All Good – June 2016

All Good
Issue 10 Volume 17
June 2016 Editor: Colleen Moulding

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In This Issue
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10 Tips to Look Good in a Selfie – For Adults
By Kathleen C Olivieri
Ten Reasons You Should Take a Daycation
By Lisa DiAngelis
The Secret of Getting Your Email Box to Zero
By Randy Place
Do You Have a No-Smart Phone Day?
By Deepali Joshi Adhikary
Lovely Links
Words Of Wisdom

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10 Tips to Look Good in a Selfie – For Adults
By Kathleen C Olivieri
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Looking good and feeling great! Selfies can be a great
avenue for self-expression at any age.

Selfies aren’t just for teenagers! Selfies are for
YOU – an adult! Don’t feel guilty about wanting to take
pictures of your inner and outer beauty.

I’ve learned several tips that I wanted to share with you.
These tips are for men and women over 40. Get your best
selfie with these top 10 tips!

Camera Height – Higher Angle is Better

1 – Camera Height – The best angle is one that is slightly
higher than your line of vision. I prefer to have a 45-degree
angle! And, you will notice that a higher angle works when
you take pictures of other people too!

2 – Good Lighting – Look for a window if you are taking the
selfie inside. If you are outside, face the sun directly or
find shade. If you take pictures during the middle of the day,
the shadows will be too harsh! The best time to take selfies
outside are during sunset – but who has time for that?

3 – Face Tilt – Most people don’t look their best straight on.
Turn your face to the side, but only slightly.

4 – Double Chin – Avoid a double chin by pushing your chin
forward slightly and tilt down. Not too extreme and don’t
tilt your head up because people can see up your nose. If
you are hard core about selfies, take a piece of white paper
and hold it underneath your chin. The paper bounces the light,
illuminates the face and can help with the double chin.

5 – HUGE Smile – A natural smile is best. A huge smile will
make your upper lip look thin, and your eyes will squint and wrinkle!

Dark lipstick, HUGE smile, looking straight at the camera OR…

6- Wear brighter lipstick – Dark lipstick will reduce the impact
of your lips in a picture. Dark lipstick can make you look tired
and old.

7- Take Multiple Pictures – Experiment with different poses until
you find out what angle works best for you. Don’t take 30, because
it becomes stressful!

If taking full-length Selfies:

8 – Foot Position – Don’t stand with your feet together. Bend
the leg closest to the camera with the majority of your weight
on your back foot.

9 – Body Angle – Turn your body slightly at a 45-degree angle.
This helps create a nice curve along with turning your body at
an angle. Notice how celebrities pose, slightly angled away
from the camera. This pose creates an illusion of a slimmer figure.

Which Looks Better? Arm Placement, Body Angle, Knee Bend

10 – Arm Placement – Don’t pose like a teenager with your hand
on your hip. But, don’t squish your arms straight to your side.
Bend your elbow and move it slightly away from your body.
Experiment with this!

Don’t forget to use the right filter on your phone before
publishing! Be watching for my list for the best selfie filters!

Have Fun – Taking selfies might seem silly, but it can be fun
too! It’s a great opportunity to show off your inner and outer beauty!


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The Secret of Getting Your Email Box to Zero
By Randy Place
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When your inbox is flooded with e-mails-and whose isn’t?
– there’s no need to float around your inbox forever. You
can take action right now to empty your email box.

Before practicing the secret to getting your email box to
zero, you need to accept the fact that the input of your
emails will ALWAYS exceed the output. You aren’t able to read,
nor should you have to strain your eyeballs on every single
cotton-pickin’ email you receive.

How to reduce emails

Inbox zero strategy is a strict way to manage your email.
The process can always keep your inbox empty. Or to be honest-
almost empty.

I’ve broken down the secret of how to reduce emails into
four easy steps you can take each day to keep ahead of
the flow:

FIRST, decide to manage your email twice a day for a half
hour each session. Give yourself specific periods to do
this by blocking out time on your calendar. Because you’re
making half hour appointments with yourself to handle email
batches, this first step is a calendar, not a to do event.

