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…

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…

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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.

9 Medicinal Flowers Used in Chinese Herbal Medicine

By Laura Weatherbee | July 31, 2020

While you might think of cooking herbs like rosemary and thyme when you hear about herbal medicine, Chinese herbal medicine actually refers to a wide range of substances that come from nature. These…

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…

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