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Fall 2017

Health & Wellness News

Fall Edition 2017

Why Life Insurance Could Be Right for You — Now

By Janet Todd, Ph.D.

Securing the future needs of your family is crucial, and creating a plan can seem daunting, but there are reliable ways to care for your loved ones.

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Articles in This Issue

How to Manage Stress in a Chaotic World

By Krishna Dholakia, MS, RD, CDE, CDN

Stress can be positive — it can help us get things done and propel us forward. However, too much stress and worry can have a negative effect. Here’s what to do.

Autumn Colors: Preparing for Change

By The Rev. Dr. Georgine Buckwalter

Autumn is a “letting go” and “leaving behind” kind of season — its nip can bring a surge of energy to do what we need to do in our lives.

Member Story
A New Triathlete: Three New Churches — Three New Sports

By The Rev. E. Wendy Huber

Moving to the Rocky Mountain region, where everyone seems to run and hike and ski, was a culture as well as a fitness shock. Here’s what I did.

Open Enrollment

This is the time of year when you can re-evaluate your benefits and review current plan elections to ensure they continue to meet your needs and those of your family.

Book Look:
Restreaming: Thriving in the Currents of Retirement

Bill Craddock’s new book offers an array of provocative reflections and invites the reader to envision new opportunities, new relationships, and new ways of being.

Healthy Recipe: Chicken and White Bean Stew

A healthy and warming stew for those chilly autumn days, packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals.

Did You Know?

In 2016, 3,455 members took advantage of their Cigna Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits. If you have a medical or emotional related issue that you would like to discuss confidentially, and have health coverage provided by the Episcopal Church Medical Trust Plan, call the EAP today at (866) 395-7794, or sign in to myCigna.com using the Employer ID: episcopal.

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