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A Quick Guide To Babies Crawling
by Pintoo Singh | May 18 2017

Parents are very close to their children and the strong bond they share makes it the magical relationship in the world. Would be parents generally feel anxious about their new roles. Nowadays there are numerous books that offer guidance in this regard.  After the birth, parents always ponder upon a thousand questions, like when do babies start crawling, when will the baby stand up on its own, when will the child speak his/her first words etc.

 Experiencing the first crawling motion of one’s little one brings inexplicable joy because it is the first time that he/she starts moving without any support. This form of independent locomotion will eventually lead to standing up straight, walking and then running. Most babies begin crawling in the first year of their birth; some can begin crawling when they are six months old while others might start a bit later. There are kids who don’t crawl at all and instead move towards standing and then walking.

Kinds of crawling activity

Crawling is a motion which is done differently by different babies, well known crawling activity observed among babies includes:

  • Classic style of crawling where the baby uses an arm and the leg on the opposite side simultaneously for moving forward.
  • Some babies like scooting which involves sliding the bottom on the floor while moving.
  • Babies can also bend one knee and extend the other knee for movement.
  • Sometimes babies do not use the legs at all and instead only use their arms to propel themselves forward in a commando style.
  • Crawling in a reverse direction is also done by many kids.

Benefits of crawling motion

Crawling indicates that the baby is ready for independent movement. There are various benefits of this kind of movement. A few important ones are given below:

  • As the baby starts this form of locomotion, the baby’s mind actively observes the surroundings which also include discovering places in the house on its own.
  • The crawling motion is a good form of exercise for the baby as usually all the limbs are used for making movement.
  • Crawling develops body balance for the little one because the baby has to support its weight while crawling.
  • Touching and perceiving things while touring the area on all fours is an engaging journey for the baby because it starts feeling and understanding the objects that it encounters.
  • They learn how to navigate in a known space which further develops their memory.

Precautions to be taken by parents

While taking care of a child, the parents will be able to perceive that their little kid is ready crawl. The rolling over of the baby and its attempt to balance its weight while it has rolled over are indications that it is ready to start locomotion. In that case, care should be taken that the delicate palms and knees of the baby are not dragged across rough surfaces. Investing in a carpet cover is sensible when the baby starts crawling. The floor shouldn’t be rough and should be devoid of splinters and nails.

Why I Stopped Being Skeptical About Self Help
by Travis Peterson | February 4, 2017

I’ve got to admit it – I was pretty messed up when I was a youngster. I knew this, and knew that I didn’t want to be, but had no idea of how to change anything. In a semi-conscious effort at figuring this out, I took a class in psychology in high school.

The teacher and I disliked each other almost immediately. I had nothing that I could point at for a reason to dislike him, but I did. Of course, I gave him plenty of reason to dislike me, and the situation spiraled downward pretty quickly. I passed the course, but just barely, and became very resistant to using anything that I’d learned in it on a practical basis.

I’ve always been a voracious reader, but my lip would curl at the self-help section of the bookstore, and I focused almost entirely on fiction. My school experience had left me pretty resistant to the idea of learning any new subjects, too.

A few years later, I was selling encyclopedias door to door, and had read a few books on the art of selling. This opened me up to reading to learn things, and I started to develop a passion for learning, but only with subjects that I could put to immediate practical use.

Then came a major turning point in my life. My boss insisted that I read a book that wasn’t about selling. He practically demanded that I read Harry Browne’s How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World. This book has long been out of print, and the used copies you can find are amazingly expensive. It is not an exaggeration to say that the book changed my life.

Beyond what the book teaches, it opened my eyes to the idea that how we experience life is a direct result of how we look at the world. It seems obvious to me now, but at the time, this was a major revelation to me. I believe this outlook on life could come at a key moment for many people’s lives, especially millennials. Many of today’s youth are addicted to their phones and the social media platforms that dominate how we look at life. People now feel the need to document their lives and judge their life on Instagram likes. I wholeheartedly encourage for this trend to end.

The next good self-help book I ran across was The Owner’s Manual for Your Life: The Book You Should Have Gotten at Birth, But Didn’t, published by Doubleday. The title is accurate, and the author gives specific, clear techniques that I still use regularly.

