Hi there! I'm Ronda Bonfanti and my coaching journey stemmed from my struggle with food and negative body image. In search of peace, I discovered Intuitive Eating. Ending my war with food and learning to value myself beyond a number on a scale set me on a path of discovery to seek greater understanding of what causes people to embrace different mindsets, pursue unhealthy versus healthy behaviors, and create happy, loving relationships.
During my work as a coach, I find that many people have identified the thing in life that is stopping them from living their best life and they seek out help to get past that thing. For example, people want to quit smoking, they want to have a better relationship with food, they want to get out of an unhealthy relationship or quit a substance they have been abusing. In my work, I have loved helping people work through their “thing.”
But what I’ve found over and over is that the thing is a byproduct of something much greater. It is unresolved hurt from a loss that drives us towards the thing that has become our vice and coping mechanism. When we work together to identify your unresolved grief, then we can solve the manifestations of that hurt as well.
Much like the core muscles of the body stabilizing you for every movement you take physically, having a strong emotional core keeps you steady as you move through every stage of life. As a society, we recognize the need to strengthen our muscles. Yet we never stop to think about deliberately strengthening and centering our emotional core so that we can not only overcome things from our past, but also stay prepared to handle what life brings our way.
I discovered the power of the Grief Recovery Method when I was seeking answers for why I didn't feel free to experience unconditional joy or happiness. Though on the outside, my life was going well, I struggled with feeling like there was something wrong with me. Why couldn't I just let go and thrive like everyone else seemed to?
The Grief Recovery Method helped me finally to understand my internal emotional struggles and empowered me to feel my way through it. My transformation was so strong that it led me on a path to becoming a coach to help others break free from their own emotional challenges and live happier lives.
I am trained as an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist through The Grief Recovery Institute, a Health Coach through Emory University, and a Certified Professional Life Coach through Life Coach Institute of Orange County.
"Without a smoothly flowing emotional energy system, our ability to live with authenticity and joy, to have satisfying and meaningful relationships, to distinguish right from wrong, to learn from life, are profoundly diminished." -Miriam Greenspan