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Published:June 2nd, 2010 12:20 EST
Betty Dravis

Betty Dravis interviews Dr. Linda Salvin: A Beacon in the Darkness

By Chase Von (Editor/Mentor)


Betty Dravis: Dr. Salvin, you are a first for me! I have never interviewed anyone with your special skills before, so I hope that we both learn from this interview. Since I am a devout Christian, I`m somewhat of a skeptic "but a skeptic with an open mind "at least during the course of this interview (laughs). I know that you believe in God, too, so am eager to see how your psychic skills fit in with His plan for your life.

As you know, my co-author and I write books called Dream Reachers and they`re all about high-achieving people and the problems they encounter in reaching their dreams. I chose to interview you because you definitely fit that category. As well as being on popular websites like Dames of Dialogue and Student Operated Press, your interview will also be included in Dream Reachers: Vol. 2.

I met you through Facebook and you come highly recommended by actress Katherin Kovin Pacino who is one of your best friends. Tell us how you met Kat and exactly what it is you do. I read that you had been a successful public health official and that you got started on your new path through a series of traumatic accidents. Can you share about that? I realize your life reads like a book, so please share the highlights.

That said, let me welcome you to Dames of Dialogue with open arms. It`s always fun talking about the unknown, so I suspect we will have fun. I know our readers enjoy reading about interesting people and you, Dr. Salvin, are that and more.

Dr. Linda Salvin: Hi, Betty and please call me Linda. We have chatted enough on Facebook to be on a first-name basis. I prefer the informality of places like Facebook, as I know you do.

First off, let me thank you for inviting me to participate with your Dream Reachers, Vol. 2 publication as well as the Dames of Dialogue and Student Operated Press. I am honored to be considered a high-achiever among your other featured people. You have such an impressive catalogue of celebrities you have interviewed throughout the decades, I cannot see how I got so lucky to be included in your collection. Again, my heart-felt appreciation.

To answer your first question, my background is Health Education and Epidemiology, the study of epidemics. Many people thought it was skin, which is dermatology. (laughs) Although I will discuss my educational background in depth below, once out of school, many strange events began to take place in my life. The first occurred in the fall of 1977 after I returned from Europe. I had just been offered a position at General Dynamics in Pomona for an Industrial Hygienist. The job entailed creating a program to ensure the health and well-being of the manufacturing plant from chemical and toxic exposures. The weekend following the interview, I had a bizarre fall in the bathroom where I passed out, was rushed to the hospital and found I had sustained a concussion when my head hit the toilet and broke a chunk of porcelain. I was laid up for about ten days, called the company and asked if they could hold the job for me.

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