’t want to leave, but I had to start packing to go to my parents’ home for a while. When my parents drove into the drive way I loaded up my

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter August 2020 Edition

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a Newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw.   August  Edition KSA Newsletter 2020 contains in This month’s theme Summer is in full swing and we hope you are having a great time! Holidays may be looking a bit dif-ferent this year, but lots of people are finding ways to enjoy local activities. We’d love to hear how you are getting creative and

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