May 23rd, 2016

5 Foods to Boost Your Mood Naturally

5 Foods to Boost Your Mood Naturally

The direct link between food and mood can’t be denied and that old adage ‘you are what you eat’ still stands true. Hippocrates was the first to suggest the healing power of food when he said “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food”. If you’re feeling down in the dumps or a little off there are a few foods to consider adding to your diet that might help. Here are five foods to help improve your mood** Salmon (and other fatty fish) More and more evidence has shown that omega-3 fatty acids (found in fatty fish such as salmon,...

May 18th, 2016

11 Green Websites You Should Know About

Top Sites for Breaking Green or Eco News Groovy Green Livin

My work day begins most days with a quick read through my news feed and a giant cup of tea. When it comes to hot off the press green or eco news I have a few go-to websites that I generally turn to for all the important information.  I wanted to be sure that I wasn’t missing anything so I recently reached out to many of my trusted blogger friends in the green blogosphere to see what websites they turn to for everything green. No surprise, they had some fabulous suggestions! Here are a few suggestions for websites covering everything green  Food Tank Food...

May 11th, 2016

Best Non-Toxic Eczema Creams and Lotions

Best Non-Toxic Eczema Creams and Lotions Groovy Green Livin

Eczema is persistent, dry, itchy skin. Chances are you or someone you know suffers from eczema since over 30 million Americans may have some form of it. Many times this chronic skin irritation leads to scratching and bleeding. There are so many expensive creams out there claiming to fix the eczema problem, but most don’t work. Conventional doctors often prescribe steroid creams (hydrocortisone), which don’t really cure the problem and instead end up drying out the the skin even more. There are a few non-toxic creams and lotions out there that really help manage eczema issues. It’s important to work with your doctor to find the right combination. Here are...

May 2nd, 2016

5 Traveling Hacks for Savvy Families

5 Traveling Hacks for Savvy Families Groovy Green Livin

There’s nothing like traveling and exploring new places with my family. My boys have been traveling since they were infants since we needed to travel by plane to visit my family. We’ve made time over the years to take them to other places, both close and far away. Whether it’s by planes, trains or automobiles, I can’t get enough of seeing that spark in their eyes when they discover a new culture. I can finally say that my boys are at the perfect age to travel ( 12, 14 and 15) and actually remember some of what they see. Thankfully we have photos from...

April 27th, 2016

Join Me in the Tom’s of Maine Less Waste Challenge

Join Me in The Tom's of Maine Less Waste Challenge

Did you know that the average American family produces nearly 125 pounds of waste every week? That’s a lot of garbage! I think about the amount of trash we generate every Sunday evening as we roll an overflowing garbage can to the curb for pickup the following morning. Although our recycle bins are generally filled, I continue to be amazed each week by the amount of garbage our family of 5 continues to produce. It’s time to change that. Tom’s of Maine #LessWasteChallenge For 45 years, Tom’s of Maine has been taking its own #LessWasteChallenge by developing natural personal care products with a focus...

April 13th, 2016

Better Life Loves Target and Here’s Why

Better Life Loves Target Groovy Green Livin

Thank you to Better Life for sponsoring this post Last week I had a few hours to kill while my son was at soccer practice. There was a Target nearby so I decided to run a few errands. While walking up and down the aisles at Target I was amazed by the number of organic and natural products displayed throughout the store. I was thrilled to see a brand that I’ve been using for many years prominently displayed on their shelves: Better Life! For a limited time Better Life Natural Cleaning Products are being featured in the seasonal section of over 800...

April 12th, 2016

Is Aluminum Foil Recyclable? The Answer is Complicated

Is Aluminum Foil Recyclable? Groovy Green Livin

Aluminum foil made its way into our kitchen a few years ago, joining forces with other alternatives to plastic wrap. Plastic wrap has been around for generations, preserving leftovers and keeping food from becoming stale. Unfortunately plastic wrap is made from a form of plastic called low-density polyethylene (LDPE). Plastics that have been touted as safe and “BPA-free”, such as LDPE, might not be as safe as we once thought. We have no way of knowing if any plastic is safe without fully testing the chemicals used. Chemical additives have been found to leach from “safe” plastics into food and drinks. Plastic wrap also...

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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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