Working to Keep Joy Alive Through Our 2nd COVID Holiday Season Part 2 with Sue Lymburner

2nd COVID Holiday Season with Roxanne Derhodge and Sue Lymburner

Holiday Quote: “We long to go back to what was, what was familiar and hold on.  How do we accept that it’s different right now?”  Sue Lymburner

Almost 2 years ago, we were shutting down for what we thought was two weeks.  Now, nearly two years later, we are struggling to get through our second COVID holiday season.  On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we’re thrilled to welcome back for another holiday edition, Roxanne’s long-time friend and trauma expert, Sue Lymburner, to discuss how people are working even harder this year to stay happy and jolly.  It’s no wonder people are struggling with the current Omicron variant ravaging the entire planet, social distancing, restrictions for visiting loved ones in effect again and top it off with colder weather. Sue will share some strategies to help us keep our spirits bright throughout the holidays.

Sue has been a clinical psychotherapist for more than 20 years.  She helps her clients deal with difficult life events such as abuse, addiction, a job or relationship loss, mental illnesses or unresolved trauma.  She works with her clients to gain insight into the challenges they face so obstacles that might seem insurmountable can be overcome.

I had such a wonderful and information-filled chat with Sue last week that we decided to turn it into a 2-part series.  In case you missed last week, here’s the link to Part I  It’s not mandatory that you listen to it first, but I recommend that you do.  There’s so much amazing content; it would be a shame for you to miss out on any of it.

Listen to the podcast here: Working to Keep Joy Alive Through Our 2nd COVID Holiday Season Part 2 with Sue Lymburner

Authentic Touch Points:

  • Differing opinions about the vaccine.  2:00
  • Coping with fear.  5:30
  • Managing family conflict.  9:00
  • All our decisions are compounded.  12:30
  • Self-care and finding joy.  14:00
  • We need honesty and compassion.  17:00

Sue has extensive experience in the areas of child, family and couples counselling as well as sexual and crisis counselling.  By learning about how her clients’ experiences have impacted their life and identifying tools and coping mechanisms that work, they learn to approach their issues with a new perspective, take action to address them and get back to leading a peaceful, healthy life.

As we continue through the ups and downs of the pandemic, I encourage leaders to reach out for guidance about presenting their authentic self to develop an improved workplace for everyone with less conflict as I offer executive coaching.   Click here to contact me at your convenience, or click here to Chat with Roxanne!

Stay Authentic,  



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