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…

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…

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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.

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…

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…

6 Easy and Delicious Recipes for my Favorite Baked Treats

By Laura Weatherbee | April 18, 2020

We’ve been on COVID-19 quarantine for 36 days now, and doing our best to make the most of it. Baking has been one of the activities I’ve enjoyed the most these past few…

Greenya Colada Smoothie Recipe

By Laura Weatherbee | March 22, 2020

If you hate vegetables, but love tropical cocktails, then we’ve got the perfect smoothie recipe for you to get your greens in. This delicious recipe was invented by my brother-in-law, Marco, so we…

Gingerhawk Construction Update – March 2020

By Laura Weatherbee | March 9, 2020

Hey friends – it’s been awhile since we last gave an update on the progress of Gingerhawk, our retreat property in Washington State. Progress has been a little slow over the winter months…

Life Update – What’s New in 2020

By Laura Weatherbee | February 16, 2020

Hey friends – Happy New Year! It’s a new decade, and the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese lunar calendar. We’ve been pretty quiet lately on the blog and social media…

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