Monday, April 14th, 2014
This past weekend, Parents joined Josh Duhamel as he closed out National Volunteer Week (April 6-12) and kicked off the Advil Relief in Action volunteer campaign. As part of the annual New York Cares Day Spring, Josh helped clean up Franz Sigel Park in the Bronx. The actor, husband of Fergie, and dad of 7-month-old Axl took a break from the dirty work to chat with us about volunteerism and fatherhood.
P: You’ve mentioned that your mom made volunteering a part of your life.
JD: Yeah, and my dad really. For my mom it was more about organized volunteering. Getting out and doing things in the community. But my dad is a really selfless dude, too. He’s always helping somebody do something.
P: What kind of volunteering did they have you doing when you were young?
JD: Everything from parking cars at events for the football team to the local downtown cleanup. It was always kind of a drag for me when I was a kid. I always felt good afterwards, but it wasn’t until recently when I started organizing things [that I became passionate]. I was having a bit of a problem with just putting on a suit and going to charity events and calling it charity. Even though they are raising money for a worthy cause, I didn’t feel like I was really doing anything. I started organizing youth runs throughout Los Angeles where I go recruit people in schools to come out, raise money for Haiti or Japan and then again we did it in Minot where I’m from. Ever since then I’ve just sort of been an advocate of volunteering. I just read something yesterday where it’s the lowest it’s been since 2002, volunteerism, which is a little bit disconcerting.
I really believe that nothing really meaningful happens without the help of many. So we’re here with Advil and the Relief in Action campaign trying to get people to go pledge to volunteer in their communities and share their stories and re-inspire people to get out and volunteer.
P: Obviously Axl’s a bit young, but how do you hope to encourage this spirit of volunteerism as he gets older?
JD: The best way to do that is by showing them by example. Definitely gonna take him [to volunteer], also to keep everything in perspective. There are consequences to not going to school, doing drugs, things like that. Take him to soup kitchens and places like that, not only so that he’s helping, but so that he can see “better keep myself in line.”
P: What other values aside from volunteerism, generosity, do you hope to impart to him?
JD: Hard work is one. Valuing money—things just aren’t handed to you. It’s going to be hard because people want to give [us] stuff and I don’t want him to think that that’s normal. Mom and dad had to work hard for what they got. It’s a tough thing to do in our position, in that town, but we were both raised with very modest houses.
P: When was the first moment that you felt that “I’m a dad” feeling?
JD: Immediately when he was born. There’s this excitement-slash-terror that comes with a newborn baby like “Oh my God I love him! Oh my God I gotta take care of him for the rest of my life!” But it came pretty naturally. I’ve been wanting this for a long time. All my friends have kids. There haven’t been any major shockers, but, you know, I still look at him sometimes and go “Omg, I can’t believe that’s my kid. That’s my kid. We made him.” He’s got a very sweet nature about him, which we love.
P: I know you grew up with three sisters. How do you think will it be to having a little man around the house?
JD: Honestly, I was expecting a girl because I have three sisters, [my wife] has a sister, our dog is a girl. Everything around me is female, so when they said ‘boy’ it took me a minute to actually register. He’ll need me as a male energy in the house.
P: Father’s Day is a little ways off but at Parents we’re already working on our June issue. This will be your first Father’s Day as a dad. Any special plans?
JD: In June he’ll be close to 10 months. Maybe we’ll go to the zoo so he can see all the animals. I do look forward to that.
P: He’s still a baby, but what do you enjoy doing with him on a regular Sunday afternoon?
JD: Right now he’s learning how to roll. He rolls all over the place, that’s how he gets around. But he has this car that was given to him by one of our friends, it’s a little Ferrari—it’s the only Ferrari that he’ll ever own as far as I can control him—but he gets in that thing and he’s all over the place. He becomes very independent and it’s very funny to see him explore in this little car. He loves to go in the pool; he loves to sort of kick his feet and play in the water. I’m gonna teach him how to swim as early as possible because that’s one of my biggest nightmares.
P: Sounds like safety is constantly on your mind.
