Heather Burgess Ross

Why Do We Celebrate Family Involvement in Sports, But Not Recovery?

When I see family involvement in recovery, it reminds me of how it’s considered “normal” for families to invest heavily in sports. From wearing team colors to traveling long distances and making significant investments in equipment and competitions. It’s a collective family effort that’s celebrated. Yet, when it comes to supporting a child struggling with […]

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Tending Your Heart

I had the honor of writing a guest blog post for Barb Klein. As the founder of Inspired Possibility, life coach, recovery coach, meditation instructor, retreat leader, and author of 111 Invitations: Step into the Full Richness of Life, Barb aspires to help people find fresh perspective and possibility as they step into the next chapter of

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The Momentous Living Podcast

I had the honor of being a guest on Debby Henry’s podcast, Momentous Living. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6LZ5Fy4paqLPNUapPczcnf?si=aef965bbb6a44f42 https://momentousliving.com/podcast By exploring words, books, thoughts, and all those burning whys that stew and stir from within our souls, the Momentous Living podcast contemplates how health begins with self before it can go beyond, that our best selves are our truest selves, and

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The Raw and Radiant podcast by Victoria Starr

Absolutely honored to have been a guest on the Raw and Radiant podcast! During our chat, I shared about my journey as a parent supporting a child with substance use disorder navigating through anxiety, depression, and self-harm. We explored themes of letting go, embracing intuition, and finding gratitude in vulnerability. Together, we delved into the

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The Wired BioHealth Podcast

We discuss the pressures, stigmas, and complexities associated with addiction, especially when intertwined with holidays and family dynamics. Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-15-navigating-the-holidays-with-compassion/id1706884272?i=1000638161110 About the Wired BioHealth™ Podcast: We delve into the fascinating world of mental health complexities beyond addiction. This groundbreaking podcast marks the expansion of our brand’s mission to optimize mental health on

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Measuring the Success of Boundaries: Avoiding Common Mistakes

Setting and maintaining boundaries is a crucial aspect of healthy relationships and personal well-being. It’s important to understand that the effectiveness of boundaries is not solely determined by the immediate behavioral changes in others. Two common pitfalls in measuring the success of boundaries are expecting others to change and having unrealistic expectations for the boundaries

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Beyond The Shadow of a Doubt Podcast by Meagan Skidmore Coaching

This is a raw and emotional episode but also one of my favorite episodes because the vulnerability lead to a beautiful discussion about my journey of loving Helanna unconditionally even during my most challenging moments. As I was listening to this episode I thought “every parent needs to hear this!” Even though it was one

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Coach Kristin Hortsman from Brighten Your Life Coaching included my story in her blog.

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Identifying Ambiguous Grief When Your Child Is Struggling With Substances

As parents of children struggling with substances, we’re used to identifying feelings of fear, anger, sadness, and guilt, but we don’t always identify the grief we feel. Probably because grief is usually associated with death, but there are many types of loss that cause grief. Ambiguous loss is when the person you’re grieving is physically

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How to Help a Loved One with Addiction

I was a guest on the Alcohol Tipping Point podcast with Deb Masner, RN, a podcast for anyone sober or sober curious. The Alcohol Tipping point podcast offers tips, tools, and thoughts to change your drinking and change your life. In this episode we talk about: Listen on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-help-a-loved-one-with-addiction-featuring/id1553157460?i=1000605304602 Listen on Spotify:

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Finding Understanding & Acceptance

Would you like the peace that comes from understanding and acceptance about your child’s substance use?

The number one thing parents tell me they want for themselves is peace.

Even though my interviews revolve around my story each one brings out different parts of my experience.

When I was interviewed by Cathy Taughinbaugh for her YouTube channel the theme of peace and acceptance emerged.

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Sun & Moon Sober Living Podcast

Enabling, stigma, boundaries, self-care, and the importance of the words we use when talking about substance use are a few of the topics we covered in the Sun & Moon Sober Living Podcast episode. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts; https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/45-how-to-support-a-loved-one-struggling-with/id1603805157?i=1000598465286 Listen on Spotify:

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Guest Episode – The Conscious Mental Health Podcast

We discuss how CRAFT (community reinforcement and family training) and Invitation to Change models support your loved one (and yourself) struggling with substance use disorder. The CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) program is a non-confrontational, evidence-based intervention for helping families affected by addiction. It helps individuals develop effective strategies for helping a loved one struggling with substance use disorder seek treatment and cope.

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