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Sending Me

I need someone who can serve as my assistant. I need someone detail-oriented, reliable, fun, and great with excel. I don't care if they come into the office or work from home, but I do have plenty of work to keep them busy full-time. I need them to do keyword research for our product skus, populate our file feed template, and move images on the graphics server. Once all 6,000 products are optimized, they will assist in managing the storefront and any other tasks I get bogged down with.

I want someone who is in it for the long haul. Or at least 1-2 years. I can handle turnover every 1-2 years, but I don't want to invest a lot of time training someone and get them humming along just to lose 'em. In fact, I'm thinking this person could be my assistant. I am throwing out to the universe exactly what I need. I trust the universe. It is always sending me exactly what I need right when I need it. In fact, everything I need is already on its way.

I will keep my eyes peeled an…

Integrity of Soul

Last night was Valentine's Day. I loved the card my lover and significant other gave me. Albeit short and sweet, it touched my soul.

Three reasons I love you: Passion for LifeLove of OthersIntegrity of Soul
Truer words could not be written. I am passionate. I am love. And I am integrity of soul. It's fun knowing others see it what I believe.

Parenting Praise

Luke had a dentist appointment after school on Tuesday. Since I was at work, he rode his scooter. Later, I received this message via Facebook from the dental assistant:

Janelle I hope this isn’t weird to you. I work for Kip Jones I’m not sure if you’d even remember me. Anyway, I was working today when your not so little Luke came in. I just wanted to tell you how impressed I was with him. What an outstanding boy you have, incredibly happy, upbeat, positive and respectful boy. I was so impressed by the spirit he carries; not only did I notice but so did the other ladies in our office.

I couldn’t help but think “gosh dang his mom is doing something (probably lots of things) right!  Just thought you might want to know how amazing you are and how amazing he is.
If you wanna ever mom tutor me, I have three boys and I would be so proud to have my kids behave and have the confidence Luke has.
I replied:

Oh my gosh! How could anyone think such a thoughtful compliment weird? Your kind words m…

Happy On Purpose

It seems like everyone these days is talking about finding their purpose or wondering if they are living their purpose? I have often wondered the same thing. And I still wonder because I feel like I have some great thing I'm here to accomplish and honestly, I'm still not sure exactly what that one great thing is. In fact, the longer I live the more I realize it's not just one great thing, but many things. And rather than worry about whether or not I'm living my purpose I have taken Dr. Dyer's advice and focused my energies on living my life on purpose trusting that in time my greater purpose will surface.

What exactly does it mean to live on purpose? For me, I feel on purpose when I'm loving and serving others. In fact, nothing brings me greater peace, happiness, fulfillment, and joy than giving my self away in the service of others. Some ascended masters said it this way:

She that loseth her life for my sake shall find it-- Jesus
The best way to find yoursel…

Missionary Work

I used to want to serve a mission for my church. That was back when I believed what I had been taught which was that our religion was the only true religion on the earth. I was instructed that it was our duty to share these gospel truths with all the world so that they too may be saved. When I believed that this was the case, there was nothing I wanted to do more than travel the earth preaching the restored gospel to all within earshot. Now that I know that this just isn't so, I have no desire to go. I don't believe that there is only one true religion on this earth. I believe that all religions are man-made organizations designed to help people draw closer to God and accomplish good. All religions contain some beautiful truths--they have to or else no one would be drawn to them. And all religions also contain their own flare and share of the doctrines of men. Additionally, all religions do much good and all religions do their fair share of harm. I favor no one organization ov…

My Mentor Dr. Dyer

I still remember when I first met Dr. Dyer. I took his book Inspiration with me to Lake Tahoe. Reading it was like a baptism by fire. I had been searching for answers and additional truths, and Dr. Dyer provided me with just what I was seeking. I immediately looked him up with great hopes of connecting with him. I wanted to see if I could study under him or pay him to be my mentor. I was disheartened to learn that he had recently passed away (August 29, 2015). I was so sad. How could he be dead when I knew he was perfect for me? Gratefully, I felt his spirit whisper to me that death was not an obstacle for the work we were going to be doing together. He assured me that he would be with me in spirit and that all of the knowledge and training I needed I could get through the study of his books. That is one of the reasons he had meticulously written so many.

