April 27th, 2017

Unique Mother’s Day Gifts For the Moms in Your Life

Nothing makes me happier on Mother’s Day than a gift or card hand-crafted by one of my kids. Each signature or message inscribed is yet another way to preserve those fleeting moments of their childhood. I don’t save much but one of these treasures is almost always a keeper. If you’re looking for another way to show some love to the mothers in your life here are a few unique gift ideas that could be paired nicely with one of those homemade cards or crafts. If you’re looking for another way to show some love to the mothers in your...

April 14th, 2017

Hey Costco: It’s Time to Get Toxic Chemicals Off Your Shelves

When I joined Costco a few years ago their organic selection was limited so I opted for other markets for the bulk of my shopping. Fast forward to the present and Costco is now taking the lead as the largest organic retailer in the United States. In 2015 they sold $4 billion of organic produce and packaged foods. Costco it’s time to get toxic chemicals off your shelves While Costco has become a leader in carrying organic produce and adhering to fair wages, they have a problem that needs to be addressed. Some of the products on the shelves in their...

April 5th, 2017

Sunscreen Spotlight: Goddess Garden to the Rescue!

Sunscreen Spotlight: Goddess Garden to the Rescue! Groovy Green Livin

This post is brought to you by Goddess Garden. After too many years baking, burning, and blistering in the sun the damage is done…or maybe it’s not? I’ve gone from being a sun worshipper to a sun dodger. Having melanoma run in your family will do that to you. Sunscreen has become an integral part of my daily skin care regiment and here’s why….. The sun can cause skin aging throughout the year Did you know that 90% of the visible signs of skin aging are caused by the sun? Yes, UVA rays can lead to wrinkles and dark spots,...

March 30th, 2017

A Night to Remember: Saying Goodbye to Plastic Bags at Town Meeting

I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve lived in Massachusetts for over 20 years (how is that possible?!) and I’ve NEVER been to a Town Meeting until this week. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about let me fill you in. What is Town Meeting? Participating in a Town Meeting is democracy at its best. Registered voters gather together to voice opinions and directly effect change in the community. The Annual Town Meeting is generally held in the spring to enact the following year’s budget, plus whatever other matters are placed on the Town Meeting warrant,...

March 9th, 2017

It’s Time to Ditch Your Reusable Plastic Water Bottle

It’s time! Line up your reusable plastic water bottles and please (pretty please) STOP using them. I’ve been secretly cringing for years when I see someone drinking from a brightly colored, BPA-free reusable plastic water bottle. Reusable plastic water bottles are a dime a dozen at my gym, sit alongside yoga mats in my yoga studio and crowd the classroom in my son’s karate class. They are everywhere. And I get it. Plastic water bottles are easier to transport than glass or even stainless steel. They generally don’t dent or break and drinking from them is a breeze. Placing those conveniences...

March 2nd, 2017

5 Products to Buy Organic That Might Not Be On Your Radar

  Many of us are already buying organic food and non-toxic personal care products whenever we can. While buying organic is always the better option, it is impossible and cost prohibitive to buy everything organic. Our focus tends to be on organic foods, but there are a few organic products that deserve our attention and should be added to our cart the next time we shop. 5 Products to Buy Organic Organic Sheets With almost 1/3 of our lives spent in bed, what we have in our bedrooms does impact our health. Many conventional bedding options contain formaldehyde and chemical dyes. Organic bedding doesn’t contain any of the...

February 24th, 2017

7 Foods to Help Boost Your Immune System

This is the time of year when our immune system is working in overdrive. It’s been a rough winter filled with stomach bugs, colds, and the flu making the rounds. With our homes sealed up tightly to keep the cold air out, germs end up hanging around longer than we would like. It turns out that viruses could have an easier time spreading in the colder temperatures. There’s also a good chance that your immune response is slower in the colder weather, making it more challenging to stay healthy. There are simple ways to naturally strengthen your immune system and keep you healthy throughout the...

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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, writer, mom of three boys and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. Join me as we work together to make the world a safer place for all.

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