JD: Unfortunately you have these crazy scenarios that run through your head that I think are there to make sure that you’re keeping him as safe as possible. I see things vividly and I’m like “No no no no no, that’s never gonna happen. We need to put a fence around the pool immediately,” or “We need to put a door here because this is not safe.” You know that he’s gonna get hurt, but it’s just a matter of how hurt.
P: Some actors decorate their kids rooms with paraphernalia from movies or projects that they’ve done. Anything like that in Axl’s room? Maybe some Transformers goodies?
JD: No, he’s got nothing but Safe Haven posters all over his room. [Laughs] Ah no. We’re just about to move into our house. We didn’t make his room too babyish, so it’ll be a room that he’ll grow into. Behind our house is this beautiful little ravine, this valley with all these birds and geckos and there’s a fox down there. We painted a mural of all those animals that are down below. One of the things that I look forward to is taking him down to explore. That’s the kind of stuff I did growing up. It’s all about imagination and nature.
Help get your child’s creative juices flowing with these fun activities.
Photograph: Getty Images for Advil / Duhamel is encouraging everyone to join him in taking the #ReliefinAction Pledge on the Advil® Facebook page and commit to volunteering this year.
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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
This post was written by our friends at Celebrity Baby Scoop.
We’ve called on numerologist Cassandra MacLeane to predict the future and nature of the top celebrity babies of the year. How do they match with their famous parents? What will their personalities be like?
Let’s take a look at some of the most high-profile couples – from Kate Middleton and Prince William, to Fergie & Josh Duhamel, to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West – and how their numerology (mis) matches their new babies. Continue reading Cassandra’s predictions below.
Kate Middleton & Prince William
The most famous parents in the world – Kate Middleton and Prince William – produced a child who could not be more king. It’s like they had planned conception and birth with the idea of producing a perfect heir to the English throne.
Kate and Wills’ son Prince George, born July 22, 2013, is an 8 Life Path baby, under the influence of the master number 22. If you think in terms of energy, this is enormous.
8 is the vibration of the organizer, the entrepreneur, the executive quality, and the person who is better at giving orders than he is at taking them, and also the person perfectly designed to create innovation and stability in the world.
However, this is a big, big personality.
The parents are of gentler life path numbers, and they will need all the help they can get raising this child to live his full potential.
22, the modifying energy in George’s chart, is a strong influence, and gives him the vibration of the master builder. There could not be a more perfect combination for a future king. The description of this chart could go on and on but it would take pages and pages.
As a numerologist, I’m not over the moon about the choice of first name, but, having said that, if there’s one thing Georges know how to do its to keep their inner feelings private. That will probably be helpful in his future role.
As to George’s parents – Kate was born January 9, 1982 giving her a resilient and charming 3 life path. Definitely the vibration of the survivor.
Kate is in an 8 cycle year, next year, when she will fully resume her duties. She will definitely be up to it under the strong energy of the cycle 8 vibration. She is presently in a 7 cycle year – very sensitive.
It’s just as well she was allowed to retreat a little, before and after the birth.
William, born June 3, 1982 is a sensitive 11 Life Path number. 11 is a master number, and should be able to relate very well to his son George who also has the master number 22 as an influence. These two will be great friends.
Fergie & Josh Duhamel
It’s always interesting when a parent produces a child who is the same Life Path as they are.
In this case Fergie, born March 27, 1975, making her a 7 life path under the influence of 9, gave birth to Axl who was born on August 29, 2013, making him a 7 life path as well.
I always tell parents that if they have a child who is the same Life Path as they are, it is important for them to love themselves because they will see themselves reflected in their child every day.
The father of this child, Josh Duhamel, born November 14, 1972, is a 8 life path person under the influence of 5.
8 life path parents are capable of a great deal of love and nurturing, especially for people in their own family. So, although he may not understand the child quite as well as the mother Fergie, he will be able to add a very practical voice to the upbringing of this little boy.
Michael Bublé & Luisana Lopilato
Michael Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato have produced a child who will keep these two restless and creative souls occupied through all of his growing up years — and probably beyond.
