May 19th, 2015

15 Food Facts That Will Knock Your Socks Off

15 Food Facts That Will Knock Your Socks Off Groovy Green Livin

15 Food Facts That Will Knock Your Socks Off Here you go….. 1. A typical 20 ounce bottle of soda contains about 16 teaspoons of sugar from High Fructose Corn Syrup.   2. About 70% of olive oil being sold is not actually pure olive oil.   3. Graham Crackers got their name in 1829 from Sylvester Graham who believed in a strict, bland vegetarian diet to rid society of sexual desires and impure thoughts.   4. Many candy companies in the U.S. use artificial food coloring for the candy they sell and distribute in the United States, but that same candy sold...

May 14th, 2015

4 Apps That Make Hiking Fun For the Entire Family

Apps That Make Hiking Fun Groovy Green Livin

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that those of us who sit for long hours during the day raise our risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and early death. I generally spend time every day exercising in some way before settling down at my desk to work. Clearly that’s not enough.  Those who engage in regular physical activity but still spend a large proportion of their day in sedentary activity were found, on average, to be 30% less likely to die of any cause in a given period than were those who get little to no exercise. But even...

May 12th, 2015

Why I Eat Fermented Foods (and You Should Too!)

Why I Eat Fermented Foods Groovy Green Livin

Some fermented foods don’t look very appetizing at first glance, but they pack a powerful nutritional punch. Sauerkraut (translation “sour cabbage”) is one of the best known fermented food out there. It brings back interesting childhood memories for me. I remember watching my grandfather and father smother kosher hot dogs in sauerkraut. The more sauerkraut the better. The powerful smell and distinct taste is something that would literally make me run the other way. Little did I know that this was one of many fermented foods that is a must in everyone’s diet. What are fermented foods? The process of fermenting our...

May 7th, 2015

5 Safer Nail Polish Brands

5 Safer Nail Polish Brands Groovy Green Livin

  Nail polish comes in and out of my life. Over the past decade it’s pretty much been out. Pre-kids it was a different story. Enjoying an occasional mani/pedi was something I truly looked forward to when I was practicing law. It was an escape from the office. There was a cute nail salon just a few short blocks away. On occasion I would treat myself  to a new color and a few moments of “me time”. As much as I loved the pampering, I remember walking into the salon and being overwhelmed by the smell. As most of us know,...

May 4th, 2015

How to Get Rid of Ants Naturally

How to Get Rid of Ants Naturally Groovy Green Livin

Finally the warm weather is here and with it I’ve noticed an constant stream of ants marching through our kitchen. These aren’t red ants or ants with wings. They’re black common house ants that look like this: We’ve been trying to determine where they’re entering our house, but haven’t found the source. In the meantime we’ve been wiping all kitchen surfaces down, vacuuming and making sure that all food is stored properly. Unless the situation is out of control,  I’m not willing to use pesticides. I don’t want them near my kids or pets. Conventional pesticides contain toxic ingredients that can, according...

April 30th, 2015

Our Family Garden Finally Takes Off After a Long Winter

Our Family Garden Finally Takes Off

* Disclosure: I received organic seeds from High Mowing Organic Seeds for my participation in the Stonyfield YoGetter Blogger Program. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. And so it begins again. Our garden is finally underway after a very long winter. Over the past 4-5 years I’ve been trying to create a garden. There have been years where we’ve been successful and other years not so much. It’s been a challenging process. The location has changed at least three times as we attempt to find a spot with the most sunlight. Our home is surrounded by trees so...

April 27th, 2015

Join Me? ShiftCon 2015 Eco Blogging Conference

Join me at ShiftCon 2015 Groovy Green Livin

ShiftCon 2015 The wheels are in motion. It’s official. I’m headed back to LA in September for what promises to be another fabulous weekend. I hope you’ll join me for the second annual ShiftCon! ShiftCon is the first social media conference for bloggers interested in wellness, sustainability & activism. This conference blends workshops, networking, parties, and intense collaboration of changemakers in one place. Last year I had a fantastic time with one big takeaway: Our profession thrives on people working together towards a few common goals. There’s no denying that we’re a powerful group commanding change. I’ll be joining together with a strong and thriving eco-wellness community...

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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us.

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