Bonnie Prestridge

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As a teenager, I began experiencing mysterious health problems that none of my doctors could explain. Things got so severe that I couldn’t go to school, work, or take care of myself. Everything I had worked so hard for seemed to go up in smoke. I thought my life was over.

However, after years of struggle, I figured out how to get my health under control, live on my own, graduate from UC Berkeley, build a career, date, and have fun again… all before ever receiving a definitive diagnosis or “cure”.

This experience taught me that there is more to “living your best life” than just medical care. You can experience joy even if lots of things are still terrible. You can have a meaningful, fulfilling life even if you still have health problems.

Now, I get to be the experienced guide for others that I wish I’d had.

I am a Certified Life Coach through the Youth Coaching Institute and have 10+ years of experience working with young adults. Through my career as an educator, supervisor, and now as a coach, I’ve helped young people ages 15-30ish with chronic health conditions, neurodivergence (including ADHD) and other disabilities reach their goals and build fulfilling lives.

What you’re going through is tough. There are no quick fixes, but it can get A LOT better and you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. Together, we can make concrete internal and external changes that make living your best life possible!


Teens & Adults whose brains or bodies work differently than other people’s (chronic illness, injury, ADHD, neurodivergence); Parents whose children have serious health conditions



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