Little Noah, born August 27, 2013, is a 5 life path baby, full of energy, creativity, charm, curiosity and restlessness. 5 life path people are known for their adaptability and their need to be on the move. Noah’s most powerful modifier is 9 (2+7=9). These children are known to be extremely lively and talented.
Noah will be the perfect complement to his parents. Michael is a master number 22 life path, under the influence of 9. No need to explain that great things were expected of him as a child – and he has certainly lived up to his 22 vibration in his career so far. Both artistically and financially.
22 life path people, are meant to have larger than life lives.
Luisana, though dramatic and creative, is actually the quietest energy in this family group. She is a 3 life path person under the influence of 9. Not that 3′s are quiet — in fact, they tend to be quite communicative. But in this dynamic family, Luisana will play the role of peacemaker and stabilizer and provide the glue to keep them all on track.
All three members of this family have 9 as their modifying influence, and therefore, should have a great interest in humanitarian projects.
(Just a note: Michael appeared on my radio show when he was little more than a baby himself — in his teens. At that time I took a look at his numerology and pointed out the potential of his unusual, and powerful life path. Needless to say, has not disappointed.)
Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson
Ace, born to Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson, is a 6 life path child under the influence of 3. This child will require lots of love and nurturing and a stable family life. Little life path 6′s need the love and security of a stable family more than any other life path.
Let’s hope that Jessica, who is an 8 life path under the influence of 1, will understand how important it is to take plenty of time to nurture this child. As an 8 life path person, she is a natural entrepreneur and organizer. It will be a challenge for her to organize her life so that little Ace will get all the quality time and love he needs.
Eric, Ace’s dad, is an 7 life path person under the influence of 9. This is a very intuitive vibration. However, 7 life path people need to remember to speak their love out loud. There is a tendency for 7 life path people to be rather reserved and sometimes even seem a little cool. This doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of passion and love under the surface.
This is a particularly interesting family, comprised of a very lovey and demonstrative baby, who is a 6 Life Path under the influence of a communicative 3.
Eric, a dad with a big heart, but some limitations on communicating his true feelings, is a 7, under the influence of 9.
And, of course, Jessica is a strong and organizing 8, under the influence of 1.
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Kim Kardashian, born October 21, 1980 is a 4 Life Path, and her influence or modifier is the communicating and outgoing 3 (her birthday reduced to one number). 4 and 3 are both vibrations with great communication skills and artistic talent.
Baby North is a 9 life path child, born June 15, 2013, under the influence of 6. We believe that 9 Life Path people are old souls, and that they come to earth with natural wisdom and intuition. This child will be extremely loveable throughout her life, have tons of charisma, and will have a strong need to be of service to others.
Kanye West, born on June 8, 1977, is a 2 life path person, under the influence of 8. Kanye will desire peace in his home, above all else. Peace may be a bit difficult to achieve living with such creative and naturally dramatic family members.
Shakira & Gerard Piqué
Shakira, born February 2, 1977, a 1 life path under the influence of 2.
Gerard Piqué, born February 2, 1987, is an interesting and complex 11 life path under the influence of 2. This is, of course, a master number life path.
Their son Milan was born January 22, 2013, is a 2 life path child under the influence of 22 — another master number.
This is an extremely interesting, powerful, and complex family. Gerard with his 11 Life Path is very compatible with Milan, since they both have master numbers in their charts.
Shakira, the 1 life path mother under the influence of 2, will love her baby unconditionally. She also has an important 2 influence in her chart, which will help her relate to the sensitive side of this child.
How to find your life path number?
First, reduce each unit of your birth date (month/day/year) to a single digit number or a master number (master numbers are 11, and 22). Next, add each of the resulting digits (or master numbers) together and reduce the total again to a single digit, or a master number.
For example, if you were born on October 12, 1981 you would calculate your life path number as follows:
◦ Month: October is the 10th month of the year. 10 reduces to 1 (1+0 = 1)
◦ Day: the date of birth is 12. 12 reduces to 3(1+2 = 3)
◦ The year of birth is 1981 (1+9+8+1 = 19, then 1+9 equals 10 and finally 1+0 =1
◦ Now add the resulting single digit numbers 1+3+ 1 = 5. This is a 5 life path person.
