Christmas Decorations:It’s that time of the year.

Growing up, it was a big yearly tradition at our home with my parents and 7 children. The tallest , biggest  tree ever, we all enjoyed taking turns to decorate it….😁🤗hmmm… nostagic feeling 🥰
So, did you put out your Christmas 🎄 decorations yet? We need to get into the holiday spirit already,  2020, the thieving year, took and stole so much,we need this one month to go out in a B.L.A.S.T !
I was chatting with a colleague,  she said she’s fully decorated. We haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet!(supposedly biggest holiday in USA) she put one tree up, she has two! Wow! I must admit  I love the accessories  and don’t do tree since my son  became  a teenager,  he prefers the $$dollars 😜so I just put miniature Christmas  decors like jingling bells,  Santa’s miniatures,greeting cards(I  love traditional cards) , ornaments, strings, christmas memorabilia and so forth .
DO YOU LIKE  LIFE TREE OR SYNTHETIC.
I prefer synthetic, firstly,because wasting money on a real tree, that will be discarded later, bleeds my heart and wallet. 😄😅 secondly, not to mention clean up day!
Have  a blessed  day all. 😍🤩😘Friday  is a peep away!

Millicent Olaghere Blast-ImageDiva

Remember, Your Image Matters, So Live Excellently.

Moving Up

Moving uptown
⭐I am Moving uptown
⭐I am tired of living downtown
⭐You can’t change my mind
⭐I must have my way
⭐I am leaving today
⭐If you must be nosey
⭐I can say it’s someplace rosie
⭐Away from the humdrum
⭐Towards more exciting opportunities
⭐Where there are endless possibilities
⭐I have made up my mind
⭐I am leaving the past behind
⭐Not tomorrow
⭐But today
⭐Without delay
⭐Forgetting the past
⭐My resolve is steadfast
⭐No more dress rehearsals
⭐Delydallies and wishful thinking
⭐In this place I have been sinking
⭐But today is when I go to the new
⭐I have put away the counterfeit
⭐Because I’ve found the real deal
⭐Uptown is where I belong
⭐I can’t be wrong
⭐Because its long over due.
Poem By
Millicent-ImageDiva

Remember, Your Image matters, so live excellently!

Never loose your sense of wonder 🍁

I can view this right from my doorstep. And a couple days ago, the tree on right had fully visible orange and gold leaves. it was a breathtaking sight and , it immediately made me happy, it was a promising day. 🍁
Just less than 4 days, it’s leaves 🍂have vanished, total abandonment. But the roots remain solid .
Today I watched the leaves gently sway in the autumn breeze from other trees, so delicate, with dignity the tree lets each one go 😊 For a while, I stood…… and I wondered…….. about life and rebirth. (Deep breaths, slowly exhaling, I came to conclusion, that I am thankful for senses to appreciate even mundane things in life.
About the leafless tree on right?, it will be alright, I have watched it many years go through “the stages” of REBIRTH 😊she will make it.
Another thing that makes me wonder is how Airplanes stay afloat as huge as they are😀
Do you still wonder? What mundane stuff makes you wonder?
I pray you never get to a place where you’ve lost your childish abilities to wonder and be excited about trivia or mundane.
Remember how you awe away at running lizards, or sliding worms , butterflies, ? Let’s capture that feeling back and life will be less worrisome.
😍😘🤗❤🧡💛💙💚
Blessed day y’all.

By Millicent Olaghere Blast-ImageDiva

Remember, your Image matters , so live excellently!

Wendy Williams Masked-Out!

Although voted out last night, The self named talk host; Wendy Williams was very entertaining and captivating, on The Mask singer last night. The show is hosted by the Adorable Nick Cannon.Wendy caught him off guard,after the unveiling, when she asked, ” so are you guys going to get back together someday?”(she was obviously talking about Nick returning to his ex, the famous Grammy award winning music legend Mariah Carey 50, whom they both share custody of their adorable 8 year old twins son Moroccan and daughter Monroe. Nick laughed , but he didn’t respond, and thats a good sign. I love Love❤ and second chances!

I sincerely hope they come back together, especially for the sake of the children. Wendy sang Odyssey 1977 “Native New Yorker “
Singer Robin thick, T V personality Jenny Mccarthy, Singer Nicole Scherzinger and comedian and actor ken Jeong are judges on the American singing competition show that airs Wednesday 8/7 c. And they are currently on 4th season.

By Millicent Olaghere Blast-ImageDiva

Your Image Matters , So Live Excellently!

