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Optimistically Overwhelmed

with Jamie & DeDe

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Optimistically Overwhelmed

Optimistically Overwhelmed

with Jamie & DeDe

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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 Jamie have been friends since they were in braces and even though they are living two polar opposite lives, they can belly laugh, cry and encourage each other all the same. So, if you can relate, need some perspective and are simply interested in hearing real women share their stories, we invite you to sit down and share with us.

Latest Episodes

54: LIVIN' ON A PRAYER

Now, more than ever, we need an anthem. Graduation season is upon us, Stay-At-Home orders are being extended while others are being lifted... So, what better way to get some of that anxiety, stress and numbness out than with a little Bon Jovi.

45 MIN3 d ago
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54: LIVIN' ON A PRAYER

53: Be Kind

While the kids are on a school Zoom meeting, settle in to your cozy chair, grab your headphones and relax while listening to what our amazing Tribe has learned in the time of COVID.

57 MIN1 w ago
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53: Be Kind

52: Courage to Continue

It's official. We have all lost track of what day it is. Time? Ha! Forget about it. If you are reading this and feel like you are teetering on the edge of sanity, press play, and LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE!

50 MIN2 w ago
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52: Courage to Continue

51: Feel it ALL

The Tribe has spoken, Friends! The ladies asked for your stories of how you are handling this new "pandemic normal" and, WOW, did you answer! DeDe, Jamie and Chelsea are honored to share the voice memos they have received over these next few episodes, and they are starting things off with a bang with today's episode. Whether you are a young student, a new mom, a homeschooling mom, a grandmother or just a human, we guarantee these messages will hit home. And we encourage you to share your own with the Tribe, because we are all in this together, after all. Email your voice memos to dedeandjamie@gmail.com. DeDe and Jamie also share some Ladybugs that they have found this week, along with a Mirror Challenge that we can all benefit from. So, listen in to an episode the ladies are so very proud of. We could not do this without you, and LOVE hearing from all of you. Until next time, feel the feels and keep shining bright!

48 MIN3 w ago
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51: Feel it ALL

50: Look For The Ladybugs

It's the 50th episode!! Can you believe it?! Join DeDe, Jamie and Chelsea while they get sentimental and reflect on this beautiful tribe that has been created, and also laugh about how far they have come since those beginning podcast days. You know what they say about flipping that first pancake! Thanks for sticking with us through it all, friends! DeDe also shares an incredible story about looking for ladybugs, and there is not a human being on this planet that doesn't need to hear this message right now. No matter what week of quarantine you are currently in, take time in your day to look for life's blessings, miracles or tender mercies. They are everywhere and the ladies share some of their own experiences in spotting the ladybugs in their lives. We challenge you to share some of yours with us! While you're at it, go give us a follow over @optimisticallyoverwhelmed on Instagram. Until next time, go shine bright! Episode links: - Glennon Doyle - Music and the Spoken Word (Ladybug story)

54 MINAPR 24
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50: Look For The Ladybugs

49: Meet Denise

We cannot WAIT for you to “meet” Denise because we all could use a little “Vitamin D” in our lives … especially now! Denise is one of our favorite people ever, and DeDe & Chelsea chat with her about everything from being present & balancing life to what it’s like owning her own business. Our combined 8 kids ALL learned life lessons from her as a swim teacher, and her mantra “I don’t know if I can … but I’ll try!” is often mentioned in our homes. There truly is a takeaway for any listener because we cover a LOT of ground! Although we recorded this 5 weeks ago (pre-quarantine) we feel like her wisdom and advice is even more relevant NOW as we juggle and adapt to this new life. Enjoy your dose of “Vitamin D!”

71 MINAPR 17
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49: Meet Denise

48: Purpose in the Hard

Join DeDe and Chelsea for their (first) interview with Riely where they discuss finding “Purpose in the Hard.” After 47 episodes we hit our first technical difficulty and Riely’s microphone ended up not picking up. We debated whether we should even release this episode - but after re-listening we just absolutely LOVED what Riely had to share, and feel like the episode is even more needed than when we recorded it 4 weeks ago. So, bear with us, and turn your volume up when it’s Riely’s turn to talk! :) In this episode Riely first introduces us to “Run the Mile You are In,” and vulnerably opens up about her experience with bullying. Chelsea discusses how to find joyful moments, days, and places; and why it is important to prioritize what is “not optional” when you are going through a trial. Dede shares about how to lean into the good and the light in your life. We discuss all of this … and much more about finding “Purpose in the Hard.”

