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The Most Powerful Influence in your Life is in Your Head: On Self-Compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff

By Sonya Looney | Sep 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The most powerful and most influential voice is the one in your head.  What does yours tell you throughout the day and how does it impact your actions and feelings? “The person inside your head that you’re with 24/7 is yourself. So you have to be your own supportive friend. I tell people you have […]

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Even Olympians Overtrain | Slowing Down with Caroline Burckle

By Sonya Looney | Sep 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

“There’s this perfect sweet spot of how much you can push before you pull back.  And I think knowing that and tapping into that is going to be huge. We can all have the navy seal mindset for life, you can have that mindset but at some point, you break; mental or physical, it doesn’t […]

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The Secrets of Goal Setting with the 12 Week Year

By Sonya Looney | Sep 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Goal setting is tricky. It’s most common around January 1 when people are setting their New Year’s Resolution. In fact, 92% of people who set them for the new year fail!  Here’s a post I wrote about goal-setting. We are told that we need to have a 5 year plan, find our purpose, and […]

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The Science of Plant-Based Nutrition with Dr. Michael Greger

By Sonya Looney | Aug 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to food and all the different views on what is healthy, how do you know what to believe? Overwhelmed with confusion and decision fatigue, most people simply just give up and I can see why! With so many different opposing views on what you should eat and what it means to be […]

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Special Edition: Mountain Bike Stage Race in Colombia, Teamwork, and Adventure

By Sonya Looney | Aug 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Myself (Sonya Looney) and Amy Beth McDougall won the La Leyenda Del Dorado – a 7 day ultra-endurance mountain bike stage race.  Amy is from South Africa and they met when Sonya raced the Joberg2C Stage Race in South Africa last year as competitors. Read my story about it here on Pinkbike. This episode is […]

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How to Add in more Plant-Based Foods and Optimize Your Diet with Matt Ruscigno, RD

By Sonya Looney | Aug 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Matt Ruscigno knows a thing or two about extreme ultra-endurance sports and thriving on a plant-based diet. He has been a vegan for the last 20 years after being influenced as a teenager through punk music. His passion for his diet led him to his career path: a world-renowned vegan dietitian with a Master’s in […]

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Secrets to Peak Performance in Life, Sports, Business and Beyond

By Sonya Looney | Aug 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Stress is global. It’s really important to not just switch tasks but to try to build some space into your day, into your life where you can really just check out from all of those stimuli… the lowest hanging fruit is sleep. Sleep is so important [for mind, body, and emotional capacity].”     Brad Stulberg […]

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Redefining Impossible with the Iron Cowboy

By Sonya Looney | Aug 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

“There are always opportunities every single day to challenge yourself mentally and grow and progress as a human.” – James Lawrence, Iron Cowboy LISTEN on: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Google Play     James Lawrence, The Iron Cowboy, is a man with seemingly no limits.  He holds not one, but two different records in the  Guinness […]

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Taking Control of Your Health and Performance with Engine2Diet’s Rip Esselstyn

By Sonya Looney | Jul 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

What if you found out that Heart Disease, type 2 Diabetes, most cancers, high blood pressure, and even Parkinson’s Disease was preventable and even reversible by changing what you ate?  I found out about 4 years ago and changed my diet. Getting control back over what you thought was simply your genetics is a very […]

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The Importance of Self-Care, Daily Routines, and Setting Boundaries with Dana Skoglund

By Sonya Looney | Jul 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being Intentional in Your Life How would you show up in your daily life if you felt like all of your needs were met and you treated yourself with compassion? In this day and age with our electronic devices constantly demanding immediate attention, overcommitted schedules for both ourselves and our families, managing our work and […]

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