140 episodes

Let's face it, "adulting" is hard. Whether you are a single, independent woman, married with kids or anything in between, the daily juggle can be pretty overwhelming! When quitting is not an option, what is a woman to do? How do we find joy in the juggle? How do we stay optimistic in an overwhelming world? It's simple, find your tribe.

DeDe and Chelsea have been friends since they were in 4th grade and even though so many years have passed they can still belly laugh, cry and encourage each other. So, if you can relate to being overwhelmed, need some perspective and are simply interested in hearing real women share their stories ... then we invite you to sit down and listen in.

Optimistically Overwhelmed DeDe and Chelsea

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 85 Ratings

Let's face it, "adulting" is hard. Whether you are a single, independent woman, married with kids or anything in between, the daily juggle can be pretty overwhelming! When quitting is not an option, what is a woman to do? How do we find joy in the juggle? How do we stay optimistic in an overwhelming world? It's simple, find your tribe.

DeDe and Chelsea have been friends since they were in 4th grade and even though so many years have passed they can still belly laugh, cry and encourage each other. So, if you can relate to being overwhelmed, need some perspective and are simply interested in hearing real women share their stories ... then we invite you to sit down and listen in.

    139: Values are Your "Life Raft"

    139: Values are Your "Life Raft"

    DeDe & Chelsea are so excited to join their tribe this week, and are sharing their latest “beauties” on this new episode!  🎙
    Chelsea leads thing off with a discussion of finding joy in midst of the “piles” of our lives … the tangible “to-do” piles (like laundry, to-do lists, etc) and the non-tangible piles (like phases of our lives, the different hats we wear, etc).  
    Next, DeDe defines what “values” mean to her, and what she’s learned in a mothering class about pinpointing which values are *most* important to each of us.  It’s harder than you think, but it is so eye-opening.  
    Come listen in, and feel free to share this episode with friends! 
     
    Episode Links:
    Brent Brown: Dare to Lead - List of Values

    • 28 min
    138: Guard Your Inputs

    138: Guard Your Inputs

    Hello to our Optimistically Overwhelmed tribe!  Thank you for being here … we hope you come away from this episode with some great takeaways and the encouragement to stay optimistic!
    DeDe starts out the “beauties” by sharing some wonderful insights and points about shifting your perspective.  She asks herself, Chelsea, and you listeners what in our lives need a perspective change, and then gives her thoughts on how she puts on her “perspect-ables.”
    Next, Chelsea discusses the affect our “inputs” (what we read, watch, and listen to) have on our lives, our brains, our mood, etc.  She goes on to suggest the importance of guarding those inputs and shares some of her favorite “inputs” she’s enjoyed lately.

    • 28 min
    137: Pinch Yourself...It's Real

    137: Pinch Yourself...It's Real

    Join in and listen as DeDe & Chelsea chat about their latest “beauties!” 
    Both ladies are BIG fans of tiny/consistent habits, and Chelsea discovered some amazing advice for habits that are good for your brain and for your happiness!  Listen in as she explains the difference between flooding and dripping your dopamine.
    In this episode DeDe brings up a topic the ladies haven’t touched on too much … Marriage!  After reflecting on her wedding anniversary DeDe came up with some tangible tips and advice on this important relationship.
    Thank you for joining the ladies … they are so happy to have you in their “tribe” of listeners!

    • 30 min
    136: Be a Glimmer-Seeker

    136: Be a Glimmer-Seeker

    Welcome Tribe!  DeDe and Chelsea are so glad you are joining them for their latest episode. 
    Chelsea starts things off by sharing a cool concept she learned about “glimmers” and the positive impact it can have on our daily lives when we seek them out and notice them!   You’re going to want to listen and start listing of your OWN “glimmers!”
    DeDe discusses the strong feelings of being offended, having feelings hurt, and jealousy or comparison … and a phrase she has learned to switch her viewpoint and do the work to be less-judgmental.
    We’re so glad you are here.  Enjoy the episode and share with friends! 

    • 23 min
    135: Be a Tums-Runner

    135: Be a Tums-Runner

    Welcome back to our little corner of the podcast world!  Thank you for tuning in and listening last week after our summer break.  
    DeDe kicks off this week’s episode with an amazing story, and the example she saw of someone stepping up and easing a burden.  It’s amazing how much relief a kind gesture can cause when we are feeling overwhelmed and anxious!
    Each fall Chelsea shares her back-to-school theme for her family.  In this new episode she explains why this year was unique, and why she chose a theme that would emphasize the power of families.
    Hope everyone has a great week.  Go shine bright!

    • 22 min
    134: Go on the Offense with Grief (Make it a Claudine Day 2023)

    134: Go on the Offense with Grief (Make it a Claudine Day 2023)

    Welcome back everyone to Optimistically Overwhelmed … DeDe and Chelsea are thrilled to be back behind the microphones!  
    Chelsea starts out reminding listeners about “Make it a Claudine Day” that honors her oldest sister each year on September 9th.  For this episode, Chelsea chose a beauty that perfectly describes her experience with grief, and the lessons she’s learned from joining together with others each September to serve in honor of Claudine … and how that has impacted her grief process.
    DeDe has made an amazing goal that encourages her (and now all of us!) to focus more on our “To-BE” lists than our “To-DO” lists.  She beautifully explains what that looks like, and reminds us that life isn’t just about what we do.
    The ladies are SO happy to have you here listening!  Thank you for joining them, and always feel free to share an episode with friends!
    Go shine bright!
     
    Episode links:
    -  YouTube clip on Andy Grammar discussing grief

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Lacy Bish ,

Motivational

This podcast is unlike any other. It motivates me to be a better person, wife and mother. Dede and Chelsea are vulnerable and help me feel motivated to change behaviors. They also remind me of my individual worth. I love this podcast!

Ann Danielson ,

Positive and Real

As a young mom, I’m so thankful to have this pick me up to look forward to. The simplicity and authenticity of these two and the podcast help me remember what is most important in life and where I want to be in the future. Thank you!

Ava B. Hoover ,

Favorite part of my week

I’m not very old (13), But this podcast is literally the only reason I get out of bed on mondays. I love what they say and listen to old episodes all the time! It makes me laugh, it makes me cry, but for sure leaves me with tons of motivation and self-love <3

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