5 Radical Self-Care Ideas

Self Care Ideas

5 Ways to Practice Radical Self-Care

By Dr. Laura Markham, Author, Parenting Expert and Guest Blogger

“Want to feel as playful and vibrant as your children? Want to feel an abundance of energy? Want to experience greater clarity in all you do? Want to wake up jazzed about the day ahead? Imagine taking care of yourself in all the marvelous ways you take care of others. It makes sense that, if you shifted self-care onto the top of your priority list, you would feel more rested, more centered, more present to your loved ones, more joyful…”

— Woman’s Field Guide

Most of us find that when we can stay connected to our internal fountain of well-being, it overflows onto our children and we’re more patient, loving, joyful parents.

To love our children unconditionally, we need to keep our own pitchers full so we can keep pouring as needed.

Quite simply, we can only give what we have inside. And even if parenting is the most meaningful part of your life, it still requires a whole lot of giving.

And yet, most of us live in constant stress, which means we’re often running on empty. Many days we wake up wishing life could be different.

Small wonder we lose patience with our children. And then we feel even worse.

Sadly, remorse and self-blame after we lose patience don’t change anything.

Actually, it makes things worse because you can’t be emotionally generous when you’re feeling like a bad person.

You can.

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How to Get Your Husband to Want a Baby

How to Get Your Husband to Want a Baby

How to Get Your Husband to Want a Baby

4 Unconventional Ways to Grow Your Family

It’s so normal for you to want a baby. And then another, and even another.

Maybe your heart yearns for enough babies to form your own basketball team–or even a baseball team.

But what if your husband isn’t on board? What if he thinks you already have enough kids?

What if he doesn’t even want one child?

One husband told his wife they needed to work on their marriage before they’d be ready to conceive.

To his wife that sounded the same as “We’re never having a baby,” which made her wonder about the benefit of being married at all, since she had always wanted a family.

But just because he’s shaking his head now doesn’t mean he won’t get behind the idea of growing your family.

There are a few simple things you can do to make him much more open to the idea.

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How to Make Your Husband Love You Again

How to Make Your Husband Love You Again

How to Make Your Husband Love You Again

This Simple, Powerful Quiz Reveals How You Can Attract Him Like a Magnet

I often hear this heartbreaking question from women: “My husband says he’s not in love with me anymore. Should I just give up and move on?”

Who wouldn’t feel unloved and hopeless hearing those words? What a lousy thing to experience.

But it doesn’t mean your man will continue to feel that way. You have a lot of influence over whether he loves you, and you can regain his affection–no matter what he says.

I don’t mean you should try harder or make his dinner or do his laundry. Quite the opposite.

This isn’t about what you do in bed either.

It’s about using your power to create more love between the two of you.

To get you started and show you what I mean, I made a simple but powerful quiz that will give you incredibly clear insight about your relationship.

And with the self-awareness you’ll gain from this quiz, you can take effective action that will make your husband fall for you again–hard!

It worked for me, and it’s worked for thousands of women all over the world in 18 languages and 29 countries.

It will work for you too.

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Relationship Troubles?

Relationship Troubles

Relationship Troubles?

Join Laura Doyle live April 4th & 5th in Los Angeles, CA

Let’s face it…we all have relationship challenges. Even me!

If you’re ready to make the change instead of dealing with the same old issues in your love life, now is your moment. For the first time ever, I will be coaching women in front of a live studio audience for my upcoming TV show. You could be one of them and it’s all free!

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How I Got My Husband Back

How I Got My Husband Back

How I Drove Another Husband Away—and Got Him Back

by Deb Reid, LDC Relationship Coach Training Graduate

“I don’t think I can do this anymore.”

I froze.

I had heard those words before, years ago, with a different husband. That time, I had four babies under the age of six.

Sadly, the common factor was me.

I stumbled away and drove, sobbing all the way. I stopped halfway at a women’s refuge and pleaded with them to help me. They couldn’t.

I cried out to God. “Help me. Show me what to do. I can’t go through this again.”

Long, dark hours later, I arrived at my lonely hotel. No messages. Nothing. I took a sleeping pill and cried myself to sleep.

I spent the next four days with my girlfriends, celebrating our fiftieth birthdays. We shared our stories, cried, laughed and floundered around trying to find solutions for our myriad of marital problems.

Then I had to go home. Would my husband even be there?

I took my time. With my surfboard, a tent and a sleeping bag, I cruised my way south.

I kept praying, “God show me.”

How could I mend something when I didn’t understand why or how it was broken? Why had two husbands wanted to leave me? I was consumed by self-doubt.

I was a teacher and knew that the secret to problem-solving was having an open mind and a humble heart.

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My Husband Has Low Self Esteem

My Husband Has Low Self Esteem

My Husband Has Low Self Esteem

11 Ways to Give Your Husband Swashbuckling Swagger and Self-Confidence

A confident man is a sexy man.

But an insecure guy is not very appealing.

When you see his doubts and low self-esteem, his indecision or inability to handle a situation you could manage with half your brain tied behind your back, it’s a turnoff.

You start to wonder what you ever saw in the guy. You want him to believe in himself already.

You want to see some conviction and manliness.

Every wife wants her husband to be confident. So how do you cultivate that?

Isn’t it something he’s got or he doesn’t? Can you even influence his self-esteem?

Of course you can. Just not the way you think. Not by telling him to be more confident.

You’re the woman who knows him best in the world, and what you think of him has a profound impact on what he thinks of himself.

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My Husband Is Not Romantic

My Husband Is Not Romantic

How I Found My Own Don Juan and Stopped Feeling Alone in My Marriage

By Mari-Jean Phillips-Anderson
Laura Doyle Certified Relationship Coach

I told my husband I wanted to write this blog and asked what he thought had changed for us since I first read The Surrendered Wife.

“Well,” he said, “It really helped you when I was in Afghanistan.” Nope, that was way before.

“Well,” he said, “It helped you when your sister died.” Nope, that was way before too.

He went on to mention several more incidents that preceded my introduction to Laura Doyle.

Pre-Laura Doyle, I would have gotten up and walked away in disgust, pitying myself for getting hooked up with this unseeing, unfeeling, uncaring entity.

But here’s the magic: I let him speak and, boy, were my eyes opened.

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