Introductory post(s)

Official Start Is November 1, 2016, and I’m Ready!

I officially start my personal 5-year challenge on November 1, 2016! I'm ready! In preparation, I have done the following: Committed deeply to the challenge, informed loved ones, and prayed; Created this blog to document, stay on track, etc.; Begun a detox using Essence of Vitality (I feel GREAT!); Recorded my initial body measurements and… Continue reading Official Start Is November 1, 2016, and I’m Ready!

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Detox, Drinks

How I’m Detoxing to Jump Start the Challenge: Essence of Vitality Drink

At the Long Hair Care forum (LHCF), I encountered an informative thread about a detox drink called Essence of Vitality. Typically to get things -- *ahem* -- moving, I have used an inexpensive herbal tea called Smooth Move (available at most health food stores, stores such as Target, and so forth). Smooth Move works like a… Continue reading How I’m Detoxing to Jump Start the Challenge: Essence of Vitality Drink

Introductory post(s)

Books I’m Using for the Journey

Pictured below are some of the books I'll start out using for support for the challenges. Fitness and Health   Soul/Spirit Some of the most helpful books I've read in the past include the following: Failing Forward by John Maxwell Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves… Continue reading Books I’m Using for the Journey

Identifying and Defeating Obstacles, Introductory post(s), The 5-Year Challenge, Time Management

Proposed Daily Schedule

Once I wrote down a daily schedule designed to result in my succeeding at the challenge, it all seemed a TON less daunting. It seems more like a list of tiny tweaks to attend to daily versus huge giant goals that I don't have time for in a packed schedule. Here's my initial stab at… Continue reading Proposed Daily Schedule

My Reviews of Hair Products

Product Review: Soultanicals Slip-N-Slide Knot-Proof Hair Glide

Product name: Soultanicals Slip-N-Slide Knot-Proof Hair Glide Product type: Detangler Ingredients: Distilled Water Botanically Infused with Slippery Elm, Oatstraw, Okra & Marshmallow Root, Certified Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocoa Butter, Stearalkonium Chloride, Pro-Vitamin B5, Guar Gum, Mushroom Gum, Vegetable Silk, Potassium Sorbate, Gluconolactone, Sorbic Acid,… Continue reading Product Review: Soultanicals Slip-N-Slide Knot-Proof Hair Glide