LukeNotes is a free publication of Saint Luke Institute. Published quarterly, each issue goes in-depth on a current topic in psychological or behavioral health that is affecting Catholic clergy and religious. LukeNotes is written by experts on our clinical staff.
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Vol. 3: Gratitude as a Daily Practice
Gratitude, integral to our Christian faith, is also a critical factor in ongoing health and well-being. Practicing gratitude is strongly correlated with an increased sense of personal happiness, decreased anxiety and depression, and beneficial changes in brain chemistry.
Successful recovery involves simple, daily decisions that will continue to lead a person toward or away from health. Learn what it means to be a member of a support team for a priest or religious who completes residential treatment and is returning home.