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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.

Overwhelm is Optional Heidi Marke

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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.

    Embracing Small Steps: The Secret to Overcoming Overwhelm

    Embracing Small Steps: The Secret to Overcoming Overwhelm

    You know that feeling of being perpetually overwhelmed? Of feeling like you're constantly on high alert? We've all been there. Welcome, fellow life-rebels, to the Overwhelms Optional Podcast, the space where we challenge the norm of pushing through stress and exhaustion. But how do we practically manage this feeling of overwhelm? Well, it begins with acknowledging its presence and setting the intention of being present. 



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    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


    Having managed to embarrassingly and painfully burn out losing her once-loved and hard-worked-for career, confidence, health and financial stability - whilst prioritising her selfcare (yes, really!) she now quietly leads The Gentle Rebellion - inviting you to gently, but firmly, rebel against the idea that to have the life you want you to have to push through overwhelm and exhaustion. You don’t.
    To find out more about my work please visit:
    www.heidimarke.co.uk
    You can buy my book here:
    Overwhelm is Optional: How to gently rebel against the idea that to have the life you want, you have to push through overwhelm and exhaustion. You don’t
    Please note some episodes and show notes contain affiliate links for people and products I love and have used myself. I may earn from qualifying purchases. As a...

    • 19 min
    Christmas: A Very Special Kind of Overwhelm

    Christmas: A Very Special Kind of Overwhelm

    The lead up to Christmas can feel particularly challenging when  your life is already overloaded.
    What if it's a unique opportunity to create more freedom to be yourself?
    Support the show
    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


    Having managed to embarrassingly and painfully burn out losing her once-loved and hard-worked-for career, confidence, health and financial stability - whilst prioritising her selfcare (yes, really!) she now quietly leads The Gentle Rebellion - inviting you to gently, but firmly, rebel against the idea that to have the life you want you to have to push through overwhelm and exhaustion. You don’t.
    To find out more about my work please visit:
    www.heidimarke.co.uk
    You can buy my book here:
    Overwhelm is Optional: How to gently rebel against the idea that to have the life you want, you have to push through overwhelm and exhaustion. You don’t
    Please note some episodes and show notes contain affiliate links for people and products I love and have used myself. I may earn from qualifying purchases. As a...

    • 31 min
    Balancing Sleep and Life: From Survival Mode to Thriving

    Balancing Sleep and Life: From Survival Mode to Thriving

    Do you have a life you can only cope with if you get enough sleep?
    Or do you have a life where your days are good regardless?



    Support the show
    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


    Having managed to embarrassingly and painfully burn out losing her once-loved and hard-worked-for career, confidence, health and financial stability - whilst prioritising her selfcare (yes, really!) she now quietly leads The Gentle Rebellion - inviting you to gently, but firmly, rebel against the idea that to have the life you want you to have to push through overwhelm and exhaustion. You don’t.
    To find out more about my work please visit:
    www.heidimarke.co.uk
    You can buy my book here:
    Overwhelm is Optional: How to gently rebel against the idea that to have the life you want, you have to push through overwhelm and exhaustion. You don’t
    Please note some episodes and show notes contain affiliate links for people and products I love and have used myself. I may earn from qualifying purchases. As a...

    • 25 min
    Strategies to Avoid Burnout

    Strategies to Avoid Burnout

     Together, let's rebel gently against burnout.
    Support the show
    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


    Having managed to embarrassingly and painfully burn out losing her once-loved and hard-worked-for career, confidence, health and financial stability - whilst prioritising her selfcare (yes, really!) she now quietly leads The Gentle Rebellion - inviting you to gently, but firmly, rebel against the idea that to have the life you want you to have to push through overwhelm and exhaustion. You don’t.
    To find out more about my work please visit:
    www.heidimarke.co.uk
    You can buy my book here:
    Overwhelm is Optional: How to gently rebel against the idea that to have the life you want, you have to push through overwhelm and exhaustion. You don’t
    Please note some episodes and show notes contain affiliate links for people and products I love and have used myself. I may earn from qualifying purchases. As a...

    • 5 min
    The Transformative Season: Understanding and Accepting Autumn Grief

    The Transformative Season: Understanding and Accepting Autumn Grief

    Are you stuck in an emotional tug-of-war as the seasons change? Join me as I navigate my own Autumn Grief, the mourning that descends as the warmth of summer fades. Find the gifts the season change wishes to bring you.



    Support the show
    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


    Having managed to embarrassingly and painfully burn out losing her once-loved and hard-worked-for career, confidence, health and financial stability - whilst prioritising her selfcare (yes, really!) she now quietly leads The Gentle Rebellion - inviting you to gently, but firmly, rebel against the idea that to have the life you want you to have to push through overwhelm and exhaustion. You don’t.
    To find out more about my work please visit:
    www.heidimarke.co.uk
    You can buy my book here:
    Overwhelm is Optional: How to gently rebel against the idea that to have the life you want, you have to push through overwhelm and exhaustion. You don’t
    Please note some episodes and show notes contain affiliate links for people and products I love and have used myself. I may earn from qualifying purchases. As a...

    • 6 min
    Embracing Life with Play: Laura Haver's Happiness Insights

    Embracing Life with Play: Laura Haver's Happiness Insights

    This week I’m talking to Laura Haver. Laura is an expert in play, communication and happiness. She is on a mission to inspire people of all ages around the world to live more playful, vibrant and fulfilling lives. She joyfully shares her expertise as an author, speaker, life coach and mom. Her new book is called Play Together: Games & Activities for the Whole Family to Boost Creativity, Connection & Mindfulness. Laura has been featured on the Today Show, Fox, CBS, Parents, Tennis Channel and more.

    Laura’s Book: Play Together: Games & Activities for the Whole Family to Boost Creativity, Connection & Mindfulness is available in paperback and kindle.

    She has a gift for listeners: My Playlist Planner, which helps you turn down the overwhelm and turn up your joy.

    And the singing teacher I mention can be found here: Singeo



    Support the show
    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


    Having managed to embarrassingly and painfully burn out losing her once-loved and hard-worked-for career, confidence, health and financial stability - whilst prioritising her selfcare (yes, really!) she now quietly leads The Gentle Rebellion - inviting you to gently, but firmly, rebel against the idea that to have the life you want you to have to push through overwhelm and exhaustion. You don’t.
    To find out more about my work please visit:
    www.heidimarke.co.uk
    You can buy my book here:
    Overwhelm is Optional: How to gently rebel against the idea that to have the life you want, you have to push through overwhelm and exhaustion. You don’t
    Please note some episodes and show notes contain affiliate links for people and products I love and have used myself. I may earn from qualifying purchases. As a...

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

Gloame ,

Fresh and easy to apply

Heidi’s weekly episodes are a highlight of the week because she offers such a fresh and actionable episode each week. As someone who’s lived with overwhelm for a decade and a half, these regular reminders are invaluable. Heidi herself is also lovely to listen to, and as anyone who is a podcast addict like me knows, the host makes all the difference!

Lili C B ,

Thank you

Heidi,

Thanks to listening to just 16 episodes now (I started at the very beginning and am making my way through), I found the courage to tell my students and colleagues that I need to take a break from my work as a flamenco dancer and teacher to let my body heal fully from overuse injuries. I was so scared to do this, to disappoint and let others down. But your words resonated so much with me, and through them I found the clarity I needed. While I can’t stop all my work, I pulled way back and am slowing way down to allow my body to heal. Your teachings are so spot on and I’ve recommended your podcast to family and friends. Thank you truly.

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