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The Living Full Out with Nancy Solari radio show brings the Living Full Out philosophy to life. Listeners are encouraged to not only embrace change, but to look for opportunities to create it. Don’t let life get you down. When your morale starts to dwindle, it’s time to get motivated again, make some positive changes, and take each day as an adventure and opportunity to maximize your potential in life.

Nancy shows how to live the Living Full Out lifestyle through personal anecdotes about living with a disability, starting and growing her own businesses and giving advice to those brave callers who share their own stories. Her guidance is always focused on continuing to move forward, no matter what.

Through Nancy’s show, you’ll learn how to be here in this moment, and let go of the past guilt and future fears you’re holding inside of you so that you can make the most of the time you have now. Having overcome their own intense emotional and physical challenges, an inspirational guest on each show will enlighten you on the best ways to look positively on your life and overcome setbacks.

Living Full Out with Nancy Solari addresses many topics such as relationships, finances, career, entrepreneurship, goal setting, parenting, death, divorce, marriage, and more.

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The Living Full Out show with Nancy Solari encourages you never to give up when things seem impossible. Maybe you aren’t performing as well as you hoped. Perhaps you realized your dreams may need to be adjusted. Join Nancy as she discusses setting realistic goals to succeed and lead a more fulfilled life. Our first caller Carol wants to learn how to conquer her anxiety and stress while hosting get-togethers. Nancy advises her to pinpoint what exactly causes the feelings of being overwhelmed. By leading Carol through this exploration, Nancy explains the importance of slowing down to listen to your body and ask for help. Tune in to learn how understanding your limits can help you manage your well-being and guide you to living full out.Our inspirational guest Sue Humphrey discovered the importance of never giving up. After finding a love for track and realizing she would never be an elite athlete, Sue adjusted her goals and channeled her passion into coaching. Jumping head-first into a male-dominated field, Sue overcame every challenge to ensure her success. Tune in to hear how Sue set realistic dreams and is living a life without regret. Maybe you tend to give up when things get challenging. Try sticking with the things you love to enhance your perseverance and willpower. In doing so, you minimize feelings of failure and create a life full of achievements and gratification to live full out.
The Living Full Out show with Nancy Solari encourages you to free yourself from the judgment of others to pursue your dreams. Maybe you’re fearful of the backlash that comes with trying something new. Perhaps you’re afraid you may lose people close to you in the process of discovering your path. Join Nancy as she discusses how ignoring and letting go of criticism can increase your happiness and open doors to a more fulfilled self-image. Our first caller Evan wants to learn how he can increase his confidence and comfort at his job. Nancy advises him to dive deep into the reason why he may feel out of sorts. By guiding Evan through this exercise, Nancy explains the benefit of determining why you feel anxious to avoid making assumptions. Tune in to learn how being assertive in your communication can increase your relationships and self-conviction. Our inspirational guest Brian Bayers discovered the benefits of releasing yourself from the judgment of others. After a tragic accident resulted in Brian running over his 18-month-old son, he was swallowed by grief and punishment from himself and others. After leaning on his wife and finding solace in his relationship with God, Brian realized his son would want him to succeed and find happiness. Tune in to hear how Brian managed his remorse by forgiving himself and finding moments of positivity every day.Maybe you’ve been holding yourself back. Try listening to what your heart is telling you and the opinion that matters most. By connecting with yourself, you limit apprehension and create a new strategy to heighten self-confidence exemplifying what it means to live full out.
