Heather Burgess Ross

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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The Difference Between Worry, Stress, Anxiety, & Overwhelm & How To regulate Them

One of the reasons anxiety is so debilitating is that it’s too vague to be solved so we feel powerless over it.

Understanding the difference between worry, stress, and anxiety, where they happen in your body, and what functions they serve will help you work through them as they come up.

Worry, stress, and anxiety are trying to signal to you that you have an unmet need so you can meet the needs that they’re signaling.

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The Brain BS Podcast #115 Talking Grief Around the Holidays

In this episode of the Brain BS podcast I talked about grief around the holidays. The holidays are hard for many people. When you add grief on top of that it makes the holidays even more challenging. No matter what you’re going through this holiday season the most important things you can do are be gentle with yourself and resist judging how you feel. It’s ok not to be ok.

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Recover With Colleen Podcast – Using Self Care to Process Grief

We discuss the importance of self-care in the grieving process. We focus on my grief from the loss of my daughter Helanna, but grieving is important for all losses. Grief is how you move through the painful gap between expectations and reality. Life is filled with all kinds of painful gaps. We need to acknowledge and grieve them in order to release resistance and move toward acceptance.

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3 Steps To Create Holiday Peace & Maybe Even Some Joy

Are you dreading Thanksgiving & Christmas? When you’re already struggling because of your child’s substance use, the holidays can be overwhelming and painful. You can’t control what your child does, but you can be intentional with how you respond to what happens, plan ahead to meet your emotional needs, and set the tone for your

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My Soul Life Podcast

Heather was recently a guest on the My Soul Life Podcast. Susan Scollen hosts the My Soul Life podcast so she can share the stories of everyday people who have shifter their lives, often through their own health and wellness journey, and are living in their authentic space. Listen Here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/removing-the-stigma-of-addiction-with-heather-ross/id1533419497?i=1000581274227

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Brain BS Podcast

Heather was on the Brain BS podcast for International Overdose Awarness Day. The Brain BS podcast is hosed by Maureen Kafkis who is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy and a Certified Life Coach. She brings her brain BS expertise and knowledge of thought work, emotional intelligence, and Universal Law together in a “spiripractical” way that

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Safe Home Podcast EP#34 Losing a Child to Addiction with Heather Ross

In this episode Beth Syverson from Safe Home Podcast and I talk about losing a child to overdose. Beth did a beautiful job taking clips of my previous podcast episodes with my daughter Helanna and weaving them in with our conversation in a very powerful way. It’s more like a work of art than a

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If It Wasn’t For Fentanyl My Daughter Would Still Be Alive

When I got the toxicology results that confirmed Helanna’s death was from fentanyl poisoning I called the police officer that informed me of my daughter’s death. I wanted to know if there would be an investigation so this didn’t happen to anyone else. The conversation with the police officer and the confirmation that it was

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Release Anxiety, Panic, and Fear About Your Child’s Addiction Playlist

If you’re struggling with anxiety, fear, and panic about your child’s addiction this playlist is for you. So many struggling parents have reached out to me about this lately so I am putting some of my favorite podcasts and videos in one place for you. Listen as many times as you need to and take

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