Unpredictable weather

Although Tornado “Zeta ” was not a surprise,  the meteorologists saw it coming and warned for days, yet, it hit Georgia  with fury last night and into early morning. Many homes destroyed, car windows shattered and power outages!
🌳 Yesterday, when we were alerted,  (thank God for a country that is organized and comparably prepared for such) I poo-pooed, the news and teased”they are always looking for ways to get a holiday , why close the schools  for chrissake, I said to my friend ,” haven’t we wasted enough time in 2020?”.  I had to ask God to forgive that statement,  cos when I  got out this morning (I had to secure my wig  with a hat, I don’t have the willpower to to chase a flying wig in this record blowing windstorm🤪)

And when I came out of my building, a huge tree had fallen  right  next to my delicate  car!🚗 , and I  gave  Glory to God right there! I am still paying notes on my car, and if that tree 🌳  had fallen on it?”diminished value ” right away, so I was glad for that break!
3rdly, because  of a month end project , I had to be at work early,  clean up will take half a day to cut and remove tree, I surveyed the tiny space to maneuver car, and decided to take a chance,  hoping  branch doesn’t break my windows.
As I said earlier , its only goodness of God, as I was able to squeeze – heart in throat- through narrow pass.

https://www.wsbtv.com/weather/live-updates-zeta-brings-risk-flooding-damaging-wind-brief-tornadoes/MPUQUP55GNDLRI2L3GL2TDNYWU/

I  am usually a fearless  driver, due to fact I was raised in Africa where people drive in a “survivalof fittestapproach” ,  but today, I was holding tight steering wheel like  a newbie 😃 on the radio,newscaster announce there “are accidents on freeway,” so I took sides, which were covered with tree branches, stumps and other debris! Five minutes to my destination, I saw police trucks blocked the road! We had to find other alternative.🙆🏾‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️
I made it in however, eventually, and of course, I learned valuable  lessons on trusting other experts  judgements , and, it does not hurt to heed warnings. How will  teenagers younger adults ,or seniors have  managed if pros like myself was struggling 😅

By Millicent Olaghere Blast-ImageDiva

Remember Your Image Matters, So live excellently!.

Elections2020-VOTE

Make it count

I voted today, and it felt great! I took advantage of the time saver early voting opportunity, today Oct 18th, it was a breeze; in an out, no more than 7 minutes! Done my civic duty,  now do yours!

THE STATISTICS SHOWS MILLIONS male and female didn’t vote 2016, WHITE , BLACK and MIXED FAILED TO REPRESENT THEIR VOICES VIA VOTES.(according to a Washington post Christopher Ingram Nov 16,2012 posted “Roughly 43 percent of eligible voters didn’t bother filling out a ballot this year”, according to turnout estimates from the U.S. Elections Project

Can you imagine what difference that would have  made, do you understand  that funding  your local communities, education, health benefits, fixing roads, infrastructures, sustainability, preventing serious pollutions , climate change, other environmental issues, and creating job opportunities are all affected  based on your voice, through voting selections?

This year 2020 , please be more sensitive , use better judgment. Think about your future : What have you to loose? Commit a few minutes, or hour, that can better transform the standard of your  life and that of generations even yet unborn.
#elections2020 #USA

#spreadthemessage

By Millicent Olaghere Blast-ImageDiva

Remember your image matters so, live it excellently !

Interviews demystified- Mia C Beckett unravels the mystery atlast!

Interviews of any kind can be a tricky business. This is because Communication skills are significant to effectively make a good impression to land a dream job. You have to be ready to articulate your thoughts, and ideas and make a good first impression, and in the duration of a 30 or 60 minutes interview, make a worthy presentation of unique attributes that you can “bring to the table”. And all these to a bunch of strangers during the interview process held in person, by phone, video, and other remote internet forms. Prayers alone can not “save” you, many have tried and didn’t get” the offer”. You have to be ready to answer impromptu questions that begins with “Why “, “What”, or “Tell us”! Now if that is not pressure, I wonder what could be more intimidating to Introverts, at least!

MEET MIA C.BECKETT-INTERVIEWS DEMYSTIFIED! Get a Job Quickly: The Ultimate Job Interview Game Plan.

It does not matter what Fields; whether on a personal or professional level, White or Blue collared. Many of us have at one time received a form of Rejection letter whether by email, regular mail or via Telephone , and it does not feel good. When we replay in our minds, It feeds exactly like REJECTION,” WE THINK YOU SUCKED” ‘YOU DID NOT FIT THE PICTURE”, YOU FAILED TO MEASURE -UP”, ” SO WE CHOSE SOMEONE BETTER WHO SHINED“. Interviews can be overwhelming, especially for the Introverted. For many, rejection after rejection, takes a toll, and soon you become a “couch potato” , getting up to look for a job, becomes more daunting with each passing day. And can cause that individual to become depressed and lacking in confidence!. We can all relate, if we are honest with ourselves, even the Extroverted amongst us.

