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.
Please note: Lukenotes was on hiatus in 2014, but is returning soon. We continue to upload older Lukenotes as part of our website redesign. Please contact us if you are looking for a prior edition that has not yet been uploaded. We also invite you to read Connections, offering practical tips for healthy life and ministry.
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.
Vol. 2: Good Boundaries
"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.