Avoiding burnout pt. 2 (or, breaking free from total work by doing nothing)

We looked at a biblical theology of work and leisure in part 1, but after all that groundwork, are we any further on? Are we any closer to getting to a cause for burnout, or a solution to preventing burnout, or treatment for it? Let's see... Why does it happen? Every single person is different. I … Continue reading Avoiding burnout pt. 2 (or, breaking free from total work by doing nothing)

Avoiding burnout pt. 1 (or, how to give God glory through work and leisure)

We've just returned from a lovely week in the Republic of Ireland at a conference with brothers and sisters in the Lord. It was a  busy time, but refreshing and joyful. It was a little taste of Heaven, in fact. Not least because no-one was sick while I was providing medical cover on the Friday! … Continue reading Avoiding burnout pt. 1 (or, how to give God glory through work and leisure)

The road to health is paved with good intentions

[Hippocratic Oath IV]   What's it all about, really? Medicine, I mean. What is the point of this crazy job that we do? Promoting wellbeing? Complete forms for pleasure and profit? "I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgement, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing." Ah, … Continue reading The road to health is paved with good intentions