I was able to have a chat via remote network, with the young beautiful bestselling , first time Author MIA C.BECKETT who resides far away in Europe, about her journey and reasons for writing this exceptionally brilliant practical help book for introverts. The tone of this interesting practical guide for introverts and I ‘ll say, extroverts too, will also love this book, because after reading the previews, I ordered my copy from AMAZON, and found it very revealing indeed.

My favorite chapters are CHPT 1: THE WINING MINDSETS. After reading , you will definitely understand, why the book sub title says “The Ultimate Job Interview Game Plan For Introverts! Chpt:2 UNDERSTANDING THE HIRING PROCESS- THINGS THEY (EMPLOYERS) DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW, is an eye opener, and CHPT: 5 GAP-FILLING IDEAS , I used to find this part awkward, and I am sure many people who have left job for many reasons, whether being fired, or to travel or start family or nurse a sick parent will find this part of Resume coverage can be dicey and sensitive. BECKETT expertly treats this and many topics in her 157 page book.

IMAGEDIVA : How did you come up with the title Interviews Demystified? Its such an interesting title Ms. Beckett.

BECKETT : OMG! Let me tell you about the title saga,(she laughs) I wrote the book last summer, that was the easy part. But choosing the right title was the difficult part.

IMAGEDIVA : How so?

BECKETT : Well I came up with a couple titles, but deep down, I knew right away, they were wrong. You know how everyone insists on keywords, well in beginning, I focused too much on those. But I knew , a bad title will literally ruin the success of the book, so I took a step back to meditate, going deeper inside and try to hear something from my heart. I asked myself, what is missing? Days turned to weeks; I was banging my head on a wall, and coming up with titles that made no sense. Then I asked my self, “What is this book supposed to teach?, what is it about? One thing that came up was : it’s going to reveal Mystery surrounding Interviews , it’s about helping shy introverts find their voice, build self esteem, armed with knowledge, feel empowered to conquer fear of interviews. And that’s when it popped! Mystery solved.

IMAGEDIVA : WOW! Demystified is the Perfect title, I read the book, and I truly feel you covered everything. And It was also full with humorous analogies., I have never read a Non-Fiction so humorous.

BECKETT : Precisely. Thank you!. I am glad you saw the humor, I wasn’t sure at first, how people will receive that. But I wanted it to be relatable. Because there are so many books on interviews out there, I wanted readers to connect to mine and find help. That was my mental process. The title was definitely hardest for me, but it was sooooo worth it! However, every little thing, from book cover design, contents, key words, promo was the perfect recipe for a bestseller.

IMAGEDIVA : Tell us what INTERVIEWS DEMYSTIFIED entails.

BECKETT : The Book is a confidence booster. It teaches how to eradicate negative self analysis caused by failures or embarrassment from previous experiences. It is a step-by-step plan ,that is very down to earth and easy to implement. If you are an introvert, the last thing you want to do is boast about your accomplishments, or what your passions are, in front of judging strangers; you will be struggling with nerves. I can relate because I too was once a shy Introvert and I transitioned into one of the best sales person bringing annually $$$ millions for a Fortune 7 Company.

IMAGEDIVA :

WHAT NEXT FOR THIS AUTHOR?

Well I am already working on my next book, and due to the Covid-19 and pandemic situation, I am delaying tours and traditional method of promoting Interviews Demystified, instead, I am thinking of doing Podcasts and Tutorials to help introverts ,I can answer their questions , and coach more efficiently. My short term goal is to help one million introverts around the globe turn job interviews into Job offers and careers.

IMAGEDIVA: WOW, That’s a great initiative, and I wish you the very best .Now, Why should people read this book?

BECKETT : they should definitely not only purchase to read, but save a copy in the library ,or give it as a gift to someone who can benefit from the timeless, life changing tips inside this incredible book. Because, landing the interview is easy. Getting through the interview is the tough part, and getting that phone call of affirmation is icing on the cake!.

MIA C.BECKETT is a full time sales person with over 7 years and 10,000 hours experience generating over 1$million per year through sales for a prestigious firm. Once a painfully shy introvert, who received rejection letters from Companies that decided to go with other candidate, (infact Beckett tells an interesting story about a rejection, in the beginning of this book, that ultimately, led to her decision to write Interviews demystified) MIA BECKETT was awarded Salesperson of the year 2019 within her organization.

INTERVIEWS DEMYSTIFIED IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM IN PAPER or ELECTRONIC FORMS.

BY MILLICENT OLAGERE BLAST-IMAGEDIVA.

REMEMBER, YOUR IMAGE MATTERS , SO LIVE IT EXCENTLENTLY!.

Meet Beautiful Heroic Alopecian Foundation CEO

JASMINE TOLULOPE OGUNS– Creative Artist and Textile Designer, CEO and Founder – Heroic Alopecian Foundation.

bald is beautiful

Heroic Alopecian Founder Jasmine Tolulope Oguns, a creative artist and Textile designer shares her touching story when ever the opportunity presents, of the rejection, pain, and depression from the shaming by others, who had little understanding, and lacked compassion. AT a time in her young life, the Stigmatization was emotionally draining, and physically overwhelming as a result of worsening loss of hair, and Stigma associated from where she comes from in Africa. Luckily, one day, she found strength and wings to fly, finding purpose through helping others .