SECOND, Make two run-throughs at each of your e-mail sessions.
I call this step and the next, “email sweeps”. On the first
sweep, delete all junk email. Don’t respond to them at all.

THIRD, go back to what’s left in your email batch and decide
which ones can be handled in two minutes or less. Respond to
them immediately.

THE FOURTH and final step is, of course, to handle what’s
left. That’s the important correspondence you need to answer
right now.

When your email box is flooded with emails, apply the
Pareto Principle

The Pareto Principle states that in anything you do, the
few -20 percent-are vital and the many-80 percent-are trivial.
That’s why the Pareto Principle is also called the 80/20 Rule:
80 percent of your outcomes come from 20 percent of your inputs.

Applying Pareto Principle to a box flooded with emails, only
20 percent of them will be important. The 80 percent remaining
are trivial and should be speedily disposed of during your
email sweeps.

Another technique for reducing your email flow is to ask yourself
three questions: Should I care about this email or delete it?
Do I need to take any action on it? If so, what kind of action?

In a nutshell-how to reduce emails is really a piece of cake

The process becomes easy when you make two half-hour daily
appointments with yourself each day to handle your inbox.
That’s how to get to email zero. Well, to be honest, practically

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Ten Reasons You Should Take a Daycation
By Lisa DiAngelis
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A daycation is simply a day vacation. It’s a close cousin
of the “staycation,” with the advantage that at just one
day it requires very little planning. Is it sounding appealing

But before you get too carried away, it’s worth pointing out
the ironic twist in taking a daycation: in our fast-paced,
whirlwind lives the thought of taking a day off can sometimes
make us feel anxious.

But wait! That’s not what vacation is supposed to do!

Maybe we feel like there are too many people counting on us
or that we may compromise our responsibilities. Maybe we feel
guilty about taking a day off when everyone else has to show
up for work.

If we can get past that, the appeal of a daycation is self-evident:

Small commitment
Minimal planning
Affordable or free
So let’s be honest: The only thing stopping us from taking a
daycation is… you got it: US.

When you think about what might be stopping you from taking
a day off, really think about what you feel you would jeopardize.
Start by taking a little time to think about any feelings of guilt,
fear or anxiety. You can even write them down to look at them
objectively. Then ask yourself: “Realistically, will things really
fall apart if I take a day off?”

And just in case you’re still not convinced, here are ten
good reasons why you should consider taking a daycation
before too long:

Disruption fosters creativity. Shake up the routine!
Taking a daycation means you are taking a stand for yourself.
Creating space can invite clarity into a life situation.
Determining how you will spend a full day puts you back
in the driver’s seat of your life.
If you are feeling over-extended, reclaiming a day for
yourself is a generous act of self-kindness.
Especially with hectic schedules, having a full day
to spend as you see fit is like taking a big deep breath
for 24 hours.
You are almost sure to see/hear/experience you wouldn’t have
in a “normal” day.
Inviting someone you love to share a daycation with you
can create a very special memory.
You can absolutely “play hookie” from your life for a day
and remain a responsible adult.
There will never, ever be a day exactly like this again.
Do some reasons resonate more than others? In today’s culture
of always wanting to do more, you shouldn’t be surprised if
more than one of these reasons rings true for you.

So… what are you doing tomorrow?

Written by Lisa at Happy Holidays Guides.

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Do You Have a No-Smart Phone Day?
By Deepali Joshi Adhikary
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A Common Sense Media report highlights that teens and tweens
in the US spend 6-9 hours on a smartphone. People in the
UK also spend more time on a smartphone than they spend
while sleeping. Statistics for India are slightly below this,
around 2-3 hours per day, but are steeply rising as the
nation’s internet users will reach a figure of 314 million
by 2017. Does that surprise you?

As most of the professions require the use of a laptop or
even a smart phone, it is absolutely unimaginable to spend
a day without any of these gadgets. Even our “free-time”
is dedicated to smartphones so as to watch movies or videos,
engage in social networking sites or even read books.