Another author that has made a strong difference in how I view the world is Robert Anton Wilson. Most of his books don’t often appear in the self-help section, and it’s always interesting to discover how a particular store will categorize his work, as science fiction or philosophy. Some of them do appear in self-help, but they’re not at all easy to find. Publishing rights for many of them have reverted to his estate, and they’re scheduled to be re-released by Hilaritas Press. If you are amused by conspiracy theories as a general topic, I think that you’ll find his work fascinating.

Inspiring People to Know | Challenge Ourselves and Everyone to Focus on Unity
by Mia Carey | July 28, 2016

 The times we are living are full of segregation and separatism.  You may be thinking segregation in 2016….Get out of here; there isn’t segregation in 2016!  However, if you walk into the majority of the high school cafeterias you will see this group over here, that group over there and them over there.  As adults we also tend to only socialize with those that look, walk and talk like us.  This is a natural animalistic tendency, which we probably behave this way for numerous of reasons. One reason is because it makes us comfortable.  We feel at ease and safe in environments with those from the same cultural and social background as us.  But does this create unity in the world?  How does this make us better collectively as a society?  Our goal should be to make the world a better place and to progress positively.  How can we bridge this gap if we do not expand our circle and unify?  

 Segregation and separatism breeds a “themism” problem.  “Themism” is a term we coined and basically means a person lacks understanding of another group and therefore makes inaccurate preconceived assumptions about others, which are usually negative, biased and not founded on facts.  The result of “themism” is a person comes to have a fear of others.  Consciously or subconsciously people come to think, “They don’t have my best interest,”  “They cannot be trusted,”  “They are against me,” or “They are a threat.”  We can go on and on.  

   They, They, They:  There is much power in the mind.  

  • What if we adjusted our thinking from they to us?

No matter the skin complexion, no matter the dialect, no matter the accent in one’s voice.

  • What if we viewed “them” as our own and treated “them” as our family?

No matter the skin complexion, no matter the dialect, no matter the accent in one’s voice.

  • What if we truly expanded our circle to gain understanding of others?

No matter the skin complexion, no matter the dialect, no matter the accent in one’s voice.

3 Simple INSPIRING Ways to take action on “Themism”:

Firsnumber1t, we must
recognize and accept the tendency of “themism.”  We must accept the fact that we havepreconceived notions of a person before we even get to know them.  We do not extend the same love and consideration that we give to those that look and act as we do.

number2 Second, we must intentionally adjust our behaviors and get uncomfortable.  To unify the human race, we cannot only surround ourselves with those that have the same line of thinking as us.  We must respectfully engage in dialogue with others (them) to understand their concerns and feelings.

number3Third, once communication takes place we can collectively come up with a unified course of action to bridge the gap.  What this means is we will take an empathetic approach to unify towards a common goal.

Note – These three steps are best in a small setting where everyone can be heard and voice their viewpoint and perspective (ideally 6-8 people).  

Please email us your feedback so we can share your stories on this approach and how you have inspired others.

Hugs & Much Love!



September 15, 2016


“New data indicates that Alabama Rot, a serious disease affecting dogs, may be taking a foothold in the UK and that Lyme disease, a bacterial disease spread by ticks, is on the rise, too. The risk to your dog from either of these remains very low, but it is nonetheless important to understand the symptoms and be able to recognize the warning signs should your pet come into contact with either, potentially life-threatening conditions.”    Read More 

Alabama Rot
What is it?

