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…

Sustain-A-Snacks: Daylight Savings Time, A Morning Sunrise Alarm, And How To Reuse Your Halloween Pumpkins

By Laura Weatherbee | October 29, 2020

Quigley, the socially awkward pumpkin Just a friendly reminder that Daylight Savings Time is coming up this Sunday, November 1st. We “fall back” by setting the clocks back one hour. That means earlier sunsets for the rest of the year, but we’ll gain an hour of sunlight in the morning. Speaking of the change in…

Sustain-A-Snacks: Healthy, Low-Sodium Alternatives to Salt, How To Stick To Your Habits, And A Reminder To Vote

By Laura Weatherbee | October 21, 2020

Did you know that too much sodium can increase your blood pressure and put stress on the heart? I was shocked to learn that just 1/4 teaspoon of salt contains 580 mg of sodium or 25% of your daily value. Fortunately, there are some tasty alternatives to give your food that savory flavor. Gomasio is…