Mom Can Breathe

A blog for moms who are ready to recharge their batteries, optimize their self-care, and avoid the vicious cycle of burnout.

Being a helper does not mean sacrificing yourself.

Helpers, healers, and givers, this one’s for you.  Helping others does NOT mean sacrificing yourself. I have wanted to help others all of my life, and was often discouraged. As a child, I was constantly getting messages like “why don’t you worry about yourself first? Why are you always trying to give your stuff away? […]

Self-Care All Day Every Day!

Self-care is about what you do every single day. You pour out your energy for your clients and your families all day every day, so in order to stay healthy, you need to take care of yourself all day every day. Fill your own cup first, so that you have something to give.

Why is self-care so hard in the summer when you are a therapist and a mom? 

We all go into summer thinking “Ahh, a break!” We picture ourselves relaxing by the pool while our kids happily splash around and we sip iced tea. It will be a luxurious break from the tyranny of the school year and we will finally have time for the self-care we know we deserve. 

Unfortunately, it rarely turns out that way. You may even find that you feel even MORE exhausted in the summer and you are counting down the days until school starts back up! 

What about YOU?

Not only is it OK to put yourself first, but it’s also critical and non-negotiable. 


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About Michelle Risser

Hi, I’m Michelle. I’m a licensed therapist, coach, speaker and writer. I have a passion for helping moms who give the best of themselves at work and home recharge their batteries and avoid burnout. I am available for 1:1 coaching and also have an 8-week Beyond Burnout Course for moms who work as therapists and helping professionals.

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