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Sehin Belew, 59.

Motivational Speaker. Author. Image Consultant. Lifestyle Model. Former Miss Ethiopia

Since arriving in Sterling, Kansas in 1978 from Ethiopia, Sehin Belew has lived the American dream and was a professional model for 10 years. But she’s most proud of having spent two years in a famine feeding camp in rural Ethiopia.

“That experience profoundly changed my life,” she said. “It opened my eyes that no matter what situation I’m in, I’m far better off than the majority of the world.”

She also has an appreciation of the homeless in having worked at a homeless shelter in Illinois for five years.  “They’re people just like us but not fortunate enough to have good role models in their lives.”

Sehin is a humanitarian who travels nationally to speak on behalf of Third World children and animal rights.

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Featured Story

“The Old Man and the Sea Lion”

By Paul Rockwell.

A friend warned him.

“Think about it, man. Winds, currents, the potential for
hypothermia. You’re just too old to go fishing for salmon
from a float tube out in the Carquinez Strait.” (San Francisco

Catching a 20 lb salmon on a float tube in the Bay is one thing.
But hooking a 400 lb sea lion is another. And when you catch both on the same line, the fun begins!

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ActiveOver50 Workshops

San Francisco Bay Area

ActiveOver50 media is sponsoring a series of informative workshops for boomers and seniors on healthcare, money, housing, technology, retirement, travel and more.

If you’d like to partner and/or host a workshop with ActiveOver50, please email publisher Larry W. Hayes:

Recent Book Releases

"What To Do With Your Stuff?"
By Lois Tager

A guide to decisions about personal possessions and life choices. Self describing book that details the storing, assigning, allocating, organizing or even disposing of all your possessions. This book will encourage you to start the process of making important decisions easily and avoiding conflicts. To order, go to: 408.356.9200

"Second Wind"
Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life by Dr. Bill Thomas.

How do you know that you are outgrowing adulthood?

When you begin to feel that the life you have been living is out of balance; when the need to perform, to hurry and to acquire is no longer compelling. It¹s like the moment when your favorite tennis shoes start to give you blisters. The way you¹ve been living your adult life doesn¹t  fulfill you anymore.

Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative thinkers in medicine, explains that a new life phase is beginning to emerge within our society. When the Baby Boom Generation came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, they jump-started a cultural revolution that shaped today¹s society. Now, many feel they are living a  life of frenzied disharmony. This out-of-balance feeling is a signal that you are ready for your second coming of age, your life beyond Adulthood--"Elderhood."

"Next Medicine: The Science and Civics of Health" by Dr. Walter M. Bortz, II. Oxford University Press.

Everyone agrees that our current healthcare system is broken. Dr. Walter Bortz II, M.D., believes that the emphasis should be on "prevention" instead of "disease." Unfortunately, there is NO money in prevention, he says. Our present healthcare model is corrupt, unduly focused on technology, exceedingly costly and too often irrelevant.