addiction recovery

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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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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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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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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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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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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