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 […]

Optimize Your Time: Fitting in Wellness Where (and When) You Can

Many people think we don’t have time to accomplish all we set out to do.


Most of us have the same problem on a daily basis: there are just not enough hours in the day. Rather than whine about this problem, however, we should do our best to capitalize on the untapped sources of time we all do have – whether we know it or not. There are tons of […]

Putting the ‘FU’ Back in Fun

The idea that happiness really is all around us is an accurate one. Whether we choose to see – and act – upon that happiness is another thing.


Opportunities for fun are endless Our daily grind can really wreak havoc on that little three-little “F” word. Yes, I’m talking about “fun!” We may not all be Tom Hanks in the movie Big, but that doesn’t mean we can’t seek out and recognize joy whenever, however and wherever we can. Happiness isn’t just found […]

What You Do with that ‘Body’ Really Counts

The handshake doesn’t come natural to some and can even warrant some practice. Believe it or not, there is a lot to consider for such a small, widely accepted gesture. You want to shake firmly without hurting someone. You want to be especially cautious if your size or strength seems to outmatch the other party’s. You want to be gentler if someone is wearing a lot of jewelry or a large ring, as squeezing their hand shut can cause discomfort.


We all know that actions speak louder than words. While every sales position involves a good amount of words, it is indeed true that our body’s movements and mannerisms can have a profound effect on our sales pitch, the type of demeanor we give off, and, ultimately, whether we’re perceived as trustworthy, knowledgeable and confident. […]

Achieve Peace, Mindfulness Without Meditation

Add some Zen to your personal space, both at home and in the office. If zen for you involves traditional items like a small Buddha statue, desktop Zen garden or Bonzai tree, great.


Silence does not automatically equal success Peace comes in many forms Removing the negative can be just as valuable as adding the positive The benefits of meditation are lauded and proven. No one is arguing that whether it’s a few quiet moments in the morning, a peaceful, solo run at lunch or a full-out, 20-minute […]