Investing in yourself and your dreams with time and dedication can not only bring a sense of happiness but can also sometimes bring in an extra income. There are many young African Americans who have become entrepreneurs starting a business in their interests.
At just 9 years old Leanna Archer began a line of natural hair and body care products. Her great-grandmother passed a recipe down that used natural ingredients from Haiti. Her business began in the basement of her home with the help of her parents. At one point she earned an annual revenue of more than $100,000 a year. She has been featured in many publications including Forbes.
Starting a business is not an overnight process nor does every business flourish. However, taking a leap on faith and doing something you love (with a possible bonus income) can truly make your life seem more purposeful.
For the past month I have been trying to find a detox that does not include drinking some type of smoothie or eating some weird food I’ve never heard of. I stumbled across Sammie’s (or mrleighbush as he refers to himself now) Instagram where he made a post about a two-day liquid detox by a company named Arden’s Garden.
I was ecstatic when I saw this detox because it seemed like something I could actually do. However, when I saw that there were no Arden’s Garden stores or distributors in my state and that to order the 2 gallons would be $40, I decided that I was going to do it BUT I was going to find a way to make it happen for at least half the price. I ended up spending under $10 at Wal-Mart.
After a little searching I found a recipe that called for the following:
- 48 oz. of fresh grapefruit juice
- 32 oz. of fresh orange juice
- 16 oz. of fresh lemon juice
- 160 oz of quality steam-distilled water
- 2 empty gallon jugs
For two days, I tried to do this. My first day was very successful. Although I was tempted with hooters wings and Instagram pictures of biscuits I made it through pretty easily with a loss of three pounds (mostly water weight). Day two I wasn’t so successful. I will say that I will be doing this again very soon to actually see the true outcome without any cheat snacks…or meals.
Try this detox out if you've been having a problem finding one to stick to!
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