The master numbers, 11 and 22 are left intact, and they’re a little trickier to calculate.
Examples of master number people are Michael Bublé born September 9, 1975:
◦ Month: 9
◦ Day: 9
◦ The year of birth is 1975 (1+9+7+5=22) then 2+2 = 4.
◦ Now add the single digit numbers together
◦ 9+9+4 = 22
Michael Bublé is interesting in that his life path number is a master number 22, and when he reaches age 54 he will actually be even more powerful — a master number 22, under the influence of master number 22.
Now in his life he is a 22 life path person, under the influence of 9. This is a formidable energy.
It seems to be true that more 11 master number people are born than the master number 22.
This is an example of an 11 life path child. February 21, 2004:
◦ Month, February (2nd month of the year so it is expressed as a 2). Day of birth is the 21st, which reduces to 3 (1+2=3)
◦ The year of birth is 2004 (2+0+0+4 = 6)
◦ Now add the digits together and stop when you reach 11
◦ So that is: 2+3+6=11.
Master numbers are harder to calculate, but it is important not to treat an 11 as a 2, or a 2 as a 11. It is equally important to distinguish the difference between 4 and 22.
Numerology is not for sissies!
Life Path Descriptions
1 – positive attributes of the 1 life path people are – innovative, courageous, focused, leadership, independent, direct.
1 – negative aspects – stubborn, inflexible, impulsive, opinionated.
2 – positive aspects of 2 life path people – patient, thorough, diplomatic, sensitive, supportive, loving, loyal.
2 – negative aspects of 2 life path people –insensitive, picky, anxious, overly cautious.
3 – positive aspects of 3 life path people – sociable, imaginative, communicating, creative, colorful, entertaining, romantic.
3 – negative aspects of 3 life path people – aimless, scattered, insecure, negative outlook.
4 – positive aspects of 4 life path people – practical, traditional, loving, loyal, organizing, logical, persistent, strategic thinkers.
4 – negative aspects of 4 life path people – stubborn, contrary, undemonstrative, addictive.
5 – positive aspects of 5 life path people – charming, curious, versatile, resourceful, adventurous, communicating, flexible.
5 – negative aspects of 5 life path people – reckless, hasty, self-indulgent, sarcastic, impatience.
6 – positive aspects of 6 life path people – artistic, supportive, idealistic, loyal, nurturing, artistic family oriented.
6 – negative aspects of 6 life path people – jealous, outspoken, controlling, obstinate, martyr.
7 – positive aspects of 7 life path people – inventive, intellectual, poised, mysterious, perfectionist, analytical, intuitive.
7 – negative aspects of 7 life path people – uncommunicative, cold, secretive, aloof, argumentative.
8 – positive aspects of 8 life path people – capable, ambitious, industrious, objective.
8 – negative aspects of 8 life path people – impatient, forceful, indecisive.
9 – positive aspects of 9 life path people – compassionate, flexible, charismatic, artistic, sociable.
9 – negative aspects of 9 life path people – demanding, critical, thoughtless, fickle, self-destructive.
11 – positive aspects of 11 life path people – imaginative, psychic, inspired, intuitive, sensitive.
11 – negative aspects of 11 life path people – impractical, unrealistic, high strung, obsessed.
22 – positive aspects of 22 life path people – creative, dynamic, goal oriented, powerful, larger-than-life personality.
22 – negative aspects of 22 life path people – aimless, impractical, disorganized, turbulent.
Biography of Cassandra MacLeane
Cassandra MacLeane is a numerologist/psychic who has practiced in the spiritual counseling field for over 25 years. Her method of combining psychic ability with life path charts – looking at life path numbers and influences, as well as her particular expertise in determining where her clients are in their individual cycles at any given time – has created a dedicated following of loyal clients from all walks of life. You can find Cassandra at her website, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.
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