So I went to the library and checked out every Dr. Dyer book they had available. And for the past 6 months I have pr…

Letter of Recommendation

I'm applying for a position in the new Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program. As a part of the application process I had to obtain a letter of recommendation from a spiritual leader or mentor. Here is my letter:


To Whom it May Concern,

It is my privilege to recommend Janelle Page for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program. I have known Janelle for 3 years and have had the pleasure of working alongside her professionally, personally, and spiritually. I currently serve as a spiritual leader in her congregation and have had the privilege of attending numerous presentations and courses taught by Janelle. As a teacher, she is dynamic, enthusiastic, passionate, knowledgeable, stimulating, and kind. Janelle radiates positive energy and her love for others is palpable. She cares about her students as much as, if not more than, her curriculum. This attribute is just one of many skills Janelle possesses that enables her to powerfully impact those she instruc…

Intention

I'm reading a powerful book by Dr. Dyer called The Power of Intention. I love this concept that there exists a universal power source into which we can tap. This power is always available and is the original creative source. By tuning in, or going to our source, we can manifest into our lives anything upon which we set our intentions. The power to manifest really is as simple as setting our intention. And setting our intention is as simple as envisioning that which we want to happen as already being a current reality.

I remember the first time I tried this concept. I was struggling to hop into a handstand. After attempting, and failing several times I distinctly said to myself, "I'm never going to be able to do this!" And then I remembered the power of our thoughts--they create our reality. So I quickly corrected myself and said, "I will be able to do this and I intend to do it now." I visualized myself hopping to a handstand. I assumed the feeling of what …

Charity Water

I've been looking for a good charity to donate some money to when this video started to play in my Facebook news feed:


It was an answer to prayers. The cool thing is the amount I was looking to donate is the same amount that it takes to sponsor an entire well for a community. How cool to be able to provide clean drinking water to a village!

I had originally planned to start my own 501c3 so that I could dispense of my surplus in accord with my beliefs and values. I have been sitting on the paperwork for over a month now and in the meantime worthy causes have sprung up sufficient to suit my needs. So for now, I think I'll give through these other avenues till I have something specific in mind. I am keen to participate with several humanitarian organizations like Mercy Ships and CamFed.

I was taught the principle of tithing from my youth and giving a portion of your increase is something I believe in. I don't believe you have to give it to a church to be in good standing with…

Mindfulness and Meditation

I've been toying with the idea of attending a mindfulness and meditation retreat for some time, but have shied away because I worry that I won't be able to tolerate sitting still for long periods of time. Additionally, I worry that I won't like it. So I started reading a pamphlet that dispels the myths surrounding mindfulness and meditation. All of the points are good, but here are just a few that I found particularly poignant:

Practicing mindfulness isn’t about zoning out. It’s about zoning in. You train yourself to pay closer attention than you might normally be used to, and this kind of focus rubs off on the rest of your life. It can actually help you to get into “the zone” and stay there longer. Meditation practice need not be tied to any belief system. The only necessary belief is not a dogmatic one, but one that says each of us has the capacity to understand ourselves more fully, and to care more deeply both for ourselves and for others. Its methods work to free us …

Lessons from the Killers Concert

Tonight we attended the Killers' Concert and there were many lessons I learned:

1) I give because I can and because I want to.

On our walk from the Joseph Smith Building to the Vivint Arena we were skipping and a gentleman joined in while singing "We're off to see the Wizard." It was endearing. We asked him what he was up to and he proceeded to admit that he was homeless and living in a tent. He explained that he was actually in need of $28 for an application. I told him that I just so happened to have $30. I pulled out my wallet and gave him $30 plus $5 for good measure. He was positively delighted. I know some wondered why I would give to him and whether it was really legit, but honestly, I don't care what he does with the money for "Ask and ye shall receive." He is my brother and he is not as fortunate as I when it comes to currency. So I shared my surplus. And as we waited for the light to change, I noticed a beggar in a wheel chair. His sign said, …

Flexibility is Key

No this post isn't going to be about yoga, even though I have a not-so-secret obsession with it. This post has to do with being willing to bend.

