About Walk and Be Well

We can change our lives by walking. A walk brings us closer to better overall health and improved well-being by allowing us time for reflection while we exercise our bodies. We learn about the importance of walking in our lives  - and how regular walking can lead to improved physical, psychological and spiritual health - from coaches, doctors, and even our faith traditions. Taking the time for a regular walking program can lead us into new relationships with ourselves, with others and with God.

The Walk and Be Well podcast offers 28 audio reflections to accompany you on your daily walk and provide inspiration for contemplation. Your audio walking companions are Walk and Be Well contributors the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Cameron, the Rev. Canon Renée Miller, the Rev. Dr. William J. Watson III, and Elizabeth McKay Moosbrugger. Music by Fran McKendree provides a lively tempo for walking.

You set the distance and pace. You can walk alone or with friends. Whether you are starting out or are a walking devotee, Walk and Be Well offers an engaging, interactive experience.

Walking Resources

It's important to care for for our whole being. Three books from Church Publishing Incorporated address holistic wellness - feeding your soul while improving your health.

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All Shall Be Well: An Approach to Wellness
William S. Craddock, Jr., editor

CREDO and Morehouse Publishing Inc.'s anthology of health and well-being, All Shall Be Well: An Approach to Wellness, includes a series of essays on wellness. The Rev. Dr. William J. Watson III
’s short essay “Wellness Begins with a Walk
” explores the importance of caring for our whole being - mind, body and spirit - and how walking is a very good place to begin.


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Marvelously Made: Gratefulness and the Body
Mary C. Earle

In Marvelously Made: Gratefulness and the Body author Mary C. Earle
 celebrates our bodies by focusing chapters on different body parts and exploring each through personal anecdotes and lucid descriptions of their anatomy and function. She ends each chapter with a prayer and practice that draws our attention inward.

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Christ Walk: A 40-Day Spiritual Fitness Program
Anna Fitch Courie

What’s better than feeding your soul while developing healthy practices for your body and mind? Christ Walk outlines a 40-day program for individuals and groups to focus on improving physical health while engaging in spiritual and mental reflection and growth. Each chapter is a daily meditation on different aspects of mind, body, and spiritual health tied to biblical teachings and Christian traditions.

Contributors

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The Rev. Canon M. Renée Miller

The Rev. Canon Renée Miller is an Episcopal priest, author, poet, and CREDO conference leader. Renée is an author of eight books, including Strength for the Journey: A Guide to Spiritual Practice published by Morehouse Publishing, an imprint of Church Publishing Incorporated.

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The Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Cameron (Jackie)

An Episcopal priest and medical doctor, The Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Cameron holds certification in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine with the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition, she trained in sports and exercise medicine. She holds an M.A. in Theological Studies and Christian Ethics and a Master of Divinity and served as faculty member for the CREDO physical health team.

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The Rev. Dr. William J. Watson III (Bill)

The Rev. Dr. William Watson, III, (Bill) holds a medical degree as well as master’s degrees in Health Education and Divinity. He is a faculty member on the CREDO physical health team. Bill served as a family practitioner for 18 years  and as rector of St. John’s Church in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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Elizabeth McKay Moosbrugger

Elizabeth McKay Moosbrugger is a certified personal and professional coach and former CREDO faculty member and Church Pension Group Steps to Wellness consultant. She has a degree in Organizational Development and certification to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

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Fran McKendree

A lifelong musician, who spent the first part of his career in the four-piece folk-rock ensemble McKendree Spring, Fran creates and performs songs inspired by his faith and expressive of his deep spirituality. He has released several CDs and produced recordings for other artists at his Teerivane Studios in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Fran has been a featured musician at CPG conferences. You can find out more information about Fran's music at his website.

 

This material is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be professional medical advice or treatment. Always seek the advice of a healthcare professional with any questions about personal healthcare status and prior to making changes in approaches to diet and exercise. This material is not a guarantee of coverage under any Episcopal Church Medical Trust (Medical Trust) health plan. Unless otherwise noted, websites referenced herein that are outside the www.cpg.org domain are not associated with the Medical Trust and its affiliates (collectively, the Church Pension Group) and the Church Pension Group is not responsible for the content of any such website.