48 MINAPR 10
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48: Purpose in the Hard

47: Run The Mile You Are In

DeDe, Chelsea and (special guest!) Riely examine more ways to find our purpose during this Coronavirus trial. Riely shares with us her mantra to “RUN THE MILE YOU ARE IN” … to put one foot in front of the other and focus on the now. Finding PERSPECTIVE: There is power in disruption, and we get to decide what really matters most How to make your (quarantine) days ENJOYABLE ***We are now going to end each episode with “The Mirror Challenge” and we encourage you to join in! Write on your mirror in dry-erase marker a takeaway from this episode …. - you can answer, “What is your purpose right now? This week?” - you can write “Run the Mile You Are in” - or ANYTHING that you want to focus on this week! Episode Links: Shawni Pothier: “Disruption” https://71toes.com/2020/04/disruption 3 in 30 Podcast episode 123: “What We’re Doing to Survive this Coronavirus Weirdness” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/3-in-30-takeaways-for-moms/id1296627876?i=1000469946836

41 MINAPR 3
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47: Run The Mile You Are In

46: Peace in the Pause

All of our lives have turned upside-down because of the Coronavirus. Our lives might feel like they are on "pause." Join DeDe & Chelsea as they discuss how they try to find "Peace in the Pause." How can we still find positivity and remain "optimistically overwhelmed?" The girls mention 3 things we can focus on: 1. What you can control 2. Reaching outside of yourself 3. Finding the joys & positives in this situation. Episode Links: - Coping as a Mom Through Coronavirus-related Stress/Anxiety - The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance by Shawn Achor (TEDxBloomington talk) - Corona Virus is Not a Motherhood Competition by Brooke Romney

34 MINMAR 27
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46: Peace in the Pause

45: We're In This Together... 6 Feet Apart

Take a break from the relentless Coronavirus news cycle and get your weekly dose of OPTIMISM! DeDe, Chelsea and Jamie are here today to share some positivity in the madness, and some laughter in your day.

43 MINMAR 20
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45: We're In This Together... 6 Feet Apart

Latest Episodes

54: LIVIN' ON A PRAYER

Now, more than ever, we need an anthem. Graduation season is upon us, Stay-At-Home orders are being extended while others are being lifted... So, what better way to get some of that anxiety, stress and numbness out than with a little Bon Jovi.

45 MIN3 d ago
Comments
54: LIVIN' ON A PRAYER

53: Be Kind

While the kids are on a school Zoom meeting, settle in to your cozy chair, grab your headphones and relax while listening to what our amazing Tribe has learned in the time of COVID.

57 MIN1 w ago
Comments
53: Be Kind

52: Courage to Continue

It's official. We have all lost track of what day it is. Time? Ha! Forget about it. If you are reading this and feel like you are teetering on the edge of sanity, press play, and LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE!

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
52: Courage to Continue

51: Feel it ALL

The Tribe has spoken, Friends! The ladies asked for your stories of how you are handling this new "pandemic normal" and, WOW, did you answer! DeDe, Jamie and Chelsea are honored to share the voice memos they have received over these next few episodes, and they are starting things off with a bang with today's episode. Whether you are a young student, a new mom, a homeschooling mom, a grandmother or just a human, we guarantee these messages will hit home. And we encourage you to share your own with the Tribe, because we are all in this together, after all. Email your voice memos to dedeandjamie@gmail.com. DeDe and Jamie also share some Ladybugs that they have found this week, along with a Mirror Challenge that we can all benefit from. So, listen in to an episode the ladies are so very proud of. We could not do this without you, and LOVE hearing from all of you. Until next time, feel the feels and keep shining bright!

