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Pro Mountain Biker, Plant-Based Athlete, and World Endurance Champion, Sonya Looney interviews inspiring leaders about vegan & plant-based nutrition, cycling and endurance training, mountain bike tips, sports psychology, adventure travel, mindset, personal development, and entrepreneurship to help you unlock the best and healthiest version of yourself. Find out more at: www.sonyalooney.com

The Sonya Looney Show Sonya Looney: : Mindset, Plant-Based Nutrition, Performance, Mountain Bikin

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Pro Mountain Biker, Plant-Based Athlete, and World Endurance Champion, Sonya Looney interviews inspiring leaders about vegan & plant-based nutrition, cycling and endurance training, mountain bike tips, sports psychology, adventure travel, mindset, personal development, and entrepreneurship to help you unlock the best and healthiest version of yourself. Find out more at: www.sonyalooney.com

    Finding Meaning and Mattering at Work Through Eudaimonia with Andrew Soren

    Finding Meaning and Mattering at Work Through Eudaimonia with Andrew Soren

    Today, we’re tackling a crucial topic—finding and fostering meaningful work. It’s not just about what we do, but aligning our work with our deepest values to find joy and purpose every day. I’m thrilled to be joined by Andrew Soren, a leader dedicated to enhancing well-being in the workplace.
    Andrew is the Founder and CEO of Eudaimonic by Design, he's a trailblazer in creating positive workplace environments and a respected mentor in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania.
    We explore how to align our daily tasks with our deepest values and find real joy and purpose every single day. We discuss the challenges of balancing intense passion with necessary boundaries to prevent burnout and how workplaces can support our well-being and growth.
    Here's what you'll learn:
    - While meaningful work boosts motivation, it can also risk burnout and career dissatisfaction.
    - Eudaimonia—a life rich in meaning—is foundational to understanding job satisfaction
    - Effective organizational and societal support is vital for fostering meaningful work environments
    - How to invite a sense of "mattering" into your work and workplaces
    LINKS:
    - Learn about Eudamonic by Design
    - Learn about finding meaning and purpose 
    - Listen to my episode with Cory Muscara

    • 58 мин.
    Quick Study: Plant-Based Performance for Athletes

    Quick Study: Plant-Based Performance for Athletes

    Plant-based nutrition can change our overall health - but how can it impact athlete performance? In today’s “Quick Study” episode, I'm excited to highlight two remarkable advocates for plant-based living—Olympic silver medalist Dotsie Bausch and vegan bodybuilding pioneer Robert Cheeke.
    Dotsie shares her transformative journey from professional cycling to Olympic glory, all while embracing a plant-based diet that she credits for her increased energy, enhanced recovery, and superior performance. We’ll explore how ditching dairy helped her overcome inflammation and why she passionately advocates for dairy-free alternatives.
    Robert Cheeke breaks down the myths surrounding vegan bodybuilding. He shares his personal evolution from a 120-pound runner to a robust 220-pound vegan bodybuilder, offering practical advice on gaining muscle through dedication, consistency, and a nourishing whole-food diet.

    Whether you’re an athlete looking for a competitive edge or someone curious about the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, this episode is packed with motivational insights and actionable tips.

    Here are a few key takeaways:
    Learn how you can fuel massive muscle gains with plant-powered nutrition without compromising your health or ethical values Why dairy can negatively impact athletic performance and recovery The truth behind increased energy and performance from a plant-based diet Tips for building strength while eating vegan How you can make small changes every day to increase your energy and vitality with plant-based living  
    Want to learn more? 
    The Plant-Based Athlete with Robert Cheeke
    From Olympics to Advocacy with Switch4Good's Dotsie Bausch
    Other plant-based episodes

    • 15 мин.
    Committing to Your Wild Ideas with Shelby Stanger

    Committing to Your Wild Ideas with Shelby Stanger

    Can our biggest challenges become gifts? I’m excited to reshare an incredibly enriching conversation with Shelby Stanger, author of “The Will to Wild” and the voice behind the inspiring podcast, Wild Ideas Worth Living. As I wrap up my master’s thesis and embark on new challenges, Shelby’s journey through life’s big changes, her passion for adventure, and her insights into overcoming fears resonate deeply with me—and I know they will with you too.
     
    Shelby shares how her love for the wild has helped her navigate through pivotal life moments and health challenges. We delve into the power of facing fears, the importance of community, and why self-kindness is crucial in our journey of personal growth. Shelby’s relatable experiences and practical tools for embracing change and finding joy in new ways are not only inspiring but also a reminder of the transformative power of adventure.
     
    Whether you’re encountering your own crossroads or simply seeking motivation to push past barriers, this conversation is a testament to the strength found in vulnerability and the endless possibilities that await when we dare to step outside our comfort zones. We explore how adventures, both big and small, can profoundly impact our lives. 
     