“Alabama rot is the common term for cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV). It is a mysterious disease which is hard to identify and sadly, very difficult to treat. Since December 2012, there have been 78 confirmed cases in the UK, including 14 in 2016 so far.”   Read More 

An unknown cause
“As mentioned, the causes of Alabama Rot are still unknown and we don’t yet know if it can pass between dogs, either. What we do know, is that the strain afflicting the UK is not limited to any particular breed, body weight, sex or age, and the disease affects the skin and kidneys.”  Read More 

How to prevent it
“There are no specific steps you can take to prevent your dog from contracting the disease, but there is some evidence of seasonal fluctuation, with most cases appearing between November and June.”   Read More 

Know the signs and check your dog
“Importantly, you should always keep a lookout for the first sign of Alabama Rot, which is skin sores that have not been caused by a physical injury. These sores can present as lesions, swelling, a patch of red skin, or may be open and ulcer-like. The sores are most commonly found below the knee or elbow or occasionally on the stomach or face. Usually, this will cause localised hair loss and the dog will begin licking the wound. These lesions will be followed – between two and seven days later – with outward symptoms of kidney failure: reduced appetite, fatigue, and vomiting.”   Read More 

Lyme disease
What is it?
“Lyme disease, conspicuous when contracted by humans because of its bullseye rash, can also be deadly to dogs although the primary symptom is lameness. There has been a 560% increase in cases of the disease affecting dogs, with 99 reported in 2015 alone. These reported cases are thought to be just the tip of the iceberg, though. NHS data also reveals that the number of diagnosed cases amongst people has increased fourfold between 2001 and 2013, with, at least part of the increase, being attributed to the warmer winters we are experiencing in the UK.”   Read More 

Preventing Lyme disease
“There are a number of vaccines available for dogs that claim to prevent or reduce the risk of Lyme disease, however, some vets have criticised the efficacy of these and do not recommend them. You should always seek your vet’s advice specific to your dog and circumstances.”   Read More 

If your dog is diagnosed
“Lyme disease is diagnosed with a blood test and requires a relatively simple treatment of antibiotics lasting between 14 and 30 days. However, it is possible for your dog to relapse after this treatment and they should be monitored carefully. Where the disease causes acute pain, such as in joints, your vet may recommend a pain relieving treatment in addition to the antibiotic.”   Read More 

A small but growing risk
“Both Lyme disease and Alabama rot affect a very small number of dogs each year, but the number of reported cases is growing. The risks for Lyme disease are mostly between late Spring and Autumn when the tick population is highest, so now is the time to be particularly vigilant. If left untreated, Lyme disease can be a serious and debilitating condition which can cause long term problem.”    Read More 

Pet Care

The goal of “Pet Care” is to connect the world with Resources from around the world which contain tips and guidance for taking care of the God’s sweet animals who so generously give unconditional love. 


February 22, 2016


What is microchipping?
Did you know that 8.5 million families in the UK have at least one dog?*    Read More 

So what is the new legislation?
Three years ago the UK Government introduced plans to change the way we ‘register’ our pets. On April 6th, that new legislation is coming into practice. From this date forward, every dog in England, Scotland and Wales will be required by law to be microchipped.   Read More 

Why is the new legislation being implemented?
“The introduction of the new microchipping regulations will help educate the dog owning population of the importance of not only microchipping but the essential supporting registration on a microchip database. We know there is a vast amount of misunderstanding about the procedure but now that it is going to be a legal requirement we have the opportunity to improve this knowledge, increase the number of microchipped dogs and ultimately bring more lost pets home.” – Beverley Campbell, Anibase.   Read More 

What do you need to do as a dog owner?
To get ready for the new legislation you will need to have your dog microchipped before the 6th April 2016 if they are 8 weeks or older. If your dog is found not to be microchipped after this time, you’ll be given 21 day to have the procedure done.   Read More 

Frequently asked questions about microchipping 
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In summary…
The new dog microchipping law is a good thing. It’s something that many animal welfare organisations have been campaigning a number of years for. Getting your dog microchipped is quick, painless and affordable (even free at selected subsidised clinics), and it’s the best chance you have at being reunited with your beloved pet should they ever go missing. 

It’s also something the government has been planning for a number of years to help reduce cost burdens on the taxpayer and aid with the prosecutions of those who neglect or abuse dogs.   Read More 

Mental Nourishment

Mental Nourishment 

happy-brain-e1424904826409“Don’t lie down with anyone who is not willing to stand up for you.” Robert Overstreet

The goal of “Mental Nourishment” is to connect the world with Resources from around the world which contain tips and guidance for your journey towards success. Most importantly, how to live a life with well balanced emotional health.

