About the Author
Sabina Shalom is the author of the book A Marriage Sabbatical.
Born and educated in England, psychologist, social worker, Sabina Shalom, was a volunteer with a British Relief Organization to work with concentration camp survivors in Europe after WWII. Later she directed an operation which brought orphaned children to England and place them in foster homes.
As a former broadcast-journalist with the BBC London, after marriage and life in America, she presented her own radio shows with WQRS-FM in Detroit, Michigan. Sabina relocated to Colombia, South America. Here, together with medical professionals she set up a free clinic for unwed mothers and under the auspices of the American Women’s Association, organized an escort service for the Blind and “Meals on Wheels” for the sick and needy. Sabina was a contributing editor to Bogota’s English language newspaper El Periodico, and ran a column called “Dear Sabby” A regular broadcaster with “Voice of America” she co-founded an English speaking theatre company, and, with fluency in French and Spanish, served as Cultural Attaché to the Canadian Embassy.
On return to USA, Sabina read for the Blind and became a Hospice volunteer. After 30 years of marriage, she asked her husband for a leave of absence with pay, put a pack on her back, and traveled 50,000 miles alone around the world on $1500 to return to refresh a staling marriage. “A Marriage Sabbatical” is a timeless story originally published in hardcover but eagerly re-published and now available in Amazon’s five star rated paperback.
Sabina is an honorary lifetime member of the American Lung Association for her work in leading to the enactment of a law—now nation-wide—prohibiting smoking in all public places and the workplace. She was recently honored by the National Association of Social Workers with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her 50 years of dedicated service. Sabina lives in Portland, Oregon, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org