Have you ever met someone who is rigid in their opinions? They are always right, and they have a hard time considering any one elses's viewpoint. Rigid, inflexible people aren't that fun to be around.

Being inflexible isn't healthy. Just think about it: We are born bendy. :) Babies are so flexible. Think of how much better you can take a fall if you aren't brittle? Learning to walk could be downright dangerous if you weren't a bendy baby. Old people that are stiff fall and break their hip! Perhaps there is a lesson in that. . . you were born bendy and when you die you are stiff.

I believe that one of the secrets to a long and--if not long--at least happy life is to remain flexible.

Realize that there is no "ONE" right way. There are many ways. ALLOW others to walk their way so long as it doesn't harm you …

Demand Less Encourage More

Words of wisdom for any parent, boss, or leader: Demand Less, Encourage More.

The more we allow (I love that word) others to do their thing, the more joy and creativity they bring to the task at hand. I don't like to work for, with, or around demanding people, why then would anyone want to work for, with, or around me if I'm demanding?

Demanding less of myself and others while encouraging more has provided me with so much personal peace and harmony. It is so liberating to not care what others think. It's also so rewarding to watch my children grow and develop. Each is unique. Twould be a crying shame, not to mention mighty ignorant and arrogant, for me to try to mold them into becoming only that which I felt would best reflect on me.

I want to make as little demands on others as possible. Instead, I want to encourage everyone in their various endeavors. What exactly would I encourage others to do? I'd encourage them to pursue their own truths and let got of limiting be…

Nature Knows

The weather is gorgeous today! I have been cleaning the garage and took Thor on a walk. I basked in the warmth of the sun mid winter.

I passed a neighbor and mentioned how much I loved the weather today and then I caught myself saying how I shouldn't enjoy it so because we needed the snow. After exchanging a few more words I walked on and thought, "Nature knows it needs to snow why should I worry?"

And with that thought I decided I would no longer qualify my enjoyment of the day with the statement about how we shouldn't enjoy it so because of our need for snow. Nature knows. If we need more snow, we will get it. I trust in the universal life force to supply just what we need when we need it.

Everything is always as it should be. If there is a drought, Nature has a mighty fine reason. If there is a hurricane that wreaks havoc on the coast, Nature is serving its purpose. Our job is to go with the flow and hopefully, enjoy it as it goes. So grateful for this awareness t…

Marvel

What if we saw everyone as a marvel? What if the word weird were replaced with marvelous? My heart marvels to think how the world would transform if everyone treated one another as a wonderful, marvelous, miracle.

I love these thoughts by Pablo Casals:

When will we teach our children what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your cunning fingers, the way you move.

You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel And when you grow up can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?
May we teach and treat each other as the marvels that we are!

Hurry

Hurry! Such a stressful word. I can't think of one good thing that comes out of being in a hurry! As a young mother, I learned quickly that trying to hurry my kids only resulted in tears for them and frustration for me. Simply hearing or saying the word "hurry" causes anxiety to well up inside.

I'm making a conscious effort to not use the word hurry. And I'm trying not to hurry myself nor others. When I hurry, I stress. When I hurry, I miss out on the beauty that surrounds me.

When I hurry, I focus on outcomes and I'm more inclined to run over others. I forget to enjoy the journey and I miss out on the power of now as I hurry right on through it.

There is great wisdom in slowing down, taking your time, being present, and ever mindful.

Goodbye hurry and goodby hectic. Hello sanity, awe, and enlightenment!

p.s. I'm finding that hurry can be eliminated with proper planning. I don't need to "hurry" across the street when I'm patient enough …