Lukenotes is a free publication of Saint Luke Institute, and is published quarterly. Each issue includes a feature article and related case study, which are written by experts on our clinical staff.
A new Lukenotes on interventions will be published in late May 2015.
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Vol. 4: Better Service through Good Self-Care
Finding a healthy balance between service to others and self-care can be daunting, yet not doing so can affect one's life, work and relationships. Learn how to care for yourself and thereby better give to others.
We see a lot of advertisements for medication to address depression, but this is major depression. A person with persistent depressive disorder, or chronic mild depression, often struggles inside while seeming to function well in work or ministry.
"Good fences make good neighbors," as Robert Frost once said. Similarly, good boundaries make good relationships. Learn about the challenges to establishing good boundaries and strategies to help you develop more effective boundaries for ministry.
Being organized, controlling one’s impulses and striving to do one’s best are positive personality characteristics that can contribute to success. Taken to the extreme, though, they can have adverse consequences. Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is characterized by high degrees of orderliness, perfectionism and control.