Gingerhawk Construction Update – August 2020

By Laura Weatherbee | September 9, 2020

It’s been a long journey, but Gingerhawk is getting close to completion. At the end of August, we road-tripped from San Diego to Washington State to get things polished and ready for visitors. Honestly, things were not quite as finished as we would have liked. There’s still a lot that needs to happen to get…

Gingerhawk Construction Update – July 2020

By Laura Weatherbee | July 20, 2020

Hey friends – As you may know, a year and a half ago we purchased a 25-acre property in Washington State that we hope to transform into a beautiful rental retreat called Gingerhawk. The last time we shared an update was way back in March – it feels like a lifetime ago with all the…

5 Black Acupuncturists to Follow

By Laura Weatherbee | June 22, 2020

As a student of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, I love learning about herbal medicine and holistic healing. I still have two more terms in school until I graduate, and it will be a few months after that until I am a licensed acupuncturist. I’m excited about starting my career, but also nervous about how it…

Hawthorn’s One Month Birthday – Red Egg and Ginger Party

By Laura Weatherbee | June 16, 2020

On May 24th, we celebrated Hawthorn’s one-month birthday with a traditional Chinese Red Egg and Ginger Party. (You can read Hawthorn’s birth story here). My mom is from Hong Kong, which makes Hawthorn one-quarter Chinese. The custom of celebrating a one month birthday party dates back to ancient times, when many babies didn’t survive past…

10 Delicious Black-Owned Restaurants in San Diego

By Laura Weatherbee | June 5, 2020

From Jamaican jerk to Southern soul food, vegan breakfast sandwiches and authentic East African cuisine, check out these tasty spots featuring flavors from around the world: 1. Street Car Merchants – Family-owned and operated Southern chicken joint and bar in North Park. Image via Street Car Merchants 2. Surf and Soul Spot – Soulful comfort…

Planting a Drought Resistant Lawn Part 2 – Hello New Plants

By Laura Weatherbee | May 29, 2020

A few weeks ago we shared Part 1 of our plans to replace our grass lawn with drought resistant plants. We recently moved into a new house and discovered that the sprinkler system used to water the grass was a huge waste of water. So Adam spearheaded the effort to redo our landscaping. Let’s catch…

Resources for Pregnant Mamas-to-be – How I Prepared for Childbirth

By Laura Weatherbee | May 26, 2020

Before getting pregnant, I knew very little about babies. I’d barely spent any time around them, and I’d never once changed a diaper. I didn’t really think too much about giving birth in the early stages of pregnancy, but I actually started to get pretty scared and nervous towards the end. Fortunately, everything turned out…

Planting a Drought Resistant Lawn Part 1 – Goodbye Grass

By Laura Weatherbee | May 13, 2020

We recently moved into a new home and are so excited to have our very own yard! For most of our adult lives, Adam and I have lived in apartments or shared spaces so we’ve never been responsible for maintaining a lawn before. Well we were in for a big surprise when we got our…

Hawthorn’s Birth Story – Our First Baby

By Laura Weatherbee | May 9, 2020

Me at 31 weeks pregnant. Photo by Lovers of Love Photography. It Begins For the most part, I loved being pregnant. I had dreamed of having a baby for years, and at 38 years old, I was so happy it was finally happening. But by Week 38, I was definitely ready for it to be…

Are You Wearing the Right Sunscreen?

By Adam Cunningham | April 28, 2019

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Wearing the wrong sunscreen could be lethal for you and the natural world. Chemical sunscreens leach into your body and have been found in blood, urine and breast milk. In Hawaii they have gone as far as banning certain sunscreens. The ban…

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We are Adam Cunningham and Laura Weatherbee, cofounders of Live to Sustain. We are everyday citizens who are passionate about creating a sustainable future. Our goal is to learn as much as we can about sustainability, and share that knowledge with our community. Adam works full-time in market research, and Laura is studying to become an acupuncturist. We live in sunny San Diego, California with our baby boy and two cats.

Tips for Choosing the Best Fish Oil Supplement

By Laura Weatherbee | July 27, 2020

Research shows that consuming a regular dose of fish oil can lower your risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. (Shane-McWhorter, 2018). Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids,…

Gingerhawk Construction Update – July 2020

By Laura Weatherbee | July 20, 2020

Hey friends – As you may know, a year and a half ago we purchased a 25-acre property in Washington State that we hope to transform into a beautiful rental retreat called Gingerhawk.…

What are the Benefits of Eating your Placenta?

By Laura Weatherbee | July 13, 2020

Have you heard of eating your placenta? Would you do it? Well I did. It might sound gross, but it’s really not so bad at all. Some women believe that this practice can…

Our Favorite Splendid Spoon Flavors

By Laura Weatherbee | July 6, 2020

As ambassadors of Splendid Spoon plant-based meals, we’re sharing $50 off your first order this July 2020. This is a product that we really use, and genuinely love for many reasons! First of…

Time to Hit the Reset Button

By Adam Cunningham | June 29, 2020

All of us go through ups and downs. Some days we work hard, other days we do not. Some days we feel great and other days we are exhausted. It’s important to recognize…

Cinque Vegetarian – 5 Vegan Restaurants on the Southern California Coast

By Laura Weatherbee | June 23, 2020

In Italy, the Cinque Terre is a famous string of five historic seaside villages known for their colorful charm and stunning sea vistas. While we don’t have centuries-old towns here in Southern California,…

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