Technology is undoubtedly a necessary evil today. It’s crazy,
addictive and can be harmful too but it is too important to
abstain from. The obsessive-compulsive disorder type obligatory
desire to stay connected can be overwhelming. When not accessing
these gadgets, you are anxiously anticipating about what you are

Switch off your smart-phones and laptops for a day. Initially,
the anxiety will be too much to handle. But stick to the resolve.
A few things that you could do on your no-smartphone day:-

1) Pick up a book, a real one and not a kindle version. Visit the
library, an actual brick and mortar one.

2) Write a letter to somebody. A letter on a paper and not an email.

3) Spend some time in the garden. Don’t worry about the sun-tan.
You could also visit a parlor/spa after that.

4) Draw, paint, sculpt. Whatever you like. Just get your hands dirty.

5) Try a new recipe. Cook something new.

6) Do something philanthropic. The world needs every minute

7) Go to the local park or rent a bicycle and take a ride.

8) Visit a friend. And talk to them without being bothered
by the constant buzzing of a mobile.

Smart phones and other gadgets are here to stay and their share
in our 24-hours in only going to increase. Technology has made
our lives convenient like never. But the extent to which it has
overtaken our lives is disturbing. So while we turn towards the
mobile and laptop screens for everything fun and work, it is for
us to decide how much we want to spend in the virtual world and
miss out on the beautiful things around us. Have a great
no-smartphone day!

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Lovely Links
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Perfect Plants To Create A Cottage Style Garden

Which plants are perfect for getting the English cottage
garden look? Find out from garden and food expert Sarah Raven,
also explore the site for lots more great gardening advice.

Party Food Recipes

Solve your Summer entertaining problems with these
party food recipes from the Jamie Oliver web site. As always
Jamie’s recipes are big on taste, yet simple to prepare. Gluten
free and vegetarian ideas too.

The Best Feminine WordPress Themes

Looking for a feminine WordPress theme for your blog
or web site? There are 75 themes with a feminine vibe
to choose from in this collection.

Wishes Quotes

If you have ever struggled to find the right words
for a birthday greeting, get well soon or congratulations
card, this site has lots of suggestions in many categories.

Short Haircuts On Pinterest

Lots of inspiration for anyone looking for
a shorter haircut for Summer. Great looks for
all ages and hair types.

The Catington Post

Get your daily fix of cat related news and fun at
this site. Find out about cat health, training
and behaviour, Celebrity men who love cats,
Insta cats you need to follow, heroic cats and
cats in the news.

5 Good Reasons For Girls To Play Sports

Very good reasons to encourage your teen girl to
play sports from The Women’s Sports Foundation. Lots
more child and teen health info around the site.

Maybelline Brows

Eyebrow basics, brow faq, brow videos and brow trends
to help you get the perfect shape to frame your
face shape. Plus eye, face and lips make-up tips
and tutorials around the site.

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Words Of Wisdom
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Mother Teresa believed that ‘peace begins with a smile’
and that showing love to our fellow man could make a
massive difference.
Scarlett Johnson, 40 Inspirational Life Lessons And Timeless Wisdom
From The Life Of Mother Teresa

Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding.
Albert Einstein

Peace, to have meaning for many who have only known
suffering in both peace and war, must be translated
into bread or rice, shelter, health and education,
as well as freedom and human dignity.
Ralph Johnson Bunche

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little
value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold.
It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on
a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those
who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by
senseless deforestation in a neighboring country.
Peace can only last where human rights are respected,
where people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.
The XIVth Dalai Lama

When the power of love overcomes the love of power
the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix

Peace is a fulltime job. It’s protecting civilians,
overseeing elections, and disarming ex-combatants.
Peace, like war, must be waged.
George Clooney

Nothing is more precious than peace. Peace is the
most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind.
Daisaku Ikeda

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That’s all for this month.
Have a very jolly June!