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Hello again!

Last month I had so much fun writing my blog when I was at my local psychic fair, I thought I’d do it again! So, here I am, on January 7th – the beginning of powerful 2018, at the Blue Moon Psychic Fair.

This morning, before the fair, I was walking my two dogs around the 09810008-smallneighborhood….and it is positively balmy outside! It is 45 degrees, but feels much warmer.  The Springtime flowers are already beginning to push through the ground.  The Pacific Northwest is glorious right now, and I’m happy to be alive – so thankful for so much!

I want to tell you about something special this month, but first I want to tell you about my first-of-the-year list making — my intentions for 2018. I sat down on the first day of the New Year and freely associated more than three pages of things I want to accomplish this year.  The ideas just burst from my body!  Of course, the most important things are to be present and alive in my relationships with my family.  That was about one page right there!  Then, seriously non-stop, I had two plus pages of intentions spring out of my mind about my desire to have 2018 be a BIG business-building year.  I thought of a million to-do’s, like rework or finish parts of my website, rework my business cards, yada, yada, yada…..but then I started to get more creative!

(Here’s the fun part!…)

I’ve decided to start a professional facebook page where I highlight one person, their animal, and their lessons each month. I’ll recount our readings, have great photos to go with it, and dive into the lessons that the animals are teaching their human – I figure we can all learn from each other’s lessons, right?!  If you’ve spent any time reading my website, you know that the reason the animals are with us in our lives is to teach us very specific things.  I think it will be fun to learn about the things the animals are teaching, what the lessons look like, and why the lessons are being taught.  And, lucky for us that the people and their animals are willing to share their stories!photo-1-blk-and-white

I’m really excited about this! I think it will be really fun, and for some reason I’m psychically getting that this will be a very COLORFUL endeavor!

So, I hope you want to join me – once a month, for some new animal-story-tid-bits on my facebook page.

When I have it up and running, I’ll let you know and provide a link.

Last month I promised you more information on how I’m seeing my SERVICE grow….but I was just too excited to talk about the stories on facebook! So, stay tuned and soon I’ll dive into how I’m seeing my service to the Universe expand and grow.

As always, thanks for being a part of my story!



The Universe gives us what we ask for….if we like it or not: (aka: growing pains of a baby-sized business…)

Today I’m sitting at a psychic fair in my home town. I’m surrounded by like-minded people who are light-workers.  We are all here to give back to the Universe, to help people (and animals), and to be compassionate listeners to those who come in to find an open heart, an open ear, and an open mind.  I love it.

This is one of two psychic fairs I work at each month. This is a HUGE step for me – being open about my psychic abilities, and being available to spread love and compassion through my readings.  Honestly, I never thought I’d be brave enough to sit on this side of the booth.  So this has been big growth for me.

Another area where I’ve been growing is by putting out “my shingle” as an animal communicator and intuitive practitioner. Even better – I’ve been expanding my offering to include psychic readings for humans as well as animals.  This is very exciting for me!

So, the growth is gratifying, and I’m proud of myself for actually being brave.

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Funny though – the Universe really does respond to what we ask for – if we like it or not! Not too long ago, my baby-sized business was gaining ground, and I was really excited.  Then, I had a week where I had two very challenging and upsetting readings in a row.  Not being used to the ups and downs of psychic work, I reacted to these readings by actually saying out loud – “I don’t even want to look at my phone right now!  I can’t handle another reading!”……and……the Universe responded by cutting my readings off at the knees.  It was an entire month before I had another reading.  Of course, this was a month where I went through all of my emotions – and only part way through the month started working through them so that I could come out on the other side ready to be heathy about how I was looking at my new business.

It was important for me to go through this. It helped me to work through what I am really doing here, what gifts I am bringing to the table, and what I have to offer those that need me.

And fortunately, the Universe has been kind to me now that I’ve worked through my thoughts and fears, and is sending me on my way with a bigger vision of what I want to bring to the table. (Much more on that next month!)

So, to you, my loving friends that are reading my blog – I plan to move forward with writing something new each month. With the hopes of moving that to every other week…..we’ll see!  Slowly but surely my vision of how I can serve is coming into focus!  Thank you for working through it all with me!

With Love,


A new realization of Forces inspiring my life…

Over Labor Day weekend, my husband Jon took me on an adventure. We took Friday off of work, and went to the mountains in BC, Canada — and it was INCREDIBLE!  My eyes and Spirit were feasting on the natural and rugged beauty of the mountains and river valleys.  It was just the kind of landscaping that makes my heart sing – the rugged mountains – all different (some covered in trees, and some all rocky and scoured by nature) – all of the mountains dove from the sky, tumbling down into the rushing, dynamic, enormous rivers.  The landscape features were all so close to each other, making the scenery intimate, yet completely vast.  In was awe-inspiring!  It actually sent my Soul to a new place.