Mental Nourishment 2016


15 Ways to Become a Better Person

 December 24, 2015

15 Ways to Become a Better Person
By John Rampton
Entrepreneur and investor@johnrampton

1. Compliment Yourself
2. Don’t Make Excuses
3. Let Go of Anger
4. Practice Forgiveness
5. Be Honest and Direct
6. Be Helpful
7. Listen to Others
8. Act Locally
9. Always Be Polite
10. Be Yourself
11. Be Open to Change
12. Be Respectful
13. Don’t Show Up Empty-handed
14. Educate Yourself
15. Surprise People

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7 Thoughts to Keep You Inspired

 October 17, 2015

7 Thoughts to Keep you Inspired

1) Life is an internal job.     Keep Reading 
2) Accept what you can and can’t control.   Keep Reading 
3) We are special and unique individuals.    Keep Reading 
4) You are worthy to receive unconditional love.    Keep Reading 
5) You are on a journey to become your authentic self.   Keep Reading 
6) We possess the internal strength we require.   Keep Reading 
7) Don’t be afraid of change.    Keep Reading 

4 Ways to Keep Social Media from Ruining your Relationship

 April 15, 2015

1) “Stop Being “Single” Online but “In a Relationship” in Real Life”   Keep Reading 

2) “Don’t Believe Your Own Hype”  Keep Reading 

3) “Stop It with the Sneaky Stuff”   Keep Reading 

4) “You Must Have Some Limitations”   Keep Reading 

3 Simple Steps to Change your Energy

 March 14, 2015

1) “Change your Environment: One of the easiest things you can do to transform your energy is to make changes to your environment!

If the energy of a past relationship still lingers in your home, causing you grief and sadness, change things up! Get yourself a brand new comforter, some brightly colored throw pillows you love and paint the walls. Bring in fresh flowers, play a completely new kind of music and declutter. Hang new photos and buy yourself new dishes.”   Keep Reading 

2) “Change your Location – This is all about mixing things up and creating a new environment for yourself. Sure, sometimes it might mean moving to a new job or apartment, but it doesn’t have to be a big to-do! 

Start taking the peaceful, scenic route home from work. Maybe instead of heading straight home, you stop off at the gym, a coffee shop or a friend’s house. Instead of shopping at the same grocery store, mix it up and hit a different brand name or just visit another neighborhood’s farmer’s market.”  Keep Reading 

3) “Change your Location – This is about more than just “think happy thoughts,” though I highly recommend you practice positive thinking. It’s about creating the space and opportunity for new ideas and growth. Growth forces us to release limiting beliefs and try out new ways of thinking, being and processing our world.”   Keep Reading 

12 Things every Guy Should Master to Become a Real Man

 February 28, 2015

12 things every guy should master to become a real man | March 3, 2011 By Atalwin Pilon

1) Be fearless – Being fearless does not mean being without fear, being fearless means admitting your fears and going beyond them.

2) Be resilient – A man should be flexible and reliable at the same time.

3) Live, speak and listen from the heart – A real man doesn’t hide his feelings and intentions. He is not afraid to be gentle nor afraid to be sad.

4) Own your anger – A real man owns his anger. His anger has transformed into masculine compassion. He can be angry, strong, decisive and courageous.

5) Own your anger – Try not to become a man of success, try to become a man of value.

6) Own your edge – This life is a journey and we all are somewhere on our path. A real man is honest about where he is at in his development.

7) Be vulnerable –  A coward is always trying to hide his weak spots, a real man works on them.

8) Make love passionately – A real man does not hold back. When he makes love he opens up to all his rawness and all his tenderness and he gives his woman everything he has got. 

9) Practice a martial art – When push comes to shove every man should be able to defend his wife, children and honor.

10) Have a sense of humor –  (don’t take yourself so fucking seriously)

11) Own your edge – A real man can hold both the utter importance and the utter unimportance of life at the same time. He can see his own failures and flaws and joke about that. Since he knows his self image is just an image he feels no need to defend that image.

12) Be real – In the end a real man knows that he is just a guy. He does all these things because that’s what he is: a man. He likes hanging out with other men, he might drink beer during football, he loves his woman and he works wholeheartedly.