    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    Pivot Points in Life: How to steer your life in a new direction through the transformative power of adventure.
    Going with the Flow: Understanding the importance of being present and adapting to changes as they come.
    The Art of Mindfulness and Meditation: How daily practices can help you overcome challenges and maintain inner peace.
    Getting Out of Your Own Way: Tips and guidance on self-awareness and maximizing your potential.
    LINKS:
    Learn more about Shelby Stanger
    Listen to Wild Ideas Worth Living podcast
    Read Will to Wild
    Sign up for my weekly newsletter! 
    Want more adventure? Listen to this episode about overcoming limiting beliefs with world record explorer Colin O’Brady

    • 57 мин.
    Quick Study: Powering Up with a Plant-Based Diet

    Quick Study: Powering Up with a Plant-Based Diet

    Welcome to a new series called “Quick Study." Today we’re diving into how a plant-based diet can significantly boost your longevity and vitality. If you are an avid listener, you know this is one of my favorite topics. So, I was excited to reference conversations with two experts Brenda Davis and Dr. Michael Greger, as we unpack the benefits of filling your plate with plant-based proteins.
    You'll learn how easy meeting your daily protein needs can be with a whole food plant-based diet—your ticket to sustainable weight loss and warding off diseases. Get ready to be inspired and learn practical tips for powering your life with plants!
    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    Replacing just 3% of calories from animal protein with plant protein can lower mortality risk by 10% according to NIH research. Meeting recommended daily protein intake through a variety of whole plant foods like legumes, nuts and seeds is important for health and well-being. Small shifts towards plant-based protein sources can make a big impact on health outcomes over time. A whole food plant-based diet is the most effective approach for sustainable weight loss and disease prevention. When and how we eat can impact more than calories alone due to absorption, appetite and metabolism. Want to learn more?
    Plant-Based Protein with Brenda Davis How Not to Diet with Michael Greger How Not to Age with Michael Greger Other plant-based episodes

    • 19 мин.
    Revisiting Perfectionism with Thomas Curran

    Revisiting Perfectionism with Thomas Curran

    Just how high are your standards when you're striving for your goals? Are you striving for excellence or are you striving for perfection? The pressure to be perfect is on the rise and it affects our everyday lives - from social media to parenting, work to hobbies. I sat down with Thomas Curran, professor of psychology and behavioral science at the London School of Economics, to unravel the complexities of perfectionism, providing you with knowledge and tools to strive for a healthier mindset.
    Thomas's expertise and extensive research on perfectionism culminates in his book "The Perfection Trap: Embracing the Power of Good Enough," where he guides us to reflect on the expectations we set for ourselves, the harmful comparisons we make, and how our relentless pursuit of success can sometimes lead to failure and setbacks.  
    We navigate the world of athletics, where the pursuit of perfection is often unrivaled. From the grueling challenges of the Tour de France to my own personal racing experiences, we'll examine how striving for perfection can leave us feeling empty. 
    Let’s tap into embracing a new definition of success and cultivate self-compassion along the way. Because isn't it beautiful to enjoy each day as you live it?
     
    Here are some key takeaways:
    Understanding the three types of perfectionism: self-oriented, socially prescribed, and avoidant perfectionism The role of social media in perpetuating comparison and discontent The problem with growth mindset; it can lead to a constant need for more progress without accepting plateaus and regressions Why high performing athletes can feel empty without a first place medal because of the emphasis and celebration of one winner Practical strategies for counteracting perfectionistic tendencies, such as self-compassion and embracing our own humanity
    Links Learn more about Thomas Curran Read The Perfection Trap by Thomas Curran Sign up for my weekly newsletter! Want more? Listen to this episode about the  paradox of expectation and comparison

    • 1 ч. 6 мин.
    Climbing, Motherhood, and the Path to Self-Discovery with Beth Rodden

    Climbing, Motherhood, and the Path to Self-Discovery with Beth Rodden

    Legendary climber Beth Rodden has accomplished so much in her incredible career - and is now also bravely shared her personal journey of growth. I sat down with Beth to hear about her experiences navigating professional climbing as a woman, the highs and challenges of achieving big goals, and how becoming a mother completely shifted her perspective.
    Beth is one of the best female rock climbers of all time, the youngest woman to conquer 5.14a, and a globally recognized ambassador for the outdoor community. She's also a mother, and an author. Her new memoir, ‘A Light Through the Cracks: A Climber’s Story,’ vulnerably recounts her harrowing experience with trauma and kidnapping and her healing process.
    For any athletes, parents or anyone pursuing self-discovery, I hope you'll be inspired by Beth's wisdom on finding balance, speaking your truth, and embracing vulnerability. It was so powerful to chat with Beth - I know you'll enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it.
    Here are a few key takeaways:
    - Navigating professional climbing as a woman and the evolution of the industry towards greater inclusivity and respect.
    - The importance of owning one's story, finding one's voice, and speaking out against injustice, even when it's scary
    - The challenges of achieving big goals and deriving a sense of self-worth solely from accomplishments
    - How parenthood can shift one's priorities, sense of purpose, and relationships with others and one's body in a life-changing way.
    - Healing from trauma and learning to embrace vulnerability and emotions through therapy, relationships, and personal reflection.
    LINKS:
    - Read Beth's new memoir "A Light Through The Cracks"
    - Listen to other episodes about motherhood and athletics
    - Hear from four women athletes of Tailwind Nutrition

    • 1 ч. 10 мин.

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Оценок: 369

the nanny from AskaNanny.com ,

Encouraging and Inspiring

Thanks Sonya for these informative episodes with really cool and interesting guests - so many are unique and they all offer actionable tips and well-being ideas!

4star1 ,

So encouraged!

Listening to your podcast after a bad day and rough night of sleep - but now I remember what a privilege it is to be out in nature, to have the ability to move my body, to choose what I want to do. Thanks for the reminder to stop the all or nothing thinking!

Travis Macy ,

FANTASTIC!

I always come away feeling inspired and educated. I love Sonya’s thoughtful perspective and thorough research.

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