Heather Burgess Ross

Saving You Is Killing Me – Loving Someone With An Addiction Podcast

The name of this podcast says it all, right? As soon as I saw the name , I reached out to the host Andrea Seydel. We did a fun switch and interviewed each other for our podcasts. The episode where she interviews me available now. I’m releasing my interview of her on Thursday. The podcast …

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The first 2 weeks after my stage 1 breast cancer diagnosis

This is my experience with being diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer and what followed that. Everything I share is just my experience and my opinion. I’m not sharing medical advice or thoughts about what anyone else should do. I respect that everyone’s journey is deeply personal and that my choices and feelings may be …

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3 Steps to Avoid Holiday Disaster & Create Peace

Are you dreading the holidays? When you’re already struggling because of your child’s addiction, the holidays can quickly compound that stress. You can’t control what your child does, but you can be intentional with how you respond to what happens this year and set the tone for your family. Step 1 Decide ahead of time  …

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The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety, it’s connection

An important part of supporting yourself and your child who is struggling with addiction is questioning all your old beliefs and creating intentional new ones that serve you. This video is one of the resources that helped me form my new beliefs about addiction because the connection aspect and findings of the research resonated with …

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Why you feel frustrated when your child that’s struggling with addiction won’t listen to you

The other day I was watching a video for my Reiki certification and one of the slides said if you want to keep pushing Reiki on someone who doesn’t want it then you need to look at yourself and why you want them to do it so bad. Of course that got me thinking about …

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HOW TO CONNECT WITH YOUR CHILD THAT’S STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION

You can have a connected loving relationship with your child without enabling them. If you want to connect with them, you need to look inside yourself first.  A large part of what’s blocking your relationship is that their addiction activates every unresolved emotional wound you have. We all have similar wounds, that’s why most parents …

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The key to finding peace of mind and happiness when your child is struggling with addiction

Let go of how you thought your child’s life would be Let go of how you think your day will go today Move forward with surrender, acceptance, and a new approach The video below is an example of me letting go. Nothing went as planned. I was on a time constraint, the sound and lighting …

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