The Incredible And Fascinating Story Of Nobel Prize Winner Youyou Tu

By Laura Weatherbee | December 7, 2021

The more I learn about Chinese herbal medicine, the more I am blown away by all the amazing things it can do. Many people dismiss herbal medicine as weaker and less effective than Western drugs, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Chinese herbal medicine has been used effectively for thousands of years. It…

Let’s Make San Diego The Most Bike-Friendly City In The World

By Laura Weatherbee | December 1, 2021

San Diego’s Big Biking Problem Adam was recently quoted in a news piece on bike safety reported by NBC San Diego journalist Alexis Rivas. The story highlights the dangerous biking conditions in San Diego which have resulted in 14 cyclist deaths in the county this year. Among those killed include postal worker and beloved husband…

An Unexpected Change Of Plans – We Sold Gingerhawk

By Laura Weatherbee | October 22, 2021

Hey there. It’s been awhile since we updated you on Gingerhawk, the retreat property we’ve been building in Washington State. When we last left off in May, I shared that Adam and I were spending the summer in Washington to get Gingerhawk rental ready and running smoothly. We had a brand new logo, and we…

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…

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…

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About Us

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.

Loveseat Vintage – My favorite furniture store

By Laura Weatherbee | February 6, 2018

I mentioned recently in this post that I’ve been embracing “slow design” these days. Rather than rushing around trying to create the perfect space, I’ve been taking time to let my home evolve organically.…

Just Say Yes.

By Adam Cunningham | January 21, 2018

Yesterday, Laura and I went to the Women’s March 2018. To be honest, I had no intention of going. Originally, I had plans to meet up with a friend yesterday. When those plans…

Mission explained

By Live to Sustain | January 20, 2018

We wanted to expand on our mission statement a bit in case anyone was still wondering what “Live to Sustain” is all about. ADAM: The idea was spurred on by curiosity. I asked…

All’s well when eating well… Maybe…

By Adam Cunningham | January 20, 2018

Recently, I posted this article that asks people to think a tad more about some of the day-to-day items they purchase. I mentioned that what we eat has an impact on the environment. I learned…

Its the small things. Start with Carbon Credits

By Laura Weatherbee | January 14, 2018

The past few months have been pretty crazy. Across the country we are dealing with unprecedented flooding, drought, and heat waves. Climate change is very real, and its effects are incredibly scary and…

Thrift Store Chair Makeover – Part 2: Mexican Blanket Reupholstery

By Laura Weatherbee | January 7, 2018

In Part 1 of this thrift store chair makeover project, I showed you how we refinished these chairs using all natural, eco-friendly materials. Today, in Part 2 I’ll reveal the dramatic conclusion of…

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Live with sustainability in mind. Our mission at Live to Sustain is to learn and teach sustainability. We explore subjects related to sustainability for the environment, personal sustainability and local sustainability. We take a realistic approach to sustainability. Our aim is not to divide people. We understand that everyone wants to contribute, but may not know how.