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STOP AND TALK: Lighthearted Chats with the People of Dana Point’s Business Community
By Alison Jacques
34202 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point resident Natalie Todorovich is a sixth-generation psychic. We sat down with her behind her store’s stenciled windows on Pacific Coast Highway in the Lantern District to find out a little more about her and her business. With four locations in Orange County—Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo and Lake Forest—the business her grandmother started stands as testament to people’s quest for answers, assurance and maybe sometimes, just a little fun.
DANA POINT TIMES: When did you first realize that you had psychic abilities?
NATALIE TODOROVICH: When I was a child … maybe about 5 or 6 years old.
DPT: How did you know you had something other people did not have?
NT: I come from six generations of readers … I just thought it was normal.
DPT: Have you ever gone to a psychic school or been trained by anyone?
NT: No, not at all. It’s a very natural ability.
DPT: Do you have a typical clientele?
NT: I have a lot of regulars. I get people from 6 months old to 95 … all different walks, races, religions, countries … 90 percent of my business is very serious (not just tourists seeking a novel experience.)
DPT: How do strangers react when you tell them what you do for a living, for instance at a grocery store?
NT: It depends. If they’re close-minded … they (might say) ‘Ew! Why?’ Some people are open-minded and interested.
DPT: What is your busiest time of year?
NT: It’s 24/7.
DPT: What is your favorite book?
NT: I don’t have time to read. Favorite book of all time … the Bible.