How Does Acupuncture Work? Let’s Look Into The Theories

By Laura Weatherbee | May 17, 2021

Image via Wikimedia Commons Last year was a time of great change for me. I left New York City after 13 years, and moved to sunny San Diego to pursue a master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. While this shift might seem random or out of the blue, it’s actually something that I had…

Introducing Dr. Laura! It’s Official – I Am Now A Doctor Of Acupuncture And Chinese Medicine

By Laura Weatherbee | May 5, 2021

The Big News I have some exciting news to share! This past April I graduated from the doctorate program at Pacific College, and have earned the title of Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I also recently passed my licensing exams and am officially licensed to practice acupuncture. I’m excited to begin my career as…

Can Energy Medicine Help Heal Emotional Trauma?

By Laura Weatherbee | February 17, 2021

Image via Lisa Oliva www.polaritytherapysandiego.com Have you ever heard of energy medicine? As a student of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, I often see patients in our school clinic who are seeking relief from pain. This can range from joint pain to musculoskeletal injury, menstrual pain, low back pain and more. I’ve noticed, however, that very…

How Can Chinese Herbs Make You Healthier And Happier?

By Laura Weatherbee | January 23, 2021

For the past four years, I’ve been studying to become a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Although I didn’t know much about herbs before starting this program, I was blown away by the power of Chinese herbal medicine. There are hundreds of different herbs that have been used effectively for thousands of years to…

3 Reasons Why I Love To Meditate

By Laura Weatherbee | January 4, 2021

This post was originally published on October 13, 2016 on www.lweatherbee.com. I recently read this article about a school in Baltimore that replaced detention with meditation, and I’m excited to see a growing interest in the practice of meditation and its benefits. I started getting into meditation around ten years ago. I was in my…

10 Good Reasons To Stop Looking At Your Phone

By Laura Weatherbee | December 13, 2020

At the beginning of last year I made a commitment to cut down on my screen time in a big way, and it felt great. But then the pandemic hit, and my screen time rules went out the window. The past year has been crazy, and most people have been using their devices more than…

Take A Look At Our Awesome New Gingerhawk Logo

By Laura Weatherbee | December 9, 2020

A couple weeks ago we revealed our new Live to Sustain logo designed by the super talented mochichito. Today it’s time to reveal the Gingerhawk logo. We are so excited about how it turned out – it’s perfect for this beautiful mountain retreat. Graphic designer Steph Fung of mochichito did a really clever job incorporating…

Gingerhawk Bath House Tour And The Amazing Health Benefits Of Saunas

By Laura Weatherbee | November 28, 2020

One of the things that makes Gingerhawk Mountain Retreat so special is that it has a lovely little bath house with a dry sauna. We want Gingerhawk to be a place where people come to relax and rejuvenate – to restore their bodies, minds, and souls. The health benefits of dry saunas are pretty impressive,…

Introducing Our New And Improved Logo

By Laura Weatherbee | November 23, 2020

Hey there sustain-a-friends! We have some exciting news to share with you. We have a brand new logo courtesy of my cousin Steph Fung who is an incredibly talented graphic designer, illustrator, and cat mom. She runs a freelance design business called mochichito where she sells cute and kawaii pins, stationery, stickers and more. We…

From Trash To Treasure – Refurbished Adirondack Chairs

By Laura Weatherbee | November 11, 2020

When we first purchased Gingerhawk, our property in Washington State, the previous owners left behind these charming Adirondack chairs. While they’ve got a beautiful shape, they were in pretty rough condition after sitting outside exposed to the elements for nearly two years. The wood was weathered and splintering, and the chairs were wobbling at every…