Life & Health Coach, Grief Recovery Specialist

Ronda Bonfanti


Professional statement

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 and ended my lifelong battle with chronic dieting. 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. My coaching is built on evidence-based practices which research shows will improve your well-being. Partnering with me as your coach offers recovery from past emotional losses, increased wellness habits, a non-diet approach to nutrition through Intuitive and Mindful Eating, reduced stress by incorporating mindfulness meditation, healthier relationships, and SMART goal setting to support life changes.

  • Intuitive Eating Coach
  • Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator
  • 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work


  • Health and Wellness Coach - Emory University
  • Certified Professional Life Coach - Life Coach Institute of Orange County
  • Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist - The Grief Recovery Institute

$65.00 per appointment

Category : Wellness
Subcategory : Grief



7-week Grief Recovery Method Program

Appointment Length

0 hour 45 minutes

Service Description

Do you feel like you're living in a fog? Do you feel less productive or more on edge than before? Do you sometimes collapse into anxiety because you've lost a source of income or are worried about your health? If this sounds familiar, I want you to know:
What you're experiencing amid this pandemic - the fog, the loss of productivity, the existential anxiety, the sadness - is a normal human reaction. And it has a name: Grief.

Grief doesn't just occur in the aftermath of physical death. Grief is experienced whenever something significant changes or ends in our life. And right now? Everything has changed.

Unlike what we're taught, grief doesn't just mean crying and sadness. It can also manifest through:
- Endless social media scrolling
- Online shopping you can't afford
- TV or gaming binges
- Heavy drinking or drug use
- Eating or sleeping more than usual
- Confronting a loss of meaning or purpose
- Anxiety or depression
- Fighting more with a loved one
- Feeling worthless or like a failure
- Inability to make daily decisions

While these behaviors and emotions are common coping methods, they don't help you overcome your grief. Left unchecked, what you're experiencing right now will not go away when external life returns to normal. Much like the trauma caused by the death of a loved one, if not addressed, the trauma of this pandemic will linger into the future. It will wreak havoc on many aspects of your life:
- Health (depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain)
- Strained or failed relationships
- Self-esteem
- Life choices

Fortunately, you can learn to grieve through this pandemic - not only feeling better now but also ensuring that this trauma does not affect your future. Using the evidence-based, proven Grief Recovery Method, I work one-on-one with clients to process their emotions healthily. Working with me, your losses (no matter how big or small) will be honored, and you will begin to heal from this challenging time in your life. Ultimately, you will uncover the inner strength to rise to the challenges this pandemic presents us with and emerge more resilient and at-peace.

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