Summer 2014 Edition Newsletter

Laura K. Meier
Creating estate, business, and life plans that ensure a family’s complete protection and well-being.
 Personal Note From Josh and Laura
We had a great few days off at the beach with Josh's family. They have a fun tradition of renting a beach house every year on the Newport Beach Peninsula. It's close to our home but makes for the perfect stay-cation. We also got to see some amazing sand sculptures from Josh's brother Adam. Every year he surprises us with new creations.
This is also the same time each summer that we find ourselves a bit out of routine.  This week's quick-step has easy ways we can keep our brains active and healthy even during long summer days.
All the best,
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Weekly Quick-Step For the Prosperous Family
Quick-Step:  6 Steps For Combating Summer Brain Slump.

What it is: Taking a few minutes out of each long summer day to keep your brain healthy and active.

Why you need this: As we get settled into long summer days that are a bit out of routine, it is easy to fall into a mental slump. We start using less brain power which can take us from relaxation mode into slump mode very quickly. Following these 6 simple tips will help you keep your mind active and healthy while enjoying the fun of summer.

Estimated time: 10 to 15 minutes a day

How to do it:
  1. Keep connecting: There is a strong connection between having healthy friendships and improved mental health, including memory and focus. Put your phone down and try making a new friend while watching swim lessons or chat with a parent at the beach.
  2. Move the body. There is a direct connection between our physical bodies and our brains — the health and strength of one impacts positively the other. Even a twenty minute summer night walk after your spouse or kids go to bed can do wonders for your mind.
  3. Use structure.  Having a system for everyday tasks can be a tremendous help for scattered minds. Since routines tend to change during the summertime, try mapping out each day first thing in the morning so you know what to expect and plan for.
  4. Brain workouts. Once we master a new activity, be it posting on Pinterest or cooking a new food, our brain no longer creates new neural connections for them. Keep trying new things for brain boosting. Brain teasers, word puzzles, and logic problems are fantastic for your mind.
  5. Good night, sleep tight. Sleep is key for our health, both physical and mental. If you have little ones who interfere, try tag teaming with your spouse so you can alternate chunks of sleep time.
  6. Food for thought. A healthy overall diet is directly linked to a healthy mind. Give your body and mind fresh, unprocessed, whole foods with an emphasis on fruits, veggies, healthy fats, nuts, and seeds. Also make sure you are drinking enough water.

For more tips on having a healthy mind, read Battling Mommy Brain: Six Strategies to Boost Brain Health by Lisa Byrne.

Featured Article
Why Every New Business Needs a Lawyer & How to Find a Great One
Chances are if you are an entrepreneur, you have a little “issue” when it comes to controlling everything about your company — in other words, you find it hard to trust others when it comes to your "baby."
But unless you are an experienced business attorney, you probably don’t have the knowledge — and most certainly the time — to understand the legal implications of just about every decision you will be making about your new business, including its structure, the agreements and contracts that will determine how your company will function and be profitable, and even hiring your first employee.


While entrepreneurs are usually great problem solvers, a good business lawyer is trained to see potential problems before they can adversely impact your business or put your personal wealth at risk.

A recent article at provides entrepreneurs these tips for choosing the right lawyer for their business:


Click here to read the tips.

Upcoming Events
Join us at an upcoming event this month and invite a friend to come! It's always great to see you.

Event: Kids Guardian Workshop
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Location: United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County, Irvine, CA


Event: Legal Essentials For the New College Freshman (NEW WORKSHOP!)
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: The Lost Bean Organic Coffee & Tea, 13011 Newport Ave. #104, Tustin, CA 92780.


Click here to register online.

Thank You
Thank you to Ryan Dwight, Jaril Tudio, and Josh Anderson for your referrals.