Michelle Risser

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

Tag: stress

  • 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.

  • Wanna Go to the Beach?

    Wanna Go to the Beach?

    I think we have all just about had it with the Covid-19 pandemic. Let’s get out of here, shall we?  OK, Coronavirus, you mean schoolyard bully, you win. You have taken a toll on all of us physically, mentally, and emotionally. For some, you’ve brought devastating grief and loss. For all of us, mega STRESS. […]

  • Stress and Anxiety: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

    Stress and Anxiety: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

    Stress and anxiety are terms that are often used interchangeably. What’s the difference? This post is Part 1 of a series about stress and anxiety.

  • 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.

  • A Calm Place Meditation to Lower Stress Quickly

    A Calm Place Meditation to Lower Stress Quickly

    Do you ever have days when you just feel STRESSED out, like you are at your breaking point? Most of us feel that way from time to time! You may notice tension in your neck, clenched jaw, racing heart rate or sweaty palms. You feel this way because your adrenal glands are pumping you full […]

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