Author: Clint Cowart

Family

Flourishing After the Christmas Rush

The anticipation is building this week. Every where you go, and everywhere online there are signs of people preparing: buying gifts, decorating cookies, traveling to see family, or adding one more touch of sparkle to the tree. But on December 26th, there can be a bit of a lull as …
House Cleaning

How to Remove Hard Water Stains

Get rid of rust, lime, scum and stains on bathroom fixtures. The right product and technique can cut cleaning time If you’re prone to bathroom neglect—or you have stubborn stains seemingly beyond your control—don’t throw in the towel. We’ll show you how to dissolve three frustrating, yet common, water-caused deposits: …
Food

How to Stop Eating Sugar: 10 Tips to Cut the Sweet Stuff

Desperate to break off your long-term love-hate relationship with sugar? We know the feeling. In just a few hours (read: the time it takes to finish a carton of Ben & Jerry’s), we’re wheeled through sugar highs, sugar comas, unexpected hanger, and desperate longing—and yet, we always end up welcoming …
Food

Why We’ve Been Thinking About Diets All Wrong

Diets have failed us, guys. But what if we’re thinking about them in the wrong way? I ate dinner this week with someone who’s been on the ketogenic diet for six months. Suraj (name changed) is amazing, because wowza, it’s hard to imagine keeping that diet up while engaging with …
Family

It’s Time to Pause and Find Peace This Christmas

The tree is trimmed, most of the presents are purchase, and the kids … well, there is not holding back their excitement. The school plays are past, and the Christmas parties are done. You’ve decked out the house and you’ve driven neighborhood streets with your family in search of blingy …
Food

Jam Recipes That Make the Perfect Homemade Gifts

The holidays are coming up quickly, and if you’re still on the hunt for the perfect gift, long lines and hordes of people are pretty much unavoidable… unless that is, you go the homemade route. Christmas cookies are always an option, but since desserts are already everywhere during the holidays, …
Food

Is a Low-Sugar Diet Good for Diabetics?

Let’s get right to the point. If you have diabetes and are wondering if cutting back on sugar intake is a good idea, the immediate answer is: Yes! But wait, we’re not talking about eliminating carbs. The American Diabetes Association does not recommend a low-carb diet for those living with …
Food

What Are the Best Foods for a Low-Sugar Diet?

When starting a low-sugar diet, you’ll want to replace added sugar with foods that are naturally sweet like some fruits, vegetables, natural dairy, whole grains, and spices. You’ll also want to incorporate foods that are rich in fiber, protein, and healthy fats to help prevent food cravings and help stabilize …