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Bonnie coaches young people with health conditions and their families to help them get unstuck and build a future. Join Bonnie as she and her guests discuss their experiences with different health conditions, disabilities, or neurodivergence. Like the North Star, this show is here to be a guiding light to help you expand the horizons of what's possible for your life, and to build the practical skills to get there. We ditch the try harder and think positive mindsets of mainstream self-improvement for an approach to life that's more authentic, effective, and fun.

North Stars with Bonnie Prestridge Bonnie Prestridge and Sarah Williams

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Bonnie coaches young people with health conditions and their families to help them get unstuck and build a future. Join Bonnie as she and her guests discuss their experiences with different health conditions, disabilities, or neurodivergence. Like the North Star, this show is here to be a guiding light to help you expand the horizons of what's possible for your life, and to build the practical skills to get there. We ditch the try harder and think positive mindsets of mainstream self-improvement for an approach to life that's more authentic, effective, and fun.

    Recovery As Resistance

    Recovery As Resistance

    My colleague Cameron O’Brien is on the show to talk about what it’s like to go off ADHD medication for the first time and enter eating disorder recovery as an adult.

     

    We talk about:

    Eating disorder recovery as a form of resistance to oppression

    Relearning how your brain works

    The importance of sociocultural context in personal development work

    Anger as a force for positive change

    How social media can be a HELPFUL tool for body acceptance

    How to move from loathing yourself to liking yourself

    Putting a new business and a new, fat body out into the world at the same time

    Dance and developing a new relationship with movement

     

    Cameron O’Brien

    Contact her for a free life coaching consultation!

    https://www.ceolifecoaching.net/

    https://www.instagram.com/ceolifecoaching/

    https://www.tiktok.com/@ceolifecoaching

     

    Books Cam Recommends:

    Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings

    https://nyupress.org/9781479886753/fearing-the-black-body/

     

    Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

    https://read.macmillan.com/lp/intuitive-eating-4th-edition/






    Need an audio editor? Or help starting your own podcast? Sarah is taking on new clients!

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    Need help building a life when your brain or body is different? Bonnie coaches folks one-on-one.

    For more info: ⁠https://www.bonnieprestridge.com/

    @bonnie.prestridge






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    • 41 min
    Disability Isn't a Dirty Word Part 1

    Disability Isn't a Dirty Word Part 1

    In this mini episode, Bonnie shares a piece she wrote on her blog about how she thinks about the word disability. This is part 1 of 3.

    The words we use to describe our chronic health condition aren’t just words, they are bridges that connect us with others, tools that help us get what we need, and sources of power that give us strength to carry on. They can also be markers of shame and walls separating us from others. This is the first in a series of posts exploring different meanings of the controversial word "disability". My hope is that it will expand the way you think about your chronic health condition and help you feel more confident talking about yourself.

    Need help building a life when your brain or body is different? Bonnie coaches folks one-on-one. For more info: ⁠https://www.bonnieprestridge.com/⁠

    Need an audio editor? Or help starting your own podcast? Sarah is taking on new clients!

    Contact Sarah via email: sarahwilliamsedits@gmail.com




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    • 7 min
    Hardwired to Adapt

    Hardwired to Adapt

    Today's guest and North Star, Amber, talks about life with an amputation, and the unique experience of having an amputation since birth.



    Get ready for a funny and irreverent convo that includes:

    - DIY Prosthetics

    - The creative power of disability

    - Appalachian Culture

    - What movies get wrong about bullying

    - Finding true disabled love 3



    You’ll especially love this episode if you:

    - Want to hear about having a disability in a rural setting

    - Wish people weren’t always so serious and sad about disabilities

    - Are worried about dating when your body looks different than other people’s



    Need an audio editor? Or help making your own audio project?

    Sarah is taking on new clients!

    Sarah’s email: sarahwilliamsedits@gmail.com



    Need help building a life when your brain or body is different?

    Bonnie coaches folks one-on-one.

    For more info: https://www.bonnieprestridge.com/







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    • 42 min
    Whistle While You ADHD

    Whistle While You ADHD

    Welcome to North Stars Season 1: Brains and Bodies. It’s our first guest interview! To kick things off, we brought on Will for a chat about life with ADHD. He also happens to be an audiovisual tech expert, which is helpful when you’re learning how to make a podcast 🙂



    You’ll especially like this episode if:

    - You’re tired of ADHD always being framed as a problem to correct

    - The thought of learning another note-taking strategy or productivity hack makes you want to scream 

    - You want to love and celebrate your brain just the way it is



    Join us for a playful meandering conversation about:

    - Growing up with ADHD

    - How he’s used his brain’s unique wiring as an asset in school and at work

    - The tendency to talk a lot + not have a “filter” and how to mitigate problems that can cause in relationships

    - Motivation: How to playfully trick yourself into doing things that are hard (instead of pushing or forcing)

    - Productivity: Getting more done by not trying to get more done



    And more!

    Need an audio editor? Or help starting your own podcast? Sarah is taking on new clients!

    Contact Sarah via email: sarahwilliamsedits@gmail.com

    Need help building a life when your brain or body is different? Bonnie coaches folks one-on-one. For more info: https://www.bonnieprestridge.com/


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    • 40 min
    Why the North Star?

    Why the North Star?

    Bonnie explains how she and her clients develop North Stars to help guide their work. Bonnie draws on her work as a life coach for young people, with a specialty in working with people with disabilities and health conditions, to provide specific examples of North Stars. What North Star guides you?


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    • 19 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    What's this podcast about? Bonnie shares her inspiration for this show. She hopes each episode can serve as a guiding light for listeners, especially people who have a disability or chronic health condition.


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    • 3 min

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