My kids…



In this place of wonder, my mind began to naturally drift to my life, and what I am making of it. My mind took me to a new place.  Where it took me is that I was able to clearly see that my life is separated into three distinct areas – all that I cherish, all that I want to grow, and all that I am totally invested in celebrating….which turned out to actually be a bit of a surprise, as I didn’t really know this about myself!

The first place my mind took me to is my FAMILY. I spent some time processing how much my family means to me:  My new husband whom I cherish – I want to spend almost every moment with him – he brings me on adventures that I’ve never even dreamed of and fills me with joy.  My Mother – who is in her end-of-life phase, travelling down the last spiral of existence on this Earth. I want to be there for her whenever she needs me, and give to her whatever I can while I still can.  I want to cherish her until she transforms her energy, and crosses to the Other Side.  And my animals – most definitely a part of my family!  When I think of my animals, I think of all of my animals – past – present – and future…..and I cherish them all!  It was so eye-opening to see this unit as a whole, and realize how important my family is to me, emotionally and spiritually.

The second place my mind took me to was actually my day-job! Now, I was completely surprised by this!  I am a middle-manager for a larger company, and have six direct reports – all with incredibly vibrant and unusual personalities.  I have been troubled by this before….but last weekend I saw this part of my life in a whole new light.  I realized that every time I communicate with one of these people, trying to help them solve a problem, or helping them overcome any number of hurdles, I grow – and I can FEEL myself grow!  It is really quite exciting, and I’m incredibly thrilled to realize that I actually do enjoy this part of my life!!

Kemper smiling!


The third place my mind took me to, discovering the driving forces of my life, is my Spirituality. I’m enthralled in my personal growth here.  Every day I open up more to my Intuition, I open up more to my natural Empathy, I open up to the Universal Flow of Energy.  I notice more colors, more shapes, more gifts of the Universe!  I’m having tons of fun using my Intuitive gifts to try to SERVE and to help people and animals, and this joy transports me.


All this to say – I’m happier than I realized! My Soul was able to go to a place where I could chew on some thoughts for the full long-weekend, and I am so inspired to realize many gifts that I have already that I didn’t give credit, and I also realized some responsibilities that have been gaining importance to me – like being there for my Mom.

I feel so full, so thankful for the growth, and so grateful to be able to share my thoughts with you! Thank you for participating in my life!

Wet Nose Wisdom (my blog!)

I’m finally doing it! I’m coming out of the “Animal Communication closet”!

Just today I sent my family an email about my life and its associated changes…..and I’m following up with this – my first Blog Post…

So far I have never written a blog, or even written anything personal about me… And today this changes…  I’m finally coming clean – and letting you all know about something I’ve been working towards for years.

You may know (although, it is surprising how many of you don’t know this about me)…I’ve been taking Animal Communication classes for years. What I mean by this is Telepathic Communication with Animals – talking to both past and present animals, wild and domesticated animals.

I took my first Animal Communication class about 15 years ago, enjoyed it, and did nothing with it. About 4-5 years ago, I joined a new teacher’s program with the hopes of learning how to really communicate with animals.  And I did.  I learned things like “the dog likes lying in the grass – the horse likes red apples better than yellow apples – the cat likes the sunny perch you’ve provided – the dog likes running in the ocean water….”

I continued learning. I have now at the ability where I can talk to animals at deeper levels.  First, I am able to have a 3-D / physical world conversation with an animal.  This is where we talk about health concerns, likes and dislikes, training issues, and whatnot.  I am also able to talk to the animals at a soul-level.  This entails conversations that are more along the lines of discussing why the animal is in a person’s life, what lessons they are teaching their human, and how this teaching manifests in the physical world.

I’m having fun.   And I’m taking this to the next level.

I’ve created a website. It was really fun trying to pull my thoughts together to put them in one place.  It is definitely still a work in progress, but has been effective.  I’ve had clients find me and sign up for readings, which has been great.

Here’s the link: https://janineoatesalmquist.com/. I’d love it if you checked it out!!

I’m having fun slowly growing this business. It is slow going right now, but the prospects are really fun!  I expect that things will expand organically.  I’m participating in local psychic fairs, and hope to venture into teaching and writing as the Energy moves forward.

Speaking of Energy – the reason I’m writing this note is that it is high time for me to come clean – for me to move forward with new dreams and be true to my vision, I need to be honest.

I hope you have a moment to check out my website. It was a ton of fun pulling it together.

Wish me good luck with my adventure, and thanks for your support! — Janine