48 MIN3 w ago
Comments
51: Feel it ALL

50: Look For The Ladybugs

It's the 50th episode!! Can you believe it?! Join DeDe, Jamie and Chelsea while they get sentimental and reflect on this beautiful tribe that has been created, and also laugh about how far they have come since those beginning podcast days. You know what they say about flipping that first pancake! Thanks for sticking with us through it all, friends! DeDe also shares an incredible story about looking for ladybugs, and there is not a human being on this planet that doesn't need to hear this message right now. No matter what week of quarantine you are currently in, take time in your day to look for life's blessings, miracles or tender mercies. They are everywhere and the ladies share some of their own experiences in spotting the ladybugs in their lives. We challenge you to share some of yours with us! While you're at it, go give us a follow over @optimisticallyoverwhelmed on Instagram. Until next time, go shine bright! Episode links: - Glennon Doyle - Music and the Spoken Word (Ladybug story)

54 MINAPR 24
Comments
50: Look For The Ladybugs

49: Meet Denise

We cannot WAIT for you to “meet” Denise because we all could use a little “Vitamin D” in our lives … especially now! Denise is one of our favorite people ever, and DeDe & Chelsea chat with her about everything from being present & balancing life to what it’s like owning her own business. Our combined 8 kids ALL learned life lessons from her as a swim teacher, and her mantra “I don’t know if I can … but I’ll try!” is often mentioned in our homes. There truly is a takeaway for any listener because we cover a LOT of ground! Although we recorded this 5 weeks ago (pre-quarantine) we feel like her wisdom and advice is even more relevant NOW as we juggle and adapt to this new life. Enjoy your dose of “Vitamin D!”

71 MINAPR 17
Comments
49: Meet Denise

48: Purpose in the Hard

Join DeDe and Chelsea for their (first) interview with Riely where they discuss finding “Purpose in the Hard.” After 47 episodes we hit our first technical difficulty and Riely’s microphone ended up not picking up. We debated whether we should even release this episode - but after re-listening we just absolutely LOVED what Riely had to share, and feel like the episode is even more needed than when we recorded it 4 weeks ago. So, bear with us, and turn your volume up when it’s Riely’s turn to talk! :) In this episode Riely first introduces us to “Run the Mile You are In,” and vulnerably opens up about her experience with bullying. Chelsea discusses how to find joyful moments, days, and places; and why it is important to prioritize what is “not optional” when you are going through a trial. Dede shares about how to lean into the good and the light in your life. We discuss all of this … and much more about finding “Purpose in the Hard.”

48 MINAPR 10
Comments
48: Purpose in the Hard

47: Run The Mile You Are In

DeDe, Chelsea and (special guest!) Riely examine more ways to find our purpose during this Coronavirus trial. Riely shares with us her mantra to “RUN THE MILE YOU ARE IN” … to put one foot in front of the other and focus on the now. Finding PERSPECTIVE: There is power in disruption, and we get to decide what really matters most How to make your (quarantine) days ENJOYABLE ***We are now going to end each episode with “The Mirror Challenge” and we encourage you to join in! Write on your mirror in dry-erase marker a takeaway from this episode …. - you can answer, “What is your purpose right now? This week?” - you can write “Run the Mile You Are in” - or ANYTHING that you want to focus on this week! Episode Links: Shawni Pothier: “Disruption” https://71toes.com/2020/04/disruption 3 in 30 Podcast episode 123: “What We’re Doing to Survive this Coronavirus Weirdness” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/3-in-30-takeaways-for-moms/id1296627876?i=1000469946836

41 MINAPR 3
Comments
47: Run The Mile You Are In

46: Peace in the Pause

All of our lives have turned upside-down because of the Coronavirus. Our lives might feel like they are on "pause." Join DeDe & Chelsea as they discuss how they try to find "Peace in the Pause." How can we still find positivity and remain "optimistically overwhelmed?" The girls mention 3 things we can focus on: 1. What you can control 2. Reaching outside of yourself 3. Finding the joys & positives in this situation. Episode Links: - Coping as a Mom Through Coronavirus-related Stress/Anxiety - The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance by Shawn Achor (TEDxBloomington talk) - Corona Virus is Not a Motherhood Competition by Brooke Romney

34 MINMAR 27
Comments
46: Peace in the Pause

45: We're In This Together... 6 Feet Apart

Take a break from the relentless Coronavirus news cycle and get your weekly dose of OPTIMISM! DeDe, Chelsea and Jamie are here today to share some positivity in the madness, and some laughter in your day.

43 MINMAR 20
Comments
45: We're In This Together... 6 Feet Apart
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