The Living Full Out show with Nancy Solari encourages you to experience the most out of life. Have you ever felt that you could be doing more with your day to day existence? Is it possible that with some extra effort, you could be achieving new heights? Perhaps you find it difficult to know how to make the most out of your circumstances. Join Nancy as she discusses how to experience the most out of life.Our first caller, Jodi, wanted to know how to keep her motivation to develop her business. Nancy advises her to identify her goals and think about how she wants her future to look. Once aspirations have been recognized, Nancy suggests that Jodi begin to think of creative ways to achieve them. Listen in to hear how to build a business plan and grow an entrepreneurship.Our inspirational guest Roseann Sdoia was supporting her friend during the 2013 Boston Marathon when she heard an explosion in the crowd. Seconds later, she was thrown into the air and knocked unconscious by another bomb. When she came too, she was immediately aware she was in a life-or-death situation. A firefighter helped get her to a hospital, and the two stayed in touch as Roseann recovered. Eventually, they formed a close friendship, and then a relationship. Finally, the two married. Although Roseann needed to amputate one of her legs, she recovered from her injuries and learned to use a number of prosthetics. Now, Roseann can walk, run, bike, and travel. Tune in to hear how Roseann rebuilt her life in the aftermath of the tragedy.Perhaps you feel that you are not making the most of your life. You may be faced with situation after situation where you somehow feel too nervous or stressed to reach your full potential. Try considering the value of experiencing new events and circumstances. Finding the courage to fully experience life allows you to truly live full out.
The Living Full Out show with Nancy Solari encourages you to dig deep to bring your most admired qualities to the surface. Maybe the hectic nature of life has caused you to lose touch with yourself. Perhaps you’ve forgotten the things that make you feel special and unique. Join Nancy as she discusses how looking inwards can increase self-confidence and guide you to a more fulfilled life. Our first caller Shari wants to learn how to she can respark the love of teaching she lost during COVID-19. Nancy advises her to look back on the students she is most proud of and the lives she altered most. By guiding Shari through realizing her true calling, Nancy explains the benefit of practicing gratitude. Tune in to learn how creating small moments of positivity can lead you to discovering the beauty and value in your everyday life. Our inspirational guest James Cox discovered the importance of taking happiness into his own hands after struggling from clinical depression in his late 20’s. Living with cerebral palsy, James knew firsthand the value of finding creative ways to overcome adversity. Finding music to be the best medicine, James started a podcast called “When Words Fail Music Speaks” dedicated to appreciating the therapeutic value of song. Tune in to hear how James manages negative emotions by finding the silver linings. Maybe you’ve been seeing life with a glass-half-empty mentality. Try using your best qualities to spark color and joy on your path by paying for someone’s coffee or giving a random compliment. By utilizing your gifts, you allow yourself to see the bright side and exemplifies what it means to live full out.
The Living Full Out show with Nancy Solari encourages you to make meaningful connections. Have you ever felt alone while you try to solve a problem? Could a little assistance go a long way in allowing you to achieve your goals? Perhaps you find it difficult to create a support system. Join Nancy as she discusses surrounding yourself with people who care about you.Our first caller, Trent, wanted to hear some tips for applying to jobs right out of college. Nancy advises him to write a cover letter for each job he applies to, to show employers he cares. She also suggests researching employers and gives him a few online resources to start out with. Listen in to hear how to make an application stand out from the crowd.Our inspirational guest Camille Preston values meaningful connections above all else. When faced with new problems, she knows to turn to her friends and family. Camille was preparing for her daughter’s birthday party when she received an urgent call from her doctor. The results of Camille’s medical tests were back, and her doctor told her she needed to check herself into a hospital as soon as possible. Camille did not panic. Instead, she called her good college friend, who was a cardiologist. The two were able to go over Camille’s medical documents and figure out what the best course of action would be. When her friend determined it was indeed time for Camille to go to a hospital, he gently guided her towards the same conclusion. Tune in to hear how Camille’s life was transformed by the loved ones who surrounded her.Perhaps you feel that you are unable to continue on your own. Try reaching out to those around you for support. Relying on the meaningful connections in your life allows you to truly live full out.
Episode: 2023.9.11The Living Full Out show with Nancy Solari encourages you to give your all when managing losses in life. We all experience loss at some point, and it’s okay to feel disappointed and upset, but remember that your dreams are still out there waiting for you. Choosing to move forward by embracing life instead of getting held back brings you one step closer.Our first caller Mike wonders how to prioritize the experiences he wants to have in life. Nancy advised him that leveraging every moment plays a big role in pursuing his ambitions. Mike realized that being intentional with the time, people, and money in his life would allow him to make progress in his career and relationship goals. Listen in to discover how using your resources wisely can lead you closer to making your dreams a reality.Our inspirational guest Jillian Johnson managed her losses in life by loving bigger. Jillian’s parents separated while she was young, and her life took a big change. Growing up her mother would often criticize her and make fun of her weight. Lacking a good support system, she struggled with low self-esteem and searched for value in others. Putting her own happiness to the side, she found herself making decisions to please those around her. In her early 20’s, burdened with years of emotional stress and a nudge from her mom, Jillian purposed to her on and off boyfriend. While getting married didn’t feel quite right, she was overjoyed as they prepared to welcome their first child. She loved capturing each moment leading up to the day she delivered, but while in the hospital Jillian had to have an emergency c-section. In the following weeks Jillian and her husband were faced with an impossible choice as their son was placed on life support. They went on to have two beautiful daughters together, but she couldn’t escape the feeling that something was missing. Wanting to be a positive role model for her daughters, Jillian realized she needed to take steps to heal from past trauma. Now Jillian encourages others to be honest with themselves as they strive to find happiness.Perhaps you’ve experienced situations where it’s felt things couldn’t possibly get better. Rather than letting you’re loss stop you from making progress, think about what you cherish in life and the goals you want to accomplish. Focusing on what’s ahead can ignite that spark you need to keep pushing and live your life full out.
The Living Full Out show with Nancy Solari encourages you to take your mistakes and grow from them in order to discover your purpose. Maybe the guilt of past experiences is holding you back. Perhaps you feel like you’re not able to reach your goals without doubting yourself. Join Nancy as she discusses taking the twists and turns in life in stride to achieve your fullest potential. Our first caller Maddison wants to learn how she can be assertive in order to take a stagnant and undefined relationship to the next level. Nancy advises her to take a step back and learn what she truly wants. By guiding Maddison through what she feels the best and worst case scenarios are, Nancy explains the importance of vulnerability and honesty with yourself. Tune in to learn how getting out of your head and into your heart can lead you to a life of openness and fulfillment. Our inspirational guest Ethan Fisher discovered how to turn his traumatizing past into future growth. After struggling with substance abuse and depression, everything came to a sudden halt when Ethan took the life of a man during a drunk driving accident. Guilt-ridden and ashamed, Ethan knew he needed to bounce back. After getting released from prison, Ethan devoted himself to being a better person than he was the day before. Now, he speaks to tens of thousands of students every year on the dangers of mental health and alcoholism. Tune in to hear how Ethan learned to bend without breaking. Maybe you feel that you’ve reached a breaking point. Try looking at past trauma as an opportunity for growth rather than a reason to give up. Discovering how to bend your experiences to fit the mold of what you want to achieve will create an easier path for success and happiness. Being able to alter your perspective can open new doors and exemplifies what it means to live full out.
The Living Full Out show with Nancy Solari encourages you to be prepared. Have you ever been blindsided by something? Have you ever been in circumstances where you’ve wished you had planned more? Perhaps you struggle to respond in emergencies or last-minute situations. Join Nancy as she discusses how thinking ahead can change your life.Our first caller, Amir, wanted to know how to enhance his experience working out. The gym he currently has membership with is close to his house, but it’s so busy that he ends up spending hours waiting for the equipment he wants. Nancy suggests switching to a gym that is farther away but less busy. This way, he spends the same amount of time and can call his family or friends on the car ride.Our inspirational guest Andrea Davis was on a cruise with her husband having the time of her life. They were eating dinner and spending time with friends when the boat began to sink. She realized she had no choice but to leap into the water if she wanted to escape with her life. The same fear and uncertainty she felt jumping off the boat resurfaced at the beginning of the Covid 19 Pandemic. Tune in to hear how Andrea learned to prepare for every situation.Perhaps you feel that your problems are unsolvable. Try making commitments to put energy into fixing your issues, even if you only spend a little time working on them each day. Making the choice to be prepared can allow you to truly live full out.
Episode 2023.2.25The Living Full Out Show encourages you to be optimistic about the unknown. Perhaps you are worried about what will happen to you this week. Maybe you are afraid about the next few years. Join Nancy as she discusses how to stay positive towards an uncertain future. Our first caller, Anthony, is constantly worried that he is going to lose his job. Nancy advises him to journal or do a video diary to keep track of how he is feeling over time. Making sure that you have an outlet for your anxiety helps release the feeling from your mind. Tune in to learn how to let go of constant fear of events that are hard to control. Our inspirational guest Jacy Good discusses how she uses her positive attitude to live with her disability. On her college graduation day, Jacey and her parents got in a car collision where her parents died and she lived. After months in the hospital, she managed to thrive in life by getting married and doing advocacy work. Tune in to hear how Jacey continues to heal from the pain of that fateful day. Perhaps you feel the need to be in full control of your life. Try having an “arms wide open” view toward the future. By finding peace in the present, and being prepared for the unexpected you can live full out.
The Living Full Out Show with Nancy Solari encourages you to turn your anxieties into growth and heal from past experiences to reach your fullest potential. Maybe an event has left you feeling stagnant in your life. Perhaps you no longer have the courage to move forward in your career or life at home. Join Nancy as she discusses how to manage a traumatic injury and turn it into motivation. Our first caller Marcya wants to know how she can remain confident enough to pursue her career after being a recent college graduate. Nancy advises her to take a step back and look at the big picture: finding what makes you stand out. Discovering what makes an individual unique and important can provide insight into your greatest assets and creates the opportunity to strengthen and show them. Tune in to learn how trusting yourself and your experiences can lead to a fulfilling path. Our inspirational guest Hank Estrada found forgiveness and released his guilt to create his own successful future. Hank spent much of his childhood being sexually abused by his uncle and his pleas for help were dismissed. After moving out, Hank decided to become a priest only to be sexually assaulted by a priest of the church where he was being mentored. Once again, no one believed him. After finding a strong support system, Hank found the courage to start openly speaking about sexual violence in men and in religious organizations. Tune in to hear how Hank was able to be vulnerable and find love by working through his early-life trauma. Maybe past trauma has left you feeling stuck in your life and at the end of your rope. Try turning your experience into something you can grow from and use it to better yourself. Managing hardships gives you the opportunity to reach new heights and exemplifies what it means to live full out.
The Living Full Out show encourages you to accept guidance. Have you ever found yourself in a situation with no idea how to proceed? Is there someone whose advice you could benefit from? Perhaps you struggle to ask for assistance and direction when you need it. Join Nancy as she discusses how to welcome mentorship into your life. Our first caller, Jean, found that in the aftermath of the pandemic she struggled to keep up with her friends and stay active. Nancy advised her to take charge of her social life and make plans with her friends to travel and spend quality time. Additionally, Nancy suggested that she try to incrementally increase the amount of daily activity she completes. Setting smaller goals and then building on them is a trustworthy technique for slowly achieving a difficult task. Our inspirational guest, Threasa Kluever, accepted guidance in her recovery. When Threasa was a child, she experienced abuse from her brother and stepfather. The abuse continued all throughout high school, and caused her to form an eating disorder and self harm. Her teachers noticed her self-destructive habits and assisted her in leaving her home. Threasa was hospitalized while she was still in high school. She hopped around a few other facilities before finally finding one that allowed her to make steps towards recovery. It was only after her college graduation that she discovered she had Dissociative Identity Disorder as a result of the trauma she endured as a child. Since, she has been able to learn to love herself and use the horrible abuse she endured as a way to aid others. Perhaps you feel that asking for assistance would make you seem weak. The truth of the matter is that everyone needs a helping hand sometimes. When we advocate for ourselves and reach out in times of need, we can recover. Then, maybe you’ll be the one aiding someone else’s healing process. Asking for guidance is a key part of living full out.
Episode: 2023.9.5The Living Full Out show with Nancy Solari encourages you to push forward when things get tough in life. Every now and then you may face moments where you feel stifled from making progress. When you consider things that might be weighing you down, you’re taking an important step to live life on your own terms.Our first caller Beckie has been trying to build a relationship with her sister for 40 years and wonders how to know when it’s time to let go of a toxic relationship. Nancy advised her to really determine if the relationship is causing her pain or rather bothersome. Beckie realized that she didn’t want to throw the whole relationship away but was more annoyed with how things are. Listen in to discover how you can create balance between remaining resilient in your efforts and protecting your peace of mind.Our inspirational guest Andy Goodling harnessed the power of resilience by learning from his past mistakes to embrace his future. Andy knew early in life that he was different from other boys his age. He’d grown up witnessing his gay uncle being the center of jokes and saw how others coming out in high school hadn’t gone well. Afraid of how others might treat him differently or make life harder, he decided to keep his sexuality a secret. He thought maybe if he found the right girl he could settle down and life would be okay. He used class work and his job as a distraction and while in college he was able to let himself be free, at least partially. He continued to hide his sexuality along with his boyfriend for 4 years, always traveling away to be together. Plans for their future were cut short by one decision that Andy would later regret. He mourned the early death of his significant other and struggled to forgive himself. It wasn’t until he confronted his grief that he found the courage to embrace his authentic self by coming out one year later. Now married to his husband and planning for children, Andy encourages others to spend time getting to know their genuine selves as they strive to embrace life.Perhaps you’ve experienced moments where you’ve wondered if you’re making the right decisions. We’re always going to have choices in life, whether good or bad, and having the courage to step up and take control allows you to be in the driver’s seat. Having a little faith and being willing to take that risk brings you closer to living full out.
The Living Full Out show with Nancy Solari encourages you to choose to not give up. Have you ever been faced with a problem? Has the solution felt so difficult to achieve that you are tempted to stop trying? Perhaps you struggle to find motivation to work towards such a goal. Join Nancy as she discusses how to make the choice to keep going.Our first caller, Yvette, wanted to know how to stay motivated to go to the gym. Nancy advises her to try different facilities and learn about the machines she uses. Another useful tip is to find a partner in order to hold each other accountable. Listen in to hear how to find the perfect workout routine and stay excited about exercise.Our inspirational guest Dan Cummings made the choice to not give up after facing a life changing injury. When Dan was nineteen, he dove off a boat and broke his neck. His injury left him paraplegic. Doctors told him he would never walk again. Despite this bad news, Dan committed himself to recovering. His insurance only covered so much physical therapy, so Dan made the decision to go above and beyond and work with a private rehabilitation facility. After seven years of hard work, Dan took his first step. He wanted to share the success he found with other people, so he started his own physical therapy business, called Journey Forward. Tune in to hear how Dan actively decided to put the work into his healing.Perhaps you feel that your problems are unsolvable. Try making commitments to put energy into fixing your issues, even if you only spend a little time working on them each day. Making the choice to not give up can allow you to truly live full out.
Episode: 2022.8.52 The Living Full Out show with Nancy Solari encourages you to reflect inside yourself when adapting to changes in life. When you feel that it’s time for a change of direction but aren’t confident in taking that step forward, ask yourself why? Doing some deep thinking is a great way to uncover what’s holding you back so you can keep moving towards your goals.Our first caller Gary was recently promoted and wonders how he can keep his team motivated despite conflict and obstacles? Nancy advised him to capitalize on opportunities to introduce inspiration to his team. Transitioning to a higher position than your friends at work can cause tension to arise, but you create an environment where everyone feels valued when you empower others to voice their opinions. Keeping your door open can go a long way in building relationships and comradery.Our inspirational guest Rick Smith Jr. was able to regain control of his life by doing self-reflection. Growing up his father was an alcoholic and he found himself having to step up as the oldest of three siblings. When he was 15, Rick was lucky enough to start his hockey career early and began traveling with his team. Although he had a deep love for the game, he wasn’t quite ready for the emotional strain he felt being away from his family. Trying to numb his pain with alcohol led Rick down a dark path as his drinking took a heavy toll on his body and his performance. He was devastated being let go from his team in New Orleans and sank deeper into his addictions. It wasn’t until his fiancé called off their engagement that he finally had a wake-up call. That day he turned to God for guidance and started his lasting journey to sobriety. Tune in to hear how Rick freed himself from damaging influences by being mindful of his actions and is helping others do the same with his book Behavior Change: Impacting the Next Generation.Maybe you’ve been struggling to find what makes you happy in life. Rather than looking to others or seeking out something materialistic, think about what drives you in life. Is it your desire to help those around you, your passion for business, or your love for nature? Making time to self-reflect brings you closer to living your life full out.
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