🤗😍👊🏾🌻🌷🌹🦋 H A F (HEROIC ALOPECIAN FOUNDATION) was born out of a need to enlighten and educate victims and those ignorant of the symptoms who stigmatized victims; making them feel ashamed, sad, lacking confidence or even hate themselves because of societal dictates and, measurements of Who is considered Beautiful. Jasmine lets us know at end of video, that she is Beautiful with or without hair”, and “my hair does not define me! she said in the BBC video. Good for her and others, who have found the voice to stand up for themselves and reject the stamp that negative people and Ignorant try to put on their forehead.

We should really be more sensitive the messages we send out. People should stop worshipping physical looks, like hair , skin, color , height and so forth. Especially when impressionistic young girls are growing up glued to T.V, smartphones, and absolving all the negativity on social media outlets. Many are dealing with self esteem issues relating to acne, obesity, anorexia, eating disorders, acceptance issue and peer pressures to be ,act, dress, and look a certain way! It’s overwhelming for children and parents, even teachers and counselors who have so much on their plates. There needs to be a constant reminder , conversations going on by all with a platform of sorts to promote and project positive vibes about Beauty being more of Character, rather that physical appearance that can fade or deteriorate with age, sickness or accident, Then what? -IMAGEDIVA

In an interview with BBC (British broadcasting Corp) on their” PIDGIN” channel which encourages interviewees to communicate in “Broken” English so that they can communicate to a wider reach , even to uneducated; Jasmine tells of how she was initially engaged to a guy who tells his mom everything. And when he shared her Alopecia situation with his Mom, She advised JASMINE to keep it a secret between the three. But later, she (Mother) revealed her plight to her daughters, who went about ridiculing JASMINE. It was a time of humiliation and mental torture for her. Even the the Mom -to- be -in-law, succumbed under pressure and shame, called off the wedding, just ‘ few days to the wedding engagement.” How petty can some be?

BEAUTY IS IN THE HEART OF THE BEHOLDER.

15 years ago she developed ALOPECIA (loss of hair) and soon it got worst she decided to wear bald. But people especially from conservative area of Africa, were not used to seeing ladies like that. So even though she was uncomfortable with the idea, to minimize the stares, gossips and insults hurled daily, she took to wearing wigs in public. She paid hundreds of dollars to Hair folicles specialists, and the treatments reportedly failed to work, and affected her adversely. she experience deep depression and cried daily.

beauty Is Skin deep

But one day, fed up with the stigmatization, and way others were being treated , she decided to start a foundation to educate and create awareness so people can be more empathetic and the victims more embolden and confident. The result was overwhelming embrace of her goodwill and it goes to show how much Beauty can be reflected by a single Flash of light in that direction. I applaud JASMINE TOLULOPE OGUNS and wish her more Success, Peace and LOVE.

My opinion is ; if you are alive, healthy and a kind, sensitive , generous spirit, and considerate, you are not only beautiful, you are Attractive to the World! And, this is the reason why, though Jasmine was initially rejected and mocked by her fiancé (the man she was betrothed), his mocking sisters , and their confused mom who succumbed to pressure, She however found a more defining, fulfilling Purpose-Career as spokesperson , with H A F. A foundation that helps build courage, confidence and a sense of worth for others with same predicament. For this JASMINE TOLULOPE OGUNS is ALL ABOUT THE IMAGE TODAY.COM hero for month of SEPTEMBER 2020 ! (SEPT is Alopecia awareness month.).

BEAUTY COMES FROM THE INSIDE

JASMINE AND TWO OTHER MEMBERS OF HEROIC ALOPECIAN FOUNDATION.

SOME QUOTES ON BEAUTY

1.OUTER BEAUTY ATTRACTS , INNER BEAUTY CAPTIVATES.

2.TRUE BEAUTY IS WHEN SOMEONE RADIATES THAT , THEY LIKE THEMSELVES.

3.OUTER BEAUTY FADES WITH AGE, INNER BEAUTY LASTS A LIFE TIME.

4.THERE IS NOTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL , THAN , SOMEONE WHO GOES OUT OF THEIR WAY TO MAKE LIFE BEAUTIFUL FOR OTHERS.

5.BEAUTY IS NOT FLAWLESS IT SHINES EVEN THROUGH YOUR FLAWS.

(curtesy thequotemaster.com)

BY MILLICENT OLAGHERE BLAST-IMAGEDIVA.

REMEMBER YOUR IMAGE MATTERS, SO LIVE EXCELLENTLY!