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5 Side Effects of Kindness on Health

 February 11, 2015

5 Side Effects of Kindness on Health

1) Kindness Makes us Happier – When we do something kind for someone else, we feel good.

2) Kindness Gives us Healthier Hearts – Acts of kindness are often accompanied by emotional warmth.

3) Kindness Slows Aging – Aging on a biochemical level is a combination of many things, but two culprits that speed the process are Free Radicals and Inflammation, both of which result from making unhealthy lifestyle choices.

4) Kindness Makes for Better Relationships –  This is because kindness reduces the emotional distance between two people and so we feel more ‘bonded.

5) Kindness is Contagious – When we’re kind we inspire others to be kind and studies show that it actually creates a ripple effect that spreads outwards to our friends’ friends’ friends – to 3-degrees of separation.

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Coping with Depression

 January 17, 2015

The following is from the site “”. I am not trained professionally, I have suffered thru depression (does not make me an expert, I did gain empathy). My gift to you is provide information that is able to lead you towards the right direction so you will

Self-Help and Coping Tips to Overcome Depression

“Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t just will yourself to “snap out of it,” but you do have some control—even if your depression is severe and stubbornly persistent. The key is to start small and build from there. Feeling better takes time, but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself each day.”  Read More 

Depression self-help tip 1: Cultivate supportive relationships

Depression self-help tip 2: Challenge negative thinking

Depression puts a negative spin on everything, including the way you see yourself, the situations you encounter, and your expectations for the future.

 Tips for coping with depression

  • Be more active
  • Face your Fears
  • Don’t drink too much alcohol
  • Have a routine
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When you’re feeling depressed or suicidal, problems don’t seem temporary—they seem overwhelming and permanent. But with time, you will feel better, especially if you reach out for help.

Read Helpguide’s Suicide Prevention articles or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

For help outside the U.S., visit Befrienders Worldwide.

10 Sure Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 27, 2014

10 Sure Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

    1. Keep your resolutions simple.
    2. Choose carefully.
    3. Be realistic.
    4. Create bite-sized portions.
    5. Plan a time-frame.
    6. Make notes.
    7. Treat yourself.
    8. Receive support.
    9. Don’t give up!
    10. Put yourself in charge.
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15 Important things Kids Should Know by Age 15

December 13, 2014

15 Important Things Kids Should Know by Age 15

1. “Parents are people too and why I will never be your best friend.”
2. “Think for yourself, that’s why you have your own brain.”
3. “There will always be problems: focus, focus, focus!”
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6 Practices to Handle Holiday Stress 

November 15, 2014

The holidays can be a stressful time. As much as we have fun, all the hard work and time that we invest making sure everyone else is happy can place an extra physical, emotional, and mental burden on ourselves. The following two sites with great resources and recommendations for helping us cope.

6 Simple Practices to Handle Holiday Stress

Coping with the Holidays

How to Improve Focus Thru 15 Relatively Random Techniques 

October 19, 2014

How to Focus

…how to improve focus through 15 relatively random techniques…

  1. How to focus by becoming comfortable
  2. How to focus by eliminating work space clutter
  3. How to focus by taking a break (what irony!)
  4. How to focus through written plans
  5. How to focus through visualization
  6. How to focus through centering
  7.   Read more  

Positive Affirmations 

October 1, 2014

Positive Affirmations

  • I deserve to be happy and successful
  • I have the power to change myself
  • I can forgive and understand others and their motives
  • I can make my own choices and decisions
  • I am free to choose to live as I wish and to give priority to my desires
  • I can choose happiness whenever I wish no matter what my circumstances
  • I am flexible and open to change in every aspect of my life
  • I act with confidence having a general plan and accept plans are open to alteration
  • It is enough to have done my best
  • I deserve to be loved

More Self-esteem Affirmations

Self Help and Development

12 Habits of Productive People

August 9, 2014

12 Habits of Productive People

  1. They’re not chained to email.
  2. They handle things at once.
  3. They have a system for getting it all done.
  4. They practice selective perfectionism.
  5. They don’t get wrapped up in “being productive.”
  6. They’re conscientious (but not overly so).
  7.  Read More 

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