ACCEPTING LIFE ON ITS TERMS

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There is a popular book going around the self-help circuit lately, and it’s easy to understand why. That’s because the book’s title is “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F—.” Brilliant marketing, as it’s a quick, easy and effective way to grab your attention. The book also doesn’t beat around the bush in revealing […]

Be the Light in the Dark

There are so many ways to help during tough times

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The tragedy in Las Vegas and other events that have yielded similar devastation are not far from our minds. It’s absolutely normal to feel helpless during this time, and even a little hopeless, but we don’t need to. That’s because we’re not either of those things. We can do good in the face of tragedy. […]

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

The mass tragedy in Las Vegas has left us all reeling, particularly as it had a direct impact on our FAMily with the loss of Victor Link, an Alpine Mortgage Planning advisor in our Seal Beach, Calif., office. Being such a global destination with particularly easy access from Southern California, Utah and Arizona – not […]

The Myth of Self-Control

Self-control: we all have it – and we all have a wonderful talent for making it go away. Whether it’s food, reality TV, social media, exercise, work, a certain sport or sports team, alcohol, email or texting, must of us have a penchant for overdoing something that would be considered positive, fun or helpful to […]