Michelle Risser

I help helpers optimize their self-care and live without burnout!

Tag: Mental Health

  • Additional Income Streams for Therapists

    Additional Income Streams for Therapists

    Break free from the therapy chair without leaving the profession! A few years ago, I realized I wasn’t going to be able to spend hours and hours sitting in my therapy chair and stay healthy- physically or mentally. I was still passionate about therapy, but I needed additional ways to expand my services.  For years, […]

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

    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?

    What about YOU?

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

  • How to Get Good at Boundaries

    How to Get Good at Boundaries

    Setting boundaries and saying no can be really tough, especially if you have any trauma history, attachment wounds, codependent patterns, or fear of rejection. Read on for 3 easy ways to get good at boundaries!

  • Why are so many therapists leaving the field?

    Why are so many therapists leaving the field?

    So many therapists and helping professionals are thinking about becoming coaches, creating courses, starting a side hustle or even leaving the field entirely at a time when the need for metal health services is through the roof. There’s nothing wrong with diversifying your time and income, but read this first.

  • Hello, Cortisol

    Hello, Cortisol

    Cortisol is a great thing to have if you are being chased by a tiger…. Not so great when you’re just trying to get to your kid’s parent-teacher conference.

  • Feeling the January Blues? It Could be Seasonal Depression

    Feeling the January Blues? It Could be Seasonal Depression

    Do the short, grey days leave you feeling depressed, tired, and unmotivated? You may have heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or Seasonal Depression. Over half a million people in the US experience seasonal depression, and women are more likely to suffer. New research sheds more light on this experience.

  • Take a 30-Second Self Care Break

    Keep reading for ways to take a quick and easy self care break to reset your mind and body. 

  • How Do You React to Stress? Are You an Over or Under- Functioner?

    How Do You React to Stress? Are You an Over or Under- Functioner?

    People tend to react to stress in predictable ways. Some spring into action mode, trying to solve and fix. Others shut down and curl up into a ball. Both extremes are old, deeply ingrained strategies for dealing with stress. Read on to find out which reaction you tend towards and how to find more balance.

  • 8 Things You Can Do Today to Cultivate Joy

    8 Things You Can Do Today to Cultivate Joy

    If you are committed to growing mentally, emotionally and spiritually, you might be REALLY good at identifying what’s wrong. You notice your shortcomings, take responsibility for your part in any conflicts and are probably very sensitive to all of the suffering in the world. You are constantly looking for ways to improve and grow, and […]

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