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…

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…

Gingerhawk Main House First Look

By Laura Weatherbee | October 18, 2020

After months of anticipation, we’re finally ready to give you a sneak peek into the main house at Gingerhawk. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has been under construction for over a year, and the finish line is finally in sight. The main house is basically done with a few minor fixes that our contractor…

Gingerhawk Painting Dilemma – In Search of the Perfect Moody Blue

By Laura Weatherbee | September 27, 2020

After over a year of dreaming and planning, we arrived at Gingerhawk in August to put the finishing touches on this beautiful retreat party. One of the biggest jobs left to do once we arrived was the exterior painting. Our contractor, Thad, hired an awesome painter named Oscar and his team to complete the transformation…

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…

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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.

Thrift Store Chair Makeover – Part 1: Stain and Seal

By Laura Weatherbee | January 6, 2018

When I lived in New York City, I worked as an interior designer for nearly a decade. I’m still passionate about creating beautiful spaces, but I grew frustrated with the wasteful nature of…

Wait! What did I just buy??

By Adam Cunningham | January 1, 2018

What does it really mean to be sustainable? Most of us, when we hear the word sustainability, immediately think of the environment and being eco-friendly. The truth is that sustainability is about so…

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