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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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The Evolution of Ultra-Runner Rob Krar’s Extraordinary Running Lives: Episode 10

By Sonya Looney | Jul 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rob Krar is a special breed of human being.  It’s not only because he was crowned Ultra-Runner of the year in both 2013 and 2014, has won the Western States multiple times, or excels in Ski Mountaineering around the world during his off-season.  Rob’s inspiring energy and sense of calm is easily conveyed behind his beard […]

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Competence through Success and Failure with Jessicah Lahey – The Sonya Looney Show

By Sonya Looney | Jul 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

How do you define success and where does personal motivation come from? Jessica Lahey is a law school graduate, writer, educator, speaker, and researcher. Her book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed (Harper Books) is about how to motivate kids, the different types of motivation, […]

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The Headspace of Olympic Medalist Mountain Biker: Catharine Pendrel

By Sonya Looney | Jun 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

How would your approach to challenges change if you focused on giving your best effort for that moment instead of focusing what you wish the end result could be? 2016 Mountain Bike Olympic Bronze Medalist, Catharine Pendrel knows. Her plan going into the Rio Olympics was to work hard, but to show up with a […]

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My Podcast on Endurance Training, Mountain Biking, Plant-Based Nutrition, & Mindset

By Sonya Looney | May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m excited to announce that my podcast, The Sonya Looney Show is now live! The podcast is about endurance training, cycling, mountain bike tips, vegan and plant-based nutrition, mindset and mental toughness, personal development, entrepreneurship, and more! Some of the shows will be me speaking about some of my experiences across the globe with co-hosts.  I […]

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Focus on Doing Your Best, Not Being the Best. Boycott All-or-None Thinking

By Sonya Looney | Mar 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

When we make a declaration of a new lifestyle, goal, or habit, it can be hard to stick to. According to research by the University of Scranton, 92% of people don’t achieve their New Year’s Resolution goals ( We want to create habits to be happier and healthier, but change is not always easy. If […]

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