Michelle Risser

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

Tag: Self-Care

  • 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! 

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others on Social Media

    How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others on Social Media

    Social media has forever changed the way we interact with others,  making it easy to stay connected. But it’s not always good for us.

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