Choose Well: Helpful Conversations About Well-Being
Investing to Advance Socioeconomic Equity

Investing to Advance Socioeconomic Equity

June 21, 2022

This conversation from our “Insights and Ideas” series brings together thought leaders from the Church, the private sector, and the Church Pension Group on the topic of socially responsible investing (with a specific emphasis on shareholder engagement). Discover investment strategies that advance socioeconomic equity, and find out what institutions are doing to enhance diversity in the investment industry.

Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver

June 14, 2022

Does meeting someone else’s needs have you neglecting your own? Church Publishing author the Rev. Jean Denton delves into her new book Walking Each Other Home: Spiritual Companionship for Dementia Caregivers, exploring the unique challenges caregivers face—and the hope and meaning that can be found even in suffering.

Scam Alert!

Scam Alert!

June 7, 2022

Financial scams are widespread and costly. Deborah Royster, Assistant Director at the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office for Older Americans, offers advice for seniors—and everyone else—on staying alert to financial fraud.

Bouncing Back From Burnout

Bouncing Back From Burnout

May 27, 2022

The state of the world may have you feeling exhausted. The Rev. Mario Conliffe, PhD, offers suggestions for restoring balance and improving your health and relationships.

Well Being in Today’s World

Well Being in Today’s World

May 27, 2022

Krishna Dholakia, the podcast’s host, highlights what to expect from the new season of the Choose Well podcast.

Bonus Episode

Bonus Episode

November 19, 2020

Dr. Jeffrey Zahn leads a short exercise anyone can use at any time for practicing mindfulness.

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Improving the Quality of Our Lives Through Mindfulness, Part 2

Improving the Quality of Our Lives Through Mindfulness, Part 2

November 19, 2020

Krishna and her guests talk about incorporating mindfulness into programs aimed at reducing burnout.

Did you know that mindfulness training is now incorporated in physician training and used across healthcare to alleviate stress in patients and practitioners? Burnout is a growing concern in church ministry, too. Krishna continues to explore the topic of mindfulness with Dr. Jeffrey Zahn and Mickie Brown. Zahn and Brown offer tips for practicing mindfulness throughout the day.

Resources for CPG Plan Participants:

  • Learn how visioning can help you create a healthier tomorrow through our e-learning course.

 

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Improving the Quality of Our Lives Through Mindfulness, Part 1

Improving the Quality of Our Lives Through Mindfulness, Part 1

November 19, 2020

We hear a lot about mindfulness, but what exactly is it—and why is it a cornerstone of wellness? The experts weigh in.

Being present in the moment can increase our resilience, compassion, and ability to focus, but it means learning new techniques. Listen as Krishna explores mindfulness with Jeffrey Zahn, MD, Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Mickie Brown, registered nurse and clinical manager for education and mindfulness at the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health. They share mindfulness techniques and explain how intention, choice, and living in the moment can be game changers.

Resources for CPG Plan Participants:

  • Learn how visioning can help you create a healthier tomorrow through our e-learning course.

 

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Financial Literacy and Financial Fragility

Financial Literacy and Financial Fragility

November 19, 2020

Knowledge can lead to better choices—and lower our anxiety about money matters. An expert connects the dots.

Annamaria Lusardi, Professor of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business, calls personal finance a “happiness project.” Being financially secure takes a big worry off the table and puts us in a better position to achieve our dreams. Krishna, Pattie Christensen, and Annamaria talk about the benefits of increasing our understanding of saving, investing, and savvy debt management.

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Additional resources:

Learn about the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington University School of Business.

 

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Avoiding Investment Fraud

Avoiding Investment Fraud

November 19, 2020

How to spot and protect yourself from fraudsters

Krishna and Janet continue their conversation with FINRA’s Gerri Walsh. They talk about the tactics fraudsters use to target their victims, and Gerri explains why we’re susceptible to con games. She also reminds us that staying alert and informed is our best defense.

Resources for CPG Plan Participants:

  • Learn how to protect yourself from financial fraud through our e-learning course.

Additional Resources:

  • View FINRA’s website to learn how they are working to protect investors and ensure the integrity of our country’s financial markets.
  • Research the background and experience of financial brokers, advisers, and firms with FINRA’s free online tool, BrokerCheck.

 

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