Overwhelm is Optional

Overwhelm is Optional

The podcast for hard working professionals who want their life back. Welcome to the Overwhelm is Optional podcast where each week we find ways to gently rebel against the nonsense that overwhelm and exhaustion are just the price you pay to have the life you want. Heidi Marke is a Coach, Teacher, Podcaster & Author. Thank you to purpleplanet.com for the music.

Episodes

October 4, 2023 26 mins

Reflecting on my journey to burnout and bouncing back again, I've realised, maybe a little late in the game, that trying to do it all is not the same as having it all.

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Ever felt overwhelmed and craved inner peace and ease? Of course you have - that’s why you’re here! In this week’s episode, I share a heartfelt story from a road trip that led to an epiphany - a profound moment of deep ease, a cocktail of pure gratitude and an overwhelming sense of rightness.


My experiences have led me to understand the beauty and power in committing to finding more ease and joy in life. But the path isn't...

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Do you ever feel like you're running on a hamster wheel, trapped in a cycle of anxiety and self-doubt? This episode's special guest, David Waldy, The Fierce Empathy Coach, has been there too. However, through the power of mentorship and coaching, he transformed his life from a struggling anxiety-ridden phase to a fulfilling journey. His story is a testament to the profound changes that can be achieved with courage, self-r...

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September 13, 2023 22 mins

In this episode, I pull back the curtain on my personal struggles with The Morning Promise - a daily commitment to oneself - and discuss the potential resistance one might face in making this promise. 

Drawing from personal experiences and insights gleaned from my clients, we unravel how to make the morning promise work for you, and how to harness the power of gentle rebellion to reconnect with your softer side, that part ...

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Are you feeling worn out from trying to balance the demands of your career and personal life? Do you find yourself constantly striving for more, pushing yourself to the brink, only to feel overwhelmed and joyless as you neglect your own wellbeing and connections to others? If so, then this episode is your beacon of hope, a call for a revolution in your approach towards life, work and personal fulfilment. 


Welcome to a much-need...

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May this episode inspire you to put yourself first.

Does your daily routine leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted? What if there was a way you could reclaim your joy and revitalize your life? 

This episode is explores how the habit of prioritising ourselves can lead to a markedly improved life, both personally and professionally. I debunk the falsehood that fatigue and burnout are the inevitable price of suc...

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If you've ever questioned whether it's possible to build a successful life and career without pushing yourself to the point of exhaustion, this episode is for you. I share insights gleaned from my own experiences, the transformative power of asking deep questions, and the importance of seeking support. The centerpiece of this episode is my recent road trip - a testament to the joy of gentle rebellion against exhaustion an...

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Do you believe that overwhelm is a necessary part of achieving your dreams? Let me assure you, it's not. Join me as I read from and expand on, page one of my book: Overwhelm is Optional. Explore the maze of overwhelm, its effects on our lives, and the misconceptions we often harbour about it. I'll share how I've discovered at 55 that life isn't about pushing through exhaustion. Instead, it's about embracing...

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(Apologies for the poor sound this week - skip to next week's if you prefer)

How do you start your day?

Join me in this transformative discussion as we explore setting intentions each morning and how it can drastically change our lives. 

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Are you ready to master the art of having it all without compromising? Ever wondered if you could maintain a high drive for success while also being able to switch off at home and be present with those you love? I did, and discovered that it's not only possible, but crucial.  My gentle rebellion demonstrates that you don't need to give up an essential part of yourself to be successful, and I'll unpack the ways in whi...

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This week we're privileged to have Holly Ostara, author and book coach join us. Holly takes us on a journey, sharing her personal battles with panic disorder and overwhelm, and the systems she created to transform these struggles into her strengths. 

Holly doesn't just write books, she empowers authors across the globe with her unique framework.  She helps entrepreneurs find their voice and communicate confidentl...

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Reflecting on my experiences managing massive crowds at the Glastonbury Festival, I've realised it's a perfect parallel to how we often react to everyday pressures. In emergency situations, we instinctively activate survival mode - remaining calm, clear-minded, and able to act quickly. But when this same system is applied to daily tasks, we can end up feeling overwhelmed, locked into rigid thinking patterns. Could th...

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Ever felt the gnawing anxiety that you're missing out on something? That there's a world of experiences passing you by? I've been there too – stuck in the vortex of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). But the truth is, we can't catch every opportunity that comes our way. The world is a whirlwind of experiences, events, and moments. It's impossible to seize them all, and that's okay. Tune in to join me as I unr...

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What mugs and Glastonbury have to do with having it all and finding the freedom to be more and more yourself.



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How to have it all by going small part 1


What does having it all by going small mean?


What does having it all mean to you?





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Ever feel like you're constantly trying to get your ducks in a row before you take on any task or project? What if I told you that this relentless pursuit of perfect organization might be adding more pressure and overwhelm to your life rather than creating the sense of order you crave? It's time to challenge this notion and consider whether your ducks might actually prefer a little chaos.

Join me as I share my ow...

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The One Minute Marke - get my free one minute audio for immediate relief from overwhelm.

The podcast for hard working professionals who want their life back. Welcome to the Overwhelm is Optional podcast where each week we find ways to gently rebel against the nonsense that overwhelm and exhaustion are just the price you pay to have the life you want.

Heidi Marke is a Coach, Teacher, Podcaster & Author


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A Tiny-Huge Life-Changing practice that is even smaller than The One Minute Marke.


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The One Minute Marke - get my free one minute audio for immediate relief from overwhelm.

The podcast for hard working professionals who want their life back. Welcome to the Overwhelm is Optional podcast where each week we find ways to gently rebel against the nonsense that overwhelm and exhaustion are just the price you ...

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May 24, 2023 10 mins

It always feels impossible until it's done. Or does it?
What if you could skip forward in time to when the impossible is here already?

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The One Minute Marke - get my free one minute audio for immediate relief from overwhelm.

The podcast for hard working professionals who want their life back. Welcome to the Overwhelm is Optional podcast where each week we find ways to gently rebel against the nonsen...

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What if having it all was no big deal?



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The One Minute Marke - get my free one minute audio for immediate relief from overwhelm.

The podcast for hard working professionals who want their life back. Welcome to the Overwhelm is Optional podcast where each week we find ways to gently rebel against the nonsense that overwhelm and exhaustion are just the price you pay to have the life you want.